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Where Obama Has Ordered a Burger in D.C.

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The President's visit to Shake Shack earlier today convinced Eater it's time to update our guide to the Obama family's burger eating in D.C. Obama is not exactly known for variety when it comes to his restaurant meal orders — if there's a burger on the menu, chances are he'll order it.

This map focuses on burgers ordered by the President himself, but the First Lady has also consumed burgers at such D.C. locations as Good Stuff Eatery and Red Robin (she even beat Barack Obama to Shake Shack). Know of another Obama burger stop? Let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. shake Shack

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1216 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had a meeting over burgers in May 2014 at Shake Shack, stopping traffic and drawing crowds.

2. The Coupe

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3415 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010
Both the President and Vice President visited The Coupe in January 2014. They had lunch with some young people to talk about the healthcare system. Obama ordered the Coupe burger with a spinach side.

3. Molly Malone's

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713 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-1222
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The President and Vice President had lunch at this Capitol Hill bar in November 2013. The restaurant later revealed they ordered cheeseburgers.

4. Mintwood Place

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1813 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6732
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Michelle and Barack Obama visited Mintwood Place in August 2012 as part of the campaign's dinner series. Though not officially confirmed by the restaurant, an Instagram photo indicated the President likely had a bacon cheeseburger.

5. Ray's Hell Burger (Closed)

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1650 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
President Barack Obama made several visits to Ray's Hell Burger, most memorably early in his presidency back in 2009. The restaurant no longer exists, but its burgers can be found across the street in Arlington at Ray's to the Third.

6. Five Guys

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1100 New Jersey Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
The President visited Five Guys in 2009 near Nationals Ballpark.

7. Good Stuff Eatery

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303 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
The President took his economic team out for lunch to Good Stuff in 2011 to celebrate the debt ceiling deal.

8. Ted's Bulletin

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505 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
President Obama had a burger when he brought a group of supporters to Ted's Bulletin in 2011.

9. Scion

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2100 Washington Circle Northwest
Washington, DC 20037
The President visited Scion in January 2012 with some supporters; it came out later that he ordered a burger.

10. Lincoln

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1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
In summer 2012, Obama took some donors to Lincoln and ordered an "all-natural" burger there.

11. Fireflies

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1501 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 548-7200
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The president ordered a burger, fries and side salad when visiting this Del Ray institution in June 2014.

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1. shake Shack

1216 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had a meeting over burgers in May 2014 at Shake Shack, stopping traffic and drawing crowds.
1216 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

2. The Coupe

3415 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010
Both the President and Vice President visited The Coupe in January 2014. They had lunch with some young people to talk about the healthcare system. Obama ordered the Coupe burger with a spinach side.
3415 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

3. Molly Malone's

713 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
The President and Vice President had lunch at this Capitol Hill bar in November 2013. The restaurant later revealed they ordered cheeseburgers.
713 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

4. Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Michelle and Barack Obama visited Mintwood Place in August 2012 as part of the campaign's dinner series. Though not officially confirmed by the restaurant, an Instagram photo indicated the President likely had a bacon cheeseburger.
1813 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

5. Ray's Hell Burger (Closed)

1650 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
President Barack Obama made several visits to Ray's Hell Burger, most memorably early in his presidency back in 2009. The restaurant no longer exists, but its burgers can be found across the street in Arlington at Ray's to the Third.
1650 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

6. Five Guys

1100 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
The President visited Five Guys in 2009 near Nationals Ballpark.
1100 New Jersey Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

7. Good Stuff Eatery

303 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
The President took his economic team out for lunch to Good Stuff in 2011 to celebrate the debt ceiling deal.
303 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

8. Ted's Bulletin

505 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
President Obama had a burger when he brought a group of supporters to Ted's Bulletin in 2011.
505 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

9. Scion

2100 Washington Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20037
The President visited Scion in January 2012 with some supporters; it came out later that he ordered a burger.
2100 Washington Circle Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

10. Lincoln

1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
In summer 2012, Obama took some donors to Lincoln and ordered an "all-natural" burger there.
1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

11. Fireflies

1501 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
The president ordered a burger, fries and side salad when visiting this Del Ray institution in June 2014.
1501 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

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