Gunderburger  LbNA # 40378 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerHart x6      
Placed DateMay 29 2008
LocationPostville, IA
Found By Martini Man
Last Found May 2 2009
Hike Distance?

Years ago, when I worked at Bonnett's Wholesale Florist, I used to drive the roads of northeast Iowa. I visited Monona, then Postville and Elkader before ending my route at Guttenburg.

When I was being trained on the route I was told by my trainor that he brought his family on vacation up in this area a few years back. He had asked a local police officer where he would recomend eating, and he quickly said "you must get a Gunderburger."

I put this at the top of my priority list of places to take my lovely bride!!

The first opportunity I had we drove up and found out that it was closed!! I was so bummed! We drove to Postville to look for some eats and didn't find any and our stomaches turned in on eachother before we made it to Prairie Du Chien where we ate at Culvers for the very first time.

The next year we made sure the Shanti would be open and we were going to have a Gunderburger.

Its legend preceded it and I knew of its collosal size, but we were younger then and decided to order two Gunderburgers -- instead of splitting one. When the burgers arrived at the table . . . well . . . I don't have any words. I can't say as I've ever had a burger bigger than my head before!

Neither of us finished our burgers, and now 4 kids later we think that one Gunderburger would be enough to feed our entire family!

Here are a couple of websites; &

While this box was to have planted in Gunder, we didn't get close enough to swoop down just to plant a box, so we opted to plant it a little northwest . . . in years to come, "Gunderburger" will find its way back to its origins in Gunder!

Even though the box is about 10 miles from the Shanti, I highly recommend you stop by and enjoy a meal, its awesome food and the prices aren't half bad either!!


Go to the town about 10 miles from where Gunderburgers are made . . . its known for Turkeys, umong other things.

Find the park that sits on Wilson and find the cement bench dedicated to "The Village Blacksmith". Sit on this bench and reach down with your right hand to the base of the small evergreen.

PLEASE cover very well with needles and leaves!!