Located just outside Lynden, the Rusty Wagon is a novelty stop for the whole family. Customers will be transported back in time right there in the parking lot, which greets hungry patrons with wooden horses, an old stockade, and a carved wooden cowboy settin’ a spell on a bench.
Once inside, you’ll find large dining areas and a sports bar. The walls are adorned with wooden old timey signs. Spacious booths line the room. Large windows make the space bright and offer scenic views of the mountains and Lynden’s farm country.
The menu overflows with options. Breakfast is served until 2 p.m. every day and has diner favorites like biscuits and gravy for $8.49 and French toast for $7.99. Burgers are clearly their specialty. Both the dinner and lunch menu have burgers, gourmet burgers, and chicken burgers, all served with soup, salad, fries, or waffle fries.
The honey mustard chicken burger is juicy and satisfying. The grilled chicken breast is layered with cheddar cheese, grilled onions, and the house honey mustard dressing. Be sure to grab a few extra napkins before diving into conquer the burger. The fries are just what you’d expect at the country diner–crisp, well salted, and plentiful. They won’t leave you breathless, but you’ll be glad they’re there.
Beyond the catch phrases and cowboy hats, the Rusty Wagon is a family-friendly place to grab a burger.