Well, I heard so many times about In-N-Out Burger in a very positive way that it was not possible not to try it when we went on vacation in San Francisco. Maybe one mistake I made was not to take a photo of the outside after we left: you should have seen the line in front of their location on Fisherman's Wharf. Yes, this place is a madhouse and I praise their staff who is doing a good job expediting the orders as fast as they can. Of course, it was impossible to try to get a table inside the restaurant and, fortunately, we realized that behind it, there was a patio with several tables available.
We were there for burgers and did not even think twice about what to order. Jodi went for a cheeseburger and I went for a double cheeseburger (called a double-double), fries and a vanilla milkshake. Know that they also have off menu items such as the 3x3 that is 3 meat patties and 3 slices of cheese, or the 4x4 that is 4 patties and 4 slices of meat. But, being a reasonable guy, I stopped at two.
So, how were the burgers? I should say that I thought they made a mistake with my order as I did not see the two patties at first. No, I saw two slices of tomatoes and thought they screwed up my order compared to the cheeseburger Jodi got. At that point, considering the crowd, there was no way I would have gone back inside the restaurant. Then, I saw the two patties.
The first bite was divine: the meat tastes like meat and does to have tons of seasoning on it, there is lots of cheese and that proprietary sauce that is apparently a variation of thousand island dressing was fantastic.
The fries were also good, although I would have liked them crispier. Last was the milkshake that was perfectly made: thick, but not to the point where you can't get anything through the straw, with a nice vanilla flavor.
I should mention that the packaging has some bible references, concept that came out in 1980 to represent the Christian belief of the In-N-Out Burger owners.
The burgers at In-N-Out Burger were very good, reasonably priced, and I wish they were on the East Coast, although places like Shake Shack or Five Guys definitely measure up and might even be slightly better. If I went back to California, I would definitely go get a good burger there!
Enjoy (I did)!
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