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14 New Burgers to Eat Right Now in Austin

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Burgers always make for a classic, hearty meal. Nothing beats a patty, meat or veggie, topped with vegetables, bacon, and spreads, all between two buns. To help you navigate through Austin’s latest offerings, here is Eater’s guide to the hottest and newest burgers found in the city within the past year, from new restaurants and food trucks to new menu additions.

This fall update includes cheeseburgers from Better Half and 40 North, brisket-filled happy hour ones from Loro, vegan burgers from Next Level, and much more. Take a look at the burger heatmap archive for previous editions.

Looking for Austin’s iconic burgers? Eater has that covered already. For other burger needs, there are veggie burgers and cheap ones. General sandwich fans can look through this map or check out the city’s best breakfast sandwiches.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hank's

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5811 Berkman Dr #100
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 609-8077
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Fans of now-closed Henri’s Cheese Shop’s cheeseburger can find an updated take at the restaurant owners’ new spot Hank’s. It comes with sharp cheddar cheese, bibb lettuce, and dijonnaise, available for lunch, dinner, and brunch.

The burger at Hank’s
The burger at Hank’s
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2. Sour Duck Market

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1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 394-5776
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A version of Odd Duck’s lunchtime burger can be found at its youngest sibling cafe Sour Duck Market all day long. The beef patty is topped with cheese and umami mayonnaise.

3. Pool Burger

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2315 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

The West Austin trailer posted up outside of the tiki bar offers a simple burger menu, from cheeseburger to the Blue Hawaiian, which comes topped with griddled pineapple slices and Thousand Island dressing.

Pool Burger’s burger
Pool Burger’s burger
Annie Whitehead

4. 40 North

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900 W 10th St
Austin, TX 78703

The pizza restaurant’s burger isn’t one to be missed. It’s a study one made of an Angus beef patty, topped with American cheese, red onions, and pickles.

40 North’s burger
40 North’s burger
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5. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 645-0786
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Another really great cheeseburger can be found at the all-day cafe. The patty’s made with ground beef from 44 Farms, plus there’s Dijonnaise, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.

6. Next Level Burger

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525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(737) 212-0411
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Portland vegan burger chain opened up its first Texas restaurant within Whole Foods Market’s flagship store. The various patties are made with black beans and vegetables; quinoa and chia seed; veggie sausage; and more.

Double bacon cheeseburger from Next Level Burger
Double bacon cheeseburger from Next Level Burger
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7. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8200
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For Swift’s Attic’s weekly Monday night burgers, now under chef Rene DeLeon, the downtown restaurant creates 18 burger specials that change every week. There have been collaborative dishes with other Austin restaurants like the ramen burger with broth dip from Swift’s Attic, to other massive concoctions like the Fatty Melt, topped with two grilled cheese sandwiches.

One of Swift’s Attic’s burgers
One of Swift’s Attic’s burgers
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8. Arlo Grey

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111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-2991
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The Line Austin Hotel restaurant’s burger is topped with whipped cheesy potatoes for an extra gooey, carby kick.

Arlo Grey’s burger and fries
Arlo Grey’s burger and fries
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9. Little Big Burger

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1630 E 6th St #100
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 861-5449
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Another Portland burger chain opened up its first Texas location in Austin, with a lot of its namesake dish in tow. Various options include cheeses like chevre and bleu, and a vegan patty.

Little Big Burger’s burger
Little Big Burger’s burger
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10. Last Straw

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1914 E 6th St suite c
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 354-1480
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The laidback bar’s booze-friendly cheeseburger can be made with either a beef or Impossible burger patty, plus there are options to add a second patty and/or bacon.

11. Anthem

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91 Rainey St #120
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 731-1411
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For a Hawaiian-inspired burger, the Rainey Street newcomer offers up the Aloha burger, which comes with jalapeno spam, grilled pineapples, truffle yuzu, and much more.

12. The Brewer's Table

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4715 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 520-8199
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The beer-focused restaurant’s lunch-time hearth burger is a hearty one, made of dry-aged beef, plus topped with raclette and mushroom mayonnaise.

13. Loro

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2115 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4858
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For an Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole take on burgers, head to Asian smokehouse Loro. The happy hour cheeseburger’s patty is made of a prime brisket and smoked bavette mixture, and now comes with a red onion and brisket jam plus muenster cheese.

Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro’s happy hour burger
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14. Plow Burger

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1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

The vegan burger trailer’s sandwiches are made with Beyond Burger patties. Plus it donates two percent of its profits to host bar Buzz Mill’s forestry foundation.

Plow burger and fries
Plow burger and fries
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1. Hank's

5811 Berkman Dr #100, Austin, TX 78723
The burger at Hank’s
The burger at Hank’s
Alistair C./Yelp

Fans of now-closed Henri’s Cheese Shop’s cheeseburger can find an updated take at the restaurant owners’ new spot Hank’s. It comes with sharp cheddar cheese, bibb lettuce, and dijonnaise, available for lunch, dinner, and brunch.

5811 Berkman Dr #100
Austin, TX 78723

2. Sour Duck Market

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

A version of Odd Duck’s lunchtime burger can be found at its youngest sibling cafe Sour Duck Market all day long. The beef patty is topped with cheese and umami mayonnaise.

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

3. Pool Burger

2315 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Pool Burger’s burger
Pool Burger’s burger
Annie Whitehead

The West Austin trailer posted up outside of the tiki bar offers a simple burger menu, from cheeseburger to the Blue Hawaiian, which comes topped with griddled pineapple slices and Thousand Island dressing.

2315 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

4. 40 North

900 W 10th St, Austin, TX 78703
40 North’s burger
40 North’s burger
40 North/Facebook

The pizza restaurant’s burger isn’t one to be missed. It’s a study one made of an Angus beef patty, topped with American cheese, red onions, and pickles.

900 W 10th St
Austin, TX 78703

5. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

Another really great cheeseburger can be found at the all-day cafe. The patty’s made with ground beef from 44 Farms, plus there’s Dijonnaise, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

6. Next Level Burger

525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Double bacon cheeseburger from Next Level Burger
Double bacon cheeseburger from Next Level Burger
Next Level Burger/Facebook

Portland vegan burger chain opened up its first Texas restaurant within Whole Foods Market’s flagship store. The various patties are made with black beans and vegetables; quinoa and chia seed; veggie sausage; and more.

525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

7. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
One of Swift’s Attic’s burgers
One of Swift’s Attic’s burgers
Swift’s Attic/Facebook

For Swift’s Attic’s weekly Monday night burgers, now under chef Rene DeLeon, the downtown restaurant creates 18 burger specials that change every week. There have been collaborative dishes with other Austin restaurants like the ramen burger with broth dip from Swift’s Attic, to other massive concoctions like the Fatty Melt, topped with two grilled cheese sandwiches.

315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

8. Arlo Grey

111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Arlo Grey’s burger and fries
Arlo Grey’s burger and fries
Arlo Grey/Yelp

The Line Austin Hotel restaurant’s burger is topped with whipped cheesy potatoes for an extra gooey, carby kick.

111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Little Big Burger

1630 E 6th St #100, Austin, TX 78702
Little Big Burger’s burger
Little Big Burger’s burger
Little Big Burger/Facebook

Another Portland burger chain opened up its first Texas location in Austin, with a lot of its namesake dish in tow. Various options include cheeses like chevre and bleu, and a vegan patty.

1630 E 6th St #100
Austin, TX 78702

10. Last Straw

1914 E 6th St suite c, Austin, TX 78702

The laidback bar’s booze-friendly cheeseburger can be made with either a beef or Impossible burger patty, plus there are options to add a second patty and/or bacon.

1914 E 6th St suite c
Austin, TX 78702

11. Anthem

91 Rainey St #120, Austin, TX 78701

For a Hawaiian-inspired burger, the Rainey Street newcomer offers up the Aloha burger, which comes with jalapeno spam, grilled pineapples, truffle yuzu, and much more.

91 Rainey St #120
Austin, TX 78701

12. The Brewer's Table

4715 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

The beer-focused restaurant’s lunch-time hearth burger is a hearty one, made of dry-aged beef, plus topped with raclette and mushroom mayonnaise.

4715 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

13. Loro

2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro [Official]

For an Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole take on burgers, head to Asian smokehouse Loro. The happy hour cheeseburger’s patty is made of a prime brisket and smoked bavette mixture, and now comes with a red onion and brisket jam plus muenster cheese.

2115 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

14. Plow Burger

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Plow burger and fries
Plow burger and fries
Plow Burger/Facebook

The vegan burger trailer’s sandwiches are made with Beyond Burger patties. Plus it donates two percent of its profits to host bar Buzz Mill’s forestry foundation.

1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

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