Craving an old-school hamburger? Hurry and grab one while you can. This is the last week to order a double double or avocado swiss burger at The Varsity Grill.
The old-fashioned burger joint is set to close Saturday, Oct. 13, after nine years serving customers at 9310 Forest Lane. The good news: it will reopen after the staff, including owner Thom Turnock, has some downtime.
The bad news: it’s relocating to another neighborhood.
Turnock was reluctant to give the Advocate details about its new location until the deal is finalized. He plans to tweak the menu and renovate the space, as well as offer beer and wine.
“I’m pleased with where it’s going,” he says. “It’s relatively close.”
The Varsity Grill’s customer service and consistency set it apart from dozens of similar Dallas restaurants. The spot was voted the best burger in Lake Highlands in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Turnock told the Advocate in 2013 the secret was in the buns, which are made fresh daily. Varieties include jalapeno-cheddar, sweet sourdough or whole wheat.
“The food here is made-to-order, our Blue Bell ice cream shakes are hand-dipped, the patties and wings are never frozen,” he said.