7 Best Burger Places in Texas


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Even though Texas is known mainly for its insanely delicious barbecue, nothing seems to ever beat a good tastin’ burger.  And since the state seems to have relatively decent idea on how to properly cook meat, we’ve noticed they can cook a mean set of burgers as well.  Here’s the top 7 picks in Texas for best burger places:

The Grape

The name refers to the inspired wine list, and it really is a fantastic place to grab a glass. The burger, however, often steals the show. Served on Thursdays, it’s more of a special event that deserves a place in your calendar. Modeled after the intimate eateries of Europe, The Grape is not your typical place to enjoy a burger, and that’s okay.

Counter Cafe

Open only for breakfast and lunch, the Counter Cafe’s commitment to wholesome ingredients and a focus on hospitality have made them an Austin favorite. Modern flare added to Texas classics makes it a necessary destination for visitors, but at it’s core it’s still a place for locals to enjoy brunch with friends and family, nurse a hangover, or just grab a quality bite to eat.

Keller’s Drive-in

Old-school only begins to describe this popular drive-in restaurant in Dallas. Carside service gives it a “Happy Days” feel, but with a slight edge that makes it just as welcome to bikers and truckers looking to roll through before hitting the open road. The burgers cheaply-priced and delicious burgers come out fast, and the added charm of enjoying them in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle has garnered Keller’s a loyal following throughout their fifty years in operation.

Coyote Bluff Cafe

You’re greeted by the sizzle of the grill, and the smell of decades of good food baked into the walls, upon entering this Amarillo mainstay. Their burgers are two-handed big, topped with southern touches that just might slide off if you’re not careful. It’s an experience that is truly Texan. Be warned, the small restaurant is extremely popular, so make sure to get there early if you want to guarantee a spot for dinner.

Alamo Springs Cafe

“If music be the food of love, play on” seems especially relevant at the Alamo Springs Cafe, where live music accompanies some of the best, and biggest, burgers in central Texas. Both the music and the food seem to be the food of love, and you’re sure to fall hard after the lively experience.

Chris Madrid’s

Family-owned since 1977, Chris Madrid’s is the kind of place where you immediately feel at home. It’s a destination for locals and the multitudes of tourists visiting historic San Antonio. The Cheddar Cheezy is the fan favorite, but the Tostada Burger adds a little flair with a good helping of their memorable house made salsa. It makes for an awesome Tex-Mex blend of flavors.

Toro Burger Bar

Toro was rated the 4th best burger in Texas by Texas Monthly, and with the inspired menu of toppings, grilled to perfection Kobe beef or Angus patties, and oh-so-soft potato bun on which they come, it’s not hard to see why. You can get everything from mac and cheese to green chile to toreados on top, and the seafood patties are great when you’re in the mood for something lighter. There’s also a build your own burger option as well.