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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

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