Where to Get the Best Burgers In Pearland

On Tuesdays, OMG! Burger offers its recently introduced Smash Burger for $6.99. Courtesy photo.

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May is National Burger Month, so we’ve cooked up a list of twelve Pearland restaurants that can serve your cravings for a juicy, mouth-watering burger — and maybe some fries with that! Whether you like smash patties or thick, beefy ones, you’ll find one worth driving for in Pearland. For other exciting dining ideas, go to the Visit Pearland website.

Bayou Grill's Monster Double Bacon Cheeseburger. Courtesy photo.
The Monster Burger at Bayou Grill in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

Bayou Grill, 1635 Broadway: Owner Debbie Lam’s no-frills hangout has been popular with locals for years. The burgers here are assembled with six-ounce, hand-formed patties seasoned with a house spice blend, grilled to order and served on a butter-toasted sweet Hawaiian bun. Signature burgers include the eating-challenge-worthy Monster Burger, which sports two thick patties, bacon, mushrooms, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, the Bacon Ranch piled high with house-seasoned bacon, Philly Cheese Steak Burger with Swiss cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms and sliced steak, and Sunrise Burger topped with hash browns, cheese and a fried egg. Add on French fries, curly fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or choose from the loaded fries, such as Buffalo sauce with ranch, Cajun Spicy topped with tongue-tingling spices, and Steak and Cheese Fries topped with chopped beef, melted cheese and a drizzle of sweet Asian barbecue sauce.

The Good Vibes Classic American Burger pairs traditional flavors with locally sourced beef. Courtesy photo.
The Good Vibes Classic American Burger pairs traditional flavors with locally sourced beef. Courtesy photo.

Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen, 1329 East Broadway: This laid-back, family-friendly eatery, led by chef-owner Eric Nelson, specializes in burgers, fresh seafood and raw bar offerings. Guests can enjoy tropical libations, wine or one of the 36 beers on draft from the indoor or outdoor bars and relax on the expansive patio — which can seat over 100 patrons. 

Good Vibes features an American classic burger, Onion Smash Burger and originals including The Good Vibes Signature with a half-pound R-C Ranch Wagyu patty, smoked gouda, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and Vibin’ Sauce on a cheesy garlic bun, and the Spicy Patty Melt with Angus beef, sautéed jalapeños, onions, mushrooms, pepper Jack and chipotle aioli on toasted sourdough. Burgers are served with your choice of classic fries, Cajun fries or garlic fries, or you can upgrade to sweet potato fries or a side salad for an additional $2. If you’re just looking for a small bite, try the Sidecar Sliders for $4.50 with American cheese, pickles and Vibin’ Sauce.

Hometown Sports Bar & Grill, 1853 Pearland Parkway: This Pearland sports bar features big-screen TVs, a covered patio, ice-cold buckets of beer and plenty of pub grub — including a late-night menu starting at 9 p.m. It offers double-patty smash burgers served with tomatoes, onions, pickles, shredded lettuce and a side of French fries. Choose from the Classic Smash Burger, Texas Smash Burger with barbecue sauce, cheddar, bacon and fried onions, Bacon & Egg Smash Burger or the Hometown Sliders with bacon and cheddar. Make it a party with the Sliders Baller Board, which includes six bacon cheeseburgers, six Buffalo chicken sandwiches, six country chicken sandwiches and six Cajun shrimp with fries, tots, onion strings and dipping sauce for $70. Hometown is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Hubcap Grill, 5627 Broadway: Founder Ricky Craig’s beloved old-fashioned, local burger chain proudly uses “never frozen”, hand-formed patties seasoned with Hubcap Burger Dust on fresh, toasted buns. It offers a lengthy menu of both traditional burgers, dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo and mustard, and signature burgers such as the Corn Chip Burger with Fritos, chili, cheese, grilled onions and jalapeños, Sticky Monkey Burger with crunchy peanut butter, bacon, American cheese and grilled bananas, and the Beach Bum Burger with grilled pineapple, grilled ham and Swiss cheese.

