The kitschy yellow-and-brown building at the intersection of Barton Springs and Riverside has served its mustard- and pickle-heavy burgers and frozen custards to multiple generations... and miraculously, kept its old-school prices. Menu highlights include the double cheeseburger and fries, which can be made infinitely better by pairing it with frozen custard or a root beer float.
This Austin institution has been serving burgers and shakes since 1946. You’d be hard-pressed to find an old-school Austinite with a poor opinion of Sandy’s. It's nothing fancy but they know what they’re doing and do it extremely well. The no-fuss snack bar serves dogs, shakes, malts, and some of the best old-fashioned burgers in town. These classic patties are simple with just lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, and mustard with a handful of optional extras including bacon, jalapeno, and chili.
How to book: Stop by for counter or drive-through service.