The Best Burgers in Houston

When it comes to food, bigger is usually better, and everything is bigger in Texas. Houston, known for its big hair, big belt buckles, and big cuts of meat, is also home to a big and booming burger scene. From burgers served on white linen tablecloths to secret hole-in-the-wall burger joints, there’s a burger for everybody in this Space City. We’ve pulled data and found the true tastemakers of Houston, the people who always know where to go for the best food in town. Here’s our Tastemakers List of where to go when looking for the best burgers in Houston.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The Palm Houston – Downtown, Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou, The Capital Grille - Houston
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Unspecified, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown, River Oaks, Galleria / Uptown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Palm Houston – Downtown

$$$$·Unspecified·
Downtown
1,407 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy

White tablecloths and fun caricature-style artwork combine for a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere at one of Houston's premier fine dining restaurants, The Palm. This steakhouse is best known for i...

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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
4,774 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Lush foliage and cascading waterfalls create an oasis away from the urban hustle, without leaving the city limits at Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou. The New Orleans-inspired menu is full of seafood...

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Scenic View in Houston

The Capital Grille - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
2,060 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

Known for a sophisticated dining experience, The Capital Grille in The Galleria starts with a walk through the marble columns at the front. The menu is full of an incredible array of house-butchered, ...

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Best Service in Houston

Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
2,722 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Brenner's Steakhouse on Katy Freeway takes diners on a trip back in time with an all-wood decor and impeccable service. The patio is a romantic oasis covered in greenery, while the bar area features a...

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Scenic View in Houston

Killen's STQ

$$$$·American·
Westside
1,270 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Fresh ingredients are the key to the delicious flavors coming out of the kitchen at Killen's Steakhouse. Steaks and burgers never see the inside of a freezer before they hit the infrared broiling syst...

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Fit for Foodies in Houston

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Champions

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Champions
6,350 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

White tablecloths and blue padded chairs, along with an extensive wine selection on display, create the elegant ambiance at the Champions location of Perry's Steakhouse & Grille. For burger lovers, bo...

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Relish Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
River Oaks
570 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Comfortable blue-backed stools pull up to high-top tables at Relish Restaurant & Bar. High ceilings with industrial finishes create an open feeling in a modern eatery. The fusion of American and Medit...

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Contemporary American in Houston

The Federal Grill - Shepherd

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
1,945 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals

Gourmet plates come out next to not-so-humble burgers at The Federal Grill, where the dress is elegant or casual. Burgers get a whole new life on this menu with fried cheeseburger eggrolls to start, c...

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B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Heights / Washington
4,870 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

B&B Butchers & Restaurant uses pristine white tables, oversized brown booths, and exposed brick to create an approachable dining room. For a selection of some of the best burgers in Houston, visit dur...

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FM Kitchen & Bar - Shepherd

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
52 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups

Grab the whole family, and don't forget the dog, when heading out for a night at FM Kitchen and Bar. This dog-friendly spot has plenty of outdoor seating to accommodate furry family members. The menu ...

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Moxies - Houston

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
644 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating

Located in Uptown, right next to The Galleria, Moxie's Grill & Bar serves up a contemporary menu with global inspirations. The burgers have their own section and feature hand-formed patties that combi...

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Killen's Barbecue

$$$$·Barbecue·
Alvin / Pearland
459 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch

The smell of meat smoking wafts through the neighborhood from Killen's Barbecue, where diners can enjoy an outdoor picnic or a table inside. Hands get dirty quickly with sticky ribs, tender brisket, a...

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