Stackhouse on Gaston Opens with Big Burgers and an Even Bigger Rooftop View

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Stackhouse Burgers
Stackhouse Burgers on Gaston opened this week in a refurbished house near Baylor, with James Rose formerly of Bob's Chop House at the helm. In addition to juicy burgers, one of the standout features of this new place is the amazing view of downtown Dallas from the upstairs treetop patio.

Stackhouse burgers are made with a blend of brisket and chuck on brioche-style custom-made buns. The burger menu is straightforward: single (6oz.), double or veggie. Add on's include cheese, bacon, chili, avocado, curds or a fried egg.

They also offer a five different sandwiches: chicken club, Portobello, pulled pork Cuban, grilled cheese and "The Dagwood." Keeping the gut in check for lunch crowd, they also offer a soup and salad combo, a classic cold cut, grilled fish and five different salads.

Ben Spies of MotoGP bike racing is part owner and at times can be found having a burger at the bar. The other owner, Randy Kienast, is a local homebuilder who completely renovated this old house and, fortunately, maintained a lot of its vintage charm.

Here are some photos of the new space:

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Stackhouse Burgers

2917 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX

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Piker
Piker

Ho Hum.Jusrt another gimmicky burger joint.For the best burger, Fuddruckers can't be beat!No "ambience" just grrrrrrrrreat burgers and sides.

Mark Martin
Mark Martin

Cracks me up that that's what passes as an "amazing view of downtown Dallas." Also, the burger I ordered medium arrived practically rare, though they did quickly replace it with a new one that was correctly done. And it was delicious. Had the fries, but the onion rings looked great -- will have to try those next time.

Ralphy
Ralphy

Some just aren't as jaded as others...........

TWLII
TWLII

My wife and I ate at Stackhouse on it's opening day.  We both really enjoyed it.  Since the patio is pet friendly, we can't wait to return with our dog, and sample some more tasty menu items.

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

It's good;  they know how to make an excellent burger better with excellent condiments, especially the bun (egg roll???), their blue cheese is the right type- not too salty or sharp...just right !

the ffries are excellently fresh.....slight skin on....the patio is fido friendly....the down side is their soft drink selection - too pedestrian typical syrupy national brands...........

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

You were doin' great until you started expounding on soda........with that I implore you to STFU!  It's not a University.  It's a statement; you just took IT too far.  Thank you.

Kergo/Provisional Gubner-Caddo Indian Guide

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Next time I will give thier shakes/malts a try;  I think they might be the real deal hand made with icecream, milk, and flavors.

M miller
M miller

just had lunch there ... very good burger. Onion rings perfect. Not cheap ($10.72) cheese burger and onion rings. Got there at 11:38 and the place was packet. About 10 minute wait in line to order then another 15 minutes for the order to appear ... but was worth the wait. The servings are quite large ... so either share or have a pretty good appetite.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Cool! Thanks for that. So, this is their 4th day in business. Packed at lunch. Had to wait 25 minutes, is a little long for lunch. But, if you want fast fast, then, well, we know the answer. 

Did you by chance take a pictures of the onion rings? If so, post it if you can. 

foodbitch
foodbitch

Hey Stackhouse! Got an idea for you. Burgers for lunch and dinner...and...wait for it....PANCAKES for breakfast and late night. STACKS of 'em. Yep. That one's on me. You're welcome.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Is this that lady that gives cooking tips on Twitter and Facebook? The same lady that has 100 cats, recycles lint, and has an eye patch?  Or the lady that goes to Walmart in a Looney Tunes t shirt, and chef's pants?  

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

What? No. She doesn't do cooking tips. You're confused. Foodbitch will tell you what to eat and you'll like it. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Good Morning LDD,     The burgers look awesome; no frills, just great munchies!  The place looks a lot like The Spot in Galveston.  It conveys a sense of warmness, nostalgia and openness.  I'm driving right now.  I hope they open at 9:30.  If Dallas had more haunts such a this, I wouldn't want to leave this soiled dump so much.  You Know, LDD, it's not all about being trendy, super, rich, blah, blah.  I had to spend a night recently with 40 or 50 tollway trolls and yuppies, and, man o' man I felt icky at nights end.  Look dude, I don't care that your shirt is tight, and you have "raging" tribal tat's, and that you can rest your $300.00 Oakley's on your head....without them moving, as you swing to and fro with AWESOMENESS,  and violently swig "queenie" cocktails like cherry mojito's and Kahlua martini's.  I didn't even know mojito's can in varying flavors.  Dude, all I care about is that the weather this weekend will be in the 70's, so I can go hiking in Arkahoma; so that I may have my communion with nature.  Maybe grill out a little bit.  You know, throw a beef tenderloin on reduced embers for, oh, 12 minutes; just enough to seer the outside, and "git" some of that smoky flavor in said beef.  But not too much smoke, I'm barbecuing a GREAT piece of meat.  Oh yeah, don't forget to put some cracked pepper, parmesan and garlic on the tenderloin.........you'll have every bear, hiker, camper and desolate soul within 10 miles, begging for that sweet, tender, rare, juicy bastion of flavor, goodness and love.

