In-N-Out Burger Restaurant Review, Mountain View

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

In-N-Out Burger

53 W. El Camino Real

Mountain View, CA 94040

(800) 786-1000

In N Out Burger exterior decor

In-N-Out Burger opened way back in 1948 in Baldwin Park, California focusing as a drive through hamburger stand. Their motto is “Give customers the freshest, highest quality foods you can buy and provide them with friendly service in a sparkling clean environment.” They have locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.

We went to the Mountain View location to refresh our memory of how this popular burger tastes. We’ve eaten a ton of high quality burgers and it was time to test our taste buds. In-N-Out does not freeze their beef, has no preservatives in their buns, hand-leaf their lettuce daily, peel and dice fries daily from whole potatoes, and use 100% cholesterol free oil.
Decor, Vibe – Standard fast food joint decor with this location pretty clean.

Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)

Menu has burger or cheeseburger, fries, shakes, and sodas. Lettuce sandwich for vegetarians?

Website In-N-Out Burger Menu

They even have a Secret menu

Picks:

In N Out Burger Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger ($2.10) with 100% pure beef patty, lettuce, American cheese, tomato, onions, spread, on a fresh baked bun was better than most fast food burgers but pale compared to the places like San Francisco’s Pearl’s. No angus flavor or juiciness. Cooked medium with no sign of redness. Single was jammed full of veggies but pretty thin on beef. We’d need a double to get by.

In N Out Burger French Fries

French Fries ($1.30) were clearly freshly chopped and fried. Not overly salty, solid quality, and decent quantity, but chopped on the small side.

OK:
None

Pans:
None

In-N-Out Burger took about seven minutes to get us our food as the place was pretty busy. Value is definitely here but quality can be far exceeded at many sit down hamburger places we have reviewed. Try San Francisco’s Pearl’s or Marin’s Pearl’s, Burger Bar San Francisco or Las Vegas, Palo Alto’s Peninsula Creamery, or Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe in Emeryville.

In-N-Out Burger on Urbanspoon

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In-n-Out Burger on Urbanspoon

In-N-Out Burger Overall Rating: (Average 1.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Average)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Average)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:No
Attire:Casual
Hours:Sun - Th 10:30am - 1am, Fri-Sat 10:30am - 1:30am
Parking:Free Lot
Reservations:No
Prices:$1 - $5

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1 Comment

  • Debbie Gore
    February 25, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Love In-N-Out
    wonder how t-shirt sales compare to Hard Rock, Eskimo Joe’s-
    see them here in Tx. and know they had a great burger~!

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