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Big Spring Cafe

Big Spring Café opened in a railroad boxcar in 1928 and is the oldest restaurant in Huntsville. It's changed locations and owners a handful of times, but customers can still get a cheeseburger and fries for less than $5. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chili and onion rings.
2906 Governors Drive SW Huntsville, AL 35805
256 539-9994
Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.
Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

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  • 2906 Governors Drive SW
  • Huntsville, AL 35805
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One of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

Chili Burger

Big Spring Cafe may be the oldest restaurant in Huntsville – it opened in a railroad boxcar in 1928 – but this menu item never gets old: the chili burger. This popular dish is cooked on a flat grill to give a great sear to the meat, then topped with the cafe's special house chili (made fresh daily since the cafe opened). The burger comes on a square bun with mustard, onion and cheese, pressed just before serving. As one fan stated, these may not be the healthiest burgers around, but they sure are the tastiest!

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