Cook Out

★★★★☆
  • 1607 Walnut St

    Cary, NC 27511

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  • 919-319-5414

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great food low prices in and out fast!!!!!

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★★★★★

great food low prices in and out fast!!!!!

Pros: food

Cons: nothing

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Cookout is amazing. The hamburgers are fresh and chargrilledas if cooked right on your grill in the backyard at the fourth of July, the best burger I have ever tasted. In and Out burgers in california are great but are second in my book to Cookout. I do wish they had a menu that was easier to read though it is very bright at night. The milkshake selection is huge with all sorts of different combinations available that are not even on the menu. It is a local chain only in North carolina I think they would do well in other states as well, especially Virginia. Overall food is close to perfect service is fast but they do rush you to order, only downside, I guess because the lines are so long.

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★★★★★

Cookout is amazing. The hamburgers are fresh and chargrilledas if cooked right on your grill in the backyard at the fourth of July, the best burger I have ever tasted. In and Out burgers in california are great but are second in my book to Cookout. I do wish they had a menu that was easier to read though it is very bright at night. The milkshake selection is huge with all sorts of different combinations available that are not even on the menu. It is a local chain only in North carolina I think they would do well in other states as well, especially Virginia. Overall food is close to perfect service is fast but they do rush you to order, only downside, I guess because the lines are so long.

Pros: Food speed price

Cons: rush you to order

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I must preface this by writing that I rank Cookout comparable to Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Both make a great burger. In Cali, neither compares to In and Out Burger, whoch blowz them both away. Same is true in NY, where "The Burger Joint" has the best damn burger in the world, hands down. For those who don't know, The Burger Joint doesn't even have a name, it's a non descript dive behind a curtain in the lobby of the very upscale Le Merdian Hotel on 56th st. in Manhattan. And being Manhattan you can buy one for $7. Which is relatively cheap for Manhattan (A Big Mac will cost you $4). Unfortunately you'll wait on line for 30 minutes just to order one. Which means a line about 50 people deep, unlike Raleigh where a line 10 people deep is considered a rush and you better plan on waiting 30 minutes. Cookout is excellent for the value, and makes a great burger. Definietly worth a look if you're ever in the Raleigh area.

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★★★★☆

I must preface this by writing that I rank Cookout comparable to Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Both make a great burger. In Cali, neither compares to In and Out Burger, whoch blowz them both away. Same is true in NY, where "The Burger Joint" has the best damn burger in the world, hands down. For those who don't know, The Burger Joint doesn't even have a name, it's a non descript dive behind a curtain in the lobby of the very upscale Le Merdian Hotel on 56th st. in Manhattan. And being Manhattan you can buy one for $7. Which is relatively cheap for Manhattan (A Big Mac will cost you $4). Unfortunately you'll wait on line for 30 minutes just to order one. Which means a line about 50 people deep, unlike Raleigh where a line 10 people deep is considered a rush and you better plan on waiting 30 minutes. Cookout is excellent for the value, and makes a great burger. Definietly worth a look if you're ever in the Raleigh area.

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So I am a huge fan of Cookout. I came down from Massachusetts a few months ago and heard that Cookout has the best burgers around, and yes, I have been there countless times since I have moved down here. The only problem I have ever had with Cookout was one time at the Cookout on Western Blvd. in Raleigh, when I went through the drive thru late night. I gave them my credit card to pay for my meal (I got 2 trays, and it was probably not more than a 10 dollar order) and the next day I went to take money out of my bank account and there was nothing there. I went to my bank to get a statement, and Cookout had actually charged me $150 from the night before. I took a copy of my bank statement to the restaurant and they took care of me right then and there and gave me $150 cash to make up for the mistake and didn't charge me for what I had gotten the night before. (I wasn't really mad because I had a feeling they would give me my money back and I wasn't looking for anything for free, but I got my meal for free after all). Either way, I have still gone back and I love the food. I want it tonight actually.

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★★★★☆

So I am a huge fan of Cookout. I came down from Massachusetts a few months ago and heard that Cookout has the best burgers around, and yes, I have been there countless times since I have moved down here. The only problem I have ever had with Cookout was one time at the Cookout on Western Blvd. in Raleigh, when I went through the drive thru late night. I gave them my credit card to pay for my meal (I got 2 trays, and it was probably not more than a 10 dollar order) and the next day I went to take money out of my bank account and there was nothing there. I went to my bank to get a statement, and Cookout had actually charged me $150 from the night before. I took a copy of my bank statement to the restaurant and they took care of me right then and there and gave me $150 cash to make up for the mistake and didn't charge me for what I had gotten the night before. (I wasn't really mad because I had a feeling they would give me my money back and I wasn't looking for anything for free, but I got my meal for free after all). Either way, I have still gone back and I love the food. I want it tonight actually.

