Stackhouse: A Burger Makes a Great Platform for a Fried Egg. So Does Everything Else.

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Alice Laussade
Glorious Stackhouse burger and macaroni and cheese. Skip the mac and get two burgers instead.
Each week, the Cheap Bastard goes looking for a new place to eat a meal for less than nine million dollars. This week, we accidentally sent her and Scott Reitz to try the burgers at Stackhouse, 2917 Gaston Ave., 214-828-1330. They both liked the joint. They both also, we suspect, have arteries like cheese straws.

Times I took the Lord's name in vain while horking down this burger: 2
Business guys doing that tie-over-the-shoulder thing count: 4

A single-patty burger at Stackhouse is just $5.95 and comes with lettuce, tomato, onion and a pickle. And then you see it: the section of the menu labeled "add-ons." It's a glorious moment, filled with "Whoa, look at all the cheese options. But, wait -- cheese costs an extra dollar?" and "Avocado and bacon and grilled fresh jalapeños and look -- pickled jalapeños," and "Holy shit! They'll put a fried egg on it! Everything's better with a fried egg on it! Seriously! Someone get a fried egg and put it on Khloe Kardashian's face right now and I'll eat that face and tell you it's delicious because it will be because a fuckin' fried egg Makes. Everything. Better." If you ordered their double burger and added every add-on from their list, you'd have a very tall $18.45 burger. Please do this. Someone please Stackhouse the shit out of Stackhouse.

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Alice Laussade
Something, something fried eggs ... heh, heh, heh.
My single burger wasn't as expensive as the Everything-On-It Dumbshit Challenge, but it still came out to $8.45 (one 6-ounce patty, plus jalapeño Jack cheese, plus fried egg because when someone tells you they'll put a fried egg on your burger you fucking let them because fried eggs are amazing. In fact, in my book they hold the title for World's Best Condiment).

Fries are two bucks extra. Onion rings are $2.95. Fountain drinks are another $1.95. The prices aren't super high, but I was hoping for a lunch combo burger-fries-and-a-drink discount. I did see that the special for the day was a chorizo burger with fries and a fountain drink for $11.95. Sounds delicious, but for that price I oughta get a blowjay and a beer (for $1 extra, you can get the beer, by the way).

So, how was the burger? It was motherblasting amazing. Juicy, pink in the middle and delicious [insert your That's What She Said Joke here, then another for the use of the word "insert"]. Get here. Get a burger. And if you don't order the fried egg, I'm not sure why we're even talking right now.


Location Info

Stackhouse Burgers

2917 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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17 comments
Rjames
Rjames

the food is incredible, my wife and I love this place! Prices are very fair and seem no higher than the other good burger joints in town when you add all the goodies. The egg is a must!!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

So I checked out the beer menu, and im really tired of what I saw.  How the fuckity fuck fuck does shiner get placed under import beers.  It brewed right here in this lovely state.  I get it, you wanna charge more for it, fine, but dont call it a fucking import.

Thank You

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

So was the mac&cheese not good, or just not as good as a second burger?[edit: never mind, just read Scott's review. No m&c for me]

Did they have beetroot amongst the add-ons? Been wanting to try an "Australian" burger.(Although, no lie, I just got a bellyache after typing that.)

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Can I bring my own cheese and fried egg or is that not kosher?Egg= 10 centsCheese= 20 cents

Alice, I have a sexy picture of an egg on my burger from Fuddruckers that I'm willing to share.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear Alice,    That Jerra STackhouse burger LOOKS awesome!  A little pricey for the Kerg's; seeing as you can get a full What-a-Meal for that price (or):

-a NY Times-a USA Today-3 hot dogs

(or)

-a 1/2 pound of turkey-a loaf of bread-a thing of mustard

(or)-admission to Eisenhower State Park-a bottle of water

(or) go to WalMart and get:-a pound of ground beef-a pack of buns-a thing of cheese

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Alice, fried eggs, pink in the middle and delicious, excuse me, I need a clean up towel, brb.

Katie
Katie

Burgers were good but the prices got pretty outrageous fast. 1.00 for cheese? By the time my husband and I were done it was $30 for lunch.

therrick
therrick

I totally agree about fried eggs on hamburgers. They're great. What kind of beer selection do we have going on here?

therrick
therrick

Down Under Pub & Grub in Frisco (and I assume the new one over there close to McKinney) makes a hamburger Australian style.

Alice Laussade
Alice Laussade

Agree. They need a lunch combo (burger, fries, drink) that's under ten bucks.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Yuppies will pay 30 for lunch, then starve the rest of the week.  Just like they'll lease a Bimmer, and not have any money left over to do ANYTHING else. 

therrick
therrick

I'm sure it is, but I was on my way out to lunch and being lazy.

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