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    Thread: Best burger of my entire life… 5 guys

    1. 04-05-2007 01:45 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by GT Eye »
      Holy sheet....there's one in New York City!

      soon 2 be 2, headed over saturday, wanna come?


    2. 04-05-2007 02:52 PM #37

      hahah no way! i've never even heard of this place and i thought to myself there wouldn't be one anywhere near NJ and LOOK...that is like 5mins from my house now i can't wait!


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      04-05-2007 08:06 PM #38
      There's one 10 minutes up the road - headed there on Sunday before the Sopranos
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      04-05-2007 09:24 PM #39
      Went back today for lunch...they forgot the hot sauce on my burger and the bun was really mushy this time around...still not too bad though. They were slammed when I got there so I think the quality suffered when they were trying to rush everything out.

      Tried cajun fries this time and they were pretty good


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      04-06-2007 06:52 PM #40
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      I'll have to check it out. Maybe they have veggie burgers.

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      04-06-2007 08:58 PM #41
      they put on across the street from my house

      those burgers are damn addicting!


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      04-07-2007 03:30 PM #42
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

    8. 04-08-2007 10:57 AM #43
      ^ is that what the burger looks like?!?

      vdubjb, how was it?

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      04-08-2007 11:34 AM #44
      I went last night - it looks EXACTLY like the one I posted. I have a sinus infection so my sense of taste was severly diminished and it was still insanely awesome. I'm going back there every weekend this summer fo sho
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

    10. 04-08-2007 11:36 AM #45
      Quote, originally posted by GT Eye »
      ^ is that what the burger looks like?!?

      vdubjb, how was it?

      That one looks darker than ours. I think Zedcorrado had the same one pictured. The burger is very juicy. It tastes different than even burgers I have made myself at home. We perceived this to be freshness, perhaps they are never frozen? There are no trays, so the burgers are wrapped in foil. My only issue with this, is that the burger gets soggy fast. The fries are freshcut. The seasoned fries seem to have old bay on them which is fine by me. The burger is about $5+ , the fries are ~$2, so with a drink, this meal was around $10. Not cheap, but you get free refills, and the burger is really fresh and tasty. They need to get trays. For $10, I dont want to have to eat out of a bag. I will be going back, but I wouldnt drive the 25 minutes just to go there specifically.


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      04-08-2007 03:13 PM #46
      Just remember, never order more then one regular fry per two people.

    12. 04-08-2007 04:15 PM #47
      It is a little sloppy but the taste is so different. They are either extremely NOT lean or they could have something else ground in with the meat. I thought the tinfoil was cool to keep it warm, and yes on the fries, 2-3 people can share a regular fry

    13. 04-08-2007 10:41 PM #48
      Had it tonight.

      It was really great. Not as sloppy as the picture above, and not as soggy as others have described. I got the double (normal) bacon cheeseburger with sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions, bbq sauce, and. hot sauce. They didn't skimp with the toppings either. Meat was juicy.

      Fries were awesome. Didn't try the malt vinegar over the fries. I will try it next time. And there will definitely be a next time in the near future.

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      04-09-2007 01:51 PM #49
      Five Guys definitely takes a different approach to burgers than most chains. One thing you realize quickly about most burger joints is that they're not in the business of selling burgers... they're there to sell you consistency and image. Five Guys is never consistent. Go during the lunch rush, or to a new location that's still getting "into the groove" and your burger might be sloppy or they might miss a topping. They also have no image... no games for the kids, no mascot, no decorations, just red and white tile, peanut shells on the floor, little shaky wooden tables.

      As far as the food itself, there's no real secret to it. Burgers and grilled toppings are just cooked on a big grill. The meat is 100% fresh, never frozen, with the patties made on location. The fries are cut on location and fried in 100% peanut oil. Buns all come from one specific bakery.

      Five Guys is the only fast food I'll go out of my way to eat. Usually I only eat fast food as road food. I hope my post doesn't take the magic out of the experience for anyone, because there really is something great about them that I can't even replicate at home.

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    15. 04-09-2007 07:28 PM #50
      How does it compare to In N Out? I haven't been there but I picture the In N Out about the same from the pics

    16. 04-09-2007 07:59 PM #51
      I think Hardee's makes excellent burgers, especially for the money. For under 5 bucks you get a half pound burger w/ bacon, drink and fries.

      Best burger ever though I would say Lone Star Steakhouse had the best burger I ever had.


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      04-09-2007 09:29 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by Candy White 1.ight »
      How does it compare to In N Out? I haven't been there but I picture the In N Out about the same from the pics

      Since In & Out is West Coast and Five Guys is East Coast it's gonna be tough to find someone who's had both.

