Wanting to get out off town on a beautiful late Friday afternoon, we headed out to Market Burger Fries and Shakes in Purcellville. Located on Main Street in the heart of town, this little burger joint is truly unique in the way that all ingredients are locally sourced. The burgers are amazing and fresh. We've been to other popular burger places in the DC area, but this place really won us over. Maybe it's the fact that it's in the heart of a quaint little Victorian town surrounded by beautiful farmland and wineries or just the relaxed atmosphere along with excellent food and nice staff.
They offer single and double all natural beef burgers along with organic turkey and house made black bean veggie burgers. Complimentary toppings are seasonal depending on local farm produce. They include BBQ sauce, house made pickles, fresh japapenos, sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, sweet peppers and others. Other special toppings include a variety of local cheeses, avocado, smoked bacon, alfalfa sprouts, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, local eggs and more. On the day that we went, they were serving beef from Oakland Green Farm (Lincoln), Milcreek Farm (Lovettsville), and Silcott Springs Farm (Purcellville). The produce was from three local farms, Endless Summer Harvest (Purcellville), Quarter Branch Farm (Lovettsville) and Tiny Acre Farm (Middleburg). Their tasty buns came from Cardinal Bakery located in Sterling. They also offer a gluten free bun for those with gluten allergies. For dessert, they serve premium, hormone-free ice cream from Moorenko's in Silver Spring, Maryland, along with old fashioned shakes.
Hungry yet? We ordered two of the same burger, my husband and I thinking alike, a single burger with Cherry Glen Goat Cheese, smoked bacon and avocado with one order of hand cut fries. It was delicious! In fact, everything seemed a lot less greasy than any other place we've been to. For the kids, they offer a cheeseburger, a hamburger or a grilled cheese. Portions were perfect, lots of fries in that single order, enough to feed two or three people. Price wise, we thought they were actually pretty good considering other burger joints we've been to that offered burgers at $12 and weren't offering local ingredients. There is plenty of seating in the front and in the back of the restaurant. However, beware that they only accept CASH but do have an ATM for those that need it. Their website says the place is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until they're out, which is usually around 9 p.m.