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The menu may be broader than the burgers, but the burgers are what sets this place apart. There are 20 varieties in all, based on thick, juicy, medium rare patties. Burgers range from the simplest one-patty version to a double-meat buffalo burger with all the trimmings. As for sides, the onion rings, fries, Buffalo wings are a few options. For those who want their beef sans bun, they offer savory chicken fried steak, cooked tender with gravy that's neither too thick, nor too runny. Whatever you order, be sure that you ask for lots of napkins!
Besides its great name, this bar is a fabulous place to grab a beer. Casino El Camino also features one of the largest burgers this side of the Mississippi. The jukebox is always crammed with your favorite rock 'n' roll hits, and the staff is very friendly. The lighting inside is subdued, and patrons enjoy the outdoor patio featuring its own birdbath.
Featuring a plethora of food items, each more delectable than the next, Counter Cafe is the place to go for burgers when in Austin. Although their burgers take the cake, they have plenty of unique items you'll be tempted to try. Whether it's the grilled quail on a bed of spinach salad tossed in strawberries, goat cheese and red onion, or their polenta fried oysters featuring their breaded oysters with a sun-dried tomato dipping sauce, this place will spoil you for choice and keep you coming back for more. A great and convenient feature of the establishment is that its breakfast items are served all day, and with scrumptious delights like the hearty steak and eggs, you'll be glad they do. The interior is tastefully decorated to ensure maximum comfort, and owing to the cafe's popularity, it is always bustling with a lively crowd.
With the wealth of fast food drive-thru restaurants, P. Terry's stands out for what their burgers do not have: junk. Aiming to provide fast food options made of real food, P Terry's offers freshly made burgers made from hormone-free beef and chicken, and homemade veggie burgers. All this is topped with local, organic tomatoes and served with freshly cut French fries and creamy milk shakes made with real ice cream. Even the lemonade is fresh-squeezed. The small outdoor patio provides a relaxing retro vibe very close to downtown, while the drive-thru setting means the wait time between ordering and eating is very fast.
Hopdoddy is a restaurant specializing in high quality burgers and beers, located in South Austin. Hopdoddy features fresh ground beef burgers daily available with classic as well as new and inventive topping combinations, like the Terlingua burger, which is topped with Chile con Carne, corn fritos and a generous dollop of cheddar, or the Janis Joplin burger, which is a hemp seed veggie pattie with avocado, sunflower sprouts and cheddar, again. For those who want to be a little more health conscious, they have salad bowls available with all their different types of patties (beef, buffalo, tuna, turkey or veggie). In addition to the solid foods, they also offer delicious milkshakes, available with various types of liquor to spike them with, and a good selection of craft beers.