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Five Guy's Burgers?

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Has anyone been to the new Five Guy's burgers in Avon? Just curious to know if it's worth trying! I'm a big fan of Shady Glen and Junior's, always looking for the perfect cheeseburger....
Thanks!
Michelle

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  1. I haven't been to the Avon location, but I was a regular at one of the VA locations. I think they're great, give them a try!

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    1. re: Mr. F.

      Five Guy's burgers were pretty good, not great.

      Go further up rt.44 into Canton and try the burger at Joe Pizza just before the Chevy dealer on the left.

      Now that's a great burger!!

      1. re: PeterM

        I work at the Tweeter one Plaza up from the Avon Five Guys so, needless to say, we have al gained about 5 pounds since they opened. Yea they are good, as are the creations at Joe Pizza. I think the difference is that you can actually eat a Five Guys burger for lunch and finish your day. Joe's burget is better but it is a clear the schedual, get the sweatpants ready, install handle bars on the toilet bowl burger! That is to say, it's beyond delicious but VERY substantial. I recall once calling in an order and after showing up at just aboout on the button of the said 35 min wait I was kindly asked (and bribed with a beer) to wait a few more minuets cause they were still grinding the meat... How can you beat that?

        So neither is a bad option. The fires at Five Guys are great as are the burgers and dogs but if you want the full court press, hit Joe's

    2. I've been to the one in Avon several times with friends and we have all really liked it. The burgers were great as were the fries.

      1. Apparently it's a chain running from Florida to CT. www.fiveguys.com

        1. Yeah there's one open in Newtown,Ct. Been there and for a fast place it's pretty good. The fries are worth the trip more than the burgers in my opinion.

          1. Hi Michelle-
            I love Shady Glen (mostly for the crispy cheese as I'm not much of a burger lover...ground beef kind of skeeves me out) BUT, I love love love 5 guys. It's about the only place I desire burgers from. Their bacon cheeseburger is awesome (bacon is always crisp as it's deep fried) and their fries aren't too shabby either.
            The hot dog is actually ok too.

            check it out and to everyone else....I can't wait to try Joe Pizza in Canton cause I keep hearing about it on this board.

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            1. re: masha bousha

              Five Guys is a very good burger. I have never been to any CT locations but I was a regular at the Washington, DC Five Guys in Chinatown during my tenure in the capital area.