Rodeo Goat Icehouse
Rodeo Goat Icehouse in Fort Worth is a rustic, contemporary burger joint with a great atmosphere, cool patio and even better burgers. Rodeo Goat is known for its interesting takes on the classic burger. One of the favorites is the ‘Chaca Oaxaca’ burger, with beef and chorizo, avocado, a fried egg, queso fresco, pico de gallo and Tabasco mayo. Other delicious choices include the ‘Whiskey Burger,’ with candied bacon, blackberry compote and Irish whiskey cheddar, or the ‘Sugar Burger,’ with candied bacon, grilled peaches, jalapeno jam and caramelized onions. Or partake in the ‘Battle of the Burger’ and choose between the ‘Truffle Shuffle’ (with herbed sour cream spread, asiago cheese, portobello mushrooms and black truffle mayo) or the ‘Smokey the Goat’ (with pepper jack cheese, fire-roasted tomatoes, pickled jalapenos and chipotle mayo).
Rodeo Goat, 2836 Bledsoe St., Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 877 4628
Dubl-R Old Fashioned Hamburgers
When craving a delicious American-style burger, Dubl-R Old Fashioned Hamburgers in north Waco is the perfect spot to dine on an old-school burger, equipped with a well-seasoned, thick hamburger patty, a warm, buttery bun and salty curly fries. Family owned and operated, this classic burger dive many consider the best in Waco takes pride in its delightful, creamy shakes, delicious tater tots and friendly service. When dining at Dubl-R, try the Texas Toothpicks (battered and deep-fried jalapeno strips), the jalapeno cheeseburger, the mushroom-Swiss burger or the chicken-fried-steak sandwich. Try having Dubl-R ‘buddy’ your burger (mustard added to the bun when grilling) for a different take on a classic burger.
Dubl-R Old Fashioned Hamburgers, 1810 Herring Ave., Waco, TX, USA, +1 254 753 1603
Chris Madrid’s of San Antonio is a charming, unique burger joint opened in 1977 by University of Texas marketing major, Chris Madrid. Originally a taco and burger joint, the burgers’ popularity soon overshadowed the rest of the menu and soon Chris Madrid’s became a specialty burger restaurant. With a motto of ‘cook each item as if you were cooking it for a friend,’ Chris Madrid’s serves up incredible meals every time. With six variations and two different sizes, the menu items offered are incredible. Try the specialty tostada bean burger (with homemade refried beans, homemade salsa, cheese, chips and onions), the ‘Flaming Jalapeno’ burger (that is ‘not for sissies’) or ‘Porky’s Delight’ (with bacon slices and melted cheddar cheese).
Chris Madrid’s, 1900 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, TX, USA, +1 210 735 3552
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Austin’s Hopdoddy Burger Bar is one of the most popular places on South Congress to dine and there is very good reason for the often long lines. The people behind Hopdoddy wished to find the perfect combination of handcrafted beer (hop) and ‘doddy,’ a nickname given to native cows of Aberdeen, Scotland. Every menu item at Hopdoddy proves delicious, from the ‘Magic Shroom’ burger (with local goat cheese, mushrooms, basil pesto and mayo) to the ‘La Bandita’ (a black bean-corn patty with cilantro pesto, chipotle mayo, goat cheese and avocado), the ‘Greek’ (a lamb patty with feta cheese, pickled red onions, cucumber and tzatziki sauce) and the ‘El Diablo’ (with pepper jack cheese, carmelized onions, habanero and Serrano chiles and chipotle mayo). Definitely try one of Hopdoddy’s milkshakes for dessert and don’t miss the truffle fries.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 1400 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 243 7505
Coyote Bluff Cafe
Coyote Bluff Café is a small burger dive in Amarillo with rave reviews. Among the favorites are the ‘Burger from Hell’ (with jalapenos, ‘hell’ sauce, Tabasco sauce, grilled onions and cheese), the ‘Hickory Burger’ (with BBQ sauce, grilled tomatoes and pickles), the ‘California Burger’ (with guacamole, green chilies, grilled onions and sour cream) and the chili cheese fries. Every burger at Coyote Bluff is a full half-pound of lean ground beef with choice of white, whole wheat or an onion bun.
Coyote Bluff Café, 2417 S. Grand St., Amarillo, TX, USA, +1 806 373 4640
Tookie’s Hamburgers & More
Tookie’s Hamburgers & More of Seabrook claims that ‘if you are among those of us who think a great burger is the perfect meal, then Tookie’s is the place you want to eat.’ With its vintage 1970s environment and amazing burgers, Tookie’s has the perfect atmosphere and menu for an enjoyable meal out. To begin, try the ‘Moe Betta Beans,’ spicy, pickled and fried green beans, or the ‘Pelican Eggs,’ fried jalapeno peppers stuffed with bacon and cheese. As for burgers and sandwiches, Tookie’s serves up options like the ‘#99 Champion’ (marinated in wine with cheddar cheese, onions and a special sauce), the Southern BBQ burger (marinated with BBQ sauce with onions, BBQ sauce and an onion ring) and the ‘Gobbler’ sandwich (a grilled turkey sandwich).
