Blount’s Best (Specialty) Burger



When Stephen Hill changed his menu at Stephen’s Diner in 2015, he added the Southwest Burger. Two years later, the Southwest Burger has won the title of Best Specialty Burger in The Blount Countian’s Best Burger Contest.

Here’s the 411 (OK, information)…an 8-ounce patty (that’s half a pound) of ground chuck, slices of American and Swiss cheese, grilled onions and jalapeños with homemade barbecue sauce, all between a soft, toasted bun. It’s a flavor explosion with a snappy kick of jalapeño at the end. It comes with a side of choice – onion rings, fries or homemade chips – and it’s just $6.99 plus tax.

Located on U.S. 231 in Oneonta, Stephen’s Diner is open Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For carry-out orders, phone 625-3003.

The Southwest beat out some stiff competition, namely the bacon cheeseburger from D&R Barbecue (south of Locust Fork on Ala 79), and it’s definitely a worthy champion.

Stephen says he normally sells about four or five Southwest Burgers per day – as opposed to say 25 to 30 regular burgers – but by Monday perhaps word had gotten out…he sold 20.

Alright, it’s a little corny but…you better get ’em while they’re hot.