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Burger 7 Opens on Lee Highway

by ARLnow.com November 15, 2012 at 11:50 am 10,372 138 Comments


A new burger eatery has opened in Arlington.

Burger 7, at 2515 Lee Highway, opened its doors to the public yesterday. It is open today and will celebrate its “grand opening” tomorrow (Friday) with a 2-for-1 burger deal.

Burger 7 is a new local burger chain, touting itself as “committed to bringing you a quality, juicy burger.”

“Our special proprietary blend is 100% certified Natural Angus Beef, ground right here each day,” according to the restaurant’s web site. “Our cattle are only fed a high quality vegetarian diet and we are proud our cattle are [humanely] raised and tracked from their birth. They are never given hormones or antibiotics, no fillers or artificial ingredients.”

In addition to beef, turkey and vegan burgers, the eatery offers fresh-cut olive oil french fries, all-beef hot dogs, and hand-dipped milkshakes. Other menu items include sweet potato fries, onion rings and a salad.

Burger 7 has locations and planned locations in Tysons Corner, Alexandria and Falls Church. The Arlington location, situated next to a 7-Eleven Store off of Lee Highway, will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Photo (top, right) via Facebook

  • Venn Diagram

    “humanly raised”

    Does this mean the cows have gold-plated aquatics centers and trolleys and lavish parks for their dogs?

    • We’ll go ahead and fix that one for them.

      • Jack Tors

        Oh how I miss Rita’s Place, which used to be there about 12 years ago. Best Gyros in the area, bar none. Bring it back!

    • intThatAShotInTheHead

      well I guess the fox isn’t in charge of the cow humans are … even better if they were humanely raised until there untimely demise, of course. Are they also humanely killed?

      All I keep seeing right now is Anton Chigurh with his cattle gun in No Country For Old Men.

    • SHLady


    • Mike

      I’m more concerned about the claim that their cattle are “tracked from their birth.” With what, implanted micro chips? Maybe tiny video cameras? Sounds like cow stalking — creepy!

      • nom de guerre

        FBI-Federal Bovine Investigators

    • charles

      Ya’ll who eat meat get what you deserve. No, it’s not about karma or kindness, it’s about believing what the beef council lobbyists want you to believe that beef is healthy in the long term.

      • Venn Diagram

        I can state with absolute certainty that I am *MUCH* healthier than the cows (pigs, chickens and fish) I have eaten in the past.
        I can also state (from complaints received from others) that *YOU* are much healthier than having me eat more beans/tofu/legumes. My methane is toxic.
        To each his own.

    • Lisa

      Much better than Five Guys and BGR…. and easy parking!

  • P. Monroe

    It’s a cursed Arlington location next to that 7-Eleven. I give ’em 18 months.
    Good luck, though.

    Information for Life.

    • Russ

      It really is, but to be fair the last two businesses that were in that spot were a fortune teller and a kabob restaurant that seemed to have no clue how to make itself a desirable place to eat. As boring as yet another burger place is at least they seem to understand basic presentation.

      • LookinGood

        True dat. At lest that redid the outside and changed the mud hill in front to an inviting stone stairway. Hope that it’ll do it for ’em.

      • P. Monroe

        Oh, that location’s curse goes MUCH farther back than the fortune teller–and I’m not even counting the times it has been a temporary political HQ.
        Other cursed Arlington Sites:
        – Asian Kitchen on Lee Hwy (old Pizza Hut)
        – the old CVS/Tara Thai location at the corner of Wash. Blvd. and
        10th St N. (Remember the old minigolf course?)

        • karzai

          The Washington Blvd site surely was cursed, but it is now the beautiful Garfield Park apartment building. The glass frontage on the ground level is striking – a highly welcome addition to the neighborhood and a definite departure from a lot of the copycat architecture we’ve gotten recently. Hopefully they will get some innovative and diverse retail there that will add to that part of Clarendon’s repertoire.

        • Ziv

          I used to drink beer at Rita’s back in the day. They had good prices on cold pitchers of beer and the crowd was fairly down to earth and friendly. It seems like Rita’s did all right there for quite a few years, so it had at least one tenant that ‘succeeded’ at some level. I can’t remember ever eating anything there, though I am pretty sure we did.

