Eat This Beef, brah

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 191 burgers in the DFW area to date.


E.J. Wills Gastropub - The Garbage Burger

18208 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252Street View

E.J. Wills Gastropub's The Garbage Burger

Holy mother of Burger. Look at this thing. Topped with sliced turkey, red leaf lettuce, tomato, red cabbage, jalapeno bacon, mac and cheese, cheese sauce, and a fried onion. The patty was perfectly cooked to order and overall this sandwich was delicious, however expect it to fall apart after a few bites because there's simply too much going on here.

Masticated in: Feb 2017

Haystack Burgers & Barley - Haystack Burgers & Barley

100 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080Street View

Haystack Burgers & Barley's Haystack Burgers & Barley

Haystack delivers a damn fine burger. The patties come out medium which isn't bad, bun is freshly griddled, and the veg is on point. We want to try the chicken fried burger next time. See ya then!

Masticated in: Feb 2017

Shady's Burger Joint - Shady's Burger

9661 Audelia Rd, Dallas, TX 75238Street View

Shady's Burger Joint's Shady's Burger

Shady's is a decent local spot tucked away in suburbia. Cooked to order and tasty overall. The bun has a strong potato flavor and it's not toasted or griddled which left us confused. Check em out if you're in the area.

Masticated in: Jan 2017

Sixty Vines - The C.A.B. Burger

3701 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093Street View

Sixty Vines's The C.A.B. Burger

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 -- 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.

Masticated in: Jan 2017

Lakewood Smokehouse - Smoked Cheeseburger

1901 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214Street View

Lakewood Smokehouse's Smoked Cheeseburger

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.

Masticated in: Jan 2017

The Honor Bar - Honor Burger

26 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205Street View

The Honor Bar's Honor Burger

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!

Masticated in: Dec 2016

Stirr - Stirr Crazy

2803 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226Street View

Stirr's Stirr Crazy

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!

Masticated in: Dec 2016

Haymaker - Texan Burger

1520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Haymaker's Texan Burger

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.

Masticated in: Nov 2016

Cedar Grove - Grovey Burger

4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Cedar Grove's Grovey Burger

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.

Masticated in: Oct 2016

TJ's Seafood - The Yacht Club Burger

6025 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75230Street View

TJ's Seafood's The Yacht Club Burger

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.

Masticated in: Sep 2016

The Grape Restaurant - The "Best Burger In Texas"

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

The Grape Restaurant's The "Best Burger In Texas"

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.

Masticated in: Sep 2016

Morton's The Steakhouse - Morton's Prime Burger

2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201Street View

Morton's The Steakhouse's Morton's Prime Burger

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.

Masticated in: Sep 2016

The Theodore - The Theodore Burger on a Sweet Yeast Roll

8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225Street View

The Theodore's The Theodore Burger on a Sweet Yeast Roll

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.

Masticated in: Sep 2016

Pepper Smash - B²LT Burger

7200 Bishop Rd, Plano, TX 75024Street View

Pepper Smash's B²LT 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.

Masticated in: Aug 2016

Bowen House - Hamburger La Pasha

2614 Boll St, Dallas, TX 75204Street View

Bowen House's Hamburger La Pasha

The double patties are nice, but nothing else stands out. Boring and typical and Uptown fare.

Masticated in: Aug 2016

Yolk - Burger

1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201Street View

Yolk's Burger

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.

Masticated in: Aug 2016

Clark Food & Wine Co. - Grilled Burger

1920 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Clark Food & Wine Co.'s Grilled Burger

Clark changed up and their burger isn't as tasty as it used to be. The sloppy sauce is still there but on the side, and the pickled veggies are missing. Still a tasty burger indeed.

Masticated in: Aug 2016

Mr Mesero - The "Rose" Burger

4444 Mckinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205Street View

Mr Mesero's The "Rose" Burger

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.

Masticated in: Jul 2016

Henry's Tavern - Brewhouse Cheeseburger

5741 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024Street View

Henry's Tavern's Brewhouse Cheeseburger

A tasty pub burger can be found here. Brioche bun with a patty cooked to order and tillamook sharp cheddar. If you're up North and looking for a good burger you won't be disappointed at Henry's.

Masticated in: Jul 2016

Knuckle Sandwich Co. - Knuckle Burger

3619 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Knuckle Sandwich Co.'s Knuckle Burger

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.

Masticated in: Jun 2016