Vicki’s Lunch Van – Montgomery, Alabama

I remember reading some blurb about Vicki’s Lunch Van a few years back, about how it was Alabama’s Best Burger. When someone affixes a title like that on a restaurant it sets a level of expectation that sometimes cannot be met. I was interested to see if it was legit.

Vicki’s was originally a permanent mobile unit until they moved to their current old school fast food type digs (a former Burger Chef building) a few years back. I bet it was quite the experience back then.

pic courtesy of Vicki’s Lunch Van

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when we walked in but there were a couple of folks in line (don’t worry it moves fast) ahead of us. It did give me some time to review the menu and decide what exactly I was going to eat.

And there it was on the menu……the Gunter Pile. What is a Gunter Pile you say? Well, the Gunter Pile is a 4 oz. Burger Patty topped with Cheese, Gravy, Crispy Onions & Grilled Onions served on a bed of Fries). This madness was good but I needed to stop as I had a 4 oz. Burger on deck also.

Gunter Pile

My wife Marcela ordered her 4 oz. all the way with Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Pickle, Onions, Mayo, Ketchup & Mustard. She was quietly enjoying her Burger when I set my sights on mine.

Marcela’s Burger with all the Fixins

The first thing I noticed about the Burger Patty was its shape (super deformed), which is a sign of good things to come. I need to compare this moment to a first kiss cause the minute my lips made contact with my Burger, I was in full infatuation mode. I put the Burger down and just stared at it, what a beauty.

Before I knew it, I was looking at a platter of Fries. No disrespect meant to the Fries but I wanted to relive that moment all over again à la Groundhog Day. My biggest regret though was not taking an extra one to go that day.

Burger w/Cheese, Pickle, Onions, Mayo, Ketchup & Mustard

Even now, I’m still daydreaming about driving through Montgomery, Alabama and stopping in at Vicki’s Lunch Van for a Burger. Wow, what a Burger.

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Vicki’s Lunch Van
2520 Fairground Rd, Montgomery, AL 36107
Montgomery, AL 36107