      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      04-09-2007 11:14 PM #53
      I had In-N-Out burgers a few years back while visiting California, and now I've had Five Guys burgers as well. They're definitely different, but I don't really know how to describe it. They're both quite good in their own way.

    19. 04-09-2007 11:25 PM #54
      Well so far I have been to Mc D's, BK, Whataburger, Backyard, 5 guys...and 5 guys is the best, followed by Backyard...I can't wait to get out west and try In N Out and Fatburger, I started this burger mission this spring since I had never had a fast food burger in my life

    20. 04-09-2007 11:57 PM #55
      I've had In N Out, Fatburger, 5 Guys and Backyard. I say, In n out- 5 guys-backyard-fatburger from top to bottom. They are all hands down, better than fast food burgers. I do love whoppers, but they are not as tender as any of the aforementioned.

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      04-15-2007 02:45 PM #56
      I went again last night and found out that plain fries + BBQ sauce + hot sauce is BLAZING man - I ate a whole regular fry with my wife along with a double burger. This place is insanely good...
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      04-15-2007 02:49 PM #57
      I was just going to say Five Guys before the entrance. Their fries are also to die for.

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      04-15-2007 02:52 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by CBJ »
      Just remember, never order more then one regular fry per two people.

      Yea, the fry cups are a joke. They're for show. They fill a paper bag up and throw the cup in there.


    24. 04-15-2007 03:34 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by performula »

      Yea, the fry cups are a joke. They're for show. They fill a paper bag up and throw the cup in there.

      Haha

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      04-17-2007 02:03 AM #60
      Quote, originally posted by vdubjb »
      I've had In N Out, Fatburger, 5 Guys and Backyard. I say, In n out- 5 guys-backyard-fatburger from top to bottom.

      I've had both, and I agree. We just got a 5 guys here, and it's good, but it was billed as better than in-n-out by someone I'm now thinking has never had a double double, and I was a bit disappointed.

      5 Guys is tasty, but it's not mindblowing, and it doesn't give me the craves like in-n-out will. Definitely a cut above your average fast food place though. As mentioned, perhaps they're not in the groove yet here.


    26. 04-17-2007 04:19 AM #61
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      If you want a good burger try Poncabird Pub down in Baltimore right off of poncabird pass. If you go through 895 tunnel its the first exit right by the big Peterbuilt dealer. It will blow 5 guys out of the water and the place has been voted Baltimore best for a few years. Just bring your appetite b/c they are 10 oz.

      I second that. They have good steamed shrimp too.


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      04-18-2007 05:57 AM #62
      The best one I've ever had was from a place in Harvard Square...I can't remember the name right now, anyone know what I'm talking about? It's somewhat famous and very packed.
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    28. 05-31-2008 03:56 PM #63
      I'm going to the west coast next week for 2 days, will try in n out and report back with my comparison findings

      PS: Had 5 Guys yesterday, I still feel bloated, fat and unattractive.


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      05-31-2008 06:09 PM #64
      i get into arguements all the time about 5 guys vs in and out

      they are very much alike, but i think i gotta give the nod to 5 guys even though some might disagree

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    30. 05-31-2008 06:11 PM #65
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      PS: Had 5 Guys yesterday, I still feel bloated, fat and unattractive.

      i still think youre pretty

      freakin 5 guys is ridiculously, ridiculously good


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      06-01-2008 01:56 AM #66
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      I think the fries pretty much seal the deal.

      Absolute BEST fries around! They even have a dry erase board with where the potatoes you are eating came from!

      I have only had the Cajun fries once and they were a little too much. The guy behind the counter just kinda shook the spice into the bag once the fries were in there. The top had a lot, the bottom had none.

      Their burgers are also probably the best around.

      I usually get a bacon cheese burger with A1 sauce


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      06-01-2008 02:30 AM #67
      Quote, originally posted by retro_rocket »
      I had In-N-Out burgers a few years back while visiting California, and now I've had Five Guys burgers as well. They're definitely different, but I don't really know how to describe it. They're both quite good in their own way.

      Agreed. Though In-N-Out has slipped a few places lately for me -- maybe because I have it more often than the other regional chains, being in California. Last time I tried Five Guys was about a year ago, when I was commuting to DC and Tampa for several months.

      My rankings now would probably be:

      1. Backyard Burgers
      2. Mos Burger (Japan)
      3. Five Guys (tie)
      3. In-N-Out (tie)
      5. Tommy's (Southern California)
      6. Fatburger
      7. Whataburger


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      06-02-2008 02:13 AM #68
      Wow, I ll def. have to try this. But I'm seriously doubting that it will top White Manna in Hackensack, NJ. MMmmm

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      ****tin on em




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      That's a 100x100. Cost about $100 too.
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