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Cook-out in Asheville

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It appears that a Cook-out burger place is being built at the site of the old IHOP on Tunnel Road at White Pine Drive. No news as to when it will be open but it doesn't appear that it will be all that long. I've never eaten at one but a quick search here gives them okay reviews. Any experienced customers out there with opinions?

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  1. Strictly fast food. Better than the big ff chains. but nothing really special. LOTS of shake choices. My kids can attest to their value better than I...

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    1. re: Hushpuppy

      How does it compare to Five Guys?

      1. re: Jeff C.

        in my opinion they are much better than five guys. they grill their burgers while five guys are greasy, to me at least. Their fries are sorry but get the onion rings and a shake with your burger or better yet get a carolina dog

        1. re: quazi

          It really depends on the location--I have not found any that have edible onion rings in the Raleigh-Durham area but their fries are always spot on.

    2. Cook Out is pretty good. As mentioned, lots of milkshake choices(50 or so). For my money, the best thing on the menu is a small burger, Cheddar Style.

      1. Don't go to Cook Out expecting fine dining. But as far as fast food goes--hot dogs, burgers, shakes--it's the best you can get (besides maybe local non-chains). The burgers are always good, you can get any two sides--including chicken nuggets, corn dogs, hot dogs, onion rings, fries, hush puppies, and more--and a "huge" (I think 32oz) drink for $5 or less. They also have great BBQ and really good chicken sandwiches. Lots of good combinations too, like "Out West" style. All-in-all, best fast food place I know of. And I've never seen one with a sanitation grade below 99.5 (and I've eaten at 10 or more unique Cook Out restaurants).

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        1. re: smithbrianallen

          Thanks for the advice. I certainly don't expect fine dining from a place that only serves from a drive-up window. I'm thinking of it more as a quick lunch pickup on my way back to the office after a lunch hour filled with errands....

          Thanks for the tips.

        2. The shakes are fantastic. Here's an old list of flavors:

          http://wes.tabulas.com/content/pages/...

          My favorites have got to be banana pudding, strawberry cheesecake, and peanut butter cheesecake. Oreo and Oreo Mint are also very popular, but I'm not a fan of Oreos so I can't judge.

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          1. re: fallingup

            All good choices. Any of the fruit-based shakes are good picks, too.

            1. re: fallingup

              gotta say that caramel cheesecake milkshake has always been my favorite of any cookout.

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