650 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
This is a stellar stop that my sons have recently discovered. After eating here, my 16 year old said, "Definitely a stellar stop." And my 12 year old commented, "It is the best burger place ever, even better than In-n-Out! Their fries are really crunchy and a little soft too. They have garlic, olive oil, salt, and rosemary."
The restaurant is right off Moorpark Rd. from the 101 freeway. This is the site where Chuy's used to be, in the Whole Foods Market plaza. They serve made-to-order hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, salads and veggie burgers, so there should be something on the menu for everyone to enjoy!
Thanks to my boys for discovering this stellar stop and for taking the pictures too!
So, I finally went to check this place out myself, but I think I went on an "off" day. We all have off days, don't we? I was disappointed that all my expectations were not met, but it was still good--but had it been my first visit, I wouldn't have categorized it as "stellar". It was a Sunday during lunch rush hour, and the line was heading out the door. It's a small establishment so seats were limited. We were lucky to find a table, and an employee cleaned off the table right away. It took a noticeable amount of time to get our food, and when we got our food, I noticed that my Spinach & Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich was missing its goat cheese. We pointed this out to an employee and she promptly grabbed us a side of goat cheese and politely apologized. My son's burger lacked bbq sauce so we asked for a side of that also. The fries were still particularly crispy and delicious, though a bit salty today. I noted that the ingredients that were used were very fresh...from the veggies on my chicken sandwich to the buns for all the burgers. My oldest son noted that something was just "off" today, and this was also evident when another family just across from us complained about their order rather loudly. I generally hear wonderful things about this establishment so I'd be willing to give them another chance, but I do have to say that my first visit was not as stellar as I had expected. If you do plan to try Smashburger, it helps to save some money buy using this coupon: http://tinyurl.com/9orsmxr