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Hudson's Classic Grill

1770 N. Lee Trevino
El Paso, TX
(915) 595-2769

Note: This review was written for the former location of the restaurant at 8041 N. Mesa Street, which is now closed.

Although Hudson's Classic Grill's operation does not go back as far as the 1950's, it tries to recapture the spirit and the food of the typical 1950's style restaurant, complete with a soda fountain. I understand that Hudson's is actually a chain, although it operates mainly in Texas. Since it specializes in hamburgers, french fries, and milk shakes, operating as a chain is probably sufficient to deliver the desired results.

Because the American beef industry is not operated as it was in the 1950's, when cattle were mostly raised on family farms and giant feedlots were virtually nonexistent, I do not have a great desire to eat ground beef, a staple in America's diet of a half century ago. Sometimes I do succumb to the desire to include beef as a source of protein, as I did when I ordered the Hot Roast Beef Sandwich at Hudson's. According to the waitress this was one of Hudson's better offerings, but I was not particularly impressed with the white bread, somewhat tough meat that was not my idea of good roast beef, and the mediocre gravy. The least desirable part, though, was the mashed potatoes that tasted like instant potatoes that had not been thoroughly mixed with the other ingredients.

The Vanilla Milk Shake I ordered tasted like it was made with pretty ordinary ingredients, and was neither the best nor the worst one I have tried. Considering all the sugar and calories that are contained in a shake, I would say the flavor was not good enough to offset all the negative effects of it.

I do not know how this fits into the 1950's theme, but Hudson's has a full bar that seemed to be more popular than the restaurant.



Cuisine: American & Hamburgers
Cost: $$
Hours: Open Daily
Smoking: No Smoking
Alcohol: Full Bar

Most Recent Visit
Jul. 20, 2006

Number of Visits: 3

Best Item
Milk Shake

Special Ratings
Hot Roast Beef Sandwich:
Milk Shake: