Friday, February 8, 2008

Five Guys Burgers & Fries - Burgers & French Fries - Reisterstown, MD



It's no secret that I've been a burger lover for a long, long time. A good, juicy burger really holds a special place in my heart. So simple, yet so satisfying. Knowing that, my friends back in Baltimore have been dying to take me to a new burger joint that opened up a little after my wife and I made the move out West. We've been back to visit several times since we moved, but the trips have always been very short (usually a long weekend) and it just wasn't in the cards to make it to everywhere I wanted to eat while we were there. Luckily, during our most recent trip back for Christmas, we had some spare time (took a week off from work) to dedicate to foodie endeavors. Five Guys Burgers and Fries was a must-have stop so I could try what my friends had all been calling, "The Best Burger in Baltimore" for the past year or so.

A quick look at the Five Guys website reveals several of the reviews of the Five Guys burger. Phrases such as "Voted #1 Burger" and "Reader's choice burger" seem to be quite popular in the short list of reviews, etc. Interesting. Honestly, I don't really trust the reviews of the magazines and so-called experts so i'll be the judge of that.

The menu is pretty simple (a good thing). You have your choice from a short list of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs with various toppings. I ordered a Bacon Cheeseburger(medium rare of course!) on the recommendation of a friend. He swears they have the best bacon. I also got a side of Five Guys Fries and a drink (Barq's Rootbeer). After a short wait, my number was called and I was ready to sink my teeth into "Baltimore's Best Burger". The first bite was greeted with a nice healthy "crunch" after my teeth broke through the bun. It wasn't the crunch from some crisp lettuce, it was the crunch that can only come from some nice, thick and crispy bacon. Mmm...Bacon. The meat was pretty juicy and tender, but what really made it for me was, as my friend had predicted, the Bacon. This was the bacon of all bacon for cheeseburger joints. For some reason though, the bacon didn't show up in my crappy, taken with my phone, pics. This is just affirmation of my need for a nice Digital SLR for my foodie adventures!

So was it Baltimore's Best Burger? Well, living in SoCal, I'm a little out of the loop with burgers in Baltimore but based on my previous experience with burger joints in Baltimore (and I've eaten A LOT of burgers over the years) i'd have to agree. Was it the best burger i've ever had? Definitely not. For now, that title goes to Teddy's Bigger Burgers in Honolulu, Hawaii but unfortunately that was before I started this blog and started taking pics of all my food adventures. Oh well, I guess i'll just have to make another trip out for some surf and burgers just for the sake of writing a blog post (now THAT'S a good excuse for a trip!).
Anyway, if you happen to be near a Five Guys Burgers and Fries definitely give it a try. I'd highly recommend the Bacon Cheeseburger just for the bacon alone. Can't go wrong with thick, crispy bacon!

Five Guys Burgers & Fries
11708 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-8975
http://www.fiveguys.com

13 comments:

m said...

yay five guys!!! also numerous locations throughout the DC area. we think it's the best too.

ATChipmunk said...

I noticed that when looking at their website. They seem to have exploded...seems like they're popping up all over. Wonder if they'll move westward as well? Although LA's already supersaturated with burger joints. There's definitely one thing that I think Five Guys should add to their topping menu...chili a' la Tommy's...Mmmm, Tommy's...

Eddie Lin said...

great blog. love your quickee reviews via your corner mugshots. now i need a burger.

ATChipmunk said...

Thanks Eddie. Deep End Dining is one of my favorites! Your content really hits home for me. In fact, I just had the infamous L.A. Bacon wrapped hotdog for the first time the other day in all of it's illegal glory. Will definitely be posting about that one shortly..

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Hi Alvin! There is a 5 Guys that opened up near my mom's and I was wondering how it was. We are in FL.

I love your reviews - they are so readable.

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll, Foodie Monster!

ATChipmunk said...

Hey Jenn...Definitely check out Five Guys if there's one close to you. Definitley worth a stop...that is..if you are a burger person...

Athos21 said...

Five guys is the best in Baltimore and the region. I like the freshness of it all. the pictorial ratings are key. Great writing.

Mama B said...

Hey Al!
We can't wait to try this place! Love reading your blog!
Love, AB

ATChipmunk said...

Hey Ang! Definitely give Five Guys a try if you guys are in the mood for burgers. Hope the rest of the B-Bunch is doing well. Tell them all we say HELLO!

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SoNSo1 said...

I like their fries.

Braving the Arirang said...

Holy Bee-jeebus!!! I LOVE FIVE GUYS!! I ate probably ...hmmm... SEVEN bacon cheeseburgers last week alone at Five Guys. I guess this is when I should mention that they opened a new Five Guys directly across from my office so that everytime I look out the window at lunch time, I just want a big juicy burger. I can't help that if it happens EVERY DAY. haha

Love this blog, too ATC!

ATChipmunk said...

Wow, Em. That's impressive. I'd probably have the same problem if I worked across the street from one. I'd also probably be 300lbs...LOL.