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3 Extreme Burgers in Austin

By Megan Giller  |  April 10, 2015

It’s always a good time for an over-the-top burger, especially to kick off a spring weekend. Pair one of these homegrown whoppers with a craft beer for maximum effect.

Poutine Burger at Hopdoddy
The popular spot tops an all-natural beef patty with house-cut, crispy fries that are smothered in gravy and topped with cheddar and caramelized onions, a fried egg, tomato, lettuce, steak sauce and sassy sauce. Oh Canada! It’s available through April 19.
1400 S. Congress Ave.; 512-243-7505

JapJam Burger at Peached Tortilla
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This burger was a cult classic at the truck, and now that chef Eric Silverstein has opened his brick-and-mortar spot, it’s a menu fixture. A six-ounce beef patty comes topped with pepper jack cheese, a fried egg, tempura onion strings, Chinese BBQ sauce and tomato jam. We dare you to eat the whole thing. (Photo by Bonnie Berry​)
5520 Burnet Rd.; 512-330-4439

Ron Burgundy at Gourdough’s Public House
Check out the ridiculously huge donut burgers at the Downtown location of this Austin fixture. We like the Anchorman-themed offering, with a big beef patty, bacon, a fried egg, American cheese, cilantro, guacamole, sliced tomato and mayo.
209 W. Fifth St., Suite B; 512-645-0255