BREAKING NEWS: Five Guys Famous Burgers Coming to Midtown



It looks like Midtown is getting another burger place.  On Monday it was all about the new Goodburger at 45th btw. 5+6th… now it’s the D.C. based Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries.  According to signs on the closed Imperial Dragon on 55th btw. 5+6th, Five Guys will be opening there at some point this summer.



The news has been out for a few weeks that Five Guys would be opening a new location in Brooklyn Heights (to add to their location in Queens).  But it looks like after that… it’s coming to Midtown.  The place is already huge in D.C., and much of the East coast (so watch out Burger Joint!)

Looking for more info?  There were two great articles this month in A Hamburger Today & Gothamist about the Queens location.  (Both articles were also hanging in the window of Imperial Dragon).  Word is that the burgers are served two on a patty, and only cooked well done- which they’ve mastered in a way that creates a really nice crunchy char without losing any of the juiciness.  Both pieces are recommended reading… (and they’ve got some nice burger porn as well!)

Thanks to James F. for hipping us to the new locale.  If you have any tips, news or recommendations- email them to


  • The owner of the College Point location mentioned that this one would be opening, soon to be followed by one in the Village.

    Also: I wouldn’t necessarily say “without losing any of the juiciness.” It’s more like enough juiciness is left behind to leave them tasty. They could definitely be juicier.

  • WHEN?!?! This is crucial information for me, as I am DYING for one of their burgers, and am moving to Chicago at the end of June…

  • As a former DC resident, I can attest to the awesomeness of Five Guys. The regular burger is 2, count ‘em, 2 patties and all the condiments are free! (except for bacon and cheese) Throw in some tasty fries and free peanuts while you wait for that burger to be cooked and one is all set for lunch.

  • I always thought Five Guys was slightly overrated in DC, but they are certainly welcome in Midtown! At least until Royale decides to franchise.

  • As another former DC resident I sayeth: Five Guys is good eatin. But in DC, half the appeal of Five Guys is the price, half is the taste, and the other half is the dive-itude.
    It’ll be interesting to see how they price their menu in Midtown and if it will be a dive.

  • Five Guys blows away GoodBurger. It isn’t as good as Burger Joint, but if I had a choice between waiting in line for 45 minutes at Burger Joint or getting in and out of Five Guys, I might have to choose Five Guys.

  • Who says there won’t be ginormous lines at Five Guys Midtown? Also, I think Burger Joint and Five Guys are about the same. Both have good burgers. Neither one will blow your mind. I always laugh when Burger Joint gets named one of the top 2 or 3 burger places in Manhattan. Take away the mystique and hiddenness, focus only on the food, and you are basically looking at Five Guys.

  • I like Five Guys a lot more than Burger Joint. I’ve never really understood the appeal of Burger Joint — you wait 30+ minutes for a very mediocre burger. Shake Shack kills it, and Five Guys will too when it shows up.

  • As a D.C. resident, I really want Five Guys to be good. It’s fine, but “good” would be a stretch.

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