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Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Eat this beef has been searching for the best burgers in Dallas, TX for six years and our life long quest continues to this day. We check out new places almost every week so drop in again as the top ten is ever-evolving. ETB is burger centric in that we're not concerned with price, atmosphere, service, etc. It's all about the burger. We will however comment on the aforementioned if the restaurant delivers above and beyond. We prefer a "best of the best" short list as opposed to a lengthy list of options coupled with a complicated ranking system. Less is more.


Drunken Donkey Bar and Grill - Spirit of a Hero Burger

4897 Highway 121, The Colony, TX 75056Street View

Drunken Donkey Bar and Grill's Spirit of a Hero Burger

You'll find typical pub burgers @ the donkey. The fried jalapenos were an interesting addition but nothing pulling us to return for another burger here.

Kin Kin Urban Thai - Kin Kin Burger

3211 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Kin Kin Urban Thai's Kin Kin Burger

Kin Kin puts a spin on the traditional burger with a sticky rice bun around two Angus patties. They add a few peppers, lettuce and tomato to finish it off. The burger ends up falling apart in your hands and becomes a knife and fork ordeal. If you're looking for something creative but off the beaten path - do it.

Pints & Quarts - Brooke's Burger

5434 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Pints & Quarts's Brooke's Burger

Pints & Quarts has a decent offering which begs a bit of fine tuning. The shaved onion and butter lettuce make this burger very enjoyable. They have a wide range of burger builds to satisfy every taste. We'll try the fried green tomato burger next!

Paul Martin's American Grill - Bistro Burger

3848 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Paul Martin's American Grill's Bistro Burger

The only burger component worth mentioning is the Bistro Burger's flaky and cooked to order patty. Nothing else took us to a burger dreamland that we long for on a daily basis. Come to Paul Martin's for the atmosphere and steak but not the burger.

Rapscallion - Grass Fed Burger

2023 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Rapscallion's Grass Fed Burger

When we heard the Wizards that brought us Boulevardier were opening a new shop, we had to check it out post haste. Rapscallion's bun appears to be made in house because it's like nothing we've tasted before. The three cheese pimento serving as a bed for thick bacon along with the high quality vegetables knocked it out of the park.1

The Standard Pour - Standard Burger

2900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204Street View

The Standard Pour's Standard Burger

To be honest everything else we tried at TSP was fantastic except the burger. The double patties were dry, tragically flavorless, and not cooked to order. Few burgers benefit from 86ing lettuce tomato and onion but this isn't one of them. We'll be back for the Chicken Biscuit though!

Proof+Pantry - Cheeseburger

1722 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201Street View

Proof+Pantry's Cheeseburger

It took us a while to get here, but we made it. P+P's effort shines in all aspects of burger building. A perfect char provides a crunchiness to every bite, the sixteen hour braised short rib on top the hand cut Kobe is divine. They only serve this burger for lunch, but please put it on your short list.

Full Circle Tavern - Build Your Own Burger

1319 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215Street View

Full Circle Tavern's Build Your Own Burger

Nice bun, clean and fresh veggies, fatty patty, all good. Full Circle cooks their burgers to order as well. If you have bigger balls than we do, try to the 'The Bad Ass Burger' which sports a pound of beef. 'MURICA.

The Second Floor Restaurant - Homestyle Burger

13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240Street View

The Second Floor Restaurant's Homestyle Burger

We can't find a justifiable reason to eat this burger again. We liked the veggies but everything else was lackluster, unfortunately. Find something else to gorge on in the Dallas Galleria.

Off-Site Kitchen - Double Delux

425 Bedford Street, Dallas, TX 75212Street View

Off-Site Kitchen's Double Delux

When we heard OSK killed their original location in favor of Trinity Groves, we had to check it out, and holy hell it's just the same as it ever was. Their diner-like burgers have an excellent char and flavor you can't miss. Off-Site Kitchen is part of the Neighborhood Services family so what's not to love?

Swiss Pastry Shop - Farm to Market Burger

3936 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107Street View

Swiss Pastry Shop's Farm to Market Burger

The chef isn't kidding when he claims he 'provides the best beef I can get.' The patty was very delicate and juicy. We love how the menu reads 'please don't make me cook it well done' as well. I expected more from the bun at a pastry shop, but overall this burger is fantastic.

Bolsa - Brunch Burger

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208Street View

Bolsa's Brunch Burger

Bolsa's brunch burger is delicious save the bun - it tastes like it's been baked from an old collection of paper towel rolls. Everything else is top notch quality and we'd eat it again, and again.

Knife - Pimento Cheese

5680 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Knife's Pimento Cheese

Oh John, this the most uninspiring and boring burger we've had of yours to date. The pimento cheese is lost in the mix and the bun is from the grocery store down the street. You're better than this! Also head to Knife on payday as the food is not cheap, at all. We won't be heading back to Knife anytime soon.

Start - Start Burger

4023 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Start's Start Burger

Start offers one of the healthiest fast food burgers around what with its low fat grass-fed beef, avocado, and cakelike wheat bun. At eat this beef we like our burgers fatty greasy and all American. If you're looking for something on the healthy side, eat a salad.

Wingfield's - Bacon Cheeseburger

2615 S Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75224Street View

Wingfield's's Bacon Cheeseburger

Hands down without a doubt the best burger in Dallas (to date). It's massive, cheap, well seasoned, and insanely delicious. But there's a caveat, no seating! Enjoy this beef behemoth with your friends at the park down the way. Be sure to bring a six pack and plenty of shop towels to soak up the glorious mess. NOTE: Updated Pics!

303 Grill - Cuban Burger

303 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208Street View

303 Grill's Cuban Burger

303's effort is tasty but easily forgettable. We couldn't find any compelling reason to spark our interest into returning. Pork and ham simply doesn't jive well on an overcooked burger.

Burger Time Machine - Time Machine

301 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201Street View

Burger Time Machine's Time Machine

Burger Time Machine is a dive burger if you will, but don't be fooled by its well-worn exterior as their burgers are giant and delicious. Expect all sorts of diverse toppings - especially on their rotating chalk board specialty menu. Definitely some must have beef if you're in the Denton area.

Le Taco Cantina - Le Torta

2808 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Le Taco Cantina's Le Torta

Le Taco Cantina was quickly resurrected from Scotch and Sausage's fleeting ashes and has evolved to a casual dining experiance. Le Torta is built with melted swiss on short rib patty topped with carnitas, avocado, iceberg lettuce, and crema. Their bun had trouble supporting the grind and it gets messy, but it's completely satiating. We'll give it another shot soon.

Shake Shack - SmokeShack

1100 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704Street View

Shake Shack's SmokeShack

We drove to Austin just for the world renowned ShackBurger. Just kidding! We were on vacation. There'll be a line at this place but who gives af. You don't have to go all the way to New York do you? Shake Shack offers burgers that are step above your typical fast food burger. Tasty, but we'd recommend saving cash and time in line by going to P. Terry's or Dan's or the like.

The Ivy Tavern - The American Dream

5334 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209Street View

The Ivy Tavern's The American Dream

The American Dream fulfills the average Americans' gluttony at its best - a bacon cheddar burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Be advised: you should tackle this beefy barbarian with an empty stomach or prepare to be defeated. Order it from one of the friendliest bartenders in Dallas and you will not be disappointed.