5 Guys Burger and Fries – On Campbell.
Think, In and Out Burger, only delicious. Sorry all you “In and Out” diehards. I am an impartial transplanted taster from far,far away and 5 Guys wins hands down, no contest. And here is why.
4 out of 5
By the way the first thing my better half said was, “I like this place; it’s full of guys.” I thought, “Wow, she’s right, that’s really cool,” but now as I write I’m thinking…“Hey, wait a minute….”
5 Guys Burgers, of the Cheesemania O’Bacon Toppings-are-plentiful genus, make no apologies for the telltale smear of hot oil emanating through the sidewalls of your paper bag as you heft it from counter and head for your own personal food comma, burger.
They called my number which was 238 in case any of you are wondering.
As I headed for my own personal food comma with our bag filled with fries and Cheeseburgers, I had done some advanced personal developmental work in preparation. I’d gotten rid of any possible guilt and am in a Buddha-like trance of acceptance of what is about to happen. We are all here to eat a delicious greasy cheeseburger with some fries and nothing else. No guilt, no apologies, and no calorie counting. They don’t even sell salad here. It’s go cheeseburger time.
As a side note, their fries are cut on-site from fresh potatoes, skins on, and then dipped in questionably hot oil. Not my favorite, even when the oil is at perfect temp. Not anywhere under any circumstances are limp fries a good thing. Please for the love of all things sacred about potatoes, and there are many, 5 Guys, stop with the limp greasy fries. Please go frozen crinkle cut. On a scale of 1-10, your burger is a 20; your fries are a 2. But still, I can’t get you burger off my mind…mmmmm cheeseburger. (*Editor’s note from the Better Half: I thought the fries were in fact quite delicious, so take his opinion and your fries with an extra grain of salt, and I am sooo over the whining about the fries. I would also like to add that I don’t even usually eat red meat, and I can’t stop thinking about this dang cheeseburger either.)
For all you In and Outies, the only thing worse than 5 Guy’s french fries? Yours.
4 out of 5 stars.
A for Effort
B for Ambiance
A for Service
A- for the food taste
A for the presentation
A+ for not somehow screwing it up (this is my own special rating category).
If you have the metabolism and/or the desire for a really good greasy cheeseburger, this is one freakin’ good cheeseburger. In fact if they would add the right kind of back east chili and some cole slaw to the plethora of toppings, 5 Guys Burger and Fries would be an off the charts 5+.
Everything you need to know is at their website: http://www.fiveguys.com/home.aspx . We went to the one on Campbell.