Austin >Food & Dining > P Terry's Burger Stand
404 S Lamar, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.262103 -97.758164
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: South Lamar, Zilker
Confession: P. Terry's is probably my favorite late-night stop after a night of abusing myself at a bar. The reason? Their portions aren't crazy humongous, which my weakened digestive system appreciates, and the menu is to the point (all the better for my scattered faculties): Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bacon cheeseburgers, done. The last time I stopped by, a friend and I got a bacon cheeseburger, and it's rich-but-not-too-greasy patty was like manna from heaven.
I finally had a P. Terry's veggie burger last weekend and completely fell in love. First of all, a fast food place with a concern for health? Loving it! Second of all, a fast food place with an option for those of us who don't want meat or don't eat meat; amazing! They have beef, chicken, veggie burgers, cheese burgers, and amazing fries. You can get whole wheat buns, and you can add tons of fixins to make your meal even more delicious. Because the food is actually real meat and vegetables, and fresh, the meals are more expensive than normal fast food, but it's worth it. The combos cost at the max about $6.50, but the meals are filling and don't make you feel as guilty as you would if you ordered off the dollar menu from the McDonald's down the street. They also have gigantic dog treats for your dogs; we had 3 dogs in the car, one who is a very picky eater, and they split the treat and ate every last bit. I hope more of these pop up around Texas!
Austin's Best Fast Food Hamburger! – Wow!! Fresh, delicious and satisfying. My pick for comfort food in Austin!
A Perfect Burger – I don't eat fast food except P Terry's. The burger tastes fresh, there's no better way to describe it. It's not overseasoned or fatty, it's just good beef. The lettuce and tomatoes seem carefully picked, always crisp, sweet. It's not a large, gorge yourself burger, so I always feel good after eating one, and I eat it all, every morsel. The prices are very good also. Give it a try. You'll see why the place is always busy.
Decent Burger – finally went there to see what all the hub bub was about, orderded a burger and fries. i have to say i was not that impressed. dont get me wrong, it was good, but so is Short Stop. The patty was small, the fries were greasy and the parking/drive thu was tricky. i'll go again if someone else is buying, but Ill to to 5 guys for a couple of more bucks.
Great Fast Food! – I am a huge fan of the new, "eco-friendly" fast-food restaurants and the P Terry's Burger Stands are at the top of my list. Using great local and organic products, P Terry's gives you the guilty pleasures of fast-food without the guilty conscience or sick stomach. The HUGE helping of fries were fresh, thin cut (my favorite:), and delicious. The Chicken burgers were obviously chicken (a rarity these days) and I love that they offered Dr. Pepper with real sugar and Diet Dr. Pepper at the soda machine. In conclusion, T Perry's is a great way to substitute unhealthy fast food choices while on the road in Austin. Service was a little slow, but the thick and yummy Vanilla shakes will cover all faults!!!!!!
Excellent Veggie, Chicken and Beef Burgers – P Terry's has options to please us all - chicken, veggie, and beef. I don't eat beef, but can vouch for how great the chicken and veggies burgers both are! Though some may consider these burgers small, I consider them to be a healthy portion size, especially with the generous amount of fries they offer with their meal deal. For the number of customers they average an hour, they work fast and the service is good. The drive through is always packed; it's just as fast to park and sit at one of their shaded picnic tables. The area is dog friendly, has a sandbox for the kids to play in, and is kept clean.
Local Burger Stand with So Much Flavor – We went to the P.Terry's on North Lamar but I couldn't find a separate listing for it. The food was absolutely delicious as well as very affordable (our meal was about $12.00 for 2 burgers, fries, drinks)! I'd read beforehand that the burger stand was developed after reading/viewing Fast Food Nation, and so was totally intrigued. I have been a vegetarian for 18 years, and haven't had a veggie burger this good if my memory serves me well. The special sauce was amazing, everything fit together to form the perfect compliment of flavors. The patty itself is made by P. Terry's (from what I understand) and most resembles a veggie burger rather than a boca burger, with rice, black beans, and mushrooms. My husband had a regular cheeseburger and absolutely loved it--he said the meat was perfect, not too thick and not too thin. The shoestring fries have some of the skin on them, which I love. And the homemade lemonade was delish (and many people were sipping shakes, so I imagine they're just as good). Although the burgers seem on the smaller side, they're really quite filling--it was hard to finish! I love this place, and can't wait to return again and again!
dont see what the fuss is all about – Everyone rant and rave about this place. It is comparable to a burger you would get at McDonald. Their fries are really good though. They have a great little seating area in the back where everyone eats and bring their dogs too. cool atmosphere
The Best Tasting and Healthiest 'No Guilt' Fast Food Burgers! – We're visiting from out of town and noticed the long lines of cars often lining up at the drive-through as we drove by to get some take out meals at the Whole Foods up the road. That got our curiosity, so I checked online to find out if their burgers are charbroiled, which is the only kind of burger I'll usually eat. I was initially disappointed to find out that they're not, however their website impressed us enough to give them a try last night. We both ordered burgers with whole wheat buns, and added onions and pickles (and extra sauce). My hubby got an order of fries and a chocolate shake...I ordered the fresh squeezed lemonade. We were thoroughly and surprisingly impressed! The burgers were fantastic...everything tasted fresh and had (for our palates) the optimum proportions of meat, bun, lettuce, organic tomatoes, diced onions, pickles and sauce. I'd read other reviews that complained about the lack of tastiness in their burgers, but we both found them to be tasty and yet not over-seasoned (where you typically end up totally dehydrated an hour later). The fries were perfect. I'd also noticed that a couple of reviews complained that the fries were mushy or soggy - NOT true for us! They were crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside...not oily or greasy, nor over-salted. The shake had a 'real' chocolate taste to it, rather than the generic bland chocolate flavoring of the usual fast food joints. And the lemonade had a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness...a nice refreshing alternative drink that I'll definitely be ordering again before we leave town. We brought our little Cairn terrier with us and she was thrilled when they gifted her a *huge* doggie biscuit. Wish we had one of these burger stands in our area!! We're off to get another burger now...
Safe to eat. – I drive by this place on my way to and from the grocery store. I see there is a stream of cars and people waiting to get their food. My husband loves burgers so, convincing him to go try the place was easy. I don't really like to eat at "fast food burger places" but, since it's local I thought "how bad could it be?" I like the simplicity of the menu, the burgers are dressed simply (lettuce, tomato and special sauce), they use all natural Angus beef, they don't use hydrogenated oils and they use local-organic tomatoes. So, I understand the higher prices. It isn't the most fabulous, all time, special burger. If that is what you're looking for, you're not going to get it. It is "just a burger". The reason I give it 5 stars is because, it suits my palate, portion, preference and pocket. The location is good too! I will be returning.
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