The Best Burgers in Austin

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and for good reason: it's the birthplace of the legendary ACL music television series and the SXSW music festival. If there’s one thing that rings true, those musicians love their food, especially burgers. From veggie burgers to burgers topped with more meat, there’s plenty of options in ATX. But which restaurants are serving up the freshest and most exciting burgers? We’ve tapped our local tastemakers, the people who know the ins and outs of eating in Austin, to find the top spots they recommend. Here’s where to eat when you’re hankering for the best burger in this Texas town.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Dai Due, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin, True Food Kitchen - Austin
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:East Austin, Downtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Dai Due

$$$$·American·
East Austin
1,319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Ranked as one of the best restaurants overall by OpenTable customers, Dai Due is lauded for having “Texas-centric” cuisine. And that means meat, meat, and more meat! But one won't just get a standard ...

Read more
Best Overall in Austin

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
7,294 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Looking for a fancy night out? Have a special occasion on the calendar? Perry's Steakhouse and Grill, located in downtown Austin, is just the place to go, and an additional location is soon to come in...

Read more
Steakhouse in Austin
Experiences available
View Experiences

True Food Kitchen - Austin

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,841 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

The True Food Kitchen — set to open in the Domain district in the spring of 2019, though there are other locations throughout Austin — wins with its healthy food choices. In addition to the grass-fed ...

Read more
Healthy in Austin

The Salty Sow

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
East Austin
2,866 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Happy Hour
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

The Salty Sow touts itself as an American gastropub that's “mindfully sourced.” With a catchy tagline of “swine, wine, and beer,” The Salty Sow is far from a hipster-type joint, and is in fact as “all...

Read more
Vibrant Bar Scene in Austin

Fixe

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
2,187 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

Fixe markets itself as having the “soul of the South,” while taking a modern twist on Italian cuisine. And that's thanks to the influence of Chef James Robert and his team, who are well aware of Rober...

Read more

Josephine House

$$$$·American·
Central Austin
643 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

The trendy, cost-efficient Josephine House is the so-called “sister” restaurant to the upscale Austin hot spot, Jeffrey's, making it the perfect choice for the budget-conscious. No meal here is over $...

Read more
Great for Brunch in Austin

Geraldine’s

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown
1,471 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

Geraldine's is a restaurant with views that are just as notable as its menu. It overlooks the gorgeous Lady Bird Lake (named for former First Lady “Lady Bird” Johnson) and provides a stellar view of t...

Read more

Stella San Jac

$$$$·American·
Downtown
993 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

The only thing more popular than burgers in Austin is craft drinks, and Stella San Jac makes their own “spirited” cocktails in this vein. In addition to complete lunch, dinner, and brunch menus, Stell...

Read more

Juniper

$$$$·Italian·
East Austin
1,653 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Juniper is a restaurant that one has to see to believe. In addition to offering “all-American” fare, Juniper is pleased to provide a modern twist on old-world Italian cuisine. They also have the same ...

Read more
Experiences available
View Experiences

Parkside

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,672 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

The rise of the gastropub has revitalized the entire Austin culinary scene, and there's no better example of that than the Parkside Grill. Specializing in contemporary American and French fusion food,...

Read more
Vibrant Bar Scene in Austin

III Forks - Austin

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
3,072 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

This award-winning steakhouse is considered the “Crown Jewel of American Dining,” and for good reason. III Forks is located in downtown Austin, at the corner of Cesar Chavez Boulevard, and it makes pe...

Read more
Steak in Austin

Caroline Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
618 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Of all the restaurants on this list, Caroline Restaurant has, perhaps, one of the most extensive burger menus in Austin. Whereas most restaurants only offer a burger for lunch — and sometimes only sli...

Read more

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,073 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

ALC stands for “Austin Land and Cattle,” and it's a restaurant that definitely lives up to its name. Featuring a wide array of seafood, poultry, and chicken dishes, ALC is perhaps best known for its s...

Read more
Steakhouse in Austin

Ranch 616

$$$$·Southwest·
Downtown
1,031 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

One might not expect to have a Mexican fusion restaurant in the heart of Austin to have a full burger menu, but not only does Ranch 616 have a delectable choice of burgers to choose from, they all fea...

Read more
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,797 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals

A more elegant offering on this list, Bob's Steak and Chophouse features some of the finest dining in all of Austin. In addition to an extensive steak, seafood, and prime meats offering, Bob's Steak a...

Read more

June's All Day

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Austin
626 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Neighborhood Gem

Restaurateurs from the McGuire Moorman Hospitality team consider June's All Day Restaurant their luckiest restaurant ever, as it's the seventh in their portfolio. And, even though it's only technicall...

Read more
Contemporary American in Austin

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

$$$$·Barbecue·
Downtown
1,725 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food

Consider a stop at Lambert's Downtown BBQ for one of the best burgers in Austin. Located in the 2nd Street district and housed in a beautifully restored historic building, Lambert's has been featured ...

Read more

Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,814 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion

What happens when a Paris bakery meets an American bistro? Chez Zee, of course! Casual, comfortable, and affordable, Chez Zee believes in simplicity over trendy, and that's evident in their classic gr...

Read more
Great for Brunch in Austin