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.
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.
Proportion is key with burgers and The Royale nails it 100%. Every ingredient coalesces in delicious beefy harmony. This burger made me feel something in my naughty bits, we highly recommend you indulge in John's latest effort (which is MUCH better than Knife, in our humble opinion). PS: why come the cheese isn't melted? Anyway, We'd love to put Royale on the top ten ... but ... there's no fucking room.
Mudhen has a solid healthy-ish burger what with its fresh veggies and nine grain bun. The puddle of gouda below the 44 farms patty introduces a nice flavor. The bun, surprisingly, is really tasty! Usually 'healthy' buns taste like ground cardboard cake.
Wayward's burger salad introduces too many elements into the humble hamburger. The salad which sits on a delicate crumbly patty includes mandolin carrot among other veggies which turned us off. Don't let Wayward's burger dissuade you from going as everything else we sampled was excellent.
Cot damn this burger is delicious! Super flavorful patty, white cheddar, and whiskey-mustard on a freshly baked roll. Every veggie had a refreshing crunch to it. We'll definitely drive out of the loop up North for this burger again!
A dry patty and bun with a waxy stiff slice of cheddar won't beckon us back to Buffalo Bluez.
We will never understand why chefs like fried onion strings and BBQ sauce on a burger. It trumps the flavor of everything else. The patty is the only notable ingredient as it was well put together.
VT's chefs up a great no-LTO burger which highlights their in-house ground patty between a cloud-like bun. If you don't mind the lack of veggies this is a winner.
A backyard BBQ burger wrapped in paper with a smashed bun. Plenty of better options in the surrounding area.
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 doesn't come close to Blue Plate's (Rathbun's now extinct fare) burger. It's average at best, less expensive, but average.