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“Outrageous Prices” 2 of 5 stars
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Five Guys
98 Conston Ave, Christiansburg, VA
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Cuisines: American
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Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Outrageous Prices”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in to give this place a try, and I have to say I am floored at how much these guys charge. A friend and I got two hamburgers two orders of fris and two drinks, and the bill 25 dollars. The bugers are not big at all, and did not impress me at all. Who spends that type of money on a burger. Crazy

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Floyd, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Much better than Wendys in Christiansburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Was very happy to see Five Guys open because nearby Wendys sliding downhill the past couple of years in basic cleanliness.
Have been to a couple other Five Guys and this is the same. Clean, and a very friendly staff that says hi when you arrive and bye when leaving. Outdoor eating is available, rare in this area. Burger meat excellent. They make to order with your condiment selection. Fries are very good, fresh and hot, but too salty like most places, so I rub off the excess salt on a napkin.

Visited April 2013
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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381 reviews 381 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Voted best hamburgers in ? ? ?, huh?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Dropped in on a Thursday evening to try them out. This is a new establishment in Christiansburg. They seem to be coasting on a word of mouth reputation from their other franchise sites.

2 hamburgers, a single small order of fries and 2 soft drinks came to $20!

Ambiance was that of a very clean warehouse. Standard decorations for the franchise including boxes of potatoes and peanuts cordoning the ordering line. A plus is that you can eat all the peanuts you want while ordering and waiting for your meal.

Fast and courteous service at the counter. Menu choices are limited to hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hotdogs, plus fries. We ordered 1 serving of regular sized fries and received a huge serving.

Signs around the restaurant proclaim "voted best hamburgers in Blacksburg", but the restaurant is 5 miles from Bburg. The annual list of "Bests" published by the Roanoke Times comes out this weekend and I would bet money this place is not even mentioned. Mikes in Blacksburg has been the #1 burger place for years.

I watched as the burgers were cooked and sandwiches prepared. And I tasted the straight burger meat in my sandwich. Nothing remarkable stands out - to me this was just another patty cooked on the grill with standard finishing options, e.g. Lettuce, tomato, ketchup, etc. After cooking, the meat is transferred to a finishing counter where the condiments are added. In the final step, an employee wraps the burgers in aluminum foil before calling out your order number. Basically the wrapping consists of crushing the foul around the sandwich. That did not affect the taste, but was not the best visual presentation of the "best hamburgers. . ."

Overall, a good, but not remarkable hamburger. Overpriced. Fun environment considering the peanuts and college crowd. But, we've "been there, done that" now. Probably wont return unless invited by someone else.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Hope you like it salty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The new Five Guys in Christiansburg, Virginia is worth a stop for lunch. Get there early (like before noon) or plan on waiting in line a while. It moves pretty quickly, though, and you get to enjoy (salty) roasted peanuts while you wait, as well as the grill master singing 'paaaaattttyyy!' whenever the cashier takes an order and calls for another hamburger patty to be added to the griddle.

To the uninitiated, a regular burger is in fact two patties, while a 'little' is what most of us would consider a normal burger. Keep that in mind. You get your choice of numerous tasty toppings, so go to town! Make it your own!

Fries are available as 'Five Guys Style' or 'Cajun Style.' I'm strongly partial to the Cajun variety. Both styles are cut from whole potatoes with the skin on - it's the only way to do fries, in my opinion. You might want to order a regular size fries... You have been warned.

They keep the costs down by keeping to very simple packaging. The burger is wrapped in foil, delivered in a plain brown paper bag. Despite that, plan on your lunch being around $10-$12. Not the cheapest around, but not bad, considering. On top of the burger in the bag are your fries. And more fries. And more fries.

On my most recent visit, the fry guy placed my regular order of fries, then dumped another metal container's worth in the bag (easily doubling the quantity), then added another scoop from the bin for good measure. My single order had to be just about two full potatoes' worth. I couldn't even finish them. Did I mention the salt? Egads! They use the stuff like there's no tomorrow. To someone like me who uses very little salt in cooking and NEVER adds it at the table, I can probably stand to eat Five Guys fries about once a year. Still, I've been there twice in the past two months... Go figure.

The burgers are tasty, all cooked to the same 'medium well' state, which fortunately is not dried out. Buns are plain, with a bit of a buttery flavor. Toppings are fresh, and whatever you asked for. Well worth a visit. Drink water!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Roanoke, Virginia
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301 reviews 301 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Good food, very overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

I visited this location for the first time since it just recently opened. The employees were very friendly. The restaraunt is very nice since its so new. Seating was comfortable and the food was very good, but for a hamburger, fries and a drink it was $13 which i think is a little high. I probably wont be back only due to the high prices.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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