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“Worst place to have a burger”

Appaloosa Spur Steak Ranch
Ranked #11 of 30 Restaurants in Middelburg
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: Spoil your family & eat out at Appaloosa Spur. We are the best steakhouse & burger restaurant in Middelburg. Bring along your kids for some great tasting food & dessert from our famous Spur menu.
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Worst place to have a burger”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

I must admit that one can't really have high expectations of any fast food joint, but this one was terrible to a degree that I felt compelled to share my experience. "A taste for life" the Spur adverts say.

Well.. I can surely agree that anyone who wants to live beyond it's visit to Spur will stay far away from this burger joint. Everything sucked from the get go, service and most of all... the food! The chips were hardly deep fried, and the burger could have been better used to play frisbee. Add on prices which are ridiculously high compared to other fastfood joints and one can spell "rip off".

Warning signs at the entrance would not have been out of order. The Petroazul stop itself is great though, one of the best you'll pass while being on the road from Jhb to Kruger. Just avoid Spur at all times. That is.. if you indeed have "a taste for life".

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank SBO81
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The best place to stop on the way to Kruger”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

A truck-stop (as we call them in the US) done right. This is a petrol station turned into a tourist destination in its own right.In addition to petrol, a quick stop shop, a Mug & Bean and the Appaloosa Spur, they have wildlife!

Behind the restaurant and down a small slope there is an artificial water hole with cape buffalo, white rhino, eland, ostridge and, for some reason, emu. The facility is configured such that the men's room urinals overlook this panorama, and one has the unique opportunity to see tourists taking pictures of each other at the urinals.

The Spur serves the same food as other locations, a step above most international fast food places. They are always pretty busy but seem well managed. There is a play center for children in a fenced area behind the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank winnydpu
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Norfolk, UK
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165 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“A great place to stop off”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stopped off here on the way to and from Kruger National Park. We had read about the dangers of the Shell Ultracity on the same road, so we were a little concerned, but this place was great. There are lots of car park attendants and they also have armed security guards in the car park. The Spur was great - good sized portions and nice food. There was also another food place in the same service station but we didn't try it. There is a large shop, and toilet facilities. There is also a petrol station.

To the back of the Spur restaurant is a kind of animal park with rhino, buffalo, zebra, eland, and ostrich. You can view the animals from the carpark, from benches, or within the service station near the toilets.

I would recommend this place as a good stop due to the security. It gave peace of mind with having the car full of all of our luggage and the absence of parcel shelves in the hire cars!

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank SamB77
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