In-N-Out Burger secret menu items make an awesome burger joint even better.
In addition to my sister’s wedding in the Valley of Fire the highlight of Las Vegas was visiting In-N-Out Burger.
It was highly anticipated, which was why I needed to dig deep into the internet to find the In-N-Out Burger Secret Menu.
California’s first drive thru burger joint, the beauty of In-N-Out Burger is a super simple menu of burgers, shakes and french fries.
And of course if you want to get crazy a double double. They focus on a few things and do them really well.
But… if you want it’s possible to take those items and reinvent them into new awesome menu items.
The Official In-N-Out Burger Secret Menu
However, the secret menu isn’t so secret. Furthermore, it’s well documented by regulars.
In fact, In-N-Out Burger has buttons on the cash register for the most popular items and a link to its not so secret menu to get the best fast food burger.
Check out Torchy’s secret menu, the off-menu tacos at this famous Austin taqueria.
Seems like a Double Double isn’t enough for you? You can supersize it and ask for a 3×3 or 4×4 – which is 4 cheeseburgers packed on top for each other.
It was once possible to get even more but of course college guys in the Sin City location pushed their luck will 100×100 and since then it’s been limited to 4.
But even with these official items, many new secret menu items have been created over the years.
In-N-Out Burger for Carbophobes
- Protein Style is a regular burger without the bun, wrapped in lettuce.
- The Scooby Snack is a single grilled beef patty.
- The Flying Dutchman includes two slices of melted cheese between beef patties.
- The Flying Dutchman Animal Style burger adds diced onions between the cheese.
Vegetarian Options at In-N-Out Burger
- Grilled Cheese: cheese between two toasted buns.
- Cheesy Wiki: three slices of cheese with four slices of tomato on a double toasted bun.
- Wish Burger: a toasted burger with lettuce and tomato, you can add the usual onions, special sauce spread, and pickles.
Most noteworthy: vegetarians should double check to see if the items are cooked on the burger grill.
You Want Fries With That
I had to have the Animal Style Fries, who could pass up cheese fries covered with spread and grilled onions.
While people rave about the burgers, fries at In-N-Out Burger are controversial and many criticize they are too soggy.
But you can ask for them to be cooked well done or fries light well which are crunchier but not overcooked.
Onions Your Way at In-N-Out Burger
First of all, they come as a fresh slice by default. In addition, raw chopped, chopped grilled, and whole grilled onions are available by request.
Your Burger Your Way
- Mustard fried is a must! A mustard grilled burger is THE BEST. The burger is spread with mustard, then grilled. The hot grill burns the tasty mustard into the patty. Because we loved it so much we now do it at home.
- Yellow chilies are available on the burger whole, chopped or on the side.
- Medium rare is available if you ask.
- Double toasted bun or not toasted at all.
- Cold cheese can be ordered on the cheeseburger if you don’t want your American cheese melted.
- Cut in half perfect for families.
- No salt or extra salt – who orders extra salt at a fast food joint???
Shakes and Drinks
In addition to regular shakes and soft drinks you can choose an In-N-Out Burger menu combination for beverages as well:
- Black and white is also known as a chocolate vanilla swirl.
- Neapolitan is chocolate, strawberry and vanilla combined.
- Around the World all of the shake flavours combined.
- Root beer float is half vanilla shake and half root beer. You can have it split 50/50 or any ratio you’d like.
- Arnold Palmer with lemonade and ice tea.
- LemonUp with lemonade and 7Up
- You can also order a large shake in a medium cup or ask for a split shake for two kids to share.
What In-N-Out Burger Won’t Do
Almost all employees try to please customers by accommodating a variety of unusual combinations in the secret menu at In-N-Out Burger. However, there are a few restrictions:
- No Monkey Burger – also known as fries on a burger. Maybe because they are cooked at different stations?
- No Lemon Fries which are simply fries with a squeeze from a lemon wedge.
- No Roadkill Fries – opposite of a Monkey Burger, this involves a chopped up burger patty on top of animal style fries.\
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Growing up & living in SoCal, I’ve been spoiled when it comes to In N Out. Am I biased in saying that it’s the BEST fast food burger joint in the world? Yes (sorry Five Guys fanboys)!
PS. I’ve always loved In N Out fries the normal way but for those who don’t…try them well done, it’ll change your life!
Thanks for sharing this post…now I’m hungry…
Have you tried What-a-burger yet? May change your perception a bit lol. In my opinion better than In-N-Out, but they may be a bit different here in Texas.
