It's the time of year where cooking is out of the window and it's all about quick meals between bouts Christmas shopping.
Many will choose their favourite chip shop or Chinese restaurant, but for others there's nothing quite as good as a trip to McDonald's.
We've taken a look at all the McDonald's restaurants in Liverpool to see which ones people love the most - and which ones they don't.
There are 17 reviewed McDonald's in Liverpool on TripAdvisor - but not all the reviews are good.
To keep it simple and to save you some time, we've put together a handy list of the best - and worst - McDonald's in Liverpool.
McDonald’s Lord Street - 3 stars
Reviewer joycep883 said: “This was a fun experience in downtown Liverpool. It's on a corner on a busy shopping street. It's not far from the Beatles sites. Joyce was shopping at Forever 21 so I snuck a Big Mac and a Coca Cola. Was really easy using the self serve kiosks. Everything was perfect.”
Reviewer geddesburger said: “Start to finish, this is one stellar McDonald's experience! From the sleek automated cashiers, to the breathtaking skyline view upstairs, this fast food heaven. Delicious for the body AND the soul.”
Reviewer Kalek3 said: “Worst McDonald's experience ever! Been here on Saturday around 20:00. Went to McDonald's because we forgot to make reservations for other decent restaurants.
“It was so busy in this restaurant, maybe that is the reason why it was soooo bad. The coke tasted like water (melted ice cubes). The McChicken was not fresh.. never tasted a McChicken that bad.”
Reviewer SnoppySnap said: “My friend and I came here today for lunch, usually they're really good but today was just very lacking. Used the self service and although it was quick, they got our orders wrong. Went back to complain and ask for it to be fixed, but the queue had gotten quite large and the staff ignored us when we tried to catch their attention.”
McDonald’s Kensington - 2 stars
Reviewer John C said: “Once again I enjoyed the food, but the queues to be served. Once you arrived at front of queue the service was marvellous.”
Reviewer Tom H added: “McDonalds. I'm lovin' it. Went in for a McFlurry, bought a McFlurry, ate it. Boom. In, out, job done. It was enjoyable.”
Reviewer Kirsty W said: “If I could I wouldn't even put 1*. So me and my partner went there today ordered BBQ burger - cold, BBQ wrap - so so greasy, cheese melts - cold and a coffee which was also cold! Also fries which the container wasn't even half full!”
Deborah E added: “This is my local McDonald's and frustrates me so much. EVERY SINGLE TIME drive through order is wrong."
McDonald’s Ranelagh Street - 3.5 stars
KeithH1985VY said: “Service , value and food good as always. We had the wraps of the day and chips . It was very busy but clean and service was quick.”
Dawnd331 added: “Great location and very friendly staff. This made us come back for a return visit. The food was cooked fresh and was hot. The service was very quick and the staff were very friendly.
“The restaurant was clean both inside and outside. Would recommend this for families and individuals alike.”
EvieRogers640 said: “We were very DISAPPOINTED in this McDonald’s!! We ordered a veggie wrap, large fries, medium fries, cheese and herb bites, a medium coke, and a large Diet Coke. It was cold, stale, and outright disgusting. Worst McDonald’s I’ve been to.”
McDonald’s Aigburth Road - 2 stars
T3307GAjamesj said: “I come through drive through at around 3am every morning mid week from work and I'm so impressed by how fresh my food is, always 100% lately. Service is great and food was hot. Great staff. Well done Aigburth my new favourite”
Fran D added: “Quick and friendly service, place is spotless. Food was delicious will definitely go againStaff very polite.”
Ayesha N said: “Went to McDonald's and they forgot a burger (no surprise there) and then we had to drive back and queue up fpr about 10 minutes to get the burger. Meanwhile the rest of our McDonald's went cold and the McFlurries melted.”
Reviewer AaronVikki said: “I’ll never visit this branch again as the numerous times I’ve had problems.”
McDonald’s Childwall Valley Road - 2.5 stars
Reviewer I2770atgarys said: “Wow you can order food and sit down and they bring you food to u. Very clean and the disabled toilets were also just as nice.”
SMP1138 said: “When it comes to fast food, we kinda know that it's not going to be anything like proper food. But what fails with this McDonald's is that they can't seem to get a simple order right.”
McDonald’s Rice Lane - 3 stars
Reviewer 595vinnyg said: “Great staff, friendly, nice hot food, well recommended. New staff apparently not long started but already pleasing and well presented. Thank you all. Great friendly staff. Best yet - I have visited many."
Mrscunny said: “We visit this McDonald’s regularly. The shop is very clean. I have no complaints about the food. The staff are really nice”.
Browny041282 said: “Placed my order and forgot to add a McFlurry so added it to a separate order. I was asked if I could park up to wait for my food.
“It took 15mins for the food to arrive and I told the waiter I was missing my McFllurry a further 10 mins has passed so my partner when in and when she asked they said oh sorry we have thrown it in the bin. We finally get home with our order to find out the order is wrong. I am sure they hire clowns in here it’s a joke.”
McDonald’s Blundell Street - 3 stars
Subgardener said: “Had a quick short visit. Quarter pounder meal. Chips were pulling hot and fresh, quarter burger was great, but I do prefer the Big Tasty. Place was quiet when I was there, but the staff looked like they were still making themselves busy.”
