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05/18/06Provided by Citysearch
This place has earned the best burger award in my book, the thing was HUGE!
What a great place to have breakfast too, just hanging out talking with other diners about current event...
The staff is very friendly, and the service is awesome!
03/15/06Provided by Citysearch
I tried Wednesday Special Enchiladas instead of my normal burger I just cannot seem to stay away from. Was I glad I did! They were awesome. A half-order (at $5) comes with chips and green & red salsa..both great! Tray after tray of enchiladas kept coming out of the kitchen. I shall look forward to trying more ""specials"" during the week now! The highlight of my meal with visiting with Jimmy while I ate at the counter. Love this place! Can't wait to go back for more!
10/17/05Provided by Citysearch
I started eating there after finding it in Citysearch about 4 years ago. After that, I was there 4 days a weeks. Edies salsa-on Wed. & Sat. is the best ANYWHERE. I have not found anything that they serve that is not done to beyond perfection. On Sat. (once in a while) Edie will make Eggs Benedict that will make Brennans take a backseat. The Cheesburger is beyond belief. The Tacos are absolutely beyond compare. The enchiladas should be in the Food Hall of Fame. The Chicken Fried Steak is real steak. The crew is friendly. The food is the best in Houston. She even makes all her own salad dressings. The house dressing is above superb. They only have 1 Special a day and that is worth coming in for by itself. Try her breakfasts, no rubbery eggs here. Edie has the breakfast down pat.
08/23/05Provided by Citysearch
Burgers are awesome; very large, very tasty.
What is unreal are the specials. I have yet to have one that is not fantastic. Chicken friend steak day in really good. Taco day is insane.
Only thing is that the place is very, very, old and small. But once your food arrives you forget about how long you had to wait to eat.
12/07/04Provided by Citysearch
I love Chicken Fried Steaks and Lankfords has the best but only on Thursdays, They also have a great Breakfast 6 days a week. As always the folks that wait on you are in good humor. I love taking a crowd there even if we have to take a seat outside on the picnic tables. But be sure to get there before the lunch crowd.
08/26/04Provided by Citysearch
I ran across this place by accident. Boy, am I glad that I did. That Old Fashioned cheeseburger was sooooo good. I knew it was too big and I really shouldn't have eaten it all in one sitting, but after the first bite, I couldn't stop. Now, I can't wait until next Thursday to try that chicken fried steak. It just looked good. And the staff was really nice.
06/18/04Provided by Citysearch
Lankfords definately has the best burgers in houston. Fuddruckers and all of those others on the list don't come close. Their chicken fried steak actually has steak in it, not that paper thin layer of beef that other places call steak. Whether you like burgers or salads or chicken fried steak, one thing is for sure, you will come out full but already craving your next visit.
If more citysearch users had been to Lankford, I can guarantee that It would win best Burger every year. They are thick, juicy, homemade, and tasty. You can have a shiner, sit on the hardwood floors (some of which are slanted), and stuff yourself. Supposedly they have great enchiladas and chicken fried steak too, but I can't tear myself away from the Burger!
I've been going to the Lankford for about five years now. Lankford is just like coming home. They have great specials, great menu items and a staff that welcomes you like family.
If you want to truly experience Lankford, sit at the counter. Jimmy will take care of you and watch over you like you were one of his own. The conversation is free and the service is pretty spiffy too.
Sure, the burgers are amazing - the best I've ever tasted. But do yourself a favor and come for breakfast. The Biscuits and Gravy (Saturday only) are exceptional (omelettes too!). The enchiladas & homemade soup are a real treat.
Finally, end your meal with some of the homemade peach cobbler with a big scoop of ice cream.
If you miss a simpler time, great food, good value, and down-home people, do yourself a favor and experience Lankford.
03/19/04Provided by Citysearch
I've lived in the 'hood near Lankford's for 20 years, but I never tasted it's fabulous cheeseburgers until I subscribed to City Search. What a fool I was...the best burger in the world just a few blocks from my house. I have one word of advice for you--if you try to keep your weight down--plan out your trip to Lankford's. You'll want to enjoy the huge burger and fries without guilt! Nothing to spoil the sheer pleasure of their food.
03/11/04Provided by Citysearch
The food was mouth watering, not only my burger and the rest of the orders at our table, but everything that the excellent wait staff carried by was greeted with a ""wow that looks or smells great"" or ""that's what I'm having next time"". This is not for the froofy, no adventerous eaters, they might trip on the uneven floor, but if our want a great meal Lankford's is great!!!
07/23/03Provided by Citysearch
My receptionist introduced me to Lankfords last year and I go back as often as possible for lunch. I absolutely crave the burgers. And the daily specials are truly special. The mac and cheese is the best. It's not the best location....but really, how convenient is it to try to drive down in the galleria area. I'll take the hood any day. The service is wonderful, the servers are charming. And Jimmie is just a darling. Wish they were open more hours---I'd drive back into town from Galveston to bring the kids.
01/17/03Provided by Citysearch
I don't eat too many burgers, but this place makes the best in town. They've got just the right amounts of condiments, grease, and griddle flavor. I especially like them after sleeping in on Sundays. Try their daily specials too--I've never been disappointed.
- Regular Hours
Mon - Sat: Sun Closed
- American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Restaurants, Soul Food Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
- Payment Options
- Price Range
- Neartown - Montrose, Central Houston, Fourth Ward
- Other Information
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
Good For Family: Yes
Drive Through: No
Good for Kids: Yes