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Best hamburger in DC/NOVA area

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Does anyone have suggestions for a good hamburger place in DC or Northern Virginia area? I'm craving a good one!

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  1. Before the inevitable 5 Guys contingent chimes in, the best sitdown burger I've had in DC is at Sign of the Whale. Good size, fresh ground beef, excellent fries, and most importantly, cooked to order. You want it rare/medium rare/medium/medium well, that's what you get. And half price on Mondays.

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    1. re: wg

      Sign of the Whale also has a Virginia location in Loehmann's Plaza on Rte 50 in Falls Church.

      1. re: Steve

        Yes -- it's been a few years but I always liked the burger at SOTW. I doubt it's changed much.

        Nice crunchy grease-free onion rings too.

    2. Cowboy Cafe used to have some good ones. I think they're half price day is Monday, but it's been awhile.

      If you're in Herndon, then hit Jimmy's in oldtown.

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      1. re: Dennis S

        Cowboy Cafe does have good burgers but their service is beyond atrocious.

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        The Inevitable 5 Guys Contingent

        Need I say more? 5 Guys. True story here - I was in Morocco at the beginning of April on business. I'm sitting in a meeting with some senior government officials, and all of a sudden I get bombarded with e-mails from friends, all including copies of the Washington Post's article on the 5 Guys franchising expansion.

        And damn if I didn't start craving a bacon cheeseburger made my way with a side of fresh-cut fries right then and there.

        Go to 5 Guys.

        - Andrew Langer

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          The Inevitable 5 Guys Contingent

          Need I say more? 5 Guys. True story here - I was in Morocco at the beginning of April on business. I'm sitting in a meeting with some senior government officials, and all of a sudden I get bombarded with e-mails from friends, all including copies of the Washington Post's article on the 5 Guys franchising expansion.

          And damn if I didn't start craving a bacon cheeseburger made my way with a side of fresh-cut fries right then and there.

          Go to 5 Guys.

          - Andrew Langer

          1. Call me crazy, but my favorite burger is at Chili's. Get the Oldtimer with cheese and a small side of chili and YUM!

            I'm also a fan of Five Guys. But, my thing is I like a flame grilled burger and Five Guys is kind of the fried kind. So, Chili's still wins out.

            Another place for a good grilled burger is Hooter's.