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1337 14th St. NW (Rhode Island Ave.) Send to Phone
DC's funkiest hamburger joint and a star at Logan Circle.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hamburger Mary's Restaurant Review

: In a part of town best known for its cultural cross-sections, this California import has opened up to bustling crowds who come for the scene as much as for the food. Stripped bare of any fineries except several overhead TVs tuned to pulsating disco videos, the restaurant offers a variety of seating options. Not surprisingly, the favored menu items are surely the famous Mary's burgers, served on your choice of bread with your choice of a side. We can recommend the Blue Boy Burger, an oversized portion brimming with blue cheese chunks and dressing and accented by crisped bacon. The side of fries seems redundant if you have foolishly started off with a half order of their chili cheese fries, a basket large enough for an army regiment and awash in melted cheese and chili. Other options include sandwiches with tuna, grilled chicken, ham, turkey, or a BLT---none resembles any combos you may have had elsewhere---and salads, soups, roast chicken, and a mini kid's menu round off the choices. And you'd better save room for dessert, like maybe the wedge of Snickers pie. We'd heard that the place fills up quickly, but management takes no reservations, so come early or plan to wait. Or check in on the Champagne Sunday brunch buffet with its spread of egg dishes, Hawaiian toast, and pancakes. Of course, as management points out, there's lots of Champagne and Bloody Marys---mornings and presumably on through the day.


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