Local, statewide, national and international acclaim for Kincaid’s Hamburgers places this former grocery and market in stratospherically elite company as one of, if not THE best hamburger restaurants in the world. In 2003, Michael and Jane Stern, America’s preeminent dining Americana authorities proclaimed Kincaid’s one of America’s top ten burgers. A book called The Perfect Hamburger, replete with effusive testimony by long-time patrons, was published in 1999. Call it blasphemy if you will, but I believe perfection can be improved. Add New Mexico green chile and you would have the very best hamburger I’ve ever had.
Even without green chile, Kincaid’s does serve a phenomenal burger, each one containing a half pound of 76 to 80 percent lean chuck roast along with ultra-fresh ingredients. Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce if you’d like. Each burger is made to order and each is crafted to burger perfection. By not mashing the meat down with spatulas, the burger builders ensure you get a juicy, tasty treat you want to savor even though you might be tempted to inhale it so you can order another one.
The store’s motto is “where friends meet to eat” and while you might start off not knowing any of the other diners, by meal’s end, you will. That’s because your dining experience takes place in close proximity to other patrons. Whether you’re seated or claim some standing room only shelf space, you’re invariably drawn into neighborly discourse with other Kincaid pilgrims. The topic at hand is generally a recollection of the epiphany experienced by the diner upon savoring their very first Kincaid’s burger.
Kincaid’s is slightly off the beaten path and as such, is definitely an intended destination. The dozens of cars clamoring for a parking space aren’t there by accident. This is hamburger Mecca and boy are we ever grateful we finally made it and can claim to have partaken of a nearly perfect burger.
4901 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas
LATEST VISIT: 29 May 2004
# OF VISITS: 1
BEST BET: Cheeseburger