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Crystal Café

4601 Dakota Ave., South Sioux City, NE - (402) 494-5471
The lunch menu features breaded pork tenderloin, bowls of chili, and hamburgers that include 1/3-pounders and a ten-ounce king-of-the-road Texaco Burger. The chocolate pie was grand. It was exciting to watch the waitress cut a piece, using a moistened warm knife to slide down through a full eight inches of whipped topping, then balance a taller-than-wide slice on a plate.
88% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
cream pie
pork tenderloin
sweet roll

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"At 8:30 in the morning at the Crystal Café, the sour cream raisin pie comes out from the kitchen too hot to slice. At the counter and in the booths, men and women who are starting the day (and some finishing a long night) converse about issues that include jackknives, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

4601 Dakota Ave., South Sioux City, NE
(402) 494-5471

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Cream pies are the specialty of the house.
"Cream pies are the specialty of the house."
Michael Stern





Well worth the detour off the interstate... Crystal Cafe's sour cream raisin pie.
"Well worth the detour off the interstate... Crystal Cafe's sour cream raisin pie."
Cliff Strutz


A hearty breakfast: chicken fried steak with gravy, hash browns, eggs, and toast.
"A hearty breakfast: chicken fried steak with gravy, hash browns, eggs, and toast."
Michael Stern


Crystal Cafe's sweet roll is very sticky and very much fun to eat.
"Crystal Cafe's sweet roll is very sticky and very much fun to eat."
Michael Stern


Early morning at the Crystal Cafe: a trucker coffees up for the day.
"Early morning at the Crystal Cafe: a trucker coffees up for the day."
Michael Stern


At the counter near the cash register: truck stop humor
"At the counter near the cash register: truck stop humor"
Michael Stern


Few gas station restaurants serve good food. The Crystal Cafe is an exception.
"Few gas station restaurants serve good food. The Crystal Cafe is an exception."
Michael Stern



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