United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. The Best Burgers in Washington, D.C. Written by Rachel Cooper Facebook Twitter Linkedin Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Rachel Cooper Updated 09/27/19 Share Pin Email Whether you prefer a plain patty on a bun or a fancy burger with the works, there are plenty of restaurants (as you would expect) in the Washington area that serve the all-American hamburger. But there are burgers, and then there are burgers...here are the best in the Capital Region. 01 of 07 Billy Goat Tavern vxla/Flickr View Map Address 500 New Jersey Ave NW #1, Washington, DC 20001, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-783-2123 Web Visit website Billy Goat Tavern is a renowned Chicago landmark best known for its breakfast and burgers. But you don't have to fly to the City of the Big Shoulders to experience one of its great burgers. You can get one right on New Jersey Avenue NW in the city. 02 of 07 BGR The Burger Joint justgrimes/Flickr View Map Address 1514 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-299-1071 Web Visit website As the name suggests, BGR serves a variety of burgers—prime beef, veggie, Cuban, Greek, and Burger of the Month, among many others. Go traditional all the way with a great shake or Coke or root beer float at this award-winning Washington burger joint. 03 of 07 Good Stuff Eatery Kim/Wikimedia Commons View Map Address 303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-543-8222 Web Visit website This family-owned business on Capitol Hill serves handcrafted burgers, hand-cut fries, handspun shakes and farm-fresh salads. You get the idea. All the burgers are made from farm-raised beef and free-range turkey. 04 of 07 Clyde's View Map Address 3236 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007-3615, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-333-9180 Web Visit website This Washington restaurant group owns 13 spots throughout the region. Each has a unique setting and menu featuring American favorites such as burgers, ribs, seafood, and salads. Clyde's in Georgetown is the original, and its exposed brick walls and upscale bar and grill atmosphere is a prime space in which to enjoy one of the best burgers in the area. Continue to 5 of 7 below. 05 of 07 Old Ebbitt Grill Tim1965/Wikimedia commons View Map Address 675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-347-4800 Web Visit website Old Ebbitt Grill dates back to 1856 and is the oldest saloon in Washington. This swanky Washington landmark is just blocks from the White House. The menu features upscale American cuisine that includes a wide variety of dishes, from burgers to several pasta choices and elegantly prepared seafood. 06 of 07 TKO Burger View Map Address 2350 Washington Pl NE, Washington, DC 20018, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-847-3540 Web Visit website TKO Burger, on Rhode Island Row, features old-fashioned burgers made of certified Angus beef. Its menu is almost entirely burgers (though not all are made of beef), and it features the Original TKO Burger, the Mac 'n' Cheese Burger, Southern Fried Green Tomato Burger, and the Jerk Burger, along with non-beef "burgers" like the Maryland Soft Shell Crab Burger, the Turkey Burger, and the Fried Chicken Burger. 07 of 07 Shake Shack m01229/Wikimedia Commons View Map Address 1216 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Get directions Phone +1 202-683-9921 Web Visit website This red-hot burger chain that hails from New York City has several locations in the Washington area, so no matter where you are, you're close to Shake Shack. The menu features Shake Shack classics that include its famous burgers, fries, and frozen custard. Burgers are made of 100 percent all-natural Angus beef. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The 11 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown Neighborhood Where to Get the Best Burgers in Miami Where to Find the Best Brunch in Washington, D.C. 16 Best Restaurants in New Orleans The 15 Best Restaurants in Oklahoma City 22 Historic Restaurants in Washington DC The 7 Best Washington, D.C. Hotels of 2021 Valentine's Day Dining Specials in Washington, DC The 16 Best Restaurants in Raleigh Where to Find the Best Burgers in Seattle The 10 Best Foods to Try in Serbia The Best Seafood Restaurants in Washington, D.C. 32 Great Penn Quarter Restaurants in Washington DC The Best Burgers in San Francisco The 15 Best Burgers to Eat in Brooklyn So Many Great Burgers, So Little Time!