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(Dallas) Wingfield's Breakfast and Burgers

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Having heard that this was the best burger in Dallas, I thought I'd see how it stands up to my Fort Worth stand-bye, Kincaid's. I entered. and it hit me, "Dangit!, I forgot to get cash." I returned a few minutes later and was denied my wish of a medium-rare cheeseburger, then i remembered hearing somewhere that they did well-done only. That makes me nervous, but this place has a good rep for a reason. Great, great beef.

High points:

The beef
light seasoning, great balance, not overly salted.
Great crust on the burger
The little portion of the but that got a dark brown toast.
Mustard on top and bottom. Lot's of mustard flavor, with little mess.
Very well constructed for the size

Low points:

well-done. It was still very good and juicy, but it could have been better I think.

Kincaids V Wingfield's? Too close to call. The overall contstruction and balance of the Wingfield's may win, but the meat at Kincaid's is second to none.

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  1. haven't had kincaid's or much else in ft. worth. need to get out there...

    wingfields does a pretty good burger. right up there with twisted root in deep ellum as far as non-steakhouse burgers. I also recommend the loon and uptown bar and grill as well as who's who in HP village (get the regular burger, not the kobe option).

    1. I agree that Wingfield's makes an impressive burger. It's been a while since I've been to Kincaid's, but Wingfield's certainly is a worthy competitor. One thing I like about the place (although friends disagree) is that their fries have a bacon-y flavor. My guess is that they toss the bacon grease from their breakfast business into the deep frier.

      1. Does Wingfield's do the thin "texas" style burger with chopped lettuce and mustard only?

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        1. re: Shalley

          It's a thick burger, and all the way gets you full leaves of iceberg, tomato, onions, pickles, mayo and mustard. The entire thing was about four inches tall

          1. re: kindofabigdeal

            my friend made the mistake of ordering a double. The thing was enormous!

            1. re: gavlist

              And they offer a triple.

        2. My friend got a triple and a regular to make sure he would get filled up for the afternoon. The order taker tried to talk him out of not thinking he could eat it. None of his co-worker could believe their eyes. But he ate both of them in about 20 miniutes. He says the food is unbelievable.

          1. I live in Arlington, but I was raised in Oak Cliff. I have eaten at Kindaid's many times, and I tried Wingfields after they got D Magazine's Best Burger in Dallas. Kinkaid's is a great hamburger, and I love 'em. I go there as much for the atmosphere as the burger. Wingfield's is also big, and the meat is shaped more like a miniature meatloaf with good flavor. I made the mistake of trying to eat one while driving in my SUV, and I'll never do that again. Wingfield's is a small mom and pop burger joint and that's probably the beauty of the place. Kinkaid's is the big old grocery store atmosphere with lots of room. So, it depends on what kind of mood you're in, because they are both very good burgers. (note: since Wingfield's is small and stays pretty busy, try and call in your order....if you get through, that is.)