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13 Best Burgers In Austin, Ranked

March 04, 2020

Updated for COVID-19

Best Burgers In Austin

I love a good burger from time and time and after eating dozens of burgers in town for the past 13 years, here’s my list of the best burgers in Austin. 

SEE ALSO: 24 Spots With The Best Brunch In Austin

Now there are good burgers and there are great burgers so I’ve also rated these burgers from a scale of one to ten with ten being the highest. And what goes hand in hand with this guide on the best burgers in Austin is my best French fries in Austin guide.

 

Burger at Rosedale restaurant in Austin Texas

Rosedale Kitchen

The house burger at Rosedale Kitchen comes with a double chuck + brisket beef patty topped with American cheese, beefsteak tomato, Bibb lettuce, and charcoal fries. Vegan Beyond burger option is available.

The house burger is only $6 during happy hour that’s Monday to Friday from 4 to 6pm.

BURGER RATING: 7/10 

FRIES RATING: 9/10

PRICE: $14, fries included

3800 North Lamar, rosedalekb.com

 

Hank's Austin | best burgers in austin

Hank’s

I’ve had the cheeseburger at Hank’s more times than I’d like to admit because it’s really good. The burger is also half off on Mondays! 

BURGER RATING: 9/10 

FRIES RATING: 10/10

PRICE: $12, fries included

5811 Berkman Dr, hanksaustin.com

SEE ALSO: My Favorite Austin Restaurants

 

Griddle burger at Carpenter Hall

Currently closed for COVID-19

Carpenter Hall

I really wanted to like the griddle burger at Carpenter Hotel but it was over-sauced with their special sauce and oversalted.

You can pick between fries or a green salad – make the right decision in life. I did LOVE the fries but they were also oversalted. 

BURGER RATING: 7/10 

FRIES RATING: 9/10

PRICE: $10 for a single and $16 for a double, fries included

400 Josephine St, carpenterhotel.com

 

Kinda Tropical burger in Austin

Kinda Tropical

The burger at Kinda Tropical in East Austin is as straight forward as a burger can be with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo. You can sub a vegan patty for $2 and grilled pineapple for $1.

The curly fries are an extra $7 but they’re SO good and come with two sauces.

BURGER RATING: 6/10 

FRIES RATING: n/a

PRICE: $10, no fries

3501 E 7th St, kindatropical.com

 

Provision in Austin Texas | | best burgers in austin

Provision

I just had the burger at Provision that comes with a house-ground brisket & dry-aged chuck with a pink peppercorn aioli and provision steak sauce on an oat wheat bun. The fries are really good too. 

BURGER RATING: 5/10 

FRIES RATING: 10/10

PRICE: $16, fries included

4200 B W. Braker Lane, provisionaustin.com/eat

 

Best burgers in Austin

Currently closed for COVID-19

Le Politique

At Le Politique, they call their burger the royale with cheese and it is SO good – one of my favorites in Austin. The burger has a grass-fed ground beef patty, cheese, caramelized onions, swiss & gruyère cheese, Russian dressing, pickles, and perfectly fried fries.

BURGER RATING: 9/10 

FRIES RATING: 10/10

PRICE: $16, fries included

110 San Antonio St, lepolitiqueaustin.com

 

Burgers at Jacoby's in Austin Texas

Jacoby’s

This is by no means a healthy burger, it’s a dirty burger and by dirty, I mean like it’s oh-so-good and drip-down-your-arms good. Jacoby brand chili and Grizzelda’s queso on a Jacoby beef patty. Feel free to add on bacon, jalapeno, avocado, and a fried egg – live a little.

You can’t get more Texas than this.

BURGER RATING: 9/10 

FRIES RATING: 10/10 because they’re CHILI CHEESE FRIES

PRICE: $12, fries not included

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, jacobysaustin.com

 

Dai Due burgers in Austin

Dai Due

I feel like a lot of you guys are going to disagree with me on this rating but maybe Dai Due was having an off day the day I went. The local butcher shop’s Wagyu burger was SUPER salty – I had three glasses of water. I think the burger was salted, the mustard was salted, and the cheese was salty. I did like how peppery the patty was.

Unfortunately, the sweet potato fries were limp and while I appreciate Dai Due made their own ketchup, I don’t like beet ketchup.  

BURGER RATING: 4/10 

FRIES RATING: 1/10

PRICE: $20, fries included

2406 Manor Rd, daidue.com/menus

 

Impossible burger at Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

I still remember the first time I bit into that burger at Hopdoddy when they first opened on South Congress and the lines were over an hour long.

