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Good Burgers Reston/Herndon/Sterling

Thanks to all who responded to the fried chicken thread. My husband and I were just wondering where the best burgers are in Reston/Herndon/Sterling. We've been to Fuddrucker's---they make a good burger but we gave up on the Herndon location the day we went, placed our order and discovered that the manager allowed a soccer party to take over 3/4 of the place! We don't mind seeing soccer parties in a restaurant, but that was ridiculous. When we complained to the manager that he could have at least put a sign in the door letting others know this, he just told us to sit at a reserved table! But I digress...

We've been to Five Guys and found that the one on Elden Street is consistently good. Also have been to Red Robin. However, they don't have what we're looking for---a good, thick, juicy burger cooked to your liking. Is there anything like that in the area? Thank you!

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  1. I'm guessing Mon Ami's might be good - but I haven't had it (yet, anyway). Perhaps Clyde's, too - but the Reston location seems to lack on the service side - they're just not "With it", and two weeks ago we crossed that location forever off our list (though we like the Tyson's location well enough).

    Jimmy's used to make a good one. Ever since I've had the Weck and their cheesesteak I haven't ordered a burger. I'd certainly give them a shot.

    There's a place that has a lot of burgers over at the South Lakes shopping center - on the lake. I just haven't yet made it there.

    The Glory Days at Lawyers and Reston Pkwy is decent - can't remember if they cook to order. I want to say yes, but I don't recall specifically on that point.

    Don't get the one at Jasmine at Lake Anne. While I like that place (but prefer Cafe Montmarte) the burgers are high-end pre-formed and probably frozen.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      Wow! Thanks, Dennis, great list! The last time we went to Clyde's in Reston (didn't have a burger), something I ate didn't agree with me. So we've been reluctant to go back. If we do try Clyde's for a burger, we will go to another location.

      1. re: Dennis S

        Just went to the Glory Days in south Reston. They do cook to order. This one today wasn't as good as I remember. Decent but passable. Not sure if it was an off day or I was paying closer attention.

      2. I really love Cheeburger Cheeburger, I know they have one in Sterling where the Wegmans and BMW dealership are located. They hand cut fresh their fries and onion rings and I like all the topping you can get on the burger and I like their meat more than fudruckers.

        I wonder if Counterburger is open yet? Must not be as I haven't heard anything about it, but it is going into Reston Town Center...

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        1. re: ktmoomau

          Counterburger isn't open yet. Just was at Mon Ami Gabi this past Sat. I'm wondering if it's EVER going to open. I need to check out CBCB - I know the location near Wegman's but just haven't made it yet.

          1. re: ktmoomau

            Thanks! I've wondered about Cheeburger Cheeburger. Are there any other locations in the area?

            1. re: MizYellowRose

              Ok...I just answered my own question. There is one coming soon in Gainesville.

              1. re: MizYellowRose

                There was an absolute rave in the Post on Wednesday of last week about a truck that sets up at the Reston Farmer's Market on Thursday around 3:00PM. Jane Black, the Post reporter who wrote this, noted that the owners had one of the best hamburgers she has ever had anywhere.

                That's 3:00PM Thursday that the truck opens its' doors. My expectation is that the line will be at least a half block long at 4:00PM.

                Addendum: No, Counterburger is not open yet.

            2. re: ktmoomau

              I'm sorry but the cheeburgercheeburger is "meh" for the burger. Fries and milkshakes are awesome, but the burger is just better than charburger or whatever the name of that place is, and not as good as five guys. Hard times in herndon used to have the best burgers in the area bar none, but it was inconsistent and I don't know about the other locations.

              For a made to order.. I dont know the best is stil RHB but if dogfishhead ever finishes the chantilly place that will probably be my go to burger.

            3. Sweetwater Tavern cooks theirs to order and it's a pretty good burger.

              1. Well...we gave Cheeburger Cheeburger a try today. We did like the burgers---hand formed, cooked to order, wide selection of toppings. Our only complaint about the burgers---like many hand-formed burgers, they didn't hold together very well---a small part of mine fell out of the bun and into the basket. I guess that's why they give you a knife and fork :) Otherwise, we were impressed with the onion rings---not too thick, not too thin and the batter adhered very well. The fries were tasty, too. We would go again.