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Best NoVa burgers?

I just ran the Army 10 miler and have a craving for a good burger, not fast food or I'd go to 5 guys. Is Elevation Burger worth the 25 minute drive? Any other suggestions? I haven't had a burger in so long (years) so I want a really good one but have no idea who has one. Thanks!

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  1. You will almost surely be disappointed in Elevation burger. Go to Sign of the Whale in Loehmann's Plaza on Rte 50 in Falls Church. Although there is heavy renovation going on, all stores and restaurants are open.

    Sign Of The Whale Restaurant
    Build a Burger
    7279 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703) 573-1616

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    1. re: Steve

      Thanks--I go by that way all the time. I'll give it a try!

    2. Not sure where you are, but Jimmy's in Herndon has very good burgers.

      Also, there's a place in Fairlington that has good sliders - thick for small burgers, but I'm forgetting the name.

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      1. re: Dennis S

        Thanks--I'm a little farther that those places but definitely something I'll keep in mind when I'm out there.

      2. Well you said non-fast food...and my recommendation definitely isn't, but as I remember it...one of the best burgers I have had. The Morton's Prime Sirloin Burger...at Morton's Steakhouse is awesome...they only offer it on the lunch menu. I know this is probably more than what you had in mind...but you can sit at one of the tables at the bar...without making a reservation. It's been a while since I've had one...but it always comes to mind when someone asks what's the best burger I've ever had...and there are numerous locations in the DC/NoVa area.

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        1. re: AlliantK

          Wow, I'll bet that's one heck of a burger! I'm sure if I went to Morton's, I'd be sidetracked by something else on the menu.:-)

        2. Twice I've had a very good burger at Cafe Deluxe in Tyson's Corner (next to Crate and Barrell).

          1. What about Five Guys?!!? A great burger with your fixings on it! The burgers and homemade fries are worth the price!