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Cheap Eats 2010: BGR the Burger Joint— Old Town
100 great places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano, Kate Nerenberg
Comments () | Published June 10, 2010
Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats (2010)
BGR the Burger Joint - Old Town
Address: 106 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-299-9791
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Old Town , Alexandria
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: King St.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Cheddar-bacon burger; lobster burger (seasonal); lamb burger; sweet-potato fries; onion rings; flavor-of-the-month milkshakes, such as peach and chocolate-covered strawberry.
Price Details: Burgers, $7.98 to $14.99.

Why go: On Washington’s burger spectrum, which ranges from Five Guys to chef-designed patties, Mark Bucher’s creations fall squarely in the middle. They have pedigree—hand-ground, dry-aged beef; brioche buns; turkey cooked sous-vide—but the wonderfully messy sandwiches stay true to their short-order roots.

What to get: A basic cheeseburger with cheddar and rosemary-perfumed roasted bacon; a Greek-inspired lamb burger with tzatziki and feta; lobster burger (available late spring through summer); thin sweet-potato fries; beer-battered onion rings.

Best for: Discerning eaters looking to satisfy a fast-food craving.

Insider tip: Follow the Twitter feed (twitter.com/bgrburgerjoint) to learn about each month’s special burger and shake. Monday through Friday from 11 to 2, a Box Set lunch deal includes a basic burger, fries, and a soft drink for $8.99.

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