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Burger Theory

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$14 - $25
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
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Reviewed March 13, 2022

Food was very good and the staff were very good. I was shock how good it was good. We will be back. Burgers were big and juicy.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 12, 2021

Amazing place! Jeffrey lynch was awesome! Come! You won’t be disappointed! Food is amazing!! Food was fresh!! Great service!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 26, 2021

theygot the order exactly right and had me in and out. i would recommend this place over most burger places in the area. definetly give them a try

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 10, 2021

We ordered by Door Dash so I am not sure of the restaurant ambience. However, the burgers were amazing!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

I found this place on Google for “best burgers in Newport News.” When we got there, my wife was super skeptical, as the restaurant is attached to the Holiday Inn, and at nearly noon, there was only one other couple in the place. Anyway, I...had the Classic Burger with onion rings and my wife had the fish sandwich with fries. The burger was great—soft bun, decent patty, good toppings, and hot. The onion rings were great. My wife LOVED the fish. Huge piece of cod!! My only ding was the fountain drinks weren’t great. Otherwise, great meal. All in all, I’d recommend this place. Be forewarned that your spouse will give you the look, but it’s worth the try. We’d definitely come back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

What a treat. Relaxed atmosphere with up-to-date decor, very kind service, and delicious food for a reasonable price. Burgers are outstanding, but shrimp, chicken, and salad are just as good!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 11, 2021

The food is just ok, not impressed. It’s close and convenient but there’s a lot of choices close by.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

I’m a local and ordered to-go from Grub Hub. As a service industry person I often find burgers can be a let down, but Burger Theory was fantastic! The burgers were cooked to the correct temperature, nicely seasoned, and just delicious. We just got their...classic burgers, one single, one double. The patties are big. Got their KGB sauce on the side just in case it was gross, but it was also yummy. I’m glad I got it on the side though because the bread would have been soggy by the time it arrived. Tots were great too. Great job to whoever was cooking 7/11/21 around 5pm. I will absolutely order again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

It didn't dawn on me that this restaurant was part of a hotel. Not that it really meant anything but just caught me by surprise. Nonetheless, that didn't change the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. The food was good and plentiful and...the atmosphere was appealing and clean. Customer service was pretty on point as well. My only reason for not giving five stars is because the menu wasn't updated to reflect an accurate dessert menu. The menu talked about and showed pictures of these little dessert jars. I think it was like cake inside a jar with ice cream on top or something like that. Though when I asked, that wasn't what was available. Slight damper on my hopes in trying the dessert but still a good experience overall.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 23, 2021

Came here on the expectation that I'd get a great burger - not just a good one. I received neither. It was a normal burger, possible a steak cut but not seasoned enough to tell. The menu was very scarce and left me wondering where...the rest of the menu would be. Additionally, I ordered the Firecracker shrimp ($12) to go and all I received was a 5"x5"x4" take-out box with six shrimp and no garnishment/greenery, etc. Presentation is a 2/5. I know that the economy is just reopening, but this place had 3 people in it on a weekend. Outdoor seating area is a 4/5.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed November 8, 2020

Called in a take out order, when I paid they charge an 18% gratuity on the take out order and a SrvChrg of close to the same amount. None of these charges were reflected on their online menu. They are trying to be a premium...burger place and charging premium prices but these hidden charges are unethical and will keep me from coming back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

For three people to have a burger each, it cost $60. The waitress pointed out that the 18% gratuity goes to corporate and not to wait staff because of Covid-19. At the itemization at the end of the bill, it’s changed to a service charge....We gave the server an additional 18% because we didn’t want her to not get a tip if this is the case. I’m calling corporate because a $10 burger shouldn’t really cost $12. The burgers were good, but the staff kept pulling masks below their noses and one actually talked over us without his.More

Date of visit: July 2020
R2544KIdanielp, General Manager at Burger Theory, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2020

cherylhT7346NB, Thank you for your review. Im sorry that you didnt have the best experience here at Burger Theory. I assure you that our staff gets the 18% gratuity and im deeply disappointed that this information was not relayed to you correctly. While we are...More

Reviewed January 23, 2020

Room service was very quick, and efficient. Food was hot, order was correct! Extremely pleased. Dined in; food was great, service was questionable, but overall was content with the experience.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

While staying at the Holiday Inn we ate at Burger Theory. I have to admit we almost left because after being seated, no one came back to take our drink order. HOWEVER, once it was discovered that we hadn't been waited on, the service and...the food was exceptional. They have some of the best fries I think I've ever eaten. We will most certainly eat there again. P.S. we did get a 20% discount for the wait.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

Staff was a bit slow off of the line, 7 mins to come over and ask us if we had been helped after they seated us. Nice atmosphere, fun looking, restraunt is part of hotel and not in main stream area and caters mostly to...people staying there and Banquet guest, bar drink are pricey. Can get a bit noise as it fills up. Plenty of parking. Burgers are pretty good, more than big enough to share. Convenience would be my key word.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Yes, Burger Theory offers takeout services.

Yes, Burger Theory is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Burger Theory is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4