Tue
Jul 8 2008
10:07:am

Looking for a drive-in more authentic than Sonic and a burger better than Five Guys and ice cream better than Marble Slab with prices none of those other places can beat?

Check out Amburn's Hum-Dinger Drive-in at 1540 East Broadway Ave. in Maryville (near the Five Points Roundabout).

An institution since 1957, Hum-Dinger has probably the best burgers and shakes you will find in Blount Co. The onion rings are proper, too, with a light batter and actual rings of onion (unlike those frozen, chopped onion fakes they serve at some places). Best chocolate malt I've had in a while, too. Highly recommended, but not on a regular basis if you are watching your cholesterol.

More photos after the jump...


Hot rods and hamburgers


Friendly curb service


Sign: "Tipping Your Car Hop is Greatly Appreciated"


Be sure to ask your server about the daily specials


Sandwiches and dinners (check out the prices!)
Note: the difference between a Grilled Cheese and a Plain
Grilled Cheese is that the Plain Grilled Cheese comes minus
lettuce and tomato.


Sides and more (What's a Frito Pie? Is that like a Petro?)


The best part


The neon lights of Sno Biz


Hybrid parking in the rear

Burger on rye. It was

Burger on rye. It was wonderful. Great ice cream. Aahhh, a malt. Couldn't decide between a Coke float or ice cream cone, the cone won. Next time, Coke float.

Dear Bizgrrl

for the first time since our initial acquaintance I feel compelled to challenge a statement you have made.

Your statements of "Burger on rye" and "aahh, a malt" and ending with "ice cream cone" imply you actually ate those items.... ALL of those items. All of those items in their entirety and all within one single visit.

No way could you have eaten all of that. Now fess up and at least tell me the pupster had a generous sampling :-)

You're right. I didn't eat

You're right. I didn't eat all of my burger, I had just a little of the malt, then the ice cream. I did have onion rings! I didn't give the pupster any of my food. She's on a strict diet. Although, Randy did give her two tiny bites of burger/bread.

Prior to her strict diet, the pupster has had plenty of MacDonalds plain burgers, my Ruby Tuesday burger once, Randy's chicken sandwich, and more.

You asked what a Frito Pie was...

And they can be vegetarian too!

Frito Pie

Frito Pie

* 3 cups Fritos corn chips
* 3/4 cup chopped onion
* 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
* 2-1/2 cups chili (your favorite -- homemade, canned, whatever)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish. Sprinkle half the onion and half the cheese over the Fritos. Pour the chili over the onion and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.

Bake for 15 or 20 minutes and cheese is bubbly. Serve hot.

(link...)

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Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a

Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish. Sprinkle half the onion and half the cheese over the Fritos. Pour the chili over the onion and essay cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.

The procedure seems right but the picture was a bit unreliable lol.

Where's Denise?????

What happened to Denise?!!!!!! We miss you honey!! Things at the Humdinger just isn't the same. Food is ok but lacks your touch.

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