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  • Post #211 - August 1st, 2019, 8:58 pm
    Post #211 - August 1st, 2019, 8:58 pm Post #211 - August 1st, 2019, 8:58 pm
    You can get a fish sandwich there anytime, but I think the Walleye season is limited to Lent. OTOH, chicagostyledog frequents Culver's up in Wisconsin's Northwoods where they may serve them more often, or even year round.

    Buddy
  • Post #212 - August 2nd, 2019, 9:58 am
    Post #212 - August 2nd, 2019, 9:58 am Post #212 - August 2nd, 2019, 9:58 am
    Never tried it, but I've heard from multiple people that the pot roast sandwich is really good.
  • Post #213 - August 2nd, 2019, 3:26 pm
    Post #213 - August 2nd, 2019, 3:26 pm Post #213 - August 2nd, 2019, 3:26 pm
    JoelF wrote:In a timely announcement, Yahoo! has released satisfaction statistics on burger chains. In & Out is on top, with 5 Guys and Culver's close behind.
    Tier 2 appears to be Whataburger, Smash Burger, Steak & Shake, DQ and Sonic, with all the major chains at the bottom.
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    I wonder how much of Culver's appeal is from their custard on this survey? That being said I think overall their menu is better than most fast food chains. I think Steak N Shake needs a reboot and ditch the servers. Go the route Culver's and Freddy's have which seems to be far more popular. Portillo's was named number one fast food in the country in another poll.
  • Post #214 - August 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm
    Post #214 - August 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm Post #214 - August 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm
    Ram4 wrote: I think Steak N Shake needs a reboot and ditch the servers. Go the route Culver's and Freddy's have which seems to be far more popular.

    They need a makeover as well. The subway tile looked nice and old fashioned when they built the Randhurst store, now it looks dingy. And the last time we were in there the service was so bad it was indistinguishable from getting it dropped off at Culver's, except slower.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #215 - August 4th, 2019, 3:59 pm
    Post #215 - August 4th, 2019, 3:59 pm Post #215 - August 4th, 2019, 3:59 pm
    We stopped at the Culver's in Michigan City near I-94 on our way back from Michigan today and our burgers were all prepared "Schoops/region-style" and near flattened with a nice crust on both sides. I don't recall ever experiencing that before at a Culver's but I was not disappointed.
  • Post #216 - March 9th, 2020, 6:52 pm
    Post #216 - March 9th, 2020, 6:52 pm Post #216 - March 9th, 2020, 6:52 pm
    Culver's My once a year seasonal Walleye fix. Tasty!

    CulversP2.jpg Culver's Walleye

    Bonus theater, mentally unbalanced person in the dining room. 6'4 talking to himself, no big deal, bouncing around the dining room wildly gesturing, yelling, frantic, disconcerting to say the least. Morton Grove police were called, they were incredibly gentle with him. Even offered to buy him lunch, give him a ride, he settled down. Then acted out once again. Not sure what happened, I left as the second act began. I was impressed by the professionalism of the Morton Grove Police Department.

    Culver's Walleye, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #217 - March 9th, 2020, 8:29 pm
    Post #217 - March 9th, 2020, 8:29 pm Post #217 - March 9th, 2020, 8:29 pm
    Excuse me, but I'm 6'4 *and a half*.
  • Post #218 - March 10th, 2020, 12:35 am
    Post #218 - March 10th, 2020, 12:35 am Post #218 - March 10th, 2020, 12:35 am
    cilantro wrote:Excuse me, but I'm 6'4 *and a half*.

    You know, its weird, I thought the guy ranting and raving might be an LTHer when in the middle of his third pass around the dining room he stopped and asked a Culver's manager about their custards butterfat percentage.

