It's easy, good and there is no special handshake required. You just walk in, find a table, order your food, pay at the counter (with CASH) and are on your way.
Located in Montrose, this restaurant has giant garage doors, plywood floors, Food Network photos on the wall and is jam packed with customers.
If you read their mission statement, you'll pretty much know what to expect...
Lankford Grocery Mission Statement:
"We have nothing small, nothing healthy, and nothing fast. We never give you a check, but that does not mean its free. You pay at the register as you leave. If you do not have 30 minutes to spend, you should try us another day. We have great food, but its not fast food. Everything is made to order just like you like it!"
Lunch at Lankford:
We went on a weekday and were greeted by the kindest staff we've found in Houston. Sometimes the locals-only spots are a little rough with newcomers... but not Lankford Grocery.
The staff told us to find any table, the waitress took our order quickly and was the nicest person we met all day. Families, businesses men and women, couples, locals... everyone was treated well.
The burgers came out quickly... and these are 2-hand-burgers. Giant, cut-in-half... or don't-put-down-once-you-start-or-you-may-not-get-it-back-together kind of burgers.
Even the Veggie Burger, which always runs the risk of being boring, is covered in vegetables and cheese.
Address: 88 Dennis Street, Houston, TX 77006