Casino El Camino

★★★★☆
  • 517 E Sixth St

    Austin, TX 78701

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  • 512-469-9330

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Austin staple for sho. Probably my favorite burger in Austin, and the best chili cheese fries I've ever had! Be prepared to wait, but it's totally worth it!

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★★★★★

Austin staple for sho. Probably my favorite burger in Austin, and the best chili cheese fries I've ever had! Be prepared to wait, but it's totally worth it!

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Great burgers! Happy staff! A must visit if in Austin.

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★★★★★

Great burgers! Happy staff! A must visit if in Austin.

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mmmm burgers, and bloody marys

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★★★★★

mmmm burgers, and bloody marys

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Complete dissapointment. First- went in at 9 pm asked to order burgers. Tey told us it was a 2 hour wait on burgers. Ok, how about chili cheese fries? That will be an hour and a half wait. ON CHILI CHESSES FRIES REALLY???? Second- it was my bday and we had been in this place all of 10 minutes, just in time to order a beer and take a drink out of it. My boyfriend asked the crabby waitress if they served sake since there were no menus. We had a group of 10+ at our table and started laughing, my boyfriend said " no really, I have always wanted to try sake bombs". The waitress so sweetly leaned over and said "If your gonna act drunk i'll cut your ass off and have the bartenders kick your ass out". Let's just say we will never be back to this crap hole again, with employees like that, your horrible wait time on food is the least of your problems. We went down the street to Chupacabra Cantina and had excellent FAST service and awesome food. So many better places on 6th than this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Complete dissapointment. First- went in at 9 pm asked to order burgers. Tey told us it was a 2 hour wait on burgers. Ok, how about chili cheese fries? That will be an hour and a half wait. ON CHILI CHESSES FRIES REALLY???? Second- it was my bday and we had been in this place all of 10 minutes, just in time to order a beer and take a drink out of it. My boyfriend asked the crabby waitress if they served sake since there were no menus. We had a group of 10+ at our table and started laughing, my boyfriend said " no really, I have always wanted to try sake bombs". The waitress so sweetly leaned over and said "If your gonna act drunk i'll cut your ass off and have the bartenders kick your ass out". Let's just say we will never be back to this crap hole again, with employees like that, your horrible wait time on food is the least of your problems. We went down the street to Chupacabra Cantina and had excellent FAST service and awesome food. So many better places on 6th than this place.

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A dive in the best way. Dark and dreary in the daytime but rockin at night. Burgers take forever but are amazing. Sit outside and have a beer or two while you wait.

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★★★★★

A dive in the best way. Dark and dreary in the daytime but rockin at night. Burgers take forever but are amazing. Sit outside and have a beer or two while you wait.

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Casino El Camino rated 6

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Casino El Camino rated 6

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To the reader:
I am writing this in regards to my visit to Casino El Camino on 2/18/2011.
I have never written a review on any establishment before, but this place takes has earned it!
First, and foremost was the instantaneous bad attitude

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★★★★★

To the reader:
I am writing this in regards to my visit to Casino El Camino on 2/18/2011.
I have never written a review on any establishment before, but this place takes has earned it!
First, and foremost was the instantaneous bad attitude

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I was a fan. Last night some "regulars" chased a guy out. He told the kitchen he had to leave his burger or he was going to get his ass kicked. Later the bouncer boasted about getting a free burger.

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★★★★★

I was a fan. Last night some "regulars" chased a guy out. He told the kitchen he had to leave his burger or he was going to get his ass kicked. Later the bouncer boasted about getting a free burger.

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I love this joint... it's dark and can be cramped on the weekends- but that's downtown Austin for you. You have to be willing to wait for an hour for the burger (or dog yummy). But it's worth it. I love to hang out anyways- they play

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★★★★★

I love this joint... it's dark and can be cramped on the weekends- but that's downtown Austin for you. You have to be willing to wait for an hour for the burger (or dog yummy). But it's worth it. I love to hang out anyways- they play

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This place looks a little rough to the eye, but the burgers are amazing! Fat and juicy burgers served with a cold beer... I can't think of anything better!

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★★★★★

This place looks a little rough to the eye, but the burgers are amazing! Fat and juicy burgers served with a cold beer... I can't think of anything better!

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Best burgers in Texas! However, don't piss off the cook when you order. He hates custome orders and he hates you... just order fast and then enjoy every last bit.

