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“It's a burger and fries place, and it is a good one.”
Review of Five Guys

Five Guys
Ranked #416 of 3,666 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is not a place to get fine dining, or a romantic dinner, or even your own table to eat, but for what it is, a burger and fries place, it is very good. I have been to a couple Five Guy's before, but this was the first one that was really, really busy. They took my order pretty fast despite the crowd, but the wait for the food was another thing. In addition, there is no room to stand and wait for your food, so you are basically standing between tables with people eating, waiting for your food, or a table to open up.

Plus, there was woefully little room to sit. Some girls were sitting in the corner taking up two tables and clearly done eating. They spent a good deal of time talking and texting, and disturbing everyone around them. I kinda wished someone would have asked them to leave, but this was not the case. I did manage to snag a chair at the bar area facing the street just before my number was called, so it all worked out in the end (for me).

Then, there is the food. Once you start to eat the burger and fries, it is difficult to remember the seating or ordering problems at all. I love their food. I was smart this time and ordered the little fries, which is NOT little at all. The burger is fresh and messy and big enough, and there are so many fries I couldn't hardly eat them all. Don't waste money on a bigger order of fries unless you are spitting it with someone else.

I feel bad trashing this place because of the small site they are crammed into, which really isn't their fault. The food more than makes up for it.

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is a fast food joint that delivers the goods when it comes to burgers and fries. The "hand crafted" fries are made of unpeeled potatoes (preserves the vitamins) and the burgers come with any toppings you choose from an extensive list. You can start off with the free peanuts...

No ambience but that's part of the fun!

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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We popped in here for lunch after visiting The National Mall. It's not your average fast food burger joint. Service is slick, food is freshly cooked and fries are made from REAL fresh potatoes. After choosing a small or regular hamburger or cheeseburger all toppings come as standard at no extra cost. There's a huge selection of self service sodas and free refills. Service was helpful and friendly. Go on - give it a go!

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Reviewed 16 October 2015

This is one of the best fast foods I have ever tried. The location looks really good, the grill is in front of you and everything is prepared with care. It is really worth paying a visit to Five Guys if you want to have a good quality burger and fries.

Thank twhrulez
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Part of a chain the sells good burgers and even better sweet potato fries.Very quick and efficient, but quite crowded before games at the Verizon center.

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