Culver's [Split from Midwest Board]
Culver's??? Really??? Come on, for fast food, a butterburger is as good as it gets, but seriously...out of all the incredible burgers you can get in the Twin Cities, someone really suggest Culver's???
You're spot on there Foureyes. For what it's worth, I am also confused by the In & Out mystique. But the statement about the two mile radius (without knowing where you live) is true all over the metro. In my neck of the woods Culvers, TGI Friday's, Champps and Ruby Tuesday are legitimately in the top ten (behind Red Robin) that I can think of. It's a sad state of affairs.
I like the Culver's at Bass Lake Ave near I-494. That said...
Inn-N-Out is a very popular place for burgers in Las Vegas. They just sell burgers, fresh cut french fries (if you go through the driveup, you can watch the guy julienne the potatoes), soft drinks (one size), and shakes (from a mix). The burgers and fries are the best things they have. You can have one or more thin burgers on a bun, with various toppings and optional cheese. I used to get two double burgers with lettuce, mustard, tomato and pickle, fries, and a Coke.
Second place is Fatburger. Quarter pound cheeseburgers with one or more burgers on a bun.
And then there are the casino coffee shops, which are open 24 hours. Most of them also have very good burgers. The Strip coffee shops are much more expensive than ones Downtown or at locals casinos.
For those reading along, this was split off from a "Best Burgers in MSP" thread. Someone mentioned a place and said the burger had the same rich quality and some similar characteristics as Culvers.
So...for context, nobody was claiming that Culvers was the best burger in MSP.