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Duke's Grocery

Duke's Grocery

Gastropub$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
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  • The experts at Eater and Washington Post recommend this place
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  • JASON V.
    "The Proper Burger was very much a proper delight!!! Great!!!"(24 Tips)
    Christopher D.
    "The Brunchie Burger is the best brunch dish in DC."(3 Tips)
    Max F.
    "Best Burger and Mac and cheese I've had in DC."(8 Tips)
    Mary-Katherine M.
    "Great selection at happy hour (ends at 7) - gets crowded quickly!"(8 Tips)
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  • DC Dining Adventures
    One of the top burgers in DC here called, appropriately, the Proper Burger: two patties topped with Gouda, charred red onion, sweet chili sauce, dill pickles, rocket & garlic aioli on a brioche bun.
  • Teri R.
    Teri RushkaSeptember 3, 2014
    Lunch? Get there early and sit upstairs. What a gorgeous spot and you might get lucky and have an incredibly attentive server/bartender all to yourself for a while. Savor over the hummus and lunch ...
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 24, 2013
    This is a neighborhood shop dedicated to scratch cooking. It draws inspiration from East London, but the sandwiches are just as much influenced by Argentine or Vietnamese street vendors. Read more
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseApril 29, 2016
    The prosperity burger is the way to go- every table had at least one during our visit. $5 cocktails beer and wine during happy hour 12-7. Service could be friendlier
  • Chris E.
    Chris EricksonNovember 9, 2015
    The happy hour is amazing and so is the food. Start your night out with a whiskey & soda, Skull Splitter beer, and literally ANY sandwich. You won't be disappointed!
  • Allyson H.
    Allyson HarttenJanuary 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Can sometimes be a bit difficult to get attention at the bar (if you're lucky enough to get a seat), but the food is worth it. Cheese Toasty and Pumpkin Curry are out of this world.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KyleAugust 18, 2014
    Massive portions so come hungry and skip the sides/apps. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu but "cheesy toasts" aka grilled cheese w truffle oil or the roti are my faves
  • Max F.
    Max FrankelOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Burger and Mac and cheese I've had in DC. Someone needs to tell them to get a host tho. People walk in and walk out because they have no idea what to do/where to order.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresFebruary 15, 2016
    The Spicy McHaggis is a knockout sandwich! Seared haggis, fried egg, grain mustard, hot sauce, & rocket on sourdough bread!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioSeptember 23
    The Proper Burger also goes by the name of "Brunchie Burger" during the brunch hours
    Upvoted Nov 2
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 4, 2013
    What's that creeping? Oh, just stacks on stacks of brined brisket, w/ house pickles spilling out between toasted rye. Read more
  • Dave W.
    Dave WhelanSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Proper Burger. Much has been written. Not enough has been said. Remember how your first ShackBurger made you feel? This is that, only better. More intense, more honest, and way more flavorful.
  • Norm S.
    Norm SunSeptember 15, 2013
    The cheese toasties are tremendously decadent and come in a satisfying portion.. The truffle oil take them over the top in deliciousness. Perfect for vegetarians.
  • Adara N.
    Adara NeyDecember 10, 2015
    Great happy hour! $5 glasses of presecco? I'm happy. The photos on here don't do this place justice. Such a great spot tucked away with great ambience.
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousJune 3, 2016
    Walked about 2 ½ miles in rain and took the metro to get this burger. It was damn good and they have Walkers from GB. The "Proper" Burger.
  • Bogdana B.
    Bogdana BJanuary 2, 2016
    Great burger place and super hip atmosphere! Definitely try the proper burger it's done just right and the brioche bun is delish!
  • Alex D.
    Alex De CasenaveMay 21, 2014
    Best brunch period ...great black pudding worth the wait . staff is very friendly..hp sauce on table was a nice touch
  • George N.
    George NassarMay 15, 2015
    Brioche bun burgers tend to have too much bread. Not here. The burger is nearly perfectly balanced, like most of their sandwiches. Thumbs up.
  • Trish T.
    Trish TheDishAugust 1, 2014
    The green papaya salad is super spicy and the corn plate is not really for sharing... Really yummy food and a great happy hour!
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KMarch 1, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The Proper Burger is just fantastic! Definitely the best burger I've had in DC!
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LuuAugust 11, 2014
    The brunchie burger was on point! They were serving brunch for dinner tonight and my girlfriend got the french toast which was also superb
  • Drew B.
    Drew BennettOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    First visit was excellent - highly recommend the pumpkin curry and $5 wines 'till 7pm is a great deal.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostApril 10, 2014
    The brick Lane salt-beef sarnie has beef brined for two weeks in a bath of brown sugar and 20 spices; simmered for hours and stacked on rye with house-made pickles and mustard. Read more
  • Liam D.
