An introduction is barely needed for Dallas' highly touted steakhouse, Knife. Simply Google search 'Knife Dallas' and watch the accolades roll in from some of the most prolific culinary masters in the game. Award winning chef John Tesar takes something as simple as a patty and two pieces of bread and turns it into something you'll talk about for the rest of your life. While it might seem odd to order a burger from a high end steakhouse, in this case, it's absolutely necessary. For a classic that's much more than that, try The Ozersky. Named for acclaimed food writer Josh Ozersky, it's an American cheeseburger made from 44 Farms Texas-raised beef and is dressed in its purest form: two slices of American cheese, red onion and house pickles on the side. In other words, no frills, but definitely all the flavor.
If you're not too cool for counter service, then drop whatever you're doing and get to Maple & Motor. The self-proclaimed 'low-class cool' atmosphere is about as straightforward as it gets, as is its claim to one of the best burgers in Dallas. Don't let the uber casual vibe fool you; they are serious about their burgers. You'll find Maple & Motor all over the 'best of' lists for some of the top tasting beef in town and they're not wrong. Even Food Network personality, Guy Fieri, made it a stop on his show, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. The half-pound 70/30 chuck to brisket patty is just about as juicy as it gets, and the fattiness of the brisket makes each bite melt in your mouth. So, grab some friends or stand in line and make some new ones, at one of the best burger joints in the Big D. Order up!