Joey, you are exactly right. In N Out doesn’t hold a candle to Whataburger.
Whataburger very Tasty
Although not fast food joints their are many burgers that rival In And Out if your in the right area. One if the best is The Deli Man in Beltline in Coppell Tx and its sister joint The Coppell Deli. That about as close to perfection as a burger can get.
Whataburger uses frozen, never fresh patties. There is no way someone with properly functioning taste buds could state that Whata…is better than In N Out.
Not even close. Funny how all the In N Out haters flock to In N Out postings to claim Joe Blow’s burgers are better lol
In-n-out burgers are so much better than Whataburger! I use to be a big Whataburger fan but not anymore! My fav is the triple protein style . Love it! Oh and Whataburger fries are like cardboard!?
Bs I’ve lived in Killeen for 6 years and in n out is the only burger joint better than what a burger
You’re stupid I’ve been to both whataburger a few times it’s not even compitition for Burger King let alone INO !!!! Girl you’re lame as they come go back to Texas
Just visited my first Whataburger while on vacation…horrible compared to In-N-Out. Not even close to being comparable.
Not true. Whataburger is a lot better
I would have to disagree. I don’t like anything about whataburger. I’ve tried it 3 times now and still very disappointed.
Whataburger is just a highly mediocre burger joint, and quite horrible. Guess opinions and taste do matter.
Yeah, no I don’t think so was in TX and I tried the Whataburger and not impressed prefer steak n shake! In-N-Out still #1
I had whataburger in Dallas and was not impressed. Same with shake shack in NYC. Sorry, InNOut is best.
I’m actually not a fan of their whataburger. I prefer the items on the all time favorites menu like the Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich, Patty Melt, Sweet Spicy BBQ bacon burger and the Monterrey Melt. Also loved the A1 Thick and Hearty and Chophouse Cheddar burgers. Really, ordering a whataburger from there is like ordering off the regular menu at In N Out.
Whataburger makes me sick
Whataburger is right there with Sonic for the most bland burger. There is no taste. That may be why they add so many toppings to give it some taste. Why else the Sweet Spicy BBQ bacon burger? In and Out is the best, no matter where I’ve had them.
Sorry whataburger isn’t even in the running. In n Out all the way. I’m Gluten Free . In n Out makes sure my meal is taken care of.
Whataburger is the most disgusting food ever I will never want there for the rest of my life not even for a billion dollars ?????????
I’ve had White Castle, whataburger, 5Guys & Shake Shack. None of them stack up to IAOB.
But if you’re into craft lux burgers….. try Fathers Office or Rustic Canyon.
What is lOAB? Why do people use acronyms when some of us don’t know what they are talking about?
First, you have to get the acronym right. He wrote IAOB. That stands for In And Out Burger. I’m pretty sure he didn’t mean to complicate things for you.
It took me awhile to figure out: InNOutBurger = INOB…
If you live in Cali, In N Out & Fat Burgers is a must. Nice weather, burgers, milk shake, everyone has their fav little taco stand of course, cruising to the beach and relax the So-Cal way. Thanks for the secret menu, didn’t know about the mustard fried. The Animal style fries are my sons favorite.
You forgot the Air Burger, two buns toasted with no sauce, no meat, no cheese, no tomatoes and no onions. Just the space between the buns!
There is no way prole came up with all these fake items that aren’t a thing at in n out. 90% of it it’s fake. Animal style is the patties mustard fried, grilled onion, pickles, and extra of the spread. Fries are only animal and cheese fry, spread, grilled onion and two slices of cheese. The only thing you can do it add cheeses or patties up to 4 on your burger… plus the grilled cheese… making it harder than it has to be smh there’s no such thing as money style or roadkill like who came up w this ?
i AGREE. 3 ways to order the fries. order them unsalted. That way you get the freshest batch. 2nd way. Ask for extra crisp. #rd way. Ask for extra crisp, monsterized. Outstanding. it is absolutely the best french fries I have ever tasted.
i worked in the fast food industry for a number of years and I’ve had burgers and fries in 40 states and 6 countries. The normal In N Out fries are ok but when they are extra crisp they are outstanding..
As far as fast food burgers are concerned I don’t understand where all these people think iAOB are great. I thought they were rather bland tasting.. Kind of like Whataburger and Nathan’s. Without the toppings there is nothing special about ANY of these burgers. Even a McDonald’s Big Mac actually has more taste. It’s not the best burger, it just has more taste. The best fast food burger which no one has mentioned is Carl’s Jr. hands down. They also have the best onion rings.
