At the risk of making my fav stop on route to a friends cottage even busier than it already is...
Yesterday I had the best burger ever. Bun was fresh and soft on the outside and perfectly toasted on the inside. Patty was obviously homemade, very tasty and perfectly cooked. Accoutrements were crisp and fresh (tomato, lettuce, pickle). Fries were piping hot, well-browned and served with a side of very good gravy - not the usual sludge. Tea was served "hot" in a little matching pot/cup thingie and topped up without asking. Mmmmm. The perfect food fix after two nights of shameless cottage partying. I almost licked the plate.
We make a couple of annual or semi-annual trips to various parts of cottage country, and we generally pick up food along the way. After many disappointments, we make a point of marking the map with the best and worst. We found Sonya's a few years ago. It about five minutes north of Norland and about 15K or so south of Minden. It is consistently good. We usually have breakfast (which is also very good), but yesterday was my first burger experience there. From now on, I'll be sure to time the trip to coincide with lunch. (I may even have to make a special trip.)
Sonya and her husband seem to take great pride and have earned a good rep with the locals. She now has a breakfast buffet to deal with the busy times. (It can be a little slow when it is busy as they work the floor themselves.) But we tend to stick to the menu as it is a better value for us ($9.95 for buffet). Sonya "tends" the buffet though to make sure everything is fresh. If you are heading north on Hwy 35, it is definitely worth a stop for a quick and tasty breakfast or lunch.