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Where to Find Fully Satisfying Cheap Burgers in Austin

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Some days, only a quality burger, thick, juicy — something that Salt & Time or Hopdoddy Burger Bar can deliver  — will satisfy that hunger. Other days, you crave something easier. A great cheap burger is something that cannot be taken lightly. It requires a perfect blend of meat, cheese, and of course, a side of fries.

With that, Eater put together a guide to the Austin's best cheap burgers. The city has long been the home of many burger chains. Nine of these were founded right here in the Austin, with the other over in Corpus Christi. All offer that wonderful satisfaction that only a cheap burger can provide.

For other burger needs, check out Eater's picks for essential burgers, hot new onesveggie burgers, and, relatedly, Austin's iconic meat dishes (which includes a burger), and French fries.

Please not that the order is alphabetical, and does not represent any sort of ranking. Is your favorite cheap burger spot missing below? Let Eater know through the tipline, comments, or over on the forum.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Crown & Anchor Pub

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2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 322-9168
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A hidden gem in Hyde Park — Crown and Anchor is an excellent pub with some great burgers to munch on. There are plenty of daily beer specials for every day of the week.

2. Dan's Hamburgers

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4308 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 443-6131
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No Austin list of burgers is complete without Dan's. With a classic diner feel, Dan's has been serving up burgers, fries, and shake since its inception.

3. Dirty Martin's Place

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2808 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 477-3173
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Located just north of campus, Dirty Martin's is mainstay of the north Austin community. Grab a beer, a burger, and check out the stand that has been operating in Austin since 1926.

4. Hut's Hamburgers

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807 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-0693
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Since 1939, Hut's has been making burgers off 6th Street, all with Texas-made beef and vegan options available. Find its two-for-one burger happy hour on Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. So grab a friend and check out this Austin original.

5. Mighty Fine Burgers

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5601 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley, TX 78745
(512) 735-2800
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Another Austin-born burger joint, Mighty Fine can be found flipping amazing burgers all over town. With a new trailer off Barton Springs and a food truck roaming around the city, there is no excuse to miss out.

6. P. Terry's Burger Stand

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404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2217
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Founded in Austin, P. Terry's boasts all-natural beef burgers, and quality ingredients. The fries might just be the best out of Austin's burger stands.

7. Sandy's Hamburgers

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603 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 478-6322
The old fashioned burger shack off Barton Springs, complete with frozen custard to top off any treat. Be sure to ask for extra crispy fries.

8. Shake Shack

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1100 S Lamar Blvd #2100
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 717-0430
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The fast-growing New York-based burger joint has two locations (South Lamar and the Domain). Be sure to add the chopped cherry peppers.

9. Top Notch

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7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 452-2181
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Dazed and Confused fans will recognize Top Notch. The burger is the second best thing to come out of the burger spot.

10. Whataburger

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601 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 477-9586
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No list of Texas burgers is complete without the Corpus Christi chain that has taken the state by storm. While it is known for made-to-order burgers, be sure to order at least one honey butter chicken biscuit.

11. Casino El Camino

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517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-9330
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Right on Sixth Street, Casino El Camino serves lauded burgers, and it's a great place to grab a shot afterwards.

1. Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705
A hidden gem in Hyde Park — Crown and Anchor is an excellent pub with some great burgers to munch on. There are plenty of daily beer specials for every day of the week.
2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

2. Dan's Hamburgers

4308 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704
No Austin list of burgers is complete without Dan's. With a classic diner feel, Dan's has been serving up burgers, fries, and shake since its inception.
4308 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

3. Dirty Martin's Place

2808 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Located just north of campus, Dirty Martin's is mainstay of the north Austin community. Grab a beer, a burger, and check out the stand that has been operating in Austin since 1926.
2808 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

4. Hut's Hamburgers

807 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Since 1939, Hut's has been making burgers off 6th Street, all with Texas-made beef and vegan options available. Find its two-for-one burger happy hour on Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. So grab a friend and check out this Austin original.
807 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

5. Mighty Fine Burgers

5601 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
Another Austin-born burger joint, Mighty Fine can be found flipping amazing burgers all over town. With a new trailer off Barton Springs and a food truck roaming around the city, there is no excuse to miss out.
5601 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

6. P. Terry's Burger Stand

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Founded in Austin, P. Terry's boasts all-natural beef burgers, and quality ingredients. The fries might just be the best out of Austin's burger stands.
404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

7. Sandy's Hamburgers

603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The old fashioned burger shack off Barton Springs, complete with frozen custard to top off any treat. Be sure to ask for extra crispy fries.
603 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

8. Shake Shack

1100 S Lamar Blvd #2100, Austin, TX 78704
The fast-growing New York-based burger joint has two locations (South Lamar and the Domain). Be sure to add the chopped cherry peppers.
1100 S Lamar Blvd #2100
Austin, TX 78704

9. Top Notch

7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
Dazed and Confused fans will recognize Top Notch. The burger is the second best thing to come out of the burger spot.
7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

10. Whataburger

601 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
No list of Texas burgers is complete without the Corpus Christi chain that has taken the state by storm. While it is known for made-to-order burgers, be sure to order at least one honey butter chicken biscuit.
601 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

11. Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Right on Sixth Street, Casino El Camino serves lauded burgers, and it's a great place to grab a shot afterwards.
517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

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