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Best burgers in Texas! However, don't piss off the cook when you order. He hates custome orders and he hates you... just order fast and then enjoy every last bit.

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Burgers are awesome. Even the veggie burger my buddy ordered by mistake was amazing.

Bartenders are quick and friendly, waitresses are also. Cool atmosphere, smoking patio in back. Check it out.

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★★★★★

Burgers are awesome. Even the veggie burger my buddy ordered by mistake was amazing.

Bartenders are quick and friendly, waitresses are also. Cool atmosphere, smoking patio in back. Check it out.

Pros: Good burgers

Cons: Not for you Abercrombie kids

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After reading the great reviews of this place, I expected a funky Austin eatery with super amazing burgers. If the burger had been fabulous, I might have been able to overlook all of the cons, but it was not. To start, I ordered my burger well done. It was charred on the outside, but blood red and cold on the interior. And it took 40 minutes even though fewer than half of the tables in the place were occupied. The waitress was undoubtedly the worst I'd ever experienced. When she was not ignoring our table, she was rude and condescending. The atmosphere was depressing, the food just OK, the wait way to long and the drinks watery. What more can I say?

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★☆☆☆☆

After reading the great reviews of this place, I expected a funky Austin eatery with super amazing burgers. If the burger had been fabulous, I might have been able to overlook all of the cons, but it was not. To start, I ordered my burger well done. It was charred on the outside, but blood red and cold on the interior. And it took 40 minutes even though fewer than half of the tables in the place were occupied. The waitress was undoubtedly the worst I'd ever experienced. When she was not ignoring our table, she was rude and condescending. The atmosphere was depressing, the food just OK, the wait way to long and the drinks watery. What more can I say?

Pros: OK food

Cons: too many to list

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wow. i'm sorry to see the story below. i love casino el camino and have been there a few times since my family from new orleans and i ended up in austin after katrina.

it must have been a stressed out day during sxsw for the kitchen staff to treat someone so poorly, especially another 6th street employee. i know for a fact that casino el camino gives preference to other local restaurant and bar employees so i am pretty shocked to discover this episode.

remember though, the kitchen is usually staffed by just two people, and during south by, the orders for food pile very high. that is likely why the wait was so long for you. how fast were food orders delivered to you during that week in any other 6th street establishment? additionally, i also know 6th street staffs work very long and hard hours during the festival. these things probably add up to infrequent blowups.

i was there during sxsw and my group and i all ordered burgers and fries. yes, it took 45 minutes, but the place was packed, everybody was eating, and i could see that the grill the cook was working on had burgers and dogs on every inch. when we received our food, the burgers were hot and the fries were perfect. i had no problems with the kitchen staff, although it was obvious to see that they were hot and stressed out. that energy wasn't hard to find during south by.

i've also been there since, when the atmosphere is much more relaxed than it is during south by. there were three in our group and we went in at 5:30 on a monday. the burgers took 20 minutes and were just as good as they were during sxsw.

additionally, besides the wicked atmosphere of the place and the interesting juke box, the bar staff is great. many are musicians and performance artists and conversations with them are very interesting. even during south by, it was easy to get a laugh out of them. at some other bars, the bartenders acted like everybody they didn't recognize was a tourist. i don't know about you, but when i go to a bar i'd rather have a great bartender than a friendly cook. besides, aren't bar cooks supposed to be surly? i thought that was a prerequisite.

at casino el camino, i always have a great time and unlike the poor person who posted a couple of days ago, i highly recommend it to austinites as well as out-of-towners.

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★★★★★

wow. i'm sorry to see the story below. i love casino el camino and have been there a few times since my family from new orleans and i ended up in austin after katrina.

it must have been a stressed out day during sxsw for the kitchen staff to treat someone so poorly, especially another 6th street employee. i know for a fact that casino el camino gives preference to other local restaurant and bar employees so i am pretty shocked to discover this episode.

remember though, the kitchen is usually staffed by just two people, and during south by, the orders for food pile very high. that is likely why the wait was so long for you. how fast were food orders delivered to you during that week in any other 6th street establishment? additionally, i also know 6th street staffs work very long and hard hours during the festival. these things probably add up to infrequent blowups.

i was there during sxsw and my group and i all ordered burgers and fries. yes, it took 45 minutes, but the place was packed, everybody was eating, and i could see that the grill the cook was working on had burgers and dogs on every inch. when we received our food, the burgers were hot and the fries were perfect. i had no problems with the kitchen staff, although it was obvious to see that they were hot and stressed out. that energy wasn't hard to find during south by.

