100 Favorite Dishes, No. 88: The Burgers at Off-Site Kitchen

Catherine Downes
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

The other day we got a fresh batch of summer interns here at the Observer, and since I'm the resident food sherpa, they wisely approached me for lunch guidance. I advised that they should not take a lunch, but that the should work harder, longer and with intense passion so that they may one day earn the right to a real job. They stared at me silently.

"Off-Site Kitchen," I broke down and said, after I'd had all the awkward silence I could handle. I pointed out that it was close by and that the restaurant was cost effective, and that for some time the staff here had visited so often it might be considered the paper's official cafeteria.

The burgers are sublime, whether you order yours with restraint, or you do it "Murph style," which borders on such recklessness it should be only carried out on rare occasion. Bacon is not enough; let's make it bacon relish, along with melting cheese and a runny fried egg. Either way the patties are juicy, just greasy enough and better than any other fast burger option in town.

I was about to tell them about the sloppy taco, but I'd already lost them. For whatever reason they decided to go somewhere within walking distance. A bunch of zombie interns that don't even follow the advice that they've asked for? And they wonder why they don't get paid.

No. 100: Pastrami Egg Rolls at Blind Butcher
No. 99: Chicken-fried Steak at Tom's Burgers and Grill
No. 98: Pasta with Uni Butter at Nonna
No. 97: Camarón en Agua Chile at La Palapas
No. 96: The Wings at Lakewood Landing
No. 94: Chicken Kebab at Afrah
No. 93: Trompo Tacos at Bachman Lake
No. 92: Fish and Chips at 20 Feet
No. 91: Canelés at Village Baking Co.

No. 90: Banh Mi from La Me
No. 89: Cabrito and Masa at Smoke

Location Info

Off Site Kitchen

2226 Irving Blvd., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Top 2 burger in Dallas only makes it to #88!?!?!?!?! 

Have to strongly disagree with this ranking. 

btw, my other Top 2 burger is the from Stackhouse. 


Finally tried this yesterday. Got the "Stock". Burger was a bit too well done for my tastes. The slightly excessive charring on the outside and totally cooked interior was still tasty, just not my style. The Village Baking Company bun was sublime however, perfectly toasted, and practically melted in my mouth. This was a decent burger, but definitely not the best in town, and might not even crack my top 10.

primi_timpano topcommenter

My absolute favorite burger by a ridiculously wide margin. Quite a walk from DO HQ. I suggest a mandatory march when the temperature breaks 95.


I love me (non-Murph style) cheeseburgers from OSK. 

everlastingphelps topcommenter

Do not hire.  They aren't a fit.  They are just holding out for that DMN job.  Or a job at Vox (if they are white.)


Truly one of the best in Dallas.  It has the perfect ratio of Bun, Meat and Condiments.  Thanks also for the heads up about the new burgers at The Libertine.  They are quite tasty, indeed.


This should be the test to weed out the bad nuts.


Say it ain't so............your interns are Vegans !

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