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Christy Creme

2853 N. Broadway
Council Bluffs  Iowa  51503
United States
(712) 322-2778
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Theresa Farrage
An iconic family restaurant where the hamburgers and fries are as legendary as the homemade sherbet.

Christy Creme started in 1954 with just a walk-up window serving burgers and shakes, but it has steadily morphed into a cozy restaurant sitting on the scenic Old Lincoln Highway. There's only one location, and it's only open from February to November, but it's become a neighborhood centerpiece. The legacy of Christy Creme is really about food: inexpensive, old-fashioned hamburgers ($3.45), french fries ($1.85) and desserts like homemade sherbets, soft-serve ice cream (a small cone is just $.95), malts and shakes, and specialty sundaes ($5-$6). With prices like these, you really can't go wrong. We had a burger and fries, which are served in no-frills paper boats. The hamburger was scrumptious, cooked to perfection, moist, juicy and lean. The fries were extra crispy and piping hot. If you're looking for gourmet hamburgers and pristine presentation, you won't find it here. But if you want a quality hamburger that doesn't skimp on taste, then Christy Creme is your place. On warm summer days, sit outside beneath the gigantic green umbrellas and enjoy a tasty treat with your canine companion (they even have special days in August where your pooch can get a free ice cream cone when you order one). Or join the One Lap of the Bluffs bike ride that starts and ends at Christy Creme.

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