Warning: If you’re hungry, you’ll be ravenous by the time you finish reading this. And if you’re not hungry, prepare to be so, because we’ve rounded up our absolute favorite burgers in Dallas and our appetites just went through the roof. Ketchup is optional.

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maple and motor dallas best burgers


Want a quarter pounder? Hit up McDonald’s. This spot is only serving up half pounders. They’re big, juicy and topped, in Texas tradition, with mustard, red onion, lettuce, dill pickle and cheese. And P.S.: Don’t you dare grab a table before you order.

4810 Maple Ave.; 214-522-4400 or mapleandmotor.com

lakewood landing dallas best burgers


It’s the local dive spot you might feel a little intimidated to enter, but the prospect of a build-your-own-burger on a crispy bun will help you overcome any fear. Highly recommended: the onion rings.

5818 Live Oak St.; 214-823-2410 or facebook.com/lakewoodlanding

rodeo goat dallas best burgers


The new kid on the block (at least on this list), Rodeo Goat offers toppings that are also a bit newer. So order up a Mike Rawlings (with Irish whiskey cheddar, candied bacon and blackberry compote) and gobble it down with your crew on the patio.

1926 Market Center Blvd.; 214-741-4628 or rodeogoat.com

kellers drive in dallas best burgers


Two words: poppy seeds. For over 50 years, this classic drive-in has been cooking up cheap burgers ($2.89 for a No. 5 Special) and serving them on their delicious poppy-seed buns. For whatever cosmic reason, those little seeds make all the difference.

6537 E. Northwest Hwy.; 214-368-1209 or kellersdrivein.com

off site kitchen dallas best burgers

Off-Site Kitchen

It’s in a new location—Trinity Grove—but it has the same great burgers. So if you’re eating here, do it in style (that would be “Murph Style,” with jalapeño and bacon relish, American cheese and secret sauce). Wash it all down with nothing else but a Topo Chico.

331 Singleton Blvd.; 214-741-2226 or oskdallas.com

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