Jiffy Burger - Smith Center, Kansas
Jiffy Burger in Smith Center, Kansas is a 1950's themed Restaurant which is known for its cheese balls and soft serve ice cream. It was opened by sisters in 1983, but is set up like an old style hamburger stand. One of the sisters, and her daughter, continue to operate the restaurant today. You can order at the outside window or or at a counter, just inside the door.
The dinning room is decorated with wall displays devoted to 1950's stars. Nearly half of the restaurant is devoted to Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. The James Dean display has some striking photos.
Nearly half of the menu is ice cream dishes and there is a long list of sandwiches and 8 "baskets." There are 20 side dishes and we tried the fried cheese curds, chicken gizzards, French fires and onion petals. All were good, though none stood out as outstanding. The gizzards were a little too tough. My favorite dish was the double Swiss mushroom burger. Even though it was two patties, it wasn't that large by modern standards, but it was very good. I wish I lived close enough to visit Jiffy Burger more often.
Jiffy Burger is open 7 days a week.
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