Austin is one of the United States’ most iconic foodie spots and here you’ll find some of the best burgers in the country. These delicious burger spots aren’t your average fast food joints. There they serve classics with juicy patties alongside more inventive creations with surprising flavors.
1. Pool Burger
Pool Burger boasts a tropical, laid-back vibe alongside some seriously good food. Check out the classic ‘pool burger’ with a delicious beef patty, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, and sauces. Sometimes you just can’t beat the classic. Happy hour is 3-5 pm on weekdays and the frozen hurricanes are perfect for cooling down on a hot Austin day on the patio.
📍2315 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Ever seen the movie Dazed and Confused? Top Notch Hamburgers was actually featured in that film! What’s more, the food is fantastic. There are a few, pretty classic, options to choose from. Pair them with some fries and onion rings and you’ll be in foodie heaven. Vegetarians can enjoy a tasty veggie burger here too!
📍7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
Who doesn’t love a good food truck? The guys at Suns Out Guns Out really know what they’re doing and you can tell that they put their all into it. Sink your teeth into the sizzling “jalapeño jammin’ burger,” for a spicy treat with pepper jack cheese, crispy bacon, and jalapeño jam. Truffle lovers will love the ‘truffle shuffle burger’ with super rich truffle mayo – tasty stuff!
📍2512 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
Sandy’s Hamburgers is an old-fashioned, no-fuss spot. There you’ll find all the classics – hamburgers, double hamburgers, cheeseburgers and that’s about it. It’s just good, comforting food. You can also enjoy other American classics like milkshakes, hot dogs, ice cream, and root beer floats. It’s like taking a step back into childhood.
📍603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Dirty Martin’s Place has been around for 1926 and much of the staff have been there for over 20 years too! So, you can trust that they know what they’re doing. Try the ‘kumback burger’ with mustard, onion, pickle and tomatoes – a true classic. Vegetarians can enjoy a delicious bean burger too and the overall ambiance just brightens your spirits.
📍2808 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Dan’s Hamburgers is a proper, no-frills spot that prides itself on just making simple burgers well. You can add jalapeños, cheese, and/or bacon to a juicy beef patty in a bun. Simple! Check out the breakfast here too. It’s a place that’s truly reminiscent of a ’50s diner.
📍5602 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Jewboy Burgers serves the kinda Latin-Jewish food you never knew existed and never knew you needed. The ‘oy uay guey’ with hatch green chillis and pepper jack cheese is just a dish that has to be tried if you need a little spice in your life. They also serve burritos, sloppy joes, and much, much more!
📍5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Burger Bar Congress in Austin is a haven for burger lovers. One standout is the classic double meat double cheeseburger topped with bacon and just those words alone are making my mouth water. However, if you fancy an upgrade then check out the Wagyu burgers, with the fanciest beef, fresh japaleños, and bacon.
📍110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
At Wholly Cow Burgers in Austin, ravenous carnivores can find burger bliss. Sink your teeth into the double cheeseburger for some juicy goodness. The cheesesteak will please any Philadelphian (we think) and there are loads of veggie options too. Check out the vegan Philly cheesesteak burger – something that you definitely won’t find as many other places and gluten-free desserts.
📍3010 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Dive into the juicy, smokey goodness of Austin’s burgers. These spots are certainly something special. Whether you find them by the side of the road or in the city center, the chefs are dedicated to delivering you the best burgers in Austin.