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.
Established in 2010, eat this beef has cataloged 188 burgers in the DFW area to date.
The C.A.B Burger entices with the description of a cabernet smothered local Akaushi patty but horrifies when the reality of a balsamic soaked sloppy joe hit the table. The Akaushi patty may have been partially to blame -- known for being one of the most marbled beefs in the world -- simply crumbled into an unfortunate slather. The patty itself was flavorless. The tomato looked embarrassed to be there and the caramelized onion just seemed like a last ditch effort to balance out the overpowering awfulness of that damn cheap wine it seemed like some kitchen noob accidentally spilled all over this burger. The "everything bun" from Esmerelda's French bakery in Dallas was lovely and did not deserve to go down with this wine-sunken ship.
NOTE: This burger is off-menu! The server didn't hesitate when I asked for it so you should be OK. We didn't taste much smoke flavor in the patty at all, however it was cooked to order. This burger is tasty, but we can't justify a reason that tempts us to return. We recommend checking out Liberty Burger next door instead. The burnt ends here though -- nommzzzzzzzz.
The Honor Bar is a new addition to the Hillstone Group's collection of fancy restaurants. When we say fancy we mean it: there's a sign on the door that reads 'proper attire required' lols. Holy crap the slaw on this burger is to die for, what a unique addition. Patty was brittle and cooked to order. We reeeeally want to put this one on the top ten but it's much like the burger at R+D so we couldn't justify the bump. Stay tuned!
Look at that cute little bacon square! The half-pound chuck and brisket patty was moist and cooked perfectly, veg was top notch, and the bun came from some delicious bakery whose name escapes us. Also the crispy tobacco onions on the Cow + Pig burger were surprisingly tasty and not overpowering. An ETB first!
There was more bun than burger in every bite, patty was sadly way overcooked and dry, and the veg was weak af. Keep moving my friends.
We had to look some things up that came with this burger: maitake is a mushroom and port salut is a cow's milk cheese. Pretty fancy and pretty tasty and the proportions are on point with this one. We wouldn't mind eating this burger again.
TJ's effort is definitely worth the visit for its unique qualities like the pretzel bun and onion jam, but you gotta be into those sort of things, like the pretzel flavor and its sponginess coupled with the sweetness of the onion jam. We can't handle so much sweet with our beef, but you need to see for yourself! NOTE: The burger is ONLY avilable at the Preston & Royal location.
Texas Monthly magazine deemed this burger the best in Texas in 2009. It's still only available during Sunday brunch and reservations are recommended due to demand. We obviously don't agree with Texas Monthly, but it's a damn good burger. Get you some.
It was good, but the patty fell apart upon eating and turned into a right mess. We expect much much more from a $20 lunch burger, but I guess you get what you ask for in Uptown.
I said god damn. The Theodore bakes all their bread in house and it obvious that they're doing it right. The grind is mighty tasty, packed right, and juicy. Also the garlic aioli is 100% on point. It's located in the NorthPark mall but it's well worth battling your way through to find this gem of a burger.
This beef was dry and overwhelming with garlic flavor without the veg listed on the menu. You're in Plano already, take your ass to Royal down the street.
We knew there was something wrong with ordering a burger from a strictly brunch place, but we did it anyway, because burgers. The first thing you taste is an off-putting burnt pretzel flavor from the bun, followed by soggy veg and a Sysco patty. Just don't.
A Mexican joint with a delicious burger? There's such a thing? After Texas Monthly featured Mr Mesero in their top 50 we had to check it out. The first flavor that hits you (along with pretty much everything else) is the smoky flavor. Two thin patties covered with melty cheese underneath a bunch of fresh veg on a homemade bun makes this burger worth checking out. It's on the smaller side but it'll definitely feed the dragon.
You may think we're kidding but there's beef in there somewhere. It lies under a few slices of smoked gouda and on top of 'chipotle ketchup' that resembles bbq sauce too closely. We won't be coming back to this cursed location (formerly Vagabond) until it undoubtedly changes concepts again.
DOUBLE FEATURE: In the spirit of the election year, DFG is selling The Donald and The Hillary for $16/ea and we recommend you support your respective party! The Donald comes adorned with gold foil and it's similar to their prime burger, which has an excellent grill flavor. The Hillary is similar to their lamb burger which gives it some spunk. You can't go wrong with either!
The food menu is divided up into two sections, "burgers" and "not burgers". We like that. Plenty to choose from at Thurber Mingus, the white cheddar pimento worked surprisingly well on this burger. We'll be back for the fancy venue and because we love the name.