i've also been there since, when the atmosphere is much more relaxed than it is during south by. there were three in our group and we went in at 5:30 on a monday. the burgers took 20 minutes and were just as good as they were during sxsw.

additionally, besides the wicked atmosphere of the place and the interesting juke box, the bar staff is great. many are musicians and performance artists and conversations with them are very interesting. even during south by, it was easy to get a laugh out of them. at some other bars, the bartenders acted like everybody they didn't recognize was a tourist. i don't know about you, but when i go to a bar i'd rather have a great bartender than a friendly cook. besides, aren't bar cooks supposed to be surly? i thought that was a prerequisite.

at casino el camino, i always have a great time and unlike the poor person who posted a couple of days ago, i highly recommend it to austinites as well as out-of-towners.

Pros: great door staff, bar staff, atmosphere, jukebox

Cons: not a family place after 9pm

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I went to Casino for the last time on Sunday March 22nd. I have been eating and drinking there off and on since 2001. I worked the door at a bar on 6th and like many people would catch a drink or grab a burger there. Back then it wasn't as popular and despite the edgy service it was a cool hang with a great jukebox. I don't know what happened to this place. I have heard from several people that still work downtown that the wait for food had increased from 20+ to 40+and that the cooks had become more surly. The new length of time to wait for the food doesn't have any bearing on crowds or not.

That turned out to be true. I had been a few months earlier for a bite before a show at Emo's and noticed that indeed the wait for food had doubled to 45 minutes. It was still good. The food was never amazing or life changing just good food for downtown. A good friend was in from L.A. for SXSW and I always take him there....it's on his list of things to do while in Austin.

We went back to order and witnessed a screaming match between the cook and some kid from a bar on 6th St. He came to pick up his food and asked for a bag and the girl taking orders got upset because it wasn't discussed when the order was taken.

Who's responsibility is it? How long have people been ordering "to go" from this bar? More importantly how big a deal is it to take the paper and foil out of the "basket" and tranfer it to a "box" while still on the paper and foil? Apparently its a big effen deal! She became rude with him and the cooks started screaming "...great f u c*i n g time to tell us!" The customer said he was sorry and that it would be ok. The cook again started to cuss him out and asked him if he wanted him "... come over the counter. Then you will be f u c*i n g sorry!" This heated exchange went on for awhile. Our jaws were dropped.

I still ordered ( I was wiped out from SXSW) and it was ok. My chilie dog was warmer than my buddie's Green Chile fries but I guess it is real difficult to time out the two. The fries were almost cold and had been sitting.

We bailed. Casino has always be a "clubhouse for regulars: bartender friends, etc" and will continue to tolerate the rest of us. It's sad what has happened to this place. I can get a better burger somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Casino for the last time on Sunday March 22nd. I have been eating and drinking there off and on since 2001. I worked the door at a bar on 6th and like many people would catch a drink or grab a burger there. Back then it wasn't as popular and despite the edgy service it was a cool hang with a great jukebox. I don't know what happened to this place. I have heard from several people that still work downtown that the wait for food had increased from 20+ to 40+and that the cooks had become more surly. The new length of time to wait for the food doesn't have any bearing on crowds or not.

That turned out to be true. I had been a few months earlier for a bite before a show at Emo's and noticed that indeed the wait for food had doubled to 45 minutes. It was still good. The food was never amazing or life changing just good food for downtown. A good friend was in from L.A. for SXSW and I always take him there....it's on his list of things to do while in Austin.

We went back to order and witnessed a screaming match between the cook and some kid from a bar on 6th St. He came to pick up his food and asked for a bag and the girl taking orders got upset because it wasn't discussed when the order was taken.

Who's responsibility is it? How long have people been ordering "to go" from this bar? More importantly how big a deal is it to take the paper and foil out of the "basket" and tranfer it to a "box" while still on the paper and foil? Apparently its a big effen deal! She became rude with him and the cooks started screaming "...great f u c*i n g time to tell us!" The customer said he was sorry and that it would be ok. The cook again started to cuss him out and asked him if he wanted him "... come over the counter. Then you will be f u c*i n g sorry!" This heated exchange went on for awhile. Our jaws were dropped.

I still ordered ( I was wiped out from SXSW) and it was ok. My chilie dog was warmer than my buddie's Green Chile fries but I guess it is real difficult to time out the two. The fries were almost cold and had been sitting.