As a side option, choose from eight different loaded French fry options including Buffalo Fries topped with wing sauce and blue cheese dressing, Texas Fries with chili, cheese sauce, jalapeños, onions and Crystal Hot Sauce, and Stinky Fries splashed with malt vinegar and garlic salt.

The Pearland location has a spacious patio perfect for family outings. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on Sundays.

Choose from eight specialty burgers and creative fries at JAX Burgers and Shakes in Pearland. Courtesy photo.
Choose from eight specialty burgers and creative fries at JAX Burgers and Shakes in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

JAX Burgers, Fries & Shakes, multiple locations: Family-owned and -operated since 2010, JAX now has seven locations, three of which are in Pearland, and a food truck for off-site catering. For its seven different burgers, JAX uses Colorado Black Angus beef and hamburger buns baked by Ashcraft/European Bakery in Stafford. Favorites include the JAX Burger with American cheese, mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions, Shroom Burger with mayo, grilled mushrooms and onions and Swiss cheese, and the BBQ Burger with onion rings, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onions and barbecue sauce.

JAX offers French fries, sweet potato fries, Cajun fries, chili cheese fries, garlic parm fries and onion rings as sides. The Pearland locations are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or later.

Meatmaster Ronnie Killen opened Killen’s Burgers in 2016 with a variety of sandwiches, shakes and more. Photo by Chuck Cook Photography.
Meatmaster Ronnie Killen opened Killen’s Burgers in 2016 with a variety of sandwiches, shakes and more. Photo by Chuck Cook Photography.

Killen’s Burger, 2804 South Main: Restaurateur Ronnie Killen‘s burger joint is reminiscent of a mid-century diner full of retro nostalgia, complete with burgers, hot dogs and shakes. Choose from signature burgers such as the BBQ Brisket Burger with an eight-ounce patty, smoked brisket, pickles and white onions for $13, Big K Burger with a pair of four-ounce patties, pickles, white onions, shredded iceberg lettuce and Killen’s sauce for $8.50 and Wagyu Burger with an eight-ounce patty, pickles, leafy lettuce, tomato and red onions. 

Killen’s Burger also has an impressive selection of sides to accompany your burger, with choices such as fried cheese curds, crinkle-cut fries, hand-cut fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, tater tots, fried okra, waffle fries and brisket fries. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

KnP Social, 11720 Broadway: KnP, which stands for “Kid N Play”, is a fun, family-friendly entertainment venue with an arcade, ax throwing lanes, virtual sports bays and private dining rooms. It also has a full bar for the grown ups and a menu of crowd-pleasing favorites such as pizza, wings, Cajun cuisine and burgers. On the Between the Bun section of the menu you’ll find the KnP Classic Burger for $10.49, with a USDA prime beef patty, lettuce, tomato and red onion on a brioche bun, the Notorious B.I.G. Burger with a half-pound of Angus beef topped with pulled pork, lettuce, grilled onions, pepper Jack, tomato and barbecue sauce for $14.99, and “The 7” Patty Melt with an Angus beef patty coated with a blend of seven herbs and spices, cheddar cheese, grilled onions and KnP Sauce on Texas toast for $13.49.

On Tuesdays, OMG! Burger offers its recently introduced Smash Burger for $6.99. Courtesy photo.
On Tuesdays, OMG! Burger offers its recently introduced Smash Burger for $6.99. Courtesy photo.

OMG! Burger, 11901 Shadow Creek: This small chain of family-owned and -operated burger restaurants stands apart by serving 100% Zabiha Halal burgers from organic, grass-fed Black Angus beef. Founder Annie Khan, who owns OMG! Burger with her sister, brother-in-law and husband, believes in making everything from scratch and that fresh, wholesome ingredients make all the difference.

