Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Five Guys Burgers & Fries
138 Montague St # 1, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.694528 -73.993860
11 am-10 pm
Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights
Worse burger and fries – Don't know where this place got to be billed as great burgers and fries, but I wouldn't go back to it if you paid the bill. Fries were limp and soggy and my dog has had better burgers to eat.
best burgers in the world – Five Guys is not cheap. It's not really fast. What it is, though, is a good honest burger made right in front of you and served with some of the best fries you'll ever eat.
Toppings are plentiful and all available for free, and the "default" burger is a two patty monster. The buns are okay (not great) but the meat really shines. Don't be turned off by the "we only cook it well-done" part. I promise you these are as juicy as any burger you've had anywhere else. If the idea of a two-patty burger seems daunting (and believe me, it's a big burger) then go with the "Little" burgers, which are one patty only and a hair cheaper.
Oh yeah, did I mention they also serve grilled cheese sandwiches (on an inverted hamburger bun) and hot dogs (split down the middle and served sandwich style)?
Fries also are plentiful, and in fact too much so. DO NOT get the large. The regular fry is enough for two people and then some, plus they always throw a helping of them directly into your bag.
Five Guys is one of my favorite places, it's worth every penny, and if you're into burgers, you have to try it.
One of The Best Ever – This place definitely has one of the best burgers I have every had. It comes plain, you pick all the toppings. Fresh never frozen meat. Oh and the fries! Still have the skins on them. You can get them salted or cajun. For the ones with a sweet tooth and people from the south SWEET TEA, its good. The only flaw in this place is they use peanut oil and have shelled peanuts to eat while you wait. So if you are allergic to peanuts not the place for you.
Great Burgers and amazing Fries – I was looking for something quick and easy for me and my son last night for dinner. And we spied upon the new Five Guys burger joint. I couldn't have been happier with the pleasant service, great burger, and most of all a happy child who got exactly what he wanted and quickly. Everyone knows that a hungry 5 year old is a loud 5 year old! My burger was great and Sam couldn't have been happier. Thanks Five Guys!
Nothing special, burgers way too overcooked and dry – Burgers are my forte, therefore, when I heard that Five Guys opened my venture was to explore the delights of yet another burger. Unfortunately, the disappointment had taken over my appetite. First and most importantly ?THE BURGER?. The burger is most important aspect of your business and it should be the best of quality, this is your bread and butter, but yet I?ve had hockey pucks that have tasted better. The simple order of cheese burger without any special request was overcooked and dry. The place is too small and if more than 5 people are there, it?s crammed. The decor is nothing special, seems like 50?s style gone wrong. There are way too many people behind the counter that seem dazed and confused, presuming they are being trained, and with all that people to service we were still waiting a good amount of time for our food. I?ve had my experience and now I?ll move on to a better place.
Best Burgers Around – I was hanging out with friends in BK Heights and was craving a hamburger. I know the Five Guys chain from DC and i wanted to see if it was just as good. AND IT IS!! The staff was super friendly and really nice (probably bc we are out of nyc!!) Burgers + Fries = i am in love with Five Guys!!
No-frills burger chain brings its homemade burgers and peanut oil fries to the Heights. – The Scene
This tackily decorate burger joint seems to defy the staid Brooklyn Heights banker and lawyer crowd. Inside and out, hanging placards fringed with a red-checkered pattern proudly proclaim the D.C.-chain's superiority. To judge for themselves, customers place orders counterside, to be picked up by order number. Though there are tables, this is not a place to linger.
The menu is simple: burgers with a choice of two patties or one (called "little" on the menu), Hebrew National hot dogs and fries. Connoisseurs who value patty purity should order the regular size with a minimum of ingredients--perhaps fried onions and a dollop of ketchup--and note that all arrive from the griddle well-done. Those with a love of the messy, loaded burger should order it "all the way" and enjoy the co-mingling of fresh tastes. Fries cannot be missed: The use of peanut oil and fresh potatoes conjures up the boardwalk stands of old.
Hits: Without a doubt, the fries are top-notch. Burgers, too, as long as you crave the kind that originated from "fast-food" joints of yesteryear.
Misses: The only redeeming quality about the space is that the burgers come out quickly, so you won't have to spend much time staring at the garish accolade posters.
Great Burger! – This is by far the best burger on Montague Street... the fries are pretty good, too. The space is really cramped and there aren't great seating options, but the food (and the wait) is worth it.
Too many untrained cooks in the kitchen – I just tried the place out. First off, they must have about 9 people behind the counter. It seemed like they were all training because the girl on the grill was the only one working and instructing the rest of the crew. There was an Asian guy who stood staring at 4 burgers for 2 minutes and 43 seconds (I timed him) without touching them. I'm still trying to figure out how the other 8 employees could ignore the orders that were not going out. Mine was one of them and all it needed was BBQ sauce and to be wrapped up. OK, I understand they just opened so I will let this go. As far as the taste, the burger was OK (all burgers are cooked well done), nothing to write home about. The fries were very good. I think that Henry Street Ale House has a better tasting burger (you can get it cooked the way you want it also), and their fries are almost as good but not as crispy as Five Guys. They should really consider delivering. I will try them again. They seem like a clean operation.
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