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“All about the burgers”
Review of The Burger Palace

The Burger Palace
Ranked #105 of 8,207 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
Description: The Burger Palace offers delicious, gourmet burgers of all varieties in Houston, Texas. Come try our incredible Akaushi Kobe beef burger!
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“All about the burgers”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

This place had great reviews, and legitimately so. I went solo for a late lunch weekday while traveling, only a couple people in the place; while there isn't a bar to sit at, there is a row of seating along the wall so you don't feel like you're on display for eating by yourself.

Seems it used to be an order-at-the-counter burger place that has been made over with new decor. So - it is a nice place to relax now. There is also a large beer and wine selection. I was worried walking in that the prices were going to be outrageous as there are signs about it all being Kobe beef, etc. The burgers were more expensive - but not $20 or anything.

I was steered away from the "False Calamari" (deep fat fried bell peppers) and to mozzarella-tomato salad - see the pic. It was quite good with a tangy vinegar across the top. Next I went with the Vietnamese Burger (also a recommendation by the waitress), and a Napa Slaw. The burger was served on a really large, fresh bun that dwarfed the thick patty. Although the large bun was necessary to contain the large number of ingredients topping the patty.

Plenty of other specialty burgers to choose from, as well as Chicken-based sandwiches. A satisfying low-key lunch meal that was not over the top like many restaurants in this part of town, and not bottom of the barrel chain burger place that can be found nearby. Parking at peak periods will be an issue as there are a number of popular places in the strip center. I will return and try other burgers.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Juicy Burgers”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of TA. Food is everything the other reviews say it is. I had the Swiss Bacon Burger which was a real melt in the mouth experience.

Only 1 waiter, so service was a little slow as he was rushed but he was very friendly. It was a Monday, so the atmosphere was a little flat. Still, well worth the visit and I will definitely be back.

Visited May 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fat Burger”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had the mushroom swiss burger and it was cooked to perfection. The bun melted in my mouth. I would suggest the sweet potato fries over the regular fries.

Visited March 2014
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Corpus Christi, TX
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“It's really that good!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

The American Classic burger had extraordinarily good beef, seared a little crunchy but medium on the inside as ordered, with just enough of the traditional extras that it qualified as an American classic. This was only the second time I have had french fries that rated better than 9.9, a full 10 out of 10 for perfection. The service--granted they weren't busy--but the service was top notch. The onion rings were good, not great. Not cheap, but nigh perfect.

  • Visited March 2014
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Tomball, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Burgers that are worth it!”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you want a burger that is so juicy you have to lean over your plate because each bite makes it drip that much......then this is the place for you. The menu has plenty of burger choices, all made with Kobe beef, and topped with a theme. I use this word for lack of a better one. But each burger is topped with a perfectly chosen selection of goodies, which compliment and enhance the flavor of the next. My husband had the Spicy Vietnamese burger, topped with cilantro, pickled daikon, cucumber, soy, siracha and jalapeno. He claimed it to be the best burger he has had in our city.

I stuck closer to the classic side and had the Texas Cheeseburger. I wanted to have a simply burger for my first visit, to see how they handle the basics. It was perfectly seasoned, juicy as mentioned above, and I devoured it in about ten seconds flat. Normally I am not a fan of sweeter buns, but this burger was so good that I didn't even blink at that.

Also to be noted, the delicious Parmesan and rosemary fries were outstanding. The toppings were all the way through our order, not just sprinkled on top like most joints. You will love this flavor combo.

We also couldn't resist the fried mushroom appetizer, which was delicious. Not the frozen kind that comes dumped out of a bag strait into grease. These were breaded in house and fried to crispy perfection. Served with a trio of dipping sauces that were equally scrumptious. Especially the "spicy" dipping sauce that was not really hot but did have amazing flavor.

Definitely one of the best little burger joints in our big ol' city!

Visited November 2013
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