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Eater Readers' Go-To Burger Pit Stops in Austin

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Many Austin restaurants serve up killer burgers, but, like tacos, sometimes a burger tastes better on the run. Eater asked readers for their top picks for burger pit stops in Austin, which run the gamut of local chains, casual bar options, and even Spec's. For the purpose of this exercise, non-burger-focused restaurants were excluded; that will be another map.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. P. Terry's

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404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2217
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2. Crown & Anchor Pub

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2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 322-9168

This campus classic serves up equally classic burgers, perfect with a beer.

3. Phil's Icehouse

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2901 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-8704

This burgeoning mini-chain accompanies Amy's Ice Creams around the city. Reader sheepsmilk says, "besides awesome not-so-classic burgers their sweet potato fries are UNRIVALED."

4. Hill-bert's Burgers

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1503 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 452-3287
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Hill-Bert's is an an assuming and classic Austin burger stop. Their second location on Cameron Road is slated to reopen soon.

5. Top Notch

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7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 452-2181
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Several commenters cite Top Notch as a favorite. Facebook commenter Jason notes, "Last char-grill in town. Hand breaded onion rings and a chocolate malt to wash it down."

6. Mighty Fine Burgers

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5601 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 735-2800
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7. Whataburger

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601 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 477-9586
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You're in Texas. You need a burger. You know what to do.

8. In-N-Out Burger

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4508 I-35 N
Austin, TX 78751
(800) 786-1000
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Several commenters called In-N-Out a favorite pit stop, but others argue the California-based chain leaves something to be desired.

9. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 243-7505
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Many, many commenters suggested Hopdoddy, even though both locations' long lines mean this definitely isn't a pit stop.

10. El Sapo

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1900 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 366-5154
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El Chile's Tex Mex burgers just hit Cherrywood in March, and already several readers call it a favorite.

11. Dan's Hamburgers

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4308 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 443-6131

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12. Black Sheep Lodge

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2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-2744
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Black Sheep's burger is a South Austin favorite, and reader g_ack hits 'em up for sliders.

13. Spec's

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4978 W Highway 290
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 366-8260
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1. P. Terry's

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Big Red]
404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

2. Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

This campus classic serves up equally classic burgers, perfect with a beer.

2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

3. Phil's Icehouse

2901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

This burgeoning mini-chain accompanies Amy's Ice Creams around the city. Reader sheepsmilk says, "besides awesome not-so-classic burgers their sweet potato fries are UNRIVALED."

2901 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

4. Hill-bert's Burgers

1503 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

Hill-Bert's is an an assuming and classic Austin burger stop. Their second location on Cameron Road is slated to reopen soon.

1503 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703

5. Top Notch

7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

Several commenters cite Top Notch as a favorite. Facebook commenter Jason notes, "Last char-grill in town. Hand breaded onion rings and a chocolate malt to wash it down."

7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

6. Mighty Fine Burgers

5601 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745
[Photo: Mighty Fine/Yelp]
5601 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745

7. Whataburger

601 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

You're in Texas. You need a burger. You know what to do.

601 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

8. In-N-Out Burger

4508 I-35 N, Austin, TX 78751

Several commenters called In-N-Out a favorite pit stop, but others argue the California-based chain leaves something to be desired.

4508 I-35 N
Austin, TX 78751

9. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Many, many commenters suggested Hopdoddy, even though both locations' long lines mean this definitely isn't a pit stop.

1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

10. El Sapo

1900 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

El Chile's Tex Mex burgers just hit Cherrywood in March, and already several readers call it a favorite.

1900 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

11. Dan's Hamburgers

4308 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

[Photo: Mark H/Yelp]

4308 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

12. Black Sheep Lodge

2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Black Sheep's burger is a South Austin favorite, and reader g_ack hits 'em up for sliders.

2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

13. Spec's

4978 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735
[Photo: Dawn H/Yelp]
4978 W Highway 290
Austin, TX 78735

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