The Best Burgers in Austin

Introduction

The hamburger is undoubtedly one of the most iconic foods in American cuisine.  From drive-thrus to barbeques, burgers are often the star of the show. The Texan love for burgers runs deep which is shown through the variety of delicious burger options offered here in the state capital.

Austin, Texas has a plethora of great burger places. From P.Terry’s drive-thrus to gourmet options at restaurants like Odd Duck, Austin offers quality burger options throughout the city. To satisfy your burger cravings, keep reading to learn more about some of the best burgers in Austin!

10 of the Best Burgers in Austin, Texas

Our list of the 10 best places to get a burger in Austin:

  1. Buddy’s Burger
  2. Pool Burger
  3. Dan’s Hamburgers
  4. JewBoy Burgers
  5. Hopdoddy Burger Bar
  6. Plow Burger
  7. P. Terry’s
  8. Wholly Cow Burgers
  9. Odd Duck
  10. Dai Due

1. Buddy’s Burger

Address: 9001 Cameron Rd Ste 101, Austin, TX 78754

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Buddy’s Burger offers delicious classic smash burgers. Their menu keeps it simple with four different options: the classic hamburger, classic with cheese, buddy’s spicy with cheese, and the double classic with cheese. What makes Buddy’s Burger unique is their 100% angus beef never frozen patties and buddy’s smack sauce which elevates every burger.

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2. Pool Burger

Address: 2315 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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Pool Burger, located by Deep Eddy Municipal Pool, is the perfect option after spending a day on the water.  Their menu features wagyu beef burgers with fun flavor combinations. Their Blue Hawaiian burger comes with a 1/4 pound patty, grilled pineapple, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and thousand island.

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3. Dan’s Hamburgers

Address: 5602 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

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Dan’s Hamburgers has been serving Austin since 1973. This iconic local restaurant serves delicious classic hamburgers. Their burger options include a hamburger, cheeseburger, double meat burger, and a double meat & single cheese burger.

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4. JewBoy Burgers

Address: 5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

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JewBoy Burgers is a local diner in Austin which fuses flavors from Mexican, U.S., and Jewish cultures. Their menu features six different burgers with unique topping combinations. On their Oy Vay Guey (Way) burger the patty is topped with roasted hatch green chiles then covered with steamed pepper jack cheese and a touch of mustard is added to the bottom bun. Another tasty option is their Yenta burger which is topped with your choice of latke.

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5. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Address: 1400 S Congress Ave Suite A190, Austin, TX 78704

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar opened their first restaurant in 2010 on South Congress.  The love for Hopdoddy’s burgers is shown through their expansion throughout Texas and to other U.S. states. At Hopdoddy’s they truly have an option for everyone as they have burger options with gluten free buns and their Beyond Vegan burger is 100% vegan. Plus, they have delicious shareable sides such as parmesan truffle fries.

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6. Plow Burger

Address: 1209 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

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Plow Burger serves 100% plant-based burgers. This makes it a great option for vegans, vegetarians, or those seeking to eat less red meat. They offer a few specialty burger such as the Big Kahuna which includes a teriyaki glazed Beyond Burger patty, grilled pineapple, cayenne-dijon aioli, jalepeños, and scallions.

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7. P. Terry’s

Address: 404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (Their first location)

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If you are looking for a fast, inexpensive, and good quality burger, P. Terry’s is an excellent choice. Their variety of drive-thrus throughout Austin make it one of the most convenient options on this list. They have the classic selection of a hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, and also a veggie burger. All P.Terry’s burgers are served with their special sauce.

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8. Wholly Cow Burgers

Address: 3010 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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Wholly Cow Burgers prides themselves on selling organic grass-fed beef burgers. Their burgers are typically served on a King’s Hawaiian sweet roll, but they also offer a gluten free bun option. Furthermore, The Fitcross Burger is a paleo burger option on their menu which is served on two portabella mushroom caps instead of a bun.

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9. Odd Duck

Address: 1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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Odd Duck offers one of the most gourmet burgers in the Austin food scene. Their burger features dry-aged wagyu beef, pimento, pork belly, and beer battered pickled zucchini. This is the most expensive burger on our list, but the artistry and quality make it worth it for those who choose to indulge.

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10. Dai Due

Address: 2406 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

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While Dai Due’s menu changes with the seasons, their typical menu includes an indulgent dry-aged wagyu double cheeseburger.  One delicious component of this burger is that the patties are ground with bacon. The toppings on this burger include Stryk cheddar cheese, sauce especial, dill pickles, and onions.

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Conclusion

Part of the beauty of a burger is that it is customizable. Most people have a go-to customization of toppings and condiments they use when ordering a burger. Yet, it can also be fun to try something new and order a burger with a totally different flavor profile. Our list of the best burgers in Austin provides you with a range of options to fulfill any type of burger craving you may have.

If you want something classic you can enjoy a burger at Dan’s Hamburgers. However, if you are wanting more unique options we encourage you to try JewBoy Burgers. Our list also highlights meatless options like Plow Burger or Hopdoddy’s beyond vegan burger. There truly is an option for everyone, and we hope this article helps you try Austin’s best burgers!

Chris Kim

A passionate Texan with a flair for capturing the essence of the Lone Star State through his words. Born and raised in the heart of Texas, Chris brings a unique perspective. With a background in journalism and a love for storytelling, he weaves together narratives that transport readers to the vibrant landscapes and rich culture of Texas. Whether he's exploring hidden gems in local communities or savoring the diverse flavors of Texan cuisine, Chris invites you on a journey to discover the untold stories that make Texas so tantalizing.