I do like the Prime Time burger with a fried egg at Hopdoddy but I love the Impossible Burger that comes with the Impossible Patty. I think they sear the patty on the flat top so it gets a little crispy and I love that texture in my burger. The El Diablo with pepper jack cheese is also a popular option.

And I always get a side of truffle fries. You can make the burger entirely vegan by asking for veganaise and vegan smoked gouda (instead of cheddar cheese).

BURGER RATING: 8/10 

FRIES RATING: n/a

PRICE: $12.75, fries not included

COVID-19: Hopdoddy is doing curbside pick up.

s congress ave, multiple locations, hopdoddy.com/menu/

 

Burger at Josephine House

Josephine House

Another one of my favorite Austin burgers is the house beef burger at Josephine House that comes with Grafton cheddar, harissa aïoli, red onion, and really amazing fries. It’s a classic burger that satisfies. 

The burger is half off during happy hour that’s Monday to Saturday from 3-5pm.

BURGER RATING: 9/10 

FRIES RATING: 8/10

PRICE: $18 with fries (half of during hh)

1601 Waterston Ave, josephineofaustin.com

 

Clark's Oyster Bar

Clark’s Oyster Bar

The most expensive and my favorite burger in Austin is the pan-roasted black Angus hamburger at Clark’s Oyster Bar because the burger is so juicy and flavorful and because it comes with a mountain of shoestring fries. The burger is $19 but it’s half off on Mondays to Fridays from 3 – 6pm!

BURGER RATING: 10/10 

FRIES RATING: 10/10

PRICE: $19 with fries (half of during hh)

1200 W 6th St, clarksaustin.com

 

Arlo's

Arlo’s

I was surprised when I visited this food truck for their vegan burger and took a bite of the Bac’n Cheezeburger – HOLY COW.

The Bac’n Cheezeburger has a house-made soy-free and gluten-free patty stacked with house-made seitan bac’n, melted cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayo, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and lettuce.

While the burger is vegan, it’s certainly not healthy. 

BURGER RATING: 10/10 

PRICE: $9 without fries

1700 E 6th St, arloscurbside.com/menu

 

Mighty Fine burgers in Austin Texas

Mighty Fine

I go to Mighty Fine more often than I’m willing to share because it’s inexpensive and I can add in grilled onions and jalapenos in the burger. But more importantly, I get both seasoned crinkle fries and onion rings because they’re SO good.

BURGER RATING: 8/10 

PRICE: $6.99 without fries

Multiple locations, mightyfineburgers.com/menu/

SEE ALSO: Best Tacos In Austin


Other burgers in Austin

Hopfields

I haven’t been to Hopfields in probably six years so I’m due for a visit. Their Pascal burger has camembert cheese, cornichons, whole grain mustard, and caramelized onions and on a brioche bun. It comes with pommes frites and aioli. Hopfrields also has a veggie burger with dijonnaise, bib lettuce, Texas heirloom tomatoes, onions, and house pickles.

PRICE: ?

3110 Guadalupe St suite #400, hopfieldsaustin.com/menu

 

Casino El Camino

Yes, I know. No, I haven’t had the burger at Casino El Camino, but I really want to. 

Three-quarters of a pound of charbroiled Angus beef are in every handmade patty. You pick from a traditional egg-washed white bun, focaccia, ciabatta, or jalapeño-cheddar. Beer-braised pork belly is an optional add on, along with bacon and avocado. 

PRICE: $10.50

517 E 6th St, casinoelcamino.net

SEE ALSO: Best spots for late night food in Austin

 

Hut’s Hamburgers

After 80 years in business, Hut’s Hamburgers closed their downtown Austin location this past year BUT they are at the Austin Bergstrom Airport!

Austin Bergstrom Airport

 

Salt & Time

Of all the burger joints that I’ve mentioned above, we should go straight to the butcher. Salt & Time’s butcher’s burger is made with steak trimmings, pickles, and mayo, and comes with a side of beef-fat fries. Have you had it?

PRICE: $10

51912 E 7th St, saltandtime.com/our-food

RELATED: 17 Best Margaritas In Austin

 

Other great burgers in Austin

  • Contigo
  • Gourdough’s Public House on S Lamar Blvd
  • Odd Duck on Burnet Rd
  • Top Notch (7525 burnet rd) – old-school drive-in that first opened in 1971
  • Dan’s Hamburgers
  • Pool Burger – for Hawaiian burgers
  • Counter Cafe – scratch-made curry chicken burger made it on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
  • P Terry’s – fast food but the drive thru is so convenient 
  • Sandy’s on Barton Springs – they also hae hot dogs!
  • Better Half
  • Luke’s Inside Out
  • Slab BBQ
  • Jewboy Burgers
  • Launderette’s Plancha burger on a soft challah bun
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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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