The Best Burgers in Houston

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:The Palm Houston, Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou, The Capital Grille - Houston
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steak, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Galleria / Uptown, River Oaks

The Palm Houston

$$$$·Steak·
Galleria / Uptown
1,222 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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 steakhouseRead more
89% recommended

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
4,251 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
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 menRead more
92% recommended
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The Capital Grille - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
1,925 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
95% recommended
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Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Side
2,443 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 theRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Houston

Killen's STQ

$$$$·American·
West Side
1,116 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 inRead more
92% recommended
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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Champions

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Champions
5,843 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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. FRead more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Houston

Relish Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
River Oaks
361 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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 oRead more
92% recommended
Contemporary American in Houston

The Federal Grill - Shepherd

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
1,510 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
97% recommended
American in Houston

B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Heights / Washington
3,958 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 iRead more
92% recommended

Weights and Measures

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Texas
1,284 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in a renovated warehouse from the 1950s, Weights & Measures delivers a casual dining experience that combines a bar, restaurant, and bakery. The burgers are a classic here,Read more
86% recommended
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FM Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
48 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 familRead more
82% recommended
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Three B's Grill

$$$$·Café·
Kingwood / Humble / Atascocita
26 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Located in Kingwood, the Three B's Grill is more than just a restaurant, it's a neighborhood hangout. Rotating events keep diners coming in for each new special, and the Sunday craRead more
94% recommended
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Moxie's Grill & Bar - Houston

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
416 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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-formeRead more
96% recommended
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Killen's Barbecue

$$$$·Barbecue·
Alvin / Pearland
399 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
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 ribRead more
93% recommended
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Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill

$$$$·Grill·
Heights / Washington
At Christians Tailgate Bar and Grill, the game is always on and the food is always hot, unless it's supposed to be cold. The award-winning burgers take center stage on this classicRead more
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Bistecca

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown / Montrose
718 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Fine Italian dining at Bistecca happens in a sleek, modern restaurant with 3-D art on the walls and a light and open space. The food is a break from traditional fare, with a prix fRead more
92% recommended
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