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Posted: 2/14/2006 1:36:19 PM EDT
I've come up to NoVa quite a bit over the past few years, almost to the point where this is like a second home. But yesterday was the first time I've ever tried Five Guys (after I got done shooting at Shooter's Paradise in Woodbridge). Man, I never realized what I was missing all these years...
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:40:06 PM EDT
Everytime I have had the displeasure of eating there the burgers have been very plain tasting, not worth the price IMO.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:41:43 PM EDT
Man that place is great! Hard on the waist line though.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:47:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fiend:
Everytime I have had the displeasure of eating there the burgers have been very plain tasting, not worth the price IMO.



which one have you been to? you're damn hard to please apparently
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:53:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:57:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 1:57:22 PM EDT by NovaHokie9]
I like them, but I can only eat about one a year, if that, because I just feel like total crap afterwards.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:06:19 PM EDT
We just got one here. It is GREAT. I can only eat a burger. If you "have fries with that", it's too much.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:07:47 PM EDT
You should hit the NRA and then the one 5min down the street in Chantilly.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:58:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yzl337:

Originally Posted By fiend:
Everytime I have had the displeasure of eating there the burgers have been very plain tasting, not worth the price IMO.



which one have you been to? you're damn hard to please apparently



The one in by Innsbrook.

I'm not that picky to please either. All I want on my burgers is, meat, cheese, bacon and some ketchup. Everytime I have ordered 1) the order came wrong and 2) it tasted just like a burger from McD's/Burger King
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:41:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fiend:
Everytime I have had the displeasure of eating there the burgers have been very plain tasting, not worth the price IMO.



+1 I think they're over-rated, and I'm not difficult to please, either. I've tried them, but never had a decent burger at one.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:44:43 PM EDT
Awesome burgers.
There's one 5 minutes from my house.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:14:16 PM EDT
I love that place, the cajun fries are awesome.

Another place to go is Malbon Bros, and get a "Boss Hog". That makes me feel like I ate a brick.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:57:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RobertM:

Originally Posted By fiend:
Everytime I have had the displeasure of eating there the burgers have been very plain tasting, not worth the price IMO.



+1 the one in Colonail Heights sucks



you went to 5 guys when you could have had a what-a-burger???

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:59:13 PM EDT
+1 Give it up for the What A Burger!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:51:46 PM EDT
Over rated and overpriced. They just mask the burger with a bunch of toppings, rather than make the meat taste good in itself
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 3:54:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mobilechomp:
Over rated and overpriced. They just mask the burger with a bunch of toppings, rather than make the meat taste good in itself



Couldn't have said it better.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:14:32 AM EDT
I have always like Fuddrucker's better.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:32:20 AM EDT
The 5 guys in Lynchburg and hte one in Chesterfield are really good. I've never eaten at teh NOVA ones, but it's nice to have a "real" hamburger as opposed to a "fast food" one...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:38:35 AM EDT
They are not bad, definately overhyped. I like Fuddruckers better myself also.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:43:48 AM EDT
Try the original in alexandria or the one in chantilly and you may change your mind.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:02:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -Wes-:
I love that place, the cajun fries are awesome.


mmm, mmm! cajun fries, boardwalk fries with vinegar and old spice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:34:02 AM EDT
Have never had the chance to try them out. I've heard that they're good, but the oppurtunity has never
presented itself to give it a try.

I used to drive past the one in Alexandria, but that was always on my way home, fighting traffic. There's
one in Herndon, but I never seemed to remember it was there when choosing somewhere to eat.

Fuddruckers is good, but I still cringe when it's time to pay the bill. Good, but I'm not convinced that
it's worth all that for a burger, thus I don't eat there very often. I'd give Five Guys a try when I get
the chance, just to give it a fair shake. If it's not up to par, I won't go back.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:33:02 PM EDT
Eaten at several Five Guys, and they are way way overrated. The burgers are good, but way too expensive. Doesnt even come close to a burger bought at a Wendy's or especially one cooked at home.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:18:03 AM EDT
I love Five Guys burgers and eat that after every Shooters Paradise USPSA, IDPA, ICORE and 3 gun match I shoot over there. Fuddruckers are nice too but too damn big and too slow of service, usually I'm in a hurry. YMMV.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:42:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 10:44:27 AM EDT by CBR900]
Another reason to like the Woodbridge store?

