Everything from Chef Jesse Griffiths' unassuming hotspot is local, even the tea. Expect the choicest cuts of meat, just out of the water seafood, and barely harvested vegetables. The service is as adept as the kitchen.
2406 Manor Rd., 512/524-0688
Austin's Hamburger King, Dan Junk, may be known for his trademark fresh burgers and friendly service, but the weekend breakfast is the real draw.
844 Airport, 512/385-2262
The cantina boasts an appealing selection of Texas craft brews and ciders on tap, complemented by burger-friendly Texas wines and a roster of spicy signature cocktails featuring Texas distilled spirits, tequila, or mezcal. The menu takes the the upscale burger, shake, and cocktail format and gives it a spicy Tex-Mex twist and clever Spanglish titles.
1900 Manor Rd., 512/366-5154