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Crazy Train Pub & Grill

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26345 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549 (Formerly Goodtimes Pub & Grill)
+1 951-965-5222
08:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 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
Palm Springs, California
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109 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
Palm Desert, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 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 to your pets too. Love it.

1 Thank Shelley F
Palm Springs, California
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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 disappointed. Great burgers.

1 Thank Nels
La Quinta, California
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 entertainment brought on by Willy B and friends! So, if your looking for cheap eats... More 

Thank SDPeterson
San Diego
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 for us😒

Thank Vinster7
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 would definitely go there again.

1 Thank srashford
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 is smaller and less expensive.. Good food with friendly service. we always stop there when... More 

3 Thank Richard S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

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

3 Thank MarcyLem
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

I have been to a lot of restaurants in idyllwild and they don't know how to cook. I'm a chef so yes I'm a strong critic but seriously how do you mess up wings and have a dirty restaurant. The owner is sweet and very friendly. The burgers are to die for and the desserts oh my!! Very clean environment... More 

3 Thank shawn m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?