Glad to see they wear gloves now. I was so grossed out when I went to one in LA in 2012 and they were using their bare hands to prepare my burger! Despite my shock when seeing it, I did enjoy the burger. Thanks for this guide though, now I know exactly what to order when I get back out to Cali!
No gloves? Really? As far as I can remember, they’ve always worn latex gloves…
I worked there in 1977 through 79 we used our bare hands
If you are from Cali you need to forget about IAOB and go to Miquels Jr in the IE. Bean, Rice and Cheese with extra Cheese Double Wrapped.
at least you can see what they’re doing with their hands and they wash them all the time in between times! Don’t go to any restaurant they do not use gloves you do not see what they’re doing and you don’t know what they’re doing because it’s all behind closed doors! And you try cooking with them damn gloves on. And besides do you see when some people use gloves to prepare your food and then they go to the cash register and handle money with the same gloves on and then go back to your food really. At in and out when you’re handling food you’re in the back you don’t go up to the register there are only register people everybody has their station and it is kept clean
WOW. I didn’t realize just how much I missed In-n-Out until I read this post and you left me drooling by the end. It’s definitely the best fast food burger place in California. How did you find all this information out?? I wonder why they won’t do “Roadkill Fries” or a “Monkey Burger.” Those both sound awesome.
Fries and burger stations are on the opposite sides of the kitchen and it’s a massive hassle
Heard about the secret menu but never knew what was on it. The mustard fried sounds delish!
Doing a road trip through Calif and up the West coast later in the year but my road trip buddy is a HUGE health nut. I now know where I will be going (and what I’ll be eating…) when he is at his conference. 😉
Great list! There were actually a couple things on here I didn’t know about.
I did just want to note that, for the grilled cheese, it’s actually not just cheese on a bun. The grilled cheese is exactly like their cheeseburger, just without the patty. So it comes with tomato, onion, lettuce, and sauce. This is my go-to order, and this is always how they make it for me. 🙂
So what do you get if you order a large shake in a medium cup? Sounds like a mess!
It comes in the medium COKE cup
Still do not get it…what is the advantage to the coke cup over the normal In N Out branded shake cup? Seems to me that the volume should be the same. (Strange note that the shake stays about the same consistency when at room temp as when cold)
Thx for this awesome post! Have been eating In-N-Out for years, and had no clue about half the items on your list!
Wonderful tip . Always I ate there and never knew the secret menu.
I have been eating at the In-N-Out since i was 12 years old. My worst years of my life were the years i moved to the East Coast. As you know there is no In-N-Out Burger there. They have the best burgers from coast to coast. I miss your 4x4s and your animal style fries so much. I just learned about your Flying Dutchman Animal Style this minute and can’t wait to try it. Keep up the good work. See ya soon.
Awesome, so glad you found this helpful!
I miss in an out so much. I used to go when I lived in san diego and it was phenomenal especially when I learned I could get protein style burgers with grilled onions!! Wish they would come to New Orleans
New Orleans isn’t big on chain restaurants, and, that is not a bad thing. I do agree that as far as fast burgers go In-N-Out is the best.
Medium- rare burgers are no more. California banned them for fast-food chains as of Jan. 1.
Same in Canada, I guess we have other states to eat it in.
Cannot U make bigger fries? Your fries are terrible: lots of bits & pieces I hafta toss. Overcooked and too hard and dry. Making bigger fries [like Nation’s Burgers] would make them tastier with the ketchup I put on them.
The size of the individual fries will vary, because they are cut from actual potatoes. For those who have never seen one, potatoes also vary in size and have a rounded shape, so some fries will be shorter than others.
Sounds like communism to me.
One thing not mentioned is variety on the fries. You can get ‘extra well done’, ‘extra-extra’, or ‘extra-extra-extra’. Can’t imagine eating or needing ‘bigger’ fries! Love ’em as they are only ‘extra-extra’ well done. Two extra’s.
That’s a fantastic addition, thank you!
I’ve run into little bits of fries … I don’t like them either. Their fries are supposed to be the length of a potato and too often it seems the potato is not cut lengthwise but along the shorted end, and sometimes even shorter. Next time, might need to ask for the proper cut when ordering.
Potatoes come big and small. Just because some fries are shorter doesn’t mean the people did anything wrong, it’s most likely just either from a smaller potato, from near the edge of a potato (cut the long way), or both.
