Budget: Mighty Fine. This local chain is always a people-pleaser, not least because you can get a quarter-pound hamburger with the fixings for $3.74 and fries for $1.19. The menu is cheap, and Mighty Fine is Austin through and through: it uses all-natural, antibiotic-free, preservative-free meat and fresh ingredients across the board.
Splurge: Porter Ale House. The burger here is serious business: the patty itself is made with freshly ground short rib, filet and hanger steak, and it comes topped with triple-cream brie, crisp pancetta and kettle chips. With addictive fries on the side, it’s worth the $14.