The Best Foodie-Approved Local Burger Joints

There really isn’t a bad way to make a burger. You can go the classic route and prepare it with lettuce, tomato, red onion and a squirt of mustard. You can add jalapenos if you’re feeling spicy, or completely trash up the burger with guacamole, drippy aioli, bacon, a fried egg, or other sinful toppings.

And a good burger goes perfectly with hand-cut french fries, house-made potato chips, or a crunchy pickle spear.

Five Guys

48269 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, MD

This burger joint has a devoted following of eaters who love their classic takes on the burger.

BRGR The Burger Joint

4827 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD

Voted the best burger and burger patty by several local publications, it’s probably because of their devotion to the burger. Get yours packed with Cuban-spiced pork, Korean BBQ sauce, BRG mojo sauce, guacamole, bacon-onion marmalade or kimchi.

Bold Bite

4901-B Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD

There is a reason why their motto is “Eat Bold…Live Bold.” Bold Bite’s burgers are smoked and come with standard and classic combinations like fried eggs and aioli, guacamole and pico de gallo, or the standard LTO.


7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD

Silver classes up their grass-fed burgers, and tops them with pastrami and sunny eggs, aged Gruyere and house remoulade, and bacon.

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