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Apr 9, 2008 08:36 PM

Your Favorite Burger?

beef, turkey, whatever..... need some new burger ideas

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  1. Houstons in Maryland, Old Ebbit, and Palena.

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    1. re: JAC13

      How much does/should a great burger cost these days? I remember reading an article about burgers several years back, and they highly praised a $25 hamburger from a steak house in NYC.

      I liked Ollieburgers but I think they're pretty much extinct, or if not, surely they've changed in the last 25 years.

      1. re: JAC13

        Please, forgive me for being an apparent shut-in, but where are these places? If they are in DC, I understand why I don't know where they are, being from Balto.

        1. re: Montebello

          Most of them are in DC I believe.

      2. Houstons has the best burgers, the rolls are what make them outstandingand the best fries. Next are all the Black restaurants, including Black Market Bistro in Garret Park with those fabulous thin crunchy onion rings!

        1. I really like the Stoney Burger from, you guessed it, Stoney's, as well as those from Ollie's Trolley...
          Also, for a higher end burger, Marvin's (while I detested the service there) was superb...

          1. Palena hands down!

            I also had a pretty good turkey burger at Bar Louie awhile back while I was pretty surprised about.

            1. Sign of the Whale. Always cooked to order.

              Stoney's has a really good burger, but I usually opt for the strip steak sammitch.

              Ollie's isn't extinct yet. The one near the Warner Theater is still serving. And with that Ollie "sauce" too.

              The buffalo burger at Brickskellar can be really good or really dry, depending on the cook and sunspot activity.

              The bison burger at Ted's Montana Grill is one of the better chain burgers. I like it much better than Red Robin's or Clyde's.

              I was pleasantly suprised by the burger at Tortilla Cafe. At $5 with potato wedges included, I've had worse burgers at twice the price with NO fries included. I'm looking at you, Polly's.

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              1. re: monkeyrotica

                I 2nd the biston burger at Ted's Montana Grill. It's pretty good.

                Also in terms of chains, I had a good turkey burger from Fudruckers the other night. It was well seasoned and cooked well. Plus I love their fries!

                1. re: monkeyrotica

                  Ollie's! the Bacon Cheeseburger is narcotic.

                  12 near E and L near 15 (both NW - the 12 st. seems better for some reason)