top10#10: Sonny’s BBQ (Florida based chain) – Sonny’s barbecue is at best average but they make a good burger. One of the cool things about their burger is the number of free toppings available.  Oh, be sure to get the sweet tea.

#9: Sonic – Yes, I really do like Sonic. I like their burgers, tots and cherry limeades.

#8: Dairy Queen – Let me clarify that I am talking about the full service restaurant that is common in Texas and Oklahoma not the little impostor kind found that doesn’t serve burgers. DQ burgers are supposed have names like Hunger Buster, Belt Buster and DQ Dude.  They also have pretty good steak fingers.

#7:  Chili’s, (Chain) – While Chili’s menu has changed over the years they still have a good burger.

#6: What-A-Burger, (Texas Based Chain) – One of my favorite chain burger places.  There is something about the taste of their burgers on Mrs. Baird’s buns that I really like. Unfortunately, most of the What-A-Burgers in Florida closed recently.

#5: Adam’s Rib Co. (Gainesville, FL) — Like many barbecue places Adam’s makes a mean burger. It is reasonably priced and quite yummy.

#4: Storm’s, (Central Texas) — Storms is a small family owned chain with locations Lampasas, Burnet, Hamilton, Kingsland and Marble Falls. The original location opened in Lampasas in 1950 as the Dairy Cue. They have good burgers, shakes and steak sandwiches (chicken fried, not the Philly kind). One of my favorite things used to be their coconut fried pies. They were shaped like little mini pies and deep fried. Unfortunately, they changed this several years ago.

#3: Kincaid’s Hamburgers, Ft Worth, TX — Originally, Kincaid’s was a grocery store. In the mid-1960’s, meat cutter O.R. Gentry began serving burgers to use up extra hamburger meat. As Kincaid’s popularity grew the grocery counters were shortened and table like-shelves were added. Currently, Kincaid’s has several locations.

#2: Sandwich Inn, Gainesville, FL — Sandwich is a drive thru burger dive with good prices and even better burgers. Be sure to get a vanilla shake.

#1: Charley’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Ft. Worth, Texas — Started out as a neighborhood place in the South Hills neighborhood but have since opened other locations.  The burgers and oninon rings are made fresh. My favorite is the Candian Burger. They

6 thoughts on “Top 10: Best Burger Joints

  1. I love Sonic and DQ also, but I tend to get footlong chili cheese dogs with a side of fries there, instead of burgers. I’m just a much bigger hot dog person than burger person. I even like the make-it-yourself hot dogs from the 7-11, LOL.

    For burgers, and I know this sounds weird with all the choices available, I just love good ol’ Burger King. I always place a special order though, just to make sure it’s fresh. 🙂


  2. in 1988 we drove to Spokane, WA. When we got there we found a local burger chain Zips which had huge juicy burgers. Unfortunately, they’ve gone downhill since then. Now they’re just ordinary small overpriced burgers, but still yummy fries and onion rings.


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