Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a burger chain in North America and is famous for their large burgers, fresh meat, and complementary peanuts. They have a few locations in the Lower Mainland – West Vancouver, Surrey and Langley.
Since a few of us were in the area, I thought it would be cool to check out another burger joint and see how it stacked up against the others.
The menu is a bit different and they do not have any combos. All items are ala carte, so having a complete meal can add up quite quickly. The descriptions of the burgers are a bit different “little” just means that item has one beef patty and the regular items have 2 patties.
Something about the interior decor keeps telling me it is the “Best Burger”. I swear, there were 10 large signs saying that. This place is plastered with testimonials. I am always skeptical when there seems to be a strange amount of good comments.
They cook everything in their open kitchen, so if you want to sneak a peek at how they fry their fries or grill their patties, you can do that!
Their drinks ($1.99) are unlimited, so go nuts with all the pop.
The peanuts are complementary and can be found on the side of the restaurant. They have boxes and boxes of them, so if you just had a burger and the nuts, you can still get full. The nuts are salted, so they nuts do have a bit of taste.
Regular Fries ($3.49) are freshly cut and fried in peanut oil. It has no preservatives and cholesterol. M and I didn’t really like their fries. A few of them were nice and crunchy, but a majority of them went soft and limp really fast.
Little Bacon Cheese Burger ($6.59) comes with your choice of toppings. If you add all the toppings, the burger gets fairly larger and can be quite messy. The taste of the beef was really good and a bit smokey. All the toppings were good and I have no problems.
The burger as a whole, was alright, but nothing was too special about it.
Does this burger live up to their great reputation? I think it’s hyped up too much and can be comparable to Vera’s or Fat Burger. After eating up everything, we felt super fat and with all the salt in this meal, I am sure we consumed quite a lot of calories.
Words of Wisdom:
- Getting a whole meal can be quite expensive
- Burger is nothing special
- unlimited peanuts
2002 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC