Me and some friends come to Starkville to train at MSU. Supposedly there are two major hamburger joints here, Christy's and Mugshots. So we decided to try both and give an unbiased out of town opinion. After eating at both places it was a unanimous decision. Mugshots is so much better that we were not sure what the debate was about. Mugshots had lots of choices a moist huge patty and awesome fresh bun... And the fries were awesome. One of the best I have ever had. Christy's on the other hand was a huge disappointment and expensive. I could have went to Hardee's. Patty's bun and burger was dry, fries come out of an frozen grocery bag. Just go to Mugshots I promise you will not regret it and it was the same price. They even had a black bean burger for our vegetarian friend. Christy's had a topping bar you even had to top your own burger for over 9 dollars. Mugshots atmosphere was really nice. Christy's was a greasy spoon.
If your looking for the best burgers in town, this is the place! The only problem I have with this restaurant is the service. I've dined there several times and every time it takes forever for my food to arrive ESPECIALLY if it's crowded. Once I spoke with the manager regarding an order I received that had cold fries and he was a complete jerk! Hey, the least he could have done was offer me some fresh hot fries, a free meal or something. I GOT NOTHING!
I've always enjoyed my burgers at this place as well as my beer. The burgers and buns are frozen sysco, but they've always been prepared well and served hot. Sadly, the service here has never been anything more than sparsely adequate.
Last night was only the second time we had gone to Mugshots. The food was delicious when we finally got it. From the time our order was taken until we received our food was OVER AN HOUR! Food is good but service is extremely slow!