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A burger from Keller’s Drive-In
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Where to Eat the Juiciest Burgers in Dallas

Whether at a legendary drive-in or swanky steakhouse, here’s where to find the city’s most beloved burgers

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A burger from Keller’s Drive-In
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It's impossible to throw a perfectly-buttered bun without hitting a burger joint in Dallas, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Forever known in the restaurant world as the city of meat, Dallas is home to some truly excellent takes on America’s favorite sandwich.

But where are the best burgers in Dallas? In a city with so many burger-laden menus, it can be difficult to wade through and find the gems. Though there are many spots in town to chow down on a perfectly serviceable burger, these 19 establishments and their burgers make burger night the best night of the week.

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Knife Burger

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An offshoot of celebrity chef John Tesar’s much-lauded steakhouse Knife, it’s not surprising that Knife Burger is home to a top-notch burger. Made with Texas-raised beef from 44 Farms and topped with American or gooey pimento cheese, Tesar’s burger game is seriously strong.

Pimento Cheese Burger, Knife Dallas
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Zoli's NY Pizza

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Yes, Zoli’s is arguably best known for its thin crust, New York style pizzas, but the “ODB” is the unsung hero of the menu. Called the “Obligatory Dallas Burger,” this double-pattied wonder is topped with plenty of American cheese and pickles for a bite of acidic contrast.

A Takeout ODB from Zoli’s Pizza
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Keller's Drive-In

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Founded by Jack Keller more than 50 years ago, this drive-in burger joint is a Dallas institution. In the era of the $10 (at least!) burger, you can still score a killer cheeseburger served on a poppy seed bun, crispy tater tots, and milkshake at Keller’s for less cash than any of those swanky new burger establishments.

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Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

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The burgers at this East Dallas favorite are legendary, but the classic Cheese Burger at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House is the cream of the crop. Here, a patty topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, ranch mayo, and dill pickle comes together in an ideal burger specimen.

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Hillside Tavern

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When it comes to making a double cheeseburger, the Hillside Tavern doesn’t play around. Think you can handle it?

Haystack Burgers and Barley

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Haystack Burgers and Barley just opened up a new location at Hillcrest and Arapaho in Dallas, but fans of burger perfection will find perfect burgers at any of the small, family-owned chain’s locations. The Vanderslice is a fan favorite, with its fancy Big Mac stylings, and definitely don’t sleep on the milkshakes.

Haystack Burger

Burger House

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This Dallas-based chain proves that multiple locations don’t have to mean burger mediocrity. Burger House has been serving up patties to meat enthusiasts across Dallas-Fort Worth for more than 60 years, which probably has something to do with the special seasoning used on those patties.

Lounge Here

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It’s the toasted bun that pushes the Lounge Here burger over the top, although every little thing about it is delicious. And, they can make it veggie, turkey, or Beyond on request.

A burger rests on a wooden board. There is a stamp on the top bun and a wooden toothpick going through it. The burger layers show bacon, cheese, hamburger, tomato and lettuce.
The Lounge Here Burger
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Dairy-ette

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Even people who are too young to remember the original days of car hops and drive-ins can appreciate the appeal of an old-school spot like Dairy-Ette. Pull in, flash your headlights, and prepare to enjoy a thin patty burger griddled to perfection. A side of onion rings and a frosty mug of housemade root beer only makes things better.

Maple & Motor

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Maple & Motor has long offered one of Dallas’ favorite burgers, landing on nearly every burger enthusiast’s best-of list and even earning recognition from flame-shirted Food Network personality Guy Fieri.

Liberty Burger

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Liberty Burger’s five DFW locations offer a family-friendly atmosphere and a crowd-pleasing menu of burgers. Priced at just $6.50, the classic Liberty Burger boasts an all-American combo of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. Fries come in skinny or sweet potato. Don’t skip the decadent shakes, either — they’re especially satisfying when spiked with a shot of booze.

The Liberty Burger
Rachel Pinn

Rodeo Goat

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Originally a Fort Worth institution, Rodeo Goat is up to six locations in the DFW area. Besides the burger battles that take place every week, where orders equal votes in the competition, the Royale With Cheese burger is a classic order featuring American cheese, chopped onions, jalapeño bacon, mustard, and spiked ketchup.

The Remedy burger, which harkens back to the now-shuttered Greenville Avenue restaurant Remedy, is an absolute classic. For a buck more, zhuzh things up even more with the Ranchito, which adds Valentina aioli, pickled jalapenos, and white queso to an already excellent burger.

The Remedy Burger at Hero
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Stackhouse

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There’s nothing quite like eating a classic $9 cheeseburger on the rooftop patio at Stackhouse Burgers. Here, stunning views of Downtown pair with juicy burgers that can be topped with freshly grilled jalapeños for just a buck more.

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Sky Rocket Burger

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Bringing along a cult-like following from the original location in North Dallas, Sky Rocket Burger makes an ideal takeout burger. Stack a burger in countless ways, and load it down with as many as five patties, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions. A side of cheese fries and ranch pairs perfectly.