Goes good with:

Baby new potatoes with a smidgen of lemon juice, shredded colby jack cheese and bacon bits.Roma tomato, mozzarella and cucumber salad (don't forget the fresh basil!)-and lord o' lord make your own vinaigrette.Shiner.Sauteed mushrooms with fat free butter and a touch of salt; maybe some white wine.Football.The sweet dulcid sounds of Jayhawks, George Harrison or maybe Stve Winwood circa 1968-74. 

ps-I once camped above Great Sand Dunes in Colorado; oh, I'd say close to Crestone Needle.  I'm cooking the above mentioned meal, and out of pristine quiet and nature comes 40 or 50 Asian folks who waltz right though my campsite giving me thumbs up on the grub, waving furiously, and taking pictures of all my sh$T.  I was in utter disbelief and confused!  I followed them (the whole way hiding behind tree's) to a road, where they all got on a tour bus, and sped off down the road. True life is stranger then fiction.  

Kergie out.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Methinks The Spot is a bit too much of a tourist trap. I mean, their food was fine, although, one of my stinkers did puke in their upstairs bathroom. I prefer Shrimp and Stuff though. And, Queenies BBQ -- chopped beef potater. 

Hey. Have you been to that place that has the swimming pool next to the bar? That looks like fun. Except when people bring their babies to the bar/pool. If you have to wear floaties, you shouldn't be in a pool at a bar. 

So, you wound up being an attraction for the Asian tourists? Take honor in that. You're probably in photo albums across the world. The smell of your food overpowered them. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Holiday Inn has a bar/tiki bar combo down by the Galvez (Galvez has one too!)......it's pretty nice.  Last time I was at said property, two, ummm large folks were doing "it" in the pool.  We moved to the Commodore the next day, where a fresh lump of something was waiting in the American Standard for us.  When in Galveston, I prefer Gaido's or Mario's. Or Tortuga.  Or Red River BBQ in Kemeh.  

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I tried to check out and the guy called the police....I just left it alone, and called the owner the next day, who promptly hung up on me.  VRBO? I am very familiar with that lovely resource.....have used it in New Hampshire, Colorado and in Galveston; well actually, Bermuda Beach, to be specific. A week in a pristine place, off the beaten path, may, in fact, make one human again!

If in Galveston, check out The Poop Deck; or on the east end of the island (no man's land); or, the west end of the island (by the pass).  Heck man, go south towards Matagorda, pull off and enjoy fishing, kayaking, gators, wild hogs, etc. 

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Listen. Listen. Listen. I found the most bomb-diggaty HOUSE in Galveston, off VRBO, that cost the same as all those fancy hotels you just descirbed (did you check out b/c of "it" in the pool? Do you think there's a pool in Galveston that ani't been... n'ermind). 

Check this place, http://www.vrbo.com/286894

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

Looks kinda hip and that burger looks legit.

Any word on the sides? Homemade chips, poutine, shoestring fries? No worries, I'll go check it out.

Beda
Beda

I had their fries and they were really good.  The burger was good too.  I just wish they had put the mayo I requested on my sandwich for me, instead of making me take the sandwich apart to get to the bottom bun to add it.  Small quibble, though.  The burger was great.  I would compare it with Maple and Motor, but with no attitude and more convenient to me whether on my way home or eating lunch.  The prices are good too.

cp
cp

I look forward to a day and a new burger joint that sets the standard instead of comparing to M&M. Hopefully this place is better. And if it's without the attitude then that qualifies. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Hip?  hmmm? methinks "hip" means trendy these days; I'm turnin' around and heading back towards Texoma. Windy's Catfish will be open by 10:30....and I can go bother the park ranger again, asking him countless questions about the dam, blue green algae and inquiring if Cartwright, Oklahoma is incorporated.  Maybe I'll go further northwest and have a fried pie in Davis?  hmmmm?

ps-Don't forget folks, Allsup's will have there X-mas tree's dirt cheap soon!  Nothing better than coming back from the north or west, and picking up a $19.00 Christmas tree.  The same tree here costs 60 buck buck buck. Of course, when I get it home and it's fought with the kayak for 120 miles, it has no limbs or greenage.  

Best things to get at Allsup's:

-giant cup of coffee for a dollar-a Christmas tree-fried burrito's-breakfast sandwiches for cheap....and a great cup with a map on it!

cp
cp

You can get those fried pies in Canton now, just FYI...

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

When I said "hip" I meant it looked fun, lively. The deck looks like it'll be a great time in the Spring or in the few above average days we have left this fall.

Oh, and I still lament the day they closed the Allsup's in my home town and put in a "Chillerz" or some shit. I hate you, Merkel, TX...

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

I got it right here: Salsa and chips, onion loaf, soup of the day, Texas chili, chips and dip, french fries (add chili and cheese or curds and gravy), sweet potato fries, pasta salad, cole slaw, mac and cheese. 

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

POUTINE! 

I was hoping that when I read curds. Awesome.

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

I'll check and report back. If not...I'll stick with the sweet potato fries. 

Man, sweet potato tots sound amazing now. WHY DO I READ THIS BLOG BEFORE LUNCH?

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