The best burger in Oak Cliff is…

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Rick Barton opened the original Hunky’s in Oak Lawn in 1984. Friend Michael Amonett began encouraging him to come to Oak Cliff about 10 years ago, and the two bought the old Ginny’s Bishop Grill restaurant along with the building. Hunky’s Oak Cliff opened in 2006.

It could not have happened at a better time.

“We’re very happy. We have great Oak Cliff customers, and people from all over the Metroplex know us because Bishop Arts is on top of the charts right now,” Barton says. “It’s a very exciting time right now.”

Barton says the Texas cheeseburger and the double-double are standard favorites. But they also try to keep up with trends, for example, offering bison (the buffalo burger) and grass-fed beef (the longhorn burger).

“I’m extremely happy with the Bishop Arts location,” he says. “I’m very proud of it and proud of the Bishop Arts District and its growth and progress over the past five or six years.”

Hunky’s, 321 N. Bishop, suite 105, 214.941.3322

Runner Up: 303 Bar and Grill
Third Place: Burguesa Burger

Next up in our reader’s choice contest: best dessert. See the nominees and cast your vote.

By |2014-10-08T16:02:45-05:00October 8th, 2014|Bishop Arts District, Dining, Restaurants|6 Comments

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  1. Greg Holman September 8, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    But Dave’s Burger Barn in Waco is the best burger in the state!

  2. janesmom October 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Wingfield’s is the best burger in town. I can’t think of a burger that comes even close.

  3. Rick H October 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Hunky’s burgers have continued to be smaller and the price continues to go up.

  4. Michelle Meals
    Michelle Meals October 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Rob – thanks for your thoughts. As for CharcoBroiler – several folks felt the burgers weren’t good enough to be on the nominee list. It is one we could consider for next year’s Best Burger list. As for Wingfield’s it came up and we realize it is a local legend – we didn’t put it in this year because it was “technically” out of our coverage area (on the other side of I-35) for Oak Cliff. However, I think we’ll strongly consider adding Wingfield’s next year. Thanks!

  5. Rob Browning October 16, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Hunky’s is okay, but not that great.
    Why were we not allowed to vote for CharcoBroiler’s excellent chopped steak burger or Wingfield’s monumental burger creation?

  6. Capt.Billy October 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Live in Waco.Everytime I’m in Dallas I swing over to Bishop for a good meal at HUNKYS.BEST Burgers in town.

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