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Review of Burger University

Burger University
Ranked #14 of 154 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Georgetown, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
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Thank bermuda_fan
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Tyler, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Typical University Burger Place”
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
Thank Lilusmom
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“Family Frieny”
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!

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Thank MBrownSober
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Georgetown Texas
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A really good hamburger”
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
Thank SunCity97
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