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Best Burger In Dallas/Fort Worth

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and if someone suggests Lola, I'll know this board has seen its better days. :-)

Best Burger Description -- the greasey cheesey, not too big (maybe a 1/4 lb at the most), made with fresh ingredients. Looking forward to your feedback.

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  1. I am sure this will cause someone to call in the artillery, but my favorite (so far) is the #1 with cheese and jalapenos at Whataburger.

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    1. re: Kirk

      Kinkaids in Ft Worth. Although it might be a bit bigger than a tiny 1/4 pounder that can be had a Mc'ds. Of course you could just eat less of the burger.

      1. re: John Scar

        Kincaid's falls in the "heaping fistfull of ground beef" genre. If you like an ultra-thick (nigh unto spherical) patty, then maybe you'll like Kincaid's. For me, a good burger is more about the Maillard effect on the meat's surface, rather than the taste of medium rare ground beef (which, frankly, doesn't do much for me).


        1. re: Scott

          I had a good burger at Snuffers on Midway close to Beltline road a few years ago. I had a decent burger at the Prince of Hamburgers, an old drive-in place on Lemmon.

          Bigray in Ok

          1. re: Bigray

            The original Snuffers on Greenville(?), hands down. I lived on those things in college and still dream about them regularly. When I talk in my sleep, I usually say "cheeseburger, american, mayo, no mustard."

            1. re: Bigray

              Sorry....Prince of Hambugers was torn down about 3 years ago They had the best Chili, Cheese and Onion Burger in town. Anybody know where to get a good CCOB now?

            2. re: Scott

              Hehehe, Thank you Scott. Your post made my day. So charming to read an erudite post on this board that's about food and isn't just another entry in the 'mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest poster of them all' competition.

              In addition to the concentration of flavor resulting from the maillard reaction, there is the enhancement of 'bite' or mouth feel, both far outweighing the allure of raw ground meat juices running down the chin or collecting in a puddle in the wrapper or on the plate. Ah, but trends are trends, and there are those these days who must have as big a meat patty to stuff in their face as they can get their hands around and cooked medium rare even tho it's only ground chuck at best. Whatever floats their boat is fine for them AFAIC.

              For me, a burger is a well-rounded meal, not a carnivorous overindulgence. I like the ingredients to be in balance. Sometimes I order a double-meat cheese at Pete's Fine Meats in Houston and get something about 2/3rds the size of the oversized burger at Lankford in Houston (I've never been to Kincaids yet, but will give it at least one try someday), but sometimes I only want a single; you don't have that option with places like Kincaids or Lankford. And while a great burger gets messy in the eating, I'm not impressed with one just because it's been so overstuffed it's already falling apart as it's put before me.

              In another forum I encountered a gentleman who grew up in Fort Worth and whose childhood pal's dad was a meat-cutter at Kincaid's when it was still just a neighborhood grocery preparing the occasional burger on the side. In those days, (50s) he related, nothing was done in advance. You went in and ordered a burger, they ground the meat in front of you, pulled some whole leaves of lettuce off a head and washed them, sliced a tomato and onion, etc. If supplies were low at the prep area, they walked over to the produce department and selected another tomato, onion, etc.

              His description of a Kincaid's burger back then brought tears to my eyes.

              Today, he says, and for at least a couple of decades, every thing is ground, sliced, shredded and chopped in advance, and kept in plastic tubs for use.

              1. re: hermitt4d

                I agree with Scott on this one as well. I'm also a flame broiler fan, rather than fried. The whole point in burger is to make something that can be cooked through and still have good texture and moistness it seems. The only reason I can see for the medium rare burger trend is because people are insisting on leaner and leaner ground beef, another mistake. If you want something lean, have a tenderloin or skirt stake, grill it rare, and enjoy. Burgers were meant to be juicy and fatty like sausage and hot dogs. Lean is anathema.

                Best burger I ever had was actually in Utah. If you can tell me of a place like this in DFW, I'll definitely hit it the next time I'm down. In fact, it was probably the only burger I've every truly loved. It was the Royal Burger Special with Cheese (sounds like a Quentin Tarantino invention, but no, the proprieters were Pakistani). It's a quarter-pound flame broiled burger with a quarter-pound of grilled pastrami, bacon, and cheese on a toasted sesame seed bun. Damn!!! That place made the best fries, grilled cheese, and reuben ever, too. Makes me want to move to Pakistan and kiss the ground that spawned such wonderful short order cooks.

                1. re: Nick

                  Gilbert's Delicatessen in Addison (on Belt Line) makes a pastrami-topped burger, and I am sure they would add bacon and cheese to it and put it on a toasted sesame bun. Gilbert's caters to a very finicky crowd, and they pride themselves on responding to all sorts of requests. The one caveat: I don't believe their burgers are flame-broiled. Worth a try, nonetheless.

                  By the way, if I were you, I would take a scouting trip to Pakistan before pledging your troth to the country. (After all, there's no Lola there!)


                  1. re: Kirk

                    Gee, can I get a Gilbert's pastrami-topped burger with bacon and cheese on a sesame seed bun, hold the burger?
                    EDIT: looks like it's closed. I'll start a thread on jewish deli's.

                2. re: hermitt4d

                  I'm kind of turning into a single-issue activist around here but I have to say that the grass-fed beef from Texas Meats offers both the wonderful seared surface that you are talking about and the profusion of rich juices that you seem to disdain. It's a heck of a combo.

                  1. re: john clark

                    Single issue - multiple issue, I don't think it matters. Chowhound is for people who are passionate about food and (hopefully) there's no minimum or maximum requirement for the number of issues or cuisines you're interested in.

                    When I wrote the line about juices running down the chin I had one particular person in mind; it comes off as more of a blanket criticism than I intended. I think it depends a lot on the quality of the meat, as mentioned elsewhere in this thread. My disdain is more for the over-sized meat patty, over-stuffed bun trend in burgers. The gent from Fort Worth said he always used to get his burgers medium rare, but wouldn't do that anymore; his mother always got them well-done and complained that Kincaid's put too much meat on their burgers!

                    My understanding is that the perceived juiciness of food is due not just to the fat or water content of the food itself, but to how much the saliva glands are stimulated by the flavors the mouth experiences. The caramelization of sugars on the surface of the food by heating results in the intensification of flavors which in turn stimulate the saliva glands more. I.e., (as I understand it), a piece of meat does not have to be left medium-rare to be perceived as juicy in the mouth. When I'm eating a good burger, I tend to neglect to take the time to examine these finer scientific points!

                    I don't read the DFW posts on this board regularly as I seldom get up that way, but I've noticed your posts about grass-fed beef before; I'll be on the look-out for some place that serves it in the Houston area so I can try it. If you know of any place, I'd be grateful for a heads-up.


                3. re: Scott

                  Such venon for us glutins.
                  I guess Im just a guy who doesn't like the preformed sysco/conagra meat patty that 99% of restaurants use.
                  Still Kinkaids burger isn't that big. Its probably a 1/2 lb before cooking if I were to guess.

                  1. re: John Scar

                    I don't remember Kinkaids burgers beinf served med rare, maybe if you asked. And at Lankford's I asked for a med burger and it still came out med well?

                  2. re: Scott

                    I think there's something to be said for multiple styles of burgers. They're almost completely different dishes. The appeal to me of a thick burger is the chance to have a browned crust AND a juicy pink center. Regarding medium rare cooking, I've had very few burgers cooked all the way through that weren't tough and dry to some degree. That said, it's impossible to cook a thin burger medium rare and achieve flavor on the outside. For a well-done burger, I'll always go thin with a full array fresh veggies, unless we're talking about Wingfield's, which defies my understanding of well-done meat.

                4. re: Kirk

                  No artillery, maybe just a pop-gun, Kirk. All I can say is you must have franchisees with a lot better quality control at Whataburger in the Dallas area than in Houston.

