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11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
703 796 1008
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Reston, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would go here JUST for the Paremsan fries.. amazing.. none better anywhere else. The burgers are good, too:)

Thank loveeatingout2015
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and informative staff. Super relaxed atmosphere, clean and bright. Quality ingredients, you get what you pay for. Really like it.

Thank iolaagir
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310 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the idea of creating my own burger but the veggie Pattie was too heavy. The string onion rings was delicious. Tater tots were good. Fried pickles were good too. Would go there again.

Thank Evilmisspolite
Destin, FL
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a good sized gourmet burger place. They have some interesting (and delicious!) choices. We went for lunch, and it was so good, we circled back for drinks at the end f the night with more friends. Great place, great atmosphere.

Thank Funt1mes
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Shakes- I had the birthday one, it was excellent. Another member of the party had a create your own that had to be remade (she said no coffee, it had coffee) and then the next one had too much malt for her liking. Food- Great build our own burger. Lots of options. Skimpy on the cheese. NO SIDES - what... More 

Thank gsnaps007
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't had a good burger in a minute and "greatest built burger" signage drew us in and the place didn't disappoint. I was immediately ensconced to the positive by saddling up to the bar and having Jess direct us to some of the finer points and she didn't steer us wrong. It was a great experience and our next... More 

Thank Papihor
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a good place. They have something for everyone. They have really yummy sweet potato fries. We have had an easy time getting food that meets our food sensitivities. My kids are able to get a gluten free bun and I can get organic greens. The staff is usually friendly and fast. It's right next door to Pitango which... More 

Thank Nikki F
Gainesville, Virginia
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464 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The burgers are to die for. Never had a bad burger at this place. Always fun to pick and choice what to have on your burger. A lot options to choose from.

Thank matjaz2002
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

GOOD: The menu has a plethora of specialty burgers and a build -your - own option that we selected. They've got a huge list of sauces and I highlight the three aoili sauces that are especially worth trying out. A one pound burger! I'm not that bold and chose a smaller one that was cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful. My... More 

Thank Wunrundun
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Our friends enjoyed and had lots of fun with "building your own burgers". The endless options from grilled pinapple to hard boiled eggs, to kale, to roasted almonds was just amazing. 5 out of 5 for food in general. The restaurant wasn't busy at all. There were several mistakes (wrong topping, missing topic, incorrect bun) in our orders, which we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703 796 1008

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?