East Hampton's Burger Is Not the Burger Dallas Needs, But It's the Burger Dallas Deserves

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Lori Bandi
The good news is: Dallas will not crumble tomorrow if a new cheeseburger isn't debuted in the city limits. All new cheeseburgers are welcome, of course: I'm not purporting some sort of cheeseburger xenophobia here. I'm just saying that on the burger majesty scale we here in Dallas are Burger Kings. We've got Offsite Kitchen and Maple and Motor if you're on the West side, Bolsa and Boulevardier's beautiful thing if you're up near where Lee Harvey Oswald's house was, Hopdoddy if you're somewhere in the middle there and feeling thrifty, Keller's if you're feeling more thrifty, and Holy Grail has a special burger if you're in Plano. You're covered.

So, really, there's no need for East Hampton Sandwich Company to make a great burger. There's nothing in the restaurant's name that says bun, happy, Donald's, cheesed, hambomb, beef coaster, meat disc, beef seat, beef hole cover, lettuce rester, sliderous beeferous, angus wheels, cow circles, planet meat, meat wreaths or grass-fed bovine medallions. East Hampton doesn't need a burger, but there it is on the menu, being delicious.

Sure, the sandwiches are kick ass. Just don't overlook that burger.

You know it's staring at you, right? The two patties come with melted, aged cheddar, lightly dressed lettuce, a Sriracha Dijonaise that fastidiously cuts through the richness. You can get pickles, onion and jalapenos too, which is something you should do.

There's something instantly addicting about the burger (note: you're NOT saving half of this thing). And you're probably going to eat every single last morsel, probably by pressing your index finger to the tiny shards, of those super crispy, house made chips. The bun was so light and fluffy that I'm pretty sure I accidentally vacuumed it to my mouth with an excited inhale.

It's not cheap at $9.58, plus tax, but this burger will make you smile. I think it's got something to do with the way the flavors combine to form this upscale fast food spark. This isn't one of those diner behemoths that pours hot grease down your wrists -- it's more like you're eating the first-ever well-made version of the Big Mac, sans middle bread. There's even the pop from the seeded bun.

You may not be driving to East Hampton Sandwich Company for the burger (the Meyer Lemon chicken sandwich is also awesome and those doughnuts and the lobster roll gahhhh), nor do you even need EHSC to have a burger.

But they do, and it's got Sriracha Dijonaise.

Location Info

East Hampton Sandwich Company

6912 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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7 comments
gabe48
gabe48

At East Hampton, order the best thing on their menu, the divine lobster roll, one of the best in Dallas.

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

Hi Nick, tried it today on your recommendation.  It was good but not great.  Not as good as Off-Site Kitchen, or Maple and Motor.  It was kind of chewy, but it was a good burger.  The marinated lettuce was a nice touch.  Next time I will try their lobster roll. 

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

How does Dairy - Ette off Ferguson in East Dallas always get left off these lists? Damn fine burger, reasonably priced, and orgasmic homemade root beer. It's been there 60 years so obviously they're doing something right.

nickrallo
nickrallo

@ColonelAngus  NIce! Yeah, their lobster roll is the awesome. 

nickrallo
nickrallo

@P1Gunter  Oh yeah, that burger the most delicious. This was more just a smattering of delicious things

LetsBeHonest
LetsBeHonest

@nickrallo @P1Gunter  

This was just a fluff piece on a sub par restaurant so that you can get a paycheck and maybe a free lobster roll next week. 

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