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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.


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!

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.

C. Señor - Cuban Burger

330 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208Street View

C. Señor's Cuban Burger

C. Señor's succinct menu features an atypical burger on a tiny torta like bun with a beef and chorizo blend. They put a unique Cuban spin on the burger but it's very small and leaves you hungry for more. There are plenty of better options in Bishop Arts that we recommend you hit instead. Do stop in for their Yucca fries though as they're incredible.

Nickel & Rye - Hangover Burger

2523 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201Street View

Nickel & Rye's Hangover Burger

N&R's Hangover Burger took us by surprise. It's well balanced and most importantly the egg was fried to perfection accompanied with a bun that'll support it. The double patties are charred to the max which opens up the flavor flood gates. It's the best farm burger we've had to date. We'll be back for their Signature Burger soon.

The Common Table - The Notorious P.I.G.

2917 Fairmount St, Dallas, TX 75201Street View

The Common Table's The Notorious P.I.G.

The Notorious P.I.G. has serious potential, but the patty was ruined by way too much sodium. It was cooked to order and the pimento cheese was a pleasant surprise. The bun was soft and the duck fat delivered an extra flavor punch. We'll go back, but if it's too salty next time we'll push it over to the fail page. PS: we recommend finding a table outside because it's loud af indoors.

Braindead Brewing - The Coma Burger

2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226Street View

Braindead Brewing's The Coma Burger

Braindead constructs their burger well. A bun that will withstand their fatty grind and the veggies on the bottom to prevent bun soakage. Black angus brisket, duroc pork bacon, and Texas wagyu top sirloin is an excellent mix. We loved this burger, but there was something unbalanced about it that didn't push it over the top. We'll return again to see if it's evolved over time.

Oak - The Oak Burger

1628 Oak Lawn Ave #110, Dallas, TX 75207Street View

Oak's The Oak Burger

When we learned John Tesar joined Oak as executive chef we had to see about the burger. The Oak Burger comes on an English muffin as expected. Quality patty and veggies make for a tasty burger indeed. We did fell that the muff was over-buttered though. Don't worry John, we'll look the other way and enjoy the beef.

Dugg Burger - The Dugg Dozen

9540 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218Street View

Dugg Burger's The Dugg Dozen

We were blown away by Dugg Burger. A true diamond in the ruff. Everything about Dugg is unique. They use a Village bakery bun that's been hollowed out to accompany a mix of cherry tomatoes and fine greens that's like a salad to go with your beef. The patty is thin but action packed. They also offer a variety of choice toppings to satiate your taste.

Harvey B's - The Standard

4506 Columbia Avenue, Dallas, TX 75226Street View

Harvey B's's The Standard

Harvey cooks up a classic diner burger. If you order the half pound (like we did) prepare for a mountain of meat. Their patty had a nice char but was a bit overdone. The spiral cut spuds were a nice deviation from the norm.

Spork - Beef Burger

6110 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX 75252Street View

Spork's Beef Burger

The former chef at Mexican Sugar is better than this. Spork refuses to cook a burger less than well done which ruins their in-house ground beef. They're using a decent bun but it simply doesn't make up for their excuse for beef.

Sundown At Granada - Manitoba Burger

3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Sundown At Granada's Manitoba Burger

Come to Sundown at sunset for their incredible rooftop patio but not for the food. The brisket tasted like burnt wood chips and it overpowered any flavor from the patty. Also they didn't have any plates or silverware anywhere in the restaurant, weird.

Épicerie - Cheeseburger

2307 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78756Street View

Épicerie's Cheeseburger

A fantastic counter burger at Épicerie. Super fresh and crisp veggies coupled with a cooked to order patty. The fries were nice as well.

Blues Burgers - The HMF

1820 West Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235Street View

Blues Burgers's The HMF

The HMF (has more flavor) incorporates house made Thousand Island dressing that blows Jake's Special out of the water. It packs a punch with its ghost pepper cheese and the bun is locally baked and fully supports the patty. Would eat again 10/10.

Papi's Red Hots - The Longhorn

4900 Main St, The Colony, TX 75056Street View

Papi's Red Hots's The Longhorn

The Longhorn @ Papi's is very messy and the dry bun doesn't compliment the burger's integrity at all. If you're in The Colony and you want a burger but you don't want fast food - hit up the paps.

Scotch & Sausage - Cheeseburger

2808 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Scotch & Sausage's Cheeseburger

Joey's burger begs you to focus on its meat and cheese. Two patties with a 50/50 angus brisket blend, microplaned shallots and American cheese between a pain de mie bun. Simple build but complex flavor yields a delightful experience at Scotch & Sausage.

Luscher's Red Hots - The 'Uncle Herky' Burger

2653 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226Street View

Luscher's Red Hots's The 'Uncle Herky' Burger

Brian C. Luscher, chef and co-owner from The Grape, is better than this. The best part about the Uncle Herky is its seeded pain au lait bun. The two slim wagyu patties were overcooked and lost their flavor and we like vegetables on our burgers by default. Maybe they'll change up in the future.

Henderson Avenue Country Club - Big Belly Burger

2405 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Henderson Avenue Country Club's Big Belly Burger

The burger here is very filling with a half-pound patty topped with pork belly. The belly had a brisket like texture and was pretty tough but it carried a nice flavor. The egg made this burger super messy but we can tolerate that.