There are a lot of trends in the culinary world today. While it’s fun to be adventurous and it’s necessary to follow the health kick, sometimes you just need to have a good old-fashioned burger and fries. Washington DC has no shortage of great burger joints that will make your taste buds explode. Here’s where to get the best burgers in Washington DC.
1. Thunder Burger & Bar
Thunder Burger & Bar is a popular rock & roll themed bar in the heart of Georgetown. While they have a full menu, grab a burger (any burger!) and one of their craft beers and enjoy the trendy setting and presentation.
BGR in Dupont Circle is famous in DC for their burgers. The perfect buttery roll, big burger, and a full menu of different options where everyone will find something they love.
A new burger place in Dupont Circle, Bareburger specializes in natural, fresh, and organic ingredients. Bareburger has a full menu offering beef, bison, elk, duck, turkey, wild boar, as well as sandwiches, salads, and wraps. You can build your own burger or choose one of their specialties.
4. Ollie's Trolley
Ollie’s Trolley is a throwback to a different time. Old soda machines, popcorn makers, and antiques fill up the small place. Family owned, it’s a Washington institution with incredible burgers and soft serve ice cream. Be sure to bring cash!
5. Good Stuff Eatery
The family owned operation that started in Capitol Hill is popular among political elite and DC locals. Good Stuff specializes in good old fashioned American food, burgers, fries, shakes and fresh ingredients.
6. Burger Tap & Shake
Burger Tap & Shake, otherwise know as BTS is an old fashioned burger joint. They’re known for their delicious milkshakes and the 6 Buck Chuck burger. Order the sweet potato fries too and you can thank us later.
7. Plan B Burger Bar
This stylish restaurant in the Penn Quarter has more than a funny name. The B stands for burgers, beef, beer, and bourbon. There’s so many burgers to choose from and some seriously delicious tots.
This chain has a few locations around the Washington DC area. Delicious juicy burgers, french fries, and over 75 different milkshakes to choose from. It’s the classic burger place.
9. Duke's Grocery
A comfy little pub, Duke’s Grocery has huge burgers and traditional comfort food. Duke’s menu changes on a daily basis but the Proper Burger is their most well-known item.
10. Ray's Hell Burger
Ray’s Hell Burger doesn’t look like much on the inside or outside, but it’s all about the burgers here. Quality burgers that will cook it exactly how you want it makes this a DC area favorite.