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“Gigantic spicy southwest burger---yum yum”

BGR The Burger Joint
Ranked #473 of 3,238 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Description: Voted "Best Burger Restaurant in DC" by Business Insider. Voted "Best Burger Restaurant in DC" by Washingtonian Magazine. Voted "Best Burger Patty" by Washington Post. BGR The Burger Joint is helping lead the better burger market with a menu designed around our commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients. BGR's menu is designed around an exclusive blend of Prime, Dry-aged burgers, grilled over an open flame. Menu offerings include burgers, veggie burger, grilled chicken, turkey burger, lamb burger, ahi tuna burger, hot dog, kids meals, regular fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, asparagus, handspun shakes, side salads, lettuce wraps, salad bowls and beer/wine and other seasonal specialties. Gluten Free options include: regular fries, sweet potato fries, side salad, salad bowl (any burger on a salad), lettuce wrap, asparagus.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Gigantic spicy southwest burger---yum yum”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

I rarely ever eat beef but the southwest burger at BGR is yum yum yummy. It is oh so sloppy so watch out (fork, please!), but it has a serious and seriously good kick. It is huge, so split it or get a go-box! The sweet potato fries are crisp, delicious and a huge portion (again, go-box). My only bit of confusion is how BGR was rated high among "Cheap Eats" in DC. A burger and fries with a soda for twenty bucks isn't cheap to me...but if you consider it is yummy and two meals worth of food (and I can eat!) it is worth it.

Visited November 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Lamb burger - not baaaaaad”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Lamb burger, fries and a beer - $25. Zoinks! Washington DC is expensive (10% sales tax). Glad this one is going on the expense report.

The lamb tasted a little gamey and the cumin was a bit overpowering. The fries were nothing special - not bad, just not special. But the meat was tender and juicy, and the condiments were crisp and fresh. The bun was also fresh, but the whole thing kinda fell apart while eating.

A tasty, enjoyable meal, but certainly didn't meet or exceed my expectations (I was pretty excited to try the lamb burger - it just wasn't that special). Ewe can do better.

  • Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great burgers! Very fun, whimsical, 80s/90s rock atmosphere!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I love this spot for a quick bite to eat, with fresh, flavorful, juicy burgers. The restaurant has a super cute dining area as well.

Check out a more detailed review, with pictures, on my blog: http://hungry-games.com/2012/11/05/bgr-the-burger-joint-dupont-circle/

  • Visited November 2012
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London, England
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Best burger for a long time”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Our hotel receptionist recommended this place when we said we fancied a casual place for a burger on our first evening after a long day's travelling.
It was a Saturday night and lots of young people around in fancy dress so there was a nice buzz about the place. It is very casual with a steady flow of diners and take out. Unusual combo of ingredients - I had the Wellington, which had a rich mushroom and cheese sauce. It was delicious, if a little too rich. The burgers and fries we had tasted delicious. I though it was well priced and a good place to go with kids/teens.

  • Visited October 2012
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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

We came across BGR one day while in DC. Good decision! Their burgers are thick and juicy and their fries are cooked just right! We also love the Coke Freestyle machine there!

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