Top 5 Underrated Burgers in Houston (According to You)

Photo courtesy Flip 'n Patties
It may not look like the burgers you're used to, but give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
2. Flip 'n Patties
As the only food truck to make this list, Flip 'n Patties should be mighty proud. The Filipino street food and fusion burger truck grinds the meat for its burgers right there on the truck and sandwiches the patties between two steamed buns. They may not look like your average burgers, and they arent--they're better. Commenter dwallach writes, "The other day, I ran into the Flip 'n Patties food truck and had their 'Puet Burger,' which includes much pork goodness in the patty, making it a variant on a squealer. Very tasty, and props for thick-cut fries with the skin still on. No exaggeration: this place gives Stanton City Bites a run for its money." Speaking of Stanton's City Bites...

Photo courtesy Stanton's City Bites
If that ain't burger heaven, I don't know what is.
1. Stanton's City Bites
The crowd has spoken. With nearly 20 percent of the vote, Stanton's City Bites is the clear winner of most underrated burger in Houston. The small shop was established in 1961 as a grocery store, but it soon became clear that its true calling was prepared food, not groceries. The owner, Art Fong, passed away last year, but his wife, Theresa, is still in the back frying up heavenly burgers daily. Anon4790 wrote, "Stanton's City Bites, bacon cheeseburger. Ground in-house, 1/2 pound, Slow Dough buns. It shouldn't be underrated since Houstonia had it as the cover-burger on its hamburger issue last summer...But no one here has nominated it yet, and it wasn't on the Houston Press's list (tsk, tsk)." We hear you, Anon, and we hope this rectifies the situation. Now lets all put aside our differences and hit up Stanton's for a Miss Piggie burger!

Location Info

The Petrol Station

985 Wakefield, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Listos - CLOSED

8347 Howard St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Flip 'n Patties

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Stanton's City Bites

1420 Edwards St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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YES!!!! Stanton's City Bites is the clear winner of most underrated burger in Houston.!!!!!

Miggs N Patricia
Miggs N Patricia

Stanton's City Bites Holy cow!!! Congratulations on making #1,well deserved!

Kenny Lim
Kenny Lim

Stanton's City Bites Monster !!!!!


Could not agree more with Just Burgers.  Spring location obviously hurts it, let alone the sketchy strip mall.  Worth the trip.


A wrong has been righted.  Thank you Kaitlin.  

(re. comments as to whether Stanton's is really underrated or not, the definition seemed to be any burger that didn't make the Houston Press's recent top 10 list)

Bruce_Are topcommenter

That does look like a tasty burger.  And a 1/2 pound burger for $5 seems pretty reasonable. I'm fuckin' going, that's all there is to it.


Stanton's really is wonderful! A clear toss up between them and Listos in my book. 

But I did see Stanton's burger recently pictured on the cover of some minor local mag like Bayou City.

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