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When Uncle Crappy’s readers have a question, I try to respond.

A search that has been bringing people here a lot recently: “Closest White Castle to Pittsburgh.”

I’m not sure why Mr. Google thinks I’m an expert on White Castle — and all the associated steamy, luscious, oniony goodness — but I’ll let someone else worry about that. Here’s your answer:

1) 2900 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio This is actually just off I-77 between Akron and Canton, easily accessible from a nearby exit. Google Maps says this is 110 miles from my front door in Brighton Heights, and that it’ll take 1 hour and 58 minutes for me to get there. I know for a fact, however, I can get there much faster.

2) 5095 Northfield Road, Bedford, Ohio I can’t vouch for this White Castle personally, but it looks to be a pretty easy one to find as well. It’s in Cleveland’s east suburbs, kind of out by Solon and Chagrin Falls. From my house? About 115 miles or 2 hours and 6 minutes.

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  1. It’s got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it’s got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas.

    It’s 110 miles to Akron, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.

    hit it.

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  2. About two years ago(+), I nearly got Mrs. Woy to hop in the car and make a day trip to Cleveland to partake of the White Castle.

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  3. Frozen version available at Giant Eagle, not as good, but close. We used to have a chain called White Tower that made small burgers but they were round (and good), my local White Tower sat right next to the theater in Oakland.

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  4. Woy: Try something like this: “Honey? I’m going to take WoyGirl for a ride. We’ll be back in four or five hours.”

    BEV: I’ve always wondered about White Tower. Similar to the taste of White Castle at all?

    And — I hesitate to recommend the frozen ones to anyone who hasn’t had them before. They’ll do in a pinch, but if you’re trying White Castles for the first time, you should do so at one of the restaurants. Preferably sometime after midnight. And several drinks.

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  5. How sad is it that as I was reading the Akron distance, I was thinking, “Dude, I could get there in 90 minutes. Tops.”

    Mind you, I lived about five minutes from there during college. Good ol’ Arlington Road was a frequent shopping destination for us.

    Also, it very much so sucks that the White Castle in Stow closed. That would be 10 minutes closer, if it were still there.

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  6. I was very young when White Tower was around, I remember them having the same chopped onions, but not like getting a twelve pack of WC’s at 210 am. Now a joint called Krystals is very close, had them in Georgia and other states down south, almost identical, square even.

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  7. I’ve had Krystals once, a couple years ago in the airport in Atlanta. Pretty good stuff, but they’re not my Castles.

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  8. When I was at a conference in New Orleans in my last job, every late night meal (post beverages) was Krystal. Agree with @unclecrappy – it’s close but no cigar.

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