Home cut French fries worth living for
"BREAKDOWN! Go ahead and give it to me." That is what I was hearing Tom Petty singing in my head as I looked at some of the most delicious French fries I have ever seen. Sure it was a breakdown, I gave up, surrendered my regimen of watching what I eat all day, every damn day for an order of Five Guys Burger and Fries French fries.
I convinced myself the Five Guy Grilled Cheese with Kraft American cheese melted on an inside-out Five Guys bun and toppings of your choice, onions grilled until golden brown was the reason I was on the corner of NW 43rd St. and NW16th Blvd. for lunch.
But who is really fooling who GLOBers. If that white cup of fresh cut, fried crispy on the outside tender on the inside spuds were not on the menu I would be eating somebody elses grilled cheese.
Don't get me wrong. This an excellent grilled cheese with a multitude of fresh veggie toppings that would make any food lover, veggie, vegan, even carnivore lunch outer a satisfied customer.
I selected my favorite sandwich veggies: Tomato, grilled onions, pickles, and jalapeno peppers for my meatless belly bomb. The sandwich was fantastic. Kudos to the original Five Guys and there idea of turning the hamburger bun over, toasting the inside creating a spectacularly cooked, crunchy, cheesy, gooey, mouthwatering grilled cheese.
As I sit here writing this review someone please STOP ME from returning to FGBF today for another order of the best French fries in Gainesville . . .
- GLOB Master, Cursing his Diabetes dilemma
The Pluses and Minuses of the Millhopper Five Guys Burgers and Fries:
The Five Guys + indicators: Very tasty Grilled Cheese with a lot of flavors. Be sure to add the jalapeno peppers. EXCELLENT French fries.
Editor's Note: A Gainesville Lunch Out Blog feature of the Five Guys Burgers & Fries on Archer Rd can be viewed on a separate GLOB page -- Five Guys Archer Rd. -- GLOB Master
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- Phone Number: 264-7790
- Address: 4212 NW 16th Blvd., Gainesville, FL
- Urban GLOB Location: NW 16th Avenue
- Web Site: Five Guys Burgers & Fries
- Latitude: 29.67482
- Longitude: -82.388306
Bob Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:54 Comment Link
My wife and i ate here. It was the worst hamburger and fries we ever ate.Emailed their office and was ignored. Too many other places to eat that do care.
Ron Schmidt Thursday, 27 September 2012 15:30 Comment Link
Tonya.. you are smart to get hamburger well done... what with E. coli O157:H7 these days. Many recommendations say to cook until the juices run clear or to a minimum temp of 165 F.
BTW. I should have said cynic, not synic in my previous comments. My B. Must be that rural Minnesota upbringing.
Ron Schmidt Thursday, 27 September 2012 11:21 Comment Link
Not bad for what it is "a fast food place". A little pricey. I usually get the "little hamburger" and small fries (which ain't small) which is more than enough. It is also a cool gimic that they have a sign to tell you the name of the farm in Idaho where today's fries came from. The scynic in me says that they probably get their potatoes from the same farms that McDonald's gets there's from. I can also attest that a famous saturday night public radio personality eats there on occasion because I saw her there (once). That should be worth something. It gives the place some "soul".
Tonya Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:53 Comment Link
I ate at the same 5 guys burger place myself yesterday afternoon..I always ask for my burgers to be cooked extra well done. They joked with me as well saying they can't do that because they only give their customers juicy burgers. But they cooked it perfect to my liking. I'm a big fan of their burgers but try and save eating there for a special treat once every few months.
Abby Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:27 Comment Link
Am I the only person who finds their food inedibly greasy? I was introduced to 5 Guys years ago in Virginia, and, based on my experience there and what I've heard here, I don't need to go again. The hamburgers gave me massive indigestion and the fries were disgusting. Dripping with grease. My kids love the food, but I think it's a hot mess.
Bob Monday, 06 August 2012 05:33 Comment Link
My wife and I ate there about a month ago and oh was it nasty.Cold fries and not very well made burgers.Also the place was not very clean.Too many other places to go in town for a burger.
Jules Friday, 29 July 2011 15:29 Comment Link
Re: 5 Guys Burgers. I made my first trip to the Millhopper 5 GUys last wednesday. I was expecting alot after all that I had heard. Very clean, noisy, barren square of a room. A good crowd for 2:30 in the afternoon; they were still coming in the door. The 'broom' man created the most noise with his 'pulling and scraping' of chairs (every damn chair) as he swept up every bit of straw paper and french fry nub. I do not like people sweeping around me as I eat. After ordering at the counter, we filled our drinks and sat down with our number.10 minutes or so they called out '68' and I picked up our order. Plenty of great fries(enough for two) in a single order. Very good cheeseburgers. Our order was 2 cheeseburgers, 1 fry, and 1 drink. $ 17 and change. Except for the raucous noise, I might be back. but Chili's has a better burger to my mind.