Everything is bigger in Texas – including our burgers! This summer, treat yourself to an epic big time TEXAS-SIZED burger. These behemoths are piled high, stacked with toppings and are worth crossing the state to eat. Here, 5 iconic Texas burgers that are sure to make this summer one to remember!
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You will need your appetite – and a bib – for Bernie’s Burger Bus in Houston. This food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar got its start in a school bus, but it follows no rules when it comes to its burgers. For instance, the double-decker Detention Burger is two cheeseburger patties with “tipsy” onions that are sandwiched between TWO crispy bacon grilled cheese sandwiches. That sounds like an A+ meal to us.
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Grab your family and post up on the sprawling rooftop patio at LSA Burger Co. in the heart of historic downtown Denton. It’s all about “Lone Star Attitude” here, from the live music to the towering tributes to Texas musicians through their Texas-sized burgers. With creative names like the Chili Wille, a burger piled with Texas Chili, Cheddar, Onions, Serrano Peppers and House Sauce, you know you’ll have a rockin’ meal.
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Spice up summer with a bite into a giant slice of nostalgia at Cheesy Jane’s, a 1950s-style burger joint grilling up monstrous half-pound burgers. The whopping Southwest Burger is piled between a Cheddar Jalapeño Bun with Green Chiles, Pepper Jack cheese and their South of the Border Mayo. Don’t forget to wash it down with one of the 30 hand-spun shakes.
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The owner of Hat Creek Burger in Austin, Drew Gressett, will tell you that the formula for the perfect burger is simple ingredients and a whole lot of LOVE! The former UT basketball player and devoted dad, started his business in an Airstream trailer and turned it into one of the most popular burger joints in Austin. Your Dad will go head over heels for Hat Creek’s Signature Burger that’s slathered with the beloved “Happy Sauce” (a secret recipe from Drew’s mother-in-law), gooey American cheese and the crunchy house-made sauerkraut.
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When in San Antonio, if you’re looking to break from the tourist traps of downtown and dine like a local, Zinc Bistro and Bar is just the spot. Tucked away just a block from the famed Riverwalk, this little gem features a bustling bar and an expansive courtyard with lush greens and a fish pond! Our go-to is the Devil’s River Lamb burger with a juicy locally-sourced lamb patty, caramelized onions, serrano fig jam, fresh arugula, sambal mayo, and a creamy slab of triple-crème brie cheese.