Stan's Burger Shak was opened in a little room off the side of the Johnson's Grocery Store in Hanksville by Stan and Deena Alvey in 1984. As the popularity of Lake Powell grew, so did the reputation of Stan's fabulous burgers, shakes and homemade onion rings! Soon after opening, Stan and his son Dennis (Duke), began construction of the new "Shak" just down the road at the intersection of Highways 24 and 95. This proved to be a very profitable move as Lake Powell enthusiasts from all over flocked to their doors. Soon Stan saw the need for lodging in Hanksville and built the Whispering Sands Motel in 1992. In 1996 Stan and Deena sold Stan's Burger Shak to their son Dennis and his wife Jessica. Stan and Deena then built Stan's Chevron. By 2001 Stan's Burger Shak had far outgrown it's facility and was moved to a new location added onto the Chevron station. We hope to see you on your way through this year, and be sure to check out our other businesses, Whispering Sands Motel, and Duke's Slickrock Grill.