Grandstanz – Calhoun, Georgia

Sometimes I need just a little arm twisting to do things. We had stopped for some gas in Calhoun on the way to our All About The Burger book signing road trip first stop in Kentucky. I noticed this farmhouse building right next door to the gas station we’re at with a billboard that says “Ain’t No Better Biscuit Burger or Fries.” My wife Marcela and I had just eaten at Mac’s Drive-Thru in Gainesville and even though it seems like a slam dunk I opt out. Marcela on the other hand is the voice of burger reason. She says we’re here now and we should give it a try. She was right.

There is a drive-thru but we head inside to share a burger and anything else that might be interesting. The inside isn’t large and probably seats about 20 folks with the majority of the seats lining the windows with a counter. Grilled Dawg with homemade Slaw & Chili and a Pimento Cheese Burger with fresh cut fries. We agree to split everything but she ends up going heavy on the dawg while I become enamored with the burger.

The dawg is grilled then topped with onions, brown mustard, homemade slaw and chili. It’s a beautiful little ditty that tastes just as a great but Pimento cheese and I were separated at birth. At first I thought they had served me a plain burger. It comes partially wrapped and ready to eat. When I picked up the heavier than I thought sandwich I gave it a squeeze and out came the Pimento. Marcela only wanted one bite which meant I could hoard the rest. The burger itself tastes like all the great ones that I’ve had in small towns where the beef is locally sourced from somewhere nearby.

One last thing, the fresh cuts are a must order. There is a chili and cheese version of the fries that must be out of this world.

I hope to stop here again someday but the next time I’ll come “hungry.”

Menu Board

Grandstanz Menu in Calhoun, Georgia

Grandstanz Menu (click to enlarge)

Grilled Dawg with homemade Slaw & Chili

Fresh cut Fries and wrapped Burger

Burger closeup


Important Signage

Facebook: Grandstanz
1052 Red Bud Rd NE
Calhoun, GA 30701