Grub Burger Bar Tasting


Grub Burger Bar is not messing around when they invite a writer to lunch. They probably roll on the floor laughing out loud at the thought of solo or +1 lunch tastings since they said to bring none other than—  five friends. Realizing five friends could come along was really weird because who has five friends? This is the kind of moment that forces a person to reflect on their life.

Maybe I should evaluate my twitter behavior in order to have at least five Dallas friends. Sending tweets out to followers with hashtags like #newfriendsrock, #letsbefriends, #futureBFFS, and #lunchfriends4ever would probably do the five-friend-trick. At least 3,000 people seeing these friendly hashtags might decide to begin a lifelong friendship, which would instantly make the world a better place.

Before anyone on the internet squeaks out a sad-no-friend-tear, it is time to introduce Lucy and Crystal. Not one, but two friends attended this massive tasting for five. That’s right. Thank you and have a nice day.


ahi tuna appetizer
ahi tuna appetizer


crawfish pistolettes étouffée inside french bread, served with mississippi comeback sauce
crawfish pistolettes
étouffée, french bread, mississippi comeback sauce

We started with an ahi tuna appetizer win, as well as an order of crawfish pistolettes. My two friends kept saying the French bread part of the crawfish pistolettes made them happy, tasted fluffy-soft, all while making noises of food-pleasure during each bite.

The etouffee is made in-house, cooked inside the bread, and served with something called Mississippi Comeback Sauce. The manager probably explained this sauce, but having five two friends at the table was quite distracting.


harlem chicken tenders

The meat-eaters tasted the Harlem chicken tenders. In case internet people are wondering about Harlem being a part of the title, it’s because a recipe from Harlem inspired Grub Burger Bar to create this maybe-magical chicken tender recipe. The three sauces included are jalapeño ranch, Dr. Pepper BBQ, and the mysterious Mississippi Comeback sauce.

The side section offers onion rings dipped in Shiner Bock, so. There is chipotle ketchup for sauce pleasure as well. Diet people have the option of ordering tabbouleh, side salad, or a black bean & charred corn medley. Please, feel excited.

jive turkey burger
turkey breast, bacon, swiss, sprouts, avocado, chipotle aioli
voodoo mushroom burger
 sautéed mushrooms, swiss cheese, tabasco mayo
ahi tuna burger
sprouts, arugula, pickled ginger, wasabi-teriyaki dressing
guacapotle burger
chipotle aioli, cheddar cheese, guacamole
hippie chickpea burger
ground chickpea & eggplant, roasted red pepper mayo, arugula, red onions, goat cheese & tabbouleh

Almost Veggie people, rejoice. Sometimes the assumption is that a burger joint caters to carnivores, but not in this case. It’s important to also remember a burger with meat can easily be substituted with a veggie burger. The burgers they offer have loads of different toppings, so sub out.

The meatless option is made using chickpea and eggplant with goat cheese, arugula, red onion, tabbouleh, and roasted red pepper mayo. This is an average veggie burger, in my opinion. It was the ahi tuna steak “burger” that blew me away. The tuna is served med-rare and topped with arugula, sprouts, pickled ginger, and wasabi-teriyaki dressing.



Holy cow, save room for shakes. The Dirty Kitchen Sink has chocolate vodka, butterscotch sauce, chocolate chips, peanut butter, pretzels, caramel, coffee grounds, salt, and potato chips. This is just one of many that can be ordered with or without alcohol.

Whether you are living life with less than five friends or not, Grub Burger Bar is ready to satisfy your burger and shake needs.


4925 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75206
















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