Dallas
1. Knox Bistro
Knox/Henderson

Up on Knox is now called Knox Bistro, and chef Bruno Davaillon has updated the menu to encompass his vision for a true French brasserie. But don’t worry, that menu still includes a great burger. Served at brunch, lunch, and dinner, the Knox Burger starts with a wagyu beef patty and is topped with cheddar cheese, dijonnaise, heirloom tomato, and house-made pickles. It’s served with a side of crispy, delicious pomme frites (AKA: fries).
How to book: Call 469-250-4007 for take-out.

3. Rodeo Bar
Downtown

After an extended closure and renovation, The Adolphus Hotel’s Rodeo Bar reopened earlier this year with neon signs, vintage posters, and strong Texas vibes. It also boasts a menu featuring five really good burgers. The eponymous Rodeo Burger gets 44 Farms beef, American cheese, a house sauce, pickles, and onions, while the El Tejano merges a beef patty with a corn tostada, smoked pork adobado, guacamole, pickles, and chipotle aioli. If you’re extra hungry, you can make any of the burgers a double, and if you’re recklessly hungry, you can ask for a triple.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating, or call 214-651-3559 for take-out.

4. Billy Can Can
Victory Park

If you’re going to a game at the AAC or just need some emotional support after a long workday, Billy Can Can’s Billy Burger is there for you. The Texas beef patty is topped with cheddar cheese, Benton’s bacon, caramelized onions, Texas IPA mustard, and pickled jalapeños, served with hand-cut fries. It’s everything you need for a good night out—well, provided you also got a beer or the mole-spiked Old Fashioned, if you’re into that kind of thing.

6. Keller's Drive-In
East Dallas

Sure, there are fancier burgers in Dallas. And there are certainly more expensive burgers in town. But you’d 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 72-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: Drive in for service.

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