Who doesn't love the mouthwatering flavor of a good ol' burger? America's favorite food has taken many different forms - whether it be the classic cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato or unconventional toppings such as fried eggs and guacamole. Regardless of your style, you're bound to meat your match at one of these top-rated Fairfax County restaurants. Their burgers will win your heart - and your tastebuds!
**Be sure to contact these restaurants directly for the latest information on dine-in, takeout, and delivery options, as well as hours of operation.**
The Burger Shack
In just five years since opening, The Burger Shack has made quite a name for themselves - snagging a Top 10 position in Tripadvisor's list of Best Burgers In Northern Virginia AND receiving a nomination for Best Burgers in the DMV from WTOP. Boasting a "feel of timeless Virginia history, along with some uniquely American flavors," the Burger Shack has become a local favorite for lunch and dinner dates. Plus, all their specialty burgers are under $10!
Dogfish Head Alehouse
If your perfect burger checklist has "wood-fired taste" on it, look no further than Dogfish Head Alehouse! Their wood-fired grill and fresh buns are the signature qualities of their gourmet burgers. All their "Dogfish Burgers" have a juicy, half-pound of meat! If you're looking for variety, each week they have a new "Burger of the Week" as well.
Single patties. Double patties. Blackbean patties. Fried chicken patties. Turkey patties. Patties galore! All-natural, local, no hormones, and dry-aged. Social Burger is a family-owned restaurant that proudly supports the Vienna community. Don't want the bun? They even sell "burger bowls!" Order your favorite selection, and top it off with one of their Banana Pudding Milkshakes. Yum!
The Auld Shebeen
The Auld Shebeen is Fairfax City's only authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, combining traditional Irish recipes with American cuisines. From the Guinness BBQ Double Cheeseburger topped with crispy pork belly and fried onions, to their Pepper Jack Burger with chipotle mayonnaise, they've got the burger game down pat. Rumor has it, you can't take your first bite without an audible "mmmm."
Mike's American Grill
If you lean more toward a classic burger, you'll love the grilled-to-perfection burgers at Mike's American Grill. Each one is made from juicy, flavorful, Certified Angus Beef and served with Great American Fries. Which one would you pick - cheddar, bacon, or Hickory BBQ?
Burgers Grilled Right (BGR)
If you have an adventurous palette, BGR is for you! Truffle infused burgers? Check. Bison burgers? Check. Lamb burgers? Check. Sushi-grade tuna steak burgers? Yep. With locations in Merrifield, Reston, and Springfield, BGR is located conveniently across Fairfax County. They're even waving delivery fees for Doordash and Uber Eats orders placed through their website and app.
If non-organic ingredients are a deal-breaker, you've come to the right place! Burger7 only serves 100% USDA Certified Organic Grass-fed Beef, in what they call their "Quality Stack" commitment. Does the idea of nachos on a burger excite you? Try "El Matador." If you're a macaroni and cheese lover, their "Mac" burger is topped with "mac n cheese bites!" There are certainly some unique selections at this spot!
Charred Wood Fired Oven & Craft Bar
For Charred, the creativity for hamburgers knows no bounds! Just look at the “Mac-Chi-Con” pictured above! Don't forget to grab a malted milkshake to make your classic combination complete.
The Capital Burger
What's better than a cocktail? A cocktail pretending to be a milkshake! The Capital Burger offers up "luxury burgers, spiked shakes, and world-class wines" - making it a revolutionary fine dining experience favoring bare hands over forks. Sounds good to me!
If you're looking to have a cozy night in with your burger, look no further than this one. Gee Burger is a takeout-only burger joint offering everything from little cheeseburgers to stacked patties galore! Definitely go for the Smokey Gee, topped with crispy shallots and hickory BBQ sauce!
Which local burger spots do you think should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments! Don't forget to tag us in your adventures on social media using #FXVA and @VisitFairfax. Happy eating!