    Culver’s vanilla formula contains 13 percent butterfat, and the chocolate contains 10 percent butterfat.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #219 - March 10th, 2020, 9:41 am
    Post #219 - March 10th, 2020, 9:41 am Post #219 - March 10th, 2020, 9:41 am
    Culver's will be opening a new store in Northbrook at the SW corner of Dundee and Sanders by mid-2020.
  • Post #220 - March 11th, 2020, 6:44 am
    Post #220 - March 11th, 2020, 6:44 am Post #220 - March 11th, 2020, 6:44 am
    Ram4 wrote:Culver's will be opening a new store in Northbrook at the SW corner of Dundee and Sanders by mid-2020.

    My childhood stomping grounds - for years there was a McD's there (an unusual, in-strip-mall space), now a pancake house.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #221 - March 11th, 2020, 9:26 am
    Post #221 - March 11th, 2020, 9:26 am Post #221 - March 11th, 2020, 9:26 am
    JoelF wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:Culver's will be opening a new store in Northbrook at the SW corner of Dundee and Sanders by mid-2020.

    My childhood stomping grounds - for years there was a McD's there (an unusual, in-strip-mall space), now a pancake house.
    Northbrook banned drive-thrus since day one but finally have started allowing them (McDonald's on Skokie Blvd, Dunkin', etc.).
  • Post #222 - March 11th, 2020, 11:10 am
    Post #222 - March 11th, 2020, 11:10 am Post #222 - March 11th, 2020, 11:10 am
    shakes wrote:Never tried it, but I've heard from multiple people that the pot roast sandwich is really good.

    It is but then again I haven’t met a pot roast sandwich I didn’t like.

    Hard to screw up.

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    The Original Nottoli & Son (pictured)
    7652 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #223 - February 12th, 2021, 6:23 pm
    Post #223 - February 12th, 2021, 6:23 pm Post #223 - February 12th, 2021, 6:23 pm
    Since another thread is discussing fish sandwiches, Culver's cod sandwich is a year-round thing.

    Walleye comes around this time of year.

    Both are worthwhile sandwiches.

    Giovanna
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    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #224 - April 20th, 2021, 2:06 pm
    Post #224 - April 20th, 2021, 2:06 pm Post #224 - April 20th, 2021, 2:06 pm
    Culver’s Could Be Coming To North Park After Getting Key City Approval.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/04/20 ... orth-park/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #225 - April 21st, 2021, 10:25 am
    Post #225 - April 21st, 2021, 10:25 am Post #225 - April 21st, 2021, 10:25 am
    The Culver's at the Montrose Brown Line stop is definitely under construction and being fitted out. Also, it is now officially listed as "opening soon" on the Culver's website. It's going to be interesting to see how a Culver's survives in a lower density urban area without a drive-thru or lots of parking (unless it has those things, but it's not obvious).
  • Post #226 - April 21st, 2021, 2:08 pm
    Post #226 - April 21st, 2021, 2:08 pm Post #226 - April 21st, 2021, 2:08 pm
    kateem wrote:The Culver's at the Montrose Brown Line stop is definitely under construction and being fitted out. Also, it is now officially listed as "opening soon" on the Culver's website. It's going to be interesting to see how a Culver's survives in a lower density urban area without a drive-thru or lots of parking (unless it has those things, but it's not obvious).


    I'm no culver's accountant, but I think they'll do fine given the amount of foot traffic and families in the neighborhood. I live about 5 blocks away and have mixed feelings. Culvers is hands down my favorite fast food chain, but I wonder if it can hold that title once it becomes so accessible. Right now I probably eat it once a month...and it's a special treat. Not sure if that proximity might take the shine off.

    What will be interesting to see is how Margie's does after Culvers opens. It's gonna be a Custard v. Old School Sunday war. Hoping that it's a symbiotic relationship and they can feed off each other.
  • Post #227 - April 21st, 2021, 3:06 pm
    Post #227 - April 21st, 2021, 3:06 pm Post #227 - April 21st, 2021, 3:06 pm
    kateem wrote:The Culver's at the Montrose Brown Line stop is definitely under construction and being fitted out. Also, it is now officially listed as "opening soon" on the Culver's website. It's going to be interesting to see how a Culver's survives in a lower density urban area without a drive-thru or lots of parking (unless it has those things, but it's not obvious).

