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They were recently reviewed by The Texas Bucket List as their burger of the week, and that’s when I realized I owed them a write up.  I am talking about Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack.

I ate there back when there was a railroad track running where the Westpark and I was a much skinnier graduate student at Rice University.  I remember when a train would pass by and the whole shack would shimmy, everyone would get a free beer.  They also were one of the main Houston Burger joints offering Buffalo meat, and their prices weren’t out of my budget range.

I go to them a few times a year and though the place is kitschy and now the cars on 59 and the Westpark Tollway buzz next to and over it, it still has that homey feeling that attracts Blue Collar and White Collar Houstonians alike, along with those awesome burgers and jalapeño potato salad.

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They still have the sign out front with the pithy sayings and they still sell mass-produced domestics as well as Saint Arnold Beer.

And yes, their burgers are still great!

My standard when I go to Bubba’s are usually a Buffalo Burger with cheese, grilled onions, bacon, jalapeños, lettuce, tomato pickle and mayo. However, their menu has a couple of great specialty burgers and my fave from that bunch is the Vegas Burger.

READ HANK’S FULL REVIEW of the Vegas Burger


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