          • Jack Tors

            It was an old school joint, and did fine up until A town got all high-end. Oh how I miss those Gyros. Did I mention they had incredible Gyros?

    • charles


      • Tabby_TwoTone


  • so much originality in arlington. “gourmet” burger place here, froyo place there multiplied by 100.

    • Deadite

      So much originality in your comment.

      • Rin Tin Tin

        Leave the Pup alone…..grrrrrrrr

  • Not Me

    5 Guys, The Burger Joint, Elevation Burger, SmashBurger, Johnny Rockets, Ray’s Hell Burger, Wiinky’s, (McDo, BK, Wendy)…. beat you to it.

    • Dont Forget

      Don’t forget Z burger on Wilson Blvd. when it opens in 2053.

      • SoArl

        And Big Buns, not to mention all the other restaurants that half half price burger days

      • Ballston

        Where’s the Johnny Rockets?

        • PL25rd

          Pentagon City mall

        • Not Me

          Shirlington as well.

        • Jack Tors

          Johnny Rockets is a rat infested hole. Do your best to avoid.

    • Mick

      You forgot BGR. But we lost BRGR Shack so there’s no net gain of burger places here. This new one isn’t just a burger joint though, it’s a burger “eatery”.

      • WD

        BGR = The Burger Joint

  • B22201

    How did I know that someone would have already commented on how long it would last?

    Speaking of places lasting. . . has anyone gone to the tea/foot massage place yet? I drove past yesterday. . . it was empty. :’-(

    • NoVapologist

      Haven’t been to the tea place but I have been to the Subway a couple of doors down a few times. Each time, I was the only non-employee in the store.

    • looks good

      I’ve visited, and the tea is fantastic. I tried a couple things on the menu which were good (nothing uber hearty, but tasty snacks). I didn’t get a foot massage, however.

    • NY22

      Yes I’ve been a few times and every seat has been taken. It’s doing pretty well actually

  • Roycroft

    Sounds good to me. I will give them a try. I like the idea of humanly raised beef.

    • YTK

      This sounds like a well-thought-out place. I too will visit.

  • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

    I will try this place out tomorrow night and post back. Sweet potato fries make it worthwhile.

    • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

      Went to score the 2 for 1 and sweet potato fries. Joint was packed. Line out the door, no seats available. The lovely date didn’t want to wait-
      We’ll try again on a non coupon day

  • CW

    To the people saying there are too many burger places – not everyone necessarily wants to get in the car every time they want to go somewhere. I live north of Lee Highway and if you draw a radius this will be the closest restaurant to me by a half mile or so. Me and a couple thousand other people. So no, it’s not trivial.

    • newty25

      Too many, unexciting, “we’ve got fresh meat” burger places in Arlington.

      Personally, I’d rather eat a cheese whooper, heavy all.

  • Clarencourt Neighbor

    I live in the neighborhood and definitely plan on checking this place out and frequenting it for my burger needs, rather than trekking to Clarendon. I reallly appreciate what they put into the business (renovating the place, creating a nice facade) – its very good for the neighborhood and will hopefully spur similar re-development of existing properties (a-hem, Bergmann’s, Auto Liberty of Arlington…) Frankly, I am hopeful that this place will do well. There are a few thousand people in apartments and condos within a 3 block radius, and this is basically the only food option; plus, they offer halal meat, and to my understanding it is rare to find halal burgers.

    • Clarencourt Neighbor

      I should clarify that, per Yelp, the Route 7 location offers halal meat. I’m not sure about this location. It is owned by the same folks who operate Tarbouch down the street and Tarbouch has done quite well in their location, I believe.

    • newty25

      They do offer halal burgers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone out looking for halal burgers… never.

  • Malaka

    “hand-dipped milkshakes” – not sure I want them dipping their hands in my milkshake 🙁

    • Josh S

      Haven’t you noticed? For newly opening restaurants, there is no such thing as a “milkshake” – it’s now “hand-dipped milkshake.” Give it a year or two and the word “milkshake” will disappear from the dictionary.

