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Fargo’s Drive-Thru

Honestly, fast food is my life. It’s not the healthiest of choices, but as a single dude who is incredibly lazy to cook, I’ve discovered the delicate balance of eating out practically every day, while maintaining a decent weight and adding in the various fruits and veggies needed for a “balanced” diet.

But this post isn’t about how to live like me and maintain a decent weight, this post is about my favorite burger joint in my adopted home of Southern Utah — Fargo’s Drive-Thru.

Oh, and as I’m writing this, I’m just finishing up my Kiddie Cone, the ultimate in bite-sized ice cream eating.

This place has it all: great food, reasonable prices and an environment that I throughly enjoying being around. I can’t make a trip that side of town without making a stop in at the joint. So basically, every time Snow Canyon is playing a sport and I have time, I’ll be at Fargo’s before the game eating one of its quality food items.

So what makes this place so special that I am willing to go out of my way to eat a burger that I could grab at one of many similar places? First off, the owner, Jeff Fargo, is far from a faceless owner. If you’ve been in the place more than once, it is quite possible that you have met him.

Second, the prices are great. Jeff doesn’t particularly enjoy counting pennies, so he conveniently made his meal deals a nice even number. The combos range from $3.50 to $8.25, and there is a combo deal for every size appetite.

The menu is pretty expansive. Aside from burgers, you can get hot dogs, corn dogs, hot pastrami sandwiches and chicken sandwiches. You can also add more toppings to burgers such as tomatos, grilled oninons, sauerkraut, jalapenos, applewood bacon, shredded pastrami and american, swiss or pepperjack cheese.

The french fries are good, but if those aren’t your thing, you can always try onion rings, sweet potato fries, Fargo fries (described as “lightly friend english piccadilly chips”) and, my personal obsession, tater tots.

My favorite item is relatively new and Jeff sent me a message on Facebook just to inform me that he added it to the menu: bacon-wrapped corn dogs. It was expertly executed and tasted great when I finally got to bite into one. The bacon compliments the breading and hot dogs are always awesome, and the price couldn’t get any better. I got a bacon-wrapped corn dog, tots and a drink for less than $5. If that isn’t a deal, then I don’t know what is.

So why am I writing about Fargo’s on my blog? Well, the reason is because I have a feeling that when November comes rolling around and I embark on my NaNoWriMo project that Fargo’s will be one of my many locations that I will be writing my novel from. It has free Wi-Fi and I can have an endless supply of caffeine in the form of diet Dr. Pepper and when I need food, I can run and grab a small order of tots.


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