Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Follow up and classic post-Cheeseburger in Paradise


I blogged this morning about listening to cassettes on my way to work. This evening I popped another in and for awhile became a "parrothead" as I was listening to Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits. This inspired me to post again about the Skyway Drive in in Fairlawn, Ohio. I originally posted this July 9, 2008.

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.

Kathy and I were driving around recently 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.

6 comments:

Margaret said...

My grandmother used to call them hamburgs. This is the only other time that I've heard of that.

Mmmmm...now I want one.

dons_mind said...

know it well....great place and terrific burgs......thanks for the flashback cliff....

clean and crazy said...

i don't know about calling them the best, until you have had an "In-N-Out" double double with cheese!! this franchise is strictly in California, though i know there was one in vegas a few years back but I remember growing up their commercial stated a California tradition.. mmmm good, so I guess we both gotta try the other burgs!!
you talking about it made me think of them!!

Pat Jenkins said...

i love the drive up diners!!... i don't love jimmy buffet!!

Syd said...

I remember the drive up diners. There are still a few around this area.

Daisy said...

Well, I'm hungry now. Sounds delicious. :)