National Hamburger Day (I’ll save you a click, you don’t get a day off of work or anything) is Sunday. In honor of this most magnificent fake holiday, I’m re-posting my Best Hamburgers in Austin list from 2015. I’m just posting them in numerical order here; if you want the juicy goodness on all of them, go read the original story for my rationale and beautiful adjectives and thrilling verbs.

Obviously, this list is a little bit dated. Some of these wouldn’t be on my list now, and others would be. I haven’t had time to revisit them all, and the dozens (hundreds?) of places in Austin that serve burgers, but I am going to go ahead and throw in a few extra from my last two years of dining. The new additions you see below would make the updated list, which I may or may not be currently researching. If you don’t see your favorite, tell me what a dummy I am in the comments section. (I know there are some I must still try. Looking at you, L’Oca d’Oro brunch burger.) Happy National Burger Day.

The burger at Odd Duck. (Laura Skelding AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
07/23/15 Laura Skelding/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Dining Guide: Matthew Odam’s Top 25 restaurants in Austin. The green tomato hamburger at Odd Duck.
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New editions first (alphabetically):

Cafe No Se, Casino El Camino, Dai Due, Garbo’s, June’s All Day, The Townsend

2015 List

Odd Duck. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-433-6521, Hopfields. 3110 Guadalupe St. 512-537-0467, Second Bar + Kitchen. 200 Congress Ave. 512-827-2750, Jeffrey’s. 1204 W. Lynn St. 512-477-5584, Launderette. 2115 Holly St. 512-382-1599, Clark’s. 1200 W. Sixth St. 512-297-2525, Luke’s Inside Out. 1109 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-589-8883, Swift’s Attic. 315 Congress Ave. 512-482-8842, Black Star Co-Op. 7020 Easy Wind Drive. 512-452-2337, Henri’s (now closed) Parkside. 301 E. Sixth St. 512-474-9898, Contigo. 2027 Anchor Lane. 512-614-2260, Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile. 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-366-5808, Drink Well. 207 E. 53rd St. 512-614-6683, Salt & Time. 1912 E. Seventh St. 512-524-1383,


Six classic burgers for about $6 (alphabetically)

Crown and Anchor. 2911 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-322-9168,

Dan’s Hamburgers. Four locations in the greater Austin area.

Lebowski’s Grill at Highland Lanes. 8909 Burnet Road. 512-419-7166,

Nau’s Enfield Drug. 1115 W. Lynn St. 512-476-3663,

P. Terry’s. Multiple locations.

Top Notch. 7525 Burnet Road. 512-452-2181,

Best veggie burger

Veggie Royale at Bouldin Creek Café. 1900 S. First St. 512-416-1601,

Honorable mention veggie burger

Arlo’s. Multiple locations.


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