Let's face it - there are few more satisfying feelings on Earth than breaking free of a boring apartment kitchen meal and plunging face-first into a juicy, need-two-hands-to-hold cheeseburger. From the sock-hop-and-milkshake appeal of the 1950's comes Hut's Hamburger's, an Austin landmark that perfectly captures all of the classic elements of a burger joint with good reason - it was there since the beginning.
First opened at the location in 1939 under the name Sammie's Drive-In, the Hut's moniker has been slinging all-beef patties since 1969 to hungry devotees of the burger motif. A constant 'best of Austin' award winner, Hut's continues to slay the competition year after year by sticking to a time honored discipline - keep it simple, stupid! Making it the perfect meal for the fast and free apartment goer. So while other menu items such as chicken fried steak and catfish are available should you have a head-scratching change of appetite, Hut's menu thankfully clings largely to what it does best - burgers.
Over twenty varieties are available (in addition to just about anything you can dream up), from simple classics (The Big Bopper comes with mayo, lettuce and tomato) to the avante-garde (Beachboy's Favorite combines pineapple, swiss cheese and bell peppers) to the downright indulgent (The Sink Burger, a hickory-sauce drenched affair for those yearning for a burger literally topped with grilled ham).
The perfect to-go culinary time machine, a pair of burgers and old fashioned malts brought home from Hut's to your special someone's apartment will make you both feel like it's 1950 all over again, even if it's for the first time.