Classic goodtime burgers, fries, fresh lemonade, and a milkshake—to go, please! A visit to Howdy Burger on historic Route 66 will have you saying just that. They have a location inside the Mother Road Market, but the stand-alone location on 11th Street is perfect for grabbing a meal as you cruise. They don’t have a big menu, so it will be easy to choose. Their classic burgers come with 1, 2 or 3 patties and their special sauce is called Rodeo Sauce. That sauce can be pretty tasty on your fries too. This place is part of a local restaurant group, McNellie’s group. We’ve tried a few of their different concepts and I’ve liked all of them.
This location is set up more as a drive-through operation, but there is a very limited lobby. If you want to sit and chill for a while with your food, the Mother Road Market location is close by, and you can still enjoy your Howdy Burger there. Both locations are wheelchair accessible and shouldn’t be a problem for any sort of mobility disability. Even ordering from your car and picking up your order to go, is still a genuine experience for this area, so I didn’t feel like I had missed out on anything the times when we did just that. Howdy Burger was designed as a “tribute to the classic roadside burger stands that fed hungry travelers on Route 66” and I loved both the retro vibe and the food.