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The Hill
December 16th, 2010 by Joemoney

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The Hill
http://www.thehillrestaurant.com/
758 West Main Street
Bellville, TX 77418 (map)

Jack and Jill went up the Hill –

Texas hill country. People love it!  There is not much other than ranches, bed and breakfasts, antique shopping, and more ranches. The dramatic green hills and valleys play a stark contrast to the unending flatness of most of Texas. While passing through after a weekend of camping in La Grange, I was heading back to Houston through the back roads of this remarkably beautiful part of this state when I came across a Burger Tyme dream! In the small town of Bellville, TX across from the Boot and Saddle Repair is The Hill, an authentic, old fashioned burger joint. Not some new chain made up to look old, this was the genuine article. Being that we were on our way back from camping and had spent the previous 24 hours eating poorly cooked and poorly seasoned campfire food, it was rather easy to convince the ten other people I was camping with to stop for a hill country Burger Tyme. We all filed in to the small entry area to place our order. The menu was surprisingly vast. There was more than 20 burger variations ranging from the traditional single, double, and triple cheeseburgers, to chili burgers, to patty melts. They even had the traditional shake and malt options. It did not take long to come to an ordering conclusion.

A burger that is set upon a Hill –

I settled in on the Hill cheeseburger with added grilled onions a side of TATER TOTS (of course) and a chocolate shake. Once you place your order they hand you the little ticket stub with your number on it. While people were working feverishly behind the counter filling orders I went to find a seat. The seating area was decorated with what is most likely authentic 1950’s memorabilia. This place was pretty busy for 2pm on a Saturday, so I opted to sit outside. The wait was a brief 5-10 minutes ant the weather was nice so I didn’t mind. My order was brought out and I have to say, the sight left much to be desired. The $4 burger didn’t look bad but the patty was small-ish, perhaps a 1/4lb. The $2.10 tater tots had maybe a total of eight. The $3 milkshake was small, and had visible ice bits of ice in it. Never the less, I was very hungry and hopeful that the flavors would win me over. As I bit in to the burger, I found it to be just as my eyes said it would be. The patty was too thin to be juicy and too small to add any real flavor to the burger. The veggies were equally average, shredded ice-burg and a thin slice of tomato. The grilled onions were plentiful though. The best aspect of the burger was the bun. Not that it was any more than the average store bought white bun, but it perfectly buttered and toasted. It gave a nice chewy crunch to the burger.The tots were nothing special but the fact that there were so few was disappointing. The milkshake was by far the most disappointing. For the price and the number of years this place has been making milkshakes I expected at the very least there would not be ice in the milkshake. Sadly, there was.

The Wrap It Up-

Well, I had hoped to have stumbled upon one of burgerdoms undiscovered secrets. What I found was a classic burger joint, surviving the decades deep in Texas hill country. They obviously have been successful doing there version of burgers for some time. I will chalk up my experience as an exception rather than the rule at The Hill. If I did have one suggestion however: Allow milkshakes to be added to combos! A burger, fries, and tots combo is only $5.45 but since you cannot add it My meal was purchased a la carte totaling $9! That is ridiculous for this type of burger place. If you hang your hat on making classic burgers you cannot charge gourmet prices. All in all, in the unlikely event of me ever being in Bellville, TX again I would not hesitate to get a burger here, however, this might be slightly influenced by the fact that I would have no other choice.


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