Turner Tradition at Christy’s Tasty Queen

Turner Tradition at Christy’s Tasty Queen

We all know of a roadside diner that serves up a specialty, which is an experience all on it’s own. Some places are known for their chili or sliders, while others focus on a specific side dish. It seems like most places find at least one menu item that becomes synonymous with their name. The same can be said for Christy’s Tasty Queen, located at 1405 S 55th Street in Turner, Kansas.  This diminutive stop beckons diners with fresh fried menu items, and cold sugary treats. It is also home to a tenderloin sandwich that has a following of it’s own.

On any given day it would not be unusual to be greeted by the owner. The family is very involved in the local community, and you will often see flyers for various fundraisers and events plastered to the windows. Seating at Christy’s Tasty Queen is not a problem, as there is none on the inside. On the outside you will find a picnic table, but most people choose to eat in their cars or take the food to go. During the lunch rush this place can be a madhouse, as people flock here from the local businesses and schools.

Christy's Tasty Queen

If you ask a regular at Christy’s Tasty Queen what the specialty is, the answer would probably come out, the pork tenderloin sandwich. This sandwich has a bun that is about 5″ across, but it is dwarfed by the huge breaded slab of meaty goodness. It takes a strategic plan to attack this sandwich, and many find themselves having to divide to conquer. When coupled with fries, or better yet onion rings, this combination will satisfy all but the most hearty of appetites. Add a thick, creamy shake and you have a lunch that will create envy among your co-workers.

Christy’s Tasty Queen carries an assortment of other finger ready foods. Most are not anywhere near the realm of health food status, but the food is very flavorful. They open at 10:00 am on Monday through Saturday, and close around 7:00 pm, except for their 3:00 closing time on Saturdays. They are not open on Sundays, which is probably spent devising their next delicious menu addition. So why not drop by our neck of the woods, and give them a try. We think you will be hooked.

By |2018-04-22T08:46:48+00:00January 26th, 2017|Cheap Eats - $|24 Comments

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  1. Pat January 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Such a great place! The Tenderloin to die for. Also the Italian steak is wonderful. Thanks for posting about it. Go there at least once a month.

  2. Michael Walters January 26, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I like the new format.
    God Bless
    Michael Walters ( sutton)

    • Jeff & Crystal January 26, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks. We are really enjoying all of the new found freedom that it offers. It is also forcing me to become a better writer.

  3. Anonymous January 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you Jeff, that was awesome. I really appreciate you writing such a nice article. I think we owe you and Crystal a tenderloin!

    • Jeff & Crystal January 27, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

      I’m glad you liked the article. It seems to be well received, which tells us that many people love your restaurant. Keep up the great job.

  4. Mark January 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    One the last dying breed a family owned small business eatery good food done by great people

    • Jeff & Crystal January 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      How true, although there are still some to be found with a little research. That is why our blog tries to include some of these smaller businesses. They are just regular people trying to make a living doing something they love.

  5. cindy edwards January 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    best cokes, icecream, shakes burgers, tacos, tenderloins…

  6. Frieda January 27, 2017 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Thanks Jeff andCrystal , I sure enjoy going to Christy when ever I get to come to KC one of my favorite spots ,tenderloins favorite and black raspberry shake yum,yum

  7. Frieda January 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks Jeff andCrystal well what more can I say I love going to Christy , love their onion rings

  8. amanda January 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    It’s always amazing I love exspecislly the crushed ice for.pops lol and the best cheese.poppers

    • Jeff & Crystal January 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Yes it is. We stopped by today, and the same good food as always.

  9. Patti January 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    The tenderloin is THE BEST! So are the cherry limeaides!

  10. jeanette July 8, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

    location? thanks.

    • jeanette July 8, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

      oops. never mind. missed it in the text

      • Jeff & Crystal July 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm - Reply

        We hope you find in in person, and let us know what you ordered.

  11. PAUL July 9, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply


  12. Anonymous January 26, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

    It’s been a family tradition For the Neal’s !

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