Burgers are a staple of any classic American cuisine and Austin’s food scene is no different. From local fast food joints to “hole in wall” Austin classics or gourmet creations, the Austin area has a little bit of everything. Here is our list of some of the top restaurants to enjoy a burger at in our hometown. Some we like because of the amazing tastes, meat or creations and others we like for the history, ambiance or overall meal. If you want our FAVORITE burger or restaurant, ask your local TJ Lewis agent – we’d love to help!
In alphabetical order…
Arlo’s serves plant-based comfort food in a bistro style setting for the Austin nightlife scene. Their food is designed to satisfy omnivores and herbivores alike, offering a fantastic alternative to the usual late night trailer eateries.
Don’t be confused by the name – the Pan Roasted Black Angus Hamburger at Clarke’s is one of the top burgers in the Austin area!
Dan’s has been an Austin tradition since 1973 and is still family owned and operated – one of the Austin “Classics” you should check out!
Another Austin trailer restaurant that grew into much more, now with locations all over Texas. Hat Creek is a great environment for kids and adults to enjoy amazing burgers, fries, and shakes (their lettuce wrap burger is delicious!).
An Austin original that where it’s gormet burgers might actually be outdone by it’s shakes. And we didn’t mention the parmesan truffle fries with Truffle Aioli…Yum!
JewBoy Burgers is a food truck that mixes a US/Mexico Border Culture and a traditional Reform Jewish upbringing together to make burgers and latkes that honor both cultures.
Another Austin original with delicious burgers, fries and shakes but set apart with their fanatical focus on quality and service. So much so that they were the recipient of a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award: the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence!
Austin’s fast food burger stand – a simple menu with an open kitchen, featuring premium quality ingredients, all served at affordable prices. To the burgers, add fresh-baked cookies, banana bread, house veggie burger and fresh-squeezed orange juice and lemonade!
Started in 2003 by Steven and Amy of Amy’s Ice Cream (another Austin original servicing made to order ice cream creations), Phil’s Icehouse has burgers named after local Austin neighborhoods. It’s a popular spot with kids as each location has an enjoyable outdoor play area.
A favorite for true Austinintes, Sandy’s has been serving burgers, fries and ice cream on Barton Springs Rd for generations – since the 1940’s actually! Perhaps your most afforadalbe burger in Austin – taste the history of Austin!
If you are not from Austin, you might recognize Top Notch Burgers from the 1993 movie, Dazed and Confused. Austinintes have been coming here since 1971 for the charcoal-grilled burgers and fried chicken.