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North Loop Burger Joint Is Closing After Almost 50 Years

No more bulgoki burgers from Burger Tex after this month

The bulgoki platter at Burger Tex
The bulgoki platter at Burger Tex
Phillip B./Yelp
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Austin institution Burger Tex is closing due to its owner’s retirement. It will be open for the last time at 5420 Airport Boulevard on Tuesday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or until the North Loop restaurant runs out of buns.

The nearly-50-year-old restaurant is known as a casual burger spot with freshly made buns and the bulgoki burger, made with bulgogi (Korean-style marinated grilled slices of beef).

Due to the pending closure, many items in the restaurant, including decorations, are for sale. See the full closure notice below for more information.

Burger Tex opened in 1973, followed by a second location on Guadalupe. The original owner then sold each location to a Korean family, as two separate entities. Currently, the original location is owned by Kibo Yun, a former tech employee who bought the establishment in 2000 after trying and falling in love with its burgers. The Lee family operated Burger Tex II on Guadalupe, but that closed in 2017, and is now Sushi Hi.

Burger Tex

5420 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751 (512) 453-8772 Visit Website