When is a burger joint more than a burger joint? When it's a damn good bar, too. While burger restaurants have been popping up around town like meth labs in East Texas, many aren't the type of place you can put in a solid session on a bar stool.
Not so at Goodfriend, the new beer garden and burger house that opened two months ago in East Dallas. This is a bar where you can sit and drink away an afternoon, snacking on passable bar food and chomping on one of Dallas' better burgers. The patio is nice, and the bar is comfortable, and if you're lucky enough to snag a seat on one of the worn and comfortable couches, you can spend the afternoon watching football and pretending your in your uncle's 1950's living room. There's even someone to pick up your empties and keep your glasses full.
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While I was researching this week's review, I sat at Goodfriend's bar an entire weekend, talking to regulars and newcomers alike and lamenting the space wasn't just a touch closer to my home. If it were, I'd have my new local pub for sure.