Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally! Five Guys opens near The Woodlands

We were thrilled to hear that Five Guys was opening up close to the Woodlands, and visited this store on 1488 near 2978 the day after it opened.  We drove out 1488, and saw the store on the left, just before 2978.

Parking was plentiful, but other burger lovers had gotten there before us, so we had a short, five-minute wait until we got to the counter.

What we got was the prototypical Five Guys experience: A very good burger, friendly service, and a sparkling clean location. Unlike some other "better burger" places, Five Guys hasn't forgotten that value is part of the equation - the burger was around $5.

The burger is exactly what we've come to expect from Five Guys. Two medium-thickness hand-formed patties of never frozen beef, a slice of nice quality American cheese, fresh veggies, and a fresh, soft bun. The beef is cooked well done, but still retains a good bit of ooze. This isn't an upscale steakhouse burger, but rather a very good fast-food burger. If you enjoy the genre, you will enjoy Five Guys.

Our only beef? The orders of fries are just too big. Even a small is way too much for one person. So we just skip the fries, which is a shame because they're pretty darned good.

Bottom line: Go. If you like burgers, you won't be disappointed.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries | 6619 FM 1488 | Magnolia, Texas 77354 | 832-934-2660

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  1. we're about to get a five guys in our neighborhood at westheimer and gessner. yeah, there are a few out this way, but this one is within walking distance! woo!

  2. Here's what you do with the extra fries Albert: take them home, toast them in a toaster oven about 10 minutes at 400F and they're good to go! I use the excess to make Poutine using cheese curds and Heinz gravy.

    Five Guys is a great burger joint and one I've reviewed before:

  3. I know you are picky with your burger toppings Albert, but there is something so liberating about walking up to the counter and having the option to get no extra charge. Thank you Five Guys!

  4. No argument from me, Kevin. It's nice not being nickled and dimed.

  5. Of course depending on where you live in the Woodlands, it is an easier drive to the Five Guys on 105 in Conroe, and I've been going to that one for months and months, I just can't help myself!

  6. We went to the Five Guys in Conroe for the first time last Saturday. It was my first trip, but my husband had recently been to a location in Charlotte, NC. He came home telling me about their really good burgers and fries. and since I'm always up for a good burger, I couldn't wait to try them.

    I wasn't disappointed.

    There were no customers when we arrived at around 3:00pm on a Saturday afternoon, so we had the place to ourselves. It was extremely clean, and the guy behind the counter was so friendly and helpful.
    I loved the idea of all the free add on choices, and so I had a custom built burger to my own specifications. Sort of like Fuddruckers, but they do all the work for you. ;-)

    The burger was delicious and so were the fries -one order was enough for my husband and me to share.

    I realize I haven't really talked about what made them so good, but if you look at Albert's review, you'll find out everything you need to know. He says it much better than I can!