Duke’s Grocery, which draws its inspiration from the cafes and pubs throughout East London, offers one of the best burgers in D.C.: the Proper Burger. While the pub taps local farms for many of its ingredients, it sources the angus beef for this burger from the venerable Creekstone Farms in Kansas City. It’s topped with melted gouda, charred onions and dill pickles. The Thai sweet chili sauce and garlic aioli offer a nice balance of spicy and cool. You can also select an array of other accoutrements to add to your order—from the common (bacon, avocado) to the extravagant (white truffle oil, pate).
A thoroughly challenging (though very tasty) list to compile, the selection of the best burgers in DC takes us to some of the most delicious local eateries, serving all kinds of cheeseburgers, veggie burgers and hamburgers. After all, although the best hot dogs in DC, the best pizza in Washington DC and the best sushi in DC are perfectly acceptable (and delicious) meals, sometimes all you’re really craving is a carefully contructed patty.