Plan B Burger Bar - Washington DC

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So we had this Idea. That food can bring people together in a bunch of different ways. Neighbors with neighbors. Locals with local ingredients, and bourbon lovers with bourbon worth loving. In 2006, our idea became; B--Burgers--Beer--Bourbon. People come here to be here. They come for good beer, cool surroundings and one burger to rule them all. Gathering is what we do. B is where we do it. Good times, made locally.
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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but service was meh

MW
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous burger. Possibly best I’ve ever had. Service was good and the beer was hreat

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The fries came out cold and my date asked our server to heat them up, but the server made a face like “are you serious” and clearly thought it was a stupid request. But she ended up bringing out fresh fries so I guess it’s fine?

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Met with a friend for a belated birthday dinner. Waiter was quick to ask if I wanted a drink and checked in several times while I waited for my friend to arrive. Quick to take food orders after her arrival and the meal came fast and hot. I ordered the fish sandwich and it was amazing! Good low-key atmosphere and chill yet attentive waiters. Amazing food and even better brews. Would recommend.

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good burger and good bourbon selection

KG
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Danielle/Diane (? Sorry) was great. Will go back

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing burgers. Good beer and drink selection. Server was very polite. Definitely will return.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The burgers were really good & the service was quick. The fries were not hot, maybe because they serve a lot of customers. I actually ordered the fresh greens instead of fries but the waiter made a mistake so I didn’t get the greens. We would definitely recommend the burgers here if you want something different than the norm.

AR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Seemed like a great spot for happy hour, but that is only offered in the bar/lounge area. This was only really explained after a less than friendly hostess ran us to a table and tossed the menus down. It took awhile to get service with lots of wait staff walking by and not acknowledging us. When we did get service he wreaked of smoke and had a very strange affect. Nonetheless, the burger and brew were good. All in all I'd say a nice happy hour stop with some tourist trap vibes.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome burgers and bar selection

FF
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had no idea this place was here but very pleased to discover it! The burgers were scrumptious, the variety of fries and burgers and other offerings were also awesome. And, our server was super nice to boot! I will definitely come back!

EF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR server was was amaing so friendly and very attentive. The menu was burger heaven. Both our choices were so delicious.

d
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place for gluten free dishes, many of which are difficult to find elsewhere. You can order GF onion rings, fried fish, and wings, just to name a few. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is one of our go-to spots near Capital One arena!

KR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best burgers in the city and I can get it gluten free!! Service has always been top notch. Definitely a go-to 😀

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was good.

KR
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious burgers! This is my second time eating here, and I was very impressed both times. The first time was with families, and there were plenty of options for children. This time I was dining alone, and wanted low-carb options and there were plenty. (Pictured: I had a burger stuffed with bacon and cheese, on a bed of lettuce, with Brussels sprouts and a low-sugar vodka cocktail). The burgers are excellent, as are the cocktails! I will definitely be back as often as possible.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great soo attentive

AH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The burger was pretty good and high quality meat. Everything else seemed middle of the road. Nothing bad but nothing exceptional.

Y
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I always look forward to a meal at Plan B. Awesome as usual

KM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great burger selections. Good for lunch and lunch business meetings.

M
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW, the best burger I’ve EVER had the pleasure of consuming. This establishment is pure perfection!

BB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to place in Penn Quarter. We used to go to fancy places before plays, programs or games in Penn Quarter. Now we just go to Plsn B. The device is good, the food reliable and the noise level low. We like it!

CM
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, would come again

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was great. Food was great. Service was ok but the Hostess was nasty. She acted as if she was doing us a favor. I’m sick an tired of hostesses thinking they are all that at 22 years old.

LN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great burgers! Fantastic location in DC when visiting the museums and monuments.

F
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always judge a good burger restaurant by the fries - hot versus tepid or cold and this place always gets it right. Their sweet potatoes fries, fried green beans, french fries and tater tots are always hot, crisp and yummy. Burgers are always cooked perfectly and so many great choices. Definite casual good value good food burger bar.

KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very good. Food was very good as well. Would definitely recommend to our friends and family visiting DC.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After travelling around Washington DC for nearly a week, the waitress asked us for ID and being 37 we didn't have one. In all the bars and restaurants we went to we were never asked once. There are plenty of amazing restaurants nearby so just avoid this one. We were very insulted and embarrassed so we left, the waitress couldn't have cared less. Avoid

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a quick drink and bite to eat after work with a colleague. Great food. Drink and location

NG
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great choice of burgers, great service, interesting decor and great location.

JT
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really liked this place. Good Food. Fun atmosphere. Very enjoyable dining experience. My hamburger salad was tops. Our waiter was very attentive, with excellent recommendations. Expansive beer selection on tap. Highly recommend. Very popular lunch spot.

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tasty and super quick! Great beverage selection too!

S
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Very poor service. The waiter kept forgetting to bring drink menus, my pregnant friend was unable to eat her burger because it was not cooked well enough, both our salads came out wrong, on "National IPA day" they were all out of EVERY IPA by 6pm, and the waiter spilled sprite all over the woman at the next table. It was not an enjoyable experience.

LF
New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sat outside but not crowded or too noisy. The chicken burger was fine and the blue chips have a great jalapeno spiced cheesy sauce on them.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! I highly recommend.

K
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The happy hour menu is a great find. The drinks are strong and inexpensive matched with tasty and inexpensive food. The dinner menu is great also with my favorite being the burger with the brioche French toast bun! I will definitely be coming back

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious burgers and the truffle fries are amazing!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great find adjacent to the National Mall in Downtown DC. Great food. Lots of GF options on the menu. Pleasantly surprised. Had the "burger salad". Good choice!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Outstanding burgers & creative Mac & cheese. Extensive beer selection.

DL
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food choices were great. Our waiter had a lot of personality and was attentive and responsive. The prices were reasonable. In a good location a few blocks from the main smithsonian natural history museum, fords theater, and other exhibits.

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