For me, like many here, the best burger is the one that I make on the Grill. Funny how it comes out perfect every time.
As for the chains, 5 guysis to me highly over-rated. When they came to Newport Beach, they threw a lot of money at the locations and have failed to gain much of a following. And, I agree, their fries are not good!
I'll vote with '62' and go with 'FATBURGER' as best on the West Coast. In-N-Out just doesn't do it for me.