My friend Dave told me that this new place in Spokane has the best hamburgers around, so we just had to give it a try. The name of the place is Crazy G's. and it is located just North of the river on Division Street. (It is on the west side of the road on the part of Division that heads south... You cannot miss the big green "G".
I thought it was rather fun to think that there was another specialty burger place in town.
It was very busy when we arrived.
I waited until the people left to take this photo inside the restaurant. One thing I liked about this restaurant, and you can perhaps tell by the photo, is that they kept it very clean! They were even prompt to wipe off tables when they saw that costumers had left. (One thing I dislike about eating as some hamburger places, especially where people clear off their own plates, is not always knowing if the tables are clean or not.)
Gary’s “Crazy” burgers have the special toppings of Gary's "secret" sauce, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and your choice of cheese: provolone, cheddar or Swiss. If you don't like these be sure to tell them when you order because these are what certifies his burger.
There are also "Super" add-ons if you like, things like bacon or pastrami that you can add to the 6-ounce Angus patty, which is the feature of every burger here. If you drop the "crazy" toppings, add your own, or add your very own old favorites to Gary's list. They offer, grilled jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup, pickles or sauerkraut for anything on the menu. They have Philly's, Dogs and Chicken-y sandwich options too.
We didn't set out to Crazy G's, in fact we were headed for our usual favorite.. Asian food, but when we remembered Dave's conversation, something about a hamburger just sounded good... so off we went.
Geo ordered the Hot Dog, and I ordered the Crazy Burger... then we shared half and half.
He ordered the Onion Tangles with his, because Geo loves onion rings and things like that, I ordered the fries, but we didn't share those much. I liked my fries better and he liked his tangle-y onion things, and we ate them all.
It's really great to have a good burger and fries from time to time... one you can write home, or on your blog about.
I tell you, "Dave was right." This is pretty good, and it's right in the heart of Spokane.
Also to note, this is a sit down or "To Go" place, not a drive thru, and it will take about 15 min for your order to be done, that is what they told us anyhow, and just about how it was as well. That is because they make the food to order, just the way you like it too.
We enjoyed our food very much, although it was a little messy. It was worth it though because the caramelized onions on both the hamburger and the hot dog was delicious!
The other people in the restaurant could be heard telling the guys in the kitchen how good they thought their food experience was as well. They had been there before, but this time they had brought a friend! I was impressed with the friendly and personable atmosphere and it was apparent that the owners and staff are practiced in making customers feel welcomed here, and well fed!
Here is their menu board... you can view their menu and prices at their website too.
Geo says he would definitely come to this place again... but I reminded him that it might be a little while, after all, we are on a Spokane Tasty Trek and there are a few more places we hope to try.
Crazy G's is located at 812 N. Division
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30 AM - 9 PM: