For 60 years, five generations of the Kermond family have worked in this bustling genuine retro shop, producing that wonderful old-fashioned variety of hamburger you thought had long gone. What started in a caravan on the foreshore in 1949 is now a Victorian institution, considered among the most popular tourist attractions in the state. On the international scene, a Kermond’s cheeseburger is considered the ninth best hamburger in the world. On a busy day, 35 casual and six full-time staff produce 50 dozen burgers, cooking everything to order from scratch. And the secret ingredient: premium Western District steak, minced and blended to a specific recipe from local Lucas’ Butchers, who have been supplying the beef since day one – around 12 000 kilograms a year.
151 Lava St; (03) 5562 4854; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner