Did you know Americans consume 13 billion hamburgers a year? That’s enough to circle the earth 32 times! Or how about that on average Americans eat 3 hamburgers a week? That’s a ton of burgers. Due to the massive consumption of the popular sandwich, it’s only right that Hopdoddy opened its Second location in Rice Village this month and has quickly become one of my favorite place for burgers in Houston.
Hopdoddy was birthed in Austin, Texas in 2010 by local restaurateurs Chuck Smith and Larry Perdido. They’ve since opened 18 other locations. Spreading their reach beyond just Texas, to Arizona, California, and Colorado. The Rice Village District here in Houston recently welcomed Hopdoddy’s Second location (5510 Morningside Dr.) earlier this month.
I’m a huge fan of burgers, especially the ones without beef. When capturing the essence of a burgers in Houston, the meatless ones are what I’m after. Luckily, Hopdoddy offers an assortment of proteins for your dining pleasure. Diners can find beef, bison turkey, lamb, fish and bean burger options on their mouthwatering menu. In addition to the solid sandwiches at hopdoddy, their fries and milkshakes are legit too. Not interested in pairing your burger with those “kiddy” drinks? Hopdoddy also offers a full bar and specialty cocktails.
BURGERS & FRIES
While soaking up some sun on Hopdoddy’s massive front patio, and perusing the menu for veggie burgers I came across the “La Bandita” burger. Its salivating description had me sold. A black bean-corn patty topped with avocado, goat cheese, arugula, cilantro pesto & chipotle mayo served on toasted whole wheat bun. When my burger arrived and I was shocked because it didn’t look like I had envisioned it.
As the first ingredient listed is “black bean,” one would easily assume the burger to be dark in color. Rather, a light shade of cerise would be the most accurate description of the patty. There is only one vegetable that produces that unique color when added to other ingredients; beets. Beets are not listed as an ingredient, but our server confirmed it. My assumption for this ingredient not being listed among the rest would be appeal factor. Though the beets didn’t alter the flavor of the burger much, I could see the phrase “beet burger” being frowned upon.
“Let me reassure you, the La Bandita burger is too good to be looked over because of a couple of little ol’ beets. ” – Gristle & Gossip
Hopdoddy’s fries are stellar as well. I opted for the truffle fries, with a green chili queso sauce for dipping. First, let me just say that the green chili queso could easily stand alone on the menu. It was delicious. Almost good enough to swim in, and I’m bit jealous that my burger and fries weren’t granted the opportunity. I also highly recommend the hot honey and sage sweet potato fries!
In addition to the burgers and fries, Hopdoddy has a couple mean milkshakes that I hear are worthy of a sip. Might I suggest you try “The Suicide”. Lovingly, named after Instagram influencer @ThatBoyAsad, it’s a mashup of their oreo cookie, caramel & sea salt, and Nutella & chocolate pretzel shake. Though I didn’t try it, it looked quite tempting.
If you’re on the hunt for burgers in Houston, I highly suggest you stop in to Hopdoddy for great burgers, fries, shakes, cocktails and crafts. The Rice Village location has an excellent patio!
5510 MORNINGSIDE DR STE 100
HOUSTON, TX 77005
Open daily 11am – Midnight
4444 WESTHEIMER RD STE H100
HOUSTON, TX 77027
Sun–Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11pm
Lots of parking in free garage behind iPic Theater!
142 VINTAGE PARK BLVD STE A
HOUSTON, TX 77070
37 thoughts on “Hopdoddy Burger Bar Opens in Rice Village | Burgers in Houston”
I rarely eat beef, but I do crave a good burger and would be interested in trying a Hopdaddy burger and maybe even swimming in some chilecon queso! Choose me to win a gift card!
Thanks for entering. The great thing about hopdoddy is their veggie and Tuna burgers are just as good as the beef!
I would love to win this! Going to repost on my twitter! @bunnybaubles
Thanks for entering Julia and for reposting. Means a ton.
Hopdoddy is a fave of mine. Their Hoss Spicy Chicken sandwich is DA BOMB as is their Ahi tuna burger.
Thanks for entering Hank. I appreciate your support. Good Luck.
I saw the picture of the “La Bandita” Burger and read the description and was SOLD!! I can’t wait to try Hopdoddy out. Psssstt, by the way I loovvveeee beets!!❤❤
Thanks for entering Inga! Beets are the BUSINESS and the La Bandita is the CEO of said Business. LOL.. Good Luck
Hi Renia! I love Hopdoddy’s!! Especially their shakes!
Hi Becka! Thanks for entering. Their shakes looked so good. I hear a mash up with the nutella, red velvet and salted caramel is the way to go!
Nom!! I love Hopdoddy. I had it in LA.
Thanks for stopping by April. They are all over the place. Their 3rd location opens this month in Vintage Park.
I love All your posts?? so glad I found you on IG [email protected]
Awww thanks so much Lizatte. That truly means a lot! Thanks for stopping by.. hope to see you around.
I haven’t been to Hopdoddy but I would love to! I heard such great things 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Jackie! It’s a great place. Good Luck.
I am VERY happy they came to Houston. Great food and it’s super awesome that it’s locally sourced.
I’m happy they’re here too! Local is always good!
II just had a baby I need to get out lol A burger and shake sounds good!
Congrats on your blessing. Thanks for stopping by. Good Luck!
They are so good. And now we have 2 locations!! Happy you were able to go and enjoy the awesomeness that is HopDoddy.
Hey Gabrielle, They now have 3 in houston. The third opens this month in Vintage park. Thanks for stopping by.
Omg & they have shakes. I can’t wait to try this place.
Yes Martha! And they have really unique options to choose from. Good Luck!
Love their burgers and shakes!!!
Their burgers are bombtastic! Thanks for stopping by.
I love Hopdoddy and y’all are so generous to do this giveaway, Renia!
LOL.. thanks Jazz. Glad you entered. Good Luck.
I follow your page for all the new places to eat out, as someone that always cooks Im actually interesred in going out to eat for once. Thank you for alwats posting reviews!
Thank you for reading Stephanie. I appreciate you.
… great feedback
I love this place! Tried them last week and the chili con queso fries were amazing!!!!
You are spot on about that Chili Con Queso. Thanks for stopping by Jenn!
This looks so good!
It was absolutely delish. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you subscribed!
I heard their hot chicken sandwich is one of the best outside of Nashville!
That’s a great note! Thanks for stopping by.