WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MAY RESULT IN YOU EXPERIENCING SHARP HUNGER PAINS, SUDDEN BATTLES WITH DROOLING AND FOOD-RELATED DAYDREAMS…
We cover a lot of great restaurants here on Arlington Texas Today. Luckily, Arlington is filled with great places to dine and treat your tastebuds.
But where do you go for a nice, delicious, juicy burger? You know … cooked to perfection (medium or well-done, whatever your perfect looks like, I won’t judge) with toppings that make you drool just thinking about it?
Arlington has many burger joints that will fill your craving for meat on a bun. Here are seven of our favorite places for burgers that we think you’ll love.
Tom’s Burgers & Grill
It’s hard to miss the shiny silver building that houses Tom’s Burgers and Grill. Near the corner of I-30 and Cooper, Tom’s Burgers & Grill does a lot of things well including their chicken fried steak and breakfast. But many Arlingtonites make a special trip for the burgers. Choose from nearly 20 options including the popular BBQ Burger (cheddar cheese, fried jalapeño rings, two onion rings, bacon and hickory bbq sauce) and Mushroom Swiss Burger. The burgers are cooked over a pecan wood flamed grill and served at either 1/2 lb. or 1/3 lb. 1530 N Cooper Street.
Chop House Burgers
What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about Chop House Burgers? Chef and owner Kenny Mills has attracted tons of locals from Arlington and beyond to W. Park Row Drive just for a taste of the famed Chop House Burger. The Chop House Burger is made up of char-grilled ground beef and slow roasted brisket mixed together, a house made steak sauce, apple wood bacon and smoked cheddar cheese. With tomatoes, lettuce and thinly sliced onions on a butter toasted bun, your stomach will thank you. In addition to the famed burgers, Chop House Burgers also features 11 other burgers that will make you realize why this place was well deserving of being featured on Food Network’s Diners Drive-Ins and Dives a few years ago. 1700 W Park Row Drive.
Looking for a serious burger adventure? Make your way to Downtown Arlington and meet Grease Monkey Burgers. On the Arlington scene for about three years, Grease Monkey takes an out-of-the-box approach to their burgers. A popular choice is their Angry Burger which consists of roasted green chili peppers, garlic, fried jalapenos, chipotle mayo and pepper jack cheese. Grease Monkey has five other specialty burgers that include a Chicken Fried Burger (the patty is breaded and fried) and Fried Portobello Mushroom Burger. In addition to the uniqueness of their burgers, Grease Monkey uses a sweet sourdough bun that is toasted with a butter spread made up of cilantro, honey, lime and jalapeños. 200 N Mesquite Street.
Twisted Root Burger Co.
Since Twisted Root Burger Co. arrived in Arlington, it has consistently been recognized as one of the top burger joints in town. Like Chop House Burgers, the DFW burger chain has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Twisted Root is serving up a variety of 1/2 lb. burgers in a variety of creative ways. 12 pre-configured choices are available including The Kevin Bacon (three pieces of bacon & danish blue cheese) and The Verde (Hatch green chilis, guacamole & pepperjack cheese). In addition to beef, you can opt for turkey, black bean veggie, or buffalo meat. With out-of-this-world burgers, a ridiculously delicious pickle bar, great root beer floats and funky atmosphere, traveling to Twisted Root will be mouth-watering obsession. 310 Abram Street, #100.
Mr. B’s Burger Pub
Mr. B’s Burger Pub is a popular stop for burger lovers in Arlington. This family-owned restaurant spares no expense in creativity in their burger choices. In fact, many of their burgers are named after a family member. With 15 burger options, your sure to catch something that piques your interest. A popular choice is the Haley burger (American, Swiss, Cheddar-jack, Pepper-jack and Mozzarella cheeses, fried jalapeño slices and ranch dressing). Burgers are available in 1/3 lb. or 1/2 lb. 2578 W Pioneer Parkway.
Mo’s Best Eatery is a tiny restaurant serving awesome burgers southwest Arlington. Open for a year and a half, former Connecticut deli owner Mo Zaben relocated to Texas with a mindset to serve the kind of food he loves. Mo’s eclectic menu includes choices like hummus, pizza, lasagna, grinders and salads. But the true gem sits on the right side of the restaurant’s menu – burgers. Mo uses four blends of meat including NY Strip and beef brisket (he wouldn’t share the other two meats) to make very flavorful 1/3 lb. patties. While cooking on the flat top grill, an herb butter is applied to the patty. The result is a moist and flavorful patty that will delight your tastebuds. Burgers options are kept simple and available with one, two or three patties. Served with a toasted bun, Mo’s should be on your short list for the next burger you try around town. 4004 Little Road, Suite 112 .
Fork In The Road
Fork In The Road has quickly become an Arlington favorite since it opened in December 2013. Owner and chef Josh Hopkins’ menu reflects his desire for simple food made with premium ingredients that taste great. In addition to cult favorite truffled mac & cheese (aka Crackaroni) and the sandwiches, Fork in the Road has a awesome selection of burgers. You have the option to build your own 7 oz. burger with your imagination as the only limit. Or your can opt to try one the rotating “burgers of the week” which may feature names like the Murphy’s Barnyard Burger, The Dudley Do Right, or The French Connection. Burgers are served on ciabatta buns with a side of fries. 1821 S Fielder Road.
What other places in Arlington do you recommend for great burgers? Let us know in the comment section.