Pros: 2 sides with your meal!!! (love the choices)

Cons: no place to sit

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I moved from Texas, and I kept hearing that Cookout was the place to go! I love Mo Jo's in Downtown Raleigh, and I found it hard to believe that anybody could have better burgers than they do. I finally decided to try them out and I had a terrible experience ordering my food. First of all, their menu has about 10,000 items and its smaller than newspaper print. As I am trying to decide what to get, the guy kept asking me multiple times if I was ready, when I had already told him I would let him know when I was ready. I asked him a couple of questions and he answered them very short and rude. He pretty much made it seem like I was stupid for not knowing the menu. My first instinct was to tell him off, but I did not feel like getting a surprise in my hamburger. The food was very good, but I would recommend asking locals what to order and be ready to order the second you roll over because the staff will not help you. I'm not sure if I will go back, especially after reading the r0ach story! I will stick to Mo Joe's (Best burgers in NC)

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★☆☆☆☆

I moved from Texas, and I kept hearing that Cookout was the place to go! I love Mo Jo's in Downtown Raleigh, and I found it hard to believe that anybody could have better burgers than they do. I finally decided to try them out and I had a terrible experience ordering my food. First of all, their menu has about 10,000 items and its smaller than newspaper print. As I am trying to decide what to get, the guy kept asking me multiple times if I was ready, when I had already told him I would let him know when I was ready. I asked him a couple of questions and he answered them very short and rude. He pretty much made it seem like I was stupid for not knowing the menu. My first instinct was to tell him off, but I did not feel like getting a surprise in my hamburger. The food was very good, but I would recommend asking locals what to order and be ready to order the second you roll over because the staff will not help you. I'm not sure if I will go back, especially after reading the r0ach story! I will stick to Mo Joe's (Best burgers in NC)

Pros: good food

Cons: rude employees and terrible service

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They messed up our order and when one employee apologized the one at the window with him, proceeds to say "Don't say your sorry to them" with the window open. All we asked for were 2 burgers and a drink is that so hard? no special orders so it shouldn't have been hard. Will not be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

They messed up our order and when one employee apologized the one at the window with him, proceeds to say "Don't say your sorry to them" with the window open. All we asked for were 2 burgers and a drink is that so hard? no special orders so it shouldn't have been hard. Will not be returning.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Terrible Service

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since my last review. I am the original "sumpat, " but have since gotten rid of the email address from the last review and have no clue what the password was.

I just wanted to update POPO and the rest of you that I did report the incident to proper people at Wake County. Within a day they were at the location and even called me while at the restaurant. All they could find was that the cups were stored improperly. That is how they think the "critter" got into my shake.

I'm not sure why I thought POPO's comment warranted a response, but I guess I was slightly offended that my story was questioned. I honestly don't know what kind of person would go through all the trouble of making up a story like that. As for the fact that people in CARY would complain.... I think anyone would complain if they sucked a r0ach through a straw!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

since my last review. I am the original "sumpat, " but have since gotten rid of the email address from the last review and have no clue what the password was.

I just wanted to update POPO and the rest of you that I did report the incident to proper people at Wake County. Within a day they were at the location and even called me while at the restaurant. All they could find was that the cups were stored improperly. That is how they think the "critter" got into my shake.

I'm not sure why I thought POPO's comment warranted a response, but I guess I was slightly offended that my story was questioned. I honestly don't know what kind of person would go through all the trouble of making up a story like that. As for the fact that people in CARY would complain.... I think anyone would complain if they sucked a r0ach through a straw!!!!

Pros: none

Cons: I liked milkshakes until I had one here

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I cant even attempt to make burgers this good! I would drive to North Raleigh from Apex to get these burgers. I take out of town family to pick up Cook Out while they are here. Drive thru is ok you dont have to wait. O-rings ROCK TOO!

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★★★★★

I cant even attempt to make burgers this good! I would drive to North Raleigh from Apex to get these burgers. I take out of town family to pick up Cook Out while they are here. Drive thru is ok you dont have to wait. O-rings ROCK TOO!

