America’s 10 Best In-N-Out Burger Outposts (Slideshow)
10) Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
This spot is all about location, location, location. Just around the corner from Fisherman’s Wharf, this burger joint is hopping at all hours of the day. Not only is it a great place to do some people-watching, it’s also the only outpost of the chain that’s located right on the water.
9) Austin, Tex.
When this location opened on 46th and Airport recently, lines stretched for hours to get in, and some Calfornia ex-pats even shed tears of joy as they took their first bite. When it comes to food, Austin officially has it all.
8) Placentia, Calif.
One thing sets this location apart from the rest: no drive-thru, a holdout from a law that didn’t allow drive-thru’s in the city. This serves to create more of a homey, restaurant-style atmosphere than the others, with additional seating to compensate. It’s also right off the 57 and close to Cal State-Fullerton, which gives it an occasional fun, party-like atmosphere.
7) Laguna Hills, Calif.
One of only a handful of locations without a drive-thru, this one is known to get pretty packed but it also has one of the largest dining rooms out of any In-N-Out. So set aside some time, grab a table, and appreciate the sit-down experience.
6) Harbor Blvd., Ventura, Calif.
This spacious In-N-Out is just a stone’s throw away from San Buenaventura State Beach, and also happens to be closer to the Pacific than just about any other outpost.
5) Upland, Calif.
Quite possibly the most unique In-N-Out in the country, this one has outdoor seating only. Staff members will walk right up to your car to take your order, and there are plenty of picnic tables to take in the view of nearby Mount Baldy and a small airport. Not only is this among the most unique, it’s also one of the oldest around, part of the original expansion outside of Baldwin Park.
4) Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.
Located smack-dab in the middle of Hollywood, this high-profile location also gets major props for handling the line super-efficiently, even using iPads to take orders of those waiting on line.
3) Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas
Not only located just off the the Las Vegas Strip, this location also boasts a company store. Perfect for celebrating big wins as well as drowning your sorrows after the big losses.
2) Draper, Utah
Draper, Utah may be just about the last place you’d expect to find an In-N-Out Burger. It also happens to get much less traffic than the others, resulting in an almost peaceful experience. Because it’s less busy the staff has a little more time on their hands, so don’t be surprised if your order is brought directly to your table.
1) Baldwin Park, Calif.
Located right next door to the company store (where you can pick up loads of branded merchandise) and the replica of the original, this is the chain’s flagship shop, a stone’s throw from where the first one was built all these years ago. For true fans of In-N-Out, it doesn’t get any better than this.