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Burger Haven Duke’s Grocery Expands to Foggy Bottom

The East London-inspired restaurant is growing

The Proper Burger at Dukes Grocery.
Photo: Duke’s Grocery
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Five years after debuting its first low-key restaurant in Dupont Circle, neighborhood eatery Duke’s Grocery plans to open its biggest location yet next year in Foggy Bottom.

The popular burger and brunch bar, which has another year-old location dubbed Duke’s Counter in Woodley Park, just inked a new 4,500-square-foot lease at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, owner Daniel Kramer tells Eater.

Foggy Bottom will be its largest venue in the area, and as a result, will feature its most expansive menu to date under executive chef Jillian Catterton’s watch. Expect mainstays like seasonal salads, white truffle mac and cheese, curries,​ ​and​ ​rotating​ ​specials​ ​like​ ​a Sunday​ ​roast,​ ​lamb​ ​shanks,​ ​and​ ​salt​ ​beef.

Foggy Bottom, with its easy access to World Bank employees, International Monetary Fund staffers, and George Washington University students, is proving to be a popular place for budding chains. Indian street food spot Bindaas just debuted its second location outside Cleveland Park there earlier this fall.

Duke’s Grocery’s next outpost once housed some famous locals. Originally built for Boss Shepherd in the 1870s, it was also the decades-long residence of legendary chef and restaurateur Bob Kinkead. The space will sport a similar casual vibe as its other locations, including exposed brick, a copper-top bar, a patio, and British-themed accents.