. . . at least according to D Magazine. I was talking to my brother and he told me that D Magazine had rated a small place in Oak Cliff as the best cheeseburger in town. A friend of mine found the name, and off I was on my quest. Wingfield's Breakfast and Burgers is just what the name says it is: Eggs, a breakfast meat, and toast all wrapped together. They also do burgers, and any place that exists has humbly as Wingfeild's has got to know burgers. I phoned in my order: burger, cheeseburger, onion rings and french fries, was given a number and was told it would be about 20 minutes. I found the place easily enough and was fortunate to find a parking space right in front. I walk and and discover that the place has no dining room, which would explain the parking situation, and that I was not the only one waiting for dinner. When you walk in, there is a counter about waist high and enough space for maybe 5-6 hungry souls to stand (not sit) about anxiously waiting for their number to be called. An old air conditioner in on one end of the room (our end, thankfully) tried in vain to keep up with the heat and humidity coming from the kitchen. When your number is called, you pay and leave. Simple.
Wingfield's menu is pretty straighforward: burgers and cheesburgers available in a single, double, or triple configurations and available with and without cheese and bacon. Fries and onion rings are also available and are quite good. I looked as far back into the kitchen as my vantage point would allow, and saw a griddle covered with burger patties and workers busily assembling said burgers to send out to a grateful world. After a few minutes, my number was called, I got what I came for, and headed home.
When I got to the house, I opened the bag and was greeted by a burger that would qualify as a double in most restaurants. I was also unfortunately greeted by a bottom bun that was soggy almost to the point of collapse. I shuffled some things around, armed myself with a bottle of ketchup, and dug in (cheeseburger and fries were for the wife). Lettuce, dill pickles, mayo, and mustard instantly greeted me followed by the star of the show, the patty that was cooked almost well done. Wingfield's deals in speed, so I took it as it came and I was not disappointed. The onion rings had a strange aftertaste to them; not bad, just strange. Overall, it's one of the better burgers I've had.
If you're ever in South Dallas, look them up and make sure you call ahead as the line can be quite long, so I've heard. You can google their number.