A few weeks ago we stopped by Big Mouth Burger Company in Emory, Texas for lunch. Our little town only has two small cafes, so we often venture out to neighboring cities when we’re in the mood for something different. Emory is only about 15-20 minutes from us in Rains County. Big Mouth Burger Co is located right in the heart of the town square, across from the county courthouse.
The dining room is bigger than it looks from the outside. A lot of warm colors and wood tones, with a great mix of antiques and cheeky decor. The sign beside the door said “Buy any two drinks, pay for both, and get two free straws.” and the sign at the bar said “We are not responsible for nap time.” Haha!
Each table had it’s own name: Cowboy’s Table, Wise Table, Chatty Table, etc. (Had to snap a picture of the “Grumpy Table.” That’s what the grandkids all [lovingly] call my Dad.) Everything was very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
We started with an order of the Mack & Cheese Bites. These were delicious! Lightly fried, not at all greasy. The insides were creamy with just a hint of heat. The noodles inside were cooked perfectly so the texture of the entire bite was spot on. The homemade in house buttermilk ranch almost stole the show though.
James ordered “The Alamo Tex Mex Burger- a 1/3 pound burger smothered in pepper jack cheese and dressed out with a layer of jalapeños, creamy guacamole, and topped off with fresh lettuce, tomato, and onions on a one of a kind jalapeño bun.”
All of the Tex Mex Burgers come with a side of chips and salsa, though the salsa was not my favorite. The buns are from a local bakery and SO good.
I, of course, got a plain cheeseburger. It was legit one of the best burgers I’ve had. Well seasoned, perfectly cooked, and the bun just makes it. The fries were also great- light and crispy.
Ended the meal with one of their cherry fried pies. These were very light and packed full of fruit filling. Usually when I go for something like this I want there to be a little more crust because that’s my favorite part, but these were great. The outside is dusted in granulated sugar- one of my favorite baking secrets.
Overall, I give Big Mouth Burger Company five stars. (My FIRST “five star” restaurant review since we’ve moved here to the Farmette!) We will definitely be back- James can’t wait to try out some of their other Tex Mex Burgers like “The Wild, Wild West” (BBQ sauce, bacon, deep fried jalapeños) or “The Southwest Chili Crunch” (burger meets Frito chili pie… OMG). If burgers aren’t your thing, they also serve up a variety of signature sandwiches with homemade potato chips. If you’re visiting Canton for the First Monday Trade Days this little hole-in-the-wall burger joint is well worth the slight detour!
Be sure to check out their Facebook page for hours- they are a little untraditional.