Dinner Bell Has "Best Burger" in Readers' Choice Awards

Owner Jina Smedley proudly displays last's years Reader's Choice Award for Washington County's "Best Burger."

The longevity of The Dinner Bell Restaurant is outstanding!

The business has had several owners since its origin around 1908, and it goes on preparing good food to this day.

At one time, the establishment was called the Blues Cafeteria.

It received Reader’s Choice awards in 2016 and 2023 for the "Best Burger."

When asked what makes the burger so good, owner Jina Smedley replied,” It’s the seasoned grill. The gas grill is at least sixty years old.” The business has been in her family since August 2001.

The award-winning burger “the best seller” is $1.39 for a single.

Another favorite is the “The Mess,” a breakfast dish with two eggs served on top of shredded hashbrowns or home fries with onions, bacon and sausage, covered with country gravy. This is priced at $8.49.

The Dinner Bell is open 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

All winners of the 2023 Readers' Choice Awards will be announced soon.

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