If there’s one thing Texans love, it’s a good burger. Perhaps no other state than Texas has such a combination of quality and quantity of burgers to enjoy. If you’re looking to sample the best that the Lone Star State has to offer, check out these incredible burgers every Texan should try at least once.
The Toro Burger
Toro Burger Bar, El Paso
When you decide to open a burger bar in Texas, you better know what you’re doing. Fortunately, that’s not a problem with the Toro Burger Bar and its signature sandwich. The Toro Burger is made with an Angus patty and delicious, fresh toppings such as avocado and a special Toro sauce, which is like nothing else you’ve had before. It’s a burger of upscale flavor and quality, made with homemade love and care.
The Blue Ribbon Burger
Cured, San Antonio
This burger lives up to its award-winning name by being one of the best burgers in Texas. Cured is known for its charcuterie boards, but it’s no slouch when it comes to burgers, either! Cured is a local favorite in San Antonio, and no trip to the city is complete without a stop by this place for a delectable burger. After taking one bite of this beef-and-bacon creation, cooked to perfection, you’ll understand why. Pro Tip: get there early, as Cured serves this burger only as part of its lunch menu!
The Classic Cheeseburger
The Grape, Dallas
The Classic Cheeseburger may have a simple name, but it’s far from a simple burger. The quality and care that goes into The Grape’s most popular creation is evident in every bite. From the hydroponically grown Bibb lettuce to the farm-grown tomato and the house sauce, every inch of this burger is tailored to be the absolute best.
This burger isn’t about frills and thrills but about the simple pleasures of a 10-ounce chuck-eye patty and peppered bacon, both of which are prepared flawlessly. The caveat: The Grape only serves it on its Sunday brunch menu, so book your reservation ahead of time!
The Top Pick
Top Notch, Austin
If your favorite burger is the kind that has been cooked a thousand times through the years because there’s no reason to change it, then the Top Pick from Top Notch in Austin is right up your alley. Top Notch has been around since 1971, mainly serving the same menu for 50 years, because why fix what ain’t broken? All of their burgers are mouthwatering, but you can’t go wrong with their Top Notch burger, made with hickory sauce and a homemade concoction. Fun fact: Top Notch was featured as a filming location in the 1993 hit movie Dazed and Confused.
The Bacon Cheeseburger
Beck’s Prime, Houston
Of course, we couldn’t have a list of the best burgers in Texas that every Texan should try without some representation from Houston. Beck’s Prime is a Houston minichain with 10 locations throughout the city, and once you’ve tried their bacon cheeseburger, you’ll understand why it’s so popular! Beck’s grills its burgers over mesquite coals and slathers them in its signature Beck’s Prime sauce for a taste sensation that will keep you coming back again and again.