One of the first things you will notice about Cy’s Drive-In is the size. It is a super tiny building. Being that it is advertised as a drive-in, you expect curb side service, and they have a sign that says CURB SERVICE in big, bold letters. Under that sign however, on a 8″x11″ piece of paper there is a sign that says “Sorry, no car hop services avaliable”. That was the 1st of many disappointments.
The only restroom at the facility is outside. Now, their location is not in a great area, so having to go outside to use the restroom, especially with weather in Colorado, was not appealing at all. And especially where small children would be concerned, I don’t feel that it is very safe.
I ordered the Pork Tenderloin with American cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and mustard. The bacon was incredibly overcooked and very salty. It tasted like pre-cooked bacon that had been sitting for quite some time. The mushrooms were obviously canned, which is fine, but I think they had been sitting for a while too because they were cold. The pork tenderloin itself was super thin, obviously frozen, and had no flavor what so ever.
Again, the bacon was gross. It tasted like it had been sitting all day and was just briefly heated. It was served on the burger in literally a globular mess. John couldn’t even separate it. The burger patty itself was very dry. The flavor on it tasted like it had been cooked on a flat top that hadn’t been cleaned in a while. It was super small, like smaller than a hamburger patty at McDonald’s. The bread was super thin, to the point that it looked like it had been under a box and smashed.
The fries were not fresh at all. They were hot, but we suspect that is because they were pre-cooked in a large batch and thrown back in the grease to re-heat them. That is how they tasted at least.
We ordered the fried mushrooms expecting them to come with the meal and to eat them as an appetizer of sorts. That didn’t happen. Our sandwiches were brought out to us, and we were told then that the mushrooms would be out momentarily. We then watched the person that brought us our food go back and talk to the cook. About 5-7 minutes later the cook brought the mushrooms out and kinda laughed saying that it was his fault. So, obviously, the mushrooms weren’t even a thought until after we got the other part of our meal.
Even with that being said, the mushrooms were extremely overcooked. It was to the point that you couldn’t even stick a fork into the breading of the mushrooms. They were served with 2 cups of ranch dressing, at least I think that was what it was supposed to be. Whatever it was, it wasn’t fresh and you could taste the fact that it had been sitting in their walk-in for quite some time.
By the time we were almost finished with the mushrooms, you could see the grease on the bottom of the basket. It was a small puddle, and it wasn’t even shiny new grease. I might have been forgiving then. But, this was grease that had very obviously not been changed for a bit.
At one point during our meal, all three of the employees that were working were not even in the building. They were all standing outside having social hour. And then, we watched a person, who was identified by current employees as a former employee, drive by yelling how awful the place was and flipping the building off. That really doesn’t say much for employee morale.
Honestly, we spent about $29 for our meal, and probably could have gotten something better at McDonald’s for the same amount of money. For the food you get, it is definitely overpriced. We went straight home after our meal, and by the time we got home we both had indigestion. We will not be going back.