When hiddenboston went searching for cheap eats, he flipped for Five Guys Burgers & Fries, a burger chain with an outpost in Dedham. “Truly outstanding burgers, excellent handcut fries, lousy hot dogs (in my opinion, anyways—thought they had a nasty taste to them),” says hiddenboston, who describes the burgers as “griddled flat patties that are made with fresh beef and have a high fat content.”

You can garnish your burger any way you like at the condiment stand; in fact, you may have to. “My toppings (lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, mustard) were so haphazardly applied that I had to deconstruct and rebuild the burger before I could pick it up, but once I did, it was a perfectly nice burger in my preferred style,” says BarmyFotheringayPhipps. “After a couple bites, I again dismantled my burger so I could add a touch of salt to the patty, which improved it immensely. I’ll have to remember to salt my burger first thing when I eat here, but having to add a bit of salt is far superior to having it come out of the kitchen too salty. (The fries required no adulterations, though I appreciated the bottles of malt vinegar on the condiment station.)”

Five Guys Burgers & Fries [Dedham]
170 Providence Highway, Dedham

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