Home of the Loose Meat Burger: The Vintage Maid-Rite Diner in Greenville, Ohio

Maid-Rite Diner

Set in middle-of-nowhere-Ohio, there’s not much reason to visit Greenville. Yet, I not only found myself there earlier this week, but also contemplating a return for one of Maid-Rite’s famous “loose meat” burgers (more on that in a minute).

Home of the Loose Meat Burger: The Vintage Maid-Rite Diner in Greenville, Ohio | Thought & Sight

Maid-Rite is a small mid-western diner chain that’s been around since 1926. Greenville’s cute vintage Maid-Rite burger shop was opened in 1934, and probably last renovated in the 70s. While it doesn’t have that 50s diner feel, there’s a nice, cozy, small-town vibe.

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Maid-Rite’s specialty is their loose-meat sandwiches, like the Cheese-Rite that I devoured. I stopped by because the shop was a novelty, not expecting much from the food, but was honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed the burger. Also, I enjoy saying “loose meat.” The ground beef is seasoned and is similar to a Sloppy Joe, only delicious (I’ve never had a good Sloppy Joe). They’re cash only, but a Cheese-Rite will set you back just $2.20!

Home of the Loose Meat Burger: The Vintage Maid-Rite Diner in Greenville, Ohio | Thought & Sight

The other quirk to come for is the tradition of adding your gum to the brick wall; stick a penny to it, or even spell out your initials on the glass block. Someone needs to start chewing Bubblicious, and make this wall more colorful!

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Thinking about stopping by? Check out their website here for more info.

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  1. Saw some Maid Rite diners recdntly in central Illinois. We pass through Greenville enough that we need to stop.

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