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The Best New Burgers in Dallas

Published On 10/20/2015 Published On 10/20/2015

Dallas Dallas is obsessed with its burgers. Not only have burger joints popped up all over the place in the last few years, but it seems like nearly every one of our favorite restaurants -- whether super casual or upscale -- has a burger on its menu. To help you navigate the cheese covered influx, we've been keeping up with all of the newbies that have joined the crowd. These are the best new burgers in Dallas that you need to order immediately. Like, today, for lunch. More Stuff You Will Like


The Uncle Herky Burger

Luscher's (address and info)   Deep Ellum It almost seems like chef Brian C. Luscher can’t help but create burgers that go viral. After the success of his brunch-menu bacon cheeseburger at The Grape, he crafted this endlessly craveable sandwich at his hot dog eatery in Deep Ellum. Two Texas wagyu beef patties are dressed in American cheese, mustard, mayo, a horseradish pickle, and a ton of grilled onions. Pop in on a Tuesday and pair this with the daily special: beef tallow-dunked French fries. Continue Reading

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Remedy (address and info)   Lower Greenville If you figured a place with a throwback soda shop-theme that cranks out modern versions of your favorite foods as a kid would make a killer burger, you wouldn’t be wrong. American Kobe beef, American cheese, veggies, and creamy mustard play nice together on a fluffy challah bun. Order this with a fizzy drink from the bar, be it virgin or boozy.

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Ida Like a Burger

Ida Claire (address and info)   Addison This plate has Ida Claire’s Southern-food influences all over it. That old-timey favorite, pimiento cheese, is slathered on top, along with a perky black pepper aioli, and the sweet potato bun brings a touch of sweetness reminiscent of the famous pie.

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B&B Burger

Barley & Board (address and info)   Denton A grilled beef patty is stacked with sweet onion, house-made pickles, good ol’ American cheese, and a homemade special sauce. Couple this with one of the beers made here at Denton’s first brewpub, and you’ve got a situation that’s worth making the trip for.

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The Mitchell (address and info)   Downtown Downtown cubicle rats, rejoice: there’s a new lunch service in your vicinity -- and what better way to forget the workday than by lunching in a dazzling cocktail lounge? The Mitchell is known for its oyster selection, but serves up a mean cheeseburger for lunch, featuring 1/3lb house-ground beef patty, a slab of American, veggies, and a zesty aioli accented with lemon and a hint of anchovy.

Pints & Quarts

Brooke’s Burger

Pints & Quarts (address and info)   Lowest Greenville Greenville Avenue’s auto-shop-turned-burger-joint turns out a number of handhelds, including hot dogs, but it’s the beef patties nestled in potato buns that have been earning raves. Brooke’s Burger, named for the eatery’s founder, keeps things simple with American cheese, the so-named Standard Set (lettuce, tomato, pickles, and purple onions), and a secret sauce.

Courtesy of The Second Floor

TSF grilled chuck burger

The Second Floor (address and info)   North Dallas The dark-lit, sexy spot inside the Westin Galleria crafted an edible homage to an In-N-Out burger with this hearty sandwich. Griddled house-ground chuck, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar, and “uppity Thousand Island” dressing sit on an Empire Baking challah bun. It makes for perfect padding while you partake of one of the restaurant’s many whiskey flights.

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TX grass-fed beef burger

CBD Provisions (address and info)   Downtown Speaking of In-N-Out tributes, this upscale biz-district tavern is another salute to the Cali-born classic, with two beef patties, two slices of cheese, “fancy sauce,” and veggies. The best part is it comes with CBD’s incredible Kennebec fries, for just $10. That’s pretty much cause for HH celebration every weekday.

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SB Burger

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen (address and info)   Downtown McKinney One of our two burgers worth a jaunt out of Dallas, this Texas Wagyu burger boasts a slab of the restaurant’s eponymous ingredient: house-smoked Berkshire pork belly. Garlic mayo adds some zip and aged cheddar and bread and butter pickles bring out the meaty contrast.

Rodeo Goat

The Hot Bastard

Rodeo Goat Dallas (address and info)   Design District On the other end of the spectrum from your classic burger is Rodeo Goat Dallas’ spicy number. The Hot Bastard is loaded with heat, from habanero cheddar cheese, marinated peppers, and house-made Fresno chile aioli. If you’re a true badass, you’ll load that sucker with grilled jalapeños.


Mediterranean lamb sirloin burger

Hickory (address and info)   Plano The menu at celebu-chef Kent Rathbun’s new barbecue restaurant has an entire hamburger sub-menu, and this Greek-inspired creation struck our fancy. A lamb patty is adorned with feta tzatziki, lemon, and a mound of arugula, and set on a griddled pita. Scream “opa” all you want -- just don’t break this plate.

Paul Martin’s American Grill

The Bistro Burger

Paul Martin’s American Grill (address and info)   Oak Lawn This new bar and grill has descended from California with a heckuva burger. Yes, fresh-ground Angus beef cooked to order and black pepper aioli go great to together, but go the distance and throw in bacon, mushrooms, and Tillamook cheddar for added punch. Sign up here for our daily Dallas email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun DFW has to offer. Farah Fleurima is a Dallas-based word wrangler who loves her gin and tonics as crisp as her bacon. As a professional food stalker and beer/cocktail/straight-liquor tippler, she loves to write not just about her culinary conquests, but also her frequent travels. You can check out more of her musings at

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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.



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