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2400 Allen Street in Uptown
Dallas, Texas 75204


State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood restaurants that's as real and as effortlessly fun as the people who frequent it.

A place for a quick cocktail, or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list.


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How to Grill the Perfect 4th of July Burger

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The 4th of July and Summer cookouts are right around the corner. If you’re planning a backyard bash, then State & Allen – purveyors of some of the best burgers in Dallas – has a few tips on how to grill the perfect 4th of July burger:


Start with the Right Meat

You want that meat juicy, right? Then don’t go to lean! We realize many enjoy using leaner varieties of ground beef in recipes, but when it comes to burgers, opt for an 80/20. Ground chuck with a little ground sirloin would be an excellent combination!


Another tip on the meat: make sure it’s freshly ground. The meat that’s been previously frozen has been packed down, lending itself to a more tough burger. You’ll get maximum juiciness out of freshly ground meat. 


Dimple the Patty

Here’s a trick to keep perfectly flat patties every time: as you’re shaping the meat, make the patty about 1 inch thick, then dimple the middle of the patty. As the meat cooks, it will expand and you’ll get a perfect patty.

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If it Sticks, Don’t Flip

Clean and spray the grate before beginning your grilling, but once the meat is on, let it rest. Test the corner of the meat and if it pulls way easily, then you’re ready to flip!


Only Flip Once

Once you’ve flipped the meat, let it sit! It is tempting to want to continue prodding at the meat, but the more you flip, the more tough the meat will be because the juices leak out every time. 


Enjoy your 4thof July plans, and if you’re looking for the best burger in Uptown Dallas and aren’t in the mood to grill, come see us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Your tastebuds will thank you! Serving lunch and dinner daily. 

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Burgers at State & Allen

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With all the gourmet entrees and amazing craft cocktails on our Dallas, Texas menu, it’s easy to forget about the simple things. A perfect example: the State & Allen burgers!


Yall – if you haven’t ever ordered a burger at State & Allen, then you’re missing out! It’s absolutely one of the best burgers in Dallas. Here are 5 things you don’t know about our long-lost favorite, the burger at State & Allen:


We Use a Signature Meat Patty.

State & Allen patties are made fresh with a signature blend of ground brisket, veal, and chuck unless otherwise stated. The combination of meats provides a great flavor – with tons of juiciness to sink your teeth into.


Two New Burgers Were Recently Added to Our Menu.

Of course, all burger are made-to-order, so technically you can get the burger just how you want it. If you want a signature burger though, we’re got two new ones for you to try! One is the Patty Melt, loaded with gooey cheddar, Swiss and caramelized, beer-drenched onions, all served on a rye bun. The other is the Cubano White Collar, which uses a combination of Kobe beef and Bershire pork in the patty, then is stacked high with ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and our S&A mustard.


Substitutions are Welcome.

The standard side with our burgers is of course fresh cut French fries, but you are welcome to substitute potato salad, a side salad, sweet potato fries, fruit, or even a cup of soup. Just let us know!  


Gluten Free Buns are Available.

At State & Allen, we want to be sensitive to your dietary needs, so if you need a gluten free bun, just ask! Our server can make that happen so you can enjoy all the goodness of one of the best burgers in Dallas!


Come Tuesday at get Half Priced Drafts to Go with Your Burger.

What’s our favorite day to order a burger? That would be Tuesday, since Tuesdays at State & Allen are half priced draft days! Because really, what’s better than a burger with an ice cold beer?!


See you this week at State & Allen for the best burgers in Dallas!

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