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18 Iconic Burgers in Austin

Charcoal-grilled classics, new-wave sensations, plenty of cheeseburgers, and everything in between, all available for takeout

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Austin's burgers might not ever be as closely associated with the city as tacos or barbecue, but there's still plenty of options both old and new to celebrate, available to-go in the city right now.

With that in mind, here is Eater’s guide to the city’s essential burgers, available for takeout and delivery. There are the wonderful burgers from food truck Burgerlicious, beloved upscale cheeseburger from Salt & Time, the cheesy meaty dry-aged wagyu cheeseburgers from Dai Due, fast-casual takes from P. Terry’s and Dan’s Hamburgers, vegan and vegetarian options, and more.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant and truck is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurant themselves.

For more general takeout options, scope out Eater Austin’s takeout and delivery package.

A number of Austin restaurants have resumed dine-in service. That level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the City of Austin website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Top Notch

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7525 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 452-2181
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A trip to Top Notch, opened by Ray and Frances Stanish in 1971, is a trip back in time when burgers were still charcoal-grilled. It might look familiar as the joint from Dazed And Confused. Orders can be placed online for pickups, in-person, or over the phone for to-go orders through its carhop. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

A burger from Top Notch
A burger from Top Notch
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2. Dan's Hamburgers

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5602 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-3239
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The burgers at the 48-year-old local chain Dan's are quick and solid and are paired with great curly fries. To-go orders can be placed over the phone or in-person. The locations have reopened for dine-in service.

3. Sala and Betty

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5201 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 645-0214
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A perfect crispy burger can be found at the North Loop fast-casual restaurant, served on challah buns. There’s an array of options from cheese to sauces to vegetables, as well as variations with salmon and a vegetarian-friendly sweet potato and navy bean patty. Pickup orders can be placed online; the patio has reopened for dine-in service.

4. JewBoy Burgers

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5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 291-3358
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For his Allandale Jewish-Tex-Mex food truck-turned-restaurant, owner Mo Pittle draws on his El Paso upbringing for the unkosher menu, resulting in beef patties (onions are grilled onto the patties), plus additions such as hatch green chiles, grilled pastrami, and, yes, latkes. To-go orders can be placed in person or online; the restaurant offers dine-in service.

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A burger from JewBoy Burgers
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5. Hopfields

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3110 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 537-0467
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For a burger slathered in camembert cheese and mustard, look no further than Hopfields’s all-day Pascal burger. There’s also a solid vegan-friendly veggie burger made with a black bean patty. Takeout orders can be placed online or over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

The Pascal burger at Hopfields
The Pascal burger at Hopfields
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6. Crown & Anchor Pub

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2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 322-9168
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The cheeseburger at Crown & Anchor is a reader favorite, and who can disagree? There is a real greatness in burger simplicity. Takeout orders can be placed in-person or over the phone. The bar reopened its patio for dine-in service.

7. Contigo

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2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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Contigo's burger is a classic new-school interpretation: high-grade beef, house-made pickles, and a challah bun. There’s a smash burger option and a vegan Beyond Meat patty one too. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there’s a drive-thru system as well. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service.

A burger from Contigo
A burger from Contigo
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8. Dai Due

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2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
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Previously only available on Tuesdays, Dai Due’s cheeseburger is now available daily. It comes with two dry-aged wagyu patties topped with cheese, pickles, and tangy sauce. Pickup orders can be placed online. The patio has reopened for dine-in service.

Dai Due’s wagyu cheeseburger
Dai Due’s wagyu cheeseburger
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9. Pool Burger

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2315 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 334-9747
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The West Austin burger spot offers a variety of burgers, including the refreshing Blue Hawaiian which comes with a thick griddled slice of pineapple. Pickup and curbside pickup orders can be placed over the phone or through its website. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service.

A burger in a paper wrap and fries in a tray on a blue picnic table.
Double burger from Pool Burger
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10. Burgerlicious

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6014 Techni Center Dr ste 2-101
Austin, TX 78721
(512) 358-4350
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It’s in the name: the truck with two locations — this one parked at Southern Heights Brewing and the other at Central East Austin food truck spot Arbor Food Park — offers reliable burgers, from the Lit with pepper jack cheese and grilled jalapenos to the Harold loaded with onion rings and cheddar cheese. The loaded fries are just an added bonus. Pickup orders can be placed online. The brewery has reopened for on-site service; the food truck park has outdoor tables available for on-site services.

