When someone asks me where the best greasy burgers are in town, I immediately tell people about Bill’s Grill. When the ultimate Texas delicacies, frito pie and breakfast tacos are also asked about, I send them to the same place.
Bill’s Grill is family owned and operated. The owner is there almost daily and knows many of the regulars on a first name basis. He has certain rules, like no dogs with you, even outside, unless they’re service animals, for he doesn’t want someone accidentally bitten on his property; and no alcohol consumption on property because it is a family-focused environment. He also has a heart. I’ve seen him console one of the “old-timers” as his wife was rushed to the hospital due to a diabetic issue. This touched me to the core, because you don’t see owners care like that nowadays. He’s also a jokester. I have iodine allergies, and I told him if one of his cooks messed up with the fryers, I’d have an allergic reaction. His response was that he was making sure I ate healthier.
The owner’s sister is normally seen on the grill. Never have I seen someone with such a success rate. She tosses the patties and other food from fridge to grill, rarely missing. She missed her calling in professional ball. She is a sweet lady, and pays attention to her customer’s needs.
Lastly in the family affair is Momma, the owner’s mother. This woman is one of the best people I’ve ever had the honor of meeting. She’ll give you the shirt off her back, just like her children, if you do her right. If you do her wrong, she’s got a bat, and knows how to use it. She might be the one person I miss the most from being a regular customer.
There used to be more than one Bill’s Grill, and by-golly, the others are terribly missed by many of us that love the place. If you have the opportunity, swing in, off the beaten path, to a restaurant with an open kitchen and personality that’ll keep you coming back!