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“Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Burger University

Burger University
119 W 7th St, Georgetown, TX
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Ranked #24 of 130 Restaurants in Georgetown
Cuisines: American
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Georgetown, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

It was an OK burger but we didn't like it as much as others we have had. I was anxious to try the onion rings and was dissapointed. I understand this is a family fun business and I wish them luck.

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English first
Georgetown, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had high hopes for a decent up-market burger place in Georgetown but it's not to be.
We visited on a Saturday evening around 7pm, expecting to wait a while but found the place essentially empty (not a good sign). Never the less, we ordered burgers, fries, onion rings and drinks. Apparently, no matter how you order your burger, they cook them through (that's what we were told!) so "medium" has little meaning. But, probably just as well because the burger patties themselves were unseasoned and pretty flavorless. You can add a variety of topping (green chilies, various cheeses, etc.) but fundamentally they taste uninteresting, essentially what you'd get using frozen meat (which they claim they don't use).
The onion rings were very good, and the sweet potato (string) fries were tasty if a little overcooked. The regular fries were just OK (somewhat soggy and didn't taste very fresh).
But everything is à la carte, so a basic cheeseburger, fries and drink will cost >$10. Frankly, it's just not that good.
The restaurant has a good location downtown, has been nicely revamped, and does have a beer & wine license (which in Georgetown is absurdly costly to obtain) and bar. But with the likes of Mighty Fine, Red Robin and even good ol' Fudruckers not too far away, they need to offer something other than an interesting theme if they are to avoid joining the ever expanding ranks of failed restaurants in downtown Georgetown.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tyler, Texas
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“Typical University Burger Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Every college/university has a burger place nearby. This one is situated in a very old building that is quite unique with original hardwood floors that creak and dip from age.

The food was standard fare. Sweet Potato fries are one of their signature items. They were good but nothing to write home about.

Would I return? Probably not. It wasn't bad food at all but just standard burger fare that you can get anywhere.

Visited September 2012
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“Family Frieny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

They have great food at good prices. We have a two year old and a three year old. This was a great atmosphere for our family. My wife has a gluten allergy and they even have gluten free buns!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Georgetown Texas
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16 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A really good hamburger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We've only been there once but plan to go back. The burgers are very good and I really like the sweet potatoes fries. The beer could have been colder and we mentioned that but they were pretty busy so maybe they had just replenished the cooler.

Visited May 2012
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