September 4, 2011

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Culver City

Five Guys burgers are all the rave these days. It started as one burger shop in Virginia that has expanded all the way to the west coast with locations popping up all over the place. Many say it puts In 'N Out to shame, but there are still plenty of locals that rank In 'N Out as the top fast food burger joint in Los Angeles.

At Five Guys, there are two types of burgers, regular size or little. Regular comes with two patties and little comes with one patty. The price for every burger includes all the topping options except additional cheese and bacon. In addition to the usual toppings, Five Guys offers grilled onions and mushrooms, green peppers, A1, BBQ and steak sauce. Order a burger "All the way" to have every toppings listed on the first row. Since everything is cooked to order, the wait is a little long. Luckily, each location has a box of peanuts for customers to munch on while they wait.

Regular Fries

The fries were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with just enough seasoning. I can't imagine what the large would have looked like because the regular portion more than enough to share between two people.

Bacon Cheeseburger

The cheeseburger was giant. The patties were meaty and flavorful but on the dry side. The BBQ sauce topping was light and the burger could have used another layer. This burger can easily be shared if you're not a big eater.

Little Hamburger

The little burger was the same width as the regular burger, but with one less patty. We got this with tomato, lettuce, ketchup, grilled onions and mushrooms. The patty in this burger was also on the dry side, but the toppings were nice and juicy.

Overall, the burgers at Five Guys were decent. If the patties weren't on the dry side, it would probably receive 4 stars. The range of toppings and delicious fries might get us back to Five Guys sometime in the future. The box of peanuts are a nice bonus too. It's hard to compare to In 'N Out because it's a completely different type of burger and flavor.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
600 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

Free parking in the mall lot.


the actor's diet said...

5 guys is on my "to eat" list - can you believe i still haven't been to in n out yet either?!?

Smitten Byfood said...

I find five guys burgers a bit sloppy. I still prefer In N Out and Shake Shack. =)

Pink Foodie said...

@actor's diet - that's hard to believe. go to In n Out before you go to 5 Guys.

@smitten byfood - Haven't been to shake shack. what do you like about their burgers?