  • John Fontain

    ARLnow – Thanks for the article. I may just have to take them up on the 241 offer.

    Burger 7 – Welcome to town. The store looks great and it is definitely an improvement over what’s been there before. We are fortunate to be on the receiving end of development like this. Good luck.

  • drax

    “A new burger eatery has opened in Arlington.”

    It must get getting hard to write this stuff straight. I’ll bet Scott was tempted to write “Oh, good, yet another burger eatery has opened in Arlington.”

    • Josh S

      What I don’t understand is why write “eatery.” Just because they call themselves an “eatery” in the press release doesn’t mean you have to repeat the marketing idiocy. We have had a perfectly good word for decades, if not longer – it’s a restaurant. A hamburger restaurant opened. Same information with none of the pretentious BS. Boom.

  • Elle K

    The seating shown in that picture will keep me away. Bar height tables with backless stools are not comfortable. That arrangement also discourages families with children (I know that’s a plus to some.)

    • CW

      Oh darn, there won’t be screaming brats blowing snot all over my food.

      • SteamboatWillie

        Grow up.

        • newty25

          I actually think being grown up is exactly what he was highlighting.

      • Captain_Obvious

        Does that normally happen ? Screaming and blowing snot at the same time is quite difficult.

        • CW

          You must not have spent much time at the “family friendly” restaurants around here. They can do that, and more.

          • Captain_Obvious

            I guess not, as mine are way to young to take out. But I have done take-out at plenty of restaurants and never seen anything you speak of. You people totally exaggerate the kids in restaurants crap. Adults act pretty classless in restaurants too…maybe their parents never took them out to restaurants and now this is what you get…full circle.

          • CW

            It’s not either or. I don’t like adults running around screaming or carrying on, and I don’t like kids doing it either.

          • Captain_Obvious

            So why go out at all ? Adults are rude in restaurants and, surprise, kids act like kids.

          • CW

            I frequent places where, generally, that kind of behavior isn’t exhibited. Isn’t that exactly the point of my first post?

          • Captain_Obvious

            no, the point of your first post was to bring up kids in restaurants so you can look superior and lump all kids into one group.

          • CW

            Oh RIGHT…I completely forgot…I was posting about that so I could feel powerful and good about myself, NOT AT ALL because I enjoy going out to dinner at places where I am not bothered by screaming, throwing of food, people running around, pushing on my chair…thanks for reminding me that it’s all just a big ploy to substantiate my grandiose ego.

          • Captain_Obvious

            just be honest, you know you are exaggerating. You act like you see this every time you go out and its the majority of kids you see.

          • Dave

            I find it amusing that someone named Captain Obvious is jumping to conclusions and over generalizing someone’s statements.

          • Josh S

            I agree with Capt Obvious in this case.

      • YTK

        YAAAAAY!!!! I second that exclamation!!!!

        • YTK

          This got in the wrong sequence– i was applauding the thought of the lack of screaming brats blowing snot all over the place. Snot bad at all.

      • Quoth the Raven

        Gotta love folks who refer to all kids as “brats”. FYI, most kids don’t scream in restaurants, and they don’t blow snot all over anyone’s food.

        Unless you’re referring to a typical drunken Clarendouche, in which case I agree – they are screaming brats.

        • CW

          Why do I care about “most”? Would it be cool if “most” people weren’t axe murderers? A few can, and always are enough to, ruin the whole thing. Yes, I have regularly seen the behaviors i describe. Try to going to district taco sometime. And the discussion wasn’t about people in Clarendon bars, it was about kids.

          • Captain_Obvious

            What ? Axe murderers ? Horrible comparison. And no you haven’t regularly seen the behaviors you describe, you’re exaggerating. If it bothers you so much, how about go at times when kids won’t be there?…like mid-day weekdays or night time. Or its better to just complain on a public forum instead of going at a different time ?

          • CW

            Ahh, nothing like logical fallacies.

            Argument #1: “Your anecdotal accounts are patently false, as clearly proven by my unsubstantiated anecdotal accounts”.

