Austin's 9 Best Burger Bargains
Anytime you're eating a burger, life is pretty good. You know when life is even better? When you're eating some fancy, classy burger that you scored at a delicious discount. These nine Austin burger deals bring the beef at a reduced rate, and as a bonus, most also have accompanying drink specials! SCORE.
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Jacoby’s burger is made with beef raised at the Jacoby family ranch, which is never given hormones or antibiotics and is dry aged over 21 days to ensure tenderness and flavor. This high-quality bovine is served as a half-pound patty on a house-made bun and comes with fries. The happy hour price is only $10 (normally $16), Tuesday-Saturday from 5-6pm. Of course, you could always apply your savings to some additional house bacon or summer sausage.
Check out Half-Price Burger Night, Wednesdays from 5pm-close, when you'll have some fine options. For example, the Black and Blue Cheeseburger (a 9oz blackened patty, bleu cheese crumbles, pickles, and bleu cheese dressing) with the deal is only $4.25! Combine this with The Jackalope's daily happy hour from 2-7pm, which includes $2 tall boys and $2 wells.
Parkside is famous for its generous happy hour (Mon-Fri, 5-6:30pm) which offers half-off all beer, liquor, and bar food, which, most importantly, includes the very popular cheeseburger & Parkside fries cooked to your liking (as you're also liking the fact it only set you back $7 instead of $14).
Grab an iconic Hut’s burger on Wednesdays from 6-10pm when burgers are 2-for-1. All the burgers at Hut's (priced from roughly $6-$10) are simple but tasty variations on a classic cheeseburger -- try the Fats Domino Burger (lettuce, pickles, chopped tomatoes, mayo & mustard, jalapeños, onions, grated cheddar cheese, AND spicy New Orleans seasoning) for a taste of old-school Austin.
Take a stroll down South Congress and try to end up at LB&B, because a burger and fries is only $8 (down from $11) at happy hour (daily from 5-7pm; all night on Sunday). Important note: in addition to the classic toppings, this beefy beauty comes with "marrownaise," which is something you want in your life/stomach. Make sure you grab the discounted beverages, too -- $3 bottled beers, $5 wine, and $5 select cocktails.
The half-pound burger (normally $16) at Peché is half-off during happy hour, which is all day Sunday and Monday, and 4-7pm Tuesday-Friday. It comes with house-cured bacon, Gruyére, and whole-grain mustard on a potato bun, plus Peché’s highly addictive pommes frites. AND the side of ketchup has Lone Star in it!
This one will almost make you feel as though you've stolen something. A Wagyu brisket burger with house-made pickles and two-year-aged Vermont white cheddar cheese on a brioche bun that typically costs $23 is only $10 during happy hour, weekdays 5-7pm. Thanks Vince!
TRACE’S Branch Ranch Butcher Burger is served with Tillamook cheddar, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, Dai Due yellow mustard, house-made ketchup, mayo, and pickles on a brioche bun -- live a little, and add a fried egg. It’s $11 (down from $14) during happy hour (Monday-Friday from 5-7pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 3-5pm) and conveniently, TRACE’s drink menu is heavily discounted. Try the jalapeño & cucumber lemonade for only $5.
The "Sir Searsucker" burger is served at lunch and brunch, and is made with house-made baconaise (mayo with bacon drippings!), Gruyère, and onion jam on a buttermilk bun. Every Monday night, the hip Downtown restaurant serves up one of its "two handed" burgers with a pint of beer for $15.
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