Big Buns was founded by two friends who met while working together at local favorite, Carlyle, of Great American Restaurants. In 2006 they set out on their own to open an original restaurant concept that would accommodate every type of eater by offering a delicious menu that was simple at heart but expansive by design. Next they built an awesome team that was fanatical about making other people happy. Finally, they constructed a hip and modern environment that was casual and comfortable. In 2007 Big Buns opened it's doors in Ballston, Arlington and became an instant neighborhood fixture.
We're located on the backside of the building in a beautiful courtyard with outdoor seating for up to forty guests. Some people call it "hard to find," we call it a hidden gem.
11am - 10:05pm
12pm - 8:35pm
Sliders + Shakes
3pm - 6:37pm
Beer + Wine
3pm - 7pm
Big Buns does not accept phone orders Monday thru Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Please limit carryout orders to no more than six people.
Call (703) 276-3032
Please limit online orders to no more than six people.
Please limit delivery orders to no more than six people.
We offer curbside pickup for carryout orders placed over the phone and online. Curbside orders can be picked up in the alley located behind Big Buns. If you are placing a curbside pickup order over the phone, please provide us with your name and let us know that you would like curbside pickup. If you are placing a curbside pickup order online, please type curbside pickup in the 'Special Instructions' field. When you arrive, call (703) 276-3032, let us know your name, and briefly describe your vehicle. We'll be right out to complete your order and process payment. Please limit carryout orders to no more than six people.
"The burger is big, messy and delicious. It has everything you need. Grill flavor? Check. Meat juices? Check. Loosely formed patty? Check. Lusty, crusty char? Check. Deep, beefy flavor? Check."
"Baby got back. Think black-bean mango salsa, roasted corn salsa, avocado slices, bacon, fried onion straws and six varieties of cheese."
"Their slogan 'damn good burgers,' might be brazen, but it’s also true. The Sea Salt N' Peppa is one of the twenty best burgers in Virginia."
"Spice lovers, however, will definitely want to go the chipotle-pesto route. The frothy fire-starter—part creamy, part kerosene—hooks you in with the seductive aioli base, and then zaps the back of your throat with peppery heat seconds later (hurts so good)."
Our first beer dinner with Atlas Brew Works. Atlas Brew Works' first beer dinner in Virginia. Five delicious courses outside on the Big Buns patio (weather permitting).
Communal tables on our patio, German Oompah tunes, Big Buns brats, soft pretzels and delicious 20 oz. pours of DC Brau Märzen + Old Ox Oxtoberfest.
Flagship favorites and seasonal specials (GBS) from Hardywood Brewery, each paired well with five 'Thanksgiving Inspired' food courses.
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