I would give this establishment a ZERO if it was possible. First off the people who work there are WACK. They blankly stare at you and are rude. So suffice it to say that the service SUCKS. Hint: try NOT to hire too many tattoo-ladened, self-loathing mouth breathers. The burgers are greasy, the fries are soggy and many of the patrons are unsavory to say the least. Two acquaintances of mine had their rides broken into while there (on two separate occasions). For those of you who believe that this joint is one of the best burger spots in SA, it s obvious that you re NOT from SA, and/or have NEVER had a good burger. Their burgers are ALMOST as good as Whataburger (another place real SA ers who know better, laugh at). Two middle fingers DOWN waaaay down, forget the thumbs! Save your money.
The days of a great hamburger are no longer at Chesters...No poppy seed buns, smaller buns, the flavor is gone from the past burgers..Fries are soggy, and you cant miss the smell and taste of old grease used to cook the fries and and frozen onion rings....Chris Madrids has changed as well from its days of making a great burger but still makes a far better burger than Chesters.
The absolute BEST BURGER in town - I prefer it over Lone Star, Chris Madrid's and Fuddrucker's. They no longer have Poppy Seed buns due to a problem with a supplier but they're still the reigning king, IMHO. Best TASTE, always FRESH, great CHEESE, PERFECT FRIES - my all-time favorite fries and I consider myself a fry-snob. I don't care for their onion rings but their Burger and Fries beat out the rest! I'm a local who's been going to Chester's for years and will continue for many years to come!
Burgers are good - don't know why they're voted the best, though. I don't exactly fall over in my chair when I've had them.
My biggest gripe has nothing to do with the food or the atmosphere, though. I can't believe they don't have a website. You'd think they'd have one. I work in a very big company just down the street. We normally order out for lunch and we rarely (if ever) go to Chester's because we can't ever find a menu (and faxing gets old).
The place is very laid back to where you can just go and chill with friends. Their milkshakes are excellent as are their french fries. The poppy seed buns for their burgers are what make them so different and so good.
Finally went to Chesters, good everyday burger. I like Chris Madrid's burgers better, but these burgers are good have great flavor. The fries are fresh cut and good so are the onion rings. I would go again.