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The "Uncle Herky" Burger
Luscher'sAddress and Info
It's a testament to our obsession with burgers that Dallas would go absolutely nuts over the cheeseburger at a joint meant to spotlight hot dogs and sausages. Considering chef/owner Brian Luscher also hatched a winning burger over at The Grape, though, we guess it's not too far-fetched a plot twist.
Liberty BurgerAddress and Info
North Dallas (& other locations)
Essentially breakfast on a burger, this sandwich stacks a morning serving of bacon, fried egg, hash browns, and ketchup on a patty, and delivers it hot and ready for a yolk-breakage Instagram shot. It's a toss-up whether you should pair it with beer or OJ.
Maple & MotorAddress and Info
Jack Perkins' old-fashioned burger shop griddles juicy patties (you decide if they're pink or not) on a decades-old flat-top, and keeps things simple from there, from toppings to crisp tater tots to real-sugar sodas on tap.
Henry's Marrow-Spiked Burger
Henry's MajesticAddress and Info
It's what's inside that counts, right? Well, the rich stuff from inside meat bones adds another level of umami to the burger at this Uptown gastropub. Find just the right IPA on the smart craft beer list to take your taste buds into the stratosphere.
Barley & BoardAddress and Info
Since its arrival on the exurb food scene in summer 2015, this burger has gained raves from Denton and Dallas diners alike -- and considering the trek for Dallasites, that's saying something! If sweet onions, house-made pickles, and good ol' American cheese don't set your tongue wagging, the brewpub's selections of beer and cocktails with which to pair the burger should.
TX Grassfed Cheeseburger
CBD ProvisionsAddress and Info
Texas-raised beef doesn't get more delicious than when served in a double stack with double cheese, as CBD's tribute to the In-N-Out classic is. When it's paired with the best Kennebec fries in town, there's no way you're leaving here without logging at least 500 calories.
Wingfield's Breakfast & BurgerAddress and Info
The surrounding neighborhood may not be the most prime corner of real estate, but one structure that's lasted for decades is this no-frills burger joint with hefty, two-handed sandwiches. Not that burgers are for the health-conscious in general, but note that the bacon here, should you order some as a topping, gets a dunk in the fryer for curly crispness. Your taste buds will thank you.
The GrapeAddress and Info
In case you haven't heard about this world-class bacon cheeseburger, it's 10oz of house-ground beef with sharp white cheddar and peppered bacon served exclusively at Sunday brunch, and the recipient of many local and state burger kudos. In a new development, you can now get a petite version of the classic at happy hour on Thursdays. Yay, pre-Friday!
The Double Delux
Off-Site KitchenAddress and Info
OSK's standard quarter-pounder Angus burger levels up with an extra patty, twice the American cheese, and twice the bacon, gets dressed in grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, and is set on a Village Baking Co. bun. No room for russet fries or Carolina coleslaw? Surely a Moscow Mule or bourbon cherry cola can be accommodated...
Uncle Uber's Sammich ShopAddress and Info
Far from focusing only on sammiches of the turkey, roast beef and Cuban variety, this popular Deep Ellum spot gets much love for its burgers that come in single, double and triple stacks. As with most things in life, you'll never go wrong with cheese and grilled jalapenos added as extras.
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