For this week’s date night, we found ourselves at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in East Lansing (623 E. Grand River). It was pretty busy, mainly college students, but a few families, too.
Since I figure I should order a burger and fries, I went with the cheeseburger and Cajun fries. Andrea almost got a separate order of fries for herself, but the girl at the counter said their fries were large enough for two people. And she was right.
We waited probably ten minutes for our food – like I said, it was busy – and it was worth the wait. (You also get free peanuts, so if you are starving, snack away.) Andrea said they were the best burgers in town, and they were very good. My cheeseburger was a mess, but in a good way – there were cheese and onion everywhere. And it was large enough to satisfy.
The aforementioned Cajun fries were topped with a Cajun spice (obviously) and were also very good. Unless you have big appetite, you can probably split an order of fries like we did – they are not stingy at Five Guys. The little cup you see is a little more than half the fries – the rest were in the bag, hiding.
The interior was bright and the walls were covered with quotes and magazine reviews of how great Five Guys burgers were. It was like sitting in a gigantic advertisement. And if you like big bags of potatoes, then you’ll feel right at home.
I was very happy with my meal at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Next time, I may try the cheese bacon dog, because cheese AND bacon on a hot dog rocks. It’s not a fast food-priced meal – for the two of us, it cost $15 – but you are not getting fast food taste either.