    Uh, what? There's like 25,000 people per square mile around there and a built-in source of foot traffic literally right next to it. If there's a place that absolutely doesn't need a drive-in, that's it right there.
  • Post #228 - April 21st, 2021, 11:09 pm
    Post #228 - April 21st, 2021, 11:09 pm Post #228 - April 21st, 2021, 11:09 pm
    jellob1976 wrote:... I live about 5 blocks away and have mixed feelings. Culvers is hands down my favorite fast food chain, but I wonder if it can hold that title once it becomes so accessible. Right now I probably eat it once a month...and it's a special treat. Not sure if that proximity might take the shine off.


    I understand exactly how you feel. Steak n Shake used to be a favorite stop for us on road trips. Then, about 15 or more years ago, they opened one literally less than a minute from our house. I think I've been there five times since, and never stop at one on the road anymore.

    We always want what we can't have, and lose interest once it's readily available.

    Buddy
  • Post #229 - April 22nd, 2021, 7:06 am
    Post #229 - April 22nd, 2021, 7:06 am Post #229 - April 22nd, 2021, 7:06 am
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:
    jellob1976 wrote:... I live about 5 blocks away and have mixed feelings. Culvers is hands down my favorite fast food chain, but I wonder if it can hold that title once it becomes so accessible. Right now I probably eat it once a month...and it's a special treat. Not sure if that proximity might take the shine off.


    I understand exactly how you feel. Steak n Shake used to be a favorite stop for us on road trips. Then, about 15 or more years ago, they opened one literally less than a minute from our house. I think I've been there five times since, and never stop at one on the road anymore.

    We always want what we can't have, and lose interest once it's readily available.

    Buddy


    With me it's more a function of aging. I can no longer do calorie-intensive meals without consequences if I want to maintain my weight. So the fast food visits are far less frequent or limited to road trips, where all bets are off.
  • Post #230 - April 22nd, 2021, 7:24 am
    Post #230 - April 22nd, 2021, 7:24 am Post #230 - April 22nd, 2021, 7:24 am
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:
    jellob1976 wrote:... I live about 5 blocks away and have mixed feelings. Culvers is hands down my favorite fast food chain, but I wonder if it can hold that title once it becomes so accessible. Right now I probably eat it once a month...and it's a special treat. Not sure if that proximity might take the shine off.


    I understand exactly how you feel. Steak n Shake used to be a favorite stop for us on road trips. Then, about 15 or more years ago, they opened one literally less than a minute from our house. I think I've been there five times since, and never stop at one on the road anymore.

    Maybe that's the case, but the S&S near me (Randhurst) we stopped going to because (a) they got rid of things we liked (SueF was a big fan of their mustard-relish, I mourned the departure of the bottle of vinegared peppers, perfect for their chilli), (b) the place is always a dump: I've never been in there when the floor isn't at least dingy looking and often there's food or trash on the floor around the tables.

    The nearest Culver's is another 5-10 minutes away, we don't go often, but if we're going to stop for fast food on the road, it's almost always our choice if it's there.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #231 - April 22nd, 2021, 9:41 am
    Post #231 - April 22nd, 2021, 9:41 am Post #231 - April 22nd, 2021, 9:41 am
    JoelF wrote:
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:
    jellob1976 wrote:... I live about 5 blocks away and have mixed feelings. Culvers is hands down my favorite fast food chain, but I wonder if it can hold that title once it becomes so accessible. Right now I probably eat it once a month...and it's a special treat. Not sure if that proximity might take the shine off.


    I understand exactly how you feel. Steak n Shake used to be a favorite stop for us on road trips. Then, about 15 or more years ago, they opened one literally less than a minute from our house. I think I've been there five times since, and never stop at one on the road anymore.

