Eat This Beef, brah

The list broadens. Who doesn't love a good burger when you're on vacation? These are the burgers joints outside of DFW worth checking out if you're in the area.

Second Bar + Kitchen - Congress Burger

200 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701Street View

Second Bar + Kitchen's Congress Burger

The Congress burger is in a league of its own, and Second's menu offers an unavoidable collection of extra toppings. We chose to go with the smoked pork belly which sat on top of a perfectly cooked brisket and chuck blended patty.

Contigo - Burger & Fries

2027 Anchor Lane, Austin, TX 78723Street View

Contigo's Burger & Fries

Crisp and organic veggies coupled with the house-made challah bun makes this burger a delight

Épicerie - Cheeseburger

2307 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78756Street View

Épicerie's Cheeseburger

A fantastic counter burger at Épicerie. Super fresh and crisp veggies coupled with a cooked to order patty. The fries were nice as well.

Red's Porch - Big Burger

3508 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704Street View

Red's Porch's Big Burger

Red's is a great place to sit on the patio and watch the Austin sunset. When I ordered this 1lb burger the staff went crazy. It's not as big as everyone was making it out to be, but extremely tasty.

Casino El Camino - The LA Burger

517 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701Street View

Casino El Camino's The LA Burger

According to the internets, Casino El Camino is the best burger joint in Austin. It's good, but we've had much better. Be sure to get here around noon or you'll have at least an hour wait.

Black Sheep Lodge - Black Sheep Burger

2108 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704Street View

Black Sheep Lodge's Black Sheep Burger

Cool venue, awesome burgers, great sweet potato fries. We love the salad that goes on top of the bugers here.

Shake Shack - SmokeShack

1100 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704Street View

Shake Shack's SmokeShack

We drove to Austin just for the world renowned ShackBurger. Just kidding! We were on vacation. There'll be a line at this place but who gives af. You don't have to go all the way to New York do you? Shake Shack offers burgers that are step above your typical fast food burger. Tasty, but we'd recommend saving cash and time in line by going to P. Terry's or Dan's or the like.

The Hay Merchant - Cease And Desist Burger

1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006Street View

The Hay Merchant's Cease And Desist Burger

Hit Shady's if you're looking for a super greasy burger. They use a ton of fat in their grind and it falls apart upon slaying, but other than that we'd return

Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill - Cheeseburger Basket

3940 Harvey Road, College Station, TX 77845Street View

Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill's Cheeseburger Basket

Koppe Bridge is well known for their multi-award winning burgers. We felt their burger was tasty, but it wasn't good enough to return next time we're in town.

Block 7 Wine Company - Block 7 Burger

720 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007Street View

Block 7 Wine Company's Block 7 Burger

Homemade bun, fresh ingredients, and cooked to order. The homemade tater tots were outstanding.

Bernie's Burger Bus - The Substitute

2715 Sackett St, Houston, TX 77098Street View

Bernie's Burger Bus's The Substitute

As the title suggests, this is a mobile burger factory. Genius. The substitute is a super awesome blue cheese burger.

Texas Burger - Texas Burger

2902 E Main St, Madisonville, TX 77864Street View

Texas Burger's Texas Burger

We hold this burger a step above fast food. If your options are limited and you're in a time crunch, do it.

Burger Bar - Hubert Keller Burger

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119Street View

Burger Bar's Hubert Keller Burger

Hubert Keller runs this place so we had to check it out. To be honest, the burgers here are nothing to write home about. They were average at best. If we had a destination fail page, Burger Bar would be on it.

The Copper Onion - The Copper Onion Burger

111 E. Broadway Suite 170, Salt Lake City, UT 84111Street View

The Copper Onion's The Copper Onion Burger

Excellent flavor, cooked to order, fantastic homemade bun. No tomatoes but we can look past that. Love the garlic fries as well.

Chris Madrid's - Macho Cheddar Cheezy

1900 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78212Street View

Chris Madrid's's Macho Cheddar Cheezy

The Cheddar Cheesy wins on uniqueness alone. We've never seen such a colossal amount of cheese on a burger before. Their patties are thin, but surface area makes up for it. Very tasty indeed.

Coyote Bluff Cafe - Burger From Hell

2417 S Grand St, Amarillo, TX 79103Street View

Coyote Bluff Cafe's Burger From Hell

Sadly this burger did not live up to the hype, however we think it's the best burger Amarillo has to offer.

The Burger Stand - The Classic

207 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501Street View

The Burger Stand's The Classic

Fantastic burger and even better sauces to accompany the splendid duck fat fries.

Stoic & Genuine - Double Cheese Burger

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202Street View

Stoic & Genuine's Double Cheese Burger

Simply incredible. This place was high on the 2017 Denver burger bracket so we had to check it out. Fine dining burger at its best. We love the description on the menu: bun, beef, cheese, beef, cheese, LTO, bun $13.

Highland Tap and Burger - Battle Royal

2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211Street View

Highland Tap and Burger's Battle Royal

Extra crispy patties piled high with veg make this spot a winner. Pop in next door for an extra special treat.