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Sep 30, 2006 10:07 PM

Best Burger in Dallas???

I have read alot of the past posts but they are over a year old. I was thinking about trying Dairy-Ette but just wanted to see what the current recommendations are.

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  1. Twisted Root, Jakes, Chips, and Keller's in no particular order.

    1. Didn't D Magazine do a recent cover story on this issue (big burger on the cover)? I'm sure a lot of places were listed in that issue. That would be a good place to start.


      1. Twisted Root is good, but not good enough to go out of the way for. Scotty Ps in Plano, Frisco, Mckinney etc. has much better onion rings and generally as good to better burgers.

        Also for something different for a very inexpensive price the old butcher shop in Downtown Plano, Wednesday is Elk burger day, Thursday is Buffalo day.

        Also of course not previously mentioned is Balls two locations one on NW & one at Snyder Plaza.

        1. D Magazine said Wingfield's was best. They do make a very good burger, and it's very large, but Wingfield's is strictly take-out, so eat it in your car or drive home to chow. The Angry Dog and Twisted Root both are good (and the milkshakes at Twisted Root are tremendous). And don't forget Stoneleigh P.

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          1. When I want a "great burger" I usually go to a steakhouse and not a burger joint. For a mid-tier steakhouse, Houston's has a consistently good burger.

            I had the Stoneleigh P. burger recently and of course they refuse to give you ketchup because "good burgers don't need ketchup." Personally, I think the vinegary sweet taste of ketchup is the perfect balancing element to the rich greasiness of the beef.

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            1. re: interference

              I'm all for restaurants having their "quirks" but a place serving "bar food" that doesn't serve ketchup is just going too far. It's kinda like selling a milkshake, but not allowing you to use a straw!


              1. re: TexasToast

                I agree, TT. Kind of an arrogant policy -- too bad the burger didn't live up to the attitude. (Not to knock the P. in general - it's a great bar.)