When you live in Belton, you have no idea what a good burger tastes like. You probably haven't been to Austin and experienced burgers like Hut's, Fran's, Casino el Camino, or Nau's Enfield. Though you haven't tried a decent burger, your nose is still high in the air as you negatively compare a McDonald's burger to a Crow's burger.
My friend, Quani, and I were in Belton to see ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and we found several extremely positive Yelp reviews about Crow's, including two from personal friends of ours. Either some of my friends have really bad taste in burgers, or the worst cook in the history of man was on duty that day.
Quani and I each got a cheeseburger and french fries, and Quani got a chocolate shake. I suspect she thought the shake was the best part of her meal. We're both food reviewers, and neither of us were happy with our food.
Service was pretty fantastic. You order at the counter of this teeny shack, pay (they amazingly accept credit cards), and wait for your bag. They even have a makeshift drive-thru. They had no problem taking the tomato and mustard off my burger or adding mayo. So we got our bags and ventured to one of about five shaded picnic tables in the muddy grass.
The main problem is the meat patty. After all, the meat patty makes your burger. If you've got poor-quality, badly-cooked meat on a bun, the bun and toppings won't act as much of a saving grace. In Crow's case, the meat patty was paper thin. Like, Wendy's thin. Continuing with the paper theme, I'll say that the burger was so overcooked that we each could've gotten paper cuts on the edges of the incredibly thin meat patties (per Quani). Once I tore off the incinerated pieces, the burger was just barely decent-tasting. Very plain, and dry as fuck. I like a little juiciness in my burger. A little blood cascading down my wrists is even better, but if a place is unwilling to cook it medium rare, I'll take the juiciness. The fries were fat fuckers with no skin, no crunch, little grease, and too little salt. I'm not much of a fry person, but I prefer my fries to be thinner, greasier and crunchier.
Frankly, McDonald's is nearly on par with this place. Actually, I would prefer McDonald's if I ever stop in Belton for a burger again.