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Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Dedham, MA

I know it's a chain and this might be moved but just wondering if anyone has tried this yet, it just opened about 2 weeks ago. I walked in and picked up a menu. They were cooking on a grill and pressing down the meat...it didn't look too appetizing. The Cheeseburgers are about $5.09 and a small fry was about $2.59...so about $8 with tax...not exactly a bargain so it had better be good. I don't know if it's so but I read on someone's blog site that there burgers are 3.3 oz, pretty small for $5.09 if that's true.

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  1. I haven't been to the one in Dedham yet - but I can only imagine it'll be as awesome as the ones down in the DC area.
    The "small fry" is also probably enough fries for 2 or 3 people...so while $2.59 doesn't sound like a deal, they can easily be shared amongst a few people.
    Also, a listed "cheeseburger" is actually a double. You have to order the "little cheeseburger" if you want a single patty.
    The burgers are VERY good and fresh, as well as all the toppings you can get. All the toppings are also free.

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    1. re: rknrll

      Wow, that sounds great - where in Dedham is it?

      1. re: chowciao

        It's next to the Super Stop and Shop on Rt 1, near Chipotle Grill. I didn't realize that the cheeseburgers were double patties, therefore making it 6.6 oz, a better deal at $5.09.

      2. re: rknrll

        RK is right on all counts! I love 5 Guys from visiting MD/DC. Hit the Dedham location last week at lunchtime and it did not disappoint. Their burgers would remind you of In-and-Out. And I think their fries are great - altho, this visit I realized they are fried in peanut oil - my coworker couldn't try them. The place was hopping at 1:00 on a Weds. I am so glad they are in the area........

      3. Went last week & thought the food was terrific! Burgers were big, fresh & delicious, fried were great. Liked the simple menu & no extra charge for toppings. Quick, very hot & looking forward to going back.

        1. Went last night and thought it was good. Burgers are cooked well done but still moist and juicy. The small fry is huge, I like my fries and could not get half way through. At 8pm is was busy and about a 15min wait for my burger, I will go back.

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          1. re: psc109

            They are going to be opening one at Patriot place really soon. I've never been but heard great things about it. Hopefully its better than Red Robin...soo disappointing!!

            1. re: psc109

              Have to get there A.S.A.P.

            2. I popped in here for a burger to see what all the fuss is about, since Five Guys devotees are like the Mid-Atlantic equivalent of In-n-Out followers in LA. I was really hoping for a Shake Shack-like experience, as it's the closest I've ever tasted to the platonic ideal of a fast food burger.

              Got a cheeseburger with onions, pickles, ketchup and mustard. The burger was very good and plenty fatty and moist with a good coarse grind. The bun was nicely griddled and the whole package held together nicely, but it did fall a LITTLE bit short for me. The biggest gripe I has is that the beef isn't very beefy. The flavor is really quite mild. I fond it was drowned out by the condiments. The end result, then, reminded me of what I remember McDonald's burgers tasting like. I mean I'm sure it was much, much better than that, but that was the effect. Also, the cheese wasn't fully melted--bummer.

              Besides those quibbles, though, it was very satisfying and I will probably stop by again. The fries were very fresh and tasty, though crispiness varied from fry to fry.

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              1. re: celeriac

                Are the fries cut fresh on the spot like at Inn-N-Out? I love the fries at In-N-Out!

                1. re: joebloe

                  I also stopped in for the first time last night around 7:15; very busy; fries are freshly cut as at In-N-Out; got a cheeseburger with mayo, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and grilled mushrooms and a small fry; portions are large, especially the fries; fries very fresh, strong potato flavor but as celeriac stated, crispness was a bit variable; burger I would describe as a good "fast food" burger nothing earth shattering; Verdict: good value and decent but I won't be rushing back; my preference for a burger would be an 8 oz, hand-packed, flame broiled burger at a pub style restaurant, where the meat dominates not the condiments.

              2. Stopped by for lunch today and ordered the small cheeseburger with regular fries. It was as close to In-n-Out nirvana as possible on the East Coast. Fries were big enough for two. Cheese could have been a little more melted on the burger, but otherwise quite good.

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                1. re: Kat

                  Stopped by at 9:30pm tonight and the place was quite busy in an otherwise huge empty parking lot. The burgers were way better than In-N-Out in that the patties were thicker, juicier, tastier and you get to pick various interesting toppings/sauces. The fries were uniformly soggy so I asked the manager for replacement; and the new fries came out somewhat crispy and very average. The fries at UBurger is more like In-N-OUt. I will definitely return tomorrow for another burger.

                  1. re: joebloe

                    I will have to try Five Guys. I had it once in D.C. and was impressed by the burger's flavor but the experience was diminished by a bun that could not hold the extra cheese, mushrooms and grilled onions (it was the messiest darned thing I ever ate.) I agree with JoeB that Uburger's fries were way better than Five Guys. It will be fun to go to UBurger and 5 Guys on back-to-back days for a true comparison!