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I've talked extensively about Wes Hall's Minute Man Restaurants before. The chain, which started in downtown Little Rock in 1948, was once a very big deal with locations all over the place. Today, the final location still operates in downtown El Dorado.
We made the Minute Man our first lunch stop on our trip. When you pull up and open the car door, the scent of hamburgers broiling over a charcoal grill will hit you like a brick. It's like walking up to a backyard barbecue. The whole neighborhood has this essence over it.
It took more than 20 minutes for us to reach the head of the line to order. A lady in line asked me about my camera lens. Hunter flirted. The scent of those burgers grilling had stirred up an appetite for both of us.
The cheese dip isn't all that thick, but it's fine with the thick round tortilla chips. I dipped my fries in it and that was pretty good. It's a yellow American cheese dip, very smooth and with a little seasoning.
Me? The Big M tempted me, as did the Hickory Burger, but I ended up choosing a Salad Burger. This is a burger that
We took our time but eventually had to get up and go to our next destination, the South Arkansas Arboretum. I think I'd eat pretty regularly at a Minute Man if it was brought back in Little Rock. I'm glad I still have a chance to enjoy those old flavors, even if it does require a drive to El Dorado.
318 West Main Street
El Dorado, AR 71730