September 23, 2023

A superb burger can (generally) be exhausting to seek out. 

There are bigger cities in Virginia which have eating places devoted solely to the artwork of a very good burger. Regardless of that, there are nice burgers to be discovered off the crushed path in small cities all through the commonwealth.

We’ve scoped out 10 burger spots in a few of Virginia’s small cities for a variety of juicy meat and plant-based burgers with a variety of toppings. 

Buchanan Fountain and Grille

Location: Buchanan 

Cease into the Buchanan Fountain and Grille after spending a day on the James River. The half-pound hand-pattied burgers are served with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a grilled bun. 

To have fun the native tradition, attempt both the James River Burger with bacon and provolone cheese or Buchanan’s Finest Burger with Swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms and onions. 

Pure Eats

Location: Lexington

Pure Eats takes its dedication to domestically sourced meals significantly, with all of its beef coming from Donald’s Meats and Buffalo Creek Beef in Rockbridge County. Though the tip consequence may be a hamburger, the eatery stated, “It’s vital to us that it’s the very best.”

Attempt one of many particular burgers, together with the California Burger, which comes with avocado, jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion, or the Carprese Burger, with tomato, basil, and mozzarella. 


Places: Vinton and Roanoke

FarmBurguesa has you coated in the event you’re on the lookout for a farm to desk burger expertise. With 11 burgers to select from, you’ll absolutely discover one which excites your tastebuds. 

In the event you’re famished, attempt the The Quad. “Made up of FOUR patties, topped with crisp lettuce, Roma tomatoes, pickles, and lathered with our signature pink sauce, the Quad holds completely nothing again,” in accordance with the menu. “If this burger wasn’t scrumptious sufficient already, we’ve even added 4 slices of American cheese and bacon to the combo.”

Vegetarians might wish to order the Santa Fe, which is topped with Swiss cheese, Roma tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and FarmBurguesa’s cilantro-lime sauce. 

Grill 309

The Doughnut Burger comes with a half-pound of beef that’s topped with cheddar cheese, grilled onions, an over simple egg, and bacon, nestled between a freshly glazed doughnut.

Location: Culpeper

Those that are on the lookout for a “place the place you possibly can seize a burger, a beer, and watch a ballgame,” as proprietor James Laughorn put it, will certainly love Grill 309.

The Gyro Feta Burger features a half-pound of Virginia Black Angus Beef with sliced gyro meat, tzatziki, recent feta cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. 

In the event you’re craving a burger for breakfast, attempt The Doughnut Burger. The half-pound patty on a freshly glazed doughnut is topped with cheddar cheese, grilled onions, an over simple egg, and bacon.

Rocky Mount Burger Firm

Location: Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount Burger Firm cooks “up Southern hospitality amid a pleasant environment.” 

All 13 of its burgers are served on potato buns. For one thing with slightly kick, order the Sizzling Chili Pepper Burger, which comes with pepper jack cheese, jalapeño, and buffalo sauce. 

NN Burger

Location: Tappahannock

NN Burger’s objective is to “shock and delight you every time you go to” by utilizing what it calls the “NN Burger No-Nonsense method.” 

The High Notch Truffle Burger is a should attempt. It comes with Wagyu beef, house-made bacon jam, aged Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and roasted garlic truffle aioli. 

Vegetarians might just like the Santa Fe Black Bean Burger, which comes with smokehouse barbeque glaze, aged white cheddar, lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, crimson onions and creamy “NN” sauce. 

Nook Burger

Location: Forest

At Nook Burger, you possibly can decide both single or double 4-ounce patties when ordering one of many seven crafted burgers on the menu. 

Attempt the burger with goat cheese, balsamic caramelized onions and fig jam.

Market Burger Fries & Shakes

This burger comes with longganisa, crimson radish, tomato, pickled onion, scallion, egg, and fried garlic-calamansi sauce. Courtesy of Market Burger Fries & Shakes

Location: Purcellville 

At Market Burger Fries & Shakes, you possibly can both B.Y.O.—construct your personal burger—or order one of many classics. 

If you wish to construct your personal, you possibly can order a turkey burger, then decide your bun, cheese, toppings, fixings, and sauces. 

The Market Burger, a traditional, comes with a neighborhood beef patty, cheddar cheese, egg, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and the institution’s signature herb mayonnaise sauce. 

Me’s burgers & brews

The Fanny Flag in fact comes with fried inexperienced tomatoes. Courtesy of Me’s burgers & brews.

Location: Danville

For a singular eating expertise, go to Me’s burgers & brews, the place the house owners share their love of literature by means of meals, together with burgers which might be named after authors. 

Burgers presently on the menu embrace The Louise Penny, a beef patty topped with Canadian bacon, maple mayonnaise and sharp cheddar cheese, and The Charlie Mackesy, a veggie patty topped with arugula, marinated mushrooms, butternut squash aioli and sharp cheddar cheese.

In the event you like candy potatoes, it is best to order the candy potato salad to attempt as your aspect.

With a menu that adjustments quarterly, you’ll possible wish to return many times. 

City Heart Faucet Home

Location: Daleville 

Choose a neighborhood grass-fed burger from close by Williamson Farms, Gardenburger or Past Burger patty earlier than deciding which of the 15 burgers you’d like. They’re all served on a domestically baked brioche bun. 

The Faucet Home Burger, a half a pound hand-pattied burger that’s “grilled to perfection” and served with lettuce, tomato and onion, is a tried-and-true menu merchandise on the City Heart Faucet Home. 

Nevertheless, in the event you’re feeling extra adventurous, order the Crabby Patty Burger, which is smothered in Cajun crab dip and melted cheddar jack cheese and comes with the identical toppings as the home burger.