It serves over 14 burgers in addition to chicken sandwiches, cheesesteaks, wings, tacos, salads, wraps and more. Popular burgers include the Tornado Philly Burger with a beef patty, sliced steak, crispy bacon, caramelized onions, pepper jack, cheddar and provolone with OMG! Sauce, Avenger Burger with melted cheddar, sautéed onions, beef chili, crispy tortilla chips and proprietary Avenger Sauce, and the Guacamole Burger with aged, melted Swiss, freshly-made guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, tomato and ranch.

The Lamb Burger from Portara Fresh Mediterranean. Courtesy photo.
The Lamb Burger from Portara Fresh Mediterranean. Courtesy photo.

Portara Fresh Mediterranean, 2740 Broadway: This new, full-service Greek restaurant from Taglia Fresh Italian owner Sheri Rabanal delivers bright, flavor-packed Mediterranean fare such as kabobs, Greek salads, soups and pastitsio as well as some tasty gyros and burgers. The Basic Burger comes with an eight-ounce beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion for $15 and the Lamb Burger includes an eight-ounce ground lamb patty, tomato, red onion, arugula, feta crumbles, tzatziki and fiery feta spread for $17. Try them with a side of seasoned fries or lemon potatoes — just don’t forget to order a side of garlic sauce! Portara is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Wyatt Earp burger at Saloon Door West. Courtesy photo.
The Wyatt Earp burger at Saloon Door West. Courtesy photo.

Saloon Door West, 1231 Broadway: The second location of Webster-based craft brewery Saloon Door Brewing opened in the former BAKFISH Brewing space nearly one year ago with a full kitchen, which serves several burgers including the classic cheeseburger built with a half-pound, flame-broiled, all-beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and cheddar on a brioche bun for $14. 

Signature burgers include The Wyatt Earp with cheddar, bacon, thick-cut onion rings and house barbecue sauce for $18, The Pancho Villa with Monterrey Jack, guacamole, jalapeños and pico de gallo for $17, and The Double Barrel, with two half-pound patties, two slices of cheddar, four slices of bacon, smoked brisket and house barbecue sauce for $26. Burgers are served with seasoned waffle fries, with the option to add onion rings for $2 or loaded fries for $4. If that’s too much, or perhaps not enough, you can add an order of three cheeseburger sliders topped with cheddar for $14.

A Basic Cheeseburger with Fries at Stella's Fresh Brunch is $9.99 on Wednesdays. Courtesy photo.
A Basic Cheeseburger with Fries at Stella’s Fresh Brunch is $9.99 on Wednesdays. Courtesy photo.

Stella’s Fresh Brunch, 3115 Dixie Farm Road: This bustling breakfast and lunch restaurant is known primarily for its pancakes, French toast and Benedicts, but it also serves sandwiches, including a $14 Basic Cheeseburger with a thick, juicy patty with melted cheddar on top of thinly sliced tomato, red onion, pickles and mayonnaise on a toasted bun. On Wednesdays, the Basic Cheeseburger with fries, is available for $9.99. Top it with a fried egg for a buck and add a Bloody Mary Flight to make it breakfast. Stella’s is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A classic Stomp's Cheese Burger. Courtesy photo.
A classic Stomp’s Cheese Burger. Courtesy photo.

Stomp’s Burger Joint, 12705 Broadway: Pearland is home to the second location of the casual, Bacliff-based franchise which now has four brick-and-mortars. Stomp’s has over 20 burgers on the menu, including the Yippy Ki Yay which has ranch, barbecue sauce and cheddar-Jack blended into the patty, which is then topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and mustard for $8.49. Other specialty burgers are the Jezzabelle with cream cheese and raspberry-chipotle sauce, lettuce and mayo for $7.99, and the Outlaw with cheddar-Jack blend, picante sauce, diced and grilled jalapeños and onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo for $7.19. Extra patties are available for $4. 

Stomp’s has over a dozen sides to choose from, Including fries, tots, onion rings, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and more. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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