We bailed. Casino has always be a "clubhouse for regulars: bartender friends, etc" and will continue to tolerate the rest of us. It's sad what has happened to this place. I can get a better burger somewhere else.

Pros: none

Cons: Clubhouse for Jerks

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With all the hype for this place, while in Austin I had to go. Was so disappointed! On tv this place doesn't look like as small and dark as if really is. Not many tables, as it is a bar to begin with. The burgers are indeed thick but they are dry and overcooked. Menu says they are cooked medium but this wasn't the case with either of ours. I couldn't even taste the cheese on my burger, it was one measy thin piece. The bacon however was delicious on the Chicago burger. Next time I will skip this place, one IS enough.

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★★★☆☆

With all the hype for this place, while in Austin I had to go. Was so disappointed! On tv this place doesn't look like as small and dark as if really is. Not many tables, as it is a bar to begin with. The burgers are indeed thick but they are dry and overcooked. Menu says they are cooked medium but this wasn't the case with either of ours. I couldn't even taste the cheese on my burger, it was one measy thin piece. The bacon however was delicious on the Chicago burger. Next time I will skip this place, one IS enough.

Pros: an experience for a boring day

Cons: dark and gloomy

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Went here after watching it on the food network... this place knows how to make a burger. you may not feel too well afterwards, but so worth it. Take it from me, shre a burger with someone especially if you plan on eating fries (I agree that the fries & queso are a perfection)

As for the decor, you can barely see 2 feet in front of you. Oh and you're not coming here to eat in the bathroom, but if duty calls you may want to hold it. It's as raunchy as raunchy gets in there. This place would do great for a "To go" place!

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★★★★★

Went here after watching it on the food network... this place knows how to make a burger. you may not feel too well afterwards, but so worth it. Take it from me, shre a burger with someone especially if you plan on eating fries (I agree that the fries & queso are a perfection)

As for the decor, you can barely see 2 feet in front of you. Oh and you're not coming here to eat in the bathroom, but if duty calls you may want to hold it. It's as raunchy as raunchy gets in there. This place would do great for a "To go" place!

Pros: The food, it is just so good

Cons: um, a little dirty might I say

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As past reviews state, this place is pretty gloomy. The staff are friendlier than stated though.
The food was really good, I have to say we recommend it and we only waited 20 minutes (it was lunch time). The burgers are huge, and the fry portions are also very large. The fries with Chili verde and queso are so yummy, a meal in itself with a beer!

So the bad part... the bathrooms. Oh my. You can't expect terry bloth hand towels in a bar but this was just plain ech! It was apparent that in the past 12 hours someone threw up in there. All I could smell was yak with an air freshener trying to mask it. The floors were filthy, everything looked dirty. it was just nasty in there. Thank goodness I had already eaten! If I return I will pledge not to break my seal at this place...

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★★★★☆

As past reviews state, this place is pretty gloomy. The staff are friendlier than stated though.
The food was really good, I have to say we recommend it and we only waited 20 minutes (it was lunch time). The burgers are huge, and the fry portions are also very large. The fries with Chili verde and queso are so yummy, a meal in itself with a beer!

So the bad part... the bathrooms. Oh my. You can't expect terry bloth hand towels in a bar but this was just plain ech! It was apparent that in the past 12 hours someone threw up in there. All I could smell was yak with an air freshener trying to mask it. The floors were filthy, everything looked dirty. it was just nasty in there. Thank goodness I had already eaten! If I return I will pledge not to break my seal at this place...

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After viewing this spot on The Food Network I convinced my husband to take me for the Thanksgiving holiday. I researched the spot, even made a copy of the menu so when the four of us got there we would be ready to order. We drove 5 hours from Shreveport, LA. to Austin Texas for this and I couldn't wait. We orderd. We waited 45 mins. which was okay since we were playing a couple of games of pool. We had a couple of drinks. And then the burgers came out. I ordered the Amarillo Burger. It was huge, the meat had a very good flavor. The buns were stale, and the burger that I ordered with extra mayo and extra cheese didn't have any of that on it, and it was so dry I almost choked. The fries were great. I can't believe I skipped the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for this burger. The city of Austin is beautiful, the staff was friendly, the decor was fine, the drinks were nice and strong, but the burger wasn't worth all the hype.