                  I used to love Whataburger in the 70s, but always had more problems with quality control than at any other chain (gristle in the meat, rancid sausage on a breakfast-on-a-bun ranchero sandwich) and today, when they're obviously pre-cooked patties, I can't tell that much difference in a Whataburger and a mustard Whopper at BK.

                  1. re: hermitt4d
                    CULLEN DICKEY

                    Adair's is number one (maybe 1/2 pound)

                    Club Scmitz, Jack's, Prince's, and Texas Hamburger are all up there.

                    Good Luck

                  2. re: Kirk

                    Day in and day out, you are right on target. Whataburger is Texas born, and what a real burger should taste like. No 1000Island Dressing!

                    1. re: dallas75209

                      I guess now you realize why Baskin Robbins makes 31 flavors. Something for all tastes.
                      I still prefer INO.

                  3. I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Dairyette at Ferguson and Oates in far east Dallas rules. Their burgers are outstanding. I think they get their meat from Rudolph's -- they have a calendar from them anyway. I like the burgers so much that I get them plain, with no toppings, but their toppings are of good quality. They also have a soda fountain. The fries are usually fantastic, and they make them fresh. It's pretty close to White Rock Lake and the Arboretum so you can make an expedition out of it.

                    For another extraordinary burger experience, get a pound of ground beef from Texas Meats at the Dallas Farmers' Market and make four burgers. Serve with no toppings. You won't believe it. Texas Meats is open Friday and Saturday from eight until five and they're at the end of Pearl Street.

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                    1. re: john clark

                      I've tried most on this list, but the Stodg burger at the Porch on Henderson is the best I've had. The foire butter and fried egg are unusual, but add a richness of flavor that no one else has matched. Other top choices include:

                      -Neighborhood Services Tavern Burger
                      -The Southwest Burger at Kelly's Eastside
                      -Cheeseburger at Maple and Motor
                      -Cheeseburger at Lee Harvey's

                      Kelly's Eastside
                      1422 K Ave, Plano, TX 75074

                      Lee Harvey's
                      1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215

                      1. re: menczer

                        Interesting lineup. I have not tried the Stodg burger will put it on the list. I find the bacon cheese at Kenny';s to be better than Kelly's or M&M.

                    2. Easy answer...

                      Texas Hamburgers, 1606 Market Blvd. 214 747 2222.

                      On this crummy strip west of the Design Center and downtown Dallas. Open for breakfast, closes early in the afternoon. You probably wouldn't want to be in the area after dark.

                      But at lunch time, just the best and juciest burgers, and fine fries. How to get the ultimate meal there:
                      1. Order the burger medium rare. That way they cook it to order. Otherwise they partly pre-cook them for their busy lunch time, and while still good, are not optimal.

                      2. Get the fries. Ask them to give you the fries hot out of the oil. Sometimes they're on the cool side. I just send them back and get some hot ones. They're dark, crispy, and delicious.

                      3. Wear a Sheriff's Dept. uniform. They give a discount if you do.

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                      1. What about Schmits? I think it is on Harry Hines. They have a very good greasy burger. Its one of my favorite bars. I haven't been in years but I have a tshirt still. Great country juke box.

                        1. Charley's
                          now has 2 location in FW, one on Trail Lake (the original and tiny and very fun to visit) and also on Montgomery across from the IMAX theater.
                          Get the one with Dak Ham on top. It's messy but THE BEST! Share it with a friend with fries.

                          1. I haven't lived here that long, but for me the best burger in DFW area starts at DFW. Get on a plane and fly to California, Nevada or Arizona and have an In N Out burger for about a buck and a half with an extra slice of cheese and double raw onion. The meat will never compete with Kincaid's, but hamburgers don't get a whole lot better than this. Sometimes when I fly out there that's all that's on my mind. Like last week.

                            1. Bailey's 1st and 10 for the best fat hamburger. It's called the Point Burger.

                              Best thin hamburger is at Burger House on Hillcrest. Get the Double-double.

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                              1. re: Mister F.

                                Those are my two favorte places also! Can't beat 1st and 10 for big burgers and I grew up at Jack's (Burger House). Both places are awesome.

                                1. re: Mister F.

                                  Another vote for Burger House except I say get two singles instead of the double-double because it's the condiments (and the grease from the ancient griddle) that really make the burger. And take home some of the seasoning salt in case they haven't added enough for your taste--it's also good for grilling steaks.

                                  As for In N Out on the west coast where I now live, it's pretty good as long as you give them specific instructions to make it as close to a Texas burger as you can: "double onions, mustard instead of sauce, pickles".

                                2. I made it out to Keller's in Dallas off NW Hwy and 75. It wasn't too big but very tasty. Last week I went to Houston's and had the burger. For 12 bucks, I'd rather buy 4 burgers from Keller's. I hear good things about Kincaids so I'll be out there next week. And a new place every weekend. I let you know as I get to them.

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                                  1. re: chrisgo76

                                    Late to the conversation- sorry. A couple of years ago I searched long and hard for the right burger. Flamed grilled, over wood, not gas. Finally found it. 'Love and War in Texas' in Plano. They grill over mesquite, while not great for smoking meats it is perfect for short term cooking, such as burgers, chicken, etc. They hand make their buns. Great stuff. NE corner I-75 and Plano Parkway.

                                    1. re: orangecat

                                      Sounds good. I'm there. Real close to Mckinney too. I'll have to try it soon. I'll let you know.

                                  2. Shiney's Paradise grill..

                                    9410 Walnut St.
                                    Dallas, TX 75243

                                    Very greasy spoon hole in the wall! You're not eating there for the ambiance!. best burger is the Big Kahuna.

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                                    1. Here's my favorite burgers...
                                      Strokers double chili cheesbuger.
                                      Chapps in Arlington and Grand Prairie - 3 cheese cheeseburger
                                      Main Street Cafe in Grand Prairie - Cheeseburger
                                      Braum's 1/3 pound w/Cheese
                                      Whataburger triple cheeseburger

                                      1. I'm a fan of the burger at the Angy Dog. I just like that place.

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                                        1. Twisted Root in Deep Ellum

                                          1. Second for Twisted Root. Excellent burger. Cheese is overload. Sauces are excellent. Skip the chips.

                                            1. No love for Goff's. I happend to take the tribe there last night for 1/2 burger night and remembered that no one here mentioned. With the likes of Whataburger ect. I was suprised.

                                              1. Whoa, Mama.....Lee Harvey's. No doubt about it. Exterior and interior aren't pretty, but man, oh, man do they know how to make a burger. Huge, juicy, flavorful.....and they serve their burgers with (my personal favorite) bread-n-butter pickles. Awesome buns, too.

                                                1. After reading the MANY responses, I have to laugh at the fact that nothing brings out opinions like a debate over burgers! Being from Ft. Worth, in my opinion nothing compares to Kincaide's but I know those east of the Trinity would disagree and that is fine too. One place I have not seen mentioned that I can highly recommend is Flips. Its hard to beat an excellent burger AND fresh cut fries or fried potato chips for under $7.00 served on the patio with ice cold beer! The only location I am familiar with is in Grapevine but there may be others. They offer a wide variety of food options but the burgers are hard to beat.

                                                  1. No doubt Twisted Root and Angry Dog (both on Commerce)

                                                    Try the buffalo burger at the Root

                                                    1. WILD BILL'S GRILL in N. Richland Hills & WILD BILL'S RESTAURANT in Hurst!!! They have fresh meat & you can get almost anything you what on a burger, plus a topping bar!!! You have to check it out.

                                                      1. Twisted Root on Commerce consistently makes the best burger in Dallas. The Buffalo meat is an extra-special treat - deep flavor and 92% lean (get it with the Chipotle/Guacamole/Cheddar setup). Holy Lord it's good.

                                                        Go for the Fried Green Beans or have the pastry chef (seriously) make you a gournet shake.


