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“Good - but Five Guys is where I'll be buying my burgers” 3 of 5 stars
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Smashburgers
Fairfax blvd, Fairfax, VA
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Ranked #118 of 346 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: American
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Vienna
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good - but Five Guys is where I'll be buying my burgers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Lots of hype and buzz about Smashburger - don't get me wrong ... it's head and shoulders above all of the traditional fast food burger joints - and the extended variety (to include veggie and chicken and salads) makes this a slightly different place - head to head I prefer the Five Guys Burger. Two thumbs up on the fried pickles. I will try it again - but I'm not going to rush or make a special trip.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Create your own burger and tasty fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the main draws for me here are the "smash fries", but lets talk about the burgers first.

The burgers are "smashed" hence the name so they are pressed down. What this means is you will usually have normal sized flat burger with some thin crispy edges from the smashing. The burgers are always cooked well but can occasionally be a little greasy. Much like Five Guys, you pick your own toppings. Where I like smashburger more, is in the selection of options you get. Any place that lets me put Goat Cheese, Arugala and Avocado on my burger is ok in my book.

If a burger isn't your thing, you also have the option to make a chicken sandwich ( pick your choices) or a salad. It's got a good variety of options so you can make your own or choose one of their premade sandwich choices.

They have several fry selections from Regular Fries to Sweet Potato Fries. My favorite are the "smash fries" which are coated in their own mixture of flavors and are deliciously adicting.

They have your usual drink choices as well as several flavored tea options. They also sell beer and wine if you are interested.

All in all, its a good burger joint. They can give a group several different options with either a burger, chicken or salad. They bring the food to you which is a nice touch as well. If you want a burger with a little something extra besides tomatoes, this is your place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Average burger, ok fries”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

When you advertise how you "Smash" your burger, don't expect a big, meaty, juicy burger to arrive on your plate. The edges of my burger were crispy, the meat unseasoned and the bread soaked with grease. I think the fries were ok, but had some cold spots in them, but if warm they would have been fine. Nothing really new here and with so many other burger places to go to nearby, I don't see a need to go back to SmashBurger.

Visited November 2012
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Oakton, Virginia
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“Creative tasty burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Yummy angus burgers with creative toppings including avocado,maple smoked bacon, haystack fried onions, and delicious cheeses and breads. I am always happy with my burger! Fries are sometimes a bit salty but I am a fan of the sweet potato smashfries (tossed in olive oil with garlic and rosemary). The issue here is the wait - often it takes ten minutes or more to place an order and often twenty minutes or more to get your order.....Fresh is good but waiting is not. Great burgers but make sure you are not in a rush....it will take awhile....

Visited December 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Our new favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great food - flavorful meat, plenty of options for toppings, delicious sides. All fresh!
Quick and friendly service.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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