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jgradieoakes Aug 21, 2009 08:01 AM

How do people feel about Burger House? I understand they have something like 8 locations now. I grew up eating at the one on Hillcrest and recall furious familial debates over Burger House vs. Ball's. My parents liked Ball's, and only now have I realized it's probably because they could get a beer there.

Anyway, a Double-Double with grilled onions, mayo and mustard, extra pickles, fries and a cherry coke, consumed at the counter was about as good as it got for a long time. I was always amazed by the pictures of groomsmen in tuxedos grabbing a burger before the wedding. I'm sure their brides appreciated everyone smelling like cheese burgers.

And one more thing: what's up with the 5x5 and 10x10 burgers they have now? I find it amazing that for the first say 50 years of their existance a Double-Double was about all anyone would ever attempt to eat. Now some wack jobs eat ten patties.

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    pinotho Aug 21, 2009 11:02 AM

    Dear Gradie, I have always liked Burger House, as they do a good job with burgers and fries.....plus, their pricing is very fair. Even though they now have multiple locations, I think all locations remain consistent with the original one on Hillcrest. The seasoning on the burgers and especially the fries just works. Do I remember correctly that the originator of the special seasoning was Greek? As far as the 5x5s and 10x10s, what can you possibly say, except to each his own. Long live Butger House.

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      jindomommy Aug 21, 2009 04:48 PM

      I don't care for Burger House. Unlike California, really good burgers are pretty accessible in the DFW area. The 5x5 and 10x10 are reminiscent of In and Out which has received a lot of press this year. They do things the old fashion way, grinding their meat on site daily, baking buns fresh, and using just the best ingredients and methods. My impression with their recent expansion is that Burger House is trying to tap into that market of "old fashioned and fresh."

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        pschweizer Sep 8, 2009 05:06 AM

        Our kids love BH! Uniquely seasoned french fries, unusually good hot dogs, and outstanding malts/shakes, made with Blue Bell Ice Cream. We regularly go to the Mockingbird location, and aside from good food, the family that runs/owns the restaurant is very involved with and supportive of the Lakewood community.

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