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! 


The Burger Shack

Since its opening, The Burger Shack has made quite a name for itself - 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 $12! They also now have locations in Alexandria and Loudoun County.


IZZI at Aslin Beer Company



If you are looking for the perfect smash burger, look no further than IZZI in Herndon! Variety for all burger lovers as they serve not just the classic smash burger, but also specialty options like the BLT and Cali. Pair your meal with a pint of beer at Aslin Beer Company and enjoy the best combination of flavors!


Social Burger


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Single patties. Double patties. Black bean 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


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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 Spicy Cowboy Burger with fried jalapeños, 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 in Springfield. 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) 


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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 Reston and Springfield, BGR is located on both sides of Fairfax County. 



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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 fried eggs on a burger excite you? Try "BEC." If you're a mushroom lover, their "SHROOMY" burger is topped with mushrooms and caramelized onions. With a location in Falls Church, 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 order the “Cowboy Brisket Burger” to see for yourself! Get ready to have your mind blown with this epic burger featuring Smoked Pulled BBQ Brisket, a fried egg, a Jalapeno Pimento Gouda cheese blend, and charred onions. Don't forget to grab a malted milkshake to make your classic combination complete on your visit to this Herndon spot.


The Capital Burger


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What's better than a cocktail? A cocktail pretending to be a milkshake! The Capital Burger at Reston Town Center 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! 

Big Buns

If you like big buns and you cannot lie, head over to Vienna, Reston, McLean, Fairfax, or Herndon to get a taste of Big Buns - a fun-casual restaurant specializing in good burgers, burger bowls, shakes, craft beer and booze. The menu is a balance of tradition and innovation, comprised of different styles of burgers from all over the world. With the simple goal of making guests happy, Big Buns serves made-to-order, crave-worthy burgers using only the highest quality ingredients.

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!