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Sep 22, 2007 07:58 AM

Best Burger and a Beer in DC?

I'm looking for the best burger in DC being served alongside a good beer. Outstanding fries wouldn't hurt either. Thanks for your recommendations.

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  1. Granville Moore's on H Street, NE has all three. Darn fine burger, terrific selection of Belgian beers and outstanding hand-cut, double-cooked crispy fries served with a selection of house-made sauces. Whether it's the "best" burger in town will always be subject to debate but it's hard to find all three of your wishes under one roof.
    Granville's is a little hard to find because the last time we were there, the permanent sign wasn't up yet. North side of the street, in a Victorian townhouse, easy to miss, worth the effort to locate. The mussels and other menu items were great too.

    granville moore's
    1238 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

    1. Easy- The Reef. Pure bison burger with whatever you want and 14 taps, basically all incredible beers.

      1. Michel Richard's Central.

        Central Michel Richard
        1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004

        1. Sign of the Whale, cooked to order, with Stoneys a close runner up.

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          1. re: monkeyrotica

            Just did this elsewhere but monkey is correct. Islander burger with a Yuengling at Sign when Peter is manning the bar cannot be beat.

            1. re: monkeyrotica

              Any feedback on the Sign of the Whale in Falls Church (Loehman's Plaza)? Everyone talks about the DC location but rarely the VA one. I assume it's the same place.

              When I'm there and hungry, the autopilot usually steers me to Old Hickory or the Indian hole-in-the-wall place. I'm not much for places that are primarily known as bars, so in the many years Sign of the Whale has been at Loehman's Plaze, I've never gone in.

            2. Some will scoff, but I would put Old Ebbitt Grill in the running.

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              1. re: Bill on Capitol Hill

                OEG does a few things very well- generally the more simple the better- burgers, oysters, bourbon on ice, etc.