            Argument #2: “If you don’t like annoying, asocial, obnoxious behavior, why don’t YOU just stop going out and trying to live your life. And don’t you dare speak up about disliking these behaviors.”

            So if there was a time when I told you all the drivers on the road would be drunk and running red lights, should I just tell you that you should stay home during those periods?

            You, sir, are a true genius.

          • Captain_Obvious

            #1. ok, comparing a child’s behavior to a felony crime…do you really need something substantiated? Of course not, its totally silly.

            #2. deal with it, or don’t go there. exactly, you got it.



          • CW

            #1 didn’t have to do with the felony crime, you stated “And no you haven’t regularly seen the behaviors you describe” in response to my description of “screaming” and the blowing of snot.

          • CW

            I will also be sure to save “deal with it or don’t go there” as a nice little gem to use any time you complain about anything.

            Too many murders? Tax rates too high? Don’t like the trolley? Deal with it.

          • Captain_Obvious

            right, cause you are blowing it out of proportion. I seriously doubt a kid was ever close enough to you to blow snot on you or your food…makes a good story, I guess.

          • Captain_Obvious

            I don’t come on here complain about trivial crap. I have complained about arlingtonians wanting to spend $ on anything and everything, but that’s for another post.

          • CW

            And I am an Arlingtonian who saves his money for things he likes, and is upset when those experiences are ruined by the behavior of others. How is that any more or less “trivial” than the manner in which your tax dollars are spent?

          • Quoth the Raven

            I go to DT all the time, and I bring my kids. I’ve NEVER seen the behavior you describe. But hey, if you have, that’s too bad. I’m not saying all kids are perfect – far from it. But based on some bad behavior it’s ridiculous to call all kids “brats” and even more ridiculous to make up some story about them blowing snot on your food. Did that ever actually happen to you? I sincerely doubt it.

          • NoVapologist

            I too go to District Taco all the time and have never witnessed food being thrown, running children, chairs being banged into, screaming, or snot blowing.

          • newty25

            Mama always said that if you don’t see the problem, you’re part of the problem.

          • Hattie McDaniel

            I know dat’s right.

          • YTK

            i have never murdered an axe.

      • drax

        I’m sure you were a model child. CW.

        • CW

          No, no one was, but my parents put me quickly in my place when i pulled the kind of crap that i see go on unrestrained for long periods of time around here while the parents look on, thinking it is cute.

          • Captain_Obvious

            how do you know? Does your memory go all the way back to when you were 2-3 years old ? Again, the kind of crap you see is in the minority compared to other kids. How bout next time, instead of focusing on the negative, why don’t you try to count the # of kids behaving civilized ??

          • CW

            Can I take that quote and apply it to any future discussion you may have of criminals? After all, the vast majority of people are civilized.

          • Captain_Obvious

            again, criminals and child behavior doesn’t compare. Don’t know how to explain that further.

          • CW

            Look up “logic”.

          • SteamboatWillie

            So through CW’s tortured maze of mindless drivel, I lost track of whether he/she plans to check out this place. I hope my kids are there and on their worst behavior if and when CW decides to grace the public with his/her presence.

            Bonus points if one of the kids has a head cold and is projectile snotting across the joint. This has never happened, but a guy can dream.

          • CW

            Right, so it is “mindless drivel” that I like to enjoy my food without being bothered by others yelling, running around, jumping up and down, throwing things, etc.

            Can you tell me what you do in your spare time – dining, going to shows, shopping, outdoor activities, etc. – and when and where you will be performing them so I can be there and perform the sorts of behaviors that you are suggesting to be completely acceptable?

            It is amazing how people will try to turn around the most straightforward things and turn a nuisance into a benefit and a perfectly reasonable request into some sort of “mindless”, irrational statement.

          • SteamboatWillie

            An adult(?) promising to engage in a local public tour of acting out his/her falsely exaggerated interpretation of errant toddlers? Sign me up to see that performance art.

            I guess that means that Thanksgiving reminds us all to be grateful for one of the unintended benefits of living in a free society – people such as you offering to make public jackasses of themselves. Your postings on this thread have you off to a rousing start.

