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The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

Austin’s Best Burgers, as Voted by You

Lily Wilkerson
BIG BEEF | Moreno Barbecue’s massive Smoked Brisket Burger made an appearance on the list of LASA students’ favorites.

Austin is a city known for its food, and burgers are no exception. With over a hundred restaurants in the city selling the humble hamburger, it’s hard to know which are the best. The Liberator seeks to answer that question once and for all, with this ranking of LASA students’ favorite burger restaurants.

#3: JewBoy Burgers

With 7% of respondents listing JewBoy as their favorite, the Airport Boulevard burger shop came in third overall. After four years in operation as a food truck, JewBoy’s first brick & mortar location opened in 2020 to the praise of food critics and LASA students alike. The restaurant offers classic burgers as well as crossover Jewish and Mexican inspired menu items; latkes and burritos share the page with french fries. The top dish of LASA students was the eponymous The Jewboy, a ⅓ pound cheeseburger with sautéed onions.

The main location can be found at 5111 Airport Blvd, near the North Loop neighborhood. Two spinoff locations, JewBoy Sliders, are located in and around Downtown.

#2: Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Hopdoddy Burger Bar earned an impressive 20% of responses, placing second. Though only 13 years old, the Austin-based chain has expanded rapidly from its original South Congress location to nearly 50 stores across eight states. Hopdoddy offers some of the most unique burgers in town, with a seared tuna patty and fondue cheese making appearances on the menu. The chain also offers an impressive variety of vegan and vegetarian fare, with Beyond Meat and veggie burgers available. LASA students’ top dish was the Magic Shroom burger, a patty topped with goat cheese, field mushrooms, and a pesto sauce. Several students also recommended the Parmesan Truffle fries.

Locations can be found all over Austin. The original two Hopdoddy Burger Bars are located at 1400 South Congress Ave and 2438 West Anderson Lane Suite 100.

Honorable Mentions

While not placing on the burger podium, several Austin restaurants earned high praises. The classic Dan’s Hamburgers, a LASA lunch break favorite, earned a vote from one student, along with Austin mainstays Mighty Fine and Top Notch Hamburgers. Newcomers like Moreno BBQ and Easy Tiger also made appearances on the final tally. But there’s only one winner, and LASA students have decided:

#1: P. Terry’s Burger Stand

With a dominant 43% of responses listing P. Terry’s as the best burger restaurant in Austin, it’s clear that the local chain is LASA’s favorite. As the only restaurant on the podium older than LASA students, the original location opened in South Austin 18 years ago. Now, P. Terry’s has 30 locations across Austin and San Antonio, with a simple menu almost unchanged from the original. The favorite dish of students was a double cheeseburger, all the way: the best burger in Austin.

You can’t shake a stick in Austin without hitting a P. Terry’s; the chain has 25 locations in the area.

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