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Where to get the Best Burgers in Austin | Best Burger Places in Austin

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Hamburgers are easily one of the most popular dishes in America. Nothing can beat a juicy burger patty with fresh vegetables, crispy bacon, special sauces and handmade buns. There are a lot of delicious burger restaurants in Austin, in fact, two restaurants were named one of the Best Burgers in America and the one and only, Guy Fieri, has featured some of these restaurants on his popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! Check out our list and add these restaurants to your bucket list to see how amazing their burgers are for yourself!


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Multiple Locations

Arlo’s serves plant-based comfort food for the Austin nightlife scene and offer alternatives to the usual late night food trucks. Their vegan comfort food ranges from their famous Bac’n Cheeze burgers and seitan-stuffed tacos to sweet potato fries, tots and beer! Their bright blue trailers are located at Cheer Up Charlies, The Grackle, and Spider House.


Better Half

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406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

In the mornings at Better Half, friends catch up over a cup of coffee at the bar while others focus on laptop screens and brush lingering crumbs from fried chicken biscuits off their booths. Around happy hour, the line to order may stretch to the door as coworkers crowd around standing tables to unwind with cocktails and appetizers. As the night goes on, couples show up with their dogs to share entrees and a bottle of wine on the patio. Or you can order their cheeseburger; a high-quality beef patty topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Dijonnaise, and cheese. With its quippy signboard, approachable atmosphere, and thoughtful details, Better Half has proven to be a neighborhood mainstay!


Casino El Camino

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517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Casino El Camino is a grungy and dark dive bar that serves up burgers with a side of punk rock attitude. You can enjoy their burgers and cheap and delicious drinks by listening to music from a jukebox and experiencing its unique character. Their burgers are so good that they’ve been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! Guy Fieri calls this late night spot home to “the best burger in town.”!

Unfortunately, Casino El Camino has temporarily closed due to COVID-19 closures. Hopefully they will open back up soon!


Clark’s Oyster Bar

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1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Clark’s is a small chic West Austin neighborhood spot with a raw bar, house-baked sourdough, fresh fish, lobster rolls, and of course their pan roasted hamburgers! Their well-loved burger is made from black Angus beef, melted Gruyère cheese, gribiche sauce all served on a crisp brioche bun! You can enjoy their burger and other plates on their charming marble and pecan bars and beautiful outdoor seating!



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2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723

Contigo is an East Austin restaurant that serves fresh locally sourced food from sliders to dumplings, and cold cocktails in an atmosphere that is family friendly and pet-friendly. Their burger is a classic new school interpretation made with high-grade beef, house-made pickles and bacon, and a challah bun! Contigo has a heated patio with family-style picnic tables and lights strung across the patio to create a warm and inviting outdoor space.


Counter Cafe

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Multiple Locations

The Counter Cafe is a unique 21st Century authentic American diner on East Sixth Street focused on serving up the finest of fresh, local and organic food with global love. They offer twists on all-day breakfast and comfort foods, from grilled pimento cheese sandwiches to biscuits ‘n’ gravy plus a burger packed with big flavor that draws citywide fanfare. Their scratch-made curry chicken burger made Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives; it’s that good! Guy Fieri calls the curry burger “juicy as can be”!


Cow Bells

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1919 E Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78741

Cow Bells offers a variety of burger options and sliders that are stacked with everything from fried pickles to basil mayo at this cheery yellow trailer parked on East Riverside and surrounded by an outdoor seating area with wooden picnic tables. Their menu even includes black bean patties and a colorful salad, plus sides from tater tots and mini corn dogs to Japanese-style onion rings. Cow Bells will not disappoint since everything is made fresh to order and jam-packed with flavor!


Crown & Anchor Pub

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2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Crown and Anchor Pub has been a favorite neighborhood spot of the Hyde Park and UT area. Their diverse selection of beers includes over 30 taps and 100 bottles with a vast range of ciders and wines as well. They have pool tables, plenty of seating, an outdoor patio that welcomes dogs and two dart boards with an open draw tournament every Wednesdays. With a great location and fun atmosphere, Crown and Anchor Pub is the perfect place to enjoy a simple cheeseburger with huge flavor!


Dan’s Hamburgers

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Multiple Locations

Dan’s has been an Austin tradition serving up the best burgers in town since 1973 and is still family owned and operated. They are a classic hamburger diner with a retro and homey feel that will leave you feeling pleasantly satisfied. They have served high-quality food for many decades at a price that’s your money’s worth!


