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I've never been to a Freddy's I'm guessing they aren't a lot like S'n'S if people really like to go there. The only thing good about S'n'S is that their prices are very reasonable (cheap). Actually, their fries and shakes are quite good also but I certainly can't give their burgers a very high mark. They are very thin, greasy and flavorless.

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@Chimayo Joe

 

there seems to be a Smash near me

 

I might take many Hits for the Team and take a Taste

 

for me

 

ShakeShake

 

for the SmokeShake

 

do not buy SS fries

 

they are terrible

 

stop at a 5 Guys and get your Potato Fix there

 

will not be disappointed in either case.

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Smashburger has a burger with cheese, guacamole, and fresh jalapenos. It's pretty good. I dislike the shoestring fries though. 

 

I had Freddy's once, a few years back in Manhattan, KS when my daughter was at K-State. Seemed ok, nothing too memorable. 

 

There's a Shake Shack that opened about a mile from our house here in Lexington. Haven't been yet. 

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On 2/13/2018 at 3:01 PM, robirdstx said:

We have a Freddy’s Opening Soon, just down the highway. Their food sounds very much like the Steak ‘n Shake my husband and I loved and grew up with in St. Louis. 

 

 

We went to Freddy’s tonight. They’ve only been open for a couple of weeks and have been very busy. We went early.

 

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We each had a combo meal, with fries. I had the Original Double Patty Melt (Two steakburger patties, Swiss cheese & grilled onions on toasted rye bread). My husband had Freddy’s Original Double (Two steakburger patties, mustard, ketchup, onion & pickle on a toasted bun). We both enjoyed them, but... My husband says he likes Five Guys better and the fries at Freddy’s, though hot, skinny, crispy and plentiful, most were so short in length it was hard to pick them up and still be able to dip them in the ketchup. Overall I liked it and will go there again.

 

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16 hours ago, robirdstx said:

We went to Freddy’s tonight. They’ve only been open for a couple of weeks and have been very busy. We went early.

 

We each had a combo meal, with fries. I had the Original Double Patty Melt (Two steakburger patties, Swiss cheese & grilled onions on toasted rye bread). My husband had Freddy’s Original Double (Two steakburger patties, mustard, ketchup, onion & pickle on a toasted bun). We both enjoyed them, but... My husband says he likes Five Guys better and the fries at Freddy’s, though hot, skinny, crispy and plentiful, most were so short in length it was hard to pick them up and still be able to dip them in the ketchup. Overall I liked it and will go there again.

That toast on the patty melt looks...uhm,  well done. :o

As for the container of ketchup for dipping...did you know they expand, which might make it easier to dip the fries in it?

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Just a thought...

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45 minutes ago, Toliver said:

That toast on the patty melt looks...uhm,  well done. :o

As for the container of ketchup for dipping...did you know they expand, which might make it easier to dip the fries in it?

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Just a thought...

:o:o:o

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4 minutes ago, Shelby said:

:o:o:o

Who knew?  It never occurred to me that they would expand but I guess from the look of them they should. Live and learn. Now I can hardly wait till I get somewhere where they are used so I can check it. xD

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think how outstanding the above would be if it were Hellman's in the little Boat.

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7 minutes ago, Shelby said:

My mind is still blown....hours later......

Click  :ph34r:

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Nice

 

but still not Hellman's

 

just saying

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I am happy to report my favorite burger diner has reopened under new ownership, with the same menu, and the burgers appear to be just as good. I didn't think the onion rings quite came up to the original standard, but perhaps I was just not in a real onion ring mood.

 

Will try fries next time.

 

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6 hours ago, Toliver said:

That toast on the patty melt looks...uhm,  well done. :o

As for the container of ketchup for dipping...did you know they expand, which might make it easier to dip the fries in it?

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Just a thought...

 

Yes, the toast was darker than I prefer, but it was not burnt. Did not know about the expanding cups, but I still prefer longer fries. Way too many of the fries were no more than a couple of inches in length. Bottom of the bag?

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1 hour ago, robirdstx said:

Bottom of the bag?

Sounds like it to me...

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Short fries are an abomination.  

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2 hours ago, gfweb said:

Short fries are an abomination.  

 

Yup, but cold fries are worse. >:( Followed by soggy, limp ones, even if they're hot.

 

I'm sort of strict on what constitutes a hot fry too. If I don't burn my mouth on the first few, the order will be too cold to enjoy by the end.

 

Five Guys could usually deliver on both very decent burgers and fries that came out fresh and hot, but tragically, the only outlet in Cary has closed. Must have been its location at the very back corner of a mall behind Barnes and Noble. It sure wasn't the food or service from the last time I was there. 

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My Top 3 (in no particular order)

 

In-N-Out Burger

Smash Burger

Whataburger 

 

and for the bonus

White Castle Frozen cheeseburgers steamed for a little bit 

 

 

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Sorry... it was Five Guys

Soooooo…….

decided to try something different especially after reading this thread.

Ordered a small fries...way too much for me but some of the best fries I have had in a long while.  Not soggy!!!  Hot and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  Malt vinegar, mayo or ketchup or all.  I would go back to share these with someone else.

Got a small bacon cheese burger with pickles, ketchup and sautéed onions.  Took the bottom of the cotton wool bun off and disposed of it.  Threw out about half the burger and the gentleman who took my order seemed upset.  I said to him that I had never eaten there, the fries were incredible though I couldn't eat them all but I didn't enjoy the taste of the burger.


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8 hours ago, suzilightning said:

Ordered a small fries

 

I'll bet that made the difference!

Large order of fries in those cups is a recipe for sogginess!

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Have tried Five Guys, In N Out, and Smash Burger.  Smash a Burger is hands down my favorite.  Wish a Shake Shack was near.

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8 hours ago, Jacksoup said:

Have tried Five Guys, In N Out, and Smash Burger.  Smash a Burger is hands down my favorite.  Wish a Shake Shack was near.

Smash Burger is just down the road from the Five Guys and is next on the list.

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5G's is near by

 

if only they toasted or warmed their Buns.

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The best fast food cheeseburger I've had in ages came from a local chain, David's Burgers, which I think has six or eight locations in Arkansas. They grind their own meat, cut their own fries, and your choices are single, double, triple, with or without cheese, and that's it. They have a great list  of condiments including sauteed mushroom and caramelized onions, in addition to all the standards. The fries are a little limp; they'd benefit from a soak in ice water before frying, and the double-fry method,  but the burgers are wonderful.

 

I've had In and Out; not too bad. Five Guys is OK, but just barely. Have not had Shake Shack. None of the lower-end burger chains are fit to eat (I tried a Dairy Queen burger t'other day and pitched three quarters of it).

 

But the best burger in the world was made in a little hole in the wall place, the Dairy Freeze, in northwestern Arkansas, in a little wide spot in the road called Hiwassee. Marvelous, hand-patted, flat-top-grilled patties, a big slab of cheese, bacon if you wanted it, ALL the trimmings, buns grilled toasty on the flat top. I once called that place and asked if they'd stay open an hour past closing so Bill Clinton could get a cheeseburger. They told me they wouldn't stay open, but they'd unlock and let us in and cook for us. He swore it was the best cheeseburger he'd ever eaten, and the man loved his cheeseburgers.

 

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