Big Spring Cafe

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.

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    • 2906 Governors Drive SW
    • Huntsville AL, 35805


    Huntsville is located in the Huntsville & Decatur Area of the North Alabama Region

    Hours of Operation

    Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

    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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