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Texas Monthly’s Best Burger In Texas: The Grape

august-coverThe best burger in Texas according to Texas Monthly is served at The Grape in Dallas. Here is the list:


1.    The Grape, Dallas, Classic Cheeseburger
2.    Counter Café, Austin, Counter Burger
3.    Alamo Springs Café, Fredericksburg, Cheeseburger (With Green Chiles on a Jalapeno-Cheese Bun)
4.    Toro Burger Bar, El Paso, Toro Burger
5.    The Cove, San Antonio, Texas Burger
6.    The Porch, Dallas, The Stodg
7.    Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Hamburger Steak on a Bun
8.    Dutch’s, Fort Worth, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Burger
9.    Beck’s Prime, Houston, Bacon Cheeseburger
10.    Orlando’s, Lubbock, Cheeseburger in Paradise
11.    White Buffalo Bar, Gage Hotel, Marathon, Buffalo Burger
12.    Cover 3, Austin, Chop-House Burger (With Cheese and Bacon)
13.    Burger Fresh, Conroe, 1/2 Pound Hamburger
14.    Burger Tex II, Austin, Bulgogi Burger
15.    Twisted Root Burger Co., Dallas, Hamburger
16.    Max’s Wine Dive, Austin, Houston, Kobe Beef Burger
17.    Love Shack, Fort Worth, Dirty Love Burger
18.    Fatty’s Burgers & More, San Antonio, Ref Burger
19.    MoMak’s Backyard Malts & Burgers, San Antonio, MoMak Classic Burger
20.    Kelly’s Eastside, Plano, Southwestern Burger
21.    Big’z Burger Joint, San Antonio, Big’z Famous No. 1
22.    Chicken Oil Co., Bryan, Snuffy Burger
23.    Café Michael Burger, Galveston, Tiki Burger
24.    Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pies, Midland, The French Connection Burger
25.    Mockingbird Bistro, Houston, American Kobe Beef Burger
26.    Parkside, Austin, Cheeseburger
27.    Black Sheep Lodge, Austin, Black Buffalo Burger
28.    Miss Hattie’s Café and Saloon, San Angelo, Miss Hattie Burger
29.    Mel’s Country Café, Tomball, Double Hamburger
30.    Roaring Fork, Austin, Half Ass Burger
31.    Gene’s Tasty Burger, Wichita Falls, Frisco Burger
32.    Cliff Café, Dallas, Brie and Granny Smith Burger
33.    Bracken Store Café, San Antonio, Bean and Frito Burger
34.    Sam’s Deli Diner, Houston, Hamburger
35.    Dry Creek Café, Houston, The Regular (With Asadero Cheese)
36.    Hamburger Store, Jefferson, Build-Your-Own Burger
37.    Mighty Fine, Austin, Hamburger
38.    Roadhouse, Bastrop, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger
39.    Lankford Grocery and Market, Houston, Old-Fashioned Hamburger
40.    Classics Burgers and “Moore,” Kerrville, Cheeseburger
41.    Koffee Kup Family Restaurant,  Hico, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger
42.    Hruska’s Store and Bakery, Ellinger, Cheeseburger
43.    Rosco’s Burger Inn, El Paso, Rosco Burger
44.    Port Aransas Brewing Company, Port Aransas, Stopher Burger
45.    Goode Company Hamburgers and Taqueria, Houston, Mesquite Burger
46.    Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar, Dallas, Green Chile Swissburger
47.    Fred’s Texas Café, Fort Worth, Diablo Burger
48.    Speedy’s Burger, Houston, Hamburguesa Mexicana
49.    Gourmet Burger Grill, San Antonio, Hamburger
50.    Jakes, Dallas, #1 Jakes Special

Here is a list with all of the Dallas winners.

  • David

    Women don’t know nothin about burgers!!!

