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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.


Stock & Barrel - Wagyu Meatloaf Burger

316 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208Street View

Stock & Barrel's Wagyu Meatloaf Burger

The wagyu patty was moist and had a great fat balance to the grind which definitely induced nostalgia from Nosh. Topped with tomato jam between a soft glossy bun made for a memorable experience. Also, S&B's brunch is supreme, add it to your short list

Hickory - Classic Burger

8100 Dallas Pkwy #115, Plano, TX 75024Street View

Hickory's Classic Burger

Hickory doesn't come close to Blue Plate's (Rathbun's now extinct fare) burger. It's average at best, less expensive, but average.

Cook Hall - Cook Hall Burger

2440 Victory Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Cook Hall's Cook Hall Burger

Excellent presentation, loved the veggies, all around great pub burger here. It's a hotel venue but we can look past that. Tasty indeed!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen - SB Burger

216 W Virginia St #100, McKinney, TX 75069Street View

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen's SB Burger

We couldn't taste the quality in the Wagyu patty and the bun was kinda dry, but hey if you live in McKinney this is probably one of the best burgers available. Also make sure to order the sugarbacon as it's truely divine.

Ida Claire - Ida Like A Burger

5001 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX 75254Street View

Ida Claire's Ida Like A Burger

Ida Claire's burger fu is strong on all fronts except for the patty. It's thin and lifeless; however the fresh pickles and okra salad will keep us coming back. Ida is easily the best restaurant on Addison's restaurant row.

Lakewood Landing - "The" Burger

5818 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75214Street View

Lakewood Landing's "The" Burger

Come to Lakewood Landing for the Dallas dive bar experience, but sadly the food quality follows suit. Your choice of cheese on an 80/20 blend makes for a perfect alcohol sponge after multiple inexpensive drinks. If the Landing was our neighborhood bar, we'd imagine this burger being a standard cure to whatever ails us. However, for the eat this beef palate, 'The Burger' simply doesn't rise above the rest in the df dub.

Armoury D.E. - Damn Burger

2714 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226Street View

Armoury D.E.'s Damn Burger

The Damn Burger at Armoury D.E. is nothing short of fantastic. A short rib and brisket blended patty, Widmer cheddar, and LTO. Comes cooked to order on a fresh Challah bun. Give Peter a high five behind the bar for us!

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.