The Spring 2018 season was full of some absolutely delicious eats from all across the Lone Star State, but as the spring comes to a close we are once again faced with difficult decision of naming the best burger. After careful consideration of every place we visited from diners and cafes to the smallest hole-in-the-wall restaurants and the most well known burger joints, we have chosen our top five favorites.
Click on the images or red sub-headlines below to learn more about each of these delicious masterpieces!
Burger #5: Herd’s Burgers in Jacksboro
As one of the oldest burger joints in the state, Herd’s has been serving up a classic burger for over 92 years. The family owned establishment has a dedicated clientele to vouch for the incredible food, but the real treat is the Double-Double. This massive burger comes with two quarter pound patties cooked to perfection on a grill that is almost as old as the establishment itself. It might seem like a lot but these babies are so fantastic there are customers eating them two at a time!
Burger #4: Flip ‘n Patties
It’s no surprise that the incredibly diverse city of Houston would be home to a unique spin on an American classic. At this Filipino inspired eatery, guests take a bite out of a burger like they have never tasted before. While there are many tasty options, we tried the Jeepney Burger. The combination of Angus beef, tomato, fried egg and longanisa patty (which is similar to pork sausage) will have you wanting to try the entire menu.
Burger #3: Ringo’s BBQ and Burgers
Ringo’s will have meat lovers begging for more as they combine two Texas specialties of barbecue and burgers. We tried one of their most popular menu items named the Doc Holiday. This local favorite has a half pound patty, fried egg, bacon, hatch sausage and shredded cheddar tucked between a sourdough bun.
Burger #2: Jaspers Cafe in Bluff Dale
For burger lovers with a more adventurous spirit and open mind for new foods, Jaspers Cafe is serving up exotic meats just for them! We tried the Wild Blue Yonder and it did not disappoint! The pile begins bison and Parmesan then a bun of fried cheese crisp, hash browns, jalapenos and corn are made separately. At the end, everything is combined with lettuce, tomatoes and huckleberry onions to create one incredible burger.
Burger #1: Mom’s Diner in Lufkin
Perhaps it was a mother’s touch that did the trick and landed Mom’s Diner on the top of our list this season. Since 1986, this family owned business has been serving up incredible food with friendly service. While there is so much to love about Mom’s, the burger that won us over was the Mom’s Monster Burger. The perfectly seasoned meat is topped with onions, mayo, lettuce, pickles and tomatoes for a combination that will have you coming back for sure.