Montana May 04, 2019
The Roadside Hamburger Hut In Montana That Shouldn’t Be Passed Up
When you’re in Billings, where do you go for a nice, juicy burger? The Burger Dive is definitely a popular pick, and for good reason — their food is exceptional. But today we want to give a shout-out to Billings’ unsung hero, King’s Hat Drive-In, a tasty throwback to the old-school roadside burger stand.
King's Hat has been a South 37th Street staple for decades.
It was established in 1949, meaning it's a local favorite that spans several generations.
Even with the addition of modern conveniences, they still do things the old-fashioned way at King's Hat.
The team uses an old-fashioned slicing machine to transform pounds of peeled potatoes into thin strips to fry. Their secret sauce recipe hasn't changed in six decades.
Order a large fry and you'll get an entire pound of tasty French fries, and no one will judge you if you eat every last one.
This spot is most famous for their Flying Burger, which doesn't actually fly, despite its name.
It's called the Flying Burger because the burger machine resembles a flying saucer. The machine crimps the bread around the burger and its toppings into the restaurant's signature burger.
King's Hat also serves chicken strips, chicken and fish sandwiches, and hot dogs.
They get creative with the burgers as well, offering pizza burgers and chili burgers. Most toppings, like the bacon, are Montana-raised and grown.
Want something to sip on that isn't a soda or a shake? Order a Bee Bop or a Hot-N-Tot.
A Hot-N-Tot is a cinnamon Coke, while the Bee Bop spices up a Coke with rum flavoring.
The next time you're in Billings, give King's Hat Drive In a try.
They're open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Address: 105 South 37th Street, Billings, MT 59101
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Feeling hungry and a bit nostalgic? King’s Hat is one of many great
roadside burger stands in Montana.