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Crazy Train Pub & Grill

26345 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-965-5222
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible15%
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“onion rings” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (11 reviews)
“car club” (2 reviews)
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26345 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

A gem of a place. Great hand shaped burgers come in a variety of ways. Onion rings were just right and the Buffalo Wings were just what they should be- no personal twist, just great buffalo wings like the originals. Food comes out promptly and...More

Thank Colleen A
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We spent the fourth of July in Idyllwild. About the only place open was the Crazy Train. Best burgers in town and possibly within many miles. Try the onion rings!!

Thank George B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I stopped here for a bite to eat on beautiful 4th of July motorcycle ride. They had been there before many times; this was my first time. All-in-all, I was quite satisfied by everything to include the waitress' customer service. Not their...More

Thank Antoine L
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here at around 1.30pm on Friday afternoon, very quiet. Baby back ribs were nicely (not overly) seasoned, and garlic mashed tasty. The mixed vegetables were excellent. Not too crazy about the cornbread and milkshake - a tad too dry and too sweet, respectively. The...More

Thank soapy23
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here for lunch after a day of sightseeing the Idyllwild area. It's exactly what you'd expect from a hometown cafe. Good eats. Good service. Good prices. We ate inside but there's also an outside patio serving breakfast lunch and dinner....More

Thank Vendrizzi
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Staying at the RV campground a few miles up the road. Expect to be snowed in for a couple of days so hit the town before the storm hits. Food is really great. We all had different burgers and there were no complaints. ..strangely uncommon!

1  Thank John J
Reviewed 15 August 2016

One of the best burgers I've had in a long time, 1/2 lb with all the trimmings, add to this the best homemade onion rings in a fifty mile radius, add a brew and you've got a real winner.

2  Thank WesternRover
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We've been going to good times in Idylwild for many years. It is without a doubt the best place to eat in the whole town. It is always consistent and great food. The owner goes out of her way to please you. And she's great...More

1  Thank Shelley F
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I found this spot after over the mountain hiking from the tram. I sat at the bar and enjoyed a tall cold reasonably priced beer. Then the band set up and started playing. Wow. I've since eaten here a few times and have never been...More

1  Thank Nels
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Went in for a burger as they say they are the BEST on the hill. So I ordered a burger and wouldn't go as far to say they are the BEST, they are good and I've had better in Idyllwild. The saving grace was the...More

Thank SDPeterson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26345 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549 (Formerly Goodtimes Pub & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-965-5222
  • E-mail
Goodtimes Pub and Grill is a casual restaurant serving classic American fair that regulars keep returning for time after time. It is the home of Idyllwild's Favorite Burger, but other favorites like sandwiches, pulled pork, BBQ and slow roasted ribs all are loved by our guests.
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