What’s the difference of Neapolitan and around the world? Their shake flavors are all in both, is around the world stirred together more? They’re always combined pretty well when I get Neapolitan (my favorite!)
An around the world is a term the associates use to communicate that three different shakes in three different cups need to be made. (Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry) But a Neopolitan is the one with all three in the same cup.
Carls or Hardees is still the BEST Ant clown can fry a burger! ive been doing it since I was 10 yrs old! My burgers are better! And No millennial finger prints!
I am not sure why people do not dig the In n Out Fries? They order Idaho Potatoes from the growers, of a specific variety, or a lower water content, the use a tool that strings the whole potato and then the strings go into a basket and into the fryer. They us safflower oil (hear healthy oil) and use special friars that let them run the temperature up which seals the potato instantly and keeps it from being greasy
Their beef comes from Harris Ranch and they only use USDA Prime Angus beef chuck. The lettuce and tomatoes are all contract grown like the potatoes. It is very much artisanal style “fast food”. The chain started by the Snyder family in Pasadena California and the concept was ripped off by the MacDonald’s franchise ( Golden Lightening bolt became golden arch, white tile with red accents, thin patties grilled on a flat top, and show string fries…. the difference is In n Out actually tastes great.
McDonald’s was founded 8 years before In-N-Out and In-N-Out was founded in Baldwin Park, not Pasadena.
Yes In Baldwin Park.
When are the going to use Real
Cheese? Not that processed
Cheese that’s only 51 o/o cheese?
No they were not founded in Baldwin park…the original was/is in San Bernardino! Hate Mac D but have to give props to my hometown.
50 cars in line at our newly opened In-N-Out, open 5 days and we still can’t get close!
I made my dad order a Cheesy Wiki and fuck you, it’s not real. XD
They should have made it for you. What did they say?
It’s not real we Can’t make it
Please open in UK. Pleeease.
They’re A family owned franchise so I doubt it.
Can I request gloves with my Flying Dutchman?
Can you order latex gloves upon request?
No they give you a fork. I don’t think we can give out gloves
In & Out Burger is the very BEST fast food burger place.
Still waiting for your wonderful burgers to get up to northwest Washington (I-5 corridor )
You were my go to food place when I lived in Calif.
What a burger is great if u like cardboard! I don’t live in Tx but it’s the worst burger ever!
Ok so I work at in n out and I got some problems with this, as some things here are quite false and will simply make an employee irritated . First of all if you say Scooby snack we won’t know what your saying. You can say “puppy patty” or “meat patty by itself” we don’t know what a Scooby snack is Flying Dutchman animal style mustard fries the patty and adds grilled onions in between the party I have no idea what a cheesy wiki or a wish burger is is if you say that we can’t help you because it’s not on the regular menu and it’s not on the secret menu , it simply doesn’t exist btw you can also get your burger cut into fourths if you need to. A black and white shake doesn’t exist. Please just say vanilla and chocolate. an around the world is something we say behind the counter so we know what shakes we have to make if you say around the world we will assume you want m 3 separate shakes if you want all three flavors combined say Neapolitan. We can’t put a meat patty on fries we can’t give you extra fries and everything else I think was correct. Thanks for listening I hope.
I love your service, love the cleanliness, i love your burgers!! But what is going on with the fries? They taste like cardboard is it the oil? Or the cooking process? Something not right!
Just ordering in grants pass Oregon mmmm thanks In and out love it great service great workers and clean place keep up the work
I love In n Out best burgers in the US & Canada for sure !!!
I do mine “Protein Style,” no bun, just wrapped in lettuce.
Are you on a keto diet? Is that how you stay so slim?
Jesus Christ, people! Calm down! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There are people that get off on eating shit for Christ’s sake! Like, literally! For real! I’m sure any restaurant that’s mentioned here tastes a lot better than shit! Now, am I right? Enjoy your appetites…
How about Pollo Loco Hamburger
I am excited to try in an out burger for the first time. I am not willing to sit in line for over an hour so I will wait until it is not so new. I am not originally from Texas and I find that Whataburger is nothing special . Culver’s burgers taste so much better and so does Five Guys.
Most of you folks don’t know good food 7 maybe not even decent diner & drive-in chow. Sadly, most of you are only average, so you don’t qualify above moron status.
I’m right now at the In-N-Out in Thousand Palms, CA. The attendant never heard of “Scooby snack” and said they are not allowed to make the patties medium rare. Well, I tried. I ended up ordering a Flying Dutchman with two extra patties, my carnivore to-go order. Delicious!!!
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