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220 E Anderson Ln
Austin TX

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About Burger Tex

Local burger joint with a few locations scattered about hither and yon. They make their own buns in-house, and use fresh beef.

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Bone Dry Burger

Reviewer: Chris

Original Review Date: 06/23/2006

Rating: 0/+3(Ho hum)

I got the lunch combo with the 6 oz. burger (8 oz is the other option). I upgraded (for 60¢) to half fries and half onion rings, always a good option (and I think it was Burger King, back in the day, who marketed a version of this combination frite as "Frings"). They use fresh beef and make their own buns. The condiments are serve-yourself la Fuddruckers (although not as impressive a spread). Sounds like a recipe for success.

Burger was griddle-cooked and was dry as a bone. Fries were boring, onion rings did appear to be homemade and were not bad, but not that great. The burger had a decent flavor, and the homemade butter-toasted bun was a nice touch, but the dryness of the burger outweighed any of those plusses.

The arid burger combined with the somewhat dingy interior (busing dirty tables did not appear to be a high priority) and ho-hum fried offerings results in a score of 0 from me.

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Excellence service

Reviewer: Karl

Review Date: 08/14/2010 07:33AM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

Honestly been to all the Burger texs in austin and i prefer the one on 183 the most its has a more relaxed atmosphere. I enjoy sitting on the patio (when it not too hot). The staff is always nice and friendly. Yes its isnt as cheap as a big mac or what not but its worth it handsdown. I love thier fried pickles with 8oz mushroom-swissburger. I bring my family there every saturday and plan to for years to come.


Reviewer: Kimberly

Review Date: 09/09/2009 11:46PM

Rating: -1/+3(Crap)

I concur with the the anonymous writer of: The short, old BURGER_NAZI. We work down the street for a huge company. People from my company have gone there & had nothing but problems with the owner. He is RUDE, not only to his employees, I witnessed him screaming at two cooks during lunch hour, but to his patrons. Most everyone from our company has boycotted this place. Many many people in my company have had the same issue asking for a to go box, or some additional condiments only to have him freak out. I asked for my money back & left. I told him I would never come back if he is going to scream at his help because they gave me a small to go container to take the food I just ordered in. Too many other fine burger joints in Austin with great atmosphere & that wonderful Texas hospitality. Don't go, it is not worth it!!!!

bulgogi burger worth a try

Reviewer: Brian K

Review Date: 08/20/2009 12:47AM

Rating: +1/+3(Not bad)

I went for the hyped 'bulgogi burger' which was actually rated #12 in Texas Monthly's "50 Best Burgers in Texas" article.

Bulgogi is a Korean-style marinated bbq beef. It has a sweet and spicy flavor. The bulgogi served here is not moist and succulent as you might hope. That is because they prepare it very simply. But between the firm choice of buns it produces a very gratifying taste. Put some onions or whatever on it and you have a very tasty burger, especially if you have never had bulgogi before.

Still, it is very simple but worth tasting for a first time.

Burger Tex EX

Reviewer: anonymous

Review Date: 06/29/2009 11:10PM

Rating: -1/+3(Crap)

The burgers are nothing special, but the buns are GREAT. It is the only thing that brings people back(Airport location). We have spent hundreds of hours with friends there over the years. HOWEVER, today was the last. I ordered a burger to go, and asked for a container to put the fixin's in so that everything didn't wilt before I got home (40miles away). The short, old BURGER_NAZI started pointing at a sign "we no give more containers, ONE ONLY." I then asked for one of the red and white checkered pieces of PAPER and explained why. Again, he pointed at the sign. Over the wax paper that lines their baskets! I asked him if it was going to kill his business to give me one piece of paper and he said "yes". Needless to say, I wasted far more napkins to wrap up my stuff, but I guess the Burger Nazi is will be too ignorant to get that....
If you're thinking this is the same old Burger Tex from years past, think again and give it a skip. It isn't worth the grief.

Well, let's talk!

Reviewer: Bob Pietrasik

Review Date: 03/20/2008 02:01AM

Rating: +1/+3(Not bad)

I had eaten there about 10 years ago so I thought I would give them another try. Had burger there in March of 08, I heard of the burger's being dry so I asked for it medium to see if it would be a little moist, well it was not well done but it was not medium either, the bun made it a OK burger.

However the fries were those fake coated fries (I call them yuppie fries),
absolutely terrible, even ketchup could not save them.

As stated the decor is a little old but passable.

Most likely will not go back for another 10 years.

Reviewer: just a fan

Review Date: 03/16/2008 02:12PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

best burger in my life..of course beeest in Austin!
everything is cook to order, fresh buns(made every morning at the sight), fresh vegitable...well...seeing & eating is believing!

Mixed Bag

Reviewer: Keith

Review Date: 10/27/2007 03:51PM

Rating: 0/+3(Ho hum)

I cant figure out why they cant control the quality of the burger in this place. I usually order a side order of chili (pretty good stuff) with my burger. The last time I was there, the chili was hot but the burger was ice cold. I concluded that they are cooking them up ahead of time and then warming them a little on the grill. Maybe this is why so many people find the meat dry, or in my case the temperature of an ice cube.


Reviewer: Escapeso Austin Real Estate

Review Date: 07/19/2007 07:10AM

Rating: +1/+3(Not bad)

I must admit I have not gone their much since college. But at the time I liked it. It was next to burger king so by comparison I liked it. I liked the fries. They werent the tiny mini fries you see alot. The people that worked on the one near the University of Texas were always pretty cool.

Never again

Reviewer: Joe

Review Date: 09/22/2006 08:53PM

Rating: -1/+3(Crap)

Burger had potential but totally dry. Never been a big fan of the bait and switch and from the prices I paid and the writings on the board, things didn't add up. It became a matter of assumed prices. 22 bucks for two burgers and fries. Never again.

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