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Patch Voters Choose NoVa's Best Burgers

Patch readers across Northern Virginia cast more than 2,100 votes this week to choose their favorite local burger places.

The results of the first week of Best of Patch polling finished on Friday morning, and the big winner around the region was Five Guys Burgers and Fries, which was chosen by Patch readers as the best burger place in six area communities.

But Five Guys wasn't the only winner in this week's poll. Reston voters chose The Counter Burger as their favorite, Fredericksburg voters chose the local Otter House, and Leesburg chose Blue Ridge Grill its favorite.

Other restaurants in each town received many votes, glowing comments from fans and great reviews in the Patch Places directory.

In all, Patch readers across Northern Virginia posted more than 2,165 votes to choose the best burgers in their towns. Below is a summary of the winners and results of polls on Patch sites around the area. Please click on the links to see full results of each poll.

Leesburg:  won the first poll, collecting 50 percent of all votes with a total of 64. In all, 128 votes were cast in this week's survey.

• Ashburn: Congratulations to  for its win in the poll. Of the 144 people who voted, 60 (41 percent) voted for , which is located in the Ashburn Restaurant Park. 

• Herndon: In our first Best of Patch poll we wanted to know where you go when you're looking for the best burger in town. The choice was , with . 

• Reston: Congrats to  which Patch readers chose as their favorite spot for burgers in this week's "Best of Patch" poll. The Counter edged out  with 105 votes to 97 votes.  was third and came in a fourth. To see complete poll results, 

• Chantilly: Congratulations to , winner of the  competition!

• Centreville: Patch where their favorite place was to get a burger in the area, and the choice was clear: .

• Manassas and Manassas Park: After 130 votes, nine contestants and four days, five guys took the top spot. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, that is. With 34 percent of the 130 votes, it is the winner of our  contest.

• Woodbridge, Dale City and Lake Ridge-Occoquan: You cast your ballot in the  and with 40 percent of the vote swept the competition.

• Fredericksburg: Congrats to the , which Patch readers chose as their favorite restaurant for a burger in this week's "Best of Patch" poll.
Otter House beat out Hooters, F.W. Sullivans and Five Guys for the top spot. .

Barb Welsh March 04, 2012 at 12:41 PM
At 35 percent, doesn't seem as though Five Guys was as clear a winner in Herndon as the rest of the towns...would be nice to know the other places that followed closely too...
OldPugVA March 04, 2012 at 01:38 PM
What about the bowling alley off Balls Ford and 234? Been eating burgers there for years...
Timothy Mountcastle March 05, 2012 at 04:24 AM
hells burger in arlington blows them all away!
Kat DeMille March 05, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Five Guys is so GREASY!! If I am going to eat a burger I want to taste the burger not the grease. I would guess there was limited selection to choose from if there was chains in the selection since Five Guys was in each one.
Burger Bill March 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM
guess no one has had a burger or fries at BGR in sterling, probably is by far the best around next to Jimmy' Old Town Tavern in Herndon. Five guys is the worst if you appreciate a good burger.
Dusty Smith (Editor) March 05, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Well, we don't have a Patch in Sterling, so BGR wasn't in the running on any of our polls, but I'll definitely check them out. And hopefully so will a few other readers. Thanks for the comment.
Leslie Perales Loges (Editor) March 06, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Barb you can see the rest of the numbers if you click the link for the Herndon poll: http://herndon.patch.com/articles/best-of-patch-burgers
Leslie Perales Loges (Editor) March 06, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions in the comments everyone. The polls in the series include places within each Patch town (so within Herndon, Reston, Ashburn, etc.). Unfortunately we don't have a Patch in some of the places suggested (Haymarket, Sterling) so those places weren't included, but it's great to know about them!
Nancy Loughin March 06, 2012 at 03:38 PM
My favorite is still Glory Days "Glory" burger....it is fantastic, and not greasy.
Ann March 09, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Cheeburger Cheeburger in the Wegman's shopping center in Ashburn is by far better than Five Guys. Awesome onion rings too!
beth n August 19, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I will gladly drive to Fuddruckers for a good burger, 5 Guys bites it.

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