MELT comes in at #1

Burgers are like opinions. Everyone thinks theirs is the best. Like any food, it all comes down to taste. But when it comes to winning the hearts — and stomachs — of Virginia, these 16 places are ranked at the top. Even if you’re a die-hard fan of your local burger joint, or won’t eat anything you haven’t cooked on the grill yourself, these burgers are worth checking out. You’ll thank me, I promise.

Link: These 16 Burger Joints In Virginia Will Make Your Taste Buds Explode

What to try: The Diner “Blue Plate” Special. An extra-large beef burger with applwood smoked bacon, homemade pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato, a sunny side-up fried egg and signature house sauce. Once you see the size of these burgers, you’re not going to want more than one meal, so you might as well pack all three into one stunning burger.

Other perks: All of their buns are made in-house and baked fresh daily. Plus, they offer “Burger of the Month Specials” and fantastic fries. It’s clear to see why MELT has been voted “Best Burger in Loudoun” 3 years running.


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!



Our Char-Grilled Premium Burger of 100% Angus Beef

… grilled the way you like it …

Topped with Thinly Sliced Corned Beef Brisket,

Warm Sauerkraut, Melted Swiss Cheese and

Our Special House Sauce (very “1000-islandish”)

Served to You on a Toasted Home-Made Sourdough Bun

… Irish Eyes Are Smiling …


Our Special Shake 


Rich Creamy Coffee Ice Cream

Fresh Dairy Cream

Swirls of Irish Cream & Coffee Syrup

blended to perfection 

…  you’re gonna like this one  …


Our Mac & Cheese for the March 


Tiny Elbow Pasta Tossed With –

  • Creamy Blue Cheese,
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon,
  • Balsamic-Glazed Grilled Onions,
  • And A Touch Of Roasted Garlic
  • All Tossed with a Splash of Sweet Dairy Cream and
  • Topped with Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Talk About Yummy in Your Tummy !!!!

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