Hudson House is best known for its East Coast stylings, fresh-shucked oysters, and ice-cold Martinis, but don’t sleep on the burger. Two crispy-edged patties are layered with American cheese, minced onion, and signature Hudson sauce then served alongside an irresistible seasoned pickle. Snack on the latter for an acidic foil to the rich burger, and be sure to supplement your plate with an order of skinny fries, truffle-parmesan fries, or onion rings. (PSA: They also have salads.)
How to book: Reserve online, call your nearest location for take-out, or order delivery via UberEats.
Sure, there are fancier burgers in Dallas. And there are more expensive burgers in Dallas. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more compelling reason to eat in your car than a trip to Keller’s. As our intrepid burger critic discovered, this 71-year-old institution serves diner-style burgers from another era. Stay in your car, wait for the staff to take your order, then gobble down the fan-favorite No. 5 Special—this double-meat cheeseburger with all the fixings can be yours for less than $3.
How to book: Stop by for drive-in service.
There are countless reasons to visit the Joule Hotel. The coffee, the cocktails, and the rooftop pool are three, but no visit is complete without gorging yourself on burgers from in-house restaurant CBD Provisions. The two-handed CBD Cheeseburger comes topped with “fancy sauce,” beer mustard, grilled onions, and bread-and-butter pickles. It’s an antidote to a hard day. Or an exclamation point to a great one. What we’re saying is, you should eat this burger regardless of circumstance.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable, call 214-261-4500 for take-out, or order delivery via UberEats, GrubHub, and Postmates.
The Sky Rocket menu is simple. Choose a single, double, or triple burger (each fresh beef patty weighs a cool quarter pound), or get the grilled cheese if you somehow missed the whole point of this exercise. Those are the only options. Throw on toppings like jalapenos, onions, and bacon, pick fries or tots, and voilà, congrats on another successful day on this planet.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating, call your nearest location or order take-out online (Deep Ellum), or get delivery via DoorDash.
Chef Nick Badovinus plied you with burgers for years at Off Site Kitchen. Those days are over, but you can still cop a Badovinus burger at his upscale Town Hearth steakhouse. Rather than a simple burger, however, here you’re working with a hefty $24 Wagyu cheeseburger befitting the chandelier-laden location. Add bacon and a fried egg for a few bucks more, and do your best to appear genteel as juices and yolk run down your chin.
How to book: Call 214-761-1617 for take-out and reservations.
This family-owned joint opened in 2013 in Richardson with a focus on burgers and beer—a winning concept if we’ve ever heard one. So it’s no surprise they’ve since expanded to a few more locations, including Lakewood and Hillcrest Village. Get a burger and beer, obviously, but when you’re ready for a change, a handful of overstuffed sandwiches (the Reuben and Taos Chicken Sandwich are real winners) also deserves your attention.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating, call your nearest location for take-out, or order delivery via UberEats.