The list continues. These burgers are fantastic and we'd love to return for another burgering, but unfortunately we couldn't squeeze them into the top ten.
Adair's is the complete dive bar experience coupled with great tasting burgers. Fresh ingredients, crisp toppings, and a well formed patty makes for an enjoyable burger here.
The Angry Dog is an extremely popular place. There was a line out the door when we left (eatthisbeef.com knows to arrive early). We feel that AD's popularity is due more to atmosphere than its food. In all honesty, the 'Angry Dog' was much better than the burger. Also, we don't like when assembly is required.
The Damn Burger at Armoury D.E. is nothing short of fantastic. A short rib and brisket blended patty, Widmer cheddar, and LTO. Comes cooked to order on a fresh Challah bun. Give Peter a high five behind the bar for us!
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.
BPK's effort is delicious and the brie cheese makes it interesting
The HMF (has more flavor) incorporates house made Thousand Island dressing that blows Jake's Special out of the water. It packs a punch with its ghost pepper cheese and the bun is locally baked and fully supports the patty. Would eat again 10/10.
Bolsa's brunch burger is delicious save the bun - it tastes like it's been baked from an old collection of paper towel rolls. Everything else is top notch quality and we'd eat it again, and again.
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!
We were not expecting this gem at a bowling alley. The egg bun, bacon, greens, and ketchup pair together in harmony unlike any ketchup based burger we've had. It's temping but we're going to keep this one @ honorable mention for now. Also, you can throw a ball down a lane if you're into that sorta thing.
Boxwood's effort is tasty indeed, but not much bourbon flavor to be had. We recommend this if you're near Uptown
Braindead constructs their burger well. A bun that will withstand their fatty grind and the veggies on the bottom to prevent bun soakage. Black angus brisket, duroc pork bacon, and Texas wagyu top sirloin is an excellent mix. We loved this burger, but there was something unbalanced about it that didn't push it over the top. We'll return again to see if it's evolved over time.
Burger Break offers a very flavorful burger and packs the toppings sky high. We'll be back for sure.
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.
Your typical diner burger with thin patties and standard veg if you're into that sorta thing. Tasty.
Burger Time Machine is a dive burger if you will, but don't be fooled by its well-worn exterior as their burgers are giant and delicious. Expect all sorts of diverse toppings - especially on their rotating chalk board specialty menu. Definitely some must have beef if you're in the Denton area.
We love the unique style of this one. Refried beans, tostada, and ham? Yes, but it's not as monumental as the name implies.
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.
The beef was cooked to perfection resulting in a dark crimson center. The Oaxaca cheese had a nice touch, but we didn't like the bun - it was too dry.
Club Schmitz is exactly what you want in a quiet, local dive bar experience. Cold, cheap beer and excellent service compliment this place well. However, their burgers are average and don't find a slot in the top ten.
Excellent presentation, loved the veggies, all around great pub burger here. It's a hotel venue but we can look past that. Tasty indeed!
Crossroads Diner is a great concept with a bright atmosphere. We found that their burger is difficult to set apart from the rest. It's good, but lacked that emphatic impact that we look for.
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.
There's a burger for everyone at DBK. Pair your beef with a delicious beer from their giant draft selection. Their burgers are a step above pub food here
We know, we know it's not beef, but it's still red divine fatty meat. Picked onions and feta give this burger a unique flavor on top the lamb and the combination is nothing short of mind blowing.
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!
Man this one had potential. Love the fact that they recommissioned Club Schmit'z grill so all that flavor didn't go to waste in a dumpster somewhere. The bun had trouble supporting the beef blend (it looks like a chef hat!) but overall this was a tasty burger. Average LTO but hey that's better than no LTO. 10/10 would return.
We were blown away by Dugg Burger. A true diamond in the ruff. Everything about Dugg is unique. They use a Village bakery bun that's been hollowed out to accompany a mix of cherry tomatoes and fine greens that's like a salad to go with your beef. The patty is thin but action packed. They also offer a variety of choice toppings to satiate your taste.
That's right, our meat mission stretches across the metroplex. This is exactly what you're looking for in a great blue cheese burger. A neighborhood style place, located on the edge of TCU's campus.
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.
The moist and airy bun from Empire Baking and sriracha dijonnaise adds a distinctive twist to this burger. The homemade chips are a unique accompaniment to most of the meals here.
Eureka! is a trendy craft brew touting California based burger chain. The Fresno Fig burger's marmalade and goat cheese were subtly integrated without overpowering the flavor. Cooked to order, a shit load of arugula, and a soft fluffy egg based bun.
Filament: just when we thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this ... and TOTALLY redeem yourself! When we first came to Filament the burger was f'n delicious, but not mind bending enough to land itself a spot on the top ten, until now. Their play on the big mac burger is legendary: suuuuper crispy patties, damn near identical special sauce, and they added veggies (thank the burger Gods). Do yourself a favor and hit Filament for this lascivious creation.
