Best of NoVA 2015 from Northern Virginia Magazine and Virginia Living Magazine

MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers has won the Northern Virginia Magazine 2015 Best of NoVA and the Virginia Living Magazine Best of Virginia 2015 awards!


Business Insider named Melt the Best Burger in Virginia!

business-insider-logoVIRGINIA: Serving hamburgers massive enough to split, Leesburg’s super-popular Melt Gourmet Cheeseburgers is the real deal, according to diners. Melt Gourmet won best burger in its county, boasting freshly baked buns and creative concoctions, like the lump crab and Tex-Mex burgers.

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Virginia Living Best Burger Joint 2014

Best of VA 2014 Winners CertificateFor the second year in a row, readers of Virginia Living voted Melt the Best Burger Joint in Northern Virginia!



Minneapolis, Minnesota’s claim to fame.  Sometime in the 1950’s, either Matt’s Bar  or  The 5-8 Club

came  up with tis unusual cheeseburger (the cheese is on the inside) !!!!


A Half Pound of Seasoned 100% Angus Beef,

Surrounding Three Ounces of Melted American Cheese,

Char-Grilled to a Medium-Well & served with Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon,

Grilled Red Onions & Grilled Jalapeno Peppers

Presented on Our Homemade Sourdough Bun with

Shaved Lettuce and Our Own Dijon Aioli

Served with a Pile of Our Crispy Fries

… welcome back to a taste of the American Mid-West of the 1950’s …




Our Special Shake for May 2019


made with Fresh Pineapple, Cream of Coconut,

Delicious Premium Vanilla Ice Cream, and

Sweet Dairy Cream

…  Hello Spring …


Our “Ooey Gooey”  MAC & CHEESE For May 2019

Tiny Elbow Pasta tossed with –

  • Vermont White Cheddar & Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Seasoned with a Touch of Roasted Garlic and
  • Tossed with a Splash of Sweet Dairy Cream
  • garnished with sliced spring scallions

…  look out tummy, here comes the ooey gooey good stuff …

The Perfect Gift For Everyone on Your List

1502245_519160784858092_679161377_oHow’s your Christmas shopping coming along? A late Thanksgiving and some early snow days have put a serious pinch on the amount of time we all have to shop this year. What is already a hectic and stressful time has been compacted into an abbreviated calendar race to finish shopping before the big day.

The clock is ticking and we can help.

Why bother trying to guess what gift your loved ones want this season? Give them something you know they’ll enjoy: a MELT gift card! They make a great gift that keeps on giving. Cards are available in five dollar increments so come in and choose the perfect amount for each and every person on your list.

It’s also a great excuse to slip in and treat yourself to one of our delicious gourmet creations. So make this shopping season a little easier and more enjoyable. Check your friends and loved ones off your list with a the gift of  MELT.

Merry Christmas!


Turkey Coma – Fact or Myth?

We’ve all experienced the food coma that comes after Thanksgiving dinner. And we’ve all heard the rumor that turkey makes us sleepy because it contains the sedating substance, tryptophan. But is turkey really to blame for the post-meal slump?

'Eat Ham' TurkeyNope! The amount of tryptophan present in turkey is so minimal that it would barely effect someone who has eaten it. Tryptophan isn’t exclusive to turkey, either. All meats contain it, and cheese has even more of it! In fact, we need tryptophan to survive. It’s an essential amino acid that’s crucial to building certain proteins in the body. So you can eat plenty of turkey without getting tired! It’s good for you.

Take advantage of your newfound knowledge and eat as much turkey as you want this season! And why wait until Thanksgiving day to get your turkey fix?

Try our November Thanksgiving Special: The “Kasmiroski-Swampfox Hokie-Underhill-Strange Burger.” Not only is it delicious — but it was created by our very own customers in the Burger of the Month contest! Most of the submissions were dedicated to turkey — so we combined all their ideas and made one delicious Thanksgiving turkey burger.

We know you’ll be slaving away at the stove soon enough… so sit back, relax, and let us make you a delicious holiday meal.

MELT’s Burger-of-the-Month Contest

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to send us your most creative burger ideas. One theme seems to stand out above all the rest — Thanksgiving & Turkey! So, why not?

We are pleased to announce not one winner — but Four Co-Winners!

  • Shera Glazener Kasmiroski
  • “Swampfox Hokie”
  • Ashley Underhill
  • Bob Strange

We combined all four of their ideas to make the November Burger-of-the-Month. So we invite the four of them to come in and eat one November Special burger — on us!

(NOVEMBER’s Special Burger)
A Burger of Ground, Seasoned, Turkey Meat
topped with Melted Peppered Brie,
Balsamic Glazed Red Onions,
Fried Mashed Potatoes & Shredded Fresh Lettuce
Served on a Toasted Sourdough Bun with a smear of
Dried Cranberry & Roasted Chile Mayonnaise

And to all the rest who participated…

Worry not, Satoko Morton, Teriyaki sounds good to us too. Look for it in the coming months.

Dave McGregor, how could we go wrong with a Hawaiian Burger?

Jonathan Deans, you have created one fine “Juicy Lucy” stuffed burger. We will be visiting the “Juicy Lucy” burger in the near future.

Thanks again to you all for submitting such great ideas.

Steve & Debbie

What Beverage Goes Best With a Gourmet Burger?

The burger-eating experience goes beyond meat and fries—you have to hydrate as well. The question of what drink goes best with what burger is a debate we often hear. We’d like to make a case for the good old-fashioned soda!

At Melt, we only serve specialty soft drinks that we believe are a worthy complement to our gourmet cheeseburgers. Stewart’s Soda tops the list for us.stewart soda 1

Handcrafted and available in 12 effervescent flavors, Stewart’s Soda is a classic gourmet drink made with premium ingredients and old-fashioned recipes. Stewart’s Original Root Beer, one of our favorites, is made from a secret blend of more than 20 extract varieties from roots, berries and herbs. Other unique varieties include Cherries ‘N Cream, Birch Beer and our favorite—Key Lime Pie.

Where did this amazing soft drink come from? Back in 1924 in Mansfield, Ohio, school teacher Frank Stewart was looking to earn additional income during the summer months when school was out of session. After considering what kind of business would do well in his area, he decided to invent his own recipe for a root beer. Stewart opened a chain of roadside root beer stands called Stewart’s Drive-Ins where he sold mugs of root beer and popcorn. Being a good businessman, Frank salted the popcorn to help boost root beer sales.

Stewart soon realized he needed to formulate his own root beer in order to compete with all the other root beers available at the time. He enlisted the help of flavor experts and a chemist to develop a unique root beer made from a proprietary blend of roots, herbs and spices. The recipe was hugely successful, so much so that it continues to be used today.

By 1989 there were about 70 franchised Stewart’s Drive-In Root Beer Stands in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Until then, Stewart’s Root Beer was only available as a soda fountain beverage in Stewart’s restaurants.

It was around this time that the company began bottling the root beer for mass distribution. By 1991, Stewart’s Original Root Beer in bottles was being marketed in 13 states, and in 26 states the following year.

Stewart’s Original Root Beer remained the brand’s only soda flavor until 1992, when it was joined by two additional flavors, Cream and Ginger Beer. Orange ‘N Cream was added in 1995 and Grape in 1998. Additional flavors available today are Diet Root Beer, Key Lime, Peach, Cherries ‘N Cream, Black Cherry and Birch Beer.

Next time you stop by Melt, be sure to peruse our mouthwatering selection of Stewart’s Soda and give one a try. You won’t be disappointed!