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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I have had a brother in law, niece, coworker, and my son tell me that this is THE best burger spot and it DOES live up to the hype. I know they started in California and just recently came to TX. Soooo, just curious. Is it really all that ?


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Default  Posted: 11:23 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Meh.

Cheaper than Five Guys, a really simple menu, tasty but really nothing to write home about.

I manage to find local diners with better burgers nearly everywhere I go.

It's part of that whole "California pride" thing, to my way of thinking.


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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

TrustedHer
I hear you. The little local mom and pop places are almost ALWAYS better than the restaurant chain food


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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

JKL...

I'm with TrustedHer...it's more hype than good food. If you're even in the Conroe, Texas area (about 15 miles north of us) make sure to stop at Burger Fresh. It was voted #3 (I think) burger joint in Texas by Texas Monthly. Amazing burgers and because I am a connoisseur of onion rings...hands down the best around!

I would tell you to go to the #1 burger joint in Texas...but I don't know where that is


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Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I would tell you to go to the #1 burger joint in Texas...but I don't know where that is

It's in California

For the best burgers I love the local shops but I think In N Out and 5 Guys are both great for chains. I do stop on every trip to Cali to grab one.


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Default  Posted: 11:48 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Hey our burger joint here is really good too!!! Love me some Three B's!


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Default  Posted: 11:50 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Ah 3B's was quite good. I do remember a bunch of noisy ruffians though.


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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I would tell you to go to the #1 burger joint in Texas

Wasn't that Storm's in Lampasas? We used to eat there after the kids ball games - great burgers.

ETA - I've eaten at In-n-out and Five Guys. Both are passable but Storms is like a burger you'd make on your own grill. Somehow tastier.

[This message edited by Tred at 11:57 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I don't see that one listed Tred.

Here is the list...by the way Burger Fresh is at 13. 3...13...what's the difference

http://www.texasmonthly.com/eat-my-words/fifty-best-burgers-texas-list


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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Maybe I'm a tad bit biased being a SoCal native, but I do love In-N-Out!

It's fresh, delicious, and cheap. Win, win, win!

Try a Double Double with grilled onions. And get a shake too.

Now I might have to go there for lunch. Nom nom.


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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Thanks DS! If any of you Texans are driving through Lampasas, it's still pretty good.


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Default  Posted: 12:29 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Ah 3B's was quite good. I do remember a bunch of noisy ruffians though.

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Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I tried my first In-N-Out burger this past summer when I was out in CA. I thought it was really good! Legendary, no. Really good for a chain burger, yes. I'd say it's worth trying at least one time. I got the double double, animal style, with grilled onions. It made my belly happy for the rest of the day.

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Default  Posted: 1:17 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Toro Burger in El Paso makes the best burgers I've ever had, by far.

ETA: Just saw from DS' link that it was No. 4 in Texas! A well-deserved ranking IMO. I'd sure like to try Nos. 1-3 some day.

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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I love In & Out - animal style please! BUT - there are better burgers at locally owned, hole in the wall type of places. There is an I&O up the street from my house and it stays packed. Ironically, it's around the corner from a hole in the wall where a MUCH better burger can be found.


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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Also from SoCal and I know local folks and transplants who swear by In-N-Out. I never found it that great, though. Not bad, but not great.

I wouldn't make a special pilgrimage for it, JKL. Now, if you want to talk about some TX BBQ...we were driving through TX and met a guy who suggested we stop by Luling. Very yummy, and worth the detour. I would probably go out of my way to check out the BBQ of some rival towns if I am ever in the area again.


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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Completely fresh food with everything served prepped that day, a not so simple menu if you ask for what you want/know what to ask for, employees who are well paid ... I adore In-N-Out and definitely think it''s worth checking out.


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Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

The suggestion was too much. Today's lunch. Cheeseburger with grilled onions, fries, and diet coke. Delicious!


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Default  Posted: 3:55 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I'm a southern Cali native. Live in Texas now. I don't think I have ever gone out of my way for In and Out. My two all time favorite burger joints since I've been in Texas are Dutch's (by TCU) which made number 8 on the list and Smash Burger, which for some strange reason isn't on the list at all. I've been to Twisted Root which was featured in Triple D but think that Smash Burger is far better!

If you just happen by an In and Out and you are hungry, great. But don't make a special trip for it.


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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

In-N-Out is the best fast food burger. Head and shoulders above.

But that isn't the same as like local burger joints or specialty places.

#2 animal style, please.


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Default  Posted: 5:56 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Love me some Three B's!


Those burgers RULED!! *drool*

Back to the point at hand though, In-n-Out burgers are life changing. Period.

Toasted bun? Special sauce? American cheese and fresh crispy lettuce and tomatoes?

Oh, and the fries! The FRIES!!!!

It's really all that.


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Default  Posted: 6:02 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Animal style my fries, too, please and thank you.


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Default  Posted: 6:15 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Cheeseburger with grilled onions, fries, and diet coke.

Why Diet Coke???


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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

#2 animal style, please.
OKAY!!!!!!!


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Default  Posted: 6:39 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Why Diet Coke???

It's what I always drink. I can't drink the sugared kind anymore. It's too sweet.


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Default  Posted: 7:04 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

My favorite in TX was Pappas Burgers--I loved their Blu Burger


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Default  Posted: 10:42 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Agree with everyone else - best in terms of fast food, but the local places are better. I will say... there's something cool about watching them make their fries fresh with the whole potato machine, and I do get an extra kick out of ordering "animal style fries". I remember the first time I did, it was because a friend encouraged me to ask for them, and I told him, "I'm not that gullible!" Then went up and whisper-asked and the cashier took my order with a straight face! Haven't seen the full online "secret" menu yet, but maybe there's some more fun stuff to order. That's the fun part really with In-N-Out...

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Default  Posted: 11:02 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

In-N-Out is alright. There is one on my way home from work but I'll take Carl's Jr. or Whataburger over In-N-Out if I'm doing fast food.

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Default  Posted: 3:40 AM, October 16th (Wednesday)

I am truly sorry that you all have fallen prey to the propaganda and disinformation perpetuated by the marketing gurus at In-N-Out. Until you have been to the Squeeze Inn and experienced the magnificence of a Squeeze with Cheese, you will never know the glories of a perfect cheeseburger.


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Default  Posted: 4:13 AM, October 16th (Wednesday)

It's awesome! Bonus, they pay their employees well which means your less likely to get a loogie on your burger by a disgruntled employee


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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, October 16th (Wednesday)

I don't like In-N-Out as well as Five Guys. But vastly prefer:

Maple & Motor (Dallas)
Rodeo Goat (FW)
Dutch's (FW)
Fred's (FW)
Northwest Point (Dallas)

God, I want a burger now.


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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, October 16th (Wednesday)

God, I want a burger now.

Me too. This thread has made me unbelievably hungry.


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Default  Posted: 11:59 AM, October 16th (Wednesday)

To me they are simply "meh". I have never been able to understand the fanaticism for these burgers. They're burgers. Not really anything but fast-food burgers. And I'm a native Southern Californian.

Meh.


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Default  Posted: 2:58 PM, October 17th (Thursday)

I'm in Northern California and I like "The Habit" burgers best for fast food burgers. No drive through windows, unfortunately!


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Default  Posted: 3:02 PM, October 17th (Thursday)

I'm a Steak n' Shake woman myself. I'm not a big eater and I like the smallness of the burgers ... and the small price. And they are good! No In and Out Burger joints where I reside but I'd sure try them at least once.


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