If you were in Austin and it was your last burger ever where would you go? Â That was the question I asked my Austin native food guide today and the answer was Hopdoddy’s. Hopdoddy in Austin, TX is a beer and burger bar focused on local and quality. Â When you go to a place on a Tuesday evening and the line is out the door your excitement level can have a tendency to go up a few notches and thus was the case with the Hopdoddy burger experience. Â I’m happy to report that as soon as I saw the Hopdoddy menu I knew this would be special.
Tonight I tried the Hopdoddy Terlingua burger with Tillamook cheddar cheese, their unique sassy sauce, an amazing half-pound patty of some of the best burger meat I’ve ever tasted, chili con carne and Fritos (that’s right, corn Fritos). Â This burger was right up there with the best I’ve ever tasted. Â It was flavorful, clean, fresh, juicy and so packed with goodness that every bite was perfect. Â The Terlingua burger was better with every bite and I happily used my fork to grab all the drippings after finishing the massive burger. Â The corn Fritos blended deliciously with the chili and never took away from the patty. Â The french fries at HopDoddy were delicously touched with herbal goodness but the chipotle ketchup took fry dipping sauce to a whole new level.
The atmosphere was welcoming, fun and everything a burger place should be with plenty of happy faces, packed tables and unique staff. Â All of the ingredients are locally produced, the meat is freshly ground daily (you can taste the freshness) and their chili cheese fries offered one of the best “dip you fries” chili cheese combos I’ve had the pleasure of devouring. Â Overall it’s easy to say that Hopdoddy offered some of the best tasting burgers I’ve ever had with the Terlingua burger’s combination of toppings making this burger guy very, very happy. Â You’ll enjoy yourself, no doubt!
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 S Congress Ave
Austin Texas 78704
Meh, it was just “okay”. Not worth the $11.50 for burger, fries and a tiny pop. Yes it’s rlefliable, but why the puny size? Not much selection (no chicken option) and not many seats. I only see this as an alternative to the subway if you already happen to be in cook st village – I don’t see anyone making a special trip to the village just to eat here. Not after having just left Fatburger. OMG. Now that place left me impressed!