Lindy's Red Lion
Lindy's is your typical faux dive. Faux because it's located in upscale Foggy Bottom, just a few doors down from fancy Kinkead's and adjacent to the most expensive undergraduate school in America, George Washington University. If you have time to eat in, climb the stairs to the bar. I prefer the take-out counter downstairs; I can avoid the college scene, and for some reason, the food tastes fresher when you order to go. For those of you past the age of 22, eating here will give you flashbacks of college and the "Freshman 15." The burgers. Oh, the burgers! Carnivores can feast on Lindy's 24 variations of everyone's favorite beef sandwich. If you have the appetite for it, order the mini-burger special: four slider-size burgers (with almost any of the special toppings), fries, and a 22-oz. soda for $7.99. Try the Davy Crockett, Lindy's most popular burger with hickory BBQ sauce mixed with bacon and fried onions, plus lettuce and tomato. Le Club is also an excellent and reliable standby. If you can't eat red meat, you can substitute the beef with chicken. Burgers so tasty, even George Washington would be proud... and you know he cannot tell a lie.