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stanton’s, houston

September 19, 2012

Sometimes I am driving along minding my own business and I notice a bunch of cop cars gathered together and I am overtaken by an urge to pull over and ask what’s going on.  I’m nosy like that.

So the other day, I was driving up Houston Avenue from downtown and saw a ramshackle old building surrounded by police cars and I wished I knew what was going on.  In fact, I was still thinking about what could have happened later that afternoon.

Then about a week later, I drove by the same building and there were another four or five police cars parked there.  That’s when I noticed the sign on the side of the building advertising Houston’s Best Cheeseburger.

So mystery solved.  The cops were all just getting a bite to eat.  This place is just a few blocks from the Houston Police headquarters.

Good news = discovery of a new great burger place.

Bad news = no fascinating crime scene.  But… maybe this is actually good news.

Anyway, I grabbed Whitney for lunch earlier this week and we went to Stanton’s to see if it really is the best cheeseburger in town.

Short answer: probably not the best. But very, very good.

We both ordered bacon cheeseburgers and split an order of fries.  I have a major pet peeve about flimsy bacon on a burger.  Stanton’s bacon was crunchy but not overcooked.  The cheese was a regular slice of American, but there was nothing fancy about this burger, so smoked gouda would have been weird.  It was just plain good.  Also, the fries were extra-crispy, which I loved.

Don’t be put off by the appearance — its an old convenience store.  But inside are some really great burgers and they’re worth the stop.

Stanton’s City Bites
1420 Edward Street, Houston, TX 77007

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Tarek permalink
    September 19, 2012 12:32 pm

    Looks good. So, who do you think has the best burger in Houston?

  2. tshahla permalink
    September 19, 2012 12:33 pm

    Looks good! So, who do you think has the best burger in Houston?

    • September 19, 2012 12:39 pm

      My favorites are Lankford Grocery, the bar at Fleming’s, and Goode Co Taqueria. I haven’t been to Hubcap Grill but I heard theirs are awesome. What’s your favorite?

  3. Montgomery & Waggenspack, Architects permalink
    September 19, 2012 6:56 pm

    I’m ready to give it my professional opinion! 🙂

  4. Tarek permalink
    September 20, 2012 1:59 pm

    My favorites are Lankford Grocery and Max’s Wine Dive. Also, Christian’s Tailgate has a good burger. I’ve heard that Vic and Anthony’s burger is good for their Friday lunch, but I’ve never been. I haven’t been to Hubcap Grill, but I’ve heard it’s great.

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