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Feb 1, 2007 04:03 PM

Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries Tampa

Stopped for lunch today at the location on Fowler Avenue in Tampa and all I can say is WOW!!!
I'm a clean platter, I never leave food on my plate when I go out to eat.
There was no way I could even come close to finish all the food that they serve.
The menu is very simple
Hamburgers (2 patties)
little Hamburgers (1 patty)
Fries - regular and large
Hot Dogs
Grilled Cheese.
Plus all the toppings are FREE
I had the 2 patty with sauteed mushrooms, fried onions, mustard and ketchup.
I was going to get the large fries but the cashier said the regular would feed two and the large 3 to 4 people. So I ordered the regular.
They place the burger and cup of fries in a brown paper bag they then put another scoop of fries into the bag. When I was handed the bag it felt like it was 5 pounds.
There were so many fries I had to rip the bag open to get to the burger
The quality? OMG Fresh never frozen meat and fresh cut fries. today potatos were from Telton Idaho.
A must try place.

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    1. Fresh never frozen meat and fresh cut fries? Sounds like In-N-Out Burger.

      1. Forgive me if this posts twice -- i'm having some computer problems. But there is a Five Guys and Fries going into a renovated strip of Kennedy Blvd. just west of Dale Mabry. Not yet open, it seems.

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        1. re: Tandoori Girl

          yes their website shows that location coming soon

        2. There are two in Orlando, one on John Young and Sand Lake Road (right next door to Jockamo's), and another one on Sand Lake in the Dr. Phillips area, near Restaurant Row. I ate there once and thought the burger was good but the fries were too greasy -- the taste of peanut oil was overwhelming. A very good burger; definitely better than something you'd get at a typical casual dining chain, but still not as good as Fuddruckers, IMO.

          I do believe Five Guys is an East Coast chain; a friend in Washington D.C. told me about them a few years back, before I realized we had any locally.

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          1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

            You've got to try them again. the fries were not greasy at all and no taste of peanut oil. Though they do have peanuts and jugs of peanut oil all over the place. I haven't been to a Fuddruckers in the last couple of years. I do remember them being very good. The difference this is more of a fast food place. The food came out a lot quicker than I remembered at Fuddruckers. I could be wrong though, as I said it's been awhile since I was there.

            1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

              There is a new Five guys location at The Loop in Hunters Creek. I think it just had its grand opening or will be very soon.

            2. Prices? How much is a regular fry?
              I love the idea of shoving another handful of fries in the top of the bag. As a French Fry Addict, that would send me over the top. Do they do that in all their stores?