The Burger Shack is a no frills burger eatery. It is not so much a shack, but a simple burger dive. Patties are homemade and the fries and onion rings are hand cut as well. I had high expectations for this burger mecca.
The Burger Shack
A dining companion ordered the Chili Cheese Dawg. Okay, not so much a burger, but a delectable choice nonetheless. It was a plump, juicy, beefy dog, surrounded by fairly good beefy chili and ooey, gooey, melty cheese. The bun was fairly soft (but hard to cut with a fork). The dish was good. We paired it with their beer battered onion rings. The rings were tender, fresh. Thin strips of fried onions. (Chili Cheese Dog - $3.75. Onion Rings - $2.60). Good start.
Chili Cheese Dawg with Beer Battered Onion Rings
Next up, the Spicy Southwest Cheeseburger ($5.75). The burger had tons of flavor, but was a little over cooked, leaving it dry. It wasn't so much spicy either -- more like a burger with some jalapenos thrown on it. We paired the burger with a side of the seasoned curly fries ($2.60) -- which I think were voted our favorite item of the meal. They were crispy on the outside, soft inside with a great seasoning coating them.
Spicy Southwest Burger and Seasoned Curly Fries
Finally, our table sampled the Shack Salad with Grilled Chicken ($4.50 salad + $2.99 for chicken). Shredded iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, banana peppers, bacon, and sliced onion. The chicken was a little dry and the veggies weren't super fresh. Although, I did love the addition of the banana peppers. The salad was pre-made. I guess it was fine for a "burger joint," but I did expect a tad more.
Shack Salad with Grilled Chicken
The Burger Shack
14741 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77079