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Best Burger in DC area

I vote for Palena, Matchbox Mini's, Tallula Mini's, 5 Guys, and Smith and Wo's. Anyone else have any suggestions?

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  1. Palena, Matchbox, Ugly Mug Mini's, The Reef Bison

    5 guys is just terrible.

    1. Can't remember the name, but the sports bar a couple doors down from Dino in Cleveland Park has great minis.

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      1. re: Meg

        Cleveland Park Bar and Grill?

        1. re: WashDC33

          Yep, that's the place. Terrific mini burgers...better than a Five Guys big burger IMO.

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        1. I haven't lived in DC for a while but when I did, the Tune Inn burger was one of my faves.

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          1. re: bodie

            When you've had a few too many beers and are hungry, the Tune Inn burger is just about the best thing in the world.

            For a classier burger, you have to go a few doors down to Sonoma. An excellent upscale version.

            1. There is/was an Irish bar/restaurant across the street from the Uptown movie theater in DC that had one of the best burgers I've ever had. I don't recall the name of the restaurant.

              I also like the burgers at Foster's Grill as well, http://www.fostersgrille.com/home.html. I'm not a big fan of chains, but I do like the burgers at Red Robin and Fuddruckers. Red Robin has a burger with a fried egg on top and it goes back to one of my basic rules, almost anything tastes better with a fried egg on top.

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              1. re: rcheng

                You're thinking of Nanny O'Briens in Cleveland Park. Never tried the burgers.

                I tried the Red Robin near Dulles and don't see what the big deal is. Tasted like your typical frozen burger patty, but the bottomless fries were nice. Not worth going deaf from the kids and the televisions though.