Hennepin may be small but it is grand in history. The town named after Father Louis Hennepin, a member of LaSalle's Louisiana Expedition, still stands strong with small town charm and big eats at DJ's Country Store & Grill.
It may be small, but that is just how the locals like it. Hennepin, Oklahoma is home to roughly 115 people who love their small, hard-working community and the peaceful lifestyle the country location provides. One would need to look about 10 miles in any direction from Hennepin to see anything aside from farmlands or wind turbines. However, in the center of town sits a US post office founded on Feb. 16, 1885, a community center for occasional events – including daily dominoes games with the locals – and what seems to be the “central hub” of the town: DJ’s Country Store and Grill.
The town named after Father Louis Hennepin, a member of LaSalle's Louisiana Expedition, still stands strong today and DJ’s Country Store and Grill is a large part of the reason why. Started by David and Julia Sinclair, the building that formerly served as a doctor’s office was purchased and was initially meant to be a small grill serving nothing more than burgers. However, Julia wanted to invest in something that would allow her to engage with her neighbors on a regular basis. So, after gutting the interior, adding some fresh paint and furnishings, DJ’s was up and running and hasn’t slowed down since. DJ’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with burgers being only one of the many options available on the menu.
Now, regulars come by DJ’s for their morning coffee as consistently as the sun rises in Hennepin and the Sinclair’s wouldn’t have it any other way. The small country store and grill enjoys its role as the “central hub” in this small, historic town and the locals enjoy it as well. If you are ever driving along Highway 7, make sure to stop by and see the southern hospitality Hennepin has to offer.
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