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Jul 16, 2007 07:29 AM

Wheel Inn (Sedalia, MO) Closing

The Wheel Inn in Sedalia is closing September 30. Last chance to get a world-famous Goober Burger on the way to the lake or Jeff City. Too bad, it was always an old-fashioned drive-in treat to look forward to.

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  1. BC - are you certain of that date? Earlier, I read an article that said it would be Labor Day.

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    1. re: k_d

      It IS September 3 (Monday). At least that is what the sign on their door says. So very very sad for all! Now that I know they'll be gone, I really crave their guber-burgers!

    2. This is catastrophic. My wife and I when kids in the 40's and 50's (obvioulsy we didn't know each other at the time) stopped at the waving arm and had burgers and curley fries on our trips to Gravois (we both had places on the lake.) This is a tragedy second only the closing of Merle and Grady Nash's original Hickory Pit in Gravois Mills! Finest sauce ever and never duplicated.
      jI weep!

      1. Guys we can all still have goober burgers!! they tore down the original wheel-inn for an expansion of the highway and they south up 65 highway on the east side!!! Those delisous burgers willl never retire!!!!!!

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        1. re: gvprincess62

          good to hear. they are darn good. couldn't remember the name of the place, but still remember the food.

          1. re: gvprincess62

            Is it still called the Wheel-Inn? My girls and I stopped by about 3 days before the old location closed, before we went to the State Fair, so we could have a last guber-burger. It was great. A whole troop of boy scouts came tumbling in, obviously on their way home from a camping trip. Lots of memorabilia were available - like T-shirts commemorating their last day there.

            1. re: k_d

              Still called Wheel Inn, they don't have the original wheel, but a similar one.
              Looks busy when we drive by.

          2. the wheel inn drive-in in sedalia was my favorite place when i was a kid growing up in sedalia,second only to my folk's B-B-Q[NASH'S HICKORY PIT#2 SOUTH 65 HWY. SEDALIA,] it's now called dicky do's b-b-q

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            1. re: NashSon

              Original location closed- but they just moved further south down the highway. The new place has pleanty of seating space. Food is just as good.

              1. re: amy_rc

                New new location is different ownership. A lady that was employed by the folks at the old location.

              2. re: NashSon

                I knew Grady, Merle and Margo well. My grandparents built a place in Gravois on the lake in the late '40's. I remember when the original Hickory Pit was built. The smell of BBQ as you approached coming up the hill on highway 5 was fantastic. I have so many memories and stories. I was in my early teens at that time. I sent you a picture of Grady a couple of years ago. I always wondered if you received it. The family sauce was absolutely, positively the best ever!