Hamburger Hamlet has been around for along time. I remember when I first moved to Arlington I used to eat there all the time as it was across the street from my apartment. Hamburger Hamlet has a lot of different types of food and its all pretty good. The prices are decent with only one or two entree topping 20 bucks.
Lets start with the happy hour at Hamburger Hamlet. It is one of the best and is definitely the best in Crystal City. They have half priced appetizers, 1.50 for small plates, and half priced drinks. This is much better than most happy hours and that is why it is usually packed. My favorite dish on their appetizer menu is their hot wings. They rock they are dipped with just the right amount of hot sauce which makes them perfectly spicy. Their nachos are pretty good as well.
On their main menu my favorite would have to be the jambalaya which is full of flavor. They use the yellow saffron rice which infuses immense amounts of flavor. They have some pretty good sandwiches too which are often on special for lunch. So check out the Hamlet next time your in Crystal City!
Hamlet Crystal City
1601 Crystal Square Arcade
Arlington, Virginia 22202