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                                                        1. re: foodbevlaw

                                                          Agree on Twisted Root -- the Chile/Monterrey Jack/Guac burger is goooood. And so are the milkshakes (I think the ice cream is home made). I am surprised no one has mentioned Adair's (across the street from Twisted Root)....it's a bar but the burgers are yummy, just greasy enough, and the fries are the best fries in Dallas -- and the place definitely has character -- and a sort of omnipresent stale beer smell...

                                                          1. re: foodbevlaw

                                                            I tried Twisted Root for the first time last month and I can't say enough about how good the burger was. It's a good funky burger place.

                                                          2. Best Burger in Dallas (so far!):

                                                            Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburger
                                                            4501 Cole Ave (about a block south of Knox)
                                                            Dallas TX 75205
                                                            214 526-1092

                                                            I lunched there every Friday when my office was across the street. The Shoestring Onion Burger is heavenly! Loaded with cheese, hickory sauce, and fried shoestring onions, it will ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!

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                                                            1. re: Thefoodczar

                                                              I have had great success with and turned many people onto the burger at The Egyptian (original Campisi's)...order it medium rare and soak up the juices with the fresh bun....this is not a joke...but you can only get it at the original location on Mockingbird.

                                                              The best burger in Dallas WAS Rose's, but it is now long gone. It will never be eclipsed in my opinion.

                                                              1. re: Thefoodczar

                                                                I second Chip's. There's also one on Lover's and the Tollway, and I was very disappointed when they closed the one in Addison (although I don't think the burgers were quite as good at that location - not sure why).

                                                                I also went to Down Under Pub in Frisco the other night and had an absolutely wonderful burger. It was my first time there, so I'm not sure if they're consistently that amazing, but I'll definitely be going back soon for another one.

                                                                Also, Scotty P's makes some great burgers as well.

                                                                1. re: Thefoodczar

                                                                  Hate to break it to you, but that location closed months ago. The Lover's Lane location is still open, though.

                                                                  1. We recently at at the Counter in Plano and the burger was delicious. Tons of topping choices and everything was really fresh.

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                                                                    1. re: foodie06

                                                                      can you describe it some more. I've been trying to decide if it's worth the drive for me. Is it just a very good burger or is there something exceptional about it?

                                                                      1. re: foodie06

                                                                        I second the Counter rec. just make sure to order it med rare.

                                                                      2. If you are up north, Denton Hamburger Co has some really good burgers, though they may be a little larger than what you are looking for. It's definitely not an upscale burger, but most people i know like it.

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                                                                        1. re: iluvtennis

                                                                          No luv for the Cool Beans burger and chili con queso? I have also had a good burger at the Green House on Congress @ Locust. The Green House is one of my favorite places in Denton and sometimes warrants a visit from Lewisville.


                                                                        2. I moved away from DFW in '05 and live in Knoxville, TN now. The nearest good burger that I know about is 6 hours away in Memphis at Dyer's. But when I lived in DFW, I lunched many times at Club Schmitz. Great burgers done very unpretentiously. Fried rather than char-broiled, but IMHO a well-seasoned grill outdoes a gas-fired flame broiler every time. Also, my mouth is watering just thinking about the flavorful beef used in a Chapp's burger. If could duplicate the seasonings they use for their beef, I would cook burgers once a week! Surprised neither of these locations are getting more mention than what they've gotten.

                                                                          Been to the Angry Dog a couple of times and thought it was fine, but not as good as either of the above-mentioned.

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                                                                          1. re: BaseballNut

                                                                            I went to Angry Dog oddly enough for my b-day lunch...had the hamburger and it was one of the worst I have had in Dallas. Told them medium got my burger well done. Meat was flavorless and at well done dry glad I got the opportunity to spread mustard on it so I could choke the dry burger down. I would have to agree on Club Schmitz and Chapp's both awesome at the craft. I also like Burger House on Mockingbird and Hillcrest both locations!

                                                                          2. Just thought of a couple of others that haven't been mentioned. Wondering what others' thoughts are. What about Burger Box? I think they had a Euless & Hurst location. Maybe Arlington? I thought their burger was better than fair.

                                                                            And ok, I know this is a foodie faux pas, but we all stoop to fast food once in awhile, right? Anyway, I always thought that the Burger Street chain did a pretty good burger as far as fast food went.

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                                                                            1. re: BaseballNut

                                                                              The Burger Box in Hurst is on Pipeline (I believe). Never been there, but I hear they are decent.

                                                                              I still favor Keller's Drive In on Northwest Hwy in Dallas. Greasy, fresh and hot, tasty and served on a poppyseed roll. Perfect with an order of tots.

                                                                              1. re: QueenB

                                                                                The Burger Box is a pretty good, standard greasy burger.

                                                                                If you had to choose between Keller's and Burger Box go to Keller's I think the fries and onion rings are better there and you've got a larger variety of burger styles to choose from.

                                                                            2. I CANNOT BELIEVE PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THE SECRET THAT IS BURGER ISLAND. in Carrollton on Beltline rd just about 4 blocks east of I-35E on the right. Lemme break it down for ya.
                                                                              QUALITY: These guys are a HALF LB of 100% Premium Angus, NO PRECOOKING..so be prepared to wait about 8 mins for your burger. HAND CUT, FRESH CUT NATURAL FRIES, I mean fresh as in right in front of ya. Bacon is REAL BACON no thin crap..smoky bacon, GOOD BACON. THESE GUYS DO NOT HAVE ONE SINGLE SYSCO TRUCK OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT PULLING UP. I have run into them at the farmers market buying all their goods...it's all fresh.

                                                                              VARIETY: They got phillies, they got subs, hot n cold, they got shrimp baskets, grilled chicken sandwiches. Toppings for burgers? PLENTY the standards LTOP, may and must, and then they have BBQ sauce, japs, bacon, mushroom , provolone, pizza sauce, banana peppers,...theres a TON of topping options..

                                                                              PRICE: Check it, 6.50 for a half lb bacon Cheeseburger combo..that includes a buttload of fries and a 32oz drink... THE BURGER CAN FEED TWO.

                                                                              TIPS: Order it medium rare, that is the juiciest and amazingly if your freaky about pink meat, the medium rare is not pink at all..but still juicy as hell..not GREASY..but JUICY...now my usual, the Cheeseburger with dbl bacon dbl mushroom extra mayo and cheese...yeah thats a bit greasy...but OH MAN THAT IS THE BEST BURGER THERE..

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                                                                              1. re: jmellow

                                                                                Hmmm let's see. medium rare has no pink and you're trying to entice us to a burger place because they they have subs, cheesesteaks, shrimp, and grilled chicken? you could have spent some of the time you wasted rewriting bacon over and over to finish the more difficult words, like mayo and mustard. Ok, I'm being mean, but just keep in mind that people don't take posts like these seriously because it looks like you spilled some of that delicious burger juice all over the keyboard as you typed. Plus, you act like they split the atom, which always makes people question your bias. From reading other posts I see that you just have strong opinions, rather than some unspoken interest, but please, keep the posts aesthetically pleasing for everyone's good, especially if you really want people to go get one of those burgers. keep up the passion though.

                                                                                1. re: jmellow

                                                                                  jmellow, How long have YOU worked for BURGER ISLAND?
                                                                                  Lemme break it down for ya, your post sounds like a paid advertisement.

                                                                                  1. re: jmellow

                                                                                    Most often an establishment wouldn't use a Sysco due to their size. As often as I rag on foodservice, it is actually a good source for extremely fresh vegetables and meats since they move a large quantity fast. A restaurant can use a foodservice company and also put out a great handmade product. It's the places that buy frozen premade food (frozen beef patties, frozen fries, frozen jalapeno poppers, soups, etc) that most hounders cringe at, jmellow.

                                                                                    1. re: jmellow

                                                                                      Wow. Medium rare and not pink....if I ordered somehting med rare and it came back NOT pink I would send it back and then b**** about it on this site.....LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.....Maybe some of us should think before we type....Props, though Mellow, you can definitely spell bacon.

