Five guys has opened up in my area of the West Island. Friends who have gone have said that the burgers are good … to the burgers being amazing!
For starters, I like burgers. I don’t like overdoing it on the toppings, I want to taste the meat. I love Harvey’s hamburgers, O’Burger is great and there are alot of old and new burger joints that I haven’t yet tried but it’s on my to do list, it’s just a little harder now because I need to shed some weight … anyways ….
When I did some (a little) research on Five Guys my first thoughts were either ”American burgers … diners, drive-ins and dives style” or some type of Kahuna Burger restaurant. I wasn’t sure. I was hoping for the former … I wanted juice dripping down my arm and all that great stuff that I see on D.D.D. without the Guy Fieri play-by-play.
Their normal burger is a double paddy, if i had to guess maybe a 3-4 ounce paddy (x2) and you order what you want it topped with at the counter. Their toppings are pretty much standard and some jalapeno peppers. You get a choice of 3 sauces; A-1, BBQ or Hot Sauce. I went with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, ketchup and mustard …
The good and the bad is that it’s not really fast food … the burgers are put on when you order them so you’ll be waiting 6-8 minutes depending on their volume. It took us 7 minutes to get our order and we were the first and only people in the store. (it was 11am). If you’re in a rush, and it’s busy, I’m really not sure how long you’ll be waiting … but if you don’t want your burger’s sitting in a hotel pan in a warming oven, it’s probably worth the wait.
The burger was … OK … It lacked seasoning (salt and pepper … there was not even a grain of salt) but you tasted the meat, which was fresh. I’m not sure if this is their style to be honest, maybe the girl forgot to add it … I like my food salted. At home, there’s no salt shakers at the table, the food is seasoned before it hits the plate. It was juicy but the paddies are kind of thin so not sure how much juice they could really hold. It was a decent burger but what’s bothering me is I have one friend who loves it … so maybe I didn’t get the best burger they could have possible served me … I’ll go back and find out.
When you purchase a drink, it comes with free refills.
All in all … I have to go back. The no salting thing is bothering me!
1 Burger, 1 Little Bacon Cheese Burger, 1 Fry, 2 drinks came out to just under 18$.
You’ll find Five Guys in the strip mall near the Starbucks at the corner of Sources and De Salaberry.
3530 Boulevard des Sources Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Hours: 11am-10pm Every