Houston >Restaurants > Becks Prime
2615 Augusta Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7705729.738666 -95.482433
Neighborhoods: Great Uptown, Westside
Best burgers in town! – The California guacamole burgers with fresh cut fries are to die for, yes they are a lil over priced but its okay to spoil your self after a good 3 hour workout!
CitySearch Editorial Review – The calling card of this homegrown Houston chain is the burger. Its half-pound patty is ground in house and grilled-to-order on mesquite wood coals, which is why locals have been loyally naming it among the best in the city for years. Other menu items include seared ahi tuna and a center cut filet and the fries are handcut with the skin on. The twist is that the ambiance is decidedly fast food despite the quality of the fare and the price is higher than you’d expect at a joint with a drive-thru. Some Houstonians grumble, others can’t get enough.
Love this place – I love this place. The food's fresh, the service is fast and the people are very friendly. The quality of the entrees was what I really appreciated. I work a lot so going here and knowing I can get in and out fairly quickly is a big plus.
$22 for a steak at a converted hot dog stand? Need I say more? – TWENTY TWO DOLLARS??? For a six-ounce steak? You've got to be joking me. I walked in to get a steak and was shocked at the price. Because I was in a jam I ordered a filet meal and a filet to go to take home to my wife. My bill was $40. For two people. At a dump of a restaurant that looks like a refurbished James Coney Island. The manager there did his best to sell me on the restaurant. "I promise you are going to like it. It's worth every penny" he assured me. I assured him that unless he delivered 2 pounds of tenderloin, 20 pounds of potatoes, and 5 gallons of milk that it would most assuredly not be worth it. But instead I got 3/4 lb of beef, one potato, and a little shredded cheese. Not by the most extreme stretch of the imagination is that "worth it." What on earth are they thinking? For that price I could eat at Houston's, The Ruggles Grill, or even Pappa Brothers Steakhouse, and even they must realize that those are far nicer restaurants, if you can even call ?Becks Prime? a restaurant.
They have been in business a long time, so they are doing something right. Other menu items are reasonably priced. I wonder how many of those tenderloins they sell in a month. I must give them some respect for having the nerve to rip people off like that, I guess if I could figure out a way to perform that kind of robbery, well, I'd do it too. That is, if I had no morals. Even though they are not holding a gun on anyone, what they are doing there is a crime.
On top of all that, our $22 ?medium well? tenderloins were raw. I mean really rare. This place is a burger joint with gross delusions of grandeur.
You know what?s good about this modern age of internet? I don?t have to take that backside reaming sitting down. I can fire off reviews of my own to Sidewalk.
Their Jamocha milkshake is really good, almost as good as Arby?s. Only at three times the price. I wonder if Arby?s has ?Jamocha? trademarked. I?ll drop them a line and clue them in to that.
This homegrown chain of upscale drive-thrus is known for its grilled swordfish sandwiches and thick strawberry milkshakes. – In Short
You can drive through or laze on the deck at one of the outdoor tables.The Augusta Drive location, in particular, is a real beauty, with the deck snuggled under centuries-old live oaks. Park your car and stay awhile. Burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads and decent fries fill things out. They also make a mean chili dog.
burger fervor – If what makes a hamburger great is the "BEEF" then there is none better than Becks Prime. Most burger joints cook their burgers to death- and what tastes worse than tough shoe leather. Becks burgers ae juicy, tasty and they will cook them like you like it, I've asked, Medium rare for me please. I also really like the fries. They taste like potatoes not frozen string. I will admit though they taste better eating them under that beautiful oak tree, than in my car. Overall, my friends and I LOVE the freshness and friendliness at Becks.
Worst burger – It popped up under "cheap eats" what's so cheap about it? It's an expensively bad burger. Worst fries ever in all houston, greasy and soggy. Bread tasteless and dry, meat is barely 4 oz. small burger all shlapped together. NOT recommended for burgers at all. all hype and no taste.
Lousy customer service and terrible food – The only enjoyable part of the meal were the fries - they were okay.
worst fries in town – I heard a lot about it, went there, never coming back. Fries are the worst, greasy and soggy. The bread is dry and the meat burned. The place was not busy, it took them 15 minutes to get our food. Look for burgers somewhere else.
User review by puccini25 – Greated Outdoor Seeting under century old Live Oaks
Hard to believe that is is only one block from Westheimer!!!
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