Devouring Houston: Exploring Houston One Bite at a time

Houston has so many incredible food establishments...from sumptuously designed restaurants to fun storefronts selling gourmet cookies. From Mexican Food Carts to the Best BBQ in the World. And...I want to expore it one bite at a time.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Burger Guys

Burger Guys is a new burger joint in West Houston.  The decor is simple, but the food is not.  This isn't your same old burger joint.  So many varieties and different takes on the American Hamburger.  Gourmet.  Creative.

The Chalkboard Menu

Take the "Shipley" Burger ($8): Cheddar, Provolone, Onion Bacon Jam, served on a Shipley's Glazed Donut.  The premise, of course, is the salty with the sweet.  I liked the idea, but my Shipley's donut didn't seem all that fresh, but maybe that is what happens when you put a big old beef patty on it.  The cheeses were Divine (and from Houston Dairymaids).  The Onion Bacon Jam was amazing!!  I loved it -- that alone with the cheddar and provolone was all I needed.  The hamburger patty was dry, yet greasy, and not that much flavor.  Bland.  As far as a donut for a bun, I think I would have enjoyed the burger more with a traditional bun.  But, I'm a purist. 

The Shipley Burger

One of my dining partners had the Lancaster ($8): Sauteed mushrooms, onion, bacon, Swiss, and dijonaise.  His review was pretty unenthusiastic saying the bun and patty were both bland. 

The Lancaster Burger

The fries ("Brussels" - Belgian Fries served with your choice of 2 sauces) and the onion rings ("Omaha" - Buttermilk Tabasco onion strings) (both $3 each) were pretty darn cute served in mini fry baskets with faux newspaper.  They were both fairly good.  Not the best ever, but definitely not the worst.  I sampled the house ketchup (too sweet) and the 3 Herb Ranch (very good).

Belgian Fries and Onion Strings

BIG Highlights:
- Their fountains sodas are made with Real Imperial Sugar.  Ahhhhh!  Outstanding!
- Their hotdogs are huge, beefy, and delicious.  The hotdog buns were soft and scrumptious.
-The Salted Caramel Milkshake ($3 for a half -- which was huge!) was Heavenly!  I. Couldn't. Stop.    Drinking. It.  I may go back JUST for this Salted Caramel Milkshake.  Really.  It was THAT good.

For the 3 highlighted items, the trip is worth going back.  For a burger, though, I will probably go somewhere else for a juicy, seasoned burger.  Unless, of course, the burger comes with the milkshake. 

Burger Guys
12225 Westheimer (near Dairy Ashford)
Houston, Texas 77077
(fyi: closed Sundays)


  1. YUUUMMM. . .I would totally get the Tomball with Fried GReen Tomatoes! All sounds delish as i haven't had a burger in quite awhile!

    Will talk to russell about trying next! MMMM

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