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Palms Krystal Bar & Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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All gourmet burgers include fresh cut fries or cup of chicken noodle soup.
All sandwiches include fresh cut fries or cup of chicken noodle soup.
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
The Ranchburger
This one‏ made us famous - 6 oz. Of USDA certified black angus beef on a toasted bun w/ mustard & relish - no frills, just a delicious burger.
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
The Swiss Burger
Our usda black angus 6 oz. burger topped w/ Swiss cheese, sauteed onions & mushrooms.
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
Sweet Onion Burger
Our usda 6 oz. black angus burger on a toasted onion bun w/ a hint of garlic butter & smothered w/ lots of grilled sweet onions & melted American cheese.
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
The Ultimate Bacon Burger
Our 6 oz. Black angus burger topped w/ applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, crispy onion strings, mayo, lettuce, tomato & pickle. Served w/ a side of our BBQ sauce.
Bacon $+0.89
BBQ sauce $+0.89
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
The Krispy Klucker
A seasoned chicken breast deep fried & topped w/ melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato & mayo on a toasted bun - delicious
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
New York Deli Reuben
Fresh cooked in house corned beef or turkey piled high w/ Swiss & sauerkraut on thick grilled rye served w/ 1000 island on the side.
Regular $8.99
Half sandwich $6.99
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
Hot Turkey Sandwich
We oven-roast our turkey in house & serve it sliced on country white bread w/ homemade mashed potatoes & gravy.
Chowder $+0.50
Scream soups $+0.50
Fresh cut fries
Cup of chicken noodle soup
Bit of Both
A bowl of soup or garden salad w/ a 1/2 sandwich. Choice of turkey, corned beef or ham on rye, white or wheat.
Traditional two-two piece $7.99
Traditional four piece $10.49
BBQ $8.49
BBQ $11.49
Chicken in the Rough
Buffalo $+1.00
BBQ sauce $+1.00
Our Famous Wings Dinner
Served original style. Served w/ fresh cut fries & cole slaw
Chicken Tender Dinner
Served w/ fresh cut shoestrings & cole slaw.
Deep Fried Chicken Gizzard Dinner
Lightly breaded & deep fried
Fried Chicken Livers
Served w/ fresh cut shoestrings & cole slaw. Livers are pan-friend & take 20 minutes.
Every day we slow-cook our meats for up to 12 hours. We rub them w/ russ' secret dry rub & then use some of our own special BBQ sauces - our slow-cooked sweet BBQ sauce or carolina tangy honey mustard.
BBQ entrees include choice of two sides. BBQ sandwiches include choice of one side.
Sides: mashed potatoes, creamy cole slaw, fresh cut fries, potato salad, apple sauce, potato wedges.
1/4 slab $8.99
1/2 slab $13.99
Cooked sweet BBQ
Carolina tangy honey mustard
Rack of BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Our award winning baby back ribs are season w/ Russ' secret rub then basted w/ your choice of bbq sauces. they are so delicious
Cooked sweet BBQ
Carolina tangy honey mustard
BBQ Combos
1/4 Slab of Mr. Boss Hogg's award winning bbq ribs & par it it w/ any one of the following: 2 pcs. "chicken in the rough," 2-pork sliders, Russ' slow cooked pulled pork, beef brisket.
Cooked sweet BBQ
Carolina tangy honey mustard
Cowboy BBQ Brisket of Beef
Tender cooked BBQ brisket of beef topped w/ mashed potatoes, our own BBQ gravy & frizzled fried onions.
Cooked sweet BBQ
Carolina tangy honey mustard
The Cheezy Texas Brisket Sandwich
Our slow-cooked beef-brisket w/ shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sliced onion on a grilled steak bun topped w/ mozzarella cheese stir & drizzled w/ BBQ sauce.
Cooked sweet BBQ
Carolina tangy honey mustard
The Longhorn
Thin sliced beef brisket, sauteed onions & pepper jack cheese w/ our carolina tangy honey mustard sauce on grilled texas toast.
Cooked sweet BBQ
Carolina tangy honey mustard
The Big Pig
Applewood bacon,‏ pulled pork & ham stacked high & mighty on a steak bun w/ cole slaw & cheddar cheese.
Cooked sweet BBQ
Carolina tangy honey mustard
The Best BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Our slow cooked pulled BBQ pork w/ bacon, creamy cole slaw & cheddar cheese on a toasted onion roll. Can also be served w/ BBQ chicken.
All seafood entrees include: soup, salad or cole slaw & choice of potato.
Cole slaw
Chowders $+0.50
Cream soups $+0.50
Cape Cod Basket
For the seafood lover - red hook ale beer-battered shrimp & hand breaded jumbo fried clam strips.
Cole slaw
Chowders $+0.50
Cream soups $+0.50
Lemon Pepper Broiled Icelandic Cod
Our hand-cut‏ icelandic cod lightly seasoned & broiled & topped w/ lemon-pepper bread crumbs.
Cole slaw
Chowders $+0.50
Cream soups $+0.50
Fish & Chips
An old favorite is back! Made w/ hand-cut icelandic cod lightly breaded w/ our special seasoning & perfectly deep fried.
Cole slaw
Chowders $+0.50
Cream soups $+0.50
Fresh Water Lake Pickerel
A traditional‏ favorite- broiled, pan-fried or deep-fried.
Applewood Chopped Salad
Grilled chicken over chopped greens, w/ chopped applewood smoked bacon & apples, grapes, bleu cheese crumbles & candied pecans. Served w/ lemon-poppyseed dressing & a muffin.
Chowder $+0.50
Cream soups $+0.50
Gourmet Salad & Soup Combo
Half portion of any of the above salads w/ a cup of soup.
Traverse City Chicken & Cherry Salad
Spring mix lettuce topped w/ traverse city dried cherries, walnuts, bleu cheese & red onions. served w/ Martha's homemade raspberry vinaigrette & a muffin.
Cup $2.59
Bowl $3.50
Our Famous Homemade Chicken Soup
Cup $2.69
Bowl $3.69
Soup Du Jour
Russ' great soups
Cup $2.99
Bowl $3.99
All Chowders, Bisques & Cream Soups
Crock of French Onion Soup
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cheese Balls
Served w/ ranch
Deep Fried Dill Pickle Spears
Deep Fried Mushrooms
Lightly battered & deep fried
Brew City Colossal Onion Rings
Chicken Tenders Appetizer
Asian Wings
Our famous wings in our own special asian sauce
Buffalo $+0.75
Red Hook Ale Beer Battered Shrimp
Texas Tater Wedges
Wedges of potatoes topped w/ cheddar & monterey jack cheese, bacon, sour cream & scallions
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Served w/ homemade ranch dressing
Deep Fried Chicken Gizzards
Lightly breaded & deep fried
Pork Chops
Two 6oz. Center cut chops served breaded & deep fried, broiled or BBQ.
The Palms Sirloin Steak Supreme
Our 8 oz. Sirloin steak, broiled to your liking & topped w/ a cabernet sauvignon garlic butter.
Sirloin Steak Supreme
Our 8 oz. sirloin steak topped w/ garlic butter, sauteed onions & mushrooms & melted Swiss cheese.
Bourbon Street Sirloin Steak
Our 8 oz. Sirloin grilled w/ our own cajun rub then topped w/ caramelized onions & jack daniels bourbon sauce.
In 1936 Beverly and Rubye Osborne were driving west from Oklahoma to California. They had no reason to be joyful. They were middle aged and the Depression had wiped out their savings. On this particular afternoon it seemed that everyone in the state was attempting to escape the famine of the Oklahoma dust bowl. With not much more than their meager belongings and a basket of fried chicken, Beverly Osborne coaxed his Ford pickup across the barren prairie. Suddenly, a bump in the rutted road scattered the chicken and basket. Picking it up, Rubye complained "this is really Chicken in the Rough®." With that chance remark, a fortune was born. Beverly turned his truck around and headed back home. A
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Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the restroom and had dinner waited 45 min for food and the staff was rude it definitely is not the same restaurant I know from years ago Bathroom was filthy