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★★☆☆☆

After viewing this spot on The Food Network I convinced my husband to take me for the Thanksgiving holiday. I researched the spot, even made a copy of the menu so when the four of us got there we would be ready to order. We drove 5 hours from Shreveport, LA. to Austin Texas for this and I couldn't wait. We orderd. We waited 45 mins. which was okay since we were playing a couple of games of pool. We had a couple of drinks. And then the burgers came out. I ordered the Amarillo Burger. It was huge, the meat had a very good flavor. The buns were stale, and the burger that I ordered with extra mayo and extra cheese didn't have any of that on it, and it was so dry I almost choked. The fries were great. I can't believe I skipped the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for this burger. The city of Austin is beautiful, the staff was friendly, the decor was fine, the drinks were nice and strong, but the burger wasn't worth all the hype.

Pros: nice bartenders, nice people, ambience was great

Cons: dry burger, long wait but empty grills

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I have been a vegetarian since 2007 and every year I allow myself the buffalo burger. Its crazy good with bleu cheese and spicy sauce. yes, its against my lifestyle, and its a delish sinful experience. Totally worth it. I wish they had some amazing veggie patty to partner up so I could eat there monthly!

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★★★★★

I have been a vegetarian since 2007 and every year I allow myself the buffalo burger. Its crazy good with bleu cheese and spicy sauce. yes, its against my lifestyle, and its a delish sinful experience. Totally worth it. I wish they had some amazing veggie patty to partner up so I could eat there monthly!

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This is an awesome bar with great burgers. One of a few worthwhile bars downtown. You should definitely check it out.

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★★★★★

This is an awesome bar with great burgers. One of a few worthwhile bars downtown. You should definitely check it out.

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Definitely some of the best burgers in town, possibly _the_ best. If you're looking for a typical restaurant atmosphere with sports memorabilia and alligators with sunglasses hanging on the wall, then this is not the place for you. It's a bar - a real bar that leans toward the dive-y side of things, but that's why I love it. Yes, you will have to wait a while for your burger, but it's worth it. And the chefs aren't as surly as everyone one here makes them out to be. The wait staff is attentive and helpful ('Need some ketchup? Here you go!') - I've never encountered any snottiness, rudeness or disregard for clients from them. And yes, they do have the best juke box in town. They only get four stars as opposed to five because finding seating can be a real pain (especially if you're in a group), and I would rather eat and drink while seated. But overall, one of my favorite watering holes and hamburger joints in town.

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★★★★☆

Definitely some of the best burgers in town, possibly _the_ best. If you're looking for a typical restaurant atmosphere with sports memorabilia and alligators with sunglasses hanging on the wall, then this is not the place for you. It's a bar - a real bar that leans toward the dive-y side of things, but that's why I love it. Yes, you will have to wait a while for your burger, but it's worth it. And the chefs aren't as surly as everyone one here makes them out to be. The wait staff is attentive and helpful ('Need some ketchup? Here you go!') - I've never encountered any snottiness, rudeness or disregard for clients from them. And yes, they do have the best juke box in town. They only get four stars as opposed to five because finding seating can be a real pain (especially if you're in a group), and I would rather eat and drink while seated. But overall, one of my favorite watering holes and hamburger joints in town.

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I've been on a burger rampage in Austin trying to find the best patty in town. Naturally, I had to visit this dark, gothic, truly Austin institution. The experience was memorable and I tried to take in everything from the dank, gloomy interior, the chef with the 'tude, and the large patties. But the burger itself was lackluster, dry and not really worth the half-an-hour wait. It was worth trying once, but I dont think I'll be back.

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★★★☆☆

I've been on a burger rampage in Austin trying to find the best patty in town. Naturally, I had to visit this dark, gothic, truly Austin institution. The experience was memorable and I tried to take in everything from the dank, gloomy interior, the chef with the 'tude, and the large patties. But the burger itself was lackluster, dry and not really worth the half-an-hour wait. It was worth trying once, but I dont think I'll be back.

Pros: Truly Austin

Cons: Burger was overhyped

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Casino El Camino's burgers are among the tastiest in Austin. A thick, juicy patty big enough to soak up all the liquor you've been swilling and hand cut crispy fries on the side, what more can you ask for? Sure the bar is dark and the bartenders are sorta scary lookin' dudes, but the a/c works great, the beer's cold and dim lighting is more complimentary, right? The kitchen staff lost their sense of humor sometime back in the 90's but that's okay, as long as they keep cooking. Order fast and remember it's CASH only at the kitchen. Be prepared for a wait from 30 minutes to an hour on weekend evenings. It's worth it, though. Some of my favorites are the buffalo burger and the Amarillo burger but everything, including the vegetarian sandwich is great. Mmmmmm!