Burger and fries from Burgerlicious
Burger and fries from Burgerlicious
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11. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 645-0786
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Better Half’s cheeseburger is a solid, simple one: a high-quality beef patty topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Dijonnaise, and, yes, cheese. There are chicken and veggie versions too. It’s available for pickups placed online and in-person carhop ordering. The restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service. Find more burgers at next-door sibling spot Hold Out Brewing, with smashed patty iterations.

12. Delray Cafe

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1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 987-4294

The Detroit-style food trailer parked at favorite bar Nickel City is slinging those classic sliders (don’t let the name mislead you: the sliders aren’t small) are available, plus a double-patty version, and for those who want more, a three-pack order. Pickup orders must be placed online. The bar has reopened for on-site services.

13. Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1383
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Salt & Time's Butcher's Burger is an essential: a massive hunk of house-ground beef, plus beef-fat fries. Add on the house-made bacon for maximum meat. Pickup orders can be placed online. The patio is now open for dine-in service. The butcher shop/restaurant also debuted a delivery-only service dedicated to the burger through third-party app Caviar.

14. P. Terry's

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404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2217
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No discussion of Austin burgers is complete without touching on this beloved home-grown chain. With 20 locations around town, Austinites have easy access to an affordable and quality fast-food burger. Takeout orders are available through all drive-thrus and respective online stores. The restaurants have reopened their dining rooms for dine-in service.

A burger from P. Terry’s
A burger from P. Terry’s
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15. Sandy's Hamburgers

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603 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 478-6322

Sandy's is a Barton Springs Road icon, serving no-frills burgers and great frozen custard made with a hearty helping of nostalgia. Orders can be placed in-person for to-go orders, and it only accepts cash.

16. Luke's Inside Out

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1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-8883
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The South Lamar food truck whips up a stellar griddled-burger, topped with bacon and cheese. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The truck is offering seating at next-door neighbors the Gibson Street Bar and coffee shop Merit, both of which are open for dine-in service.

17. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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The New Texan restaurant’s wagyu burger often changes its accompaniments, which are currently goat chili and pimento cheese. Curbside pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service too.

A burger from Odd Duck
A burger from Odd Duck
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18. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5808
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Jacoby’s sources its meats straight from the family ranch in Melvin, so the burger is very fresh. It comes with half-pound of beef, topped with cheese and optional bacon. To-go orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

Burger, fries, and aioli from Jacoby’s
Burger, fries, and aioli from Jacoby’s
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1. Top Notch

7525 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757
A burger from Top Notch
A burger from Top Notch
Top Notch/Facebook

A trip to Top Notch, opened by Ray and Frances Stanish in 1971, is a trip back in time when burgers were still charcoal-grilled. It might look familiar as the joint from Dazed And Confused. Orders can be placed online for pickups, in-person, or over the phone for to-go orders through its carhop. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

7525 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757

2. Dan's Hamburgers

5602 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

The burgers at the 48-year-old local chain Dan's are quick and solid and are paired with great curly fries. To-go orders can be placed over the phone or in-person. The locations have reopened for dine-in service.

5602 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

3. Sala and Betty

5201 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

A perfect crispy burger can be found at the North Loop fast-casual restaurant, served on challah buns. There’s an array of options from cheese to sauces to vegetables, as well as variations with salmon and a vegetarian-friendly sweet potato and navy bean patty. Pickup orders can be placed online; the patio has reopened for dine-in service.

5201 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

4. JewBoy Burgers

5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
A burger from JewBoy Burgers
A burger from JewBoy Burgers
JewBoy Burgers/Facebook

For his Allandale Jewish-Tex-Mex food truck-turned-restaurant, owner Mo Pittle draws on his El Paso upbringing for the unkosher menu, resulting in beef patties (onions are grilled onto the patties), plus additions such as hatch green chiles, grilled pastrami, and, yes, latkes. To-go orders can be placed in person or online; the restaurant offers dine-in service.

5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

5. Hopfields

3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
The Pascal burger at Hopfields
The Pascal burger at Hopfields
Hopfelds/Facebook

For a burger slathered in camembert cheese and mustard, look no further than Hopfields’s all-day Pascal burger. There’s also a solid vegan-friendly veggie burger made with a black bean patty. Takeout orders can be placed online or over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

3110 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

6. Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

The cheeseburger at Crown & Anchor is a reader favorite, and who can disagree? There is a real greatness in burger simplicity. Takeout orders can be placed in-person or over the phone. The bar reopened its patio for dine-in service.