Super crispy big sesame seed equipped buns, great flavor, and it's massive. Surprisingly great onion rings as well.
Front Room's effort is a bit pricey at $16 but it's worth it. Their patty is super fat and juicy and the white cheddar gives it a nice twist. We'd go back for sure.
We like how the menu @ Goodfriend is burger centric, but the Loretta didn't satiate and the blue cheese was extremely overpowering. On another note, the sweet potato fries were phenomenal.
This is an excellent burger lacking greens. The beer onions and garlic aioli give it a nice bite, even though it has butter pickles.
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!
The burger here is very filling with a half-pound patty topped with pork belly. The belly had a brisket like texture and was pretty tough but it carried a nice flavor. The egg made this burger super messy but we can tolerate that.
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.
We visited Hopdoddy in Austin circa 2011 before it arrived in Dallas and I must say the consistency between cities is on point, however their baked in-house buns cannot support the amount of fat in the grind so you end up with a wet sloppy albeit delicious mess. Also Hopdoddy is in the middle of Yuppie heaven. Enjoy that.
Ida Claire's burger fu is strong on all fronts except for the patty. It's thin and lifeless; however the fresh pickles and okra salad will keep us coming back. Ida is easily the best restaurant on Addison's restaurant row.
The Nooner is the pinnacle of over-indulgence. Cheese, ham, bacon, egg, and LTO piled high threatening to punish your gut, but the patty has little room to shine. Also it's not on the menu, but go ahead, order one anyway. We like it, we'd go back, in fact, we have. See you soon Jonathan.
Formally Kitchen LTO, Junction Craft Kitchen makes a tasty burger. We loved the garlic mayo and fresh baked brioche bun. Crispy Akaushi patties with some nice veg entices us to return.
La Duni obvs bakes their bun in house which already sets it apart. The patty is brittle, bright red, and delicious. Also the yucca fries are unstoppable. God damn, why haven't we had their burger before!?
Le Taco Cantina was quickly resurrected from Scotch and Sausage's fleeting ashes and has evolved to a casual dining experiance. Le Torta is built with melted swiss on short rib patty topped with carnitas, avocado, iceberg lettuce, and crema. Their bun had trouble supporting the grind and it gets messy, but it's completely satiating. We'll give it another shot soon.
An outdoor venue is always preferred. Good flavor, but it was bumped to make room for the best of the best.
This burger came to us as a recommendation from a Playboy reader (ETB doesn't read the articles). Created by established chef, Time Love, we knew this burger had potential. It was super tasty and held a flavor that was new to us.
Uber toasty bun, crispy patty, and fresh vegetables deliver an all around classic. The place is small and usually packed, but they are equipped with party seating magicians. You'll always get a seat no matter how long the line is. We've come to the heartbreaking conclusion that M&M simply isn't as tasty as it once was. The quality just isn't up to what it once was.
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.
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.
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.
The Block Burger is a serious classic. It features a hand formed blend of chuck and brisket cooked to perfection, sitting on a thick pad of iceberg lettuce, squeezed in between a sesame seed bun. Outstanding.
We'll be back for the novelty factor alone. The top bun is injected with a hot creamy mix of gruyere that spills out into a river of delicious ooze as you cut (or bite) into the burger. It's tasty, but make sure to grab a few extra napkins.
N&R's Hangover Burger took us by surprise. It's well balanced and most importantly the egg was fried to perfection accompanied with a bun that'll support it. The double patties are charred to the max which opens up the flavor flood gates. It's the best farm burger we've had to date. We'll be back for their Signature Burger soon.
When we heard OSK killed their original location in favor of Trinity Groves, we had to check it out, and holy hell it's just the same as it ever was. Their diner-like burgers have an excellent char and flavor you can't miss. Off-Site Kitchen is part of the Neighborhood Services family so what's not to love?
A fine effort. I'd love to know how Olive Burger gets their buns perfectly toasty. Love the size of the patty and the heat from the jalapenos, but the mushroom and onions got lost in the mix. Also, the fries were extra crispy and delicious!
Origins puts together a damn good farm burger. It comes loaded with top notch ingredients with the white cheddar standing out the most. The sweet potato fries are sub-par but the burger is worth a visit alone.
Pints & Quarts has a decent offering which begs a bit of fine tuning. The shaved onion and butter lettuce make this burger very enjoyable. They have a wide range of burger builds to satisfy every taste. We'll try the fried green tomato burger next!
Public School comes to Dallas from the left coast. The Huntsman has great LTO, sits on a flaky homemade bun, and the patty was cooked to order. Delicious. Also the school themed décor is fun and omnipresent.
Danyele McPherson left The Grape and is now running the kitchen at Remedy so we had high expectations going in; and they were blown out of the water. God damn delicious. Kansas City Kobe beef between a griddled challah bun. NOTE: what in fuck did we do to the Dallas burger Gods that led them to shutter Remedy? What a shame : (
Rodeo Goat blew us away with their chorizo based burger. They complete this breakfast burger breakthrough with avocado, pico, queso, tabasco, and a fried egg. Lovely. Being a burger only joint they sure do offer a wide array of specialty builds. BONUS: the patio is giant, inviting, and scenic.