          • CW

            No, it’s called logic or a thought experiment, but apparently you are not capable of understanding that. Let me try to walk through it.

            1 – Uncontrolled children act out in a disruptive manner.
            2 – I state that I do not like this disruptive behavior which ruins an experience for which I am paying.
            3 – You rush to the defense of this asocial, disruptive behavior, attack me personally, and promise to have your children perform the behavior which I have stated to be disruptive.
            4 – I offer an opportunity for you to stand up for your supposed beliefs, which is to say that, if you truly believe these behaviors to be acceptable, you yourself will tolerate them.

            The fact that I am arguing a clear logical path and you are automatically reverting to ad hominem attacks, quips about my potential age, distracting references to the meaning of Thanksgiving, and curse words might lead to a different determination of who is being a “jackass” than that which you have offered.

          • SteamboatWillie

            Aren’t we quite full of ourselves with our condescending tone masked in a veritable “word of the day” explosion exercise? Let me kiss the hem of the easily distracted resident logician, and offer thanks for a generous offer to “stand up” for my beliefs. You are a wise and gracious soul. All who disagree with you are your mental subordinates.

            And jackass is now a curse word? Not only are you an adult, you must be 212 years old. And a real blast to be around in person.

            Please proceed apace.

          • CW

            I could have guessed that response. An attempt to argue like an adult gets met with accusations of being an elitist. Never heard that one before. Worked out well for Scott Brown, didn’t it?

            Proceed as well, continuing to defend obnoxious behavior. I’m sure you’re not taking this stance because your kids act this way, are you?

          • SteamboatWillie

            Yes, nothing screams arguing like an adult more than a keyboard warrior repeatedly insisting that others are incapable of understanding his/her application of logic.

            As that seems to be your go to move, I’ll just type a word or two in response going forward and you can deign to share your wisdom in prose with us all. That saves me the time and energy of typing and it furthers your platform as today’s smartest Internet person. Deal?

          • CW

            I’m just trying to get at why you’re defending this sort of behavior? What’s in it for you? The only thing I can think of would be that you have kids that act this way and you’re trying to validate it.

          • SteamboatWillie

            If that’s the only thing you can think of, you aren’t nearly as smart as you’ve tried so hard to convince everyone you are.

            If disruptive children in restaurants bother you this much, try going to dinner after 7:30. I know this might blow some minds, but young children tend to be less visible in public after their bedtimes. Oh no, did I just use logic? I’m new at this.

          • CW

            Ok, name another reason why you’re defending the behaviors of disruptive children?

            And again, haven’t we already been over the fact that reasonable people shouldn’t have to adjust their lifestyles to accomodate the disruptive behavior of others?

          • Quoth the Raven

            Your original post (that started all this) said that there were “screaming brats blowing snot all over my food”.

            Did that actually happen, or did you make it up? Because that’s pretty specific, but now you’re talking about “disruptive” behavior. Being disruptive is a far cry from actually blowing snot on your foot, isn’t it?

          • CW

            Yes, that has happened, and was a one-line exemplification of a greater subset of disruptive behavior.

            But it’s all good. The parents in the crowd are chiming in to defend this, and I know I’m not going to change anyone’s mind. I’m headed back over to the bum-pee article…I hope they post photos soon.

          • SteamboatWillie

            I’m not defending disruptive children. I sarcastically suggested that I would bring my kids to do all sorts of things that you had described earlier because you were being dramatic and exaggerating.

            If you don’t want to be around loud kids, you can adjust your schedule, deal with it, or rant on a message board about this rampant national crisis. All of us adjust our lifestyles for various reasons, so if you think whining here is going to change this loud child problem that you have diagnosed, then you are incredibly naive.

            Others pointed out that they haven’t seen the exaggerated version of behavior that you described, and I would concur with their observations. Complaining about kids at a family friendly restaurant is akin to bleating about drunks at a bar or loud music at a street festival.

            As to why I, like Capt. Obvious, challenged your postings, I found your tone on this thread to have been obnoxious and condescending. And I thought your taking a gratuitous swipe at District Taco was asinine.

