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“What's All The Fascination with 5 Guys?” 2 of 5 stars
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Five Guys
107 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703-549-7991
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Ranked #163 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Old Town
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“What's All The Fascination with 5 Guys?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Seriously, for the same price you can get better burgers at several nearby restaurants with sit down dining that isn't covered in peanut shells, trash, crying babies, and that smells like grease. The burgers are always cooked well done, it takes forever to get one, and while the lettuce and toppings are fresh, they aren't anything special. By the time you add the super, super greasey fries, you can go down to a nice sit down restaurant and get a better version. If you have peanut allergies, don't go near 5 Guys. They have big bins of shelled peanuts to tie you over while you wait forever for your burger. The shells are everywhere.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Cosby, Tennessee
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149 reviews 149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

1st time Five Guys for us. Had to taste what all the hype is about. We enjoyed our burgers and I just loved the fries. My husband was looking for a milk shake but so sorry, none to be had. Coke worked just as well. Waiting to go back again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kent, Texas
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207 reviews 207 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Upholds the Five Guys Reputation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I have always enjoyed Five Guys from the start of the chain to present. Their burgers are consistently good (may not be the best ever, but they compare well to burgers costing double or triple their price and leave the chains in the dust), the fries are fresh and flavorful (I still get a kick out of knowing where they come from), and the free peanuts you can shell and eat while waiting are still a nice touch. My burger was what I hoped for and the fries were excellent (too many to eat)! This particular Five Guys has a really welcoming crew working the counter and the grill.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fresh Burgers and Fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Well when you have a choice between a formed patty chain and Five Guys there is no choice. Fresh Burgers and Fries, hands down I'll take this place any day. Reasonably priced and always delicious, with so many toppings to choose from, you can't go wrong. Take the family and enjoy!!!

Visited April 2012
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Williamsburg, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“OMG, You'll love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Five Guys is rapidly becoming a national landmark wherever the store happens to be. Busy, but efficient, this Five Guys is charmingly 50's, 60's in flavor and the burgers are to die for.

Put this little burger on your "bucket list" because that's the way your fries will come, by the bucketful, haha

OUTSTANDING!

Visited July 2012
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