Houston is undeniably a FOOD town. Scouring the town for a new (or new-to-you!) spot is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday in HTX. For your consideration, we present what we feel to be the best burgers in the Houston area. If you don't see your favorite here, let us know in the comments below what we're missing. We're always looking for our next favorite burger joint!
Bubba's Texas Burger Shack "The Place Under the Freeway" - Shannon Strickler
Location: Galleria Area
Name of Your Favorite Burger: Mushroom Jack Bison Burger - jack cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms
Why do you love it? "We have had several parties where Bubba's catered over the years; unfortunately, after COVID, they no longer have their food truck. You can choose beef or bison burgers, and they offer lots of extra toppings like fried eggs and smokey jalapeños. It's family-owned with great prices and friendly waitstaff!"
Rodeo Goat - Casey Charles
Name of Your Favorite Burger: Hot Bastard - habanero cheddar, marinated fresno peppers, bibb lettuce, beefsteak tomato, onion, fresno aioli
Why do you love it? "This is a really fun downtown spot with a super creative menu. Lots of Houston-inspired burgers like the River Oaks C.C., the Marvin Zindler and the Luv Ya Blue!"
The Burger Joint - Sara Jabbari
Locations: Montrose; The Heights; Baybrook
Name of Your Favorite Burger: Classic Cheeseburger
Why do you love it?: "I'm a classic cheeseburger kind of gal - I can always tell how great a burger place is based on their traditional cheeseburger and this one doesn't disappoint! I love their Montrose location. They also have a food truck so you can have all of their burgers at your next event!"
Jonathan’s the Rub - Katie Wells
Locations: Memorial and Spring Branch
Name of Your Favorite Burger: JTR Cheeseburger Why do you love it? "You might not think of Jonathan's as a place to grab a great burger but you should! Straight from the menu, the JTR cheeseburger comes with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, two cheeses and Jonny sauce, but they will also give you a list of add-ons. I strongly suggest you choose all of them. And don’t skip the rub fries!"
Beck's Prime - Sarah Snider
Locations: 10 locations all over Houston!
Name of Your Favorite Burger: Kitchen Sink Burger Why do you love it? "Who can resist caramelized onions AND guacamole together? Answer: no one. If you really want to make the meal complete, get it without the bun and splurge on the parmesan truffle fries and a "dessert size" chocolate shake!"
Onion Creek - Taryn Peine
Location: The Heights
Name of Your Favorite Burger: the Lampasas Burger Why do you love it? "Visit Onion Creek for the vibe, stay for the food! I love this place so much I'd go even if the food was terrible - luckily it's amazing. The Lampasas is the perfect combination of salty, smoky and spicy thanks to the inclusion of bacon, jalapeño relish and white cheddar. Top it off with their amazing sweet potato fries and a draft beer from their huge selection listed in chalk above the door!"