Editor’s Note: Back in 2008 Gordies Hamburger was reviewed in a post with Hearth Cafe. In an effort to help you make more informed dining choices we’ve moved Gordies to its own post.
CONTRIBUTED BY SUZY
Gordies Hamburger is a quaint little Hamburger joint which is run by a really sweet married couple. They have owned the establishment now for 4 months and it looks like they’ll be around for a long time to come. Their slogan is “Gordies Hamburger, Homemade in Sinserity” and they stay true to this.
Parking is available on the street and they have four tables inside the restaurant, two corner booth seats, a bar that seats about five, and they have a few tables outside as well. The decor reminds me of that at the Cactus Eatrip Cafe with lots of cute little tables (my favorite being the converted school desk), and exposed/ painted rustic walls that have been cleverly half torn down.
Their menu is kept simple and contains what they make best. My husband and I ordered two BLT burgers with cheese that were outrageously gooey and good. The burgers had the basic lettuce, tomatoes, and onions on them and were served on a soft roll. However the condiments were what surprised us. They each had ketchup, mayo, brown mustard, and their own homemade barbecue sauce on them. I’m normally a ketchup only kind of gal but the flavors were perfect! Our burgers (and all the other sets there) came with seasoned potato wedges, a light vegetable soup with bacon in it, and a pickle.
We also ordered some onion rings that were hand dipped and fabulous. My daughter being the two year old that she is, wanted only chicken nuggets and wouldn’t even try the hot dog that we also ordered her but that was good too. The prices were also pretty darned shocking here. I would have expected to pay a lot more for what we ordered. Their hours are from 11:00-10.00 p.m. every day but Thursday when they’re closed. I’m going to list their menu below so you can really get a good idea of what they have and their prices…
Hamburger set 600 Y Cheeseburger set 680 Y Teriyaki burger set 680 Y BLT burger set 700 Y (cheese is an extra 100 Y) BBQ Chicken burger (grilled chicken sandwich) set 700Y Hot dog set 550Y (includes sauerkraut, ketchup, and mustard) Chicken nuggets (a la cart) 300Y Fries or Onion Rings 300 Y Drinks (fountain and juice) 250-300Y Beer 500-700Y (Orion, Corona, Heineken, Miller Lite, Coors, and Guinness)
If you get a chance to swing through Gordies, you’ll be more than satisfied. Nothing makes me happier than to be able to enjoy a good burger, a Corona with a lime (that is, when I’m not pregnant), while listening to some good old Otis Redding playing in the background. I hope you guys love this place as much as we do.
Directions from Kadena Gate 1:
Take a left outside gate 1 onto 58 and take an immediate right at your first light (this will be the road that takes you by Pizza Inn, U-Time, and GI Bill Pay). Take this road all the way down to the Sunabe Sea Wall until the road dead ends at the wall. Take a right at the wall and follow the road until the paved road turns into a dirt road; take a right on the adjacent paved road and follow this road about a half a mile up past a playground on your left and a baseball field on your right. You’ll then see a sign for Gordies on the right hand side.