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Killer burgers can be had at Fort Worth's Rodeo Goat.
Killer burgers can be had at Fort Worth's Rodeo Goat.
Photo credit: Malcolm Mayhew

Where to Eat Burgers Right Now: The Heatmap

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Killer burgers can be had at Fort Worth's Rodeo Goat.
| Photo credit: Malcolm Mayhew

No true Dallasite needs to be told where to head for legendary burgers: Maple & Motor, Angry Dog, Adair's, Keller's, Wingfield's... the list goes on. But with new burger joints popping up seemingly every other week, a list of newer burgers to try could really come in handy. In honor of Burger Week, we present this Burger Heatmap, a guide to the Dallas burger scene's more recent additions.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Boulevardier

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408 N. Bishop Ave. Suite 108
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-1828
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Boulevardier may be known for Frenchified fare like croque madame and escargots, but their burger has a loyal following; housemade bacon and pickles, Gruyere, and caramelized onions on a soft pain au lait bun make this one a winner.

2. Bowl & Barrel

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8066 Park Ln.
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 363-2695
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Sure, you can get fancy at this bowling alley with Brussels sprout-topped hot dogs and cocktails, but the juicy burger topped with watercress an d caramelized shallots is a very solid choice. (Get it with quinoa if you're pretending to be healthy.)

3. Buffalo Bluez

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4200 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX 75024
(214) 597-3012
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Former NYLO chef Sean Cahill opened this burger joint in an old Jack in the Box, and it's getting rave reviews for its thin-pattied burgers flanked by excellent fries and onion rings. (Bonus: Pretzel buns are an option.) [Photo: Daniel J./Yelp]

4. Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

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1154 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 324-3335
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This East Dallas hangout recently added even more burgers to their menu, like the Schnitzengrueben with sauerkraut, fried pickles, and a housemade Thousand Island.

5. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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6030 Luther Ln., Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-2337
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This Austin export has been buzzing since it landed in Preston Center last October. House-ground meats from beef to lamb to tuna with a plethora of different toppings and an excellent adult beverage selection.

6. Jack's Southern Comfort Food

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1905 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-0900
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Two words: Biscuit burger. Jack's makes a mean biscuit, especially when it's topped with a burger patty, jalapenos, bacon, cheddar, and caramelized onion mayo.

7. Liberty Burger

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5211 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75244
(972) 239-2100
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It stands to reason that the daughter of Burger Street founder Gene Street would know a thing or two about burgers. Reasonably priced, fresh ingredients, and they'll leave it pink in the middle if you like. Excellent milkshakes, too.

8. Off-Site Kitchen

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2226 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-2226
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Nick Badovinus' unassuming lunch spot has taken the Dallas burger scene by storm with high-quality, dirt-cheap burgers. Do it "Murph-style" with jalapeno-bacon relish and wash it down with a PBR or Kool-Aid. Do not miss the mind-blowing fries.

9. Outpost American Tavern

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(214) 946-1308
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This neighborhoody Oak Cliff spot offers a tasty burger made from ground short rib and chuck with a spicy aioli. Fries are solid, but Brussels sprouts with bacon are even better.

10. Rodeo Goat

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2836 Bledsoe St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 877-4628
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House-ground beef, unusual toppings, and housemade sauces make these burgers standouts. Try the Ravi Shankar with red curry and peanut butter (really), or the Sugar Burger with candied bacon, grilled peaches, caramelized onions, and jalapeno jam.

11. Shady's Burger Joint

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2701 Custer Parkway
Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 484-2689
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Locally owned Shady's just debuted in Richardson with reasonably priced, handmade Angus burgers on challah buns. Try the El Shady with chorizo, jalapenos, and a fried egg. Onion rings are standouts.

12. Stackhouse Burgers

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2917 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 828-1330
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This burger house on the outskirts of Deep Ellum is packing crowds in for towering burgers topped with bacon, chili, and fried eggs. Grab a bucket o' beers and head up to the patio for a great city view.

13. The LOT

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7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 321-1990
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This family-friendly East Dallas spot is dishing up a solid burger topped with cheddar, smokey ham, and red chile spread. Fries are extra, but gluten-free buns are available for those who can't tolerate wheat.

14. Tried & True

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2405 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2405
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There's nothing fancy about the burger at Tried & True, but it's a damn fine rendition of an American classic, with two freshly ground patties topped with secret sauce and LTOP. Killer russet fries, too, and the bourbon selection doesn't hurt.

15. Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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2713 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 653-8237
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This Deep Ellum spot is known more for "sammiches" than burgers, but they serve up an extremely juicy thin-pattied specimen that's cheap to boot. Add blue cheese and bacon for maximum umami and you're in business.

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1. Boulevardier

408 N. Bishop Ave. Suite 108, Dallas, TX 75208
Boulevardier may be known for Frenchified fare like croque madame and escargots, but their burger has a loyal following; housemade bacon and pickles, Gruyere, and caramelized onions on a soft pain au lait bun make this one a winner.
408 N. Bishop Ave. Suite 108
Dallas, TX 75208

2. Bowl & Barrel

8066 Park Ln., Dallas, TX 75231
Sure, you can get fancy at this bowling alley with Brussels sprout-topped hot dogs and cocktails, but the juicy burger topped with watercress an d caramelized shallots is a very solid choice. (Get it with quinoa if you're pretending to be healthy.)
8066 Park Ln.
Dallas, TX 75231

3. Buffalo Bluez

4200 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024
Former NYLO chef Sean Cahill opened this burger joint in an old Jack in the Box, and it's getting rave reviews for its thin-pattied burgers flanked by excellent fries and onion rings. (Bonus: Pretzel buns are an option.) [Photo: Daniel J./Yelp]
4200 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX 75024

4. Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

1154 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
This East Dallas hangout recently added even more burgers to their menu, like the Schnitzengrueben with sauerkraut, fried pickles, and a housemade Thousand Island.
1154 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

5. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

6030 Luther Ln., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75225
This Austin export has been buzzing since it landed in Preston Center last October. House-ground meats from beef to lamb to tuna with a plethora of different toppings and an excellent adult beverage selection.
6030 Luther Ln., Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75225

6. Jack's Southern Comfort Food

1905 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206
Two words: Biscuit burger. Jack's makes a mean biscuit, especially when it's topped with a burger patty, jalapenos, bacon, cheddar, and caramelized onion mayo.
1905 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Liberty Burger

5211 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75244
It stands to reason that the daughter of Burger Street founder Gene Street would know a thing or two about burgers. Reasonably priced, fresh ingredients, and they'll leave it pink in the middle if you like. Excellent milkshakes, too.
5211 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75244

8. Off-Site Kitchen

2226 Irving Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
Nick Badovinus' unassuming lunch spot has taken the Dallas burger scene by storm with high-quality, dirt-cheap burgers. Do it "Murph-style" with jalapeno-bacon relish and wash it down with a PBR or Kool-Aid. Do not miss the mind-blowing fries.
2226 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207

9. Outpost American Tavern

Dallas, TX 75208
This neighborhoody Oak Cliff spot offers a tasty burger made from ground short rib and chuck with a spicy aioli. Fries are solid, but Brussels sprouts with bacon are even better.

10. Rodeo Goat

2836 Bledsoe St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
House-ground beef, unusual toppings, and housemade sauces make these burgers standouts. Try the Ravi Shankar with red curry and peanut butter (really), or the Sugar Burger with candied bacon, grilled peaches, caramelized onions, and jalapeno jam.
2836 Bledsoe St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

11. Shady's Burger Joint

2701 Custer Parkway, Richardson, TX 75080
Locally owned Shady's just debuted in Richardson with reasonably priced, handmade Angus burgers on challah buns. Try the El Shady with chorizo, jalapenos, and a fried egg. Onion rings are standouts.
2701 Custer Parkway
Richardson, TX 75080

12. Stackhouse Burgers

2917 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
This burger house on the outskirts of Deep Ellum is packing crowds in for towering burgers topped with bacon, chili, and fried eggs. Grab a bucket o' beers and head up to the patio for a great city view.
2917 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

13. The LOT

7530 E Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75214
This family-friendly East Dallas spot is dishing up a solid burger topped with cheddar, smokey ham, and red chile spread. Fries are extra, but gluten-free buns are available for those who can't tolerate wheat.
7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75214

14. Tried & True

2405 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
There's nothing fancy about the burger at Tried & True, but it's a damn fine rendition of an American classic, with two freshly ground patties topped with secret sauce and LTOP. Killer russet fries, too, and the bourbon selection doesn't hurt.
2405 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

15. Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

2713 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
This Deep Ellum spot is known more for "sammiches" than burgers, but they serve up an extremely juicy thin-pattied specimen that's cheap to boot. Add blue cheese and bacon for maximum umami and you're in business.
2713 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

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