With the sun out this summer, it’s only right that you celebrate with your buns out! Hamburger buns that is. To celebrate this traditional American favorite, be sure to visit some of your favorite local restaurants for National Hamburger Day on May 28  with some delicious entrees that you won’t want to miss. Don’t eat beef? No problem! Make sure to also check out their vegan and veggie options. 

The Burger Joint

Known as “The Best Burger in Houston,” this Montrose-based restaurant specializes in fresh, handcrafted fare ranging from traditional American to fusion flavors like Kimchi and even vegetarian. To add a bit more gusto to your taste buds you can also choose a delicious beverage from their beer, wine, or cocktail menus. 

Hubcap Grill

Previously featured by Travel + Leisure Magazine as having the best burger in America, this grill is known for its delicious handcrafted burgers, French fries, and bottled root beer. With locations ranging from downtown Houston to Galveston, burger lovers can unite for items like a Philly Cheese Steak Burger or Texas BBQ Burger. Whatever your style, they’ve got you covered.

Pappas Burger

If you know anything about the Pappas family and their restaurants, you know your taste buds are going to receive quality and flavor from all different cuisines. Ranging from chicken wings to burgers to juicy chicken sandwiches, Pappas Burger has something for everyone. Oh, and don’t forget to top off your meal with a cool ice cream shake.

Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack

Serving the Houston community for over 30 years, the Home of the Buffalo Burger offers a wide range of tasty eats. Savor a frito pie or black bean burger with a delicious soda or a bottle of your favorite beer.

Southwell’s Hamburger Grill

This grill will definitely satisfy your inner burger lover as the menu is expansive and even includes American favorites like, chili cheese dogs and waffle fries. Don’t forget....there’s nothing better than a savory scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream to cap off a yummy meal.

Someburger Hamburger Stands

How do old-fashioned hamburgers, fries, and shakes sound for less than $5 each? Picture it. A juicy 1/4 lb burger with freshly cut french fries, and a hand-dipped shake. When we tell you this place won’t disappoint. We mean it. TRUST US.

Love Shack

Celebrity chef Tim Love's elevated concession concept inside Levy Park offers seven unique and chef-crafted burgers. The classic hamburger and cheeseburger are available in single or double patty form; the signature Love Burger features lettuce, tomato, pickles, Love Sauce and American cheese; the decadent Dirty Love Burger features lettuce, tomato, pickles, Love Sauce, American cheese, bacon and a fried quail egg; the Amor Caliente features a poblano chili-filled patty, guacamole, pepper jack and lettuce all in a flour tortilla; the vegetarian Boom Boom Burger features a batter-fried Portobello mushroom, lettuce, tomato, pickles, Love Sauce and American cheese; and the Love in the Boom Boom adds a beef patty to the once-vegetarian mushroom-burger.

Rodeo Goat

These colossal burgers come in a variety of flavors and will surely satisfy even the hungriest of Houstonians. In addition to the delicious fries and onion rings, you can also choose a refreshing beverage from their craft and wine lists. 

Barnaby’s Cafe

An eclectic cafe in the Montrose area, the menu is filled with savory items like blue cheese and bacon, Texas chili, or grass-fed buffalo burgers. There’s even vegetarian options of spinach and feta or falafel. Each entree offers a generous portion size, so you surely won’t be left hungry. Did we mention it’s also pet friendly? Once dine-in services are available again, it’s a great way to enjoy a beautiful day on the patio with your furry friends. 

Tookie’s Hamburgers & More

Located near the Kemah Boardwalk, this food staple offers a juicy selection of specialty sandwiches that your taste buds will thank you for. With names like the Squealer, Big Texan, and Double Trouble, these supersized beef patties pack incredible flavor for the perfect meal. Not a burger fan? No worries. Their menu includes grilled chicken and fish.