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RedMan2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate lunch here on Thursday, March 7, 2019. I ordered the Krispy Klucker sandwich (baked chicken on a soft roll with cole slaw, lettuce, tomatoes) a side of cole slaw, a Rochester Red beer made in Michigan, and decaf coffee with a scoop of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 512lindeb
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Our group of 30 (14 year old hockey team) visited this great little spot and was not disappointed. Old style setting and service was just what we needed after a long day at the rink. A definite must visit

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mdp22
Reviewed January 12, 2019

One of the last places on earth you can get Chicken-in-the Rough (predecessor to the Colonel) broasted chicken. It's delicious--as are the fries.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank frequentflyermom
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We came in as a hockey group of 30 and the service was fast, friendly, and efficient. The food was amazing! Highly recommend the chicken and waffle with honey pecan sauce. WOW! Thank you Palms Krystal

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ADCOliver80
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I am not a fried food guy, but stopped in here as it looked like a cool old spot. Boy was I right! Has a tidy road side diner feel. So good we went here two of three days in Port Huron. The fired chicken...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bmatt033
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We have been here several times. The food is consistently good, and the service was excellent! We will definitely go again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed November 28, 2018

As an 'Out of Towner' I was a bit reluctant to try this place. It doesn't have the curb appeal that most chain restaurants have but I decided the excellent reviews would override my hesitation. I'm so glad I did. Now I see the exterior...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Classic chicken basket dinners served with a smile. Always great to revisit local nostalgia with good food as a staple expectation.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 471dickt
Reviewed November 12, 2018

If you haven't tried this place yet...WHAT are you waiting for? Chicken in the Rough is best known for their Wonderful Chicken Dinners! Never had a disappointing meal here.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Debby B
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Debby W
August 25, 2016|
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Response from PalmsKrystal | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question, and thank you everyone for helping me to answer, I think you all did a great job! I would just like to add a couple things :) Our chicken is deep fried, not broasted. Broasting is... More
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