Vicki’s Lunch Van – Montgomery, Alabama

Vicki's Lunch Van was originally housed in a trailer and then moved to an old Burger Chef building. What an upgrade!

A few years back I remember reading some blurb about Vicki’s Lunch Van in Montgomery, 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
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2520 Fairground Rd, Montgomery, AL 36107
Montgomery, AL 36107

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