Re:Houston, Strictly Houston
No,haven't been to them all, but I'm working on it. Someone who talked to the owner of Tookies said they are not coming back. Gilhooley's has so many other great foods that I've never tried their burger.
Boy, did I get feedback when I posted the above list on Mashtronauts.com's forum on burgers. Can't wait to get back to Shuttle Burger again.
Here's more for the list, most not rated yet; hopefully there's at least one good burger in your part of town, wherever that may be. And I'm sure this isn't the end of this list either.
Cedar Street Hamburger Palace, 1319 Cedar Drive, LaMarque (takes Fuddrucker concept to next level; no shortage of choices though the burger itself isn't very special. Blue Bell ice cream, malts and shakes).
Cliff's Burgers, 1826 Country Place Pkwy, Pearland
Bases, Texas Avenue (e of FM146), Texas City
Texas Burgers & Fries, 10000 Palmer Hwy (EF Lowery near Century), Texas City
South Shore Beer Garden, Clear Lake Shores has a good burger, and a great CF steak sandwich. Status unknown after the storm.
Outpost Tavern, Webster has a big juicy burger, but the bun eclipses it (too much bread).
Millers Cafe, CLC burgers are OK. Millers and Burger Tex down the street both have a strange way of making a philly cheese steak; it's on a round burger bun, but tastes good anyway.
Jakes Grill, Friendswood has a darned good bacon cheeseburger and onion rings. The chicken fried steak looks good.
Baby Barnaby's, 602 Fairview, H O U S T O N
Barnaby's (many locations)
Best O Burger, 4515 Mowery Rd
Better Burger, 702 Rankin Rd
Brady's Landing, 8505 Cypress
Buffalo Grille, 1301 S. Voss
Burger Depot, 17340 NW Fwy
Clay's, 17715 Clay Rd
EJ's Malt N Burger, 10309 Market St
Half Time, 17113 Clay Rd
Hoagie & Burger, 6601 Dixie Dr
Huddle House, 8619 Richmond
Joy Burger, 5710 Brittmore
Longhorn Cafe, 509 Louisiana & 1200 McKinney Pk Shop
Magic Burger, 1015 College (between Hwy 3 & I45) (better than C&D, but when you're this close to Shuttle Burger, it's gotta be the Shuttle)
Mytiburger, 2211 W 43rd & 9405 Kempwood
Omega Charburger, 1209 Clinton Dr
Pappas Burger, 7800 Airport Blvd
Rio Ranch, 9999 Westheimer
Sam's Burger & Gyros, 410 Almeda Mall
Tequila Joe's Bar & Grill, 4704 Richmond
Terlinqua Tx Border Cafe, 920 Studemont
Texas Burger, 2126 Aldine Bender
Tilted Kilt, 2000 Hwy 6 S.
Zoie's Burger, 13114 S. Post Oak
For my next burger joint investigation, I picked Mister Charburger on ratty Telephone Road. On the way, I passed by C&D on Fuqua, and noticed that their drive-through lane was backed up and busier than a one-armed man at a pancake eating contest, though the inside looked only moderately filled.
I had planned to at least look at Mr CB's burger if they didn't appear popular, but that idea was scrapped because there was no one in the place except the cook, and this was at lunch time too. You could say it was deader than Millie Sue's parlor after her uncle cut the cheese.
So I turned around and went back to C&D Burger Shoppe, Fuqua near Beamer. The drive-through was still doing land office business, and inside was moderate to light. While the burger wasn't bad, it was closer to ordinary than to special. You can get it with jalapenos or bacon, or even with a weiner on it. The onion rings were above average too, but not "way" above. They've also got hot dogs and other sandwiches and sides. Shakes but no malts.
But Shuttle Burger is just too close by for me to plan another visit to C&D. At this point, I have to say that Shuttle is "the" burger to beat anywhere south of Gulfgate. No shakes or malts, even though people keep asking for them.