I've been on a kick to visit "Burger Joints" lately - and boy does this one qualify! :-) Pirate Island is located in the little town of Collinsville, Texas, and it is just shy of a one hour motorcycle ride from my house. All of those things make it perfect for those summer evenings, when two wheels are calling!
The front of the restaurant is a video rental place. I don't know why, but "Video Rental AND" almost anything cracks me up! But, keep going toward the back, and you'll find a really cool burger joint - complete with wall to wall memorabilia - such as old photos, records, neon, and a few hub caps here and there. I could spend the better part of an hour just checking out the stuff on the wall.
Oh, and they sell pizza, too!
Anyway, we happened to go there on a Friday evening. The special for the day was a cheeseburger WITH fries or chips AND a soda or float - all for about six bucks! The two young folks who were working could not possibly have been any more friendly or helpful. Our waitress let us know that we really did not want to miss the "float" - and, MAN - she was right! :-) A frosted mug, a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, and an ice cold Coke from the old style returnable bottle! I can't remember the last time I had a float, but it made my wonder why it had been so long!
Oh, and the burger and fries were good, too! :-)
So, the next time you are out and about in that neck of the woods - or you want a REASON to go out and about in that neck of the woods, stop by Pirate Island. It's a neat experience. Just as a point of reference, it is on Main Street in Collinsville, which is about two blocks off of TX-377 - if you don't get off the main road, you will zoom right on by and never know that you missed it.