5 guys Burgers

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  1. HFCS

    HFCS Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Counter is exactly what comes to mind. It's good but you walk out shaking your head at the bill every time not believing you paid that much for burgers.

    The thing about LA is if it's happy hour a lot of LA joints are cheaper than anywhere. If it's not happy hour your wallet is going to take a beating. I'm not even talking about drinks, tons of places have amazing food deals from 3-6 or 3-7 but are ridiculously priced otherwise. I try to find places that offer happy hour on weekends. Counter has awesome food deals for happy hour.
     
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  2. cytech

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    For the folks in the Cedar Rapids area that want to try a great burger, give Saucy Facacia a try. It's located in same building as Jimmy John's next to Hy-Vee at Edgewood and Blair's Ferry Rd. It blows five guys out of the park, and it's cheaper too.
     
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    I only get the burgers at Hickory Park.
     
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  5. HoopsTournament

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    I have been to many burger places and by far the best I have ever had is the Skirted Heifer in Colorado Springs.
     
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  6. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    Was there in September last year. Great burger
     
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  7. KnappShack

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    Same in OC. Found a dive joint in Tustin. Had a great meal and got liquored up for less than $20 during happy hour
     
  8. cyclones500

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    Bebop

    Wrong topic? ;)
     
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  9. cyclones500

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    I haven't yet had a burger I liked at Culver's. Admittedly, extremely small sample size.
     
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    Steak 'n' Shake rocks. Good burgers, good fries (if you like the skinny type), shakes are excellent.
     
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  11. Clonedogg

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    I'm not a fan of the liquid cheese, I needed a full body bib to eat that thing.
     
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    I am a huge fan of the double deluxe burger, but I agree with previous post their fries are below average. I liked it when they had sweet potato fries for a while.
     
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    When done right, crinkle can be delicious. People's in Ames used to have GREAT crinkle cut. Culver's just tastes like steamed fries.
     
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    Me too. I think they are bland.
     
  15. NorthCyd

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    No, you got it all wrong. This is Bebop...

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  16. Dopey

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    https://www.wahlburgersrestaurant.com/

    I had this in vegas. I think there is only a handful in the country in very large cities, so that made it very spendy, but it was awesome. Better than 5 guys.

    For what's available to me, I'll take a 5 guys though.
     
  17. cycloner29

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    Just came back from the one by Jordan Creek. This was my second try and my last. They forgot the bacon and grilled onions. Fries not very crisp. Place was packed. The little cheeseburger was good, but I got the cajun fries and with them being a little soggy they just weren't good. I even tried malt vinegar on some plain ones and they were soggy. 5 guys need a couple more guys to get it right.
     
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  18. Bryce7

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    So you paid the original DC prices?
     
  19. cyclones500

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    Revisiting the thread.

    Side-question: Who prefers thick patties vs. thin, or vice-versa? (I'm sure additional factors come into play, for overall burger).
     
  20. Farnsworth

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    When I'm making burgers at home I prefer thicker. I also make them pretty bloody, on a butter/grill toasted bun.

    I never get fast food burgers as I don't find them at all satisfying. I can do B-Bop burgers every so often, or SmashBurger, because they have good flavor to go with the meat.

    I havent' had a mcdonalds/hardees/burger king burger in probably 15 years.
     

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