                                                                                      1. re: jmellow

                                                                                        Burger Island in Irving on Storey Road....Italian Burger, yum. Good burger, prepared when you order it, meat tastes like it came from a happy cow. Lots of people do take out too.

                                                                                      2. Wingfield's down in South Dallas - by far the best hamburger I have ever eaten in my life.

                                                                                        When I moved to California, I would dream about them while everyone was raving about In-N-Out - now that I'm back, I love to get them again.

                                                                                        Not a place to go and eat - just pick 'em up and take 'em with you. (take a plastic bag to put the greasy bags in if you don't want it all over your car.)

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                                                                                        1. re: HappyTexan

                                                                                          I think I posted earlier about Wingfields, but by far the best I have had in D/FWand second Happy Texans recommendation! The only exception is the burger at Meers in Meers, OK just outside Lawton/Fort Sill/Wichita Moutains Wildlife Refuge after a long day of rock climbing.

                                                                                          1. re: soulslinger

                                                                                            The best burger place in DFW must be JC's Burger in Plano and one other location in Allen. The location in Plano is off of 15th street and Independence, and it is no doubt the best I've ever tasted in the area. It's a little hole in the wall and the prices are reasonable and great. They have student specials all day that come with 1/2 pound burgers with fries and a large drink!

                                                                                            1. re: anjushan

                                                                                              Maybe I'm too simple to be a true Hound. My burger from Snuffer's in Rockwall was magnificent last week. Juicy, flavorful - all I ask for in a burger.

                                                                                              1. re: keyser

                                                                                                I agree and I love their cheese fries. I have to go there at least once a month.

                                                                                              2. re: anjushan

                                                                                                J.C.s has got a very good burger. We are at the Allen location for lunch a lot.
                                                                                                They also have a 3rd location on the South side of I-190 East of Custer (I think).

                                                                                                1. re: jmellby

                                                                                                  LOVE JC's, they have a location in Frisco, as well. Preston and 121.

                                                                                                  1. re: joanna.mcmaster

                                                                                                    That's good for them, so there are 4 locations now, I hope they are consistent. The location jmellby mentions is on Bush, east of Custer before Alma.

                                                                                                    1. re: air

                                                                                                      I think they have more than 4, there is one in McKinney, as well. i have never had a bad burger, seem pretty consistent at all locations.

                                                                                            2. re: HappyTexan

                                                                                              Oh man, oh man is this the best burger ever. I just went last Sat. They are everything everyone says. Huge and tasty are the most important. I got the double with bacon. They have a triple I might get just for the fun of it. I recommend it if you like big and tasty burgers with fresh meat.......
                                                                                              Way better than JC's burgers mentioned below... Not even close. I mean, you may like JC's but you'll like Wingfield's even more....

                                                                                            3. Probably a little big for your liking, but Simply Burgers in Arlington is my favorite. I've had Wingfields et al (FYI on Wingfield's, I'd go in the daytime and drive your kid's car and I live in Oak Cliff), and Simply Bugers is the best. Never heard anyone talk about them, probably b/c they're in Arlington. They're at 360 and Brown Blvd., used to be at Brown and Ascension. The Sliders at Idle Rich are worth the hearing loss as well.

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                                                                                              1. re: sike101

                                                                                                I saw today that Simply Burgers is opening another location at 360 and Trinity right behind the new Starbucks.

                                                                                                1. re: snatex

                                                                                                  Simply Burgers also has a location on Industrial in Euless. Big burger, very tasty but a bit on the dry side.

                                                                                                2. re: sike101

                                                                                                  Simply Burgers is very good - multi napkins requried. True, the standard burger is big at 1/2 lb, but for the smaller appetite, they have a "kid's" quarter pounder that's plenty big for me. Price is around 5.50 for the big-un, 3.50 for the little-un and you get fries with the small one which happen to be hand cut and crispy - excellent. Many sides are offered including sweet potato fries.

                                                                                                  Also on the menu is a fried cod, hot dogs and chicken. Technically, the location on Industrial (157) is in Bedford, across the street from Trinity. I believe they're closed on Sun.

                                                                                                  1. re: CocoaNut

                                                                                                    Just an add-on. Since I was just there yesterday and picked up a paper menu, looks like their Arlington location has moved from 360 and Brown (per sike101's review). The paper menu now shows them at NE Green Oaks Blvd - I'd call to verify though.

                                                                                                3. Based on using your description of 1/4 lb burger at the most and only on that, I would say Goff's or Del's in Richardson. Both are that size and charcobroiled. There are better, thicker burgers other places but they are the best of their size.

                                                                                                  Del's Charcoal Burgers
                                                                                                  110 S McKinney St, Richardson, TX 75081

                                                                                                  Goff's Charcoal Hamburgers
                                                                                                  6401 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

                                                                                                  Goff's Hamburgers
                                                                                                  12835 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

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                                                                                                  1. re: overresearched

                                                                                                    Actually, I did think of one burger that fit's your description perfectly, JG's on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. They usually rank high in best burger lists and would be a better fit for you than Goff's or Del's.

                                                                                                    J G's Hamburgers
                                                                                                    12101 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75243

                                                                                                    1. re: overresearched

                                                                                                      I read through this post since growing up and going to school in Dallas (been in Houston for 25 yrs now though) I thought I may learn something for the few times I go home each year. Someone above mentioned the long gone Rose's on Greenville - how great it was. The place didn't even have a sign out front just house number stickers on the door spelling out the name. One of my wife's professors used to hang out there and that's how we stumbled across it - awesome, burgers with that crisp crust and juicy interior.

                                                                                                  2. Exposition Cafe right near Fair Park. Their Blue Cheese burger is the ONLY on that's made me say, "Wow." out loud. Medium is just right. Flavor is big, bold, cheesy and perfect!

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                                                                                                    1. re: TesB

                                                                                                      this past weekend I had what I thought was the best burger I'd had in DFW at Hunky's in the Bishop Arts District. Meat is fresh ground daily, and hand formed, just like it should be. My double double was nirvana on a bun. Thin patties hot off the griddle....oh my.

                                                                                                      They have another location on Cedar Springs near Wycliff.


                                                                                                    2. Burger Island is indeed awesome. I DO NOT work for them and am only biased for the truth! Great burgers and fries. They have another location on Town East in Mesquite.

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                                                                                                      1. re: randyjl

                                                                                                        Count me as another one of the sheep who is a big fan of Kincaid's. If I'm in the mood for a burger that's my first choice. (had one today, as a matter of fact)

                                                                                                        Just to clear up a couple of things about Kincaids - the regular burger is a 1/2 lb. patty (about an inch thick) but they also have a 1/3 lb. burger if you're not in the mood for 8oz. of beef - their butcher still cuts and grind their meat fresh every day - vegetables are also cut fresh daily.

                                                                                                      2. I love the blue cheese burger at the Meridian Room. I'm new to the area though, so I am still on the lookout. Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions.

                                                                                                        1. I took my kids, and my brother to Burger Island in Carrollton last week, and the food wasn't as good as the burgers at the Richardson Burger Island. I found nothing remarkable about the burgers or the fries at this location.

                                                                                                          1. Try the Burger Bar on the 3rd floor at Neiman Marcus in Northpark. Kobe beef is wonderful, choose your toppings. Have a glass of wine too!

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                                                                                                            1. re: PanhandlePete

                                                                                                              Gotta add Houston's Cheeseburger to the list and their fries are awesome as well....
                                                                                                              Twisted Root is good, but slightly overrated.
                                                                                                              What about The Hole in The Wall on Harry Hines.... great for a greasy good burger.

                                                                                                              1. re: uninvited guest

                                                                                                                Can't disagree. I'm also a fan of the Hickory Burger. Fries are close to the best in town. Pricey, though.

