HOME > Chowhound > Philadelphia >

Discussion

GINO'S IN KING OF PRUSSIA

Burgers are bigger and better i think than 5 guys, but 5 guys fries rule!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I had a Gino Giant. Made me pine for the old Sirloiner. Also, fries do not touch fresh-cut Five Guys. It was interesting from a nostalgic viewpoint, but not enough to send me back twice.

    -----
    Five Guys
    1650 Nixon Dr, Moorestown, NJ 08057

    1. I work here and have been thinking about going.'
      I have to be honest, I wasn't impressed with 5 guys burger Maybe it was all the hype and my expectations were too high... not sure, it was just kind of "okay"

      (I'm rooned for burgers with Cheeburger Cheeburger in New Brittain and Dilly's corner in the summertime)

      I see I'm going to have to do my civic duty and swing on over to Gino's at lunch today

      7 Replies
      1. re: cgarner

        I'm wiping mayo from my hands and pausing for a moment to type this:
        I LIKE This burger
        I got the smaller sized burger with mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion
        The roll is toasted nicely and holds up well and the top of the bun is covered in sesame seeds
        the burger has a nice crust on it, it's moist but not greasy has nice beefy flavor!
        all the condiments are fresh and they're generous with them (if you're an onion fan, you're in heaven)

        I may have had a celebrity run in:

        As I was walking out, a guy that looks JUST like David Morse was walking in...I did one of those double takes and he just gave a little smile and walked by
        (if it wasn't him he probably thought I was flirting)

        fries are nice and crispy, skin on and salted (not too much for my taste) my co-worker used the term "re-fried" because they're a little dark, but I don't like blonde fries, I like them with a little color, gives much better potato flavor

        so while it's not quite a Cheeburger cheeburger or a Dilly's burger, it's Damn good and (waistline forgive me) I'll definately go back again for more!

        1. re: cgarner

          Thanks for the report cgarner. I wish the white castle in willow grove hadn't closed down. Gonna have to make the drive to Gino's. There used to be a steak n shake in quakertown too sigh.

          1. re: cgarner

            That probably was David Morse. He goes to my gym on Henderson Road not too far from Gino's. He lives in Wayne. I have to try and not stare at him when he on the machines!

            1. re: ANT1008

              If he was really tall, then it was him, he used to come into a place I worked at in Chestnut Hill as well, that's where I think he used to live.

              As far as the "new" Gino's, they are pretty good, definitely trying to take on 5 Guys and Elevation Burger. I was really young when they went under and all I remember were their burgers were famous for being really BIG and really thick and had a center bun like a Big Mac, but they don't do that any more with this one.

              1. re: ANT1008

                I'm pretty darn sure it was him, now I feel bad for outing him eating at Gino's when he works out right around the corner.
                Ha ha ha

                1. re: cgarner

                  Michael Klein of the Phila Inquirer confirmed it:

                  "That was actor David Morse (Hack, The Green Mile) joining the burger nostalgists in line last week at the revived Gino's Burgers on Route 202 in King of Prussia."

                  http://www.philly.com/inquirer/column...

          2. I've tried Gino's Burgers in King of Prussia several times now, and find their burgers to be the greasiest burgers I've ever had. On my first visit there, by the time I got them home, about 2 miles away, the bag was soaked thru with grease and the buns were gooey and the burgers themselves were dripping. I gave them another chance and it was exactly the same thing. I don't think I'll be going back any time soon.

            1 Reply