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Welcome to our new dine around series! In this series of posts, we’ll highlight different restaurants in the DFW area that are owned by the same management team. The first round of posts will focus on Kenny’s Restaurant Group, operated by Chef Kenny Bowers and partner Bob Stegall. Their group of restaurants includes: Kenny’s Burger Joint, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, Kenny’s Italian Kitchen and Kenny’s Smoke House.

Today we’re featuring Kenny’s Burger Joint, which has two locations in North Dallas. The original location resides in the Stonebriar Commons shopping center located in Frisco, and the newest location can be found at Lakeside Market in Plano.

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When it comes to modern burgers, Kenny’s Burger Joint is where it’s at. The casual and family-friendly restaurant offers a variety of mouth-watering and high-quality burgers you won’t find anywhere else in town, along with delicious sides, a full bar and additional menu items that’s worth the wait. (If you hit the dinner rush, there’s often a wait, but trust me, it’s worth it!)

The meat-heavy menu relies on a natural hickory wood-burning grill, serving burgers up at a healthy 8-oz size. Don’t be afraid to try something new, as Kenny’s offers a handful of unique burgers for guests to indulge in. Heads up – you may need to grab a fork and knife for some of the burgers too. My favorite menu item is the Mushroom Brie burger with sautéed mushrooms and melted cheese all over the patty. The Bud’s Queso is another one you’ll need silverware and napkins for. Shown below, the Bud’s Queso comes topped with chili, cheese, jalapeños and one burger bun that sits at the bottom.

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Zed’s Straight Up burger (back); Bud’s Queso Burger (front)


Want a traditional burger? You’ll still be satisfied with the classic Zeds Straight Up Burger (shown above). The menu expands with hot dogs, such as the juicy Big Dog, and the Steak Bomb, a version of the classic Philly Cheesestake with shaved ribeye, onions and white American cheese. Another non-burger option to consider is Kenny’s Famous Ribs.

Lighter fares are the menu include the Ahi Tuna, Asian Chicken and the Greek salads. Guests can add chicken, ahi tuna or a burger patty (you read that right!) to any salad. (Did we mention that Kenny’s is really different and really awesome?!)

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Tator Tots (left); Greek Salad (right)


The starters are affordable and worth adding one (or several!) to your meal. From Loaded Cheese Fries and the popular Truffle Parmesan Fries to thick Onion Rings and fried pickles, these sides will add more savory goodness to your meal.

For the adults, a full-service bar is also worth checking out while you’re at Kenny’s. They’ve got an awesome Grey Goose on tap, and chances are you’ll strike a lively conversation with the bartenders. They’ll keep you company and entertained while hanging out at the bar.

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Cherry Limeade Cocktail


Top off your meal with a smooth and tasty adult milkshake including four choices that are known to please guests. My favorite one is the Insomniac milkshake with chocolate ice cream, espresso and Kahlua. The Attitude Changer is another refreshing option as well – a mixture of Stoli vanilla, Oreos, and vanilla ice cream.

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The Insomniac


See the full menu here and stop by Kenny’s Burger Joint to enjoy the delicious menu items for yourself. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.


(Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary meal, and all thoughts are my own.) 

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