Austin August 07, 2018
Three Of America’s Best Burgers Are Here In Austin And You’ll Want To Try Them All
We all know this as fact, but Austin has some of the best food in America. Texas’ capital city was recently featured in this mega list by
The Daily Meal, and three local joints have been named among the 101 best burgers in the country. While we may be apt to argue about their placement on the list, there’s no denying their delicious, national appeal. Three of America’s best burgers are here in Austin, and you’ll want to try them all.
1. The Congress Burger from Second Bar + Kitchen
This local restaurant came in at number 92 on the list, but it's number one in Austinites' hearts. You can devour this well-crafted burger at their downtown location at 200 Congress Ave or their Domain location at 3121 Palm Way #101.
Don't be fooled by this burger's simple exterior. Wedged between these soft buns is a blend of brisket and chuck. Melted Gruyère adorns the top and a flavorful shallot confit ties it all together. You can easily customize this indulgent meal with as much lettuce, tomato, and sweet pickle as your heart desires. If you really want to kick it up a notch, top this burger with seared foie gras or pork belly.
The burger tastes even better when paired with a happy hour drink special. Swing by their downtown location any day between 4 and 6 pm and enjoy $2 off snacks and pizzas and discounted craft cocktails.
2. The Classic from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
There's a reason you'll see a line stretching out the door at Hopdoddy Burger Bar on SoCo. The burgers are just that good. This epic burger joint is continually expanding throughout the U.S, but it got its start right here in Bat City. You can't go wrong with any of the burgers at this iconic eatery, but The Daily Meal has named their classic burger the 49th best burger in America.
Sometimes, you just can't mess with the original. Hopdoddy's classic burger has angus beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a healthy spread of sassy sauce. This effortless combination is simply wonderful.
If you're feeling more adventurous, however, you can always spice up your meal with the llano poblano burger or el diablo. These fiery concoctions are full of tasty poblano pepper goodness and spicy sauce. You can find Hopdoddy Burger Bar at 2438A W Anderson Ln, 1400 S Congress Ave Ste 190A, 4615 N Lamar Blvd #307, and 2600 Hoppe Trail in Round Rock.
3. The Hut's Favorite from Hut's Hamburgers
Hut's Hamburger's has been crafting crave-worthy meals since 1939, so it's no surprise that it was named the best burger in Austin. From juicy bacon burgers to old fashioned chocolate milkshakes, you'll get a sweet taste of the past at this iconic eatery. You can find Hut's Hamburgers at 807 W 6th St.
The Hut's Favorite is appropriately named. A simple combination of burger patty, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, and American cheese makes this a comfort food classic. What really sets this burger apart, however, is their fresh Texas-raised beef patties. These burgers are never frozen, and they're purchased from Johnny G's Meat Market in South Austin.
In addition to the Hut's Favorite, this historic eatery offers many other unique concoctions. Get your burger made with buffalo or longhorn meat and have it smothered in hickory sauce or guacamole. You'll definitely want to bring your friends along for this culinary adventure. If you want to learn more about Hut's Hamburgers, read our feature article
No matter where you get your burger fix, you’re certain to find something delicious here in Austin. If you need some more culinary inspiration, check out the
ultimate Austin burger bucket list.