Ahhh, the cheeseburger... it’s essential at backyard barbecues and tailgate parties, and it’s the official sandwich in Paradise. Plus, it celebrated with its own day. Personally, I’ve never met a cheeseburger I didn’t like. So please allow me to introduce you to some classics, local faves, the fancies, the dives and some hidden gems you’ll be delighted to discover as we celebrate National Cheeseburger Day in Irving. Let’s dive in!
A-1 Burger - Arguably the Best3701 Esters Rd | 972.252.1040 | Takeout only
According to local foodie, Mark McKee, A-1 Burger is arguably the best burger in town. It’s an unconventional spot that serves both burgers and traditional Indian-Pakistani cuisine. McKee likes the A-1 Double with the works (above) weighing in at 1 lb, stating, “I've had their Biryani and Gyros, spectacular as well. **but the burgers, oh my** I've been singing their praises for years, so get over there and see what you're missing, or, if you've been before, give them some love in these down times. Eat well and have fun, my friends!” Well done!. Order online.
Tasty Texas Matchup at Aunt Cissy’s Kitchen2824 N. O’Conner Rd | 469.594.7355
Aunt Cissy’s is celebrating the day by giving a $5 gift certificate to be used on a future order when you buy any two burgers. Might I suggest you get one of each of the Texas Two-step(1/2 lb. Certified Angus beef burger on garlic toast topped with cheddar cheese, onion ring, lettuce, tomato, pickle and jalapeno cream gravy) and the Cowboy Burger (2 lb. Certified Angus beef burger topped with roasted poblano peppers, cheddar cheese, fried onions, BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and aioli.) The Cowboy Burger is pictured above!
Head to Bar Louie for an All-NighterToyota Music Factory | 360 West Las Colinas Blvd | 469.472.1050
At Bar Louie eggs aren’t just for the morning! Enjoy the @barlouie All-Nighter burger all day (or all night). Don’t eat meat? You don’t have to face this holiday with FOMO. Check out the Vegan Impossible Burger. Can’t make it today? Bar Louie features $5 burgers on Tuesdays.
Eyes on the Fries at Big State Fountain Grill100 E Irving Blvd | 214.307.5000
Big State serves up nine “Dang Good Burgers” to choose from including a Big State Chili Cheeseburger, The Rockey Burger served on Texas toast and the Goose Combo Burger - a Big State Cheeseburger with a grilled hot link on top. The tots are top notch, but IMO BIg State has the best loaded cheese fries EVER. I prefer to skip the chili, add bacon and order extra ranch for dipping! Can’t get there today? On Thursdays, they offer Westway Ford Burger Plate (cheeseburger and chips) for $5.95.
Burger Island for the Burger Buffs2500 N. story Rd | 972.255.0154 | Takeout only
Burger Island is a no-frills joint serving hefty burgers with a variety of toppings, plus skin-on fries. The two most popular burgers are The Big Island (sauteed onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, American & Provolone cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles) and the Jungle Burger (all of the above plus bell peppers, ketchup, hickory sauce and bacon). For a fun twist, try the Hawaiian with ham and pineapple or the Pizza Burger with provolone, grilled onions and, of course. marinara. Order on Grubhub.
All Signs Point to Griff’s Hamburgers for a Drive Thru Memory Lane718 E Irving Blvd | 972.579.7651
Griff’s Hamburgers has been a staple in Irving since 1960. Famous for the buildings A-frame design, and of course, their Giant singles, doubles and triples! Double or triple th foodie fun with add-ons like mushrooms, jalapenos, pepper jack, chili, bacon and a “pile of cheddar!” Now that sounds like a perfect tribute to the cheeseburger.
Ab-Seoul-ute Perfection at LA Burger10045 N MacArthur Blvd 972.501.9188
Inspired by the burgeoning Korean-Mexican fusion truck scene in their native Los Angeles, brothers Ben and Jon Lee opened LA Burger in Irving, TX to introduce diners to the flavors of Korean cuisine, fusing them with American favorites. The K Town with kimchi, pickled jalapeno, bulgogi glaze, lettuce, tomato, sriracha mayo is a fusion favorite and tastes event tastier with american cheese and an ez egg. They dish out burgers so good it’s hard to contain your enthusiasm.
Holy Smokes!!! Have you seen our awesomely huge and flavorful burger?!? It includes our Certified Angus beef patty, 2 crispy onion rings, perfect bacon, BBQ sauce, all on our delicious bun. #LABurger #Seoulfood #HolySmokes #Kimchi #Koreanfood #hotdog #Dallaseats #foodiesofDallas
Live Large at LAWThe Four Seasons Resort | 4150 N MacArthur Blvd | 972.717.0700
LAW is the fanciest of the fancies for your cheeseburger in paradise. Meat up for a Turkey Burger or the Grilled Black Angus Burger or veg out with the Beyond Burger with mushrooms and avocado served on a Millet & Chia Seed Bun.
Expect the Unexpected at Mexican Sugar3215 Regent Blvd | 469.313.1300
This beautifully appointed Mexican restaurant will not disappoint you on National Cheeseburger Day. Say hola to the Hamburguesa, 7oz A Bar N Ranch wagyu beef, chile spiced bacon, roasted poblano, chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, avocado spread, adobo crema, brioche bun, yuca fries.
Have your Shake at eat it too at Shake Shack2813 N MacArthur Blvd | 972.258.7879
We love the burgers, but the bonus is in the custard. In addition to the classics at the Shake Shack, the Las Colinas Shack is spinnin’ up a unique selection of concretes including the Pie Oh My – a vanilla custard with a slice of Emporium Pies seasonal pie. Even sweeter? They donate 5% of sales of Pie Oh My to Irving’s Kidd’s Kids, a wish-granting organization providing hope and happiness to families of children with life-altering or life-threatening conditions. Order online or get the app for burgers, fries and a shake at your fingertips.
Out of this World Burgers: Space Burger2813 N MacArthur Blvd | 972.258.7879
Space Burger has a cheeseburger for everyone! Classics, turkey burgers, veggie burgers and some out there spicy and sweet combos like the Jalapeno Bacon Burger for those who like it hot and the Hawaiian Delight Burger for those who like the sweeter side of life. Order takeout on the web and get a 10% discount.
Spirit Grille’s Got your Cheeseburger in Paradise4030 N MacArthur Blvd | 972.717.7575
The quintessential "Cheers Neighborhood Bar" Spirit Grille has been a Las Colinas favorite Sports Bar destination for close to two decades. The Spirit Burger is like “Heaven on Earth with an onion slice” and your choice of cheddar, swiss or pepper jack. Or go for the Blue Cheese Bacon Burger. Then belt out the song that honors the day the Jimmy Buffet way.