Uncle Uber's

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Sandwiches of all sorts shine at Uncle Uber’s, but the burger is the real gem. Make yours a single, double, or triple, then top it off with your choice of cheese and bacon, avocado, mushrooms or grilled jalapeños.

CBD Provisions

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Whether eating this burger upstairs in the steakhouse itself, or at the end of a lengthy night of imbibing, the double-double cheeseburger that comes out of this kitchen is legendary.

Stock & Barrel

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Stock & Barrel chef Jon Stevens wanted to be a mainstay of the Dallas dining scene when the restaurant opened and that dream has come true. Aside from all the other American fare on the menu, they offer up one of the city’s must-have burgers.

Wingfield's Breakfast & Burgers

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This tiny eatery is decidedly off the beaten path, but enthusiasts happily line up for the chance to sit on the curb and try to finish a Wingfield’s massive bacon-topped burger whenever the craving strikes. Pro tip: to skip the line, call an order in before making the drive to pick up.

Knife Burger

Pimento Cheese Burger, Knife Dallas
Knife Burger
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An offshoot of celebrity chef John Tesar’s much-lauded steakhouse Knife, it’s not surprising that Knife Burger is home to a top-notch burger. Made with Texas-raised beef from 44 Farms and topped with American or gooey pimento cheese, Tesar’s burger game is seriously strong.

Pimento Cheese Burger, Knife Dallas
Knife Burger
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Zoli's NY Pizza

A Takeout ODB from Zoli’s Pizza
Rachel Pinn

Yes, Zoli’s is arguably best known for its thin crust, New York style pizzas, but the “ODB” is the unsung hero of the menu. Called the “Obligatory Dallas Burger,” this double-pattied wonder is topped with plenty of American cheese and pickles for a bite of acidic contrast.

A Takeout ODB from Zoli’s Pizza
Rachel Pinn

Keller's Drive-In

Garrett Hall/EDFW

Founded by Jack Keller more than 50 years ago, this drive-in burger joint is a Dallas institution. In the era of the $10 (at least!) burger, you can still score a killer cheeseburger served on a poppy seed bun, crispy tater tots, and milkshake at Keller’s for less cash than any of those swanky new burger establishments.

Garrett Hall/EDFW

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

Lori Bandi/EDFW

The burgers at this East Dallas favorite are legendary, but the classic Cheese Burger at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House is the cream of the crop. Here, a patty topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, ranch mayo, and dill pickle comes together in an ideal burger specimen.

Lori Bandi/EDFW

Hillside Tavern

When it comes to making a double cheeseburger, the Hillside Tavern doesn’t play around. Think you can handle it?

Haystack Burgers and Barley

Haystack Burger

Haystack Burgers and Barley just opened up a new location at Hillcrest and Arapaho in Dallas, but fans of burger perfection will find perfect burgers at any of the small, family-owned chain’s locations. The Vanderslice is a fan favorite, with its fancy Big Mac stylings, and definitely don’t sleep on the milkshakes.

Haystack Burger

Burger House

This Dallas-based chain proves that multiple locations don’t have to mean burger mediocrity. Burger House has been serving up patties to meat enthusiasts across Dallas-Fort Worth for more than 60 years, which probably has something to do with the special seasoning used on those patties.

Lounge Here

A burger rests on a wooden board. There is a stamp on the top bun and a wooden toothpick going through it. The burger layers show bacon, cheese, hamburger, tomato and lettuce.
The Lounge Here Burger
Julie Doyle

It’s the toasted bun that pushes the Lounge Here burger over the top, although every little thing about it is delicious. And, they can make it veggie, turkey, or Beyond on request.

A burger rests on a wooden board. There is a stamp on the top bun and a wooden toothpick going through it. The burger layers show bacon, cheese, hamburger, tomato and lettuce.
The Lounge Here Burger
Julie Doyle

Dairy-ette

Even people who are too young to remember the original days of car hops and drive-ins can appreciate the appeal of an old-school spot like Dairy-Ette. Pull in, flash your headlights, and prepare to enjoy a thin patty burger griddled to perfection. A side of onion rings and a frosty mug of housemade root beer only makes things better.

Maple & Motor

Maple & Motor has long offered one of Dallas’ favorite burgers, landing on nearly every burger enthusiast’s best-of list and even earning recognition from flame-shirted Food Network personality Guy Fieri.

Liberty Burger

The Liberty Burger
Rachel Pinn

Liberty Burger’s five DFW locations offer a family-friendly atmosphere and a crowd-pleasing menu of burgers. Priced at just $6.50, the classic Liberty Burger boasts an all-American combo of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. Fries come in skinny or sweet potato. Don’t skip the decadent shakes, either — they’re especially satisfying when spiked with a shot of booze.

The Liberty Burger
Rachel Pinn

Rodeo Goat

Originally a Fort Worth institution, Rodeo Goat is up to six locations in the DFW area. Besides the burger battles that take place every week, where orders equal votes in the competition, the Royale With Cheese burger is a classic order featuring American cheese, chopped onions, jalapeño bacon, mustard, and spiked ketchup.

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