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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.

Boulevardier

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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.

Bowl & Barrel

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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.)

Buffalo Bluez

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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]

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

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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.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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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.

Jack's Southern Comfort Food

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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.

Liberty Burger

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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.

Off-Site Kitchen

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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.

Outpost American Tavern

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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.

Rodeo Goat

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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.

Shady's Burger Joint

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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.

Stackhouse Burgers

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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.

The LOT

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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.

Tried & True

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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.

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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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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Boulevardier

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.

Bowl & Barrel

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.)

Buffalo Bluez

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]

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

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

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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.

Jack's Southern Comfort Food

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.

Liberty Burger

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.

Off-Site Kitchen

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.

Outpost American Tavern

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.

Rodeo Goat

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.

Shady's Burger Joint

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.

Stackhouse Burgers

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.

The LOT

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.

Tried & True

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.

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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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