Red Rock Brewing Company has an off-menu Kobe beef burger - they tweak it every time - that is amazing. I’ve had it an Italian style, blue cheese style and a sautéed onion style among others - all excellent. At the end of summer I took my son there and we got it and this normally stoic kid stopped, groaned and said, “This is the best burger I’ve ever had in my life.” Short life - but he hit the right spot early. I felt a bit sad that at only 16 it was all downhill from there.
Honestly, the Western Bacon Cheeseburger at Carl’s Jr. is the burger I crave most often. Not fancy or sophisticated, but dang it taste good.
I’ve had Whataburger and Lottaburger. Both are good.
One of the best local burger places is Millies in Sugarhouse.
Damn I miss Frontier Pies. Amazing chicken pot pie as well. Places like Frontier Pies that had homemade cornbread, pies, roasts, gravy, chicken fried steak…got replaced with these hipster pickles and cheese places, arrrgh, this world. Bring back Jim Fassel, Bubbles, and Frontier Pies and Cowboy Grub. And Five Alls, damn it, I think that’s gone too. At least Italian Village remains, I hope.
The thing about In-N-Out is that it’s all about quality. Everything is fresh, no preservatives, no freezers, no heat lamps, no bacon (that’d require overly salted cured meat and freezers), etc. It’s still a burger so it’s not like it’s the best thing in the world to be eating, but compared to everyone else at least you won’t leave the restaurant and head straight for a triple bypass surgery.
And as @UteKing said, they’re not trying to compete with luxury burger places, otherwise they’d charge you like them.
The thing about In-N-Out, with all their “quality” the burger is just OK and the fries should be thrown away. The Shake is good. Comparing to Whataburger and Lotaburger put them in the same price point category.
I said it before. Some people can shop for groceries they just can’t cook. In-N-Out back in the 1980s was a little better but what made them get a rabid following is marketing and nostalgia.
I’m with you on that. Always thought their burgers were way overrated. They’re ok, but nothing great. And the fries are the worst. You can see them make them fresh, so it has to be the grease/cooking oil.
All I know is when in and out came to Utah, I don’t care if it was universally agreed that it was the greatest burger on earth… there is no scenario where I would have waited hours for a burger, like it started out. In fact there isn’t a restaurant I will wait more than 30 minutes to be seated.
I yell at my cousin who waits in their long line in Orange County when right across the street is the greatest burritos in the USA. $.75 more than the cheese burger is one of these bad boys the birria burrito from Burritos La Palma.
Grab yourself a quesaburrito from Vallarta Express next time you’re in San Diego.
Why aren’t there good burritos in Denver?! This makes no sense!
Bingo! Me as well.
I’m a fatass I love both Whataburger and In-N-Out
Then you will love Lotaburger.
I’m not a big red meat person…but any burger with egg on it…you have my attention.
The funny thing about my strong opinions is I am now 95% Plant-Based. No animal products or oils (I’m getting old and have decided to get my health in order). So, that’s why when I do eat fast food or any animal products it better be good.
To each their own. That’s fine.
Yeah, but I am bored an food is a fun topic to argue and to discuss. Plus, all these food recommendations are helping for my next trip through SLC.
To me, it’s more of a symbol of the West Coast than anything else. And as a West-Coast-best-coast guy, I will eat at In-N-Out til I die.
I just give H-man stars