March 10, 2010
364 King St. (Downtown)
Made-to-order burgers, dogs, and fries. Voted Best Burger by CP readers in 2009.
Five Guys may be a chain, but they make one helluva good burger. One greasy sackful of burgers and fries will make you a believer. Buttered buns from the griddle, fresh ground beef, and hand-cut potatoes (you often dine right next to sacks of Idaho spuds) all make this the place to drop in for a "fast" food meal. It sure isn't healthy, and you'll need to loosen the belt a notch or two after eating here. The line out the door testifies to the quality of the place. The new King Street location has created an all-out burger war on the peninsula, and no clear winner has been decided. Expect the burger wars to expand to Summerville soon. —Jeff Allen, Dish (Winter 2010)