This Austin-based burger chain serves up hormone- and antibiotic-free beef ground in-house daily, hand-cut fries, and scratch-made buns. The varied burger options range from a classic lettuce, onion, tomato version to amped up ones, like the habanero-topped El Diablo. As for beverages, there are plenty of craft beers, unique cocktails, and solid milkshakes.
Hopdoddy’s is to Austin what Shake Shack is to New York, but better (well, we think so). Staples include the Classic with Doddy mayo, the Buffalo Bill featuring a free-range bison patty, a Japanese-style Ahi Tuna burger, and the extra meaty Bacon Double Jam (two quarter-pound beef patties, tomato-bacon jam, and two cheeses). Big boozy cocktails like The Skinny Dip—a mini Corona beer dunked into a goblet brimming with frozen margarita—make for a stellar night out.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.