These are the places I instantly love. Out of the way. Found it by accident. Fantastic food. Great location with a friendly staff. Since the extraction of all things Johnny Rockets here in the DFW, I am left without a cool 50’s diner burger joint. I loved Johnny Rockets and was certain that there would never be anything even close.
I like being WRONG. Sometimes. Okay this time.
Hunky’s (this location is in the Bishop Arts District) is a full-on-throwback-shakes-and-burgers-joint. I love it!
You can see just from the picture alone, that this place is clean, classy, and put together well. I walk in the place and the counter help is already smiling and quickly asks if I had been there before. I look around and see milkshake machines, a soda fountain, and a cooler with bottle specialty sodas (which is awesome following the demise of the Soda Gallery).
They take me through the menu, and I am seated and within minutes I had a hot and juicy cheeseburger and some thick fries. Each bite and sip of a creamy and dense chocolate malt was eating away at the memories of heartbreak at the loss of Johnny Rockets.
I have found a new love and it’s HUNKY’s!
In a weird sort of way it’s kind of strategically located in the BISH area. It’s at the end of the street. So after a few hours of strolling in and out of cool shops, it’s a great place to hit last and relax with good food. OR…OR… you can start the day off with a burger and malt…and then walk it off through the streets of the BISH. Either way – it’s a good day!