Hit the Road to Hwy 55 in Oakville
Pictures of Elvis, paintings of Marilyn Monroe and various hangings, including that of the Flintstones adorn the walls. The decor can best be described as charismatic, with bold wall colours and eye-catching seating. Doesn’t sound like your regular burger joint? That’s because it’s not. This can only be found at Hwy 55 in Oakville, located at 548 Trafalgar Road.
Bright, spacious and lively are a just a few adjectives to describe this funky, 50s themed diner. With such interesting decor one is tempted to read all the signs and hangings. Don’t get too distracted to read the menu instead though, which offers diner classics like burgers, fries, onion rings, cheese steaks, sandwiches, and wings, and that’s just naming a few things.
One of their popular items is the John Boy and Billy BBQ Bacon Burger ($8.69) – how is that for a tongue twister!? This mouth-watering burger is topped with chili, halal beef strips (i.e. bacon), mustard, cheese and a crispy onion ring along and dressed with the special John Boy and Billy’s Grillin’ sauce. Who knew that an ordinary ring could transform a burger? Be ready to be pleasantly surprised. This is a messy burger to eat, so use both hands and grab a few napkins.
The Beef Cheesesteak ($9.49) is also a popular menu offering. Loaded (and we mean loaded) with sliced steak, sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers and onions topped with melted cheese, the cheese steak is served on a steamed hoagie bun. Given the size of the cheese steak you may want to share the calories! In fact, it is so big that it comes with a knife and fork to help you eat it. This is what we call classic American diner food.
There are various sides you can order, ranging from french fries, gravy fries, onion rings and chili cheese fries. It’s hard to choose just one side because they all compliment the burgers so well. The Gravy Fries ($3.79) are good change from regular poutine. It may come as a surprise to us Canadians but fries and gravy are epic even without the cheese. The gravy is smothered on top of the fries, so you’re not to miss even a touch of gravy in each bite.
What’s a meal without dessert? Hwy 55 has a variety of drool-worthy frozen custard creations. Frozen custard is similar to ice cream but it is smoother, creamier, and in our opinion, dreamier. The choice is tough but it is all yours: scooped frozen custard in vanilla or flavour of the day, concretes, sundaes and/or shakes and floats. There are loads of toppings to choose from, including brownie bits, cookie dough and snickers to name a few. If the choice overwhelms you, try the Vanilla Frozen Custard ($2.19).
Hwy 55 offers a true diner experience and offers burgers, fries and shakes with a spin. Next time you’re in the area, drop by and be ready to be taken back in time.
Meat Source: Beef is from Wolverine Packaging Co. and chicken is from Sargent Farms, all hand slaughtered sources.
Sadia and Nadia are sisters who have a passion for halal food. Their hobbies include spending their hard-earned money at new restaurants, trying different cuisines, and instagramming pictures of food. Sadia loves to cook and bake while Nadia enjoys eating only. They run the Halal Food Enthusiasts blog where they share their food adventures and recipes.
548 Trafalgar Road, Oakville