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★★★★☆

Casino El Camino's burgers are among the tastiest in Austin. A thick, juicy patty big enough to soak up all the liquor you've been swilling and hand cut crispy fries on the side, what more can you ask for? Sure the bar is dark and the bartenders are sorta scary lookin' dudes, but the a/c works great, the beer's cold and dim lighting is more complimentary, right? The kitchen staff lost their sense of humor sometime back in the 90's but that's okay, as long as they keep cooking. Order fast and remember it's CASH only at the kitchen. Be prepared for a wait from 30 minutes to an hour on weekend evenings. It's worth it, though. Some of my favorites are the buffalo burger and the Amarillo burger but everything, including the vegetarian sandwich is great. Mmmmmm!

Pros: Cold beer, crankin' a/c & fantastic burgers!

Cons: Dim lighting, can be a long wait for food---but worth the time.

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This place has a nice patio, but forget trying to eat here. The bar smells awful, urine and mold odors are abundant inside.
I waited an hour and half for a burger, it started out large as I saw them cooking. It ended up tiny, hard and dry. I ate 2 bites and had to go to a fast food joint to actually eat. The hostess was an absolute moron, I had a tab going and at times she charged that other times asked me for cash.
The problem here is you cannot order from the hostess, you have to stand in a window outside the restrrom and order. Then keep going back to see if your food is done. It seems the managers really dont care if you eat or not. The bar is busy enough I suppose they dont have to consider the food.
I will not go back, I wasted my time and more than enough money here.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has a nice patio, but forget trying to eat here. The bar smells awful, urine and mold odors are abundant inside.
I waited an hour and half for a burger, it started out large as I saw them cooking. It ended up tiny, hard and dry. I ate 2 bites and had to go to a fast food joint to actually eat. The hostess was an absolute moron, I had a tab going and at times she charged that other times asked me for cash.
The problem here is you cannot order from the hostess, you have to stand in a window outside the restrrom and order. Then keep going back to see if your food is done. It seems the managers really dont care if you eat or not. The bar is busy enough I suppose they dont have to consider the food.
I will not go back, I wasted my time and more than enough money here.

Pros: good location, cute patio

Cons: dry overcooked burgers, trying to order food, stressed and ignorant hostess

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...The Buffalo Burger - I still fantasize about it. We're in Austin once a year and it's one stop we have to make!

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★★★★★

...The Buffalo Burger - I still fantasize about it. We're in Austin once a year and it's one stop we have to make!

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I love this place. It's been said a million times, but the jukebox really does have the highest-quality selection in town. The gothic ambiance of this place is great; it's often loud, but you also have the option of stepping out on the much quieter back porch if you choose. It's great back there when it's not too hot outside. Drink selection is good and the bartenders are fast and friendly.

Now to the food: This place serves the best burgers I have ever had. Austin has more than its fair share of good burger joints, but this place beats them all, and puts most of them to shame. Sure, the service is surly, but that's part of the charm. Know what you want when you get up there and pay in cash or the cook might growl at you. And your burger WILL be medium rare unless you specify otherwise, so those of you who have a problem with that: just make sure you ask for it to be cooked longer up front. The fries are hand-cut right before your very eyes, thrown directly into the fryer, and usually cooked perfectly. You will not find fresher fries anywhere in Austin.

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★★★★★

I love this place. It's been said a million times, but the jukebox really does have the highest-quality selection in town. The gothic ambiance of this place is great; it's often loud, but you also have the option of stepping out on the much quieter back porch if you choose. It's great back there when it's not too hot outside. Drink selection is good and the bartenders are fast and friendly.

Now to the food: This place serves the best burgers I have ever had. Austin has more than its fair share of good burger joints, but this place beats them all, and puts most of them to shame. Sure, the service is surly, but that's part of the charm. Know what you want when you get up there and pay in cash or the cook might growl at you. And your burger WILL be medium rare unless you specify otherwise, so those of you who have a problem with that: just make sure you ask for it to be cooked longer up front. The fries are hand-cut right before your very eyes, thrown directly into the fryer, and usually cooked perfectly. You will not find fresher fries anywhere in Austin.

