Where to find the best burgers in DC

WASHINGTON — There’s no shortage of places to get a great burger in D.C.

Whether you’re looking for a no-fuss classic patty topped with American cheese, or something a little more exotic, WTOP’s food contributor Nycci Nellis can point you in the right direction.

Here’s a rundown of her top picks for where you can find the best burgers in the D.C. area.

The Salt Line  This waterfront restaurant near Nats Park from Kyle Bailey is not even open yet, but its burger is already making the social media rounds. The New England Smash Burger has a double patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and a secret spice blend. (Courtesy Nycci Nellis)
Taco Bamba Guacamole topped with Angus beef, braised bacon barbacoa, Monterey jack, pickled jalapeños and a special salsa.  (Photo: Greg Powers, courtesy Taco Bamba)
Duke’s Grocery The Proper Burger at Duke’s has Angus beef from Creekstone Farms, melted Gouda, dill pickles, charred red onion, Thai sweet chili sauce and garlic aioli on a brioche bun. (Courtesy Duke’s Grocery)
Alta Strada  The Amatriciana burger at Alta Strada is made using pancetta, onions, Fontina cheese, tomato and mayo. Feeling brave? Put a fried egg on top. (Courtesy Alta Strada)
Red Apron Burger Bar Nate Anda knows how to make a mean burger. Over at Red Apron Burger Bar, guests have the choice of a single patty or double patty, and of Black Angus beef or White Park grass-fed, grass-finished beef. The Standard comes with white American cheese, pickles, onion and a special sauce. Read more about Red Apron Burger Bar on wtop.com. (Courtesy Red Apron Burger Bar)
Requin Out at Fairfax’s Mosaic District, chef Jennifer Carroll serves a double cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion on a brioche bun with a side of fries. (Courtesy Requin)
Fare Well Not all great burgers are mounds of meat. H Street’s Fare Well diner serves a mushroom-chickpea patty with walnuts, sunflower seeds, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion and a house-made bun. (Courtesy Fare Well)
Here's a run-down of her top picks for where you can find the best burgers in the D.C. area.  (Courtesy Bourbon Steak)
Bourbon Steak  The Oak-Fired Prime Steak Burger is topped with clothbound cheddar, a pickle and secret sauce. (Courtesy Bourbon Steak)
Mirabelle One of D.C.’s most talked about fine-dining restaurants doesn’t abandon the burger. The Belleburger has caramelized onion and melted cave aged Gruyere. Guests can choose “wet” (sauce) or “dry” — choose wet. (Courtesy Nycci Nellis)
Le Diplomate Choose the “Burger Americain” at this popular French bistro. The burger features two patties, topped with American cheese, crunchy pickles, onion and special sauce on a brioche bun. (Courtesy Le Diplomate)
Osteria Morini Osteria Morini’s White Label burger is made of dry-aged beef, pancetta, scarmorza, pickled cucumber and a fried egg. (Courtesy Nycci Nellis)
Here's a run-down of her top picks for where you can find the best burgers in the D.C. area.  (Courtesy Bourbon Steak)

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