Delray Cafe

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1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Brandon and Zane Hunt, the Detroit natives responsible for Via 313 pizza, opened Nickel City, a bar in the old Longbranch Inn. The bar, which features a strong whiskey selection, cocktails, frozen riffs on classics and ample beer, features a food truck outside. Delray Cafe, named after a neighborhood in South Detroit, serves a menu of no-fuss bar fares like hamburgers, sliders, hot dogs and chicken wings. They are mostly dedicated to their sliders and coney dogs, which are world famous. Don’t let the name mislead you: the sliders aren’t small!


Hat Creek Burger Company

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Multiple Locations

If you know anything about Austin, you know it didn’t draw the short straw with food trucks and trailers. Hat Creek, once a food trailer, has grown into a local restaurant chain that serves mouth watering hamburgers cooked to perfection! Their hamburgers are always fresh, never frozen, with all natural beef served on freshly baked buns with fresh veggies. Hat Creek never cuts corners and is a great place to have fun and eat good food with family and friends!


Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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Multiple Locations

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is an Austin born and nationally recognized burger and beer joint. They grind their meats in-house daily and offer a wide variety of the freshest ingredients such as Angus beef, American grass-fed Kobe beef, chicken and sushi-grade tuna that are stacked between buns made from scratch every morning. Hopdoddy has won numerous awards such as “The Best Burgers in America” by Food & Wine, received the #1 spot two years in a row on Business Insider’s list of “The 50 best burger joints in America and more!



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3110 Guadalupe St suite #400, Austin, TX 78705

Hopfields, a gastropub in West Campus, creates a balance between a beer bar and a French farmhouse bistro. With an impressive selection of craft beers and menu items from charcuterie to house pickles, Hopfields will not disappoint! Their famous Pascal burger is melted with camembert cheese, is topped with caramelized onions, cornichons, and whole grain mustard! Their cozy setup, front room bar, patio and delicious burger will make you come back again!



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1204 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703

Jeffrey’s is an upscale neighborhood fine dining restaurant featuring dry-aged prime beef and French American classics. Decorated in walnut and comfortable tones, Jeffrey’s is named one of the classiest places in Austin. Their New American menu is prepared with continental flair, including caviar and steaks sourced locally from Texas ranches. Their dry-aged prime wagyu burger is one of their most popular menu items, and it’s served with mustard frisée, cambozola, caramelized onion, horseradish, caper mayo, and steak fries!


JewBoy Burgers

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5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

JewBoy Burgers combines the deep cultural eccentricities of American Jewish culture with the rich and tasty Latino community! This unique fusion takes a creative turn serving diner-style griddled burgers with creative names like The Goyim and The Yenta. Their Mexican Diner style burger is made from freshly ground USDA prime beef served on a warm potato roll and their queso and east coast inspired potato latkes perfectly represent the combination of two different cultures!


Justine’s Brasserie

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4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

This East Austin hot spot is a “true French brasserie” with bordello-red walls, dreamscape lighting, and a picturesque courtyard strewn with disco balls. The desirable restaurant has an equally popular burger called the Royale With Cheese with a toasted ciabatta roll, Angus beef, Gruyère cheese, butter lettuce, mayo, and tomato. They offer good food, great cocktails, and wine, and provide an atmosphere that feels like a fun party! Their Royale With Cheese Burger is so good that it came in 61st place out of 100 for national burger critic Kevin Alexander’s Best Burgers in America



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2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702

Launderette restaurant was a laundromat converted into a polished, retro-chic space! Launderette serve savory dishes, with a Mediterranean palette, and dessert from morning zucchini bread to seasonal ice creams and sorbets! Their Plancha burger, which mixes beef with a bit of bacon, and is served on a soft challah bun with a secret sauce and a side of house pickles. Let’s not forget to mention that their burger came in 31st place out of 100 for national burger critic Kevin Alexander’s Best Burgers in America!


Lil Doddy Burgers & Beer

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4625 W William Cannon Dr #3, Austin, TX 78749

Hopdoddy Burger Bar opened a new restaurant called Lil Doddy Burgers & Beer. The new restaurant is meant to be a more “streamlined” version of Hopdoddy, served at a faster pace. This means a simpler menu centered on a five-ounce patty served with various ingredients, as well as a grilled chicken breast option and the vegan Impossible Burger patty, chicken tenders, fries with 110-minute eggs, salads and more! There will also be beer and alcoholic drinks such as batched cocktails and margaritas!


Luke’s Inside Out

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1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Luke’s Inside Out is a popular Zilker food truck serving gourmet toasted sandwiches with creative sides for a great price. At Luke’s, you never know what kind of sandwich you’ll get, so let us make it easy for you; get their stellar griddled burger topped with bacon and cheese! Their food is so good, that Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives’ own Guy Fieri said their Korean rabbit meat, tater tots, kimchi, Sriracha and their secret sauce was the bomb!


