houston review: bubba’s texas burger shack

Have you ever wondered what the actual definition of a burger is? Well, according to Wikipedia, a burger is “a food item consisting of a cooked meat and bun.” But to us, a burger is more than that – it is the embodiment of American glory. And the place that best encapsulates this meaning is none other than Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack.

I first came to Bubba’s after my classmate (alias: Mikey T) said it’s a Houston must-try, and after Block 2 Exams, a good burger was most definitely needed to relax. In short, the burgers were magnificent. They embraced everything a burger should – juicy patty, melty cheese, a stellar bun, and most of all, personality. You can add their patented Hot Sauce to any burger, and it is tangy and so good. Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack brings everything someone wants in the quintessential burger, but now, let’s talk about some of their food in-depth.

My favorite menu item is the Vegas Burger – a magical creation that possesses Jack Cheese, Bacon, Avocado, Fried Egg and their Hot Sauce. Moreover, each burger includes mayo, mustard, lettuce, onions, tomato & pickles. Ketchup and BBQ sauce are optional additions as well. Let me tell you – when you ultimately hold the Vegas Burger, you are straight-up wielding America in your grasp. ‘Twas a delectable experience indeed; plus we’ve gone back multiple times for this specific item. We’ve also tried the Famous Patty Melt, with two pieces of rye bread sandwiching together a tasty patty, cheese, grilled onions, jalapenos (and we added the Hot Sauce for extra jazz). Bubba’s offers Buffalo (American bison) burgers, which offer a unique, gamier taste in a traditional format (and apparently, it’s healthier too, but don’t quote us!). But personally, we prefer the classic beef patties.  

Many Native Houstonians will know that Bubba’s is a Houston staple that serves some glorious burgers. Bubba’s first started off as a hole-in-the-wall ice shack under the freeway, and in 1985, started to sell their iconic burgers — still under that same freeway. We’d suggest going before the sun goes down, as it’s pretty dark around the area at night. They have outdoor seating, where you can watch cars flying by. And if you’re one of those frequent cars flying past Southwest Freeway, just pull over next time and grab a burger!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Price Range: $

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