Joey's burger begs you to focus on its meat and cheese. Two patties with a 50/50 angus brisket blend, microplaned shallots and American cheese between a pain de mie bun. Simple build but complex flavor yields a delightful experience at Scotch & Sausage.
Seasons 52 goes against ETB's standard of gluttony, but their effort is very refreshing. They pride themselves on every entre containing less than 475 calories so their burger is small and health conscious. It was very tasty but too petite for any accolades.
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
Smoke exhibits a delicious, atypical burger. The farm egg fritter is exceptional. However, the patty was overcooked and the structural integrity disintegrated rapidly. NOTE: We revisited Smoke and discovered that they downsized this burger. Now it's less awesome
If you like your burger nice and greasy, Snuffer's is where it's at. They are generous with the lettuce here so you can follow up with a salad after your burger. Be sure to start off with some cheese fries because they are killer (the best in Dallas we think). PS Snuffer's is ranking alumni.
The iceberg lettuce wasn't working for us and the patty wasn't pink as specified. However, the bun and cheese were extremely tasty.
The Remedy burger lives on after Remedy sadly shuttered on Greenville. It's still just as amazing, almost identical we think. The patty was a biiiiiit overcooked but it was still quality af. We'd love to put this one in the top ten but dag, it's all the fucking way in Rockwall! etb moved to Dallas only as we can barely keep up with this burger environment which is constantly in flux. Side note: the sweet potato fries are a new addition! They are thin, crispy, waffle cut, and delicious.
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
We couldn't taste the quality in the Wagyu patty and the bun was kinda dry, but hey if you live in McKinney this is probably one of the best burgers available. Also make sure to order the sugarbacon as it's truely divine.
The chef isn't kidding when he claims he 'provides the best beef I can get.' The patty was very delicate and juicy. We love how the menu reads 'please don't make me cook it well done' as well. I expected more from the bun at a pastry shop, but overall this burger is fantastic.
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.
A great neighborhood spot offers a simple tasty burger. The bun set it apart as it's made in-house.
A burger on an English muffin? It sounds risky but it's absolutely magical. Don't be fooled by its size, the patty is 8 ounces and cooked to perfection. The avocado fries are a good option to start with or accompany the burger here.
The Notorious P.I.G. has serious potential, but the patty was ruined by way too much sodium. It was cooked to order and the pimento cheese was a pleasant surprise. The bun was soft and the duck fat delivered an extra flavor punch. We'll go back, but if it's too salty next time we'll push it over to the fail page. PS: we recommend finding a table outside because it's loud af indoors.
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.
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!
The American Dream fulfills the average Americans' gluttony at its best - a bacon cheddar burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Be advised: you should tackle this beefy barbarian with an empty stomach or prepare to be defeated. Order it from one of the friendliest bartenders in Dallas and you will not be disappointed.
Not only does The Old Monk harbor a tasty burger, but it's a beer lover's paradise. The cheese on this one really stands out and gives it a splendid flavor. Unfortunately The Old Monk is a top ten veteran.
Great place to go for lunch and awesome atmosphere. The Stodg is one the best burgers crowned with a fried egg we've ever had. UPDATE: We revisited The Porch and discovered that they changed up on us. The Stodg is now delivered on a plate instead of a basket, and the beef has been upgraded. Still a Stodg, still glorious, still the best burger on Knox.
The Ranch is a great place for happy hour and beef. Well-made buns, good sized patty, and fancy toppings go into this burger. Unfortunately we had to push this one to the fail page.
TABC offers a world class blue cheese burger. The blue cheese is particularly creamy and isn''t overpowering.
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.
Tillman's is definitely on the creative side of burger building. Big unique flavor, high quality patty, and homemade bun push Tillman's near the top of the list. Enjoy this meat medley with their famous trio of fries. Complimentary hot truffle oil topped popcorn served with a side of warm roasted peanuts preps your pallet.
This burger is super cheap ($5) and ONLY available during happy hour from a fine dining restaurant above the famous Uchi sushi joint. However it's tiny with just bacon cheese and pickles aboard, but for the price we can make an exception.
This is the best "healthy buger" we've had to date but healthy comes at a price: $16. No fries on the menu either.
This place has mad character and is always packed at lunch so get there early. TR was once a ranked joint @ Eat This Beef, however as our burger pallets matured and our experience grew, multiple revisits revealed that TR doesn't find a place in the top ten. The patty is overcooked, bun isn't homemade, and it's lacking unique flavor.
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.
No, it's not The Plano Tavern, but something glorious was resurrected from its ashes. The organic ingredients compliment this burger well and it sits on a homemade bun. We found that Whiskey Cake has exceptional service as well.