    Maybe that's the case, but the S&S near me (Randhurst) we stopped going to because (a) they got rid of things we liked (SueF was a big fan of their mustard-relish, I mourned the departure of the bottle of vinegared peppers, perfect for their chilli), (b) the place is always a dump: I've never been in there when the floor isn't at least dingy looking and often there's food or trash on the floor around the tables.

    The nearest Culver's is another 5-10 minutes away, we don't go often, but if we're going to stop for fast food on the road, it's almost always our choice if it's there.


    Steak and Shakes are very much hit or miss in my experience. We have season passes to Six Flags, and since I'm pretty frugal (as my sons are well aware), we often hit up the Gurnee S&S on the way home instead of eating park food, since it's about 30 seconds from the park entrance.

    Now that's a pretty great one. I like the fast food/sit-down hybrid thing; it always seems to have a decent crowd but we've never had to wait for a table; and it's always quick and good. That said, no one will ever convince me that shoestring fries are in anyway preferable.

    I'll still eat 'em; but I don't understand why they exist. Standard, crinkle, steak, curly, hand cut...they're all superior to the shoestring (And none of it is as good as Culvers).
  • Post #232 - May 25th, 2021, 4:02 pm
    Post #232 - May 25th, 2021, 4:02 pm Post #232 - May 25th, 2021, 4:02 pm
    Has anyone been to the Montrose/Ravenswood location since it allegedly opened yesterday? I don't have a car and not sure I want to traipse all the way over there to see they aren't open.
  • Post #233 - May 25th, 2021, 4:14 pm
    Post #233 - May 25th, 2021, 4:14 pm Post #233 - May 25th, 2021, 4:14 pm
    lodasi wrote:Has anyone been to the Montrose/Ravenswood location since it allegedly opened yesterday? I don't have a car and not sure I want to traipse all the way over there to see they aren't open.

    At least you could hit Margie's over there for your frozen dessert needs if Culver's isn't open for some reason. ;-)
    -Mary
  • Post #234 - May 26th, 2021, 8:39 am
    Post #234 - May 26th, 2021, 8:39 am Post #234 - May 26th, 2021, 8:39 am
    lodasi wrote:Has anyone been to the Montrose/Ravenswood location since it allegedly opened yesterday? I don't have a car and not sure I want to traipse all the way over there to see they aren't open.

    According to a Block Club article, the Ravenswood Culver's is set to open at 10 AM on May 31.
    -Mary
  • Post #235 - May 27th, 2021, 7:50 am
    Post #235 - May 27th, 2021, 7:50 am Post #235 - May 27th, 2021, 7:50 am
    The GP wrote:
    lodasi wrote:Has anyone been to the Montrose/Ravenswood location since it allegedly opened yesterday? I don't have a car and not sure I want to traipse all the way over there to see they aren't open.

    According to a Block Club article, the Ravenswood Culver's is set to open at 10 AM on May 31.

    Thank you, I only saw the initial version of the article which when published on the 19th said the opening day was the 24th.
  • Post #236 - June 16th, 2021, 4:07 pm
    Post #236 - June 16th, 2021, 4:07 pm Post #236 - June 16th, 2021, 4:07 pm
    Coming to Pullman.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #237 - June 17th, 2021, 8:12 am
    Post #237 - June 17th, 2021, 8:12 am Post #237 - June 17th, 2021, 8:12 am
    The GP wrote:
    lodasi wrote:Has anyone been to the Montrose/Ravenswood location since it allegedly opened yesterday? I don't have a car and not sure I want to traipse all the way over there to see they aren't open.

    At least you could hit Margie's over there for your frozen dessert needs if Culver's isn't open for some reason. ;-)

    Now that you mention it, I think Margie's is more vulnerable than Culver's, now that Culver's has opened. I say this as an unabashed fan of Margie's. But Culver's will be quicker and easier for lots of families in the neighborhood.
    Pithy quote here.

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