One of the review of Dirty's says that the place is "a UT institution". If you are going for the first time, be prepared for the decor: There isn't any! This place is the quintessential greasy spoon of a cafe. I recall when they re-modeled and "freshened-up" sometime around late '72 and they haven't changed a thing since. This place is about the burgers.... juicy, dripping to your elbows burgers. Healthy they're not. Don't eat here more than occasionally if you want to live. Cardiologists have nightmares about this joint.
I recommend a cheeseburger with and order of onion rings (don't bother with the french fries - they're not that good) and the beverage of your choice. A CB with rings and a beer plus tip will run you about 8 bucks (Granted, that's a long way from 95 cents for a hamburger and a beer back in '72 but that's inflation for you I suppose).
A couple of words of advice: Don't be put off by the name (Dirty's). That goes all the way back to the 1920s when the place had dirt floors. The place is packed at lunch time. To say that seating is limited is the understatement of the century and parking can be hard to come by during peak periods. You should probably avoid going when UT is playing football in Austin. A lot of nostalgic former students stop in for a taste of their long lost youth.
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