Why are burgers so popular?
When you think about it, it’s just ground beef on bread, what makes it so enticing that almost everyone loves a good burger?
We read all the time that they aren’t really the best choice for our health, but we still eat them and love them. In fact, we love burgers so much that even high end restaurants and gourmet places are selling their own take on the world’s most favorite sandwich.
High end burgers can go anywhere from $29 to $5k:
“Here it is folks, the most expensive burger on Earth. It’s served at chef Hubert Keller’s restaurant Fleur inside the Mandalay Bay Casino, and it’s truly absurd. To make the burger, a wagyu beef patty is topped with foie gras and truffle. If that doesn’t sound like it’s worth $5,000, well, it isn’t, until you get your bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus, one of the world’s most prized wines, to wash it down with.”TheDailyMeal.com
You Can Add Almost Anything With Your Burger
The sky’s the limit with additions to burgers. You’re only limited by your own imagination, these days. So many places even offer a “build your own burger” on the menu you really can be creative.
Burgers offer unlimited possibilities when it comes to adding what you want. You can add cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and mustard or throw in some fries, bacon, egg, jalapeños, and even kimchi.
Burgers aren’t just ground beef patties anymore either. You can get chopped brisket, taco meat, meatless burger, turkey, salmon, bison, pork, wagyu, steak – you name it you can get it as a burger.
They Are Affordable
It’s not a secret that a great burger is satisfying and delicious. However, while we are willing to pay a little more for a burger with some extras, by and large they are affordable – on the low end burgers can range from $0.75 to $10.00.
Often when someone has been deprived of comfort food for a while due to a diet, surgery, being out of the country, and so forth the first thing they say they want is a big, juicy burger – just ask any Survivor contestant… lol.
I know for sure after I gave birth to each of my 4 kids I wanted a burger! A good burger is packed with flavor and still within your budget, in my book.
You Can Buy Them Everywhere
In the states you pretty much can’t throw a stick without hitting a place that serves burgers. You can find them in convenience stores, a drive up burger stand, sit down restaurant, you can even find them at the grocery store.
Burgers are so popular, it’s not often that you sit down or drive up and not see a burger of some sort on a menu, and often as a lower priced menu item. I guess you can call a burger comfort food.
Especially, if you are in Arlington, Texas. I know this because it’s where I live and eat my own burgers. Arlington is the city that connects Dallas to Fort Worth – so, we say it’s in the heart of the Metroplex. It’s home to the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, as well as some of the best burgers anywhere!
The Best Burgers In Arlington, Texas
The Lone Star state is known for beef and for their great tasting steaks and burgers. In fact, there’s a place selling mouth-watering burgers on almost every corner.
Here are the best burgers in Arlington, Texas:
Tom’s Burgers & Grill
With more than 20 fresh meats burger options to choose from, it’s hard to deny that Tom’s Burgers & Grill is one of the best places to grab a burger.
Not only do they sell burgers, being a true “greasy spoon”, they also have many fried and breakfast options to choose from. It’s a great place with great food. One thing that makes their chicken fried steak so crispy, is that they use potato chips in the batter.
What To Order? But, above all Tom’s burgers are the best, try their famous BBQ Burger.
Grease Monkey burger shop is our my personal favorite. They have a good selection of great burgers for any burger lovers.
They use a lot of local Southwest flavors infused in their burgers. Not only are they mouthwatering-ly greasy (thus the name), they also have great add ons which make their burgers hard to resist.
What To Order? Hubby gets the Angry Burger. It comes with roasted green chili peppers, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle mayo in sweet sourdough bun.
My favorite thing is the Black and Bleu Burger. It’s a blackened burger with crumbled crisp bacon and Bleu cheese dressing under melted swiss cheese topped with onion strings. That is some good stuff, right there!
If you’re adventurous enough you can try the Chicken Fried Bacon Chipotle BBQ Burger – but only during the daytime as this is a limited availability burger. It’s a Batter dipped burger with (yes like fried chicken – battered and fried) with crisp bacon, cheddar cheese, and chipotle BBQ sauce.
You’ll never taste any sauce as tasty as Chapp’s Hamburger’s secret sauce.
Their savory burgers are made of 100% all-natural Black Angus beef that is so thick you might have a hard time fitting them in your mouth.
What To Order? The best part of eating at Chapp’s Hamburger’s is that you can create your own burgers with your choice of toppings.
Are you looking for unique burgers? Al’s Hamburgers offers different types of sandwiches that you won’t be able to find at other places.
What To Order? Try out their Double Cheese Burgers with fries and pie, but if you’re looking for a little something different, get the stuffed hamburger steak.
Twisted Root is a flip flop and baseball cap burger joint that serves up the best, fresh ingredient burgers.
They have an intensive tasty burger menu that features ingredients like chipotle sauce, Swiss cheese, Nashville hot sauce, fried chicken, and even turkey.