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Without a doubt, Casino has the best burger I've ever tasted. Be prepared to wait 20-25 minutes, even on a slow night. The bartenders are fast and friendly and drink prices are very reasonable. Unfortunately all of the positive things about this place are overshadowed by the cocky attitude of the door guy and the cooks soup nazi behavior. When you order your burger make as little eye contact as possible. And do NOT try to make small talk with the cooks...or you could hear "No burger for you! Next!".

2
★★★★☆

Without a doubt, Casino has the best burger I've ever tasted. Be prepared to wait 20-25 minutes, even on a slow night. The bartenders are fast and friendly and drink prices are very reasonable. Unfortunately all of the positive things about this place are overshadowed by the cocky attitude of the door guy and the cooks soup nazi behavior. When you order your burger make as little eye contact as possible. And do NOT try to make small talk with the cooks...or you could hear "No burger for you! Next!".

Pros: Best burgers and french fries in town, prices

Cons: Bad attitudes from door people and cooks

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I heard from several people in Austin that this is sort of a retired punk bar. Walking through the doors seemed anything but. The jukebox (which had a great selection) was blaring, people were singing along with the lyrics loud and happily, food was constantly being put down on the service area, bartenders and servers where running around, working hard, and even finding time to chat with a customer here and there, all with a smile on their face's. The atmosphere was loud and fun. The burgers were enormous, filling, fun, and most of all tasty. The rest of the menu was filled with great food to fill your stomach as well. The menu was very informative with descriptions of the food, but straight to the point as well. This is definately a bar where many people can hold their beer. So, grab a mug and join in the fun!

2
★★★★☆

I heard from several people in Austin that this is sort of a retired punk bar. Walking through the doors seemed anything but. The jukebox (which had a great selection) was blaring, people were singing along with the lyrics loud and happily, food was constantly being put down on the service area, bartenders and servers where running around, working hard, and even finding time to chat with a customer here and there, all with a smile on their face's. The atmosphere was loud and fun. The burgers were enormous, filling, fun, and most of all tasty. The rest of the menu was filled with great food to fill your stomach as well. The menu was very informative with descriptions of the food, but straight to the point as well. This is definately a bar where many people can hold their beer. So, grab a mug and join in the fun!

Pros: Well priced, Fun atmosphere, Social Crowd

Cons: Hardly any parking, The wait on the food, stuffy at times

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If you're looking for an amazing burger, go here. I recommend the Amarillo burger. Hot and yummy.

2
★★★★★

If you're looking for an amazing burger, go here. I recommend the Amarillo burger. Hot and yummy.

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ordered a burger, was told to come back in 20-25 minutes
came back in 20 minutes to check
they said the order never got in and it would be 45 minutes to an hour more
I said "You told me 20-25 minutes".
They said "Do you want your money back?".
I said sure. No apology, did absolutely nothing to make it right.

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★☆☆☆☆

ordered a burger, was told to come back in 20-25 minutes
came back in 20 minutes to check
they said the order never got in and it would be 45 minutes to an hour more
I said "You told me 20-25 minutes".
They said "Do you want your money back?".
I said sure. No apology, did absolutely nothing to make it right.

Cons: no service

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my burger was practically raw, was disgusting. but the staff was good, service was good and fast, but that could have something to do with the burger coming out raw.

1
★★★☆☆

my burger was practically raw, was disgusting. but the staff was good, service was good and fast, but that could have something to do with the burger coming out raw.

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Bar and waitstaff are the best. I go at least twice a week. Eat at least once a week, and love every hour I am there. It is must. If you are in to the red river scene then you will love Casino. IF you are a middle of 6th, 5th street, and 4th street type then you may not like the crowd. Lets put it this way, it is a punk crowd. On Mondays they have a DJ spinning upstairs. Great music!

2
★★★★★

Bar and waitstaff are the best. I go at least twice a week. Eat at least once a week, and love every hour I am there. It is must. If you are in to the red river scene then you will love Casino. IF you are a middle of 6th, 5th street, and 4th street type then you may not like the crowd. Lets put it this way, it is a punk crowd. On Mondays they have a DJ spinning upstairs. Great music!

Pros: STAFF, MUSIC, CROWD

Cons: NONE

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Best juicy hamburger I have ever had! The cook knows what he is doing and he's cute too!! Love the ambience - wickedly fun and you never know who will show up.

