Poppa Burger, located at 1622 N. Main, has been in the burger business for over 50 years. A Northside institution, this quaint walk-up is more than just a burger stand. Poppa Burger has an expansive menu, dishing up fried chicken, tortas, shrimp baskets, grilled cheese, hot dogs and breakfast tacos in addition to burgers and fries. They serve food around the clock, rain or shine, even on holidays.
It’s the kind of place that engenders a loyal following. Many of their customers have been coming to Poppa Burger for years, decades even, introducing the place to their children and grandchildren. Regular customers have become good friends, watching the owner’s children grow up and eventually work at the stand.
People who’ve moved away from the area still come back for familiar faces and comforting food. And the fries. Poppa Burger makes them thin and crispy with just the right amount of salt.
Food isn’t the only thing on the menu. The stand has been the setting for many budding relationships, with one generation after another flirting over their burgers. It’s not unusual to find a family reunion honoring the anniversary of a couple who met at Poppa Burger years ago.
Poppa Burger features plenty of outdoor, covered seating that’s perfect for a breezy lunch or late night meal. The establishment is cash only, so leave the credit card at home.