Lankford Grocery & Market – AKA Burger Heaven
Tucked away in Montrose, in the middle of the neighborhood, Lankford Grocery & Market is a discreet burger shack that has been flipping patties for 73 years and counting. Lankford Market isn’t necessarily a Houston secret, as it’s pretty well known to most Houstonians, and it was featured on the Food Network’s show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Just looking at the place you would never think of going in, let alone eating there, but one bite and you’ll immediately change your mind.
Lankford’s burgers are enthusiastically savored. Everything from the basic cheeseburger to the Grim Burger that’s made complete with mac n’ cheese, jalapeños, bacon and a fried egg, is absolutely delicious. One burger to point out is the Firehouse Burger. It is not for the faint of heart because it includes a special sauce made from homegrown habaneros. Rumor has it that it will literally make you sweat!
Everyone goes to Lankford for the same reason: to get a truly satisfying meal that is made to perfection each time. Because giant burgers + cold iced tea = perfection, right? Lankford’s has held true to its mom-and-pop feel over the years. Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth time you’ll feel like a regular. But don’t forget to swing by the bank, this place is cash only.
• We mentioned it before, but don’t forget this place is CASH ONLY!
• The Firehouse Burger is only for those with an iron stomach and a true love for the spicy stuff.
• Beware of pigeons. They turn into vultures the second they think you’re done.
• This is not a quick-stop burger shop. Bring some friends and enjoy the atmosphere.
88 Dennis St. Houston, TX 77006
Monday – Saturday, 7a.m. to 3 p.m., Closed Sundays
Free Street Parking