We’ve talked about breakfast at the 24 hour Fort Smith mainstay before, but Benson’s carries a lot more — like appetizers, plate dinners and fried things. When it comes to a burger, though — you can’t get much messier or crowded than a Big Mama Burger.
- KAT ROBINSON
- BURGER DUO: Patty Melt, Big Mama Burger at Benson's Grill
Benson’s Grill has a lot of different burgers on the menu. They’re all 1/3 pound patties on a variety of breads and with combinations of toppings. There’s a traditional cheeseburger and hamburger, and then there’s Mount Kilimanjaro ($5.39), an open faced chili cheeseburger with shredded cheese and onions. There’s also the Don’s Big Daddy ($6.39) — a half pound patty served on sourdough with Swiss cheese, bacon, mayo and vegetation, served up with chips.
There was a clanking in the back and the sound of a plate hitting the floor. The waitress hissed at the cook, “get your head out of your ass!” I think she said it louder than she intended; there was a sophomoric round of giggles that ran through the place.
You’ll find Benson’s Grill on Rogers Avenue a couple of blocks west of Greenwood. It’s open all the time and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and whatever else the cook decides to cook up. (479) 782-8181.