Our Favorite Locally Owned Burger Restaurants in Waco, Texas

Need a great spot to grab a fantastic juicy burger in Waco, Texas? We have lined up all the best locally-owned burger restaurants. As a local Wacoan, you will want to return over and over again! Grab the whole family and work your way down this list!


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Here is your list of the best locally-owned burger restaurants in Waco, Texas!


Why we love it: Family-owned, neighborhood nook since 1947 preparing burgers, hand-cut fries & other nostalgic eats.


Why we love it:  Classic roadside pit stop for burgers & hot dogs washed down with shakes, malts & frozen custard.

Kitok Restaurant


Why we love it: No-frills Korean-American eatery doling out a range of noodles, burgers & stir-fries.


Why we love them: A delicious family-owned and operated burger place with local meat and hand-pressed patties.


Why we love them: License plates line the walls of this tiny joint with a simple menu of burgers & classic sides.

Kim's Diner


Why we love them: Retro diner with 1950s decor & a menu of American classics like sandwiches & shakes.


Why we love them: Chain with gourmet beef, turkey & vegan burgers, plus spiked shakes, occasionally serving game meats.



Why we love them: A locally owned and operated restaurant all about serving up nothing but the best.

Why we love them: Retro eatery with a gas station theme & classic Southern fare, plus homemade desserts & local beers.

After reading through that list, are you hungry? Head on over to every single one of these locally-owned burger spots and enjoy!


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