Better Burgers Opens at Lemmon and Inwood, Because What This Town Needs is More Burgers

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The Better Burger topped with Spring Mixed Greens
Sam and Kathy Vergos, whose family also owns Original Market Diner on Harry Hines and the Circle Grill on Buckner, have opened a new spot, Better Burgers, at the southwest corner of Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road.

The menu has the standard sandwiches, like a single, double, chicken, mushroom, BLT and a griddle cheese trio. Toppings include bacon, guacamole, coleslaw and fried eggs.

All the burgers are served on either a pretzel or whole-wheat bun. Six different cheese options include the usual suspects plus a Danish bleu and goat-cheese spread. There are several sauces to adorn your burger, including a garlic aioli mayo and a Dijon honey mustard horseradish.

The Vergos cut and grind their meat daily, so it's never frozen. Same goes for all the fries (Idaho, sweet-potato and purple potato).

There are also six different salads on the menu, including a burger salad, a Greek feast, Southwestern and a chicken Caesar. And they have Idaho purple potatoes that were recently touted by Dr. Oz for their heath benefits.

A burger combo with fries and a drink is $9.20.

They've got some interesting things on the menu that keep it from being just another burger joint, and while those purple fries may look a little crazy (photo below), they're as good, if not better, then a plane ol' Idaho russet. Pinky promise.

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Idaho purple fries.



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DallasReview
DallasReview

I had read the reviews and was anxious to try the burgers.  I had the single with Swiss cheese and fries.  The burger was on the small side  but tasty,  I ordered the fries without looking at prices and for $2.65 an order, they were not worth it, Russet or Idaho, NOT WORTH IT!.  Overall, I consider this a try it once places......NOT impressed.....but to be fair, the service was good and the staff was friendly!   

Guanadu
Guanadu

Well, I went to Stack House Burgers in East Dallas recently.  I had a burger, fries and a Miller Lite for $17...  Then I got another beer - that was $3.50 and Shiner was $4.50...  So $9 bucks isn't too bad, especially considering that purple potatoes aren't cheap.

SlappyD Dingus
SlappyD Dingus

Just the fact they are grinding their own meat for the burgers each day makes it worth my while to at least check it out. And unless you're talking off the 1$ menu @ McDonalds, I think a burger combo with fries for between $5 - $10 is roughly the norm in DFW. A little far to venture from LH and Jakes, but who knows?

Ralphy
Ralphy

BTW;  good review....good review content that helps me decide "go or no go".....

thanks,

Ralphy
Ralphy

3 oz. pattie combo for $9.25 ????

That is expensive.

twinwillow
twinwillow

We need another burger joint like we need another steakhouse.And I'm sure the purple Idaho fries are very good but, they look, very scary.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

The burger looks small LDD. What did you think of the size?

If I was opening up a restaurant, I would stay away from hamburgers and pizzas. Too much competition. I mean, how many $9+ combos can you sell in a day? I guarantee you the Whataburger down the street sold more burgers at lunch than this place sells all day.

P.S. Try the spicy ketchup at WB

Christine Anderson76
Christine Anderson76

I went to BB right after it opened. The fresh ground meat was really great and I loved the spring greens on my burger. I also give it the Chipoltle Ranch sauce a 10.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Sweet Jeebus, burger places. If you're going to trick up your buns (and I love the sound of a pretzel bun), offer a traditional bun too. Push the wacky breads all you want, but give us the option of the old standby. 

Just_The_Facts_69
Just_The_Facts_69

"A burger combo with fries and a drink is $9.20."

Good luck with all that, brutha!

eat-tech
eat-tech

I'ts a DOUBLE patty 6 oz

Ralphy
Ralphy

And the burger is served on a baket in a self help style restaurant?

Diners can get better deals almost everywhere else.  

eat-tech
eat-tech

Today was my fourth time to go eat here and every time I try something different I've yet to be disappointed. And Yes they have chipotle ketchup and Yes its made fresh on premises as well as many other sauces. When just about everything is made fresh it's well worth the money. Great food, Great place

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Howdy. The burger isn't small. It's normal size. Maybe it looks small in the big platter/basket thing. The patties are 3 ounces each. 

I think they're doing the right things to start. Grinding their own meat daily and taking care of small details like that. Plus they've been doing this a long time (Original Market Diner for 30 years) so they know how to run a place. 

You'll probably roll your eyes because it's a "burger joint," but I like that they offer some healthy options. This is a place I can grab a burger, but not get a total gut bomb. And they have good salads (I know, eye roll), but sometimes my date wants a burger, but I don't.

Spicy ketchup -- on it. Been a while since I've made a WB run. I can certainly work one in. 

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I guess you don't like your burgers kick ass, do you?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

If they do indeed kick ass. They could be Lamar Odom and sound good but suck royal. When that happens, you want a nice bun that is happy to be there and does what it does without complaint.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

yeah brah, gotta have a bun that fits the image my leased bimmer 1 series does.

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