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Burger Hotspot Del Frisco's Grille
Burger Hotspot Del Frisco's Grille
Gary R Wise

12 Houston Burgers To Eat Right Now, Updated

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Burger Hotspot Del Frisco's Grille
| Gary R Wise

In testimony to Houston's love for burgers, six new restaurants serving interesting, delicious specimens have popped up since February's inaugural Burger Heatmap. In honor of Burger Week, it's time for an update.

What's new? Well, how about former food truck operator Jason Kerr's all Prime patties at Hollister on Washington. Perhaps the Shake Shack inspired secret sauce at Del Frisco's Grille holds appeal. If that's still not enough, Valentino VIN Bar is serving a gator burger. Get to work, burger hounds. There's eating to do.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Moon Tower Inn

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3004 Canal St.
Houston, TX 77003
(832) 266-0105
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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. They're BOGO every Wednesday.

2. Batanga

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908 Congress @ Travis
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-9500
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Available only at lunch, the burger at downtown's patio hotspot is a mix of brisket and short rib topped with the restaurant's rather excellent homemade pickles and served on a brioche bun.

3. gratifi kitchen + bar

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302 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006-3002
(832) 203-5950
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Gratifi offers a full menu of burgers include grass-fed, buffalo and the onion-ring topped Honky Tonk.

4. Brooklyn Athletic Club

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601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 527-4440
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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.

5. Local Pour

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1952 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-1881
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The house burger is a half-pound of chuck and short rib topped with blue cheese and caramelized onions that's served on a croissant bun.

6. Hollister on Washington

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5555 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
Chef Jason Kerr makes his burger using trimming from Prime beef, which ensures each patty is juicy and has a strong, beefy flavor. The regular burger is solid, but off-the-menu specials can be particularly wild.

7. Del Frisco's Grille

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2800 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 623-6168
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The new, more casual siblings to the Galleria steakhouse offers a burger inspired by New York's Shake Shack. It's a thin patty with gooey cheese and a secret "special sauce."

8. Nosh Bistro

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3963 kirby dr
Houston, TX 77098
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."

9. Up Restaurant

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3995 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 640-5416
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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.

10. Valentino Vin Bar

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2525A Westheimer
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 850-9200
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Valentino VIN Bar has introduced a new menu of wild game burgers that includes the alligator-patty based, $22 Roughneck. Roughneck Burger [29-95]

11. Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

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2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-8883
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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.

12. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

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1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, Tx 77056
(832) 668-5808
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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.

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1. Moon Tower Inn

3004 Canal St., Houston, TX 77003
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. They're BOGO every Wednesday.
3004 Canal St.
Houston, TX 77003

2. Batanga

908 Congress @ Travis, Houston, TX 77002
Available only at lunch, the burger at downtown's patio hotspot is a mix of brisket and short rib topped with the restaurant's rather excellent homemade pickles and served on a brioche bun.
908 Congress @ Travis
Houston, TX 77002

3. gratifi kitchen + bar

302 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006-3002
Gratifi offers a full menu of burgers include grass-fed, buffalo and the onion-ring topped Honky Tonk.
302 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006-3002

4. Brooklyn Athletic Club

601 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
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.
601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

5. Local Pour

1952 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
The house burger is a half-pound of chuck and short rib topped with blue cheese and caramelized onions that's served on a croissant bun.
1952 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019

6. Hollister on Washington

5555 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
Chef Jason Kerr makes his burger using trimming from Prime beef, which ensures each patty is juicy and has a strong, beefy flavor. The regular burger is solid, but off-the-menu specials can be particularly wild.
5555 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007

7. Del Frisco's Grille

2800 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
The new, more casual siblings to the Galleria steakhouse offers a burger inspired by New York's Shake Shack. It's a thin patty with gooey cheese and a secret "special sauce."
2800 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

8. Nosh Bistro

3963 kirby dr, Houston, TX 77098
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."
3963 kirby dr
Houston, TX 77098

9. Up Restaurant

3995 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027
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.
3995 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027

10. Valentino Vin Bar

2525A Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027
Valentino VIN Bar has introduced a new menu of wild game burgers that includes the alligator-patty based, $22 Roughneck. Roughneck Burger [29-95]
2525A Westheimer
Houston, TX 77027

11. Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

2327 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
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.
2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

12. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, Tx 77056
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.
1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, Tx 77056

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