A to Z-Burger: 5 Best Burgers in Tenleytown Restaurants

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In the mood for a burger? These top Tenleytown restaurants have you covered.

And no, we’re not just talking about Z-Burger, the most recognizable business name in Tenleytown. The biggest thing you’ll notice about these burgers? DC-ites love burger diversity. There’s everything from a burger made from chickpeas (the Haight-Ashbury burger) to burgers glazed in whiskey (Irish Whiskey burger).

If you’re not in Tenleytown now, you’ll want to be here after reading. Happy burger hunting!

Build Your Own Burger at Z-Burger Tenleytown

[Directions from Tenley View to Z Burger Tenleytown]

Take a break from the In-N-Out vs. Shake Shack vs. Five Guys debates and head to Z-Burger. This is a DC staple spot for the tastiest All-American burgers and shakes, and they’ve been featured on everything from The History Channel to The Wall Street Journal.

Plenty of people rave about the malt-vinegar topped fries, thick, rich shakes, and friendly staff, but the thing that really sets Z-Burger apart is their free topping policy.

Irish Whiskey Burger at Kitty O’Shea’s DC

[Directions from Tenley View to Kitty O’Shea’s DC]

If you’re not getting the excellent Guinness stew, you must try the Irish Whiskey Burger. Or just get both. Sink your teeth into 8 ounces of ground Angus Steak, glazed in a house whiskey mesquite sauce and smothered in cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles. You can choose between fries, chips, or a side salad. (Hint: Fries. Every day, all day.)

The Cajun Burger at Tenley Bar & Grill

[Directions from Tenley View to Tenley Bar & Grill]

This Tenleytown gastropub sports bar hybrid has our hearts, especially when a Cajun Burger is on the table. The menu is full of mouthwatering options, but this particular option is brimming with flavor—a spicy Cajun seasoned grass-fed black Angus beef burger with crispy onions, creamy ranch, and peppery jack cheese. If this sounds like a commercial, we’re sorry. We couldn’t help it. Side note: try the Rosemary Tater Tots or Crispy Mac and Cheese Bites on the side.

Haight-Ashbury (Veggie) Burger at Burger Tap & Shake

[Directions from Tenley View to Burger Tap & Shake]

If you’re not the meat-eating type, head to Burger Tap and Shake for a delectable Haight-Ashbury veggie burger. It’s not your usual meatless patty; it’s a crunchy falafel patty with a cilantro mint sauce, pickled veggies, and feta cheese. Technically, this would be considered a falafel sandwich, but the homemade soft buns make it a stellar burger.

Spanish Burger at Bread & Salt

[Directions from Tenley View to Bread & Salt]

Bread and Salt’s Spanish Burger might be the best thing on this menu. We know that’s a bold statement, but it’s pretty close to true. It’s an 80% ground beef and 20% chorizo mix, served with cilantro, onions, pepper jack cheese, tomato, and a side of yummy salsa. You can’t go wrong with the Spanish Burger!
Hungry yet? What are you waiting for? Head to one of the best burger restaurants in Tenleytown, DC. And if you’re looking for an apartment that’s close to everything in this much-beloved DC neighborhood, get in touch with us today at Tenley View!

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