One of my favorite food memories happened at an old-school burger place on a pier in Chicago. My dad and I were visiting for a summer basketball tournament before my senior year of high school. We put in our orders, and when the burgers came out, they were just the way I liked them: thin, juicy patties loaded with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and ketchup.
Every bite was phenomenal. When I close my eyes, I can still remember how content I felt sitting in the summer sunshine and looking out over the water while Dad and I ate. With that in mind, as soon as I found out that May was National Hamburger Month, I knew we had to do an article in the newsletter dedicated to burgers!
Sharing a meal is about more than just food. It’s an experience with the people we love and an opportunity to connect, communicate, and share our values. Why not do that over a burger at my favorite local spot, Coppell Deli? To connect with your family this month, try Coppell or one of these other best burger spots recommended by our BLF team.
Aleka’s Burgers & Tacos (Garland) —
Aleka’s won Rosie over with their original Aleka’s Burger. She likes it piled high with jalapenos. “Their burgers are delicious and taste homemade,” she says. “It’s a family-owned business in Garland, and everyone is always so welcoming and friendly. They can get pretty busy during the weekends and have long lines, but they are worth the wait.”
The Burger Joint (Houston) —
Ashley Washington loves a classic burger, and The Burger Joint delivers. “It is delicious, quick, and the service is always great,” she says. “The burgers are made to order, hand-crafted, and never frozen. The menu is simple, but has unique options like the Kimchi Burger — a Korean BBQ style burger with a fried egg and homemade kimchi sauce.”
Keller’s Drive-In (Dallas) —
Jacky is a big fan of the free car show, and says Keller’s really hits the spot after a hike or walk at White Rock Lake. “The burgers are always warm and fresh when they come out, and their onion rings are bomb,” she says. “They’re also really affordable so you get a bang for your buck.” Jacky recommends the No. 5 Special, no onions.
Liberty Burger (Dallas) —
Liberty Burger tops Jacqueline’s list. “They’ve got a great selection of unique and delicious gourmet burgers; plus, they pride themselves on sourcing ingredients locally from Texas or from family-owned vendors,” she says. “It’s great to go in, sit down and enjoy a burger — the restaurant’s atmosphere is fun and friendly.” Her go-to order is the classic burger with fries.
Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (Plano) —
Jessica named Chip’s as her favorite because she’s a turkey burger fan, and their burgers are packed with flavor. She also says it’s a great spot for families that have younger kids. “The kids can run around and play on the boardwalk while the grown-ups have time to catch up and hang out. Sitting outside on their patio in the nice spring weather makes for a great Sunday afternoon.”
We also have to give honorable mentions to Hopdoddy Burger Bar (Cristina’s favorite spot, which donates to local charities for every Goodnight/Good Cause burger purchased) and Pappy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (my go-to burger stop in Dallas before it went out of business).
If you try one of these places for the first time, let our Texas personal injury lawyer know what you think!