What can we say? Is there a traveling foodie anywhere who could drive by this little burger hut by the side of the road and not be curious about the Hot Meals! it promises? It is an adorable little place, with barely room inside for its staff of one, Mariam Morrison, who has run it for the last dozen years (although it opened three decades ago). Dining facilities consist of a single picnic table outside.
Although it is a Burger Hut, we found the double-size Maxiburger strange, at best. Looking machine-made, it reminded us of one we might get in a less-than-wonderful cafeteria line; say, in grade school or prison. The garnishes were fresh and good, but this is not a sandwich we’ll be ordering again. On the other hand, our chili dog was excellent. A raunchy little tube steak, to be sure, but somehow such raunchiness works for the hot dog where it doesn’t for the burger. We had our served with the works, and it was a royal mess of mustard, ketchup, relish and who-knows-what-else. Ms. Morrison told us that no less a personage than the Governor of South Carolina once proclaimed this to be the best hot dog he ever ate.
To drink: soda pop, which the posted menu boasts is “chilled by the can” or tea, which the menu advises is available in one form only – sweet. And it is sweet tea, indeed!
"Here is a Morrison’s chili dog with the works. It is impossible to eat without major spillage, and we wouldn’t call it a sophisticated hot dog by any means. But it definitely scratches the itch that demands only the raunchiest of tube steaks."
"Gulp! We must say we were a little scared off by the machined edge of this burger patty. Always willing to try something at least once, we took a bite. Just one bite. That was enough."
"Owner Miriam Morrison Green is happy to pose in front of her tiny eatery."
"We can never resist a restaurant with a motto or catchphrase. There can be no doubt that Morrison’s is the smallest; whether its taste is the biggest, we’ll leave it up to you to decide."
"Mother always said that a hot meal is good for you. We’re not sure Morrison’s cuisine would please mom, but culinary adventurers will want to give it a try."
"This is all there is to Morrison’s Burger Hut. Note the single picnic table in back. "