They are Open-Carry friendly and they have been good friends to the Shooters Paradise community. Examples: the Intro to USPSA/IDPA class usually has dinner there after every class session. There was also a 5Guys get-together after the public SIG Shoot held down at Shooters last month. They just opened another store: this one is in Arlington on Wilson between Clarendon and Court House.

Good people in my book.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:49:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 10:50:44 AM EDT by 1911SFOREVER]
There's a Five Guys on Minieville/PW Parkway now, too. Not far from a Cheeseburgers in Paradise. Just a stone's throw from Fuddruckers. A Carabbas just around the corner. Quantico Arms Potomac Mills store is within .5 miles.

I think I'm going to die fat and broke.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 1:15:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
There's a Five Guys on Minieville/PW Parkway now, too. Not far from a Cheeseburgers in Paradise. Just a stone's throw from Fuddruckers. A Carabbas just around the corner. Quantico Arms Potomac Mills store is within .5 miles.

I think I'm going to die fat and broke.



Thread hijack: Cheeseburger in Paradise......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:13:07 PM EDT
Try out a Red Robin, they have a great selection. The kids love the never ending fry basket!

Mark
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:36:04 PM EDT
y'all are nuts

5 Guys is the best burger out there.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:48:19 PM EDT
+1 on the Five Guys. There's a new one near my house and Blue Ridge Arsenal. I can go shoot, and then eat their hamburger manna.....
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:02:52 PM EDT
The one in Charlottesville is pretty good. They're adding two more of them locally. I get a burger that costs $5 with no tip,and I can have lots of good toppings with it rather than the usual ketchup/pickles/mustard/tomato/lettuce/onion that local burger joints have.
I don't know what they cost in NoVa,but down here $5 is about on par with most of the local hamburger chain's larger burgers (usually $3.50-$4.50 for a quarter pound burger with a squashed bun and crappy toppings).
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:14:18 PM EDT

Over rated and overpriced. They just mask the burger with a bunch of toppings, rather than make the meat taste good in itself


.

+1 I tried the burger's and fries when the had the store at columbia pike and glebe rd and from there RT 7/waltereed location and havent been back since.


If you want a good burger for your $$$$ go to Mario's pizza house.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 1:07:05 AM EDT
Granted, it’s not in the same league as a fancy sit down restaurant.

And I have to agree that the meat is a bit bland.

Still, for $5.86 in the Chantilly Fiveguys I can get a burger (w/o cheese), drink, and a pocketfull of peanuts. (The fries are good, but just too much to eat.)

It’s a better meal than what you get at Burger King or such and it’s really not that much more expensive.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:06:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 7:07:12 AM EDT by 4npower]
YUP FIVE GUYS IS THE BEST
+ ONE BILLION FOR 5 Guys :)
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:51:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hrt4me:
I've come up to NoVa quite a bit over the past few years, almost to the point where this is like a second home. But yesterday was the first time I've ever tried Five Guys (after I got done shooting at Shooter's Paradise in Woodbridge). Man, I never realized what I was missing all these years...



Dude, next time you come up here, drop me a line. USSS_Steve and I will hook up with you.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:50:22 PM EDT
Last time I went to shooters paradise I went there too, and even better then are open carry friendly! Or at least I didn't get any complaints...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:11:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By El_Abogado:

Originally Posted By hrt4me:
I've come up to NoVa quite a bit over the past few years, almost to the point where this is like a second home. But yesterday was the first time I've ever tried Five Guys (after I got done shooting at Shooter's Paradise in Woodbridge). Man, I never realized what I was missing all these years...



Dude, next time you come up here, drop me a line. USSS_Steve and I will hook up with you.



Will do. I'll be back 2x in March.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:51:27 AM EDT
I love Five Guys. My home town is Alexandria, so I'm near one no matter which side of town I'm on!

There are a lot of them now. Not just in northern VA. The closest to where I sit now is 5 min walk.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:41:29 PM EDT
The one in chesterfield is one of my favorite burger spots.

I haven't tried anywhere else... if you get the single patty, small fries, and a drink, you're out of there for about what it costs at a McD's these days.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:49:56 AM EDT
+1 for Five Guys
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