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The mantra “everything’s bigger in Texas” probably wasn’t created to describe burgers, but the juicy morsels coming off the grill at the blue burger shack known as Sparkle’s Hamburger Spot definitely fit the mold. Sure, the basic half-pound beef burger is plenty good, but delectable variations like the jalapeño, hickory bacon, or guacamole cheeseburger are worth the extra calories.

For the super-size appetite, there’s a charge of $4 to make the burgers a double.

While the burgers put this place on the map, Sparkle’s offers plenty of other options for breakfast and dinner. Tacos? Check. Wings? Oh yeah. Chicken-n-Waffles? Affirmative. Seafood platters? Well, duh. And you can order anything with a side of French fries, onion rings or tater tots.

The only thing more satisfying than the grub is its affordability. At $16, the seafood platter is the most expensive thing on the menu, with most items in the $5-$7 range.

And yes, patrons do literally drink the Kool-Aid here, along with bottled drinks, orange or apple juice or lemonade. Homemade shakes and root beer floats round out the experience.

Pro tip: one thing that any Sparkle’s regular will tell you is that calling ahead can significantly cut your wait time, as food is prepared fresh to order. During the lunch rush, that wait can last for 30 minutes or more, but outdoor seating is available if you want to pass the time on a nice day.