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Five Guys Burgers & Fries

121 Curtner Ave # 60, San Jose, CA
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  • Five Guys Burgers & FriesPro 2014
    Owie
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    3 Mar 26, 2014

    I had to check this place to see what is so good about it. I do like their Cajun fries and a load of toppings that you can put on your burger, but somehow I still like In 'n Out better. I would come back if I want a quick bite or in the area.

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  • Five Guys Burgers & FriesPro 2014
    Rhia R.
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    3 Feb 08, 2013

    If In-N-Out, Great Steak, and Texas Roadhouse were to have a menage a trois, this would be their love child. Not that Five Guys fully embraces every aspect of these three restaurants, but this is what I'm reminded of:

    In-N-Out = Red and white decor
    Great Steak = The fries
    Texas Roadhouse = Peanuts

    Made sure to snatch a table while my company waited in line. Couldn't yell out my order to him from across the room, so I circled what I wanted from one of the paper menus on the counter. Had a little bacon cheese burger with tomato and grilled mushrooms. Yep, "little" is fitting for this burger. I totally could have gone with the regular. FG has no shame in showing their customers how orders are made. The employees can be easily seen either dishing out burgers and fries, or arranging the burgers according to the customer's preference. Speaking of the fries, just a regular order is more than enough. In addition to the ones they put in the serving cup, they throw an extra scoop of them inside the bag. They do cook them in peanut oil, so anyone with allergies should be aware of this. There is a notice posted inside the restaurant and on their website. Plus they don't allow the peanuts themselves to be taken outside. Apparently this is another thing that FG is known for. However, I don't find boxes of peanuts on top of trash containers appealing, so I'll pass.

    The verdict? FG isn't bad. I'd give it a second shot. But that bacon cheeseburger would be SO much better with some avocado. Just a suggestion!

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  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
    Jordan Davis
    5 Nov 29, 2012

    Great spot. Any place you can eat peanuts while you wait for your food is pretty good in my book.

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  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
    Connie Pistilli
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    If you like In-N-Out, you'll LOVE Five Guys. They really blow them out of the water with their taste, value, service and speed. Plus they're Zagat reviewed and have gotten a ton of accolades from the media on the East Coast, where they orginated.

    Don't let the line that snakes around this burger joint deter you from dining here. The guys in the kitchen work like a well-oiled machine! They whip orders together with an intensity that Gordon Ramsay would be impressed by. There must have been a good 20 people in front of us, but we were ordering in 10 minutes and with our food 5 minutes later. And it was FRESH!

    Their menu is simple. You can order: burgers (with/without cheese and with/without bacon), hot dogs (with/without cheese and with/without bacon), fries (regular and cajun) that are cooked in pure, no cholesterol peanut oil and sodas. They offer a variety of toppings that are all FREE: Mayo, Relish, Onions, Lettuce, Pickles, Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Grilled Mushrooms, Ketchup, Mustard, Jalapeno Peppers, Green Peppers, A-1 Sauce, Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot Sauce. Want it all? Just order it "All The Way."

    The burger comes in two sizes. The "Burger" comes with 2 patties and the "Little Burger" comes with 1. The "Little Burger" is already huge, so unless you have a hearty appetite, I would suggest sticking with the Little one. And no need for a large order of fries. A regular order can feed a family of 4 easily. We felt so wasteful that we ordered 1 Cajun and 1 regular. The Cajun is a little overly spiced, so you might want to go with regular if you want to cut out some sodium.

    The burger was PERFECT! Seriously, it could go head to head with some $18 gourmet burgers. My little bacon cheeseburger had grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. I was actually bummed that I couldn't finish the entire thing because it was so delicious.

    And while the food was fantastic, I was more impressed with their service. Not only was Jim, the owner, at the front of the line greeting each customer, but his wife was in the kitchen hauling ass. Way to go on setting a great example for their staff. Everyone there was super friendly and it felt like they were more of a mom 'n' pop shop than a typical fast food chain.

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  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
    Maayan
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    YAM!
    Great burgers! the fries is awesome! better than In&Out!

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