Root Burger: Gotta get me a burger in Dallas

Not every burger place deserves a post written about it.  But Root Burger in Dallas, Texas is more than just a burger joint.  It’s a destination.  Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives, Twisted Root Burger offers up some mighty fine vittles.

First off, the place is simply amusing.  Quirky and very homespun.  Pickles are in massive vats you scoop out yourself.  Handwritten notices are posted everywhere.  A buffalo head wears a baseball cap. When you place your order, your aren’t given a number, you are given a name of a famous person or some vague description.

Since I do indeed have brown eyes, this was fitting.

Since I do indeed have brown eyes, this was fitting.

The menu has an original list of flavor combinations.  They also offer a variety of very unusual meat choices; depending on the day, they serve camel, bison, alligator, and other game.  We all just went with regular old ground beef.  Which actually isn’t very regular here–range fed all natural beef that was truly flavorful and delicious.

Part of the Menu posted above the registers.

Part of the Menu posted above the registers.

The sides are not your average sides–they include homemade potato chips and fried green beans.  The fried green beans were delicious.

Burger with fried green beans.

Burger with fried green beans.

My ranch burger may have been on the top five of burgers I have had in my life.  The second time I went I ordered a hot wings burger that had hot sauce and blue cheese.  It was good, but the flavors were a little overwhelming for the meat.  The ranch burger was perfect.

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Here’s a close up of the deliciousness. Yes, I was eating my burger upside down.  No explanation for that.

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Root Burger also makes specialty ketchup and BBQ sauce, as well as different flavors of homemade root beer and lemonade.  The pineapple lemonade was great as was the cherry root beer.

My 11 year old daughter came back from the bathroom begging to use my phone.  She ran off and came back with these gems.  Apparently the women’s bathroom was a tribute to Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris jokes are pretty big at our house.  Don’t ask.

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We went twice to Twisted Root Burger while in Dallas.  And we were only there for a week.  It was that good.  The only thing I wasn’t wild about was their shakes.  Too runny for me and they tasted more like soft serve.  I say skip those and go for the flavored root beer.  Since my Mom lives in Dallas, I bet I will get to go here again soon. Here is a completely believable sign:

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They’re famous in my book!

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