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Mar 8, 2008 03:11 PM

Original Tommy's

mostly southern cali chain of burger joints... they are opening a spot in LV, near Sam's Town Casino (Boulder Hwy).... wanted to know if they were comparable to IN-N-OUT, Fatburger??? Thanks, peace and chicken wings!!!:)

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  1. no

    But that are a tradition and craving.

    1. Never had a Fatburger and definitely not in the same league as In N Out, but then I am glad of that. When eating a Tommy burger, you need to get the chili burger with everything on it including tomatoes and pickles.

      1. There is NOTHING like a Tommy burger. When you go, make sure you grab a BUNCH of napkins, and lean forward when you eat, so you don't drip stuff all over yourself. Also, don't dally when you eat it, because you may not want to eat the chili after it has cooled. Given the choice between In-N-Out or Tommy's, I think I'd take Tommy's two out of every three times. Of course, that could be simply because I can't get a Tommy burger more than once or twice a year (geographically challenged), but there's an In-N-Out just a couple miles away from me.

        1. Tommy's is where you go after all the bars have closed and you are feeling no pain. If anyone tells you it is good food, they have succumbed to an urban legend, or have never ate there sober. Their chili is disgusting.

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          1. re: ChinoWayne

            That's why you have to eat the chili while it's still warm! Ever seen a cold blob of it?

            1. re: ChinoWayne

              They have one at the Outlets in Barstow and I weakened and pulled in some time back instead of going to In-n-Out. Memories of the drive over to Rampart decades ago floating in my head I suppose. It was truly vile.

            2. Aaaah, Tommy's! When I lived in L.A. it was THE place to go after concerts at the Sports Arena, or anytime we needed a dose of "so gross, but so good" chili burgers. When I moved East 18 years ago I made my brother take me to Tommy's for a farewell burger. I figured there was a pretty good chance I wouldn't make it back before I was too old to be able to tolerate that chili. Oh to be young and have a cast-iron stomach again!