Food & Drink

The Best New Burgers in Dallas

Published On 10/20/2015 Published On 10/20/2015
Luscher’s
Kevin Marple
Courtesy of Ida Claire
Marcus Junius Laws
Farah Fleurima/Thrillist
Pints & Quarts
Courtesy of The Second Floor
Courtesy of CBD Provisions
Kevin Marple
Rodeo Goat
Hickory
Paul Martin’s American Grill
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1. Luscher's 2653 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226 (Deep Ellum)

Deep Ellum’s Luscher’s Red Hots is slinging gourmet, Chicago-style dogs with a slight Texas twist. The Post Oak Red Hot is a tribute to Chicago’s dog scene, with a pork and beef frank, poppy seed bun, brown mustard, pickle relish, onions, tomatoes, and sport pepper. But Luscher’s doesn’t discriminate in its meat repertoire; sandwiches and burgers highlight attention to lamb, “eye-talian” beef, fish, chicken, and bratwurst. If you are one of those meat-free folks, give the Tex Cobb salad a shot. Counter service and a laidback atmosphere allow for some much-desired alone time between you and your feast.

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2. Remedy 2010B Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 (Lower Greenville)

This novel Lower Greenville soda shop/restaurant fires on all cylinders, with Southern comfort dishes from Head Chef Danyele McPherson, with a contemporary-yet-soulful menu dotted with the likes of jalapeño-chive hush puppies with hot sauce butter, a crispy cured pork belly BLT on griddled challah, and confit fried Amish chicken with sour cream & chive mashed potatoes. This spot also has a great bar program featuring cocktails and handcrafted booze-free sodas, plus rotating pastries and ice cream sundaes.

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3. Ida Claire 5001 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254 (Addison)

This quirky Addison gem serves up Southern classics with a twist -- that goes for the food and drinks. Ida Claire, which has a retro, down-home theme, is dishing out plates like sweet potato chip duck confit (made with goat cheese fondue), remoulade crispy catfish, crawfish corn beignets, and a Southern tasting board: house-cured meats, low country ham, pimento cheese, smoked mustard, jam, and Ida's biscuits. The knowledgeable staff will help you pair whatever meal you choose with the proper cocktail, whether it's a modern gimlet, Collins, or G&T.

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4. Barley & Board 100 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201 (Denton County)

Housed in the Texas building in Denton, Barley & Board commands a hip and cool atmosphere, serving up equally trendy bites like truffled portobello fries, slow roasted tenderloin, and wicked gulf oysters. The city's first brewpub, beer-friendly eats are definitely in the spotlight, from curated cheese boards to salads, steaks and a burger that's been the buzz of this university town and beyond.

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5. The Mitchell 1404 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

This dazzling cocktail lounge might be known for its oyster selection, but the kitchen also serves up a mean cheeseburger for lunch, featuring 1/3lb house-ground beef patty. To enjoy the Mitchell at its swankiest, pair caviar and champagne, and sip elegantly in their enclosed patio.

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6. Pints & Quarts 5434 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Greenville Avenue’s auto-shop-turned-burger-joint turns out a number of handhelds, including hot dogs and burgers made with potato buns and a secret sauce. Come for the eats, stay for the retro dining experience.

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7. The Second Floor 13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240 (North Dallas)

Found on the second floor (see what they did there??) of the Westin Galleria, The Second Floor is an American Bistro with a killer whiskey selection -- we're talking 200 different varieties.

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8. CBD Provisions 1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201 (Downtown)

This handsome Downtown modern Texas brasserie, adjacent to The Joule Hotel, is dressed completely in wood, exposed brick, marble, and vintage lighting, with an attractive menu to match. Treat yourself to the family-style Wagyu Rib Steak or the Pig Head Carnitas, and pair it with something from their unique cocktail menu.

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9. Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen 216 W Virginia St #100, McKinney, TX 75069

This upscale-casual spot outside of Dallas offers New American eats with Texan influences via a meat-centric menu with items like the ancho chile barbecue pork belly appetizer or Berkshire pork chop.

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10. Hickory 8100 Dallas Pkwy Ste 115, Plano, TX 75024 (Plano)

Kent Rathbun brings this barbecue and burger focused spot to Plano. The flavors vary from St. Louis style pork spare ribs to a Mediterranean lamb sirloin burger, and the meat mains are accompanied by more sides like sweet potato fries or crispy Brussels sprouts. Enjoy 'em all on the open air, outdoor patio dining space.

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11. Paul Martin’s American Grill 3848 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75219

This Dallas branch of the California restaurant serves up meat and seafood dishes and artisanal cocktails in an open, casual atmosphere. To note is the Bistro Burger made with 
fresh ground natural angus and black pepper aioli.

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12. Rodeo Goat 1926 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207 (Design District)

An outpost of the original and super-popular Fort Worth location, Rodeo Goat has some of the best and most inventive burgers you'll find in Dallas. The creations here are as scrumptious as they are wacky, like the Sugar Burger, made with candied bacon, grilled peaches, caramelized onions, and jalapeño jam. Backing the burgers is a solid, Texas-heavy craft beer arsenal, plus some thick milkshakes that can be made boozy. Be sure to grab a spot on the outdoor patio and bar.