Five Guys lands in Culver City

National Burger Day is May 28th, and to celebrate we’ll be featuring a burger every day of the week here on Dig Lounge. Hold on tight, it’s gonna be a gut busting week.

Our first burger stop this week is Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Five Guys is a East Coast transplant trying to invade the territory of So Cal stalwarts In-N-Out and Fatburger. They started out in Arlington, VA in 1986 and slowly expanded to other areas of Maryland, including the DC metro-area. Now they are located in nearly 40 states, including good ol’ So Cal. They follow the same philosophy of In-N-Out, they don’t have freezers, their fries are cut fresh, and the farm the potatoes come from is usually written on the wall just to prove it.

Their large selection of toppings include the “all the way” which includes, mayo, relish, onions, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, and grilled mushrooms. With additional toppings like bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, jalapeno pepper, green peppers, A.1.® Steak Sauce, bar-b-q sauce and hot sauce, they claim there is 250,000 ways to order a burger. A bit overwhelming if you like your burger choices more similar to I-N-O. Burgers come standard with double patties, but you can order a “little” burger which features just one patty. The burger patties, are imperfect circles, smashed on the grill. Their fries are some of the best fast food fries you’ll find. That is, if you like the skin on variety. Plus, you can also get them Cajun style for a little extra kick.

Before this month, the closest Five Guys was located in Carson. But they now have a location in Culver City at the Fox Hills… I mean… at the Westfield Culver City Mall. The walls are filled with articles on how great they are, just to reinforce how everyone feels about them. For me, I prefer the classic taste of In-N-Out. I find that my friends, who prefer Five Guys, didn’t grow up in So Cal. But regardless, their burgers are juicy, flavorful, and more than filling. So the battle will continue on, but go ahead and taste for yourself.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
The bustling lunch scene at the new location in Culver City was dizzying.

Five Guys Burger and Fries - Culver City
The burger, needed some serious photo styling, especially in the rush of lunch. But what this burger lacks in presentation, it makes up in taste.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Their fries are some of the best in the fast food world.

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Author:Matt Mitchell

A lover of everything LA has to offer, Matt created Dig Lounge to tell his friends about all the fun things to do in the city. Matt has worked in the dot com world since 1996, including some of the top online entertainment companies and digital marketing firms. He currently works as a Digital Producer.

2 Responses to “Five Guys lands in Culver City”

  1. Jim
    May 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    For the record, I was born and raised socal and I’m not an In&Out fanatic. Their burgers are fine, but I would choose five guys anytime over them.

    Five guys has awesome fries and the burgers are better, in my opinion.

  2. Matt Mitchell
    May 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Yeah, there is no one right answer. I am sure there are others out there who would agree with you Jim. But for me, there is nothing like a classic double double.