In-N-Out Burger, a West Coast classic. When people all over the world think of California, I guarantee they say surfing, the beach, sunshine and In-N-Out; at least people who think about food all the time like I do.
The menu is simple; burger, cheese burger, double burger/cheese burger, shakes in three flavors and fries. That is it. To me, the star of the show at In-N-Out is the burger. The patties are juicy and thin, the tomato, white onion and lettuce are crispy and brings a sort of freshness to the greasy burger. The secret sauce (something like a Thousand Island dressing) is creamy and salty and brings it all together.
I don’t think In-N-Out’s fries are the best in the game, but they do the job. They lack salt and crisp and inside. Just sort of a fry. The milkshakes are delicious but will put you into a dairy coma- in the best sort of way.
On top of the menu that you see in every In-N-out restaurant, there is a secret menu that “regulars” only know to ask for. Some of my favorites include:
– Animal Style (fries or a burger): special sauce, sautéed onions and melted cheese.
– Protein Style Burger: burger without the bun and with lettuce instead.
– Add Peppers: adding spicy sweet banana peppers to your burger
– Whole Grilled Onion: not a fan of the raw onion? Ask for a whole grilled onion on your burger!
There are more but these are my favorites!
Obviously In-N-Out is a must try if you are ever on the West Coast. It is essentially a great fast food burger, but still worth a visit.