Tookie’s Hamburgers & More, 1202 Bayport Blvd., Seabrook, TX, USA, +1 281 942 9334
The Cove in San Antonio is known for serving ‘sustainable, organic and local’ food, including burgers, tacos, salads and an array of sides and appetizers. With a great Texas atmosphere, complete with live music and an extensive beer list, The Cove serves up some of the best burgers in the state. Try the Texas burger (with refried beans, grilled onions, avocado, salsa and corn chips), the ‘Naked’ burger (a burger without a bun or fries, with spinach, mushrooms and a spicy poblano sauce), the ‘Blue Bison’ (bison burger with bacon, chipotle mayo and blue cheese) or the ‘Latin Lover’ (lamb burger with Latin spices, Latin sauce and cotija cheese on ciabatta). Be sure to try a side of sweet potato fries with sirachu mayo or an appetizer of Portobello and spinach quesadillas.
The Cove, 606 West Cypress, San Antonio, TX, USA, +1 210 227 2683
Goodfriend Beer Garden And Burger House
Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, a rustic, modern burger joint and neighborhood bar, is located in East Dallas and believes nothing is ‘better than burgers and beers with your friends.’ With over 20 American beers on tap, five of which are local, over 60 bottled beers, amazing fries and burgers made with only grass-fed beef, it is easy to see why Goodfriend is one of the most popular burger joints in Texas. With over ten delectable burgers from which to choose, in addition to Goodfriend’s selection of sandwiches, starters and salads, this burger joint has something for everyone. Try ‘The Chin Strap’ (with Amish bleu cheese, bacon mousse and bacon) or the fiery ‘Annihilator’ (with habanero jack cheese, chili sauce and sweet horseradish pickles). Grab a drink at Goodfriend’s horseshoe-shaped bar or enjoy your meal on the heated patio.
P. Terry’s Burger Stand
At P. Terry’s Burger Stand in Austin, cooks arrive at 1AM to begin the daily preparation, because P. Terry’s believes ‘fresh is best.’ The first restaurant in the city to serve all-natural beef, the people behind P. Terry’s pride themselves in freshness and detail on their restaurant website exactly how they go about making every single menu item as fresh as possible. P. Terry’s menu offers up traditional and delicious hamburgers and cheeseburgers, as well as a chicken burger with Swiss cheese and a veggie burger. Be sure to order a side of P. Terry’s fresh cut fries and a homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookie or a milkshake (vanilla, double chocolate, strawberry, caramel and root beer) for dessert.
P. Terry’s, 8515 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 420 9242
Crow’s Burger Shop
Crow’s Burger Shop in Temple, Texas is known by locals for mouthwatering burgers made from premium meat. Crow’s knows how to take a burger at its simplicity and do it right for a classically delectable and juicy burger. From the burgers to the brownies, everything on the menu at Crow’s tastes like home cooking. Be sure to add jalapenos, grilled onions or bacon to your burger and to try a vanilla coke, strawberry Dr. Pepper or one of Crow’s creamy shakes (chocolate, strawberry or banana and vanilla).
Crow’s Burger Shop, 2302 South 57th St., Temple, TX, USA, +1 254 773 9650
B&B Old Fashioned Burgers
Opened in 2013, B&B Old Fashioned Burgers in Springtown entices you to ‘step back in time, before ‘fast food,’ to the old-fashioned burger of the past.’ In a clean, quaint location right on the square in downtown Springtown, B&B has been serving up incredible burgers since the day its doors opened. Many love the ‘Chuckwagon’ burger (with cheddar cheese, onion rings, barbecue sauce and bacon), the ‘Gringo’ (beef and chorizo with grilled poblano peppers, grilled onions and cheddar cheese) and the ‘Rattler’ (with pepper jack cheese and grilled jalapeno slices). For something different, try the ‘Gunslinger’ (a burger topped with seasoned cream cheese and grilled jalapenos), ‘twisted sweet tater chips,’ ‘Texas toothpicks’ (fried strips of onions and jalapenos) or ‘Texas scorpions’ (jalapenos stuffed with cheese and fried in a beer batter).
At BurgerFresh in Conroe, Texas, you will find an array of buffalo, elk, ostrich, alligator and beef burgers, as well as bottomless baskets of deliciously fried tater tots, onion rings and fries. BurgerFresh serves traditional burgers with additional topping choices such as avocado, bacon, bell peppers, grilled onions and eggs, as well as their recommended jalapeno buns. The menu at BurgerFresh also offers menu items like a soy veggie garden burger, a meatloaf burger, sweet corn nuggets, sweet potato fries, fried zucchini and several flavours of Blue Bell ice cream. In addition to these, BurgerFresh is known for its creamy and delicious malts, shakes, floats and sundaes, as well as Blue Bell-dipped onion rings that are offered every Saturday.
BurgerFresh, 804 Gladstell Rd., Conroe, TX, USA, +1 936 756 4414