Pros: Awesome Food! Short waits in Drive Thru

Cons: Not many locations, no lobby

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First of all, SUMPAT (writer of the first review) didn't report it to the proper authorities which makes me question the writers intentions and honesty.

CookOut has excellent hamburgers, hotdogs and shakes. No, they do not have the customer service expected of 5 star restaurants, but who is going to complain considering how economical the prices are? People in Cary would, of course. For fast, inexpensive, good food, CookOut is very recommended.

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★★★☆☆

First of all, SUMPAT (writer of the first review) didn't report it to the proper authorities which makes me question the writers intentions and honesty.

CookOut has excellent hamburgers, hotdogs and shakes. No, they do not have the customer service expected of 5 star restaurants, but who is going to complain considering how economical the prices are? People in Cary would, of course. For fast, inexpensive, good food, CookOut is very recommended.

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I USED TO LOVE Cook Out!

My boyfriend thought it would be nice to take me to get a milkshake tonight. My banana milkshake was tasting just fine until about half way through. It was then that I sucked a big "banana" through the straw, but it was hard. I didn't chew; I spat it out in my hand (in the car) and left it there until we returned home. It was at home, on the bathroom vanity, that I put the dark brown clumps (in 2 pieces) down. In perfect view and plain sight was the tail end of a pest with its tiny legs. So I thought maybe Im not seeing this correctly (please don't let me be seeing this correctly). I squished the other "brown clump" and it was kind of bloody. Not like gushing, but you could tell it was there.

After making myself sick....I did call and speak to the manager. I let him know that I wasn't looking for anything free, but wanted to let him know about the situation. I said that maybe they had a pest problem that they would need to look into. He blamed it on the construction across the street and said that it must have came in through the window. They didn't have pests. I don't know how it got in my MILKSHAKE then?????? Anyway, he offered to replace my milkshake.... THE LAST THING I WANT IS ANOTHER MILKSHAKE. I told him that and he said he would refund my money. Really a $1.99 is not worth driving back up there.

I just thought I would share this with all of you. I am completely grossed. Bad thing is I still have to go clean it off my vanity.

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★☆☆☆☆

I USED TO LOVE Cook Out!

My boyfriend thought it would be nice to take me to get a milkshake tonight. My banana milkshake was tasting just fine until about half way through. It was then that I sucked a big "banana" through the straw, but it was hard. I didn't chew; I spat it out in my hand (in the car) and left it there until we returned home. It was at home, on the bathroom vanity, that I put the dark brown clumps (in 2 pieces) down. In perfect view and plain sight was the tail end of a pest with its tiny legs. So I thought maybe Im not seeing this correctly (please don't let me be seeing this correctly). I squished the other "brown clump" and it was kind of bloody. Not like gushing, but you could tell it was there.

After making myself sick....I did call and speak to the manager. I let him know that I wasn't looking for anything free, but wanted to let him know about the situation. I said that maybe they had a pest problem that they would need to look into. He blamed it on the construction across the street and said that it must have came in through the window. They didn't have pests. I don't know how it got in my MILKSHAKE then?????? Anyway, he offered to replace my milkshake.... THE LAST THING I WANT IS ANOTHER MILKSHAKE. I told him that and he said he would refund my money. Really a $1.99 is not worth driving back up there.

I just thought I would share this with all of you. I am completely grossed. Bad thing is I still have to go clean it off my vanity.

Pros: none now

Cons: buggies

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The Cook Out on Walnut is a tremendous place to get a fantastic hamburger, hot dog, milk shake or any other type of "fast food". Its my favourite place for a burger in the Triangle.

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★★★★★

The Cook Out on Walnut is a tremendous place to get a fantastic hamburger, hot dog, milk shake or any other type of "fast food". Its my favourite place for a burger in the Triangle.

Pros: food, fast, cheap

Cons: traffic on Walnut

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The food is good, although I'd say they get the order right less than half the time. The Cook Out on Hwy. 70 has the absolute rudest employees I've encountered. I swear sometimes they get my order wrong intentionally. Say no mayo, get a glob of mayo bigger than the burger! If the food wasn't so good and cheap, I'd stop going altogether.

1
★★★☆☆

The food is good, although I'd say they get the order right less than half the time. The Cook Out on Hwy. 70 has the absolute rudest employees I've encountered. I swear sometimes they get my order wrong intentionally. Say no mayo, get a glob of mayo bigger than the burger! If the food wasn't so good and cheap, I'd stop going altogether.

