Becks Prime

Sep 27, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Hamburger joints abound in Dallas, but when you’re in the mood for just a plain, good burger, nothing fancy, head over here. The smell of sizzling beef tempts from the parking lot, and the meat patty is fairly thick and smoked, the bun is fluffy, and the garnishes abound (we…

Big’z Burger Joint

Sep 11, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Children and adults alike love the party-barn atmosphere, not to mention burgers that are much better than average.

Buns Over Texas

May 24, 2016 By Texas Monthly

This Amarillo-born diner has been a regular stop for us for years. The burgers are made with beef ground fresh daily, and you add your own veggies and condiments from the well-stocked service bar. This trip we were craving the fried-egg-and-bacon sandwich with melted cheese, served with lightly crisp fries.

Cover 3

Jul 25, 2016 By Texas Monthly

When Cover 3’s north location opened several years ago, its menu far exceeded what was required even for an upscale sports bar. Since then it has become a solid neighborhood destination, with the likes of ahi tuna with udon noodles and snap pea salad, calamari with fried artichokes, jerk shrimp…

Harvey’s Charcoal Hamburgers

May 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. We know we can’t be the only ones who remember Goff’s on Lovers Lane, and we still salivate thinking of those luscious burgers with house-made hickory sauce. So we’re delighted that Harvey Gough is back, slinging burgers in a small spot in a…

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Apr 4, 2017 By Texas Monthly

The restaurant’s name intrigues: “hop” indicates beer and “doddy” is a Scottish word for cow. But even though beef is the mainstay in the excellent burgers here, any of them can also be made with bison, turkey, or salmon, and there’s also a vegan patty. We’ve always been partial to…

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Nov 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Hopdoddy has arrived! One would think the trip from Austin shouldn’t have taken so long, but it’s finally here and handsomely ensconced in the new River Oaks District. Expect to stand in line—to enter, to order, to be seated. Luckily, we avoided the worst by arriving at an off time…

Liberty Burger

Nov 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

A plethora of proteins, killer toppings, and a lively bar make this neighborhood spot very popular.


Jan 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This place is a longtime favorite with locals, and for the best of reasons: great burgers made from fresh ground beef, with bread options that include a jalapeño-cheese bun; deliciously crisp onion rings; hand-cut fries; milk shakes. And now they have new digs, with easy parking, an airy dining space,…

Rosco’s Burger Inn

Jun 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Locals, visitors, and dignitaries alike flock to this small, no-frills spot, with its open kitchen, counter and table dining, and friendly service. The menu is simple: burgers come single, double, with or without cheese (green chile sauce available at the table). The meat is ground fresh daily with grilled onions…

Shake Shack

Jun 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

It feels weird to go to a fancy building like the Crescent for a burger, but this isn’t just any burger. The little shack that captured Manhattan’s heart now has outposts in Texas, serving up meaty burgers (we like the SmokeShack, with its smoked bacon, cherry peppers, and potato bun),…


Jun 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

You’ve got to be determined to find this spot close to Baylor hospital. Looking like a ski lodge from the back (with its A-frame structure and great view of the skyline) and an old house from the front (which it actually is—we love the weathered wood floors), it has one…

Swiss Pastry Shop

Aug 15, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Though a landmark for the highly distinctive Black Forest cake and for pastrami on rye, Hans Peter Muller’s bakery-cafe takes on new, appealing hues with an evolving menu. Fascinating prime Texas Wagyu or Akaushi burger creations include one topped with poutine and blue cheese and another smothered in grilled poblano…

The Boathouse

Apr 20, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Lit almost entirely by neon beer signs (and the setting sun), the former domicile of river rafts now serves beer, booze, and burgers. A charming covered patio has been added to the front, and live music in the reach-out-and-touch-them narrow space is not infrequent. The burgers are delicious and large,…

The Burger Grind

Jan 21, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What the Burger Grind lacks in humility (it humbly boasts the best burgers ever) it makes up for in quality and creativity, which come together to produce the likes of an excellent Mushroom Melt or Bleu Burger. We were happy to see that veggie burgers are on the menu, as…

The Royale

May 24, 2016 By Texas Monthly

It’s a meat lover’s paradise here, with choices for patties including bison, wagyu, and turkey (served on a slightly toasted fluffy wheat bun with a velvety-smooth combination of tart cranberry relish, sweet potato aioli, and creamy spinach). Alternative offerings include a veggie burger and burgers made with salmon, lobster, and…

Tutu’s Burgers

Nov 22, 2015 By Texas Monthly

A bar and nightly live music keep things hopping at this east-side burger joint. Burgers are large enough to share, and the never-frozen, ground-fresh-daily beef and lamb are the best-flavored meat in town. Breakfast burgers include bacon and fried or scrambled eggs atop a juicy patty, and one of our…

Village Burger Bar

Oct 4, 2016 By Courtney Bond

As the menu says, “tailor it your way” with one of the Bespoke Burgers, which can be either beef-and-turkey or chicken breast lovingly lavished with your choice of a variety of cheeses, sauces (garlic aioli is our favorite), and toppings. The Double Sweet Potato Fries with cinnamon and local honey…