            I’ve met the owner of DT through a mutual friend, and he’s a hardworking, family guy who has built a solid business that is a contributor to the Arlington community. I thought you were out of line, so I was pointing out how ridiculous you were making yourself seem.

            Maybe you’re a nice person in real life who is just having a grumpy morning.

          • CW

            Ok, this is reasonable then, thanks. I chose the latter – to rant on a message board. What else are they for?

            I love DT and it is a great local business. This is part of the reason why I pointed out the kid issue. It’s literally the only thing that ever disrupts my experience there, as the food and service are great. This is not at all of the owner’s doing and there was nothing whatsoever intended to be aimed at him.

    • YTK

      I kinda LIKE those squuuoooshy sugar cube stools, I don’t need to have my back embraced while my mouth is embracing a juicy burger.

  • Dr Seuss

    It was great! Welcome to the neighborhood, B7!

    The staff seemed relieved to finally be serving customers, the food was fresh, and the manager (Moe) checked in on us and took our trays. Seating is plentiful, service was quick, and you can’t beat that location if you ask the residents nearby 😉

    Recommend! Two thumbs up! And I’m certainly taking them up on a two-for-one burger special tomorrow!

  • 53%er

    Look at all that wasted space on the parking lot! Quick, ram the permits through the county and build a 20 story McBuilding.

    • Clarencourt Neighbor

      I wish they would!

  • SteamboatWillie

    Good Luck Burger 7. I’ve been watching the progress of the location as I commute to and from work. I didn’t realize that this place was owned by the Tarbouch team. That’s a good sign.

    I’ve never had a Halal burger that I know of, but now I’m interested in trying one.

    • arglebargle

      Halal is just how they kill the cow. Doesn’t change the burger at all from a non Halal burger. Unless you are muslim you won’t notice any difference.

  • R

    I have always found that parking lot really inconvenient to get to when I have needed to go to 7-11. If you are going north on Lee Hwy, there is no entrance coming that way and then there is no u-turn at the next intersection at N Adams. When leaving the parking lot you can’t get on Lee Hwy north and there is no u-turn at the intersection right there at N. Cleveland. Just something that always bothers me and I find a pain in the rear with the 7-11 there and tend to skip it unless I am coming from DC and continuing south on Lee Hwy.

    • 53%er

      Isn’t that stretch of LH more E/W than N/S?

      • Dr Seuss

        Yes. Almost exactly, in fact.

      • Obligatory Fact Checker

        Thanks for your astute observation, but Route 29 (which covers 248 miles from the North Carolina border at the city of Danville to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C.) is in fact a North/South road as it is part of the US Highway system and as is established in that system North-South roads are assigned odd numbers and East-West roads are assigned even numbers. So while at any given point the geographic direction of the road might be east or west, it is still under our highway system considered a north-south road. So the original poster R is absolutely correct in saying North or South on 29 and you are incorrect. Thanks for trying. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

        • vicar

          Guessin you’re really popular with the ladies/men/both.

          • Dave

            Silly pendants like that think everything is defined by something they read in a book, without the ability to acknowledge that you can in fact be heading directly east or west on 29. They also get lost a lot because of that.

          • Obligatory Fact Checker

            Though the Obligatory Fact Checker is also awarded no points for his mispelling of information.

          • SteamboatWillie

            Did you mean misspelling? Looks as if the fact checker needs a spell check

          • Obligatory Fact Checker

            Thank you, I will confirm as the fact checker that you are correct in that statement, sarcastic as it may have been. I have always enjoyed success with the ladies, though I do like to consider myself a bit of an a-hole. Congratulations on your correct statement and I wish you much future success.

    • MG

      I agree. I checked it out on Friday and loved the place. I’ll definitely be back. But I live in Cherrydale and it’s a bear to get over there. Driving east, you have to drive into the parking lot of an apartment building and turn around.

  • Really?

    Sheriff Gonna Getcha: who would you say have the best SPF in town? tks!

    • Malaka

      Neutrogena – they have 100 SPF

  • Wiz

    Olive oil is NOT good for deep frying. Smoke point is too low.

