Burgers, rings and more
Burger Town, the name speaks for itself. It is one of the few places in Southeast Texas where you can still get a hamburger where the meat has been ground fresh and shaped into a patty that morning. They are famous for their handmade onion rings and pizza burger.
Burger Town has been a community favorite since 1961. Formerly located in Bridge City, many remember hanging out at the restaurant as teenagers. Not much, but the location, has changed since the early sixties. Bruce Self and his wife Donna bought Burger Town in 2001 and moved the building to Orangefield. The restaurant had been closed for a few years prior to them purchasing it. They may have moved and renovated the building, but everything else is the same.
“A taste from the Past,” is their logo. In keeping with that theme, the Selfs have decorated the restaurant with antiques from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. You can buy a fountain drink, or you can go old school and grab a soft drink out of a glass bottle. Not only do they serve a variety of burgers, but they also have other favorites like a Crunch Basket, which is chicken strips, curly fries, and Texas toast, super sized potatoes, with every topping imaginable, and last but not least, barbecue. You can truly find something for every member of the family without heating up your own kitchen, this summer.
If your looking for another way to beat this Southeast Texas heat, you can try a couple of scoops of Blue Bell ice cream which they serve hand dipped in jumbo waffle cones. If you really want to reminisce then try one of their malts, shakes, frostys or floats. They still hand mix each one in the same malt mixer from the original Burger Town. If that doesn’t cool you off, then you might just need one of their snow cones. They serve New Orleans Snow Wizard cones in over 30 flavors. They make their own juices and cream toppings.
Bruce Self smokes his own barbecue on site and serves each plate with his “secret sauce.”
The Selfs enjoy giving back to the community. They have catered for many fundraisers and local community activities. Students at Orangefield Elementary are rewarded with free snow cones when students earn the “A” honor roll or perfect attendance for a six weeks period.
The Selfs are currently working on a new building for Burger Town, next door to the current location, scheduled to open this upcoming winter season. It will have an actual soda bar, complete with the old swiveling style bar stools, karaoke for all of their loyal customers, and a few other surprises that will be revealed at a later date.
Burger Town is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Currently, they have a convenient drive-thru as well as a sit down restaurant. You may have to wait a few minutes for your order, but it is well worth the wait. Call 409-735-8840 for orders to go.