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 177 burgers in the DFW area to date.
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.
We love the LTO and Nate's pickles as they really add to the fresh crisp flavor. We used to have this burger on the top ten when Boulivardier was going above and beyond, but since the patty and cheese changed we had to make room for comparable contenders, however don't let that discourage you, this burger is still damn delicious!
The menu at Filament doesn't give any secrets away, double meat, cheese, grilled onions, house pickles, and sauce. When the plate arrives it emits a strong rosemary smell, and upon biting into the burger you get a rush of flavor to your taste buds. Filament offers a very unique and modern burger, and we highly recommend it. No LTO, no problem.
It's about time we made it to this 40 year old establishment, but it'll be the last. The word sad comes to mind when remembering Melio's flattened buns, shredded cheese, and obviously frozen patty adorned with sketchy grill marks. Please head across the street to Rapscallion.
Burger Edge roots stem from the Keller's family so we were expecting good beef which is what we found. The double cheeseburger is gargantuan by nature. Two patties topped with cheese stuffed with fresh veg on a cornmeal Kaiser roll. Satisfying indeed.
Bland patty, tough bun and nothing flavorful won't keep us coming back to Kessler. This burger sounds great on paper but in reality it doesn't deliver.
We finally made it to this Dallas drive-in burger staple. The burgers are what you’d expect: diner style, thin crispy patties, and minimalist buns. Delicious! Also these guys might have the most inexpensive non fast-food burgers in Dallas.
Matchbox gives you an option of six ounces or eight, this is eat this beef, of course we went with eight. Cooked to order, wonderful grill flavor, and the oven roasted tomatoes were a great addition. You can't go wrong with this burger.
Eastwood's is a pleasant burger surprise in the heart of Uptown. The patty is cooked to order, comes with giant slabs of bacon, a healthy pile of cheese, fat pickles which really bring out the LTO, sitting on a buttery bun. Yum!
Immediately after biting into the pub burger we got a rush of grill flavor from the patty, but sadly from nothing else. Pretty looking bun from Empire, little flavor from the cheese and the veggies were sparse and unappealing.
We've been to the HHAGG in Vegas, but this is Dallas, and we must leave no patty unturned. If just got back from an episode of Naked and Afraid and haven't eaten for a month, HHAGG is for you. Absolutely massive portions, but for the burger this isn't a good thing. Saggy overcooked patties, “stuffed” which translates as a shit ton of additives that overtake the veggies and make it a glutinous mess. The bun they use can't support such savagery.
The Neighborhood Services fam does it again with a delicious heartwarming burger. Montlake is currently the only restaurant sourcing southeast family farms and you can tell. The patty is perfectly formed to support the bun which sits on a bed of simple and fresh veggies. Thousand island dressing gives it a familiar kick. Must try this burger.
This location was once Thomas Average Beverage Company, then Boxwood Tap + Grill, now City Council Restaurant & Bar. Sadly, the third concept couldn't hold up to the former establishments. Beef not cooked to order, old veggies, and an overall boring build.