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Tue, Mar 16 2004 at 09:02 PM

Five Guys

Posted by Jason, Mar 16, 2004

Five Guys is now in Largo!!! I've been waiting for this day for a while now. I used to work in Old-Town Alexandra and we would go to the Five Guys there all the time. Luckily, Magic Johnson is investing in PG County and we have the Largo Town Center. When I saw that Five Guys was moving in, I was sooooo excited. The people I work with even pulled an early April fools joke last week, telling me that Five Guys was open before it had actually opened. I had already eaten lunch, and I still almost grabbed my Jacket and ran out to get one of their burgers.

So what is so good about Five Guys burgers you ask? THE BEEF. I know this is not a good picture, but it is like the butcher is in the back room. FRESH, FRESH, FRESH.

The new location in Largo is a lot like the one in Alexandria. The dining area is pretty small. There are about 7 or 8 tables. The rest of the floor is reserved for all the people waiting for their number to get called out. You basically have two options. A regular burger or the mini burger. On either you can get bacon if you like. The regular burger is two beef patties and it is pretty damn huge. It's extremely hard to get your mouth all the way around it, and trust me, I have a big mouth. A mini would probably be enough for me, but it just seems wrong not to order the regular.

Choose all the toppings you want for free. They have all the standards: mayo, mustard, ketchup, onions,  fried onions, mushrooms, etc, etc. Oh, Five Guys has fries too. You can get regular or cajun style. The fries are a lot like Boardwalk fries down at the shore. Be careful. The small order of fries is usually enough for everyone at the table.

Five Guys is the ultimate lunch spot. McDonalds should be shaking in their boots, cause Five Guys makes their beef look like Joan Rivers after a chemical peel.

Five Guys is at 7 locations:

2521 John Milton Dr.
Herndon, VA
703-860-9100

6541 Backlick Rd.
Springfield, VA
703-913-1337

4626 King St.
Alexandria, VA
703-671-1606

107 N. Fayette St.
Alexandria, VA
703-549-7991

14001 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Woodbridge, VA
703-492-8882

7622 Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, VA
703-717-0090

2301 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC
202-986-2235

Updated:
1335 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
202-337-0400

The Five Guys Web Site

Categories: Alexandria, Burgers, Georgetown, Herndon, Howard, Restaurant Reviews, Springfield, Upper Marlboro, Woodbridge
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joe

i live in largo and have been to five guys twice since they have opened. I was wondering if they tasted the same as they do in alexandria, and they did. HOORAY!!!!!!

Jason

I recently went to the Georgetown location and I was a little disappointed. My burger was dry and my fries we undercooked and soggy. I will have to try it again. It was NOT as good as the Alexandria or Largo locations. The largo location is managed evtremely well compared to other locations.

Bird

Five Guys has a new location in Stafford, VA. I live a couple miles away and my first visit there was just O.K. They are really new though. I grew up in Arlington and have been to the one on King Street a billion times. They have always been good to me. Even when they were located right off of Columbia Pike. I'll keep going back because it just has to get better with time.

Mike

Just reading over some old reviews to find ideas of places to eat and saw this entry...

Five Guys is rapidly expanding up and down the East Coast as well. I travel to Raleigh, NC a decent amount for work and they just opened up one there as well. I live right around the corner from the non-Old Town Alexandria Five Guys, so this restaurant is killing me!

The burgers are good, don't get me wrong, but to me the best thing are the fries. They aren't to some people's taste, since they aren't all that crisp, but they are just the way I like fries. They also have hot dogs which are very, very tasty.

RZ

Hm... The most horrible burger joint after the thing called White Castle. I can't believe you can eat there - fatty, tasteless burgers... I ate there 2 times and I think I am done with this joint for good.

Cecily Bundy

We lived in Arlington VA right off Columbia Pike when Five Guys first opened up and was told the owners were five guys that went to college together and one of their Mother's suggested they do this and made the hamburgs the way she did. Was so disappointed when the moved, but found them again in Old Town Alexandria and now have discovered they are all over the place and we have since moved to JVille NC and have occasion to go to Raleigh this weekend and certainly am going to find their shop and have one of their great hamburgers and french fries for lunch and perhaps one day they will open a store closer to JVille home of Camp Lejeune NC where lots of hungry Marines are stationed.

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