2
★★★★★

Best juicy hamburger I have ever had! The cook knows what he is doing and he's cute too!! Love the ambience - wickedly fun and you never know who will show up.

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The last several times I have had burgers here they are WAY undercooked. Like bleeding undercooked. I know you are in a hurry, but dude my burger was still mooing. Then when a little more grill time for the burger was requested I was greeted with a bad attitude. Fries and bartenders are great. Burgers are too, when they are fully cooked.

2
★★★★☆

The last several times I have had burgers here they are WAY undercooked. Like bleeding undercooked. I know you are in a hurry, but dude my burger was still mooing. Then when a little more grill time for the burger was requested I was greeted with a bad attitude. Fries and bartenders are great. Burgers are too, when they are fully cooked.

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BEST BARTENDERS AND BURGERS IN TOWN
HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NEVER DISAPOINTED

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★★★★★

BEST BARTENDERS AND BURGERS IN TOWN
HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NEVER DISAPOINTED

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I once visited Bartley's Burger Cottage in Harvard Square. Nestled in a nice shopping area, this Boston essential boasts the "best" burger in the world. The fare pleasingly satiated, but comparatively underdelivered to Casino's magnum opus. Sorry Ivy League -- come get a lesson.

2
★★★★★

I once visited Bartley's Burger Cottage in Harvard Square. Nestled in a nice shopping area, this Boston essential boasts the "best" burger in the world. The fare pleasingly satiated, but comparatively underdelivered to Casino's magnum opus. Sorry Ivy League -- come get a lesson.

Pros: value, taste, deliciousness

Cons: smokey

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They have to be the reigning burger of Austin. Hut's is okay, but Casino...they're juicy, aromatic, incredibly tasty. They take like a year to come out of the kitchen, but it's worth it.

2
★★★★★

They have to be the reigning burger of Austin. Hut's is okay, but Casino...they're juicy, aromatic, incredibly tasty. They take like a year to come out of the kitchen, but it's worth it.

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These burgers are easily some of the best that I have ever eaten. There is no skimping with these 3/4 pound juicy beef patties. Their homemade french fries are awesome too. They have different types of hamburgers as well as a vegetarian selection. They also have movies playing on big screens. This will be the happiest full you will ever feel.

2
★★★★☆

These burgers are easily some of the best that I have ever eaten. There is no skimping with these 3/4 pound juicy beef patties. Their homemade french fries are awesome too. They have different types of hamburgers as well as a vegetarian selection. They also have movies playing on big screens. This will be the happiest full you will ever feel.

Pros: 21 and up, pool tables, drinks

Cons: long wait for food

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THICKEST and juicey are the two words that describe their fabulous burgers.

2
★★★★☆

THICKEST and juicey are the two words that describe their fabulous burgers.

Pros: location, cheap, tasty

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If you haven't had an Amarillo Burger and fries, you're missing out. My favorite time to go is Sunday eve, watch the Simpsons/King of the Hill from upstairs while playing pool and munching.

Highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

If you haven't had an Amarillo Burger and fries, you're missing out. My favorite time to go is Sunday eve, watch the Simpsons/King of the Hill from upstairs while playing pool and munching.

Highly recommended!

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The Amarillo burger, easy on the peppers. Hopefully Zack is cooking it. Sometimes I dream about it. Start off with a Bloody Mary beforehand and have a pint of Pyramid with the burger.

Damn.

2
★★★★☆

The Amarillo burger, easy on the peppers. Hopefully Zack is cooking it. Sometimes I dream about it. Start off with a Bloody Mary beforehand and have a pint of Pyramid with the burger.

Damn.

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Besides having these really special hamburgers (what is their secret anyway?), Casino El Camino is one of the friendliest bars in town. I love the bartenders there. I like to go when it's not too crowded and they show movies on their t.v. screens (sound off, but I think they have closed captioning). I've seen some really interesting ones this way. The AC is really strong, which makes it a plus in the summer, and they really deserve their reputation for having the best jukebox in town.

2
★★★★★

Besides having these really special hamburgers (what is their secret anyway?), Casino El Camino is one of the friendliest bars in town. I love the bartenders there. I like to go when it's not too crowded and they show movies on their t.v. screens (sound off, but I think they have closed captioning). I've seen some really interesting ones this way. The AC is really strong, which makes it a plus in the summer, and they really deserve their reputation for having the best jukebox in town.

Pros: friendly barstaff, excellent jukebox, neat ambience

Cons: sixth street hassles

 

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