Restaurant: In-N-Out Burger
Cuisine: American/Burgers/Fast Food
Last visited: August 19, 2010
Location: Multiple in California – Las Vegas, Nevada (West Side)
4888 Dean Martin Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Price Range: $10 0r less
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
- Since 1948
- Privately owned
- Famous for being fresh
- Fresh quality ingredients
- Made upon order
- Basic menu
- Best burger of it’s kind
- Busy/long lines at peak hours
- World famous burgers and fries
- No freezers/microwaves/heat lamps
- 100% pure beef patties
- Whole leaf lettuce
- Hand cut (in store) fried
- Real ice cream milkshakes
- Popular to EVERYONE
- Cheap eats/Budget friendly
- Sun-Thursday 10:30am-1am
- Fri-Say 10:30am-1:30am
**Recommendations: Any of the burgers – as long as its Animal Style. Also get fries Animal Style and a milkshake to wash it down.
In-N-Out Burger is a must try if you happen to be in one of their limited locations in the States. In-N-Out burger originally started in 1948 in California and since then it has opened several locations in California and well as a few in other States like Las Vegas. This is the home of a traditional old-fashioned burger and it’s famous and loved by locals and tourists alike. It’s truly the Californian institution for fast food, burger and fries and they’re the best at it. It has a huge following and the love for it is almost like a cult – no joke, people are obsessed with this place and every location is always packed.
In-N-Out Burger has earned it’s reputation for providing fresh, homemade, quality burgers, fries, and milkshakes. There is no freezer, microwave or heat lamps and the patty is made from 100% pure beef, with fresh whole leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, their special sauce and a freshly baked bun. The fries aren’t secondary to the burger either, the fries are hand cut on site with potatoes that are delivered daily, and the milkshakes are only made from real ice cream.
In-N-Out Burger is fresh, basic, simple with the recipes and the menu. The offer only hamburger, cheeseburger or double double (double patty, double cheese). Ask the majority of people and I bet they’ll say In-N-Out Burger is the best burger there is. For the quality and price, $1.60USD for a hamburger and $2.75USD for a Double Double, – it’s unbeatable and really the best burger of it’s kind.
I originally tried In-N-Out Burger a few years ago when I was in Los Angeles, California and I had forgotten how good they were. My next opportunity was in Las Vegas, and it was quite an effort to get there, but so worth it. The In-N-Out Burger in Las Vegas is located slightly off the strip, so you have to take a taxi to get there. We went for an In-N-Out Burger dash at 1:30am and unfortunately it had just closed only allowing me to take photos of the restaurant. Thus we had to make a detour at the drive thru the next day on our way to the airport.
On the table:
- Double-Double “Animal Style”
- Two 100% pure beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, two slices of American cheese, with or without onions, stacked high on a freshly baked bun $2.75USD
- Animal Style: Burger of your choice with hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, a mustard cooked beef patty; add pickle, extra spread, with grilled onions.
- In-N-Out Burger has coined the term “Animal Style” and whether it be the burgers or the fries, make sure you pay your respects and order it “animal-style”.
- It’s not even a greasy burger. It’s just a basic burger made with fresh ingredients and that’s the only thing to it.
- It’s ooey gooey, messy, saucy, soft, crunchy, tangy, sweet, savoury and just perfectly balanced with every flavour coming through.
- The bun is super soft, lightly toasted and it has a shiny top. They’re generous with all their ingredients and it’s just the perfect balance of everything.
- The 100% pure beef patties are from premium cattle and they’re ground and formed by real people at the In-N-Out Burger patty factory. They’re quite thin and it’s the perfect amount, you can really taste the crumbly bits of juicy beef chuck they use.
- The lettuce is whole-leaf lettuce and they give you a lot! It was the centre of the lettuce head so it’s extra thick and crunchy. I think that’s what makes it extra good too, you can taste each layer of fresh ingredients.
- The tomatoes are also sliced in house and they’re nice thick slices of juicy fresh tomatoes.
- The “spread” is just Thousand Island dressing – mix of mayo, ketchup, and relish and there’s nothing to it, but every single burger place there is tries to copy it. Although it can me said that In-N-Out Burger copied the McDonald’s Big Mac with a similar sauce.
- Nimby’s Burger in Vancouver, BC is very similar to In-N-Out Burger if you want to get an idea of what it tastes like. The Standard Burger at Romer’s Burger Bar is a gourmet version of In-N-Out burger. However, as many In-N-Out Burger knock-off’s there are, not one can offer the same quality AND price as In-N-Out Burger.
- We didn’t order the fries this time around, but I’ve had them before. They cut the potatoes and fry them upon order. Order them “animal style” – with spread, onions, and cheese!
Years ago, Earls decided to make a fresh burger with a large bun and lottsa veggies as a old fashioned retro burger to the frozen, tasteless burger chains. Not a fan of Earls but did like their burger, although it’s price is WAYY high vs In-N-Out. A great burger is delicious but cheap…doesn’t need foie gras, ground Kobe beef,etc.,etc. and a $30 plus price tag.
Did u go late at night? They’re always packed and a line-up in Vegas.
Nimby’s taste’s similar to In-Out Burger? No way, baby. Five Guys Burgers & Fries is probably the closest, I think.
U may want to order the burger without the fried onions as a lot of people have problems with them.
Bow – Have you tried Rodeo Drive-In Burger that used to be in Surrey? That place was delicious!
Spaz – I tried to go late at night, but they JUST closed… so then I had to go for a late lunch on the way to the airport the next day – drive thru!
LOL – I’ve never tried Five Guys Burgers yet, but looking at the photos the patty is much thicker than the In-N-Out patty so I wouldn’t think they would taste similar. In-N-Out has pretty thin patties unless you double up. The Five Guys burger also looks pretty big and heavy while the In-N-Out looks simple and basic like Nimby’s. Nonetheless, I still respect your opinion and I can’t say until I try myself… so I better go try! 🙂
Hmm I wasn’t aware of the onion problem, but thanks for the heads up!
My first Vegas trip is in <2 weeks.. I want these burgers NAAAAO!!!
@Kevin – oh my… have u NEVER had one yet?
Oh no…Romers has absolutely nothing on In-N-Out Burger. Actually, I use In-N-Out Burger as the burger benchmark. There is no comparison between the two in my opinion. Most definitely there are burger chains better than In-N-Out Burger, but as a burger junkie, Romers is not one of them, even if you strip away the gourmet toppings.