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National Hamburger Month: Best local burger joints

Tuesday - 5/20/2014, 4:19pm  ET

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Five Guys ranked on the list of the best local burger joints, according to Yelp. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

WASHINGTON -- Whether you like yours with lettuce and tomato, rare or of the veggie variety or slathered in ketchup, there are tons of different kinds of burgers to gobble up.

And May, also known as National Hamburger Month, is just to time to do it.

In honor of the burger bonanza, WTOP turned to a very unscientific place to find the top burgers in the area. We looked at online review site, Yelp to point out some of the best-rated local burger joints.

The No. 1 ranked burger restaurant is D.C.'s Fast Gourmet. Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, Maryland came in second and national favorite Five Guys Burgers and Fries rounded out the top 3.

Check out the full list of highest-rated burger restaurants, according to Yelp:

  1. Fast Gourmet -- 1400 W St NW in D.C.

  2. Quarry House Tavern -- 8401 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring

  3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries -- 6210 Quander Rd in Alexandria

  4. Bourbon Steak -- 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW in D.C.

  5. Ray's To The Third -- 1650 Wilson Blvd in Arlington

  6. Big Buns -- 4401 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington

  7. Ben's Chili Bowl -- 1213 U St NW in D.C.

  8. Matchbox 14th Street -- 1901 14th St NW in D.C.

  9. The Broiler -- 3601 Columbia Pike in Arlington

  10. DC9 Nighclub -- 1940 9th St NW in D.C.

WTOP removed duplicate Five Guys Burgers and Fries entries from the rankings. Yelp ranked three other Five Guys locations in the top 10 list.

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