596 W 3rd St, Covington, KY | Directions 4101139.087874 -84.519757
What you crave? Sure are what I miss! – If you've never seen White Castle burgers before; you might be turned off by these soggy little bites. They don't look like the all American hamburger at all, bearing a closer resemblance to dim-sum.
So set your idea of what a burger should be aside for a moment, and just enjoy this unique snack on it's own terms. The White Castle "slider" (as the burgers are called) is small. How small? For a medium sized lunch I eat 4. I've eaten 9 in one sitting before, but was...uncomfortable.
They are all beef, but very thin - the meat patty being about as thick as 2 CDs pressed together. The patty is square and has 5 holes, which allows the meat to cook completely without being flipped. They are 'steam grilled' on top of a bed of finely diced onion. If you don't care for the smell of grilled onion - just turn back now. White Castle isn't your thing.
Still with me? Good - now where were we? Oh yes, steam grilled on onions. As they cook, the buns are set on top of the burgers. This softens the bun with onion steam. The burgers are then placed on the bun, dressed with a pickle slice and boxed. Cheese is available for an extra charge, but purists look down upon such practices.
The fries are fairly standard crinkle cut. Other sides are available, such as onion petals and cheese sticks.
Service tends to be decent, as White Castle is a good place to work, offering regular raises and health care benefits to even part time workers. The coffee is widely considered to be excellent.
I've relocataed away from the midwest, and my only White Castle fix has been via the frozen ones that I pick up at Aldi. They're not bad - if you add your own pickle they're about 90% identical to the fresh variety, but the atmosphere is sure missed. Many White Castles are open 24 hours, which inevitably makes for good people watching, and my wife is not a White Castle fan, so I'd always go in to order as I wasn't allowed to eat 'em in the car.
Fast-food burger chain inspires cult-like devotion for its steam-grilled, all-beef Slyders. – In Short
A late-night crowd orders miniature burgers by the sackful at this castle-shaped Midwestern chain restaurant. The menu is short and sweet: hamburgers, cheeseburgers and double cheeseburgers, with all-beef patties steam-grilled on a pile of onions and served on square white buns with pickles. Extras like bacon and jalapeno cheese are also available, as well as non-burger options like fried chicken or fish sandwiches and sides of fries, onion rings and cheese sticks.
white castles and people watching!! – Love the white catles and the restaurant!! All kinds of society's finest can be found at one time or another.... especially after the clubs shut down!!! Granted, the burgers could be less greasy, but, hey! They're WHITE CASTLES !!! I don't go there to get sirloin steak... I want fast, inexpensive, tasty food, with a bit of "entertainment" late at night!!! Who's agreeing with me????? Lol.....
Best value for the money – I grew up on White Castles. When I left the area for almost 2 years, I missed the hot burgers and the fries and the best coffee there is. When I returned to the area, I brought a new husband and turn him on to White Castles. It was the first spot that we ate at when we hit town. The frozen ones are not as good as a fresh burger
Better Frozen – They taste better frozen, bought from the store. Even then they still aren't really good. They're quick, that's the only good thing.
White Castle is Disguisting! – I hate white Castle, they have 2 greasy of burgers and they gross me out!
White Castle, is it good? – I personally do not like White Castle....yes it is inexpensive but you can taste the inexpensiveness in their foods......
Dog food – White Castle hamburgers taste lke dog food - GROSS! No none REALLY likes these...the only thing they like is that this place is CHEAP - read - because otherwise W.C. wouldn't sell a ONE. Yuck.
gut bombs – 'steam grilled' tiny burgers with holes in them with a pickle is not what I'd call an exciting burger!
Dave&Busters – this palce is so good you get tons of food at low prices theres games the kids can play the serveice is great the Restrooms are very clean
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