The Fifty Best Burgers in Texas: The List

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dutch's burgerYou can access the full story on texasmonthly.com (subscriber-only), but here’s the list, just to get your tastebuds revved up. Also, there are lots of related burger sidebars that we couldn’t squeeze into the magazine. Check them out. The list is ranked in order of our preference from one to fifty, with the name of the restaurant first. The exact burger we sampled is listed–if you haven’t had it, go try it before you leave a comment. The same place may offer burger variations that range from great to  good to yuck. Trust us on this–we ate at more than 250 places to choose the top 50.  (Pictured: Dutch’s, Fort Worth, #8.) 1. The Grape, Dallas, Classic Cheeseburger 2. Counter Cafe, Austin, Counter Burger 3. Alamo Springs Cafe, Fredericksburg, Cheeseburger (with green chiles on a jalapeno-cheese bun) 4. Toro Burger Bar, El Paso, Toro Burger 5. The Cove, San Antonio, Texas Burger 6. The Porch, Dallas, The Stodg 7. Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Hamburger Steak on a Bun 8. Dutch’s, Fort Worth, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Burger 9. Beck’s Prime, Houston, Bacon Cheeseburger 10. Orlando’s, Lubbock, Cheeseburger in Paradise 11. White Buffalo Bar, Gage Hotel Marathon, Buffalo Burger 12. Cover 3, Austin, Chop-House Burger (with cheese and bacon) 13. Burger Fresh, Conroe, 1/2 Pound Burger 14. Burger Tex II, Austin, Burgogi Burger 15. Twisted Root Burger Co., Dallas, Hamburger 16. Max’s Wine Dive, Austin and Houston, Kobe Beef Burger 17. Love Shack, Fort Worth, Dirty Love Burger 18. Fatty’s Burgers & More, San Antonio, Ref Burger 19. MoMak’s Backyard Malts & Burgers, San Antonio, MoMak Classic Burger 20. Kelly’s Eastside, Plano, Southwestern Burger 21. Big’z Burger Joint, San Antonio, Big’z Famous No. 1 22. Chicken Oil Co., Bryan, Snuffy Burger 23. Cafe Michael Burger, Galveston, Tiki Burger 24. Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pies, Midland, The French Connection Burger 25. Mockingbird Bistro, Houston, American Kobe Beef Burger 26. Parkside, Austin, Cheeseburger 27. Black Sheep Lodge, Austin, Black Buffalo Burger 28. Miss Hattie’s Cafe and Saloon, San Angelo, Miss Hattie Burger 29. Mel’s Country Cafe, Tomball, Double Hamburger 30. Roaring Fork, Austin, Half Ass Burger (also in San Antonio) 31. Gene’s Tasty Burger, Wichita Falls, Frisco Burger 32. Cliff Cafe, Dallas, Brie and Granny Smith Burger 33. Bracken Store Cafe, San Antonio, Bean and Frito Burger 34. Sam’s Deli Diner, Houston, Hamburger 35. Dry Creek Cafe, Houston, The Regular (with asadero cheese) 36. Hamburger Store, Jefferson, Build-Your-Own Burger 37. Mighty Fine, Austin, Hamburger 38. Roadhouse, Bastrop, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger 39. Lankford Grocery and Market, Houston, Old-Fashioned Hamburger 40. Classics Burgers and “Moore,” Kerrville, Cheeseburger 41. Koffee Kup Family Restaurant, Hico, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger 42. Hruska’s Store and Bakery, Ellinger, Cheeseburger 43. Rosco’s Burger Inn, El Paso, Rosco Burger 44. Port Aransas Brewing Company, Port Aransas, Stopher Burger 45. Goode Company Hamburgers and Taqueria, Houston, Mesquite Burger 46. Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar, Dallas, Green Chile Swissburger 47. Fred’s Texas Cafe, Fort Worth, Diablo Burger 48. Speedy’s Burger, Houston, Hamburguesa Mexicana 49. Gourmet Burger Grill, San Antonio, Hamburger 50. Jakes, Dallas, #1 Jakes Special

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