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“Where you can get a good enough burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Burger Joint

The Burger Joint
Ranked #256 of 754 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town
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.
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews
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“Where you can get a good enough burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Old Town Alexandria is filled with good ethnic restaurants and plenty of places for an interesting dine. We stopped here at the local branch of the growing chain as we were pressed for time. We were happy with what we got. Prices were reasonable. You can get your basic burger with a choice of toppings. They cook to order and even ask you how you'd like the burger done. If you don't want beef, you get a variety of options, such as turkey but the turkey has mushrooms mixed in the batter.

You order at the counter and they give you a device that buzzes to let you know when to pick up your order. The place was kept clean.

The choice of toppings isn't as large as in some other places but you have some options. As a plus, if you want some reasonably healthy sides, they offer asparagus, which was quite good and an unusual side for a burger chain. You can also get sweet potato fries, which are healthier than regular fries.

They have a few flavors of milk shakes including an innovative flavor of the month, but we didn't try that. They also feature one of those machines that allows you to create your own soft drink concoction.

  • Visited January 2014
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North Canton, OH
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53 reviews
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“Great burgers at a great price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

I would highly recommend the Burger Joint. We went on New Years Eve for lunch with the kids and the burgers were great plus they have the fun soda machines where the kids can select their flavors. The bonus is the price - 4 people for under $40 (we bought 1 kid's meal with sliders, fries and a drink and 3 adult box sets with burgers, fries and drinks).

  • Visited December 2013
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Racine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place was highly recommended to us by locals and we just couldn't pass it up! All four of us got different burgers and we all couldn't stop raving about who's was the best!

Visited April 2013
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New York
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“I LOVE A Good Hamburger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

I was walking around Alexandria on a Sunday afternoon and it was getting chilly and I wanted to go back to the hotel and watch football, so I popped in and got a burger with cheddar and bacon and fries and a root beer. The place was packed, and it did take some time to get the order out. But I had the chance to watch the crew prepare and this is NOT fast food - everything is cooked with care, the staff is pleasant, I saw a couple of instances where patrons came and changed their order and the took care of them without a blink.
But when I got back to my room and started to eat - AH yes! Hamburgers like when I was a boy. Rich root beer. And great fries and at least twice as many as you'd anywhere else. Happy person.

  • Visited November 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 824 helpful votes
“Best burgers in Old Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Many tourists miss this place since it's not on King St. That's regrettable, since the burgers are a huge cut above any others in the area. Top quality meat cooked to perfection. Strongly recommended for burger lovers who want top quality fast food.

Visited August 2013
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