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 171 burgers in the DFW area.


Melios Bros. Char Bar - Deluxe Cheese Hamburger

2026 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Melios Bros. Char Bar's Deluxe Cheese Hamburger

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.

Masticated in: May 2016

Burger Edge - Double Cheeseburger

7529 Campbell Rd Ste 303, Dallas, TX 75248Street View

Burger Edge's Double Cheeseburger

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.

Masticated in: May 2016

Kessler Park Eating House - House Burger

1619 N Beckley Avenue, Dallas, TX 75203Street View

Kessler Park Eating House's House Burger

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.

Masticated in: May 2016

Dairy-Ette - Double Cheeseburger

9785 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228Street View

Dairy-Ette's Double Cheeseburger

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.

Masticated in: May 2016

Matchbox - perfect lunch burger

7859 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75230Street View

Matchbox's perfect lunch burger

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.

Masticated in: May 2016

Eastwood's Bar - Cheeseburger

3407 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204Street View

Eastwood's Bar's Cheeseburger

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!

Masticated in: Apr 2016

the Skellig - Pub Burger

2409 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

the Skellig's Pub Burger

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.

Masticated in: Apr 2016

Hash House a go go - Smoked Bacon, Avocado & Cheddar Burger

1900 Preston Rd. #343, Plano, TX 75093Street View

Hash House a go go's Smoked Bacon, Avocado & Cheddar Burger

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.

Masticated in: Apr 2016

Montlake Cut - Tillamook Cheddar Burger

8220 Westchester Dr, Dallas, TX 75225Street View

Montlake Cut's Tillamook Cheddar Burger

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.

Masticated in: Apr 2016

City Council Restaurant & Bar - Stacked Burger

2901 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX 75204Street View

City Council Restaurant & Bar's Stacked 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.

Masticated in: Apr 2016

Biergarten - Burger mit Kase

665 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202Street View

Biergarten's Burger mit Kase

Nothing stands out in Biergarten's effort, like it wasn't made with love but simply put together. It's plain, boring, overpriced, and easily forgettable.

Masticated in: Feb 2016

The Royale Magnificent Burgers - The American Treasure

3310 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093Street View

The Royale Magnificent Burgers's The American Treasure

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.

Masticated in: Feb 2016

Mudhen Meat and Greens - Grass-Fed Beef Burger

900 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201Street View

Mudhen Meat and Greens's Grass-Fed Beef Burger

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.

Masticated in: Feb 2016

Wayward Sons - 44 farms burger

3525 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Wayward Sons's 44 farms burger

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.

Masticated in: Feb 2016

rye. craft food and drink - rye burger.

111 W Virginia St, McKinney, TX 75069, McKinney, TX 75069Street View

rye. craft food and drink's rye burger.

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!

Masticated in: Jan 2016

Buffalo Bluez - All-American Burger

4200 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024Street View

Buffalo Bluez's All-American Burger

A dry patty and bun with a waxy stiff slice of cheddar won't beckon us back to Buffalo Bluez.

Masticated in: Jan 2016

Angela's Cafe - Sourdough Bacon & Cheddar Burger

7979 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75209Street View

Angela's Cafe's Sourdough Bacon & Cheddar Burger

No. Angela needs to stick to what she's good at: breakfast diner fare.

Masticated in: Jan 2016

Pink Magnolia - Pink Magnolia Burger

642 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208Street View

Pink Magnolia's Pink Magnolia Burger

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.

Masticated in: Jan 2016

Beck's Prime - Bill's Burger

4002 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219Street View

Beck's Prime's Bill's Burger

A chain restaurant with a decent burger? Surprisingly, yes. It's a grease filled experience but man it'll scratch your burger itch for sure.

Masticated in: Dec 2015

Victor Tangos - House Ground Cheeseburger

1917 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Street View

Victor Tangos's House Ground Cheeseburger

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.

Masticated in: Nov 2015