    Liam DarmodyJanuary 25, 2014
    The Proper English breakfast is fantastic. As are the condiment options!
  • Mary-Katherine M.
    Great selection at happy hour (ends at 7) - gets crowded quickly! Outdoor seating is great.
  • Camila M.
    Camila McHughAugust 14, 2015
    Great weekday lunch vibes and creative sandwich combos. Rocket, quinoa, watermelon salad was awesome.
  • Bilal
    BilalJuly 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    So here's the thing about Dukes: the food is good but the bread always ruins it. I don't know why but whether it's burgers or hummus or banh mi, the bread is just off. Otherwise drinks are good.
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrNovember 2, 2014
    Their take on the bahn mi is one of those delicious sandwich experiences you wish would never end.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 12
    It’s hard to go wrong with a classic such as Duke’s Proper Burger. Read more
  • JASON V.
    JASON VARNELLSeptember 15
    The Proper Burger was very much a proper delight!!! Great!!!
    Upvoted Nov 2
  • Sabrina Z.
    Sabrina ZahidMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Mac and cheese is a must. Salt-beef when they have it. Enjoy this neighborhood gem
  • Diana H.
    Diana HamiltonJune 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The avocado toast is fantastic. Such thick seedy bread!
  • Ezra M.
    Ezra MechAugust 12, 2014
    The service is god awful, but the owner is salty in a good way, the cocktails are great, and the burger is the best hamburger I've ever eaten. Ever.
  • Joel A.
    Joel A.March 29, 2015
    My skepticism dwindled with every delectable bite I took into the Proper Burger. The flavor is the savory equivalent of a starburst, exploding with flavor with every chew.
  • Reagan B.
    The Proper Burger is everything it's cracked up to be. Mac n' cheese was also great.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IOctober 31
    The hummus is seriously good, as is the spicy eggplant sandwich for vegetarians.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonFebruary 29, 2016
    Not sure it's an "East London pub" but nice patio with communal picnic tables. Proper burger is legit
  • Dan F.
    Dan FoyAugust 7, 2015
    BLTA with an egg was delicious. I'll try the proper burger next time.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesDecember 15, 2015
    The burgers here are out-of-this-world good, highly recommend.
  • Bob N.
    Bob NiemicNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mac & cheese I've had anywhere. Great music--my kinda rock.
  • Trever F.
    Trever FadenSeptember 26, 2013
    Try the lemongrass mint iced tea. Freshly made every day, and ultra delicious.
  • Geni H.
    Only one burger on menu, no chips/fries. There were open tables, but they made me sit at the bar. It wasn't busy - it was 2:00 pm. If you like proper sides with your "Proper burger", I would skip.
  • David F.
    David FabianSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice new neighborhood bar, serves food and drink late on weekends.
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry CJune 11, 2014
    If you come for a late dinner a number of their fav dishes are sold out.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FerngDecember 15, 2014
    Delicious but usually heavy and massive. Consider sharing portions!
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DeLooseMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Brunchie Burger is the best brunch dish in DC.
  • Yuval Z.
    Yuval ZukermanJanuary 14, 2016
    Suckling pig sandwich is a must.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestAugust 16, 2014
    Life-altering brunch burger. Bloody Mary is great, but stir well.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinSeptember 12, 2014
    The Proper Burger is what every burger should aspire to be.
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AshamallaAugust 14, 2016
    That's a proper burger.
  • Jason
    JasonJanuary 16, 2016
    I didn't like the pickles, it was underwhelming. I really liked the Proper Burger with a runny egg.
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WMay 3, 2014
    Best burger I have had in DC in a very long time.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 31, 2016
    Great vibe & great comfort food but far too busy to be worth it these days.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MosbySeptember 23, 2015
    The proper burger. Get it with an egg.
  • Matthias W.
    Matthias WelshJuly 14, 2016
    The BLTA with a Lucky Buddah is a muggy summer day favorite for me.
  • Yong K.
    Yong KwonMarch 6, 2015
    Solid burger. Ridiculous Mac and cheese. 12-7 happy hour - beat that.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanOctober 26, 2014
    Cubano sandwich is a must-try!
  • Marc
    MarcDecember 4, 2015
    Rated as one of Eater's Top Burgers Nationwide - Top in Washington, DC
  • Di S.
    Di SantanaMay 6, 2015
    Burger is excellent. So is the avocado bread.
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LakinMarch 13, 2016
    The Mac and cheese and proper burger were insane!
