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6117 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-1511
+1 757-838-3111
11:00 - 21:00
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Yorktown, Virginia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whataburger was once known for the BEST hamburger in town. What was sort of a quietish eating spot has been ruined by traffic pattern necessitated by WaLmart store. The nature of the community has declined.

Thank donpipes
Newport News, Virginia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

You can get your hamburger prepared the way you like it, crispy French fries, apple pie is delicious, Pepsi products are ordered every time I visit. I have been eating at Whatabuger for 50 years.

Thank LadyEll
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is an iconic peninsula fast food place known to locals for decades and generations. Many of the customers know the employees by name and each other. This place is simple and no frills. There is no seating inside although there are several picnic tables out back. You place the order at a window that is taken by a lady... More 

Thank John L
Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Whataburger is the best place to grab a quick burger...you can call in your order and the staff will always have it ready...quick service and a good burger for the money.

Thank 589jen
Villa Rica, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I had my first what - a - burger back in the early 70's. Love, love, love them! I cannot wait to get another one.

Thank bjlancaster59
Hampton, Virginia
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

What-a-burger is not part of the chain stores of whataburger from Texas. They are based mainly here in Newport News and a few locations in Richmond. They've got pictures up in the restaurant sharing their history. There is no drive thru, just a walk up window. You can watch them cook your hamburger and order it however you want. They... More 

Thank Yukino A
Hampton, Virginia
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This burger joint has been around since my parents were children and is still the best in town. Made to order, fresh and delicious! Make sure you get the fries, too! It's refreshing to still have a mom and pop burger place that's so much better than all of the commercial ones!

Thank FieryLilRedhead
Virginia beach
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

They advertise as a real whataburger. Like Texas based whataburger. Maybe it's not their fault but it's extremely false advertising. We drove 45 minutes from Virginia Beach just to find a knock-off. Be advised, it's not the real deal.

5 Thank Angelaandnate
Bee Spring, Kentucky
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Had my first What-A-Burger back in the early 70's when I was a youngster growing up in Hampton. They became one of the rare treats that we had a couple of times a year and they were always great. I moved from the area in 1975 but have been back several times to visit since. Last visit was October 2012... More 

2 Thank Camp_Conley
Yorktown, Virginia
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

It is refreshing to not have a chain burger and this place is still around. Been going there for years and will continue.

1 Thank LouMacnabb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6117 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-838-3111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?