The burgers are indeed good, but having received so much positive publicity over the last couple of years the expectations are a bit ... off the charts. No cheeseburger is that good.
I ordered the cheeseburger and fries and was pleased enough. The only rub is that this place has been recognized as having the best burger in the area; can't go that far. It's very good, and worth the trip, but tap the brakes on "the best".
The burger, which is made to order, is solid and there is nothing that is put on that takes away from the flavor of the ground beef. The fries are well seasoned. The onion rings are dynamite; they taste like a warm, crispy donut encased over sauteed onions. Just writing that sentence made me fatter.
This place attracts a wide variety of burger lovers, from Highland Park's pretty people to the blue collar crowd. The decor is clean and retro, and offers enough space to order at the counter and eat at the table.
The fountain drinks are old school Dublin flavors.
Expect a line if you go at the high traffic times.
Expect a good burger.
Just don't expect the best burger in the history of the world.
Maple & Motor
4810 Maple Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75219
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