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Hubcap Grill

 1133 W 19th St
Houston, TX

Fantastic Casual Burger Joint

Occupying a nondescript lot in the Greater Heights, chef Ricky Craig’s Hubcap Grill came up as a top pick when my younger son and I were searching for a casual quick bite for dinner. The burgers we ordered at the counter were accompanied by a small mountain of fries were generously proportioned bulging with juicy hand-formed patties grilled to perfection. It was one of those rare evenings in Houston when sitting outside at one of the picnic tables to enjoy our food was pleasant. The menu is eclectic. The buns are baked in-house. If there’s anything that can improve an already almost perfect burger, it’s the dive atmosphere of this hole-in-the-wall burger joint accompanied by a bottle of your favorite beverage of which Hubcap offers a surprising plethora of choices.

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