Wimpy’s Grill

On the corner of Hillsborough Road and Hicks Street
(919) 286-4380

Wimpy’s is a small little take away almost in the middle of nowhere, in a town that’s quite in the middle of nowhere itself. They specialize in old fashioned style hot dogs and hamburgers, and one of their burgers, the Garbage Burger, was featured on one episode of Man vs Food. The Garbage Burger is a burger monstrosity, with more beef and cheese and toppings and thus, fats, than one should ever consume in a week, which sounds just perfect if you ask me.


We didn’t order the Garbage Burger, going for a far more sensible option, and built our own burger. We had a cheeseburger with some classic toppings like onions, lettuce, and of course, bacon. The burger was absolutely delicious. There was nothing wimpy about the burger. The beef patty was nicely marinated and it was a beautiful, sloppy creation. I could eat this all day if I had unlimited calories to spare.

We got for ourselves a small side of French Fries, and they were one of the best fries we’ve ever had. Clearly, they don’t conform to our modern day expectations of the way healthier food should be prepared, since they probably use animal fat to fry their fries in, but oh boy were they tasty.

This place is extremely popular among locals, and among students at Duke University. You’ll definitely need a car to get there, and a very good reason to be in the neighborhood in the first place, but when you do, you’ll definitely be blown away by their awesome burgers and fries.

Service: NA
Food: 7/10

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