Pros: Delicious little burgers, fast service, cheap, open 24 hours
Cons: Waffle fries have gone missing, no credit cards accepted, heartburn, not enough locations, allergens...
Again I am missing the days when I could go to another of my favorite restaurants! I do not understand the lower ratings on Krystal's as the food is good and cheap. They do lose one star for discontinuing the waffle fries with tons of cheese and chili. My mouth is watering thinking about the food at Krystal's! Besides not having waffle fries any longer, there is little to detract from this chain food restaurant!
At times the lines at the drive through would be long especially on the weekends but it went pretty quickly and we would be out of the line with our food within 8 minutes or so. I found the staff could be cold and unfriendly but they were efficient. Of course that was when they understood the English language and would get our order right. Those times we might come home with something different than what we ordered. Inside of the restaurant, ordering and receiving our order was much quicker than through the drive through. Krystal's is open 24 hours a day! Great for travelers!
Inside of the restaurant:
The Krystal's I have been in were always clean with staff cleaning usually every time we were in there. The bathrooms were very tiny...alert for anyone big boned, you may have difficulty getting in and out as it is THAT small! Barely enough room to get in, turn around, and shut the door without stepping over the commode to do so. I cannot imagine someone with a physical disability doing that, no handicapped access was available at all. Each time we ordered inside, they would give us a number and call us up when our order was completed. There was plenty of seating even at busy times during the weekends. The parking lot was lit up at night so easy to see the restaurant in cities we were unfamiliar with.
My favorite offering of Krystal's is the Krystal's small but tall double cheese Krystal which are much tastier to me than a big ol' hunk of cheeseburger in other places! I am not that big of a meat eater so that may be why I like the smaller square meat on these burgers! I would take a Krystal any time over any other type of burger! These burgers come with two meat patties, two slices of cheese, two pickles, diced cooked onions, and a bit of mustard on a fresh small bun to complete this wonder. A perfect combination of flavors and tastes. Of course the waffle fries with cheese and chili were discontinued but original and so tasty that I remember them fondly now years later. Krystal's now has regular french fries with chili and cheese but it just is not the same! The chili cheese pups are also delicious and a hit among kids everywhere! These are tiny hot dogs that fit right into small children's hands! The lemon icebox pie completes your meal with a small slice of lemon meringue pie!
Other items on the menu are hot apple turnover, frozen cokes, larger burgers and single krystals with or without cheese, little chiks which are small chicken sandwiches that are a bit spicy and have mayo and a pickle, chili, salad, fries, chicken bites, and breakfast items. I have been to Krystal's at all times of the day and night but never had a breakfast item there....always ordered the tiny cheeseburgers! Their frozen drinks may be in contact with peanut oils.
They offer colas, coffee, milk, orange juice, Icees, hot chocolate, and other frozen drinks. I have only had Diet Coke here though!
All in all, we loved Krystal's when it was in the neighborhood and visited at least once a week for lunch or dinner. A bag of Krystal cheeseburgers cost less than going anywhere else in town for a cheeseburger for the family! The only problems I have had at Krystal's are the heartburn after eating there and they do not accept credit or debit cards. Cash only which has caused an issue once as we were traveling and did not have the cash on us. Probably not the healthiest place to eat but delicious fresh food that beats the competition!
What is so good about THIS restaurant?
Delicious little burgers, fast service, cheap, open 24 hours!
What is unique about this restaurant?
Little bitty burgers.
Is it worth the price?
There has to be some bad to this restaurant, right?
Waffle fries have gone missing, no debit or credit cards accepted, heartburn, not enough locations
Any warnings people should be aware of?
Frozen drinks may be in contact with peanut oils.
Probably not the healthiest place to eat but delicious fresh food that beats the competition!
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