2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

7. Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723
A burger from Contigo
A burger from Contigo
Contigo/Facebook

Contigo's burger is a classic new-school interpretation: high-grade beef, house-made pickles, and a challah bun. There’s a smash burger option and a vegan Beyond Meat patty one too. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there’s a drive-thru system as well. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service.

2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723

8. Dai Due

2406 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Dai Due’s wagyu cheeseburger
Dai Due’s wagyu cheeseburger
Dai Due [Official]

Previously only available on Tuesdays, Dai Due’s cheeseburger is now available daily. It comes with two dry-aged wagyu patties topped with cheese, pickles, and tangy sauce. Pickup orders can be placed online. The patio has reopened for dine-in service.

2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

9. Pool Burger

2315 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
A burger in a paper wrap and fries in a tray on a blue picnic table.
Double burger from Pool Burger
Chad Wadsworth

The West Austin burger spot offers a variety of burgers, including the refreshing Blue Hawaiian which comes with a thick griddled slice of pineapple. Pickup and curbside pickup orders can be placed over the phone or through its website. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service.

2315 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

10. Burgerlicious

6014 Techni Center Dr ste 2-101, Austin, TX 78721
Burger and fries from Burgerlicious
Burger and fries from Burgerlicious
Burgerlicious/Facebook

It’s in the name: the truck with two locations — this one parked at Southern Heights Brewing and the other at Central East Austin food truck spot Arbor Food Park — offers reliable burgers, from the Lit with pepper jack cheese and grilled jalapenos to the Harold loaded with onion rings and cheddar cheese. The loaded fries are just an added bonus. Pickup orders can be placed online. The brewery has reopened for on-site service; the food truck park has outdoor tables available for on-site services.

6014 Techni Center Dr ste 2-101
Austin, TX 78721

11. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

Better Half’s cheeseburger is a solid, simple one: a high-quality beef patty topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Dijonnaise, and, yes, cheese. There are chicken and veggie versions too. It’s available for pickups placed online and in-person carhop ordering. The restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service. Find more burgers at next-door sibling spot Hold Out Brewing, with smashed patty iterations.

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

12. Delray Cafe

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

The Detroit-style food trailer parked at favorite bar Nickel City is slinging those classic sliders (don’t let the name mislead you: the sliders aren’t small) are available, plus a double-patty version, and for those who want more, a three-pack order. Pickup orders must be placed online. The bar has reopened for on-site services.

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

13. Salt & Time

1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Salt & Time's Butcher's Burger is an essential: a massive hunk of house-ground beef, plus beef-fat fries. Add on the house-made bacon for maximum meat. Pickup orders can be placed online. The patio is now open for dine-in service. The butcher shop/restaurant also debuted a delivery-only service dedicated to the burger through third-party app Caviar.

1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

14. P. Terry's

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
A burger from P. Terry’s
A burger from P. Terry’s
P. Terry’s/Facebook

No discussion of Austin burgers is complete without touching on this beloved home-grown chain. With 20 locations around town, Austinites have easy access to an affordable and quality fast-food burger. Takeout orders are available through all drive-thrus and respective online stores. The restaurants have reopened their dining rooms for dine-in service.

404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

15. Sandy's Hamburgers

603 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

Sandy's is a Barton Springs Road icon, serving no-frills burgers and great frozen custard made with a hearty helping of nostalgia. Orders can be placed in-person for to-go orders, and it only accepts cash.

603 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Luke's Inside Out

1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

The South Lamar food truck whips up a stellar griddled-burger, topped with bacon and cheese. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The truck is offering seating at next-door neighbors the Gibson Street Bar and coffee shop Merit, both of which are open for dine-in service.

1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

17. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
A burger from Odd Duck
A burger from Odd Duck
Odd Duck/Facebook

The New Texan restaurant’s wagyu burger often changes its accompaniments, which are currently goat chili and pimento cheese. Curbside pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service too.

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

18. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Burger, fries, and aioli from Jacoby’s
Burger, fries, and aioli from Jacoby’s
Jacoby’s/Facebook

Jacoby’s sources its meats straight from the family ranch in Melvin, so the burger is very fresh. It comes with half-pound of beef, topped with cheese and optional bacon. To-go orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

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