Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009
Mazos: Classic Burgers, Malts and Shakes
At the intersection of 27th Street and Oklahoma Avenue, most cars head to the classic drive-in Leon’s. But another veteran of road food is located just across the street. Mazos (3146 S. 27th St.), in business since 1934 and at this location since 1948, is a cozy little diner with tables and a small counter. It is known for its burgers and real ice cream malts and milkshakes. In fact, the only other sandwich choices are a Reuben, grilled cheese and BLT. The burgers are big—Kopp’s-size big. The lean beef is ground here daily. There are just two cheese choices, American and Swiss. Onions are raw or fried. The most complicated creation is the burger supreme with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing. Many people consider this the best burger in the area. Oh, yes, a big dollop of butter comes on each burger. This veteran eatery is still beloved by its loyal customers. But go early, since Mazos closes by 7 p.m.