    • Khalifa

      Not true – EVOO maybe, but there are grades that are better for frying.

    • WD

      Works just fine for Elevation Burger.

      • Wesley

        Not in my opinion.

  • Sam

    If only they served chicken as well!!!

  • Delicious

    I’ve eaten at the Tysons location many times and I am a big fan. Favorite parts being the way they toast the buns (just a tiny bit of crispiness) and the olive oil fries.

    Not sure if it’s still the case, but they used to be one of the more reasonably priced “gourmet” burger joints, about $10-11 for a burger, drink + fries.

  • JMB

    IMO the chain has really gone downhill since Burger 4.

  • HEP

    Went their today for lunch, it was descent not great, won’t go back.

    • Decent

      How far down did you go?

  • NoVapologist

    I stopped at the new Burger 7 this evening. The price was decent and the fries were good, but the burger was disappointing. The meat was good, but the bun was not up to the task – it fell apart. The toppings were very skimpy. The lettuce was limp and soggy; I couldn’t taste the tomato at all; the pickles were flavorless. The real turn-off was that Burger 7 only offers facon (aka turkey bacon). And no coffee milkshakes.

    I will stick with Elevation.

    • CW

      If they are halal then turkey bacon makes sense…

    • Glebe Roader

      Thanks for your review.

    • Quoth the Raven

      The burger/bun problem you describe is all too common, and I just don’t get it. Why would a restaurant would go to the trouble of cooking up a tasty burger and then put it on a crappy bun? Why?!?!? How hard is it to ensure that your bun is appropriately sized and sturdy enough to accomodate the burger?

  • Wait. They have turkey bacon listed as a topping but not real bacon? I already hate them.

  • Tom Smart

    Visited last night. Burger was juicy with very good flavor but it was on the small elevation hamburger size, as in small. small in diameter as well as small in thickness. perhaps twice the thickness of a McDonald’s hamburger. The fries were pile high but stone cold. The shake was quite good. Re: the sitting. Very uncomfortable, both the interior seating areas as well as the wall seating. Bottom line: Staff friendly, burgers good but small, forge the fries unless you can get them to make them for you fresh and always order take out. Second Bottom Line: BGR easily trumps this place in both the hamburger size and juiciness and seating comfort. Shakes are about equal. And I don’t know about the fries as I’ve never had any at BGR. But I suspect they cook them fresh. Would I return to Burger 7? No, not likely. Don’t be fooled by the cuteness of the place in the photos.

  • TJ

    Visited last night at 8:30 and was turned away. They claimed to be completely out of food. I am not impressed.

  • I went for opening night and both of my burgers (buy one get one free grand opening deal) were excellent!

  • “….If you don’t want to be around loud kids, you can adjust your schedule, deal with it, or rant on a message board about this rampant national crisis. All of us adjust our lifestyles for various reasons, so if you think whining here is going to change this loud child problem that you have diagnosed, then you are incredibly naive.
    Others pointed out that they haven’t seen the exaggerated version of behavior that you described, and I would concur with their observations. Complaining about kids at a family friendly restaurant is akin to bleating about drunks at a bar or loud music at a street festival….”
    I can solve the burger problem, go to Rays – he doesn’t suffer fools or load and obnoxious people, be they big or little. No kids menu.
    As for your second point, guess it depends on who gets to define the restaurant as kid friendly or family friendly. I would assume the owner, not the patron. Some opinions on the issue:

  • flyover_country

    Stopped by today at lunch to see what the deal was given the 135 comments this generated. Hamburger, fries, choc shake – $12.25. The hamburger reminded me of White Castle or the Krystal. There was a large portion of fires, exceeded only by the extra large portion of salt on them. The shake was OK, but at $4.89 it cost a dollar more than the hamburger. The interior looks bullet proof, so by all means bring the kids. However, my favorite was the fact they gave me one of those buzzer thingies to alert me when my order was ready – seemed a might excess given I was the only person there at 12:30ish. Good practice I guess. I’m sure Ray is quaking in his boots……


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