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Photo by Doogie Roux

Champ Burger

Photo by Doogie Roux
Champ Burger has been open since 1963, and the original owner, though retired, still pops in often to check on his creation. One of only a few Houston original burger joints downtown, Champ Burger resides on the east end of the city and specializes in breakfast and lunch. You can get burgers, fries, sandwiches, steak finger baskets, salads and the "original Texas Size Steak Sandwich." All seating is outside the little burger stand, with tables either covered or equipped with large umbrellas to provide some shade. They may be the only place in town where you can get an orange ice cream shake — sort of like a push-pop.