                                                                                                            2. Landmark grill in lewisville very good burger!


                                                                                                              1. Had a burger at Ball's last week and failed to report in. Cooked as requested, fresh ground beef thick and juicy, wonderful poppy seed laden bun that gripped the meat like a warm handshake, with a lovingly tossed salad amidst the simmering patty that left a slight mustardy drool stain on my cheek as i took each bite. It is delicious despite the rambling shilliness of Norm Hitzges, that suck up. Need I say more?

                                                                                                                The touted onion rings were greasy and lacking its star player, the humble onion. If anyone can find a great ring that isn't too thickly battered and the establishment can see fit to change their oil once in a while to prevent that nasty carburetor oiliness, let me know!

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                                                                                                                1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                  Balls Onion rings are just okay, better than some not as good as other depending on the day. There burger is above average.

                                                                                                                  Now if you are going for Onion Rings try Big Easy in Plano probably one of the best in the city. If you not in the mood for a Poboy or a Muffaletta then order a burger. I don't order burgers there just because, but I have a friend who swears they are best up north by a long shot.

                                                                                                                  1. re: irodguy

                                                                                                                    The Big Easy (near Park and Central, West side) has got one of the better
                                                                                                                    burgers around (and the frys are usually excellent). They have also got,
                                                                                                                    according to our NOLA friends, the best New Orleans food in DFW.
                                                                                                                    Certainly their muffaletta is excellent!

                                                                                                                    1. re: jmellby

                                                                                                                      Funny enough I have a friend who swears they are the best burger... I can't say since as I said, just to many other foods there. My wife and I split the basin street chicken and a side of fries tonight. There are few meals in town that could meet the taste for the even three times the price.

                                                                                                                    2. re: irodguy

                                                                                                                      I'm sorry y'all. We LOVE Ball's burgers and crispy, fresh made fries. Ask for yours med-rare and you'll be in nirvana. We just 'love 'em.

                                                                                                                  2. JG's or Hole in the Wall get my vote.

                                                                                                                    JG's is a great all around burger experience. Shredded cheddar, crunchy bun, perfect amount of meat. Always a satisfier.

                                                                                                                    Hole in the Wall - Flavor on the meat is unlike any other place around here. I may be weird, but I love the "this place is about to fall down" ambiance.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: jasontjames

                                                                                                                      Odd Hole in the Wall story. keep in mind there are two totally different groups running the place. The day shift and night shift. The place is a delicious dive restaurant by day and cool bluesy place at night. The burgers are big and thick, juicy and hand made. The fries are generally cut just before frying.

                                                                                                                      Last week I stopped in with a group of mates to hear a band and check out the divey women on the back patio. As luck would have it I knew a few and was out back while one of the guys was buying the beers. Seems their credit card machine was down and when told to pay whatever the amount was, my friend said he didn't have it. What he meant to say was, just a sec I need to get cash from one of the guys. Without hesitation, the bartender screamed, 'Pay me the money' and hit my friend in the face. It was pretty funny since my friend didn't even feel it due to his state, and the bartender did not pack much punch. We rushed over and settled the problem quickly as the band who was inches away didn't miss a beat.

                                                                                                                      Do not expect to get beaten by the ladies during the day, and you might wish to bring cash. i have seen their machines down often.

                                                                                                                      1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                        Are you serious? LOL, she couldn't have just started you a tab?

                                                                                                                    2. I had a great burger at Kenny's in Plano about a week ago. Legacy and 121. It was a little on the big side, i could only eat half. Perfectly cooked medium rare, bun was perfect, and it was flame broiled. First time I have been, has anyone else been there?

                                                                                                                      1. I think a burger is about quality ingredients with a proper stacking order and ratio. Unless the condiments or cheese are stuck to the top bun the order can be fixed.

                                                                                                                        Sliced Red Onions (like tomatoes, enough for the whole sandwich)
                                                                                                                        Lettuce (crisp and no shredded)
                                                                                                                        Tomatoes (at least two and at least 1/8" thick)
                                                                                                                        Optional Toppings (bacon, grilled onions, mushrooms, jalapeños, etc)
                                                                                                                        Burger (like mine medium with a good maillard reaction) <-- thx Scott
                                                                                                                        Pickle Slices
                                                                                                                        Ketchup & Mustard (if you like mayo)

                                                                                                                        I wish all restaurants would follow this stacking order.

                                                                                                                        After reading this thread earlier I had burgers on mind all morning (my cardiologist thanks you all). I was down on Irving Blvd today and found a little lunch place that surprisingly made a great burger! It was out of order and it was layered with a ton of ketchup and mustard. Very messy so next time I would tell them to hold the condiments so I can add them myself. But it was still very good and fries were crispy on the outside, thick and soft on the inside.

                                                                                                                        The place is Jenny's Deli 3260 Irving Blvd # 300; Dallas, TX 75247, right next to Subway.

                                                                                                                        I will be back though its a little tough Mon - Fri until 3pm everyday.

                                                                                                                        Jenny's Deli
                                                                                                                        3260 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75247

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                                                                                                                        1. re: scjohann

                                                                                                                          Nice. But an over abundance of ingredients can be off-putting, as can any bun that lacks some sort of character and quality. A Mrs. Bairds won't cut it, and I will quickly toss that as soon as it is discovered. Last burger I had was at Balls a few weeks ago, and it had a delightfully bakery fresh flavor and a great mouth feel with a crazy amount of poppy seeds.

                                                                                                                          1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                            I agree, gotta be able to taste the burger over all the ingredients to determine if it's any good.

                                                                                                                            1. re: joanna.mcmaster

                                                                                                                              In the battle to find the perfect lunch, I inveriably wait way past the deadline to lunch greatness. Today was no different as I waited till 3 to have lunch (means beer dinner).

                                                                                                                              I was tooling around filing through my lunch inventory and options, and remember a friend this weekend mentioned Opa's Grill at SW corner Preston and LBJ. Wonderful chow corner. You have your Indian Palace, XTB at Shanghai, Stein's petit fours, the remnants of Deli News, not one but two greek cafes, some sort of chain bbq and a the obligatory Chili's (good for parking to get to the other places).

                                                                                                                              I had my focus on a few dolmas or perhaps even a nice meaty gyro. Didn't happen. I thought I parked at Opa's! Grill, but insteaed found I was in a Goff's reserved spot. I was hot and lazy. Nabbed the laptop and headed in for what I knew would be a decent burger. I haven't been since I was a small child.

                                                                                                                              The history is apparant as you walk in. The wall's lined with a picture of every linebacker having ever played for the Boys, signed and grease stained. Seems Laura Bush was there (she's following me I am sure it, didn't she praise a bar I go to last week?)

                                                                                                                              I did not hesitate in my order, regardless of the heat. Gimme a chili cheese with extra onion. I eyeballed the puffy fried pies, but I know I must behave, especially with the folly of beers that will inevitably be tossed back tonight. The burger had a nice sleeve as to hold the chili in whilst I type here. Awfully considerate. The wifi didn't hurt either.

                                                                                                                              Thank you for the delicious char broiled burger and the cruise through memory lane. Crisp edges on the butter grilled bun. Not overly large but freshly charred patty. The chili was just right. The burger lived up to my every expectation. Think I have room for a few dolmas?

                                                                                                                              1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                                I had a tasty Ball's hamburger last week and shared with a very cute young lady. Ordered it medium rare and it was the very essence of a crazy good burger. Thank god she only took a nibble. hehe

                                                                                                                        2. there are hundreds of little holes in the wall with great burgers, My list of a few, and the order would be random, depending on my mood and my location.
                                                                                                                          Fred;s Texas
                                                                                                                          Twisted Root
                                                                                                                          Simply Burgers
                                                                                                                          Denton Burger
                                                                                                                          Five Guys
                                                                                                                          Angry Dog

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                                                                                                                          1. re: Texzilla

                                                                                                                            Good list, but you gotta throw in a Burger Street bacon cheese. Burger Street's curly fries are also my choice for pound for pound best for a fast food joint as well.

