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a 2×4 “Protein Style“

A “2×4″ is a burger with two beef patties and four slices of cheese. You can also order a “3×3,” a “4×2″ or any other meat/cheese combo your little heart desires. In the past, we’ve seen burgers as large as a 100×100, but In-N-Out changed their policy and now a 4×4 is as large as you can get.


a 2xMeat with Grilled Onions

(Also known as a “Double Meat”) Two beef patties, no cheese. You can order any n-by-Meat, where n is an integer less than or equal to 4. Triple the meat, triple the pleasure. Need your colon impacted, but don’t have years for it to happen? In-N-Out has the burger for you.

Animal Style

one cheeseburger, “Animal Style”

A mustard-cooked beef patty with additional pickles, cheese, spread and grilled onions diced up and mixed together on the grill before getting dumped on your burger. This is probably the most famous secret menu item, and for good reason: it’s pure awesome on a bun. You can get any burger done Animal Style.​


a cheeseburger cut in half”

No big trick here. Ask for any burger to be cut in half, and it will be.​

Flying Dutchman

a “flying dutchman”

Two beef patties, two slices of cheese. That’s it. No lettuce. No onions. No bun. No nuthin’. Word on the street is that this item was created for people to feed to their dogs at one of the original In-N-Out’s with walk-up service. Coolest sounding item on the menu.​

Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese

A cheeseburger without the “burger.” You still have lettuce, onions and tomatoes — as well as a nice helping of the spread. Can also be ordered Animal Style.​

Mustard Grilled
They paint your burger with mustard before grilling just like with Animal Style. They just don’t dump the rest of the stuff on top. Pretty tasty if you like mustard.​

Protein Style

a 2×4, “protein style”

Any burger you want wrapped in lettuce instead of that carbohydrate-laden bun. Great if you’re doing Adkins.​

Veggie Burger
Just like the Grilled Cheese, except with no cheese. Also known as a “Wish Burger” — presumably a reference to a song from 1957 by the Chips .

Extra Toast
Leaves your bread on the grill a tad longer resulting in “crispy buns,” which is not as dirty as it sounds. Can be ordered with any burger. You can also get the bun lightly toasted or untoasted. Not a good idea though. They toast the buns so that they have some rigidity and don’t get soggy by the condiments.​


Animal Style Fries

Animal Style fries

All the same great stuff that’s on an Animal Style Burger, dumped on an order of fries instead.​

Cheese Fries

Cheese Fries

Fries with cheese on top. I assume this is why they call it “cheese fries.”​

Fries Light


Fries not cooked as long as regular. For that great “I’m eating a raw potato” taste.​

Fries Well-Done


You know those delicious little brown crispy fries that you find in the bottom of the bag sometimes? Wouldn’t it be great if you could get an entire order of them? Your welcome.​


Neapolitan Shake

a Neapolitan Shake

All three shake flavors in one delicious cup. Because shakes are so thick, the flavors stay separated. Surprisingly good..​

Choco-Vanilla Swirl
“Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony…”​

Root-Beer Float

Root-Beer Float

Even old hands at the secret menu are often surprised when you order this item and actually receive it.

Half tea, half lemonade. Yes, we know this is an “Arnold Palmer.”​

Half lemonade, half 7-up or Sprite.​


the Spread

The In-N-Out version of a “secret sauce.” It’s a bit like Thousand Islands dressing, but there are other things in there, too. You can get a big extra packet of it just by asking.​

Grilled Onions

You can get them “whole” (one big slice) or chopped.​



You can ask for a packet, or get them diced on the bottom of your burger by asking for “chopped chilis.” Several sites refer to them as jalapeños. They look like banana peppers to me.​

In-N-Out is a necessity to many L4P fam that have either experienced it or have it on the Must Eat At check list. For those that do not know, there is a secret menu. I felt the need to share. :lol:

In-N-Out Burgers is a West Coast institution. And one of the keys to their success has been keeping it simple. There are only four food items on the In-N-Out menu: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Double-Double and French Fries. In-N-Out compliments the food with the standard array of Coca-Cola beverages and three shakes: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. And that’s the menu in its entirety…



Photos by Patti Marcotte

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Double double with grilled onions, animal fries, and a chocolate shake. Nothing gets better than that :D. Have to ask for a root beer float next time though.

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It's awesome to see there are more. Here are more Richard R just added...

Still available-
Only -no spread
Ketchup and/or Mustard can add or use with "only" as a substitute for "spread"
Triple X
Fries lite-well
Lemon Fries
Large and XL shakes are available
Extra Syrup
2% milk
On the Sal or salad
Theyll actually cook to temp the burgers
Cold Cheese
Theyll give you stickers if you ask for them
and of course any combination of the above will be done upon request

No longer available:
Anything over a 4x4
Homerun or Flyby
donuts and/or donut holes

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In general I VERY rarely eat fast food, but I would kill for an In-N-Out burger and animal fries out here.

Such a good late-night after partying snack when I lived in Arizona and San Fran.

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Having worked at an In N Out for two years i'd say that list is pretty much complete.

I had their food almost every single day for two years and to this day i still love their food. I've tried every combination so far and i'd recommend: Double double animal style, No Tomato's, whole grilled onions, Peppers, Lightly toasted bun. With fries animal style and a milk ;) And talk about freshness? The meat is delivered daily, the potatoes come in daily on pallets and sacks in the back, all the produce comes in daily and the shakes are REAL ice cream.

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Remember the days where you can get 5x5s.. awwee
Now I just stick with a 4x4 protein style, grilled onions + animal style fries + shake!

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
great photos.. did you take them yourself?

the list is okay.. some of the 'real life' terminology is kind of off ;)
I don't have time to take pictures of food so yeah... I did not take them. I just wanted to share the menu on a PUBLIC forum. Google Search is all of our friends.....
As you can see many other people have now contributed and added more items that I did not know about. The source credit is at the bottom of my first post.............................

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F-U west coast... I experienced In-N-Out last year when I was visiting a buddy in Irvine, it was far superior to anything I had tried on the east coast!

At least we now have 5 guys
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