Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cheeseburger in Paradise


It's been said that this is one of Jimmy Buffett's favorite hamburger joints. Some say that it inspired the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise." If you live outside of northeast Ohio, you probably wonder what this is. What I am blogging about is the Skyway Drive In. there are 4 locations in Medina and Summit counties, but the one I prefer is on West Market street in Fairlawn.

Mrs74 and I were driving around this past Saturday when she had said that she was hungry and wanted a Skyway double cheeseburger. Since we were in the Montrose area, it was a short drive from there to Skyway. we went there and parked our car. A car hop shortly come to our car to take our order. Mrs74 ordered a "double cheeseburg" order of deep fried mushrooms and large iced tea. I got a "cheeseburg" onion rings, and diet Coke. Cliff Note: On their menu and their website, they call them "hamburg" and "cheeseburg."
The taste of these burgers with onions are without a doubt the best I have ever eaten. The buns are fresh baked, and the burgers are fresh made there. as far as we can tell there is maybe brown sugar in the meat to give it the unique flavor. I don't know as I cannot get the recipe online. The mushrooms and onion rings were fresh also.

The location we went to is the original and it's been there since 1952. Kathy and I went there for the first time in 1978 before we were married. If you are ever in the area I think you should give them a try if you want a real good cheeseburg. They are located at 2781 W. Market St., Fairlawn, Ohio. West Market is Ohio Rt. 18 and the restaurant is about 3 miles east of I-77.

5 comments:

WZZP said...

The family and I like to go to the one on SR 18 in Medina. My oldest thinks it is a real treat to eat in the car. Just I did when I was a kid. It was special to get Grandpa's car all greasy. A&W rocks as well in Tallmadge circle.

Pat Jenkins said...

the "cheeseburg" doesn't help the girlie figure wixy is trying to keep does it?

Daisy said...

I've never been to a Skyway, but the cheeseburgers and fried mushrooms sound great! You do what I do, Wixy, order a cheeseburger and then get a DIET coke to go with it to make up for the calories. HA! :D

Anonymous said...

I grew up there. It's the onion rings. Skyway cheeseburgs and onion rings - nothing like them. The SkyHigh is great. Always went to the Fairlawn location.

Swensons in Walhaven (Original location - Hawkins, Exchange and Market St) great burgers, too.

There used to be a place, long ago on Market not far from Swensons called Garvers. They always had these little plastic boats to serve kids their burgers and fries.

74WIXYgrad said...

Whoever you are, thanks for stopping by today. I hope I helped bring back some good memories.