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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.


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.

Cold Beer Company - Slump Busters

3600 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226Street View

Cold Beer Company's Slump Busters

We weren't aware that the burger here is only served on Tuesdays. Lame, however the sliders were surprisingly good. Custom little buns and a little salty tasty patty. Not sure if we can make it out during a weekday but we'll keep it in mind. PS: ask your bar tender about Stone Cold ET.

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.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar - Goodnight / Good Cause

6030 Luther Ln #100, Dallas, TX 75225Street View

Hopdoddy Burger Bar's Goodnight / Good Cause

We visited Hopdoddy in Austin circa 2011 before it arrived in Dallas and I must say the consistency between cities is on point, however their baked in-house buns cannot support the amount of fat in the grind so you end up with a wet sloppy albeit delicious mess. Also Hopdoddy is in the middle of Yuppie heaven. Enjoy that.

Remedy - Cheeseburger

2010 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Remedy's Cheeseburger

Danyele McPherson left The Grape and is now running the kitchen at Remedy so we had high expectations going in; and they were met. The burger here is simple but profound. Kansas City Kobe beef between a griddled challah bun. Would eat again 10/10.

Fat Rabbit - Fat Rabbit Burger

2533 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201Street View

Fat Rabbit's Fat Rabbit Burger

Not much to say about Fat Rabbit's effort except that it's boring. The grind sounds good in theory but disappoints in execution. 50% short rib and 50% brisket? I guess. We will say the BBQ rub on the fries is delightful.

Greenville Bar & Grill - GbG Burger

2817 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Greenville Bar & Grill's GbG Burger

Don't go out of your way with the burger @ Greenville Bar & Grill. The patty is fatty and flavorful but the rest of the build is below average. Fries aint shit neither.

Public School 214 - The Huntsman

3700 McKinney Avenue, #148, Dallas, TX 75204Street View

Public School 214's The Huntsman

Public School comes to Dallas from the left coast. The Huntsman has great LTO, sits on a flaky homemade bun, and the patty was cooked to order. Delicious. Also the school themed décor is fun and omnipresent.

Vernons Gastropub - Mo Burger

5290 Beltline Rd Ste 142, Dallas, TX 75254Street View

Vernons Gastropub's Mo Burger

We would not like Mo of this burger. It sounds good in theory but we don't know if we sat down for thanksgiving dinner or french onion soup. The patty flavor was drowned by the gravy and the bun didn't make any waves either. And let's be honest Vernon's is in Addison.

Rodeo Goat Ice House - Chaca Oaxaca

1926 Market Center Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207Street View

Rodeo Goat Ice House's Chaca Oaxaca

Rodeo Goat blew us away with their chorizo based burger. They complete this breakfast burger breakthrough with avocado, pico, queso, tabasco, and a fried egg. Lovely. Being a burger only joint they sure do offer a wide array of specialty builds. BONUS: the patio is giant, inviting, and scenic.

Eureka! - Fresno Fig Burger

3700 McKinney Ave #126, Dallas, TX 75204Street View

Eureka!'s Fresno Fig Burger

Eureka! is a trendy craft brew touting California based burger chain. The Fresno Fig burger's marmalade and goat cheese were subtly integrated without overpowering the flavor. Cooked to order, a shit load of arugula, and a soft fluffy egg based bun.

Henry's Majestic - Henry's Marrow Spiked Burger

4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205Street View

Henry's Majestic's Henry's Marrow Spiked Burger

We ordered Henry's burger rare but it was too well done to taste any 'Akaushi' beef flavor. The bun isn't strong enough for an egg on top so we recommend leaving it out of this build.

Clark Food & Wine Co. - Grilled Burger

1920 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Clark Food & Wine Co.'s Grilled Burger

Clark's burger is on point with the amount of time on the grill, the sloppy sauce is super tasty, and the pickled veggies give it a different spin on flavor. Love this burger and they built a lovely spot in lower Greenville.

LYFE Kitchen - Grass-Fed Burger

8315 Westchester Dr, Dallas, TX 75225Street View

LYFE Kitchen's Grass-Fed Burger

LYFE Kitchen is what you'd expect from a healthy burger. If you're calorie watching, you might as well get a salad instead. This burger had a dry cake-like bun, a small hockey puck patty, and (of course) delicious veggies. Also, LYFE stands for Love Your Food Everyday. Everyday is an adjective that means commonplace, ordinary, or normal.

Origin Kitchen + Bar - Grass Fed Burger

4438 McKinney Ave #150, Dallas, TX 75225Street View

Origin Kitchen + Bar's Grass Fed Burger

Origins puts together a damn good farm burger. It comes loaded with top notch ingredients with the white cheddar standing out the most. The sweet potato fries are sub-par but the burger is worth a visit alone.

Vagabond - Build Your Burger

3619 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Vagabond's Build Your Burger

We can't say anything special about the burgers at Vagabond. The only piece that was appealing was the challah bun. The patty and its accompaniments were average at best. If you're looking for a nice bar atmosphere this is the place.