During these times, with economic hardships, most businesses are working to help there customers by lowering their prices, giving out coupons or staying moderately priced. Not so at Ford's, the prices listed on the internet, while already high priced, are substantially lower than what's published in the eatery. Some of the cashiers were curt, the sodas are over priced. I ordered a large soda, which looked like a small. I?ve received better service and prices at Carl?s Jr. I called in my order and it ended up being a $17 meal, WHAT! Unless you want to throw money down a toilet don?t go until they (Ford?s) really wants your business, because right now, They Don?t deserve it! Trying to make sure my money goes back into the community is a JOKE. Until the community really wants my business, I?ll be at the restaurant chains.
Cons: I feel ripped off
Had heard good things. Hamburger was at best average and fries below average. Go to the Squeeze Inn if you want the real thing. I would suggest In n Out before Ford's.
OK, I can't believe how much the owner of this place does not appreciate it's popularity. The past 6 times I have gone to this establishment he's closed. He seems to not like working so every now and then he narrows the open window. The last time I went there was at 7:15pm and there he sat at the first table thru the door and proudly told me "we're closed". I had gone to this establishment many times after 8pm and never had this problem so I was bewildered. This is very confusing to me because every business owner knows how important consistancy is but this guy missed the memo. They used to be open on Sundays so one Sunday afternoon I took a friend over to have a burger and he was closed on Sundays. Then he decided to open on Sundays, but only for 3-4 hours. So I won't go back because I have given him ample chances to keep my business but he doesn't care... He wants to be closed. And it always seems to be when I want a Fords burger. I have one more scenario to report. A friend and I went to Fords at 8:30pm on a weeknight. We ordered our food and sat patiently for our food for over a half hour. Now, when you go to Fords you do not want to be in a hurry because it does take awhile to get the food prepared. So that is why we waited and waited. During our conversation the place had pretty much cleared out and the only person in the dining area was the gal who took our order. She was cleaning tables in anticipation of CLOSING (surprised?) at 9pm. At 9:03 she announces to us that "we're closed and we need to lock the doors".. We looked at her and said "You haven't served us yet, we are still waiting for our order"... She was so embarassed and the owner cooked our burgers and gave us our money back. But this does show how much they concentrate on being closed...
Cons: Service, particularly that of the owner himself
As far as hamburgers go, this hamburger is one of the best! There are other tasty things to eat hear as well, such as hot dogs, polish dogs, chicken patties, onion rings, and other tasty items similar.
Pros: great hamburgers, great place to bring little ones, and great value
Cons: volume can get quite high
Sounds like the last reviewer has a bit of Southern California-envy, but I have to agree with their review of the food at Ford's. THE BURGERS ARE FRIGGIN' DELICIOUS!
There probably isn't a burger that can rival a Double Double from In n' Out, but the burgers at Ford's comes very close. The patties are handmade and the produce is fresh. Get there before 7 p.m., though, because they shut down right on time.
These burgers top the ones from The Squeeze Inn any day!
Pros: Good Grub!
Cons: They need to extend their daily hours
A lot of SoCal "Burger elitists" claim that there's just no comparison to the burgers in their native Los Angeles. Well, I don't know what they put in the Burgers in L.A., but here in the Big Tomato, Ford's is one of the best joints to grab a quality burger.
One of the more important factors in picking a Ford's burger is what size and cheese is for you. If it's your first time and you're in the typical 16-24 crowd of first timers at Ford's, male or female, your best bet is to not go any higher than the 1/3 pound with Bacon and Cheese. Most are used to premade burgers and paper-thin bacon, so they get overwhelmed by anything bigger than that. For those of you that are veterans when it comes to food of the greasy persuasion, and you're with at least one other carnivore-type friend, the way to challenge yourself is the One-Pound Football with Double Orders of Bacon and Cheese, and a constant stream of Cokes. After you've conquered that, there's not too much out there for you to seek in terms of greasy spoon enlightenment unless you happen to have the means for an excursion to South Philadelphia. My one general warning to all is to simply watch how you ask for your burger to be cooked. I can't tell you how many times a perfectly good double cheeseburger has gone to waste because someone forgot to order medium rare and got well done, or vice-versa. All in all, those in the know will tell you the places that fall into that "Hole-in-the-wall" type of appearance often harbor the best burgers, and that's no different here.
