Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Old Town
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BGR the Burger Joint - Old Town
Address: 106 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-299-9791
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
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.

Mark Bucher's burger chain isn't as big as Five Guys, but it's really taken off since its Bethesda flagship opened three years ago, popping up not just in DC and its suburbs but in Alabama and Florida. The big, juicy patties are crafted from dry-aged beef, grilled as ordered, and set on puffy brioche buns. We like them dressed the old-fashioned way, with cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and grilled onions, alongside a double chocolate shake and sweet-potato fries. The only caveat: You have to eat the burger fairly quickly or the bun will fall apart. If you're getting takeout, the sliders hold up much better.

Also good: Tuna burger with grilled pineapple; Greek-style lamb burger; Wellington burger with blue cheese and roasted mushrooms.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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