1. BGR: The Burger Joint1514 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
2. Shake Shack1216 18th St NW, Washington
3. Shake Shack800 F St NW, Washington
4. Satellite Room2047 9th St NW, Washington
5. Burger Tap & Shake2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington
6. Good Stuff Eatery303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington
BGR's got a delicious formula for creating a classic burger -- use prime, dry-aged beef and cook it to order over an open flame. That, or offer a 9lb behemoth that you have to order 48 hours in advance.
It's a widely known fact that Shake Shack flips some of the best burgers in the nation. It's a straightforward, near-perfect creation: a Black Angus beef patty topped with American cheese, tomato, lettuce, and "Shack Sauce," served on a grilled potato bun -- for $5. The burgers are the true stars here, but don't overlook their fries, dogs, and especially their shakes. It's in the name, after all.
The F St outpost of the tasty burger chain serves up the addicting burgers, dogs, shakes, and concretes you know and love.
This diner-bar has some classic American favorites with a Mexican flair. There's chorizo and potato hash, build-your-own burgers, and spiked shakes, like the Hollywood-inspired Vincent Vega, a creamy vanilla and Bulleit bourbon fusion that should become a routine nightcap.
A Washington Circle counter-orderer describing itself as "no-nonsense", BT&S eschews rubber chickens and flower lapels that shoot water at you in favor of rough-hewn reclaimed wood, a giant multi-color wall with George Washington's portrait (by noted urban street artist Jazi Rock), and tabletops made from sugarcane.
This family-run restaurant specializes in American fare done right, including handmade burgers, fries, and ice cream shakes. They also utilize biodegradable products whenever possible, and almost the whole restaurant was constructed from recycled materials.