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Kramer Junction, also known as "Four Corners," is a small community composed of a few gas stations, convenience stores, automotive mechanics, motels, roadside vendors, and a couple of restaurants.  If you're on the way to Las Vegas from Bakersfield, Los Angeles, or anyplace else, it's a great place to stop, stretch your legs, fill up with gas, or grab a burger.  Yes, do yourself a GIGANTIC favor and stop at Astro Burger, as their burgers are so good, they're wroth the drive just for the burger!

As with all of my reviews, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  Astro Burger is located on the west side of US 395, just north of where CA 58 crosses it.  This crossing is commonly known as Kramer Junction, but it's also called "Four Corners" on some maps.  The mailing address is nearby Boron.  

I visited Astro Burger on mid Monday morning, Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, after spending much of the weekend four wheeling at the CA4WDC event, Hi Desert Roundup, in nearby Stoddard Valley, near Barstow.

Kramer Junction lives for the highway crossing, as every business in the community caters to the highway.  The community doesn't have any housing, as everybody lives in Boron, about 10 miles to the west.  There are exactly two restaurants in "town," and all roads lead to Astro Burger, for the best burger in the area.

Photo:  The restaurant features a small, very clean, dining room.  You can check out the posted menu, outside, at the pick-up window, but you order inside.  As you walk inside, you'll be greeted by Lisa, who is, I assume, a co-owner of the restaurant.  Astro Burger is a small, unique, "mom and pop" burger restaurant.

Photo:  One half of the extensive burger menu!  Yes, there is another page of the menu with many additional options.  Not shown on the printed menu, but posted on the wall of the dining room is a good selection of Mexican "comfort food," including several combination plates.  Note:  Mexican food is very popular in Southern California and the Mojave desert.  My eyes stopped on the Jalapeno Cheese Burger, and when Lisa came to take my order, that was my choice, along with a side of fries.

Photo:  Inside the dining room, on the small counter where straws and napkins are located, is a jar of small, pickled peppers.  I found this quite interesting.  Are you supposed to just reach in with your had and grab one?  

Photo:  After placing my order in the dining room, I decided to sit outside on the shaded patio, at one of several picnic tables, as the temperature was a beautiful 75 degrees on this Monday morning.  

Photo:  When my order was ready, Lisa opened the window, called my name, and placed it on the small counter in front of the window.  She didn't really want her photo taken, but I took it anyway... call me "Bad Manners."  Lisa said she recognized me, and I played along with it - I felt a little guilty about snapping her photo - but the truth is, this was my first time at this wonderful restaurant, although I've passed by it a hundred times without stopping.

Photo:  Thanks, Lisa, for snapping my photo.  Note the abandoned motel in the background of the photo.  Kramer Junctions isn't exactly a "high rent" district.

Photo:  My "Jalapeno Cheese Burger," along with an order of fries.  A cold squeeze bottle of ketchup was included, which was a nice touch.  Such a delicious burger and fries!

Photo:  Close-up of my "Jalapeno Cheese Burger," which shows the juicy meat and the melted cheese.  This burger was delicious, and it was so good, that it would be worth driving from Los Angeles to enjoy this burger!  This burger is a sloppy, 1960's style burger, garnished with mayonnaise, thousand island dressing, shredded lettuce, onion, and pickled jalapeno pepper slices.  This is an "old school" burger, served at a retro, drive-in restaurant. The burger is sloppy, delicious, juicy, and just the way I like my burger!  

I NEVER would have thought such a small restaurant, in such an out-of-the-way location, could produce such an amazing burger!  The burger I enjoyed was almost too good to be true, it was so good!  Keep in mind, if you're looking for a superior burger, and you're crusin' the Mojave desert on CA 58 or US 395, stop by Kramer Junction, fill up your gas tank, and fill up your stomach at Astro Burger.  You'll love the restaurant and you'll love their burgers!

Astro Burger
40654 US 395
Boron, CA (Kramer Junction) 93516
760 762-5720

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