Austin >Mike's Pub
Great burgers, classic setting....
Great lunch place downtown. I really think the burgers here are in the top 3 in Austin, if you like greasy hamburgers. However, I have to agree with the other writer that this place needs to take credit;/ debit cards like every other place in the modern world. The fact that I never carry cash deters me from going there as often as I would like, and my heart is thankful for that.
Get there early, it gets packed and if you get the burger to go, the grease can destroy the bun before you make it home!
I'd weigh in at 800 lbs. If I lived anywhere near Mike's Pub. I had my first burger and fries from there in the summer of '98 when i first moved to Austin from a really really small town. My first job was on 7th street, i got lost every day and was too afraid to walk anywhere for lunch until a co-worker said "hey we're going for a burger at mike's, wanna go"? I was so tired of tuna and cracker lunches so YEAH! and then a daily habit was born. Tuna and crackers? when mike's pub is a block or two away? I vote Mike's THE BEST burger in Austin and I've had them all. Now I'm all Austinite....and my journey started at Mike's. YUMMY!
if the $10 minimum on the atm won't get you the charge for a refill will.
okay, the burgers and fries were good. but for heavens sake....take a credit card buddy. atm and cash only? and then if i use the atm i have to do it in $10 increments and then a service fee of $2....who am i? donald trump. it was good but not that good. you won't see me again.
but wait....there's more, you charged my buddy for a refill, what was that about?
Good, greasy burgers cooked in a parking garage..
This favorite is on the second floor of a downtown parking garage, atop a circular staircase. The low-ceilinged room is lit by a wall of glass blocks. You order and the cook eventually bellows your number. Some of the regular patrons, both blue- and white-collared, have worked up decent imitations of the chef's bark. All the basic diner/burger joint fare is here. There are also weekly specials, such as Philly steak sandwiches.
Best 'Hangover Food'!!. When working downtown, if you've got that "Oh My God, I feel faint cuz I parited too much last night " feeling- there is nothing better than a good ole greasy burger from Mike's!! Trust me! It saved us on many occasions!
Mike's Pub. Best Burgers!! Mike's Pub is the only place i ever crave for a hamburger or french fries. I just wish their were more Mike's Pubs around
Great hole-in-the-wall burgers.
Don't blink or you'll miss it, this parking garage fixture is a hidden gem of Austin -- if you're into this sort of thing.
Great greasy burgers served by a one-man kitchen with varying levels of surliness. The fries are good but not great, it's the burgers and the sheer incredulity of the place's location and atmosphere that make it a great experience.
I actually recommend Mike's as a good date spot, if you are dating an around-the-way-girl who finds holes in the wall charming/funny and likes burgers and beer -- Mike's is a good pre-drinking-date spot.
Mike's is in the top 3 greasy burgers in Austin in my opinion, along with Casino El Camino and Dirty Martin's.
deceiving. The "greasy" burgers and fries that I was expecting was pretty true...but EVERYTHING else that I read on all the great reviews that this place got was very deceiving. The place was dark, dirty, isolated, and looked dead inside and out. The cook definitely did not "bellow" out our order. I got a pretty good meal there, but I'm too scared to go back...
Greasy Burger Heaven.
Mike's Pub makes the BEST burger ever. The meat is so juicy, flavorful and greasy. The bun is grilled along with it to crisp, greasy perfection. This is a real burger. You have not had a real burger or even known what a real burger is until you have been to Mike's Pub.
Coupled with their fresh cut fries, you have a meal made in heaven.
HUMM GOOD. It is amazing how 3 people can serve you a burger or anything on thier menu so fast and accurate.You have never had a burger till you have had MIKE's Pub.
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