Is This Houston’s Best Burger?


Bill’s Burger at Beck’s Prime is the best burger in Houston.

The Daily Meal recently published our 101 Best Burgers in America for 2014, and in order to compile our ranking, we assembled a list of nearly 200 burgers from all across the country, from Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Hillsboro, Oregon. We then divided these burgers by region, and compiled 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 favorites; limited, of course, to the ones that they’d tried. We tallied the results, and published the 101 stellar American burgers with the most votes.

There are 12 locations of Beck’s Prime in Houston and two in Dallas, and not one has a freezer. Founded in 1985, Beck’s has become a beloved institution since then, serving half-pound Angus chuck burgers that are hand-ground and formed on-site each day. While they offer your usual variety of toppings, Bill’s Burger is the way to go. With sautéed onions, sliced Cheddar, bacon, jalapeños, secret sauce, and lettuce, it’s a true gem. This burger ranked #39 on our list, beating out the only other representative from the city, the Hubcap Decker at the Hubcap Grill, which came in at #62.


Kate Kolenda is the Restaurant/City Guide Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @BeefWerky and @theconversant.