                                                                                                                          2. I have to through Kenny's burger joint in Frisco in for an honorable mention. I don't know that they are the best, but they are in the top 20. The hickory grilled burgers are tasty and they have the option fo shoestring fries.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: irodguy

                                                                                                                              Alright anyone been to Griffs, thats the greasiest made to order burger you can get at. Theres one on Irving Blvd and one in Ft.worth/hurst i think too, Also you gotta try Burger Island in irving off of story rd., Take forever to cook but HUGE burgers and worth the wait. I'm gonna have to go try some of these places yall are talkin about

                                                                                                                            2. After following this post...I found they opened a Kincaids in Keller off I-35. and dropped in to taste this little piece of heaven.
                                                                                                                              Considering the price that you pay, a great ratburger from Whatabuger has the same flavors and a much lesser cost. But the onion rings were great!!

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                                                                                                                              1. re: battman1_2000

                                                                                                                                Am I missing something with Five Guys? I've seen a couple mentions about them on the board and my boss ate at one in Virginia and RAVES about it. I've tried it twice now (Galleria location) and have been disappointed both times.

                                                                                                                                It's not terrible (meaning I did finish the burger) but the meat had absolutely no flavor - it tasted like ground beef slapped together and thrown on the grill. The lettuce was pale green, the tomatoes were more of a whitish-red and apparently what passes as grilled onions at Five Guys is some diced onion warmed on a grill.

                                                                                                                                Am I missing something?

                                                                                                                                1. re: txram

                                                                                                                                  In Winter Garden Florida where there are very few places to eat period it Rocks! In DFW where there are lots of good burger places it's no big deal.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: txram

                                                                                                                                    You are so right. I have not eaten a burger in months because of a diet, but I heard so much about Five Guys that I had to try it. It was ok, but the meat was not seasoned at all. It was overcooked and not juicy. Blah. I wish I had held out for Wingfield's, which pretty much owns this thread.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: dfwtexex

                                                                                                                                      Agreed...They have a giant sign near the counter that says they cook all their burgers well done and juicy. Isn't that an oxymoron?

                                                                                                                                      1. re: txram

                                                                                                                                        Wingfield's burgers are also well done but are probably 5 napkin burgers (you've been warned since they don't usually hand out napkins). It can be done with the right technique/dimensions.

                                                                                                                                        Everyone has different taste. To me Five Guys is extremely mediocre.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: amokscience

                                                                                                                                          ... with the right technique/dimensions..." and fat content. Don't forget the fat!

                                                                                                                                2. Backyard burger off 75 and royal ln in Dallas.

                                                                                                                                  1. If you are like me and forced to do "business lunches" in Dallas, the burger at the Mercury Grill (Forest & Preston NW section) is actually very good. Strangely for my beer tastes, it goes well with a champagne, and since it's on the expense account why the heck not!? The fries are pretty good too if you like the skinny crispy kind for a change of pace. Not the atmosphere of Kellers, Hole-in-the-Wall, or The Loon (has anyone mentioned the LoonBurger? It's right up there with the others on this list), but very good eats.

                                                                                                                                    1. Butchers block burger at Neighborhood Services can not be beaten! Try it and you will thank me.

                                                                                                                                      1. Has anyone tried "Maple & Motor Burgers and Beer"? I've heard some good buzz, but have not had a chance to try them yet.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: BluffViewChound

                                                                                                                                            Its the bomb!! The loaded tater tots, need I say more?

                                                                                                                                          2. Me and mine are Hunky's fans. This place can be found in the newly hip Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff and it's really good. It's got a diner feel to it, very soda shop-esque, and while I'm not as refined as most of you, I know a good burger. They have a great one.

                                                                                                                                            I still need to try Wingfields, as pretty much all our friends rave about the place, just not the location of it.

                                                                                                                                            I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but Five Guys Burgers in the Dallas Galleria is really REALLY good. I was really skeptical of trying a place like that in the mall, but I caved and I'm glad---if the fries alone don't get you, one of those burgers will. Just sayin:)

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: pandabanda

                                                                                                                                              Panda, interesting to hear about your good experience at 5 guys, i've only heard negative in regards to that Galleria location.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: joanna.mcmaster

                                                                                                                                                I haven't heard much at all really about 5 guys. I've been three times now, the last being about two months ago, and I've tried the cheeseburger, the grilled cheese and the regular burger. All are really good, and it's not that expensive thus the appeal for me, especially being in the Galleria. Tip: Do NOT order the large fry unless there's like three people or more sharing it. They overfill the fries on purpose so you can share, and a small feeds at least two people with big appetites. They are skin on fries---so if you want the Mcdonald's type, go upstairs to Mcds.

                                                                                                                                                For a more refined burger in the Galleria, they do have The Grill on the Alley, which is run by Cheesecake Factory, but I don't recommend it. I've been once---50 bucks for a lunch for two didn't really jive with my budget, and the food wasn't that great. But whatever tickles your fancy.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: pandabanda

                                                                                                                                                  Cool, thanks, I'll give it a shot. Always looking for an excuse to go to the galleria. : )

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                                                      Well, of course, my darling partner in burger-crime! We are due for a good one, lol :)

                                                                                                                                              2. re: pandabanda

                                                                                                                                                Five Guys will probably open up more free standing locations in the future around Texas, they're expanding pretty rapidly all over Houston and it looks like they're in heated competition with Mooyah. I've been to Five Guys in other states and the one in the Galleria is no different.

                                                                                                                                                I'd rank Tornado Burger as the best In-N-Out clone and overall fast food style burger, and I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually expand into Texas too.

                                                                                                                                                Can anyone tell me about The Grape's burger? Does it really deserve #1 on Texas Monthly?

                                                                                                                                                1. re: air

                                                                                                                                                  I've only had it the once, about a year ago or so, but I found it a bit dry actually. I mean, I like my burgers a little moist, but not overly so, and this one just felt blah. That's the most intelligent word I can say about it lol----blah. For the price and for it being The Grape, I expected more.

                                                                                                                                                  I'll stick with the mushroom soup and brie platter there instead.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: air

                                                                                                                                                    I thought it was quite good & possibly does deserve its spot. When I went we all got the burger, and one of my dining companions was moaning in ecstasy! It really comes together very nicely.

                                                                                                                                                    Certainly Five Guys is not in it with The Grape, but I like the burger there. It's a good option if I'm already there (at the Galleria) and need to eat--and Nordstrom Cafe is closed. I guess what I like about it is the fresh veggies (I get the onions raw not grilled or whatevah). Back in the day I was a fan of the McDLT (best thing ever made under the golden arches IMHO), and it's a little like that.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: air

                                                                                                                                                      Ate my first Five Guys (Southlake loc) burger yesterday. For my likings, it's much better than a greasy ole Mooyah. When I order a burger for the first time, I order it pretty much naked - bun and burger only, usually with a sauce. They don't have mayo and I wasn't in the mood for mustard, so reluctantly ordered the more flavorful A-1. Overall, bland and dry, but still prefer it to **grease burgers. The A-1 was extremely watered down with no flavor, the meat truly didn't have any flavor (but not surprising due to the leanness of the meat) and the bun was kind of gummy, which lettuce, pickle and onion would help break that weird texture.

                                                                                                                                                      I ordered the "small" cheese burger and with a small (reg) fries and small drink, it was just under $10. Thought it kind of steep for an order/pick-up @ the counter, food served in a bag with drinks in paper cups, clean your own table kind of place.

                                                                                                                                                      ** There is a huge difference in a burger being moist and flavorful due to a moderate amount of fat, versus an excessively high fat "grease burger" (which is made by Mooyah and Steak n Shake).

