Good Stuff Eatery
303 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Southeast, Capitol Hill
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 to 11.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Capitol South
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Coletti's Smokehouse burger; Blazin' Barn burger; turkey burger; Spike's Five Napkin burger; Uncle D's Chili n' Cheddar burger; toasted-marshmallow, black-and-white, and strawberry/soursop milkshakes.
Burgers, $5.49 to $7.69.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Spike Mendelsohn’s burger joints are full of signs boasting the origins of ingredients on offer. The ethos may be very much of this era, but the best burger here is pure 1950s diner: a chili-topped patty with sour cream and cheddar sauce, which melds magically with the toasted-marshmallow milkshake.
If your sensibilities run more modern, try the Blazin’ Barn, a bánh mì-inspired burger laden with pungent daikon as well as carrots, mint, and Thai basil.
Also good: Spike’s Sunnyside, with applewood-smoked bacon and a fried egg; the Prez Obama, with bacon, Roquefort, onion marmalade, and horseradish mayo; turkey burger.