Though it’s been nearly washed away by massive flooding along Shoal Creek (there are still water marks on the wall from the ’81 flood), there’s no way locals would let this homage to the hamburger fall by the wayside. Opened in 1939 as Sammie’s Drive-In, Hut’s is an Austin institution, serving up giant burgers and the best onion rings you’ll ever taste. Located in a blue-and-white building that looks like a classic diner, but with college football flags all over, the roomy booth up front is our favorite for getting in and out quickly. The Milner’s Mushroom (creamy mushroom sauce, cheddar), Ritchie Valens (guac, cheddar, chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, mayo, mustard), and Mr. Blue (blue cheese crumbles AND blue cheese dressing—decadent!—plus Swiss cheese, bacon and lettuce) are all standouts. And you can get ‘em with Longhorn grass-fed beef, chicken breast, buffalo or a veggie patty.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sunday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Takeout Available: Yes