Pros: One of the best burgers in Northern, if not all of California, Excellent selection of cheese for your burger.
Cons: Always backed to the brim with people and conversation. Order to go if you know what's good for your ears.
I thought this was suppose to be the best?? it was the worst burger I have ever had! what kind of bun do they use? ITS ALL BUN....WHERE'S THE BEEF? I would not go back - horrible and very disapointing
still searching for a good hamburger here in sacramento.....im from LA and the hamburger joints in LA are the best!
The milk shakes are to die for! Very thick and delicious. More fries than you can eat and the service is actually better than fast food joints. More personal service and after a few visits the staff and owner are interested in knowing your name. After a good burger you can walk across the street and stroll in William Land Park or go to the zoo! Sounds like a good day!
Pros: burgers!, fries!, shakes!
Cons: made to order food
Ford's has always been a favorite of mine. I've grown up down the street from it and it continues to be excellent. Everything on the menu is worth ordering from the Coney Island-style franks to their most popular #1 1/3lb hamburger. The cashiers always ask exactly what you want on your food and know the menu very well. Some of the previous reviewers have mentioned poor service, and what they really mean is that at times it does take a while to get your food. Ford's is NOT fast food. They cook-to-order so if you come with a large group, expect a longer wait than the one person on their lunch break behind you ordering a 3oz kids burger. Their busy days are Friday-Sunday.
If you're ever looking for a good, thick milkshake, some great FRESH CUT fries, and a hearty, inexpensive burger. Look no further than Ford's!
Pros: Great food!, Reasonable, Friendly staff
Cons: Long wait at times
I have a love/hate relationship with this place. I love their turkey burgers and fries, especially for the price. But the service is just plain AWFUL. I used to live down the street from the place and would frequent it often. However, my love for their food could not overcome the multiple times where the service was so bad that I left fuming mad! I too many service-related horror stories and could go on for while. And what's with the hours? I went there on a Friday night at 7:05pm... people inside eating and all.. when I went up to order, the highschool girl working said "Sorry, we're closed." WHAT! A burger joint closed at 7:00 on a Friday night!?!? Give me a break. Haven't been back since.
Cons: HORRIBLE service, HORRIBLE Hours
My eating experience at Ford's Real Hamburger's was mediocre. The outside patio seating is nice, but the hamburgers need more taste. If you're looking for a good hamburger, skip this place.
Pros: Clean, Variety, Outside Dining
Cons: Dark Inside, Food not tasty, cafeteria feel inside
One of the best tasting hamburger you will ever have. We you take the cost/size of a fast food resturant, Ford's will win every time.
Pros: taste, size, cost
Cons: parking, decor
Ford uses the best meat in town and unlike others the meat has taste. In most hamberger joints there isn't a taste other than the sauce. Fords allso has the best Fries.
Pros: Flavor, portions, quality
Cons: price, seating, service
Once you have had a Ford's top sirloin burger with sour dough bun & whole potato fries you become spoiled by the zestful flavor & then you crave it until the next time. Oh & the milkshakes are so thick you have to eat with a spoon! It is well worth the 10 minute wait.
Cons: not opened late
I normally go to the Ford's on Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael but nothing is lost. I get bacon cheese burgers which are always thick and juicy, the cheese tastes like they just cut it fresh form the wheel and they spare no expense on bacon which looks like something fresh off the plate of breakfast on the farm. The fries are a steal given that you get like half the gross domestic product of Idaho in every bag. The shakes are all as good as any in town. Hoagy's Korean BBQ on Walnut was a little better but they are under new management and I haven't been by lately. Also worthy of plugs are Hungry Hollow on Manzanita and Winding which is the best mom and pop on the east side and Nubbin's in Old Roseville.
I think this hamburger is just the BOMB, it is huge, filling and full of wonderful flavor. The special sauce is to die for. I think the place "ROCKS".
Pros: Excellent Food, Great Service, Good Value
Cons: Not, A, One
The best burger in town for the price, and the best fries
Pros: reasonably priced, casual, great fries
Cons: qulity meat