Is This Washington D.C.’s Best Burger?

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By our calculations, the customizable burger at Thunder Burger is the best D.C. has to offer.

The Daily Meal recently published our 101 Best Burgers in America for 2014, and in order to compile our ranking, we assembled a list of nearly 200 burgers from all across the country, from Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Hillsboro, Oregon. We then divided these burgers by region, and compiled a survey that was taken by a panel of 50 noted food writers, journalists, bloggers, and culinary authorities from across the country, asking them to vote for their favorites; limited, of course, to the ones that they’d tried. We tallied the results, and published the 101 stellar American burgers with the most votes.

Located in Georgetown, Thunder Burger is a gourmet burger establishment offering one of the best customizable burger experiences in the country. A "Thunder Burger" order will give you your base of a beef patty, which you can customize with an endless array of add-ons, including basics like grilled red onion and jalapeño. If you're looking to go next-level, get creative with toppings like pineapple salsa, triple-cream bBrie, pulled pork, foie gras, and, well, the list goes on. This burger ranked #82 on our list, beating out the only other representative from the city, Farmers Fishers Bakers’ Bacon-Onion Blue Cheeseburger, which came in at #84.


Kate Kolenda is the Restaurant/City Guide Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @BeefWerky and @theconversant.