  • David’s older Brother

    hi im davids older brother john, dont mind him he has sever impulse issues, and he has a deep rooted hate for woman, a strong reason he is homosexual. but all stupidity aside, the grapes burger is amazing, and whats so cool about all of this is everyone has there own opinion.
    oh burger-grape, oh burger-grape
    the best in texas, your burger rates

  • cp

    What is with all of the hate? These are people with families to support just like everyone else. Texas Monthly wrote this article according to their own criteria. There was no money or P.R. involved on the restaurant side. Don’t believe me? Call the editor. Be mindful of the ugly things you say in “anonymity”, because they hurt people more than you realize. It’s just a stupid burger, but to some it’s part of their living. It’s part of their pride and what they do…sorry if they can’t charge McDonalds prices, or if they don’t stock ranch dressing.

  • Gilly

    This looks like a pretty damn good burger to me. Mr. Luscher knows how to cook great comfort food. I can’t wait to go by and spend some time on that cool patio for brunch. I hear that Hico steak is awesome!Way to go Brian! Congrats!

  • UbayKaan

    Ima hit up the Dallas spots in this list just to see why they made the cut after 6 months of searching Texas for the best burgers.

    Whatever yall say, the burger they put on the cover page sure looks tasty!

  • Binger

    If you want the best burger in Dallas, then bring your sheltered suburban palletes to south oak cliff and have a wingfields burger. Enough said!

  • Liz

    The Grape definitely has a decent burger given the competition out there, but i would expect a lot more from a #1-rated burger to be honest. [Then again, I am not one of the easiest critics to please I’ll admit…I’m judging on probably a much stricter scale than those who were casting the ballets for #1.] Either way, congrats to the Grape!! (and what a cute restaurant might i add.) I am curious, however, to know all those burgers that were tasted and considered prior to writing this article.

    My burger was cooked perfectly–medium, with juices dripping from all sides off of each & every bite I took. It was the ideal size for a burger, [10 oz] presented on a soft, warm pain au lait bun abundantly slathered with dijonaise. The actual taste of the meat, however, was as bland and flavorless as could be I thought. (This didn’t much surprise me though because I typically do not eat conventional beef. When I asked the waitress what kind of meat it was and where it was from, she said it was ground chuck. That’s most likely code for conventional beef laced w/ hormones, antibiotics, and believe it or not the possibility of an ammonia filler added to the ground beef to kill any bacteria that’s spread from cattle that are primarily fed a corn diet. These cattle develop E-coli in their stomachs since they are supposed to eat grass, not corn.) ewwww….so already I was concerned about eating the meat, but I still HAD to try #1, no? I was freaked out by the bacon as well due to the conventional practices of raising pork and the antibiotics that were most likely packed in each slice, but (shrugs, tries to put out of mind) …here’s to #1—CHOMP!! Twas a tasty combo for sure of sweet, soft bun, melted white cheddar, the juiciness of a perfectly cooked burger and dijonaise minus the flavorless beef-the meat literally had ZERO FLAVOR!! (again, what else would one expect from conventional beef really?) QUITE lacking I thought for a #1-rated burger I’d say. The bacon (besides already having probably failed in my opinion due to being most likely conventionally raised pork (read: “contaminated with antibiotics and who knows what else”) was also much skinnier per slice, less peppered, & less meaty than i’d imagined.

    OH!!! the PICKLES!!!! how could I have forgotten??? their small, thick pickle chips had A LOT of right going on. They appeared to be homemade bread and butter pickles that were packed w/ flavor, were slightly softer than I’d expected-zero crunch, but they were perfect for what they were. sweet, tangy, and bursting with flavor…kind of melted in your mouth in an explosion of homemade bread and butter pickle goodness. yummm…..

    In any case, needless to say, kudos to The Grape for the flavor combos used–if the beef was better quality and had more organic-esque ingredients been used, i think I would have been in burger heaven. But because of the ingredients that they’re using and more specifically NOT using, I will not be back to The Grape for another #1.
    Hopefully this review is helpful to at least one.
    ~Ciao my fellow foodies. Cheers to your tastebuds and cheers to your health! =)

  • Soon Ogunyemi

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  • Sydney Randzin

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