Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Feltner's Whatta-burger

1410 North Arkansas, Russellville, AR - (479) 968-1410
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/14/2010 5:01:00 PM
Heading north out of Little Rock towards the Ozarks, don’t miss Feltner’s Whatta-Burger in Russellville. There are Whatta-Burgers throughout the southwest, and many are good, but we’ve never found another one as impressive as this.

The menu boasts that the burgers are “custom made,” which they are, and they are beauteous. A single is a quarter pound, served on a broad bun, and few people order one without also getting an order of crisp french fries on the side. Indeed, many people don’t merely order a single burger. They get a double or, better yet, a double-double (double meat AND double cheese). Milk shakes are available in flavors that include chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, pineapple, orange, cherry, banana, and butterscotch; a large one is at least a quart, and it is so thick that you will need a spoon in addition to a straw to consume it.

Aside from the excellent food, what’s best about this town burger joint is the service. Although you wait in line just like any franchise, you are treated with kindness by an exuberant staff of local kids who give the impression that they treasure the role they play in creating hamburger excellence.

22 out of 22 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
double burger
Single Burger
milk shake
French Fries
Fried Pie
Rate this place

Reviewers Photos [Upload Your Photos]

Feltner's burgers are a clear step or two above the typical fast-food burger.  This single with cheese also has
"Feltner's burgers are a clear step or two above the typical fast-food burger. This single with cheese also has "the works.""
Cliff Strutz





An order of fresh, crispy fries are the perfect side for a burger.
"An order of fresh, crispy fries are the perfect side for a burger."
Cliff Strutz


Desserts are limited to that Arkansas specialty, the fried pie.
"Desserts are limited to that Arkansas specialty, the fried pie."
Cliff Strutz


Feltner's has a surprisingly big menu of shake flavors available.  This cherry shake was plenty thick!
"Feltner's has a surprisingly big menu of shake flavors available. This cherry shake was plenty thick!"
Cliff Strutz


Feltner's menu board.  By the time you see it, chances are you will have already placed your order.
"Feltner's menu board. By the time you see it, chances are you will have already placed your order."
Cliff Strutz


Feltner's is famous for the quality of their service.  The instant I walked in the door, someone was there to take my order.  The young man wrote my order and name on a paper bag and my food was delivered to me in the bag moments later.
"Feltner's is famous for the quality of their service. The instant I walked in the door, someone was there to take my order. The young man wrote my order and name on a paper bag and my food was delivered to me in the bag moments later."
Cliff Strutz


The interior is decorated with hundreds of sometimes amusing, always hokey little signs like this.
"The interior is decorated with hundreds of sometimes amusing, always hokey little signs like this."
Cliff Strutz


Even from the outside, this place doesn't appear to be the typical fast-food joint.
"Even from the outside, this place doesn't appear to be the typical fast-food joint."
Cliff Strutz


Feltner's Whatta-Burger is a cut above.
"Feltner's Whatta-Burger is a cut above."
Michael Stern


Right across the street from Arkansas Tech in Russellville - a REAL burger awaits !!!
"Right across the street from Arkansas Tech in Russellville - a REAL burger awaits !!!"
Steve Taylor


One of the many small touches that make Feltner's a really cool place to hang.
"One of the many small touches that make Feltner's a really cool place to hang."
Steve Taylor



What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com