Hello, hello! I know I’ve been doing a lot of food reviews lately, but food is good, so enjoy it while you can. I’ll get back to writerly stuff sooner or later. This week, I thought I’d share the best burger place in Mesquite with you. It’s a little mom-and-pop place in a strip mall right down the street from us on the corner of Pioneer and E. Davis. Burger Style Cafe has been around for a while, but Dad and I never really got into it until recently when we decided to give it another shot after years of searching for a good burger. Every time we’d find a decent place, the food would either go downhill or the owners would turn out to be unfriendly. But Burger Style Cafe has consistently good food and wonderful people.
Accessibility: good. It’s a little awkward getting in the door because there’s a step, so I can’t go straight in. There are ramps on each side, so I have to go up the ramp and make a turn to get in. It’s not difficult, just awkward. Inside is great. There is plenty of room to maneuver and lots of easily reached tables and booths. The booths are even wide enough for me to sit at the end if Dad prefers a softer seat. The tables are on the high side, which I prefer. They’re just easier to get under.
Service: excellent. Oscar (the owner) always talks to us and when he takes my order, he comes out from behind the tall counter to talk directly to me. And Felix (the cook) always comes out to greet us. They both treat me like a person, so you know that earns them a lot of points. Plus, they’re really nice people.
Food: delicious. If you like juicy burgers that you bite into and all the juices immediately start running down your face, this is the place to go. Plus, the buns are yummy. My go-to is the guacamole burger (cheddar, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sauteed onions) with a side of fried mushrooms. The chili cheeseburger is good too. Dad’s burger changes a little each time, but he usually gets a side of sweet potato fries. I’m not a big sweet potato fan, but Dad loves them, especially when they’re crispy. He’s never had a soggy sweet potato fry from Felix.
Dessert: Blue Bell Ice Cream. They have milkshakes and cones with Texas’s own Blue Bell ice cream. If that’s not your thing, Burger Style Cafe is right next door to a brand new fruteria (a review for another time) which is next door to a new Mexican bakery (haven’t tried it yet). So, there are plenty of options nearby even if you don’t want ice cream.
Entertainment: no idea, but people seem to enjoy it. We haven’t been ourselves, but they have Elvis every third Friday of the month. If that’s your thing, check it out.
Price: fair. You get fresh food and generous portions, so you’re going to pay more than you would at a fast food joint. But it’s a good price for the quality you get.
Another 5 Ms! Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age or maybe it’s just that good. Go check it out and judge for yourself. Their Facebook with the address and hours is linked above.