Whataburger is a beloved Texas institution. Yes, there are Whataburgers in other states and they are just as good as the ones in Texas, but if you're in Texas and you're going to eat fast food? You gotta go to Whataburger. If you're a first-timer, you need to know that burgers aren't the only thing on the Whataburger menu. You'll find most traditional burger joint menu items, with several Texas twists.
It's not a short menu, so we've put together a look at the whole Whataburger menu for you. We'll break down the burgers and sides and shakes, so you know what you want before you get there. And if you don't see what you like, there are ways to customize your order so you get exactly what you want.
Like other fast food chains, the Whataburger menu has limited time items and specials, so if you're lucky enough to live close to one, keep an eye out for those menu items, too. Here's our guide to everything on the Whataburger menu.
Burgers on the Whataburger Menu
The centerpiece of the Whataburger menu is, of course, the burgers. The Whataburger is a beef patty on a soft bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, diced onions and mustard. You can customize your burger by swapping in a wheat bun or even a smaller bun (for fewer carbs) or Texas Toast. You can make a more hearty burger by adding additional beef patties for a Double Meat Whataburger or Triple Meat Whataburger.
And don't forget the sauce! One of the things that makes Whataburger so special is the different sauces they offer. Add Honey BBQ sauce to your burger for a sweet, tangy taste. Or go spicy with the Jalapeno Ranch or Creamy Pepper.
For a smaller version of the original burger, order the Whataburger Jr. or a Double Meat Whataburger Jr. Of course, you can also add cheese, bacon and sauces, too.
Whataburger with cheese
If you want to add more than just cheese to your burger, order the Bacon & Cheese Whataburger or Jalapeno & Cheese Whataburger off the Whataburger menu.
Break away from the usual burgers and try one of these treats on a bun. Order the Avocado Bacon Burger for three bacon slices and avocado on your burger and served on Texas Toast.
Or get the Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger, which has American cheese and Monterey Jack cheese, three slices of bacon, grilled onions, and Sweet & Spicy sauce. There's also the Mushroom Swiss Burger; one of the "all time favorites" on the Whataburger menu, you get two beef patties, Swiss cheese, fire roasted mushrooms and Creamy Au Jus sauce.
The Whataburger Patty Melt has a burger topped with two slices of Monterey Jack cheese, grilled onions and Creamy Pepper sauce.
Chicken on the Whataburger Menu
Order Whatachick'n Strips in three pieces (you can add on another chicken strip for a little bit extra), or Whatachick'n Bites that come in 6 pieces and 9 pieces. The most important part is ordering the dipping sauces, because that's really why you order chicken strips, right?
If you want your chicken in sandwich form, get the Whatachick'n Sandwich with the breaded and fried fillet. If you're looking for the grilled version, there's the Grilled Chicken Sandwich or the Grilled Chicken Melt that adds Monterey Jack cheese and grilled peppers and onions.
You can get your chicken strips in sandwich form, too, with the Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich which has chicken strips, Monterey Jack cheese and Honey BBQ sauce served on Texas Toast. Or go for the Chicken Fajita Taco, with grilled chicken and grilled onions and peppers wrapped in a tortilla.
Fish on the Whataburger Menu
If fish is what's for dinner, order the Whatacatch sandwich and Whatacatch dinner, which is two fish fillets, fries and tarter sauce.
Salads on the Whataburger Menu
For something a little bit lighter on the Whataburger menu, order a Garden Salad. For a full meal in a salad, get the Apple & Cranberry Chicken Salad with grilled chicken, apple slices, cranberries and shredded cheese.
The Kids' Menu
If your kids aren't up for a full burger, get them a Justaburger, which is a smaller burger on a small bun with pickles and mustard (and yes, you can leave the pickles and mustard off for picky eaters). If a burger isn't their thing, order them a Grilled Cheese.
For chicken, get the little ones the little version of Whatachick'n Strips, with just two pieces of chicken, or a Whatachick'n Bites with four piece.
Sides on the Whataburger Menu
The Whataburger menu offers french fries, onion rings or apple slices as sides.
Dessert on the Whataburger Menu
If you have room for dessert, order Hot Apple & Lemon Pies, sugar cookies or chocolate chunk cookies. You can also order Fruit Chews, which are little fruit gummy candies.
The Whataburger Breakfast
Whataburger does stop serving breakfast at 11 a.m., but it starts serving it at 11 p.m. so you have 12 whole hours to enjoy these breakfast items on the Whataburger menu.
You can order a biscuit by itself, a biscuit with sausage or bacon, and an egg and cheese biscuit. Or get all of that with a Biscuit Sandwich, which is a biscuit with egg, cheese and sausage. You can also order a Biscuit and Gravy. For a real Texas treat, get a Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, which is a chicken sandwich with fried chicken strips topped with honey butter.
If a biscuit isn't your thing, order the Breakfast on a Bun for a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich on a bun, or skip the meat for Egg Sandwich with cheese. Or get a Taquito with egg, sausage, bacon or potato, and cheese wrapped in a tortilla.
Pancakes and Platters
The Whataburger menu has pancakes, too, or you can order a Pancake Platter with both pancakes and bacon.
For a bigger breakfast, order a Breakfast Platter with a buttermilk biscuit, bacon and scrambled eggs. You can swap sausage in for the bacon and top everything with cheese, if you like.
If you need a breakfast side, you can go sweet or crunchy with a Cinnamon Roll or Hash Brown sticks.
Drinks, Shakes & Malts
In addition to the standard soft drinks, tea, coffee, milk and orange juice, the Whataburger menu also offers milkshakes and malts. You can get the classic flavors - chocolate, vanilla and strawberry - but for a real taste of Texas, get a Dr. Pepper shake.
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