Houston >Food & Dining > Bubba's Texas Burger Shack
5230 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7705629.725806 -95.466927
Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Gulfton
Best Burger in Houston is only the beginning! – I've sung praises of Bubba's for many years. This is not just the best local place for burgers — and yes, choose the buffalo patty option — but the whole experience is easily among the most comforting, friendly, personable, interesting, unique, humorous, delicious and amazing food establishments you will ever come to know. The ironically massive Westpark Tollway was built around it for a reason. One of the city planners chose a design which ensured Bubba's was spared because he liked the place, and it would help feed the highway crews, which would in-turn keep Bubba's afloat (true story, ask Richard, the owner). Burger-wise, the balance of taste, texture and character has been carefully crafted and enforced for decades. Your choice of white or wheat buns are toasted to perfection. The simple toppings are farm market fresh. No need to specify medium, rare, etc. The patty is cooked and seasoned perfectly every time. The jalepeño potato salad is just as balanced and delicious, with a whisper of after burn to make it interesting. And appropriately, everything is priced paper pocket-change cheap. They take credit cards, but you probably won't need them. If you are an American hamburger aficionado, yes, it's probably the best burger you'll find in H-town. But go there and get in touch with your roots. This is a Smithsonian-grade Texas Gulf Coast icehouse. There are bumper stickers on the partitions I swear I saw in the '70's. You can hear Willie & Waylon and the boys whistling through the cracks in the walls. It smells amazing. No chronic grease funk, mainly because they lack a deep fryer. The place is rustic, not quite ramshackle, but clean and safe — unless maybe you're under the influence — and parking appears almost infinite. Kudos to the staff who are always kind, friendly and attentive in a personal laid-back way. Not because they are ordered to be, but because they are. Bubba's goes beyond what many call a 5-star burger joint. It's a living, breathing slice of home, a time machine perhaps, and a comfort that comes from more than just the food.
Mmmm Good! – Never a disappointment when I eat there, which is once a week. I highly recommend this place to all my friends!
the best – he best burguer, very light for the stomach and a pretty red hair blonde girl preparing the burguers
Fun place to eat and hang out with great food and cold beer – I hadn't been to Bubba's in awhile because I moved and I was missing it. I just went back and had another great experience. I was immediately reminded of why I used to go there all the time. The food is awesome. The burgers are great, beef or buffalo. They are huge burgers. You can't beat the value for the quantity and quality of the food I love the BLT. It is some of the best bacon around. Their homemade chili is also something you don't want to miss. Add it to your burger, order a frito pie, or just eat it plain - it makes a great meal. The homemade jalapeno potato salad is also good and I usually don't like potato salad. The staff is extremely friendly and they remembered me even after I hadn't been in awhile. Bubba's is also a great place to hang out on the deck and drink beer with friends. There are always friendly people around you. You can even bring your dog with you. They have a lot of interesting memorabilia to look at. I would definatley recommed Bubba's to anybody.
Regular customer who loves the best hamburger in Houston – Wow, those last two reviews were pretty harsh. I have lived near Bubba's for years now, and have been a regular customer for awhile now. Not once have I had a bad experience. Sure, if you go on the weekend or during one of the busy lunch hours, be expected to wait awhile. Kinda common sense, if you see a thousand cars in their huge parking lot, there are probably a lot of other people waiting for their food, so if you're in a hurry you might want to go somewhere else. I mean have you seen the size of their kitchen, really?
Anyways, I love this place. The staff knows me by my first name, and has ALWAYS been courteous and polite. Hell, if you read the majority of the other reviews pretty much everybody else says the same thing. I'm sorry if the last two people had a bad experience, but I tell you this place is awesome, give it another try.
Awesome hamburgers, cool atmosphere, great staff.
Never ate – Ordered a cheeseburger and potato salad to go. Waited 55 minutes and left. Let's just say I'll never go back.
Simply the Finest Burger I Have Wrapped My Lips Around – We frequently travel to Houston for shopping and lunch and had seen an episode of ?The Hungry Detective? on the Food Network that featured Bubba?s Texas Burger Shack. My wife and I along with another couple made a pilgrimage just to see what all the talk was about. First of all the restaurant is literally under the freeway. If you don?t know where you are going you are never going to find this place but it is worth whatever planning and navigation it takes to get there. Bubba?s Buffalo Burgers might be the best genuine hamburger I have ever tasted. No gimmicks or special flavoring. This burger is a simple masterpiece. Everything on this burger is PERFECT from the buns and fresh veggies through the perfectly prepared hamburger patty. No special flavors just everything done right!.
Best bufflo burger anywhere – I started eating lunch at Bubba's in 1985, buffalo burgers and long neck Lone Star beer. The beer has changed but the buffalo burgers are the best as is the potato salad. Now I am an infrequent visitor to Houston but every time I visit, I make a point of at least one lunch at Bubba's. Can' beat the relaxed frendly
best burger in town, PLUS, best jalapeno potato salad you ever had! – Man this place is still here under the Westpark freway. The best burger you could ever have or want! Buffalo is low in fat, which I need, plus bufalos don't get cancer or anything like that. Its crazy that you can get a burger that is so good 4 u and taste like heavan. Hot sauce? They got like 3 kinds. Don't let this pass you by. Hell, I'll buy you 1 if you're scared. They got good beef burgers, but go 4 bufalo! Please, don't 4get who told you about this place! i want credit for it!
Best Buffalo Bergers in Town!! – they have THE BEST burgers in town. old fashin burger shack with friendley staff. highly recommended. i first heard about bubba at Food Network TV and when I stopped by to try their burgers, i was blown away. best place in town period.
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