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Our favorite for family "Burger Nite" We have a 16-year old that goes through a hugh cheddar style, large seasoned fries and a peanut butter shake like there's no tomorrow.

2
★★★★★

Our favorite for family "Burger Nite" We have a 16-year old that goes through a hugh cheddar style, large seasoned fries and a peanut butter shake like there's no tomorrow.

Pros: Great Food, Quick Service, Good Value

Cons: No Seating

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Excellent Hamburger Meat, Cajun spice available for the fries, Fast service ! Smoke flavored .
This is a To-Go only place.When I am Burgered-out
I still can eat here, because it is that much different.

2
★★★★★

Excellent Hamburger Meat, Cajun spice available for the fries, Fast service ! Smoke flavored .
This is a To-Go only place.When I am Burgered-out
I still can eat here, because it is that much different.

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This place has the best burgers along with the best milkshakes...more of a flavor variety than anywhere.

2
★★★★★

This place has the best burgers along with the best milkshakes...more of a flavor variety than anywhere.

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Cook Out has the best burgers. They are a good value for what you get, and they are freshly prepared. Their shakes are terrific, too...Chocolate Peanut Butter or Chocolate Malted or Watermelon when it is in season. MMMMM, and the onion rings, too.

2
★★★★★

Cook Out has the best burgers. They are a good value for what you get, and they are freshly prepared. Their shakes are terrific, too...Chocolate Peanut Butter or Chocolate Malted or Watermelon when it is in season. MMMMM, and the onion rings, too.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Food, Double Drive-Thru

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Excellent burgers, shakes and all!!!!!!!!!! You won't find a better tasting drive thru burger (or a lot of sit ins too!) Now if we only had a White Castle or Crystal!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

Excellent burgers, shakes and all!!!!!!!!!! You won't find a better tasting drive thru burger (or a lot of sit ins too!) Now if we only had a White Castle or Crystal!!!!!!!

Pros: Best Drive Thru!

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This place is great. It's just as fast as McDonalds, you pay very comparable prices, and have unbelievable food. With a place like this around, who would ever go to a fast food joint like McDonalds again!?

2
★★★★★

This place is great. It's just as fast as McDonalds, you pay very comparable prices, and have unbelievable food. With a place like this around, who would ever go to a fast food joint like McDonalds again!?

Pros: Awesome Selection, Great Food, Big Big Burgers

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Best Hamburgers in the Triangle! Just like home on the grill -- big and juicy!

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★★★★☆

Best Hamburgers in the Triangle! Just like home on the grill -- big and juicy!

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We love Cook Out! Its inexpensive, but great food. I think they have the best hamburgers and shakes in the Triangle. BBQ plates are delicious and a great deal. Hushpuppies make a nice change from fries, but fries are good too..thick cut and taste like real potatoes. Gotta have a milkshake if you go to CookOut!!!

2
★★★★★

We love Cook Out! Its inexpensive, but great food. I think they have the best hamburgers and shakes in the Triangle. BBQ plates are delicious and a great deal. Hushpuppies make a nice change from fries, but fries are good too..thick cut and taste like real potatoes. Gotta have a milkshake if you go to CookOut!!!

Pros: great food, fast,accurate, milkshakes

Cons: no seats, access on Falls Neuse

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Great handmade burger, cheap, fast, better than I've been able to do at home. Fabulous milkshakes.

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★★★★★

Great handmade burger, cheap, fast, better than I've been able to do at home. Fabulous milkshakes.

Pros: Tasty burgers, CHEAP, popular

Cons: Hunh?

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Cook out has the greatest burgers you can sink your mouth in...Its not just the burgers,its the fries too,I havnt tried anything else from there but from what I can taste,its gotta be wonderful.If you have been,you know what I am talking about,for those of you who havn't been to Cook Out,Get the burger,I usually get the 1/2 lb Cheeseburger with chili,pickles and ketchup,It is awesome,take it from a pro,I love to eat and Cook out will always be first choice on a date!

2
★★★★★

Cook out has the greatest burgers you can sink your mouth in...Its not just the burgers,its the fries too,I havnt tried anything else from there but from what I can taste,its gotta be wonderful.If you have been,you know what I am talking about,for those of you who havn't been to Cook Out,Get the burger,I usually get the 1/2 lb Cheeseburger with chili,pickles and ketchup,It is awesome,take it from a pro,I love to eat and Cook out will always be first choice on a date!