                                                                                                                                                  2. I guess at this point, many would dub Snuffer's a chain - locally so anyway. That's ok. Their location in Southlake (Town Square) currently owns my burger heart - blue cheese with bacon crumbles. Meaty, moist, flavorful and they cook it how you order it. I've even come to like the fact that the accompanying amount of shredded lettuce and tomato constitutes a good sized simple salad. I always set aside the top bun and tackle this burger with fork and knife.... and that's ok too.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: CocoaNut

                                                                                                                                                      I'm a "knife and fork" person too when I go to Snuffer's. I never put ketchup on my burger because of the mess factor so I make a big ketchup pool in the bottom of the basket and dip forked bites into it.

                                                                                                                                                      I'm a fan of Snuffer's burgers but I don't get the cheese fries thing.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Scagnetti

                                                                                                                                                        I am a fan of Pat Snuffer, he has done a lot more in the local dining landscape than meets the eye. I am also one to toss the top bun, or both if down to the middle of a big burger mess. No catsup for me (unless homemade) and shy away from mayo. Think about warm mayo next time you get a burger. Eeeek.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                                                          I was a fan of snuffers for years. The problem is the inconsistency in their Plano location. One time it comes out raw, the next charcoal. I complained a few times and then just stopped going. I simply don't find them any better than Kennys, Island Burger or even Jake's for that matter.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: irodguy

                                                                                                                                                            I'm currently on a Maple and Motor kick for burgers. I like that spot. Burgers are well porportioned. Not too much, not too little meat. Just the right sized. Bun is really toasted which I like. The grilled Jalepeno's are great. Like the Coors Banquet Beer on tap as well. Angry Dog is my standby, but digging this place for now.

                                                                                                                                                            Angry Dog
                                                                                                                                                            2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: J.R.

                                                                                                                                                              Yep I agree their burger is solid. It's hard to get my wife to go that far south, but she even thinks they are solid.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: irodguy

                                                                                                                                                                I am so about Maple Motor these days. You need to get it breakfast style (egg and wonderfully thick bacon) and plan on not eating for the rest of the day. In fact you might secure a spot for a nap. My spidey sense says there are new things from these dudes on the horizon.

                                                                                                                                                      2. re: CocoaNut

                                                                                                                                                        Went to Snuffer's this afternoon. They now have 1/4 lb burgers in addition to the 1/2 lb. Not surprisingly, the 1/4 lb are way thin. Glad I stuck with my medium cooked 1/2 lb'er.

                                                                                                                                                      3. Was in the Town of the Cow on business today and stopped by Fred's of Triple D fame and treated myself to the Diablo Burger. Really, Really good. Double meat topped with Swiss,lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, chipotle's in adobo, and grilled jalepenos. The place is definately worth a visit if you are in the hood. Perfect Ft. Worth dive!

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: J.R.

                                                                                                                                                          Just a point of clarification. The "hood" can hold differing meanings for different folks. This area's past has been/is one of industrial/trade businesses. It's currently in a huge state of renovation, similar to what Dallas's Uptown was undergoing 5-10 years ago. Fred's has been there for a very long time and is honky-tonkish in nature - there are better burgers to be found, but still, a fun place to enjoy above average burgers. Live music on their outdoor deck/patio, furnished with communal picnic tables.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: CocoaNut

                                                                                                                                                            Very good point on Fred's location. My uncle is very involved with the development business in Ft. Worth. My understanding is that Fred's has been offered digs in the new area, but just not right for them.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: irodguy

                                                                                                                                                              They're definitely not in the new development, but they are right smack next to it. Nothing edgy about their location now ... I've said what I think of Fred's before, so I won't repeat myself ;)

                                                                                                                                                            2. re: CocoaNut

                                                                                                                                                              I merely was refering to that particular part of Ft. Worth as in neighborhood.

                                                                                                                                                          2. I had a pretty decent burger yesterday at Logan's Roadhouse (Lewisville). Cooked to a perfectly hot, pink medium - still retaining juice when first bitten into. I didn't check for cross-marks, but it's only drawback (for me) was missing any smoky grilled flavor so perhaps cooked on a flat-top, though not a bit greasy. Not crazy about their steaks, but would order this burger again.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: CocoaNut

                                                                                                                                                              This might be one of the longest running chowhound links in America. I glazed over the "since 2003" posted, and to my amazement, found a Jul 25, 2010 post at the end of the road. I travel a lot and travel some more for quintessential eats (low-brow and high-brow). Saw lots of Snuffer's kudos, so I had to comment. The Snuffer's in/on Greenville? area, even ten years later in my memory, and lots of "bragged about" burgers all over the USA, the Snuffer's experience still stands out. Always had to order it with no cheese, since the fries (I get it, unlike someone else "way" many years ago--it's just me and my personal taste . .) with everything dumped on 'em more than satisfied my normally "cheesy" burger infatuation. (i.e. 'balance'...ha, ha) I always thought that my love for their burger revolved around the texture and balance of moisture of the meat. It tasted like the smell of Mom frying ground beef in the kitchen for "white trash taco night" with a crisp charred edge. They are "killing it" (in a great way) in NYC/Manhattan presently, but the Snuffer burger still has an unforgettable "benchmark" beauty to it. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Brent Courier

                                                                                                                                                                I guess it's too late to be angling for an invite to white trash taco night ;)

                                                                                                                                                                It's been a long time since I've been to Snuffer's, will have to do it again.

                                                                                                                                                            2. Addison Point in Addison. Best burger in this area, great fries, low-key atmosphere, good prices. Check out their Monday night burger special. (smoking is still allowed-so think twice if that bothers you)

                                                                                                                                                              Addison Point
                                                                                                                                                              4578 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Wibucky

                                                                                                                                                                Point burgers are great. I went to the Midway Point after my dad raved about eating out at Wycliff years ago. Excellent burger.

                                                                                                                                                                I've been to the Grape, Tillman's and Motor and Maple all over the last few weeks and all three were pretty good. The Grape was excellent, though. I thought the foie gras took on too much of the burger at Tillman's. Motor and Maple was good, but didn't really stand out for that style of burger.

                                                                                                                                                                Midway Point
                                                                                                                                                                12801 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: swoll50

                                                                                                                                                                  Midway Point, and all Points for that matter, are not run by the original owners. Midway was sold again at the end of last year and changed considerably. The new owner is brash and an odd fella to say the least.

                                                                                                                                                                  Midway Point
                                                                                                                                                                  12801 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                                                                    i havent been in probably 5 years. moved out of town and just recently got back. if its changed since then, thats sad. was a great burger.

                                                                                                                                                              2. New to the Chowhound DFW board. Have enjoyed lurking for a little while.

                                                                                                                                                                The family and I live up north and went to Square Burger in McKinney for the first time today. It's definitely worth the trip and I'll second some of the previously favorable comments that this place is for real. The SP-Fries were as good as I've had.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: allenchow

                                                                                                                                                                  Have heard a lot of great things about this burger. Also worth noting they have 30+ taps, which is outstanding for a place that is up in the suburbs. I'll swing by here next time I do a Franconia saturday tour.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: air

                                                                                                                                                                    Been to Square Burger recently, and they are as nice a group of people that you will find. The burger is happily sourced from places that are near the upscale burger joint. Some cheeses from Paula Lambert (my waitress insisted it was Paula Deen).

                                                                                                                                                                    Good burger. In the photo you will see some very excellent onion rings, and the best fried pickle (not normally a fan) I have ever tasted.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DallasDude

                                                                                                                                                                      Went by Square on my way back from picking strawberries and had the (plain) burger and sweet potato fries. Solid burger, great potential, but not quite great. Asked for medium rare, delivered medium well (shrug), needed a bit of seasoning, not a fan of the large slab of iceberg lettuce (should have been broken into smaller leaves or shredded). Fried pickle was... interesting. I prefer the chip style with a very thing batter (which no one around Dallas seems to make). The thin sweet potato fries were excellent. Service was great. I'd come back if I was in the area (after I try Rick's and Gregory's again).

