New-style, modern restaurants are a common sight for most Austin apartment resident, but sometimes you want some old-fashioned cuisine more typical of yesteryear. If you want a throwback to the fun of the past, with plenty of delicious food and cool atmosphere, then step right up to Fran's Burgers, an Austin institution that's been bringing folks in for years, and for obvious reasons. From the burgers, to the fries, to the shakes, this place delivers real American food just like you like it. Hot, fresh, and delectable.
Fran's isn't your usual burger joint. The hard plastic seats, small burgers and melty shakes are nowhere to be found here, nor are computerized checks or vacant wait staff. The place is a throwback to the drive-ins of the past, mixed in with an old-fashioned diner. It may be beautifully modern, with no candles at the tables, no lattice-work on the ceiling, no dark earth tones covering the walls, but its timeless fun is undeniable. Even the service here is traditional, with you ordering at the counter and then picking up with your orders called. Some may consider this the sign of a lazy wait staff, but really it's a throwback to the old burger joints of old, and it's nice to see that a company can indeed work today without using computers to do everything.
Now ambiance and old-fashioned charm is fine, but when you call yourself a burger joint, it's important that you put your money where your mouth is and create delicious burgers. Here, the burgers are just like mom used to make, with big, fresh patties straight off the grill, with the freshest veggies and even a grilled bun. The portions are always very generous, even in the case of the smallest orders, but be warned if you going for the largest size, you're going to have one huge burger to wolf down. On the side, you can try onion rings or their very own homemade, hand-cut fries, as well as fried mushrooms if you're so inclined. Also, they have fresh, home-made milkshake made with real milk.
If you're looking for an old-fashioned, no frills burger experience, then Fran's is right up your alley. It's a great way for apartment-ites to spend a summer day, with hot burgers and cool shakes, which is always sure to delight.