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Crazy Train Pub & Grill

) #18 of 24 Restaurants in Idyllwild €€ - €€€ American
26345 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-965-5222
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
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08:00 - 20:00All hours
€€ - €€€
26345 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We show up Sunday at ~ 3:00, walk up to the front door, a women walks out and says "we're closed see the sign is down". She was obviously tired and even said look at me, I'm done. Got it mountain community but that's it...More

Thank Vinster7
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Our car club was in the Idyllwild 4th of July parade & wanted to eat lunch afterwards. This was the perfect place. It was away from the crowded village & had a great menu. The food was good, service friendly & awesome homemade desserts. I...More

1  Thank srashford
Reviewed 4 April 2015

This Pub/Diner is on the way into Idylwild and serves up some of the meanest burgers. Its standard 8 ounce is a lot of meat but tasty. If you want the smaller size. get the 5 ounce and they have a Seniors menu listing that...More

3  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Excellent service and amazing hamburgers! Onion rings were delicious. Very nice atmosphere!!! Would definitely recommend.

3  Thank MarcyLem
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Does it have a billiards table?
27 August 2015|
Response from srashford | Reviewed this property |
No billards table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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
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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