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Jan 22, 2014 05:45 PM

Crazy Cow (Ballston Spa)

Had a quick lunch at Crazy Cow recently.

A lot of thought went into this family owned restaurant. Right down to the cowtail candy I received with my bill. Not sure if that was Froggy playing in the background. Love the attention to detail. Service is friendly and attentive.

I had a turkey burger with peach barbecue sauce and sweet potato fries. Everything is made to order. Fresh and delicious. One of the best turkey burgers I've had.

Kitschy, adorable, cow decor including cushions (all that plastic over them is kid friendly). No kids were there when I had lunch. Just couples and singles.

Might be a little hard to find if you're not local. Behind the Dunkin Donuts. Parking in front is limited. No beer/wine so more of a lunch place. Love that they're open to 9 pm (okay, so I can live without a beer with my burger) and deliver to a 5 mile radious (something besides pizza! Yay!). They have a rewards program and a business card drawing.

The Yelp perspective:

Now I have a lunch place besides The Iron Roost and The Whistling Kettle when I'm in Ballston Spa. Can't wait to go back :)

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  1. Went back again with a meat eater. They liked their burger. Thought the fries were salty.

    I had the turkey burger again with lettuce and tomato. Tomato was a meh Winter tomato. Sweet potato fries were really good.

    Can't wait to go with SO :)

    1. Went to Crazy Cow with SO. He had a build your own burger with sauteed onions, etc. I tasted his fries and they were a little soft. He said his burger was really good but a little more cooked than "medium."

      Suggest you order fries crispy or well done. Also if you want your burger cooked medium, maybe order it medium rare.

      I had a turkey burger with fried onion rings, sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese. I got the sweet potato fries and they were cooked perfectly. Crispy but not overdone. This is the best turkey burger I've had at a restaurant.

      1. Had dinner here with the family last night. A good meal enjoyed by all. All food was good quality, priced appropriately. Service was very good.

        While studying the burger options (there are many!) we were brought a complimentary bowl of kettle corn which was delicious. The “burgers” are your choice of ground beef, ground turkey, chicken breast, and fish, and I think veggie patty. Any of the listed burger topping combinations can be had with any of the protein choices. You can also “build-a-burger” with any 5 toppings for $8.95. They all come with fries or you can upgrade to specialty fries or some veggie options for a nominal fee.

        My husband and mother-in-law each had the Old School Heffer (basic beef burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and fries). I had the “Cow Was the Culprit” which is on the menu as chicken breast with parmesan sauce and sautéed mushrooms, onions and artichokes. I chose to have it with ground beef instead and upgraded to parmesan garlic fries (very good!). My son did the “build a burger” and for his 5 items chose…get ready… mozzarella cheese, BBQ sauce, hashbrown patties (you get two), bacon, and stuffing. Yes, stuffing, like turkey dinner stuffing. The result was a gargantuan mess, but he’s 14 and he was in heaven.

        Two small quibbles: (1) Our burger orders ranged from Medium Rare to Medium Well, but all came out the same. Not a problem for us, but others may be more particular. (2) The Kaiser roll on my “Culprit” had somehow gotten soggy on the bottom --- not beef juices soggy, but water soggy. Like maybe the plate was wet when they put the bun on it. Not a huge problem, but slightly unpleasant and it did fall apart, turning the burger into a knife-and-forker.

        Aside from the quibbles, everything was excellent and we would go back again in a heartbeat.

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        1. re: fisher

          fisher, I think their homemade rolls are just too fresh and get soggy. Can you believe I'm quibbling about freshness?

          Recently I had a mahi mahi burger with purple cabbage slaw, mango and ? Very good. I almost ordered my usual turkey burger and was very glad I tried something new.

          1. re: financialdistrictresident

            I just confirmed on their Facebook page that they announced their closing as of April 6.