The sign out front of Henderson’s advertises fine food fast and they are not lying. Upon entering there is a large menu board to the right. They offer everything from fried catfish, to fried chicken, buffalo wings and the burgers. After looking things over I decided to go with the 1/2 lb super burger with cheese and a coke.
We sat down at our table and tried to keep the kids entertained. Henderson’s is a very kid friendly place and the walls are decorated with various college banners, album covers and an island theme. It is a delightful mishmash.
A few minutes later our number was called and I picked up the food. Each meal comes in a plan paper bag that was marked on the outside. The burger was wrapped in wax paper and sat on simple bun. The two beef patties were piping hot and covered with two slices of cheese. The edges were a little crisp from being cooked on a griddle. A fat tomato slice sat on top along with an onion and some lettuce. Henderson’s has been open since 1949 and their burgers have a throwback feel which I enjoyed. It was juicy, a little messy and tasted great.
The fries are large and of the crinkle cut variety. They came in a small paper tray. The ketchup comes from a pump and Mason enjoyed dipping his in a small paper cup while Jules squished her between her fingers. The ones I did manage to eat were warm and well salted.
My lunch was great and Henderson’s classic burger is well worth the short drive up to Thomasville, Georgia from Monticello or Tallahassee for that matter.
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