One new burger place in Montréal is another American franchise called Five Guys that we tried this past week. The name is based off the owner and his sons working in the restaurant which came from Arlington Virginia and they have now started to expand. We decided to give it a try this week and see what they were all about. Burgers and Fries, there isn’t much you could do wrong, so we went in with an open mind and came out with a full stomach. We came out thinking about what we just went through and in the end we all came to one conclusion.
We walked in and ordered the small burger as the normal burger is a double. That already made us happy to know what the regular was. There were a wide variety of toppings to choose from like A1 sauce or grilled mushrooms which made our mouths water. We ordered our burger and also the Cajun style fries which just made the meal that much better as this style of fries is unheard of up here. We always heard about their fries and how they put so many with your order, so we had to test it out. We ordered our meal and in total it was $12.00 which included a large drink. We waited for roughly 5 minutes till we had our food and watched them pack the fries. They give you our order in a paper bag and it was crazy how much fries were inside the bag.
The burger was really good and we would give it an 8/10, it was really well done. We finished the burger before touching anything else but the real challenge was the fries. When they say Cajun they mean it. They were spicy but it does not hit you at first. We are glad that the drinks were unlimited as eating these fries will leave you thirstier then before you started. We had a few complaints that the fries were not double fried like other places around here but a soft fry with these spices were perfect for us to enjoy. We could not finish all the fries as it was just way too much for us to eat. We gave up and refilled our drink twice while we were there. This meal hit the spot.
The interior of the restaurant was nice with the classic restaurant vibe. All white with red tiles made it have that classic route 66 style and was welcoming in the area it was located in. The building stands out compared to the area around it as it all grey, old and gloomy. When you get inside though it is weird as the colors make it nice but peanut bags creating a walk way just makes it look dirty. That was our first impression when walking in but the food saved it for us. This might be something only temporarily to help with the crowd of something new but cleaning this up in the future will only help.
So in the end we could see ourselves ending up at this place again as it was really good and for the price you pay, worth it. You cannot get good fries like this anywhere else and the Cajun spice is rare in these parts. The burger was really good and unlimited drinks make this place a hotspot for us. The interior could use some changing around but we are sure this will change as they get settled in. We would give the restaurant an 8.5 out of 10 and recommend any burger fan to check it out and have a good meal. You will leave full, happy and glad you took the time to spot and try out Five Guys.