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“Good burger....long lines”
Review of Hopdoddy

Hopdoddy
Ranked #14 of 3,736 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good burger....long lines”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The reviews were right, burgers are great, but the lines are awful. The ratio of meat to burger was a little high on the meat. Everyone at our table had patty slippage and ended up not having enough of the bun left to hold the burger. They make the buns right there and they are wonderful. The milkshakes are devine. the staff is great. Everything is fresh and delicious. The only problem with this place is its popularity, it is just too crowded to make the wait worth it. I guess it is worth trying once, but I probably won't be back for quite a while.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Really good burgers; Strong drinks”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you're having a burger craving, this is the place to come to. Normally you go to the back of the restaurant and give your order and they bring it to your table. But if you need more time to decide than while waiting in a line, go sit at the bar and you can peruse the menu and order there and eat there. We tried their regular burger and their bison burger. Both cooked to our desired temps, huge with sassy sauce on the side -- this is basically mayo and horseradish but it didn't have much of a kick to it. Like that you can pick and choose your toppings. You will not go hungry here!!

Visited February 2013
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Julesburg, Colorado
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“Great burgers & beer”
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Get here early or expect to wait. The burgers are outstanding. Order at the back counter and then find your table. They bring your beer and food to your table. Reorder with your server. If you are on south congress you must eat here. Awesome

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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Juicy, creative burgers!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

After having been in Austin for a few days, my boyfriend and I noticed that no matter what the time of day, HopDoddy always had a line stretching outside the building and around the block. We decided that we had to see what all of the fuss was about! Although the line appears long, the process is extremely efficient, as they have you order at a counter, and then be seated. I had the burger with goat cheese, mushrooms, and pesto. Who would have thought that that would be such a good complement to a delicious patty? My boyfriend had the special, asian style burger, which he devoured before I could even ask for a bite. The caesar salad with crispy chick peas instead of croutons was inspired. Bonus points for validated parking in back!

  • Visited February 2013
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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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“One of the best burgers ever, terrible wait though”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

HopDoddy always has a ridiculous line, and after trying it one night, we realized this was for a good reason. We were lucky enough to have a rude group in front of us and made friends with the hostess while complaining about them. She then told us that two seats were open at the bar where food could still be ordered with a much shorter wait. Definitely try this if possible as the line to order was much longer and we probably saved over 30 minutes.

The beer was very good and went well with the spicy burger. The bartender / waitress knew a lot about the beer choices as well as the menu and made good suggestions. She was also very friendly with us and earned her tip for sure. She even went as far as to recommend what beer would pair with which burger. We also bonded over complaining about the F1 crowd (we chose to forget to mention we were part of it).

The burger was excellent, one of the best I've had and the choices of sauces and toppings were very good. The price was also not bad for how much food we got.

It was definitely worth the wait for such a good burger and good beer.

  • Visited November 2012
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