It was a little too chilly to sit outside on the early March afternoon we visited Pops Burger Stand in Waxahachie, our favorite place to dine and watch as cars drive down the main drag under the shadow of the Ellis County Courthouse. We claimed the only open table inside, and jumped in the respectable line to order our food.
Since discovering Pops last summer, it’s one of my favorite burger stops. It’s not too big, and has a good “locals-eat-here” kind of comfort. While we stand in line, we’re busy looking at all the 50’s memorabilia on the walls. A similar era of music plays, just loud enough to make you raise your voice a little when I place our order for burgers, home made french fries and hand battered onion rings, and of course, their original recipe root beer, served in a frosted mug. The menu also reflects the motorhead feel of the place, with burgers such as the Vzoom and El Camino. On our last visit, I ordered the fried jalapenos, and they too are hand-battered wonderfulness. We’re slowly working our way through their long-list of shakes, also, but it’s a little too chilly today. The fried pies tempt me, but I promised my daughter we would walk around the corner after we eat to get a cupcake from Bittersweet Bakery after lunch.
Thursday Night Cruise-Ins
Each Thursday Night, Pops host a fun Cruise-In. If you love old cars, this is the place to see them, as the parking is filled with fun, classic cars!
Before I order, they warn us that it’s about a 20 minute wait, but I assure them we don’t mind. I keep a deck of Uno cards in my bag for just such a wait, but the foods out before we finish our first hand, and I was quick to put away my losing hand.
My 9-year-old ordered the kids meal chicken strips, which is a huge plate, and only one chicken strip short of the regular strip meal. Both he and my daughter love their fries, and everything comes with a side of ranch.
Whimsical decor abounds, such as the tv screen placed inside an old car window! You can see reminders that it was once an old bank building in the ladies room, where the drive-thru window and cash box still sit.
A view of the patio of Pops on a sunnier day, from their facebook page. I wish the patio was a little more enclosed for little kids, as it’s right next to the parking lot and on a busy street.
Once finished, we took a short walk around the block to do some window shopping, and visit the Bittersweet Bakery, as promised, where we picked up one of their amazing vanilla + sugar cupcakes! They also make wedding cakes, and it’s was fun to peek at one being picked up. Click HERE to visit their website.
Afterwards, we stepped inside The Shop, something of a motorcycle boutique, to browse their shirts and pet the friendly pup who resides there. Click HERE to visit their website.
On a slightly warmer day, we would have left our car and made the quick 3 minute walk through downtown to Mosaic Madness, or possibly a longer one stopping in various antique and boutique shops along the way, but a small threat of rain made us think otherwise. Click HERE to read more about this fun, make your own art stop!
For more information on Downtown Waxahachie, the shops and the love story told in gargoyles on the Ellis County Courthouse, click HERE to visit the Waxahachie Downtown website.
Know Before You Go
There is FREE parking in front, on the side, down the street, etc.
Things To Do in Waxahachie
Larken Farms offers a You-Pick Peach and Plum orchard. Click HERE to read more.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is open each April – May, and fun for the entire family! Click HERE to read more.
Bethlehem Revisited bring the nativity story to life every December! Click HERE to read more.
If you have an RV, check out Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center, which offers overnight and longer RV stays. You’ll need a background check to stay there, but so will everyone else. Click HERE to read more.
Pops Burger Srand
107 S. Monroe St. Waxahachie
Click HERE to visit their facebook page.
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