Foggy Bottom doesn’t have a lot of restaurants, but for some reason, it has a lot of burgers. And in the battle for the best one, BBP’s juicy patties absolutely crush BTS’s bland fingernail crust - sorry, we said it. Go on a weeknight when you don’t feel like cooking, choose from one of the many styles (we vouch for the LA burger’s avocado relish and the brunch burger’s fried egg), and make sure to get it “crunchified” with potato chips, for free. If you typically order your burgers medium rare, you might want to opt for medium as the burgers tend to be more underdone. Once you’re seated, don’t let the wheel of sauces intimidate you: you will try them all; you will only like the ketchup.
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Froggy Bottom Pub
Froggy Bottom is a mix of Vietnamese and bar food, and it’s surprisingly great for some low-key pho.
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A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
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Stoney’s On L
Stoney’s in Foggy Bottom has a good patio, a solid happy hour, and plenty of TV’s to watch the game on.
Beefsteak has things like beet burgers on the menu, but also rice bowls for the less health-crazed. Use it for a quick lunch in Foggy Bottom.
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