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Where to get a Patty Melt?

had a craving out of the blue. Where can I get a juicy and greasy Patty Melt? Preferably in DC or NOVA. Decor is not important.

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  1. I got a good one at Silver Diner in Rockville, presumably it's on the menu at their many NOVA locations.

    http://www.silverdiner.com/locations/...

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    1. re: tubman

      It's been a while since I had one of these, but I would second tubman's rec for the Silver Diner patty melt.

    2. Jimmy T's downtown serves a good patty melt.

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        1. re: drewpbalzac

          Jimmy T's is downtown. Relative to Rockville, that is.

      1. Update: Pete's Grill next to Library of Congress, and the Tune Inn.

        NoVA: Hamburger Hamlet in Crystal City.

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        1. re: monkeyrotica

          I never need an excuse to hit the Tune Inn (even though their onion rings suck)

        2. I'm sure they'd make you one at Bob & Edith's on Columbia Pike. BTW, what's the difference between a patty melt and a cheeseburger?

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          1. re: Jay F

            BTW, what's the difference between a patty melt and a cheeseburger?
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            The bread.

            The former comes on rye (toasted or grilled usually); the latter on a bun of some sort.

              1. re: Violatp

                They usually come with Thousand Island dressing, although a few I've had on the west coast come on sourdough.

              2. re: ipsedixit

                My heart skipped a beat on that question..

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  What's the difference between a Filet-O-Fish and a fish sandwich?

                  Everything.

                    1. re: Jay F

                      Jay - it's sort of a koan, the better-ish question would be 'who?' or maybe even 'when?'

              3. You can get a respectable one at Metro 29 Diner in Arlington.

                1. The National Democratic Club does a decent one but they call it the Wilson Burger.

                  Named after Rep. Charles Wilson of California not Texas Charlie Wilson of "Charlie Wilson's War" fame.

                  Unfortunately you have to be a member, or a guest of a member, to get in.

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                  1. Double-T Diner in Frederick has a good one, although I prefer their cheeseburger club sandwich over the patty melt.

                    1. Metro 29 diner in Arlington has a great one!

                        1. Most of the non-fast-food burger chains have this. Cheeburger Cheeburger makes a decent one (good rye) and I think Red Robin has one as well.
                          I've yet to see a diner that doesn't have this on the menu.