                                                                                                                                                                      I also stopped by The Porch a while back to try the Stodg burger. The two places seemed similar in my mind but was not impressed withe the Porch burger. Ingredients separately all good but together it didn't work. Too many flavors (foie butter? so what, don't notice it) , too messy - instantly starts to disintegrate, unremarkable fries. Service and atmosphere were nice but this burger is another in a long string of expensive burgers that have disappointed me.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: amokscience

                                                                                                                                                                        not that it is related...where did you pick strawberries?

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: amokscience

                                                                                                                                                                          I think I got your medium rare burger ... I like my steaks that way, but I max out at medium on a burger.

                                                                                                                                                                          Agree that the sweet potato fries are phenomenal (and the garlicky mayo is pretty great too). I don't think I've ever seen so many taps ... unfortunately I'm not a beer drinker. They even had an Irish beer on tap especially for St Patrick's ...

                                                                                                                                                                  2. I'm a fan of Fred's Texas, and Smashburger. Two totally different animals, both delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                    Fred's Texas Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                    915 Currie St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

                                                                                                                                                                    1. I can get by with Whataburger or Burger Street, but hands down the best plain-old burger joint in DFW is the Burger House just down the street from SMU on Hillcrest. The place is the exact same as it's been for the last six decades, and the burger tastes just like it did back in the seventies, the first time I tried one. Gimme a double-double, season fries and a coke anytime.

                                                                                                                                                                      Burger House
                                                                                                                                                                      6248 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75214

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Ball's Hamburger's are pretty tasty as are Chip's. Gordon Biersch has a delicious Cheeseburger, but be warned, the fries come with garlic standard. You have been warned!

                                                                                                                                                                        I still need to try quite a few places: Smashburger, Square Burger and 5 Guys.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. In-N-Out Burger is coming to Fort Worth!
                                                                                                                                                                          For those who don't know,There are only four food items on the In-N-Out menu: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Double-Double and French Fries.
                                                                                                                                                                          However there is a (not so) “Secret Menu” where you can find the Double Meat, the Grilled Cheese, the 3x3®, the Protein® Style, the 4x4® and the Animal® Style.
                                                                                                                                                                          Just look for the crowd.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Chef Tim's Love Shack! with it's aptly/awkwardly named Love Sauce ha...h

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: milkyslumber

                                                                                                                                                                              "Chef Tim's Love Shack" What are you talking about? Is this an In-N-Out burger?

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: speyerer

                                                                                                                                                                                Try Houston's on Saturday...only day for the texas chilli burger. they grind up the filet, ny strip, and rib eye scraps to make they're burger...use the same meat in the chilli.. they top it with shredded cheddar and oninions..add a side of hickory and bet it'll make your top 3 for sho!

                                                                                                                                                                              2. I'm ending my futile efforts with Love Shack So7. If that place didn't have Tim Love associated with it, they would be out of business by now. THREE times I have been there, and three times I have been disappointed. Cold fries, bad service, overinflated prices. I've seen better management at Burger King. And those chips? Nice idea, horrible execution.

                                                                                                                                                                                Burger King Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                299 Interstate 45 N, Fairfield, TX 75840

                                                                                                                                                                                1. I can't believe nobody has mentioned M & O Grill! Quite possibly the best burger I've ever had. Around 1/4 lb on the thin wide side with lots of variations available. The grill is well seasoned and the fries are excellent and made to order. They have a spicy mayo that's delish too.

                                                                                                                                                                                  M & O Station Grill
                                                                                                                                                                                  200 Carroll St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Not that I would expect it to be in the "top ten" or even the "top twenty". But has anyone tried the new Carl's Jr. that recently opened on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas? Just curious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: twinwillow

                                                                                                                                                                                      Carl's Jr. has the best hamburger I have yet had in Dallas Metro. Ive been here for almost 2 years now. Carl's "char broils" their burgers. So much better than fried. And their sauce is delicious, juicy, fresh. One just opened on New Year's eve at Hebron and Old Denton....I think that is Carrollton .........we went by on Wednesday night.......parking lot full, line around the building....literally. The word is out.......Carl's Jr is almost as good as In N Out which will arrive in a few months.......expect utter chaos when they arrive..........

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I had the common burger at Common Table in uptown a week or two ago. Excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Rest in pieces Hole In The Wall burgers...

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: planojim

                                                                                                                                                                                            HITW has been close for some time, now it has been razed. No hope of return.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I met up with Kenny's Burger Joint last week. Those are pretty darn good with a crispy bits on the outside, pink inside and very juicy.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kenny's Burger Joint
                                                                                                                                                                                          1377 Legacy Dr Ste 120, Frisco, TX 75034

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I am smitten with Smashburger! Worth the drive no matter where you start from. Plenty of variety, great flavor.

                                                                                                                                                                                            4980 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: GroovinGourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                              New Smashburger on McKinney near Crescent.

                                                                                                                                                                                              4980 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Whataburger used to be awesome, but now.. something's changed and I can't tolerate them. My 3 faves are:
                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Dairyette chili cheese burger
                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Jake's off Skillman
                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Twisted Root

                                                                                                                                                                                              3 very different types of burgers, but all delish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: sisterfunkhaus

                                                                                                                                                                                                You posted this on the Trader Joe's thread:

                                                                                                                                                                                                << I am a vegetarian these days>>

                                                                                                                                                                                                Is the Dairyette chili cheese burger fit for vegetarians?

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Scagnetti

                                                                                                                                                                                                  <<Is the Dairyette chili cheese burger fit for vegetarians?>>
                                                                                                                                                                                                  For 6 Chili Cheese Burgers:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/2 pounds ground beef
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/4 cup chopped onion
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 teaspoon chili powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3/4 teaspoon salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/4 teaspoon pepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 ounces cheddar cheese, sliced
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 tablespoons green chili peppers, chopped
                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 hamburger buns
                                                                                                                                                                                                  <<You deside.>>

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Pop's on Hwy 377 about 1/2 mile SW of the traffic circle gets my vote. The jalapeno cheeseburger is my favorite. Actually, it is all I've ever ordered. I like it much better than Pappadeux, Bubba's, or 5 Guys. The fries are the best I've ever had too.


                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Christy's Extreme Burger / Sparks Rufe Snow in NRH, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                  has the best brisket 90 burger!! great atmosphere and room for groups
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The owner is origionally from Chicago so you know you would get the best tasting burger here! The EX-Chicagoans in DFW are meeting there 7/23/2011 for dinner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  can not wait to sink my teeth into an extreme burger! used to be the old Tippin's pie place. Christy's is in the front and Sparky's shares the restuarant towards the back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kindofabigdeal

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brisket 90 is some kind of brisket meat i like the taste of the burger and asked what it was but i have never heard of it before it is pretty good make it a great day!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Unbeknownst to me, this is National Burger Weekend. In honor of such, Groupon has 50% (and more) coupons to several burger houses around the metro -

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fat Daddy's - Coppell
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Duke's Original - Addison
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kenny's Cafe - Far N. Dal
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kenny's Burger Joint - Frisco
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oma's Jiffy Burger - Waxahachie
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ye Ole Butcher Shop - Plano
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bacon and Friends - Mesquite
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patty Shack - Grand Prarie
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ted E.'s Burgers - FW
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Uncle Bo's - Mansfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ferocious Ambush Roadhouse - Burleson

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oma's Jiffy Burger
                                                                                                                                                                                                    403 Water St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fat Daddy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1721 W Morton St, Denison, TX 75020

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kenny's Burger Joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1377 Legacy Dr Ste 120, Frisco, TX 75034

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ye Ole Butcher Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                    811 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. My new favorite is the Green Chile bacon burger at Off-Site Kitchen. (Irving Blvd. / Wycliff)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Might want to wait until fall or get it to go because its hotter than hell in there!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hits all of your criteria, Not too big, great ingredients. Love that place..