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BGR the Burger Joint - Bethesda

4827 Fairmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

301-358-6137

Neighborhood: Bladensburg

Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted

Website: http://www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com/

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.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: BGR The Burger Joint

Great food, low prices, lots of fun.

Why go: To be reminded what a burger should be. Owner Mark Bucher minds the details—soft, buttered brioche bun, ripe tomatoes, naturally raised and dry-aged prime beef hand-ground daily and grilled.

What to get: Cheddar-bacon burger, simple and sublime; lobster burger (seasonal); lamb burger topped with feta and cucumber; thick-cut, beer-battered onion rings; sweet-potato fries.

Best for: A fun, inexpensive night out in Bethesda. Parents can groove to the ’80s soundtrack and memorabilia while providing a meal the whole family can agree on.

Insider tip: Bucher has fun with political scandals, so you’re likely to see such specials as the Eliot Spitzer, a patty with braised short ribs tucked inside and topped with horseradish sauce, and the Blagojevich Burger, capped with roast beef and horseradish.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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