Mighty Fine

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Multiple Locations

Mighty Fine is an Austin based company that sets the bar high for quality burgers. It’s the best place to get the best straight-up quality burger with the usual condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayo! Their high standards and managing organization have been awarded nationally with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence) by the U.S. President!



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11301 Lakeline Blvd #200, Austin, TX 78717

MOOYAH is a burger company that started in Plano, TX and is now so popular that they have 50 locations around the world like Dubai! That’s how delicious their burgers are! Their burgers are never frozen and are 100% certified Angus beef. They also have hand-breaded or grilled chicken sandwiches, all natural turkey burgers, or black bean veggie burgers with a non-GMO fresh-baked potato or multigrain bun or lettuce wraps. They also have fresh Idaho French fries or sweet potato fries, and real ice cream shakes!


Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Odd Duck is a brick-and-mortar revival of the original food trailer! Their menu is inspired by the Texas seasons using local ingredients that showcase the loyal relationships between the chefs and the farmers built throughout the years. Their house burger outshines the others dishes on the menu with its Tex Mex inspired flavors. The burger combines Richardson Farms’ beef, spicy pepper jack cheese, refried bean mayo, pico de gallo, and a crunchy tostada for a delicious crunch. You can enjoy their excellent food, cocktails, beer, and wine on their wood and steel patio that screams ‘drink and eat here all day”!

Odd Duck will be offering curbside carry out within the next week or two as soon as they have a menu composed!



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301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Parkside was Austin’s first gastropub and set the standard for local, sustainable dining. Now a dining destination for locals and tourists, Parkside’s seasonally changing menu offers classic American fare, elevated with the highest quality, locally-sourced and sustainably grown products. Parkside is known for its extensive raw bar, extensive selection of oysters and salted white cheeseburger. Their cheeseburger is made with high-grade beef, a bakery roll, fancy white cheese, and fresh veggies. The best part is that it’s 50% off on happy hours!


Phil’s Icehouse

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5620 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

The owners of Amy’s Ice Creams compliments their sweet ice creams with Phil’s Icehouse, a local burger joint! Phil’s offers comfort-food classics from a variety of specialty burgers to corn dogs and sweet potato fries. Their burgers are thick and juicy, their buns have a sweet taste, and their fries are crispy and salty; you just can’t beat that! The retro cafe-style spaces all offer colorful outdoor tables, with children’s playgrounds at South Lamar and Burnet Road.


Pool Burger

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2315 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Island vibes surround Pool Burger, a converted airstream near Deep Eddy pool with bright tropical seating and a palapa style roof. Pool Burger’s menu is limited to burgers with many hormone and antibiotic free options, salads and homemade soft serve ice cream with a fantastic selection of tiki drinks and frozen cocktails! Their most popular burger, the Triple Pool Burger is a quarter pound beef patty with Swiss cheese, bacon, fresh jalapeños, and dijonnaise! You can pair this delicious burger with one of their refreshing cocktails!


P. Terry’s

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Multiple Locations

P. Terry’s offers the freshest quality ingredients you can find served out of a drive-thru window. Their fresh, all-natural and never frozen beef burgers and chicken sandwiches became popular food items in Austin. Their fresh-cut fries are made from all-natural potatoes and are free of trans fats and hydrogenated oils! Let’s not forget to mention that they also have fresh-baked cookies, banana bread, a house veggie burger, freshly squeezed orange juice and lemonade and classic milkshakes!


Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler opened Salt & Time, a full-service butcher shop and restaurant featuring fresh cut meats directly sourced from Texas ranchers. This East Side hybrid dishes up farm-to-table fare including house-cured salami, burgers and special cut meats. Their butcher’s burger is made with a hunk of house-ground beef, plus beef-fat fries and topped with housemade bacon and n’duja for maximum meat flavor! If you love their food, check out their butcher shop! It’s stocked with sausages and meats, all made using traditional techniques, plus canned pickles, relishes, and jams!


Sandy’s Hamburgers

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603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Sandy’s is an Austin icon, and many Austinites know that this is the place to go! Even though we are right next door to another hamburger place, you will get a bigger and better and burger here! Sandy’s is known for its old fashioned burgers, their frozen custard treats/sundaes, and root beer floats!


Top Notch

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7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
Top Notch, an old-school drive-in, first opened in 1971 by Ray and Frances Stanish. They are distinctly known for their smoky, and charcoal grilled burgers like their classic cheeseburger topped with cheese, mayo, tomato, lettuce, pickles, and onions! Top Notch may look familiar to you since it was a joint in the famous movie, Dazed and Confused!


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