WTOP TOP 10: Best Burger

July 29, 2019

Voting for the 2019 Top 10 Contest has ended. Winners will be announced on Monday, Aug. 12. Be sure to come back next year to nominate and vote for your favorite local businesses. 

WTOP readers and listeners nominated a number of local businesses serving great burgers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Review the finalists below and vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of the page.

Voting will close at 4 p.m. on  Aug. 9, and winners for all TOP 10 categories will be announced on Aug. 12.

Be sure to vote for our other TOP 10 categories: Best Pizza, Best Barbecue, Best Brewery, Best Brunch, Best Coffee Shop, Best Winery, Best Tacos, Best Bagels and Best Crabs.

Here are the TOP 10 Best Burger finalists: 

Five Guys
This fast-casual chain got its start in Northern Virginia in 1986 and now has locations throughout the U.S. 

Foster’s Grille
The Foster’s franchise started in Warrenton, Virginia in 1999. 

Elevation Burger
Organic and sustainable food is the focus at this Falls Church, Virginia-based franchise. 

MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers
Get a taste of MELT’s award-winning burgers at 525 East Market St. in Leesburg, Virginia. 

Social Burger
A locally owned burger restaurant at 350 Maple Ave. W, Vienna, Virginia.

Basic Burger
Burgers made with 100% Angus beef at 1101 S. Joyce St. in Arlington, Virginia. 

Duke’s Grocery
This D.C. restaurant has two locations, one in Dupont Circle and another (Duke’s Counter) near the National Zoo. 

The Burger Shack
A family-run restaurant with two locations in Chantilly, Virginia and Ashburn, Virginia. 

Good Stuff Eatery 
The Mendelsohn family opened the first location on Capitol Hill in 2008. 

The Salt Line
Seafood isn’t the only specialty at this Southeast D.C. restaurant.


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