What To Order? Try their Big Tex Burger with cheddar cheese, avocado, fried onion strings , and chipotle sauce or the Millionaire Burger made with wagyu beef, aged cheddar, truffle aioli, and dark beer sauce. You can even try their buffalo burger. Don’t forget to try out the pickle bar – my husband’s only reason for eating there.
The Tipsy Oak
The Tipsy Oak located in downtown Arlington has great service and a dose of cool with its live music and gorgeous location.
The first floor of The Tipsy Oak is a comfortable, cabin-esque whiskey lounge while the second floor is the main dining area and bar. The rooftop is an open dining area.
The restaurant’s menu includes different dishes from around the world, like Canada’s poutine with hand-cut fries, cheese curds, brown gravy and a sunny side up egg or the fried bacon Korean barbecue burger.
What To Order? Get the Tipsy Burger.
BurgerFI is an eco-minded chain which serves delicious, grass-fed Angus beef burger.
Other than their burgers, they also serve delicious fries on the side. The Urban Fries is on their not-so-secret menu which is dusted with herbs and parmesan and covered in their creamy garlic aioli sauce.
What To Order? Try the BurgerFI Burger Double or the CEO burger with the Urban Fries on the side.
Collins Burger Mart
If you’re looking for the best burgers in Arlington, you should not skip the Collins Burger Mart.
Collins Burger Mart not only serves quality burgers, but they also have other comfort food like stuffed jalapeños, hotdogs, chicken nuggets, and cheese sticks to name a few.
What To Order? Get the Bacon Cheeseburger with crispy fried bacon, creamy cheese, and burger patty or if you’re more adventurous, try the Chipotle Black Bean Burger or Steak & Cheese.
J Gilligan is one of the hometown favorites of locals. It’s an American bar and grill with a modern-day quality and taste.
The burgers from this place may look simple, but pack a lot of flavor in each bite.
What To Order? Order the Cheese Burger. They are 1/4 pound beef patties that come with shoestring fries and drinks.
What makes Airways Hamburgers different? The restaurant is airplane-themed.
Their burgers are grilled over an open flame using 100% mesquite wood charcoal. Another true greasy spoon, they don’t only serve hamburgers, you can also try out their hotdogs and chicken burgers too.
What To Order? Get the BBQ Burger (made of chopped brisket) or the Old Fashioned Cheese Burger.
Fork In The Road
Are you looking for a hole-in-the-wall restaurant? Go to Fork In The Road.
This restaurant features sandwiches (which come with fries), soups, and salads.
What To Order? Build your own! You can choose from different proteins like bacon, ham, pulled pork, and pepperoni, cheeses like Swiss, smoked Gouda, provolone, and bleu cheese, and their homemade sauces.
Danny’s Big Burgers
Danny’s Big Burgers’ double burgers are huge for the price.
They are messy on the hands, but pack awesome flavors in every bite. Plus, you can’t miss Danny’s Big Burger’s iconic location too.
What To Order? Grab their Philly cheesesteak or the Rowdy Burger made with bacon, grilled onions, Jalapeños, mushrooms, bell peppers, American and provolone cheese topped with mayo and mustard. Don’t forget the onion rings.
No Frills Grill
This sprawling dining and drinking complex will surely keep you entertained.
No Frills Grill is all about good food, drinks, and awesome ambiance. They also have a fresh, affordable, and family-friendly burger menu, freshly grilled when you order.
What To Order? Give their Hickory Burger or the San Antonio Chicken Sandwich a try.
Chop House Burgers
The original Chop House Burgers has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
From a bowl of chili to their 10 pepper sandwich and chop house salad, there’s something for everyone.
What To Order? Try the brisket burger, cause Texas is known for brisket. Or the original chop house burger that is char grilled ground beef with slow-roasted brisket and it’s all topped with a house made steak sauce, apple wood bacon, and cheddar. You’ll want to add their thick cut onion rings to your order, too. I also love their mushroom swiss burger and sweet potato fries with ranch dressing for dipping.
Boomer Jack’s Grill is a sprawling sports bar and grill near the stadiums and has indoor and outdoor seating.
Their wall to wall tv’s mean you don’t miss any play in any game when you hang out there. In this casual atmosphere you can order anything from shrimp tacos, to soups, and salads. But, you HAVE to try the burgers.
What To Order? If you like the heat, then you’ll love their Spicy Poblano Pepper Smashed Burger complete with bacon and American cheese. If you’re not a fan of the heat try out their Triple B Burger – fresh Beef, Bacon, and Brisket, topped with onion strings on a pretzel roll, now that’s a burger.
Whichever of the places listed above you decide to try out, they will definitely satisfy your burger cravings. Arlington, TX is known for its hospitality, so we know you’ll receive excellent food and excellent service wherever you choose to go.
Have you been to Arlington, TX? What’s your favorite burger place?