It’s National Cheeseburger Day in ‘Merica. Now, I just turned in my annual dining guide and am hitting the reset button with a juice cleanse, so I hate National Cheeseburger Day this year. However, 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 alphabetical order below; so if you want the juicy descriptions of all of them,go read the original story for my rationale and beautiful adjectives and thrilling verbs.

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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Obviously, the original list is a little bit dated. Some of these might not 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 some more favorites from my last few 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 Cheeseburger Day, you animals.

New additions (alphabetically):

Brewer’s Table, Cafe No Se,Casino El Camino,Dai Due,Delray Cafe, Garbo’s, Holy Roller,  June’s All Day  Soursop

2015 List

Clark’s. 1200 W. Sixth St. 512-297-2525, clarksoysterbar.comContigo. 2027 Anchor Lane. 512-614-2260, contigotexas.com/austinDrink Well. 207 E. 53rd St. 512-614-6683, drinkwellaustin.comHopfields. 3110 Guadalupe St. 512-537-0467, hopfieldsaustin.comJacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile. 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-366-5808, jacobysaustin.comJeffrey’s. 1204 W. Lynn St. 512-477-5584, jeffreysofaustin.comLaunderette. 2115 Holly St. 512-382-1599, launderetteaustin.comLuke’s Inside Out. 1109 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-589-8883, lukesinsideout.comOdd Duck. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-433-6521, oddduckaustin.comParkside. 301 E. Sixth St. 512-474-9898, parkside-austin.comSalt & Time. 1912 E. Seventh St. 512-524-1383, saltandtime.comSecond Bar + Kitchen. 200 Congress Ave. 512-827-2750, secondbarkitchen.comSwift’s Attic. 315 Congress Ave. 512-482-8842, swiftsattic.com

Six classic burgers for about $6 (alphabetically)

Crown and Anchor. 2911 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-322-9168,crownandanchorpub.comDan’s Hamburgers. Four locations in the greater Austin area.danshamburgers.comLebowski’s Grill at Highland Lanes. 8909 Burnet Road. 512-419-7166,highlandlanes.com/lebowskis-grillNau’s Enfield Drug. 1115 W. Lynn St. 512-476-3663,nausdrug.comP. Terry’s. Multiple locations. pterrys.comTop Notch. 7525 Burnet Road. 512-452-2181,topnotchaustin.com

Best veggie burgers

Arlo’s. Multiple locations.arlostruck.comVeggie Royale at Bouldin Creek Café. 1900 S. First St. 512-416-1601,bouldincreek.com

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