Texas is beef country, and that means there is no shortage of places to get your hamburger fix, and Fort Worth in particular is home to many excellent hometown burger joints. Here’s our short list of five Fort Worth restaurants serving up some of the best burgers around.
Located in the Stockyards and the creation of local celeb chef Tim Love, Love Shack offers up a varied menu of burgers, hot dogs and chicken, plus a unique Creation of the Month. Try the Dirty Love Burger – that’s a bacon cheeseburger with “love sauce” and a fried quail egg – with a shake or root beer on tap.
Dutch’s has been on the top of many “best of” lists since its opening on University Drive in 2007. Wearing its TCU heritage on its sleeve – its namesake is legendary football coach Leo “Dutch” Meyer – Dutch’s is a quintessential college café, with a double-decker outdoor patio perfect for game day gatherings. With a variety of burgers, from the classic Dutch to the double-meat Lineman to the meatless Portabello Vegetarian Burger, as well as bar food and milkshakes, there’s something to make everybody happy.
Rodeo Goat, located in the heart of the Cultural District, boasts a whopping 18 burgers on its menu, with frequent new additions. Their drink menu is even more impressive, with a variety of wine, cocktails, and craft beers, including over a dozen made in Texas. Try the Cowboy Murrin (topped with bacon, jalapeños and fried onions), the Terlingua (with brisket chili and corn chips), or, if you’re really feeling adventurous, the Sugar Burger (with grilled peaches, candied bacon, caramelized onions and jalapeño jam).
Fred’s is a bona fide burger empire. Created by self-described “Outlaw Chef” Terry Chandler, Fred’s is a no-frills, laid back Texas joint, offering a variety of burgers made from 100% Texas-raised beef paired with hand-cut French fries. The classic Fredburger is a great place to start, but if a half pound is too small, go for the Big Fred – that’s a ¾ pound burger with all the fixings!
Kincaid’s history goes back to 1946, when its Camp Bowie location housed a grocery store with a full-service meat counter. Today, Kincaid’s is a Fort Worth staple with six DFW locations serving up burgers made from house-ground choice beef. Get a classic half-pound cheeseburger with a side of fries or onion rings, or try one of the other old-fashioned favorites on the menu, like the pimento cheese sandwich.
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