Despite the fact that it’s painted bright blue, it would be easy to loop Casino El Camino in with all the restaurants around it on Dirty 6th and think it’s just another dive bar. But inside you’ll find one of Austin’s best kept burger secrets. Order the Amarillo with roasted serranos on top and just cut it in half to begin with before you hurt your jaw trying to take a bite of the super thick patty. After you’re done, be sure to only share your experience here with the people who can appreciate the fine art of a burger in a dive bar.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Downtown AustinSee more
This Merit Coffee location in the Seaholm district is a great place to meet up with people or get some work done downtown.
The coffee shop Houndstooth in downtown in the base of the Frost Bank Tower serves some of the best coffee in town.
More American spotsSee more
South Congress Cafe
South Congress Cafe is a reliable spot for brunch or a weekday breakfast. But it’s not a secret - get there early or expect a wait.
Henbit is an all-day spot from the team behind Emmer & Rye at Fareground food hall where you can get things like breakfast burritos and grain bowls.
Salty Sow is a creative American spot in Cherrywood with lots of meat-focused food, a great happy hour, and an excellent patio.
Suggested by our writers
Odd Duck is an excellent Southern restaurant serving sophisticated food without any stuffiness.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
This all-day cafe from the team behind Brew & Brew serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a great Happy Hour and big backyard.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more