12 Off-The-Beaten-Path Burgers in North Texas
|Preston Burger Island|
Burger Island has been busy since Cheap Bastard first wrote about them a couple of years ago, when they had just two locations. Now there are five in the area, and they're still making bellies fat and happy with their huge, piled-with-peppers burgers. The Double Jungle is a pound of meat topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms, jalapeños, two slices of cheese, hickory sauce and bacon.
One Stop of Runaway Bay
Sara Blankenship previously told us about the One Stop market at Runaway Bay in Wise County (601 Highway 380 West) near a bunch of cow pastures. In addition to gas, bait, a meat market and a "massive beer cave," they cook up some mammoth burgers. Blankenship's advice: "Take a seat at any of the picnic tables set up in the middle of the store and order a cheeseburger with hand-dipped onion rings and prepare for what might be the most surprisingly delicious meal you'll ever have in a gas station."
Bell's Better Burgers
Bell's Better Burger has been flipping patties on Peachtree Road in Mesquite for 50 years, and all that time it's stayed in the same family. The rundown drive-in is quiet and popular with locals who grew up in the area. The beef is fresh never frozen, and other than that, it's just a simple burger and a good place to relax while eating lunch in your car.