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Jan 23, 2011 01:20 PM

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Last night I went to Hopdoddy Burger Bar on SoCo, and it was really good! Now, understand, I don't like burgers. Not at all. Bu these were really good. We waited in line for a long time, but it didn't really matter because they kept on bringing us samples of fries and milkshakes, and when we got up to the bar, we ordered some drinks. When we finally got up to the counter, we could smell the buns baking, and it smelled good. We ordered and then found the table that they had pit our number on. When our food came, it was really great!! The burgers were flavorful and delicious, and he fries were crispy and yummy. Has anyone else been? Let me know what you think!

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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  1. While I thought they were good, I felt they were waaaaay overcooked and just not worth the drive across town. If I were in that general area, I'd go to Red's for a "gourmet" burger and Frans for a better "straight-up" burger. Beer was cold and tasty though...

    1. Been once. Thought it was pretty good. I'll probably return since it's convenient for lunch. Did think the patty was either handled a bit much or they salted the meat before forming the patties, both of which make it firm and not airy like a good burger should be.

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      1. re: achtungpv

        Thats odd, when I went, they were light as air.

      2. I've been twice now. My only beef (doh) is that they don't give you any option for doneness. They just cook em through and that's it. I prefer mine walked by the grill. That said, everything else about their burgers is really good.

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        1. re: popvulture

          You can request them rare, we did when we went.

          1. re: shalom9

            Hm, ok. I asked for medium rare the first time I went and got nothing. I guess maybe it's just up to who's working the griddle on a given day and wants to pay attention.

            1. re: popvulture

              Same with me. I asked for it as rare as they were allowed and it was grey and tough.