May 28th is National Hamburger Day! Yes, there’s a day where hamburgers are acknowledged, loved, and celebrated as they should be. And it’s important to acknowledge Austin’s best hamburgers! I know I’m going to sound super greedy in this post but I’m okay with that because I love burgers. Great burgers are dreamy! I’m talking about a seasoned patty (or two) between fresh buns that make a mouthwatering mess.
You can dress it with whatever you like but the meat and buns are the stars of the show for me. Burgers that have a seductive combination of taste, texture and a perfect amount of cheese will always be my top picks. I have had the pleasure of experiencing ultimate bliss from some of the best local places to pick up a juicy burger in the Greater Austin area.
Depending on what moves you, here are a few options of Austin’s best hamburger joints and restaurants that are ready to enhance your tastebuds, and possibly your life on May 28th.
Austin’s Best Hamburgers | Fresh & Fierce
Fancy names for burgers are cool but sometimes you just have to let the burger speak for itself. Jacoby’s have an ah-mazing Cheeseburger & Fries on their menu! Picture a 1/2 lb. of ranch-to-table beef served with hand-cut fries. Can you dig it? I can! If you want pickles, add them. No onions, tell them. Well done, okay. You can order your burger just the way you love to eat it. So order it to go, pick it up at the burger window, and enjoy your perfectly cooked burger on your way home.
Salt & Time is a butcher shop, market, and restaurant that sources their fresh-cut meats from Texas ranchers. Although COVID-19 has altered menu offerings a bit, you can still order the Butcher’s Burger online for takeout. Dress it up with a sunny egg, swiss cheese, some bacon, lettuce, and a few slices of tomatoes. You will not be disappointed. Made with daily steak trimmings, this burger is juicy and so good.
If ever you’re in Round Rock, you should make it your business to grab a delicious burger from Greenhouse Craft Food. This casual, farm-to-fork restaurant serves comfort food and their burgers are definitely comforting. Order the Fancy Pants because it’s truly fancy! A jalapeno cheddar bun with shitake-bacon-peach relish, blue cheese, creole dijonaise, and Akayushi beef? Yum! Order and pay online, pick up at the time you choose, and enjoy.
Austin’s Best Hamburgers | The Classics
When we first moved to the Austin area, I was on the hunt for a great burger. One of the most suggested places for me to get a Certified Angus Beef burger was Dan’s Hamburgers. Dan’s is a classic and their burgers are as classic as they come. Order a Double Meat & Single Cheese Burger online, pick it up at one of their many locations, and go all in. Yes, I said double meat. And if you’re feeling adventurous, add another slice of cheese, some bacon, and jalapenos to it and all will be right in the world.
If you like old fashioned hamburgers, Sandy’s is the place to be. Since the 1940s, Sandy’s has consistently been a place where you can grab an inexpensive burger with tons of flavor. Whether you order your burger with cheese or without, that does not change the fact that your burger will be deliciously dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and the perfect amount of mustard. Get a double meat burger, if you want. But make sure to leave room for their creamy frozen custard to top things off!
When I worked in the Domain area, I lived at Top Notch Hamburgers. The Jalapeno Burger will keep you going back every day for lunch if you’re not careful. You can conveniently pull up to this drive-in to taste that chipotle mayo, grilled onions, and pepper jack cheese. My heart is beating fast just typing about it. Order online for pickup or delivery or drive in and enjoy their incredible carhop service.
Austin’s Best Hamburgers | Culinary Creatives
I mean, it’s a burger house. Burgers live there so it’s a burger lover’s dream place to be! Their menu provides different options that cater to whatever mood you may be in at the time. Need a beach vacation? Order the Hawaiian burger. Wish things were like they were in the old days? Order a Western. Just planning on playing it safe? You can’t go wrong with the Moonie’s Classic Burger. Order online from their Cedar Park location, call ahead or take advantage of getting this yummy goodness delivered to you.
If you ever come across JewBoy’s Instagram page, follow them at your own risk. You have been warned! The texture of the Oy Vay Guey and the way the cheese hugs the meat will pull you in just from the pictures. When you get home with this beauty of a burger, eat it in small bites just to savor the moment. The cheese is melted like a champ on this creatively constructed burger served on soft, potato rolls. Drive-up wherever this food truck drives up and grab you a burger you won’t forget.
Although this list is not exhaustive, these burgers are sure to help you celebrate National Hamburger Day! Is your favorite burger joint or restaurant not on this list? Let us know by leaving a comment below.