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14 New Burgers to Eat Right Now in Austin

Fresh new patties to try out

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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.

Is there a major recent burger missing below? Let Eater know on the tipline or within the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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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Sour Duck Market

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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.

Pool Burger

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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
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40 North

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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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Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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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.

Next Level Burger

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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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Swift's Attic

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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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Arlo Grey

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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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Little Big Burger

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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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Last Straw

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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.

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.

The Brewer's Table

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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.

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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Plow Burger

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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
Plow Burger/Facebook

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Hank's

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.

The burger at Hank’s
The burger at Hank’s
Alistair C./Yelp

Sour Duck Market

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.

Pool Burger

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.

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

40 North

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.

40 North’s burger
40 North’s burger
40 North/Facebook

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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.

Next Level Burger

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.

Double bacon cheeseburger from Next Level Burger
Double bacon cheeseburger from Next Level Burger
Next Level Burger/Facebook

Swift's Attic

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.

One of Swift’s Attic’s burgers
One of Swift’s Attic’s burgers
Swift’s Attic/Facebook

Arlo Grey

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.

Arlo Grey’s burger and fries
Arlo Grey’s burger and fries
Arlo Grey/Yelp

Little Big Burger

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.

Little Big Burger’s burger
Little Big Burger’s burger
Little Big Burger/Facebook

Last Straw

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.

Anthem

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.

The Brewer's Table

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.

Loro

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.

Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro’s happy hour burger
Loro [Official]

Plow Burger

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.

Plow burger and fries
Plow burger and fries
Plow Burger/Facebook

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