Houston restaurants are some of the best restaurants around the country. When looking for restaurants in Houston, you are likely to find some great Mexican food, but there are many Houston restaurants that go beyond that scene and branch out into other cuisines and experiences.
Many of the most popular Houston restaurants serve some of the best steaks in Texas, and there are also some great Houston restaurants that serve some of the country’s best burgers.
Among the Houston restaurants with the best burgers are the Hubcap Grill and Beck’s Prime, both of which made it onto The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Burgers in America list. In order to compile this list, The Daily Meal issued a survey that was taken by a panel of 50 noted food writers, journalists, bloggers, and culinary authorities from across the country, asking them to vote for their favorite burgers, limited to the burgers they’ve tried.
At the Hubcap Grill, go for the famous Decker: two deeply seared, fresh-ground, hand-formed burger patties (with a slice of Texas toast in the middle for good measure) get topped with American and Swiss cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions, and a mayo-based “special sauce” perfected by owner Ricky Craig’s father Richard, who runs the popular nearby Craiganale’s Italian Deli.
Founded in 1985, Beck’s Prime has been a beloved institution since then with 12 locations in Houston and two in Dallas. Beck’s serves half-pound Angus chuck burgers that are hand-ground and formed on-site daily. While they offer your usual variety of cheeses and toppings, the Bill’s Burger is the way to go. With sautéed onions, sliced Cheddar, bacon, jalapeños, secret sauce, and lettuce, it’s a true gem, and is sure to make your dining companions jealous.