Judy2788 said: “We found food in a hopeless place. They get my order wrong time after time.
“They can’t be bothered filling the chips up to the top of the chip carton. I always ask for no ice and they still give my ice.”
McDonald’s St Johns Shopping Centre - 3.5 stars
Thehonestreview2010 said: “Easy to order at the door machines. No queuing with a quick and smooth collection process. Very friendly Liverpudlian staff, nothing too much trouble to assist you.”
Rae2206 said: “Very busy and noisy not good to eat in here. pick one the smaller ones in town. lots of young people in here”.
McDonald’s Walton Road - 2.5
Explorer98x said: “Amazing friendly staff who are always working very hard always look rushed off their feet, don't get paid enough for the way some customers speak to them. Witnessed it myself and it is vile the way they get treated! Food is always fast and staff always go out of their way to speak to you. I love this Maccies and will always go here.”
LuDstar said: “It's recently modernised, yet it is dirty and grubby inside. Food takes forever to arrive, when it does it's cold and looks 'thrown together'.
"Check your drinks, they don't fill them up to the correct level, which is odd as the drinks machines are digital.”
McDonald’s Hunts Cross Shopping Park - 2.5 stars
Tony H said: “Handy for something to eat simply .Great coffee. I like Macky Ds occasionally when I am out and about. It was clean and food was hot. So good!”
Joanne B added: “Can't really fault the food, it's always gorgeous.”
Jo C said: “There WILL be something missing when you get home! Tonight it was a whole meal. Last week fries, the time before the gravy.. etc etc.”
McDonald’s Edge Lane - 3 stars
Freedom2Breathe said: “I have used this McDonalds for many years as a passing visitor both when seeing family and visiting friends in Liverpool.
“I always find it easy to park and the service is friendly and the restaurant and toilets always clean, it’s my go-to place for coffees and a quick snacks.
“We always get served quickly and food is hot and fresh!”
Momaof2 said: “Just got home with our drive through Mac Donald’s ! Had to wait car park for delivery, got home to find no plain double cheeseburger in the bag! (But paid for) Chips only half full and soggy! Rubbish!!!!”
McDonald’s New Mersey Retail Park - 3.5 stars
Arandomh said: “We drive past one McDonald’s in order to go to this one. The restaurant is clean, tidy, and the standards are obviously high.”
Sharonmcelroy said: “Went to order milkshakes and was told no choc or strawberry milkshakes available..... Erm the most popular flavours.... How can McDonald's not have enough flavour syrup in stock.... Very poor. Didn't stay.”
McDonald’s East Lancashire Road - 2 stars
Jimmy M said: “Always greeted with happy smiling faces at the Drive Thru on the weekends getting home in the early hours.”
Monique A said: “Quick to order and quick service to table. It’s what you expect when eating McDonalds. We ordered through touch screens there.”
Stu_and_kaz2003 said: “Lukewarm latte, burger and fries, waited so long after paying before it arrived that I couldn't be bothered to go back to wait again as I only had a half hour lunch break.”
McDonald’s Stanley Road - 2.5 stars
Cluckstar86 said: “You can't fault this place for fast friendly service. The staff always do their very best and it's always clean. Easy to find right opposite the Strand. Cheap and cheerful."
Nellybootle said: “Ordered a double quarter pounder meal and three chicken selects, only the chips were hot. Everything was cold. I only get a half hour break so didn't get time to take it back plus I was only served a single quarter pounder but paid for the double.”
McDonald’s Queen’s Drive - 2.5 stars
194mateuszn said: “One of the cleanest and nicest McDonalds I have ever been. Meals are just meals, but staff is friendly and they care. I like going there and I will definitely come back soon.”
Liillady24x said: “Stopped by for lunch. Food lovely and fresh. Tasty and hot. Staff friendly Clean restaurant and clean toilets Drinks taste like they should and not heavily watered down like most maccys.”
Cathy M said: “The worst sausage and egg McMuffin I have ever had !!! Stale hard bread and a terrible taste on the sausage and egg. It tasted of star fat. Very disappointing would never go here for breakfast again, appalling."
Emma W said: “I hate coming here anyway never get a good service and tonight proved it again only went here as my partner took us on are way home. Had to wait for 25 minutes for the food once ordered.”
McDonald’s Huyton Hey Road - 2.5 stars
C1354CTchrisb said: “Usually pop by this McDonald's on my way home from work. Never getting any of my meals wrong and always getting hot chips. Even when I order just a burger for my dog. Always welcoming and very friendly. Thank you to the late teams.”
Stuart K said: “Nothing worse than getting home from the drive-through and your Big Mac was missed out the order. Quick tip, no matter how much they rush you to drive off, always stay there till you have checked your order.”
McDoald’s Aintree Shopping Park - 2 stars
Reviewer Howard-Liverpool said: “Am not sure I have read or visited the right place looking at these reviews!! My visit was perfection.
“The staff were remarkable and working like mad - the flow of traffic outside was well fast and inside was perfect.
“The staff superb, especially the lady who wore the badge "staff trainer". This place was great - also clean crisp and neat! Excellent in EVERY way.”
GaryD1878 said: “This has to be one of the worst local McDonald’s.
We went today and they had no tomato sauce, they didn’t put ice in the drinks, the chips were lukewarm at best, we ordered Twix McFlurry’s, waited 10 minutes for them and was then told they had none.”
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