Pros: Great food, fast service, friendly employees

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The burgers and hush puppies are as good as the milkshakes!!! They have a great variety for a "fast food" place.

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★★★★★

The burgers and hush puppies are as good as the milkshakes!!! They have a great variety for a "fast food" place.

Cons: No eating area

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Great ole fashioned hamburgers of all sizes, with your choice of toppings. Be sure to add cajun seasoning to those fries. Great barbecue, also!

2
★★★★★

Great ole fashioned hamburgers of all sizes, with your choice of toppings. Be sure to add cajun seasoning to those fries. Great barbecue, also!

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Cookout burgers are great. They have a great char-grilled taste that doesn't even need any toppings to be good. The onion rings are good too! The best is the milkshakes. They have a large selection of flavors, including a few seasonal ones; watermelon in July and Aug and egg nog (really good!!) in december. From the outside the place doesn't look like much, but give it a try. Best value - the cook out tray.

2
★★★★☆

Cookout burgers are great. They have a great char-grilled taste that doesn't even need any toppings to be good. The onion rings are good too! The best is the milkshakes. They have a large selection of flavors, including a few seasonal ones; watermelon in July and Aug and egg nog (really good!!) in december. From the outside the place doesn't look like much, but give it a try. Best value - the cook out tray.

Pros: Fast, Inexpensive, Tastes great!

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Once you get used to a novel double drive thru line, you learn these are the best burgers around. The staff taking your orders are helpful and friendly and always get your order right. Lettuce is always crispy, the tomatoes taste like you picked them yourself, the chili is never greasy.
The milkshakes make your inner child downright giddy! You drive away feeling this was a pleasant experience and knowing that the burgers are going to hit the spot. You cannot find this Cook Out taste anywhere else unless you do it yourself -- and even then it won't taste this good!

2
★★★★★

Once you get used to a novel double drive thru line, you learn these are the best burgers around. The staff taking your orders are helpful and friendly and always get your order right. Lettuce is always crispy, the tomatoes taste like you picked them yourself, the chili is never greasy.
The milkshakes make your inner child downright giddy! You drive away feeling this was a pleasant experience and knowing that the burgers are going to hit the spot. You cannot find this Cook Out taste anywhere else unless you do it yourself -- and even then it won't taste this good!

Pros: great value, friendly people, that cook out smell!

Cons: no where to eat!, not enough parking

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One of the best burgers I've ever tasted. It would appeal to people of all ages. The burgers reminded me of home grilling.

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★★★★☆

One of the best burgers I've ever tasted. It would appeal to people of all ages. The burgers reminded me of home grilling.

Pros: inexpensive, quick service, excellent hours

Cons: no dine in

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If you overlook the inability to take the order correctly, the attitude from management, and the pocketing of your change, go eat here, elsewise, go to McDonald's or somewhere else. I went specifically for the fries, placed my order, the fries were left off and when I checked my change after pulling forward for the next person, I was shorted $10. I parked my car and went to the window and asked the lady for the rest of my change and was given attitude immediately by the manager on duty. The manager said that he would count the drawer and call me... an hour later and no response so I called him. He said that the drawer was not over the money, gave me more attitude, and when I asked if he was going to call me, and he didn't answer anything. Would YOU recommend this place to others?

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★☆☆☆☆

If you overlook the inability to take the order correctly, the attitude from management, and the pocketing of your change, go eat here, elsewise, go to McDonald's or somewhere else. I went specifically for the fries, placed my order, the fries were left off and when I checked my change after pulling forward for the next person, I was shorted $10. I parked my car and went to the window and asked the lady for the rest of my change and was given attitude immediately by the manager on duty. The manager said that he would count the drawer and call me... an hour later and no response so I called him. He said that the drawer was not over the money, gave me more attitude, and when I asked if he was going to call me, and he didn't answer anything. Would YOU recommend this place to others?

Cons: incorrect change, attitude, POOR Service

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It's looks goofy, almost like a silver coffin. Just drive though and walk up window service (no seating). However, they have GREAT fast food. Fries, hushpuppies, BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, etc. Don't leave without one of the 32 milkshakes they offer (less than $2 for a large shake).

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★★★★☆

It's looks goofy, almost like a silver coffin. Just drive though and walk up window service (no seating). However, they have GREAT fast food. Fries, hushpuppies, BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, etc. Don't leave without one of the 32 milkshakes they offer (less than $2 for a large shake).

Pros: Fast and Cheap, Milkshakes, Fries

 

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