Based on Zagat scores compiled by actual eaters, the list looked at 25 cities and picked the highest-ranking burger on a 30-point scale. Maple & Motor took top honors in Dallas, with scores of 25, 14 and 19 in food, décor and service, respectively. Diners described M&M as “the coolest burger joint around” and mentioned “tater tots that make you think you’re back in elementary school.”
Austin also made the list with Hopdoddy’s Burger Bar on South Congress — awarded scores of 25, 20 and 17 — noted for its “juicy, flavorful patties on freshly baked buns.” Of course, Dallas has its own Hopdoddy’s in Preston Center now. So Austin, listen. You’re nothing special.
Both Maple & Motor and Hopdoddy's were noted for long waits, which is usually a pretty good indication that people like the food.
Between M&M, Hopdoddy's and Off-Site Kitchen — which was named the ninth hottest hamburger in America by Eater — it's a good time to be a burger lover in Dallas.
Of course, M&M owner Jack Perkins isn’t resting just on his burger laurels. This spring, he will open a new barbecue spot called Slow Bone near the Design District.