Top 20 Burgers On The East Coast


1. Ben’s Chili Bowl, DC

1213 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009-4442
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After a 50 plus year journey, business is booming and the Ben’s brand is red hot. They have several delicious chili burgers including turkey and beef as well as regular and veggie burgers.

2. Texas Tavern, Roanoke, VA

114 W Church Ave, Roanoke, Virginia
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The Texas Tavern has been serving Roanoke for 84 years. Take one bite of their cheeseburger and you’ll see why.

3. {RA} Bistro, Lynchburg, VA

1344 Main St., Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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{RA} Bistro has a great selection of burgers to choose from, like their Crabby Patty: fresh ground Certified Angus Beef seasoned and chargrilled, topped with a bistro crab cake imperial!

4. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, Harrisonburg, VA

80 S. Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
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Check out The Cowboy Burger at Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint. It’s a tasty burger topped with BBQ sauce, Applewood smoke bacon and cheddar.
Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint offers over 100 craft beers and an award winning burger menu. They have beers from around the corner and from around the world. Let their highly trained staff guide you through an extensive menu.

5. Good Stuff Eatery, DC

303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003 | 3291 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007 | 2110 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
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Herein, where good people make good stuff, stands a restaurant committed to freshness, fellowship and friendliness: Good Stuff Eatery® – quite frankly, the best way for Capitol Hill and surrounding areas to enjoy handmade burgers, hand-cut fries and handspun ice cream shakes that’ll make you come back again and again.

6. Bill’s Bar & Burger, NYC, NY

16 W 51st St, New York | 22 9th Ave, New York | Marriott NY Financial Center, 85 West St, New York
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Bill’s began in New York City back in 2009, becoming an instant hit with both burger junkies and locals alike. They have a decent selection of burgers, with some interesting choices like The Greek Burger, the Tuscan Turkey Burger and the Grilled Shrimp Burger.

7. Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill, Blacksburg, VA

1470 S. Main Street, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill is a mouthful, but so are their burgers. It has an upscale dining room, sports bar, ice rail bar and several pool tables!

8. Boneshakers Sports Bar & Grill, Virginia Beach, VA

1297 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Good selection of half pound burgers, including the Knockout (“Black and Bleu” style), the Slugger, topped with a fried egg, cheddar and bacon) and the End Zone Patty Melt (w/ grilled onions, bacon and swiss on rye bread).
Boneshakers Sports Bar & Grill is a great place to sit down, relax and listen to live music on the deck. They offer a full service menu with some really awesome specials. All of their cooks are actual chefs and they’re allowed to be as creative as they want with the specials board. The staff is most definitely The Best at the Beach.

9. Heavy Seas Alehouse, Baltimore, MD

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1300 Bank St, Baltimore, MD 21231
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Smaller selection of burgers on the menu at Heavy Seas Alehouse, and they’ll run you a few bucks. But make no mistake, these burgers are heavy hitters and the menu even has recommended brews to go with your burger. Try the Flat Iron Burger, Arrrrrrr!

10. Burger Up, Nashville, TN

2901 12th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37204
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An ever-expanding array of Tennessee and surrounding area farms are represented on the Burger Up menu. Seasonally that number may fluctuate a bit. You have no idea how proud they are to encourage thoughtful consuming – it seeps in the minds and hearts of the kitchen staff and is lovingly translated to you. You could visit local Farmers’ Markets and recreate a vast majority of the menu.

11. The Abbey Burger Bistro, Baltimore, MD

1041 Marshall St, Baltimore, MD 21230
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With a great selection of burgers on the menu, The Abbey Burger Bistro has something for everyone. Of particular note are the Peanut Butter Burger, the Santa Fe Burger and the Bison Burger (shown above).

12. Big Burger Spot, Greensboro, NC

3750-A Battleground Avenue Greensboro, NC
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You can see from the picture, big burger is more than just a name. Their burgers are piled high with toppings.

13. M.L. Rose, Nashville, TN

2535 Franklin Pike, Nashville TN, 37204 | 4408 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
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Welcome to M.L.Rose! Formerly “The Melrose Pub” — The BEST Neighborhood Bar in Nashville. They offer Specialty Burgers made with amazing all natural beef (no hormones or antibiotics EVER!), a selection of over 80 beers, a large patio, great jukebox, and 10 HDTVs. Join them in their lively, relaxed atmosphere for Lunch & Dinner 7 days and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday ’til 3.

14. Citizen Burger Bar, Charlottesville, VA

212 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Citizen Burger Bar has amazing truffle fries, and big juicy, grass-fed burgers.

15. Retro’s Good Eats, Williamsburg, VA

435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Retro’s Good Eats is a classic American restaurant with hot dogs, chili, frozen custard and one fine burger.

16. Vivify Burger & Lounge, Fredericksburg, VA

314 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Vivify has some of the best burgers in FBurg, and at a great price. The service is quick so you can eat and get back to work in no time, or hangout on their rooftop bar for an extended lunch break. Make sure you have room for all the food, especially the big jake!

17. Second Street American Bistro, Williamsburg, VA

140 Second St, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Second Street American Bistro has several great burgers like Wagyu beef, pastrami and turkey.

18. Petey’s Burger, NYC, NY

46-46 Vernon Blvd,L I C NY 11101 | 30-17 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102
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Petey consumed so many burgers in college, he just had to start a place of his own. Single Double, Triple or Cajun Fire? The beast you’re looking at above is the Petey Melt.

19. 821 Cafe, Richmond, VA

825 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220
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People go to 821 Cafe specifically for their vegan burger, pictured above. However, that’s not all they have. Go try the Union Burger loaded with bacon, portabellos and onion rings or the Ultimate 1 lb. Burger, not for the week-stomached.

20. Blue Zucchini & Company, High Point, NC

1506 N Main St, High Point, North Carolina
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Blue Zucchini & Company’s Frenchie has Boursin cheese, portobella mushrooms, marinated tomatoes, fancy greens and dijon mustard.

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Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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