  • trillateezy
    trillateezyDecember 23, 2014
    This is actually THE place to get THE best burger. There's no where else that's comparable. No one.
  • Miguel
    MiguelJune 4
    The burger is incredible.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • nathan a.
    nathan archambaultOctober 6, 2015
    Put the menu down and order the proper burger. Pronto.
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonAugust 28, 2014
    Good for happy hours. Happy to work with large groups
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsAugust 12
    The proper burger...just wow. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
  • Me7sn
    Me7snDecember 22, 2015
    Their burger is a must
  • Bob N.
    Bob NiemicNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved the Spicey Aubergine sandwich.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LynchFebruary 23, 2014
    Try the hummus as an app.
  • Zach C.
    Zach CaldwellNovember 22, 2013
    Crushes survived! Upstairs bar is great for day drinks.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EricksonNovember 10, 2015
    Oh. My. God. Get the Spicy McHaggis. Just do it.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KyleAugust 9, 2014
    Go often because the menu rotates!
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoMay 27, 2014
    The Proper Burger is next level... Welcome to the pleasure dome
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningMay 19, 2016
    The sandwiches are huge and flavorful.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KuklaMarch 14, 2014
    The hummus plate is excellent
  • David T.
    David TootleMay 5, 2015
    Happy hour, burger, and pecan pie
  • Paul B.
    Paul BerumenSeptember 20, 2013
    The mac & cheese is must try!
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikAugust 19, 2016
    Burger, she wrote.
  • Ouzy M.
    Ouzy MarikoSeptember 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the burger
    Upvoted Nov 2
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsJuly 26, 2014
    Washingtonian recommends the Proper Burger.
  • N ⚖️ ..
    N ⚖️ ..February 16, 2016
    I loved it ❤️
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyDecember 30, 2016
    Fun place for food and drink. Busy
  • Ab
    AbJuly 2, 2015
    That double pattie cheese burger tho!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyJanuary 7, 2016
    One of the best burgers in town!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NSeptember 20, 2014
    From Washingtonian: Get the Proper Burger
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eJanuary 16, 2016
    The Proper Burger changed my life
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanNovember 28, 2015
    Da Burger (obviously).
  • Sam T.
    Sam TeeFebruary 12, 2014
    The burger is fantastic.
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LachmanSeptember 12, 2013
    Butcher's Choice was awesome
  • Irene V.
    Irene VivenzioJune 25, 2015
    Everything!
  • Dan V.
    Dan ValenAugust 10, 2014
    Brunch smells and looks nice but I have yet to eat because the service is slowwwwwww... 45 minutes from order and counting for avocado toast. Fail.
  • Nikki H.
    Nikki HNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best Mac & Cheese, ever.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LynchMay 19, 2016
    Okay, I know everyone said this, but WOW this Proper Burger.
  • Duke's G.
    Duke's GrocerySeptember 11, 2013
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  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PepperJanuary 3, 2016
    burger was yum!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MeakerDecember 15, 2016
    The burger is the dog's bollocks
  • Megan J.
    Megan JoyceOctober 3, 2014
    Avacado BLT :)
  • Don P.
    Don PedroMay 23, 2016
    Drinks, sandwiches
  • Yichen D.
    Yichen DongMarch 22
    Pig tails are good
  • Brad L.
    Brad LeegeJanuary 19, 2016
    They serve Pappy Van Winkle.
  • Lucia T.
    Lucia TheresaJuly 5, 2016
    EVERYTHING
  • Sivaram R.
    Sivaram RamachandranApril 21, 2015
    Burgers and sandwiches
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LuvianoJune 17, 2014
    Curry is BOMB
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoccioSeptember 14, 2014
    OMG the burger
  • Anna S.
    Anna ShainskayaNovember 28, 2015
    Good food but not friendly staff(((
  • Brad T.
    Brad TSeptember 14, 2013
    This place is pretty awesome.
  • Sarah Marie G.
    Sarah Marie GerrityJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Never skip the burger.
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrApril 27, 2014
    Limiting complito = chewy gristle and flavorless meat on an otherwise good bun. Avoid at all costs.
  • Sivaram R.
    Sivaram RamachandranApril 29, 2015
    Burgers!!!
  • Javier M.
    Javier MunozMarch 22, 2015
    Hamburgers!
  • Jamie T.
    Jamie TracySeptember 2, 2014
    Proper burger
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 3, 2015
    Voted "Worst Service" in 2014 by Bitches Who Brunch. Read more
  • Justin B.
    Justin BankJanuary 19, 2014
    Really bad service.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BobJuly 20, 2015
    Отличное место, очень вкусно, например, попробуйте Proper Burger с авокадо и беконом
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