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.Read More
Eater Readers' Go-To Burger Pit Stops in Austin
Crown & Anchor Pub
This campus classic serves up equally classic burgers, perfect with a beer.
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."
Hill-Bert's is an an assuming and classic Austin burger stop. Their second location on Cameron Road is slated to reopen soon.
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."
Mighty Fine Burgers
You're in Texas. You need a burger. You know what to do.
Several commenters called In-N-Out a favorite pit stop, but others argue the California-based chain leaves something to be desired.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Many, many commenters suggested Hopdoddy, even though both locations' long lines mean this definitely isn't a pit stop.
El Chile's Tex Mex burgers just hit Cherrywood in March, and already several readers call it a favorite.
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Black Sheep Lodge
Black Sheep's burger is a South Austin favorite, and reader g_ack hits 'em up for sliders.