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One of the best burgers that you will have in the Smokies is from Five Guys Burgers and Fries. They are a national chain but their burgers are so good that if you don’t have one in your home town… drop what you are doing and go eat there. The burgers are in their name for a reason – the burgers are fantastic, of course. Right next to the burgers on the menu, and in the hearts of their fanatics, are the fries – mounds of them. On top of the great food they are also centrally located so you always have a chance to eat there while you are on vacation in the Smoky Mountains.
I like a juicy, big burger. The burgers at Five Guys Burgers & Fries are the juiciest and some of the biggest you will find in the area. The burgers are made from smaller patties, stacked on each other and steamed on a flat top so that they have great flavor and they are done all the way through. The steaming keeps all the flavor and juice inside the burger. Then they take the burger and put it on a fresh bun and cover it with whatever toppings you want. Read through the list of toppings on the left. Is there anything missing there? I don’t think so either. Get your burger ‘all the way‘ (with the most popular toppings) and you are going to find it difficult to get your mouth wide enough to eat the burger. And you may want to bring a change of clothes in case you make a mess.
Now to share a story: The first time that I went to Five Guys Burgers & Fries, I ordered a large fry for my wife and a large fry for myself. The guy behind the counter said that I only needed one. I took him at his word and decreased the size of the order to only one large fry, knowing that if we needed another I could just walk back up and order another one. When I went to the counter to pick up my food, I was shocked and amazed, we did not need another fry. They gave me a BAG of fries. There was a large cup of fries in the bag but it was resting on top of a mound of fries that took up almost half of the bag. The fries are fresh: fresh cut and fresh cooked. The moisture slowly creeps out of the bag and the smell from the inside of that bag is the most comforting of comfort food smells ever. But do be cautious when you order fries or you will take some home to eat for the next month.
Five Guys Burgers & Fries is located in the Walden’s Landing area of Pigeon Forge. Firehouse Golf, plenty of retail locations and a stadium seating theater is there, right in Walden’s Landing. You can find that you spend the better part of an afternoon and evening right next to traffic light 3 in Pigeon Forge. Five Guys faces the road so they are easy to find. With their own parking lot and plenty of seating, come get in line, place your order and let the anticipation build as you smell the burgers cooking. Eat some of the complimentary peanuts and wait for them to call your number. When you get back to your table open the bag close to your face and let the steam from the bag wash over you. You may never look at burgers the same way again.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Pigeon Forge, TN