clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

12 Houston Burgers to Eat Right Now

View as Map

Just because there is a general consensus about where to find the best burgers in Houston, doesn't mean the city's fervent burger scene has cooled. There are always new restaurants opening, and chefs who want to make a mark with a great burger. This map is dedicated to these new offerings; that means either restaurants that have opened in the last six months (Etoile, Nosh) or really stepped up their game (Kenny & Ziggy's, Up Restaurant).

No one's saying to stop eating at Hubcap, Bernie's Burger Bus or the Burger Guys. They're all still making great burgers. But if seeing the ridiculous deep fried burger at The Houston Texans Grille doesn't stir something in your burger-loving soul, then there's something wrong.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
If you book a reservation through an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Up Restaurant

Copy Link
The massive, 3/4lb burger is made from steak trimmings, which means it's 80% prime filet. That gives it an intense beefy flavor and enough juices to overwhelm the Slow Dough bun.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Copy Link
The Clubhouse burger comes topped with your choice of redneck cheddar or American cheese. Most importantly, in place of mustard or mayo, there's tomato jalapeno jam. Boom.

Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

Copy Link
Houston's best deli has introduced a new line of burgers built around 8oz Pat LaFrieda patties. The Zigalicious is topped with pastrami, Swiss, coleslaw and Russian dressing.

Houston Texans Grille

Copy Link
No, the massive sports bar doesn't close for the off-season, and there's a full menu of tricked out burgers to try. The deep fried cheeseburger is an entire burger, including the bun, that's tempura battered and fried.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

Copy Link
Available on both the lunch and brunch menus, there's something wrong about eating a burger instead of chef Philippe Verpiand's carefully crafted French cuisine, but the 8oz, house ground patty on a brioche bun tastes so right.

Cottonwood

Copy Link
This family friendly spot in Oak Forest keeps its burger options simple. Try the bleu cheese burger topped with bacon jam, onion strings and barbecue sauce.

Crisp Wine-Beer-Eatery

Copy Link
The burger here marries the restaurant's meatballs and pizza. That means toppings like balsamic onions and a ciabatta roll. The brunch version adds prosciutto and an over-easy egg.

Corner Table

Copy Link
Oh, sure, you could get the black and quinoa Earth Burger, but why not splurge on the $26 kobe burger topped with foie gras and a port wine reduction?

Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co.

Copy Link
This craft beer spot in the Heights features a variety of burgers topped with meats like andouille sausage and pulled pork. Or there's the avocado burger. That's good, too.

Moon Tower Inn

Copy Link
Houston's foremost purveyors of meat in tube form make a pretty wicked burger, too. This one is called Chong: bread and butter jalapenos, fried egg, smoked cheddar, emmentaler swiss, bacon and creole mustard. Watch the restaurant's always entertaining Facebook page for occasional buy 1 get 1 free specials.

Adair Kitchen

Copy Link
Adair Kitchen offers buffalo, beef and turkey burgers that all share the positive DNA of the owners' connection to their father's restaurant Skeeters Grill.

Nosh Bistro

Copy Link
This loungey space on Kirby uses Pat LaFrieda beef to make a well-seasoned patty that's served on a soft, eggy bun. In her Nosh review, Press critic Katharine Shilcutt called it "one of the most overlooked and underappreciated burgers in town."

Loading comments...

Up Restaurant

The massive, 3/4lb burger is made from steak trimmings, which means it's 80% prime filet. That gives it an intense beefy flavor and enough juices to overwhelm the Slow Dough bun.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

The Clubhouse burger comes topped with your choice of redneck cheddar or American cheese. Most importantly, in place of mustard or mayo, there's tomato jalapeno jam. Boom.

Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

Houston's best deli has introduced a new line of burgers built around 8oz Pat LaFrieda patties. The Zigalicious is topped with pastrami, Swiss, coleslaw and Russian dressing.

Houston Texans Grille

No, the massive sports bar doesn't close for the off-season, and there's a full menu of tricked out burgers to try. The deep fried cheeseburger is an entire burger, including the bun, that's tempura battered and fried.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

Available on both the lunch and brunch menus, there's something wrong about eating a burger instead of chef Philippe Verpiand's carefully crafted French cuisine, but the 8oz, house ground patty on a brioche bun tastes so right.

Cottonwood

This family friendly spot in Oak Forest keeps its burger options simple. Try the bleu cheese burger topped with bacon jam, onion strings and barbecue sauce.

Crisp Wine-Beer-Eatery

The burger here marries the restaurant's meatballs and pizza. That means toppings like balsamic onions and a ciabatta roll. The brunch version adds prosciutto and an over-easy egg.

Corner Table

Oh, sure, you could get the black and quinoa Earth Burger, but why not splurge on the $26 kobe burger topped with foie gras and a port wine reduction?

Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co.

This craft beer spot in the Heights features a variety of burgers topped with meats like andouille sausage and pulled pork. Or there's the avocado burger. That's good, too.

Moon Tower Inn

Houston's foremost purveyors of meat in tube form make a pretty wicked burger, too. This one is called Chong: bread and butter jalapenos, fried egg, smoked cheddar, emmentaler swiss, bacon and creole mustard. Watch the restaurant's always entertaining Facebook page for occasional buy 1 get 1 free specials.

Adair Kitchen

Adair Kitchen offers buffalo, beef and turkey burgers that all share the positive DNA of the owners' connection to their father's restaurant Skeeters Grill.

Nosh Bistro

This loungey space on Kirby uses Pat LaFrieda beef to make a well-seasoned patty that's served on a soft, eggy bun. In her Nosh review, Press critic Katharine Shilcutt called it "one of the most overlooked and underappreciated burgers in town."

Related Maps