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In & Out vs 5 Guys.... My Take

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by teleamp, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 17, 2006
    Under scrutiny...
    I've now tried both.... big thumbs down to both, Christies hamburgers in Bellmead, TX blows them both away.

    But if i gotta, 5 Guys burger is better than In & out (not a better value), and In & Out Fries are better than most fast food fries (reminds me of the original McDonalds FF's (when they use to to use 93% beef tallow fat).

    I will go back to In & Out (for fries, not a burger), in a year or two... But, I'll probably never go back to 5 Guys (I did give them 2 tries).

    Megan's Burger up in the TX panhandle and Runza Burgers in Norfolk, Nebraska get an honorable mention and are better than I&O/5G, Stocky's in Norfolk, Nebraska is awesome too...

  2. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 17, 2006
    Under scrutiny...
    Now, if In & Out will do a double double ketchup only, I'd try one...

  3. cowboytwang

    cowboytwang Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 28, 2003
    Sonoran Desert
    You can do that. I get it with just mustard and chopped chiles.

  4. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
    In and Out burger patties have gotten wafer thin these past few
    times wifey and I have eaten there.

    I don't like their fries too much, i always have to order them
    well done. I don't use ketchup either, I put lemon and pepper
    on them.

    The best hamburger for me was a place in Oklahoma
    called Stella's. You could order a hamburger just about
    any size you want. Theys good ol boys over there at Stella's.

  5. jjkrause84

    jjkrause84 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 28, 2009
    London, England
    Bad-mouthing In-n-Out is blasphemy. Are they the best burger joint in town? Of course not. Not even close. Are they the best $3-4 burger on Earth? I'd say yes. In-n-Out is good because of what they do at their price point (and, sure, perhaps there's more than a bit of California pride there).

  6. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    Dick Ann's are the best in my opinion

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  7. Delta Blues

    Delta Blues Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 22, 2011
    Ted's Montana Grill > *

  8. piece of ash

    piece of ash Friend of Leo's

    Dec 29, 2010
    Sugar Land, TX
    I too have never understood the hype surrounding In-n-Out or Five Guys either.

  9. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Here in Denver it's Smashburger for a chain style place and the either Capitol City Grill or the Cherry Cricket for pubs with great burgers. I'd wager Smashburger would knock both In and Out and Five Guys out of the box.

  10. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2013
    Smashburger over Five Guys? I dunno...I'd call that one a wash. Smash is a little over-the-top with all their "HULK SMAAAAAASH" everywhere, and the prices at least around here, are in my opinion, quite high for what you get. Five Guys is at least a little cheaper, and you get fries with it.

    I've never actually eaten In-and-out, but I did go to college with a couple of Californians (stuck in the middle of BFE, Michigan) couldn't **** about how great it was...but they only drank bottled water, and were always complaining how cold it was (no ****, you're 3 blocks from Lake Superior and it's ****ing February).

    Speaking of the UP of Michigan, Clyde's Drive In blows Five Guys and Smashburger out of the water, and I personally would put Hardee's above FG and SB as well.

  11. tap4154

    tap4154 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Southern California
    Just seeing "In n' Out" is making me drool, and it's only 6:15 AM here. LOVE their burgers!

    5 Guys... meh. Also WAY over-priced.

    Agreed that In n' Out isn't the best burger in the world, but it's very unique and just hits the spot for a bit over $3. Very fresh ingredients make it great.

  12. backalleyblues

    backalleyblues Friend of Leo's

    Five Guys-best I've had from a chain, but way too expensive ($10 for a burger & fries? Yikes!!!)

    In-And-Out- Had the pleasure of trying them last Christmas when I went to Arizona-had a Double Double animal style, boy that was good! Not quite as good as 5 Guys, but a lot easier on the wallet-btw, I thought the fries were good, but I wish they were thicker...

    One place to avoid-Steak & Shake... burgers are no better than Mickey D's, and the fries... they're not shoestring thin, they're fishing line thin... ugh...

    Franc Robert

  13. scantron81

    scantron81 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    I've always said my drunk step-dad could fry a better burger at 3am.

  14. Telarkaster

    Telarkaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 25, 2007
    Right on Boubou! Such a different burger!

    I like 5 Guys, but wow are they expensive and I can't stand the fries.

    I still love Harvey's, but there are less and less of them around and the fries are terrible. I remember when there was a Harvey's on every corner and the fries were hand cut behind the counter, not frozen like today. Now I order onion rings instead.

  15. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    We just got an In&Out here.
    Not the best burger in the world, but pretty dang good for a chain burger.
    Fries are the best I've had at any fast food chain.

    So many little one of a kind burger joints around that make great burgers and fries.
    My hometown of Lamesa, Tx. favorite is this one.

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  16. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    ok i have heard of five guys and in n out...but the other i have not...are they chains? because if not you cant compare them to a chain...because the hamburger place that isnt a fast food joint will always be better...when comparing chains compare chains...when comparing a hamburger joint that not a chain to another one but never mix the two

    no in n out here...ive eaten 5 guys and i like it over bk and mcdonalds

  17. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

    Mom and Dad's burgers are the best IMO.

    Dad made them on the grill using our own livestock meat while mom used veggies from the garden.

  18. kranz

    kranz Tele-Meister

    May 2, 2003
    You do know about their "secret" menu, don't you?

  19. Jimmy Row

    Jimmy Row Tele-Meister

    Apr 6, 2010
    Portland Oregon
    5 guys? That place blows. In n out all day. Double double animal style!

  20. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    here is where something being subjective to the persons taste comes into play

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