The Definitive Guide to the Best Burgers in Central Texas

Texas is renowned for its hamburgers, and it's no wonder that millions of them are consumed daily. To honor this beloved meal, Texas Monthly recently published a comprehensive article to identify the fifty best burgers currently being served in the Lone Star State. Our 31 tasters traveled 12,343 miles, visited 253 restaurants and gained 45 pounds to bring you this list of the best burgers in Central Texas. Many iconic locations such as Dirty Martin's, Nau's, Kincaid, Chris Madrid's, Adair's and Bellaire Broiler Burger didn't make the top fifty. The conclusion? Quality trumps nostalgia when it comes to hamburgers.

Our list of the fifty best burgers in Texas includes some classic establishments, as well as some modern versions. Tookie's is a favorite among Texans when it comes to legendary burgers. This old-school place has been serving burgers since 1975 and their oversized meat burgers are prepared fresh every day with the best meat and topped with fresh, locally grown produce and super soft rolls. You can choose from more than 20 different burgers, including the Cowboy Murrin Burger which comes with smoked bacon and their special house barbecue sauce. Kincaid's Hamburgers has been serving some of the best burgers in Fort Worth since the 1940s. Their burgers are nothing special here - they only know how to serve a good and hearty American burger.

Burger Boy is an authentic old school hamburger joint (you can also eat there) that has a very passionate local audience. San Antonians have enjoyed these burgers since the 1980s, and now Burger Boy is known throughout the state. Their burgers are simple, delicious and you won't hear anyone from the area say a bad word about them. LA Burger has found the perfect way to combine Korean flavors with American favorites, consistently placing them on any list of the best burgers in Irving, Texas. Their menu is unique and their burgers are packed with flavor - sure to leave you in a hamburger coma!Austin burgers may not be as related to the city as tacos or barbecue, but there are still plenty of old and new options to celebrate.

Dine family-style at the cute picnic tables in the outdoor seating area at Keller's Drive-In for some of the most affordable and delicious burgers on this list. The Terlingua burger features chili con carne and fried foods while the Llano Poblano hamburger is bursting with flavor thanks to poblano peppers and pepper jack cheese. Beer lovers should head to Texas Chocolate and Barbecue in Tomball for some of the best burgers in Texas - their menu is sophisticated without being exotic. Built in 1926, Dirty Martin's Place is the second oldest restaurant in Austin and the oldest hamburger joint in Texas. Try one of their special burgers such as the Squealer, Champion or Bean Burger or opt for a traditional hamburger. If you're looking for something adventurous, try their country-style fried hollandaise burger. No matter what your preference is, you're sure to find something delicious on this list of the fifty best burgers in Central Texas.

So gather your friends and family and get ready for an unforgettable burger experience!.

Pattie Passaro
Pattie Passaro

Travel fan. Amateur food buff. Infuriatingly humble sushi aficionado. Unapologetic web practitioner. Subtly charming food ninja.

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