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“Part of the Coug Experience”

Cougar Country Drive-In
Ranked #7 of 82 Restaurants in Pullman
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Part of the Coug Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Old school drive-in experience that has stood the test of time. Excellent fried food love! I crave their chicken strips and fries with fry sauce! Great frozen treats too!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Spokane, Washington
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I do not get it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

My son raved about this place when he comes down for visits to Pullman so I had to try. Yes the burgers were better than average but nothing too exciting and the prices are high too. I will say that they do have the best homemade strawberry milkshakes with real berries and not the flavorings stuff so props for the milkshakes.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Mkim25
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Bellingham, Washington
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Newsflash: Organic, local devotee falls hard for fast food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

I typically avoid fast food like the plague but was compelled, as a new "Coug Mom" (oldest son now at WSU) to try this local institution. Had to swallow my pride, as a devotee of organic & local, but the history, tradition, and plain old fashioned appearance drew me in. The interior decor is simple and clean, in a good way. Fashions & music may change and screens may be the norm, but bottom line, this place probably hasn't changed much over the years.

The menu items are priced individually and while there's some variety, it's a burger & fries place at heart. Accordingly, I ordered just that. The collegiate employees were prompt and cheerful, serving up my food (order & pick up at a counter) in no time.

The food was perfection. Fries were the basic crinkle-cut and quarter pounder was oh-so-good with plenty of extras. The creme de la creme was the huckleberry milkshake. Folks, if you do nothing else while in Pullman ~ even if you're just passing through ~ take advantage of this seasonal specialty. Seriously can't say enough good things about this shake; the only "drawback" about it is that it does require a spoon, as the huckleberries are too big & abundant to drink merely with a straw. One of these shakes alone is a meal, but do yourself a favor and preface it with a slice of Americana in the form of a burger & fries.

So glad I set aside my assumptions and stopped in to Cougar Country. I'll be a regular during my college visits from here on out.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Local fast food for 40 years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I've been enjoying their milk shakes my whole life - real huckleberries or strawberries! Burgers have a great taste and the fries always cooked just right.

  • Visited August 2013
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Clarkston, Washington, United States
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“Best Burger”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Fantastic service and great taste. Outstanding fry sauce and fun atmosphere. Will go back and repeat my trip often!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Millie O
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