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Jun 2, 2009 08:27 AM

~Cedar Park - Good Greasy Burger?

I live near 183 & 620, looking for a good greasy cheeseburger type joint. Example of places I like are Fuddruckers, Burger Tex, Mightly Fine was OK.


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  1. There is a Fuddrucker's across from Chili's at Lakeline. Red Robin is not too far away down on Anderson Mill Road & 183.

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      1. re: familyof3

        Second Moonies. Not a bad burger at all. And not a chain.

        1. re: cstrombe

          Third, Moonies. Love the fries too. My only complaint is no milkshakes.

          1. re: NWLarry

            Agree with all that said Moonies, although I'm not a fan of their fries, but I do like their sweet potato fries.

            Another place in your general area is Kahuna's (Parmer & McNeil). They will cook your burger med rare if you ask (they don't offer, you have to ask). It needs a little salt, but is juicy and is on a sweet bun (think King's Hawaiian type rolls). They also have good fries, which I consider to be important in burger enjoyment. There have been spotty reviews on service there, but I've gone on off times and had no issues at all.

    1. Unfortunately, the area is totally conquered by chains. But if you want to go local, Riata Bar and Grill is tucked away in a small shopping center on Riata Trace, which is between Duval and Oak Knoll. Maybe a 10-15 min. drive from your place (it's only 10 min for me from Anderson Mill).

      Nicely seasoned, thick patty. They offer a choice of three buns: white, wheat, and a really yummy, sweet jalapeno-cheddar bun. Served with curly fries for less than $7. They also do a mean fried chicken sandwich called the Ragin' Cajun. Atmosphere is a little sterile and there isn't a huge beer selection; the people who eat here generally come from the Riata apartments or the surrounding tech companies.

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      1. re: verily

        So my husband wanted a burger and I spent a little time searching here to find something new. Riata Bar and Grill... why not? Ten minutes from home and very decent reviews.

        We found a shade spot to park - great as it's getting really warm now. 70s rock was playing at a reasonable level, which I find pleasing in the late afternoon, baseball on the TVs. There were probably a dozen people there other than the staff and I will guess that they all lived in Riata. Very casual.

        We ordered the queso app and it was not really good. It had the Velveeta texture while it looked like white cheese and was very bland.

        We both decided to order burgers. He prefers ground beef well done while I prefer medium rare. I was told that medium is the best they will do and I accepted that. We both thought that the burgers were good... well seasoned and juicy, overdone for me but I was warned.

        We will definitely go again and he will order the burger while I'll try out some other menu items. I'm pretty high maintenance on the medium rare burger.

        The curly fries were well seasoned and I liked them. He found them too salty and prefers a thicker fry.

        All in all, it was a great value. I was told by the bartender that they serve $2 domestic drafts all weekend.

      2. It's a chain, but I've been wanting to try Freddy's Frozen Custard on 1431, and today I did. I just had the custard (yum!) but the steakburger and rings look good, and plenty greasy!

        1. Moonie's will be soon opening a new branch in a strip mall near the intersection of 183 and Anderson Mill, in the former location of the Rhinos 'N Jocks Sports Bar. This isn't too far from where I live, so I'm much looking forward to it.