Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 40: Off-Site Kitchen

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Catherine Downes
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There are so many burger joints in Dallas you'd think statin drug reps are investing in any restaurant that promises to serve ground beef. Not that you should complain. Many of these restaurants offer an affordable, delicious meal. And besides, you can always hit the gym tomorrow, right?

But the burger glut makes it harder for each new restaurant to stand out. That's what makes Off-Site Kitchen's approach so refreshing.

Picture that dusty old burger joint your old man used to take you to way back in the day, where the burgers tasted good because of some mystical 30-year sheen of grease that's permanently bonded with the steel of the flat top grill. Off-Site Kitchen takes that same experience and upgrades the ingredients and the execution. The results are disturbingly addictive.

Compared to most of the new burger joints popping up everywhere, the patties at Off-Site Kitchen are small. They clock in at a quarter-pound, evoking old-school burgers that make you miss the way things once were, but with more flavor because the patties are formed on-site everyday and cooked more carefully. Who knew a paper-wrapped burger could actually taste this good? Your burger world just got very small.

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No. 50: Joyce and Gigi's

No. 49: East Hampton Sandwich Co.
No. 48: 20 Feet Seafood Joint
No. 47: Taj Chaat House
No. 46: Mot Hai Ba
No. 45: La Nueva Fresh and Hot
No. 44: Pera Turkish Kitchen
No. 43: Tom's Burgers and Grill
No. 42: Mughlai
No. 41: Russian Banya

Location Info

Off Site Kitchen

2226 Irving Blvd., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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16 comments
richard
richard

They have one location in a shitty neighborhood, now a second location in possibly a shittier neighborhood. Bring your guns and lock your doors

Gabriel Wymore
Gabriel Wymore

Love this place one of the best burgers around, period!!!

Ben Caudle
Ben Caudle

Question....what makes a good burger ?

Al Renteria
Al Renteria

OSK is quick and cheap. Highly recommended!

Allan Vela
Allan Vela

Taco Diner has one of the best underrated cheeseburgers in Dallas. Put some roasted jalapeno honey salsa on it and you're set!

Gipson
Gipson

OSK is much too far away for me to ever consider for lunch unless I have the day off work, so that first picture with the egg on the burger is making me cry a little bit.

The 2nd location really won't help me, but I'll keep up my hopes that OSK becomes a mini-chain like Twisted Root (only... you know) and we eventually see them in the 'burbs (or open for dinner).

doofUSA
doofUSA

Best burger and best fries hands down.  I wish it was a bit more accessible, but that just adds to the allure I suppose  

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Finest burger in town. Friendliest staff, too. I try to eat there weekly.

scott.reitz
scott.reitz moderator

@Gipson (only...) it's a problem with almost every food business that tries to scale.

scott.reitz
scott.reitz moderator

@doofUSA Apparently you'll have a second option in Trinity Mills soon enough.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@primi_timpano I concur. When my daughter came for a visit from San Francisco, I took her to OSK and she proclaimed, their burgers were better than any she ever had in California!

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