Shell Knob had another restaurant bite the dust this week. Popular with summer Table Rock lake visitors, Stumpy Burger was known for it's excellent burgers.
These burgers reminded people of the old fashioned greasy grilled cheezeburgers of ages past. That was when even the bun was grilled and crisp with grease. A single cheezeburger was quite filling for most and it took a really huge appetite to do away with a double!
Sadly, it is difficult for merchants to survive and make a living with a town where the year round population in Shell Knob is less than 1,500. In a retirement, lake environment, the summer visitors are needed to provide the income. In 2008, spring and summer was a disaster due to lake flooding and high gas prices.
Stumpy Burger is moving to Provo, Utah and will reestablish at the Shops At The River Woods. Don and Sheri will offer Ozark visitors a free meal until July 30, 2009.
Shell Knob is sorry to see them go. We'll miss those burgers.
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