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Dirty Martin's Place - 42 Reviews - 2808 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, Austin, TX - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (512) 477-3173

Dirty Martin's Place

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Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
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Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX
Dirty Martin's Place - Austin, TX

Reviews

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Best

Good and greasy burgers and shakes with whipped cream - casual counter service, big TVs, ample parking / seating. Pretty much heaven.

Worst

I went to Dirty's once last year and wasn't impressed at all. This was before I knew it was considered one of Austin's top burger joints. The burgers are pretty small, definitel...

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/27/2013

Great food – Very impressed with the menu and the food was amazing. more

Simple, dirty fun 3/30/2012

Good and greasy burgers and shakes with whipped cream - casual counter service, big TVs, ample parking / seating. Pretty much heaven. more

One of Austin's Legendary Landmarks! 3/15/2012

I just ate at Dirty's for the first time in the last decade. What have I been holding out for? It's easy to enjoy their unique building, atmosphere, cheap prices, and delicious food. Went last Tuesday and I got 30 cent wings and a $5 pitcher of Fireman's4. Great times. Highly recommended. more

SHAME ON YOU DIRTY'S!!!!!!!!!! 3/22/2011

TO THOSE OF YOU WHO DIDNT KNOW FAYE BRADDOCK SHE WORKED AT DIRTY MARTIN'S FOR OVER 50 YEARS OF HER LIFE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN NOVEMBER AND WE ARE HAVING A BENEFIT FOR HER AND ASKED FOR HER LON LONG LONG TIME EMPLOYEE'S HELP AND THIS IS WHAT WE GOT............\r \r SHAME ON YOU DIRTY'S. YOU SAY YOU PRIDE YOURSELF ON YOUR ""FAMILY"" OF EMPLOYEES I WOULD HATE TO SEE YOUR ENEMIES. AFTER 2 EMAIL'S AND NOT 1 RESPONSE COLEY AND I WENT UP THERE TODAY TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT LETTING US PUT A DONATION JAR THERE FOR MEMAW'S (FAYE BRADDOCK) BENEFIT THIS SATURDAY AND NOT ONLY WAS I TOLD THAT THEY WANTED NO PART IN THIS BUT HE WAS JUST DOWN RIGHT RUDE. HE INFORMED ME THAT HE DID IN FACT GET MY EMAILS AND HE PASSED THEM ON TO MARK THE OWNER AND MARK TOLD HIM NO. I ASKED HIM CAN WE PUT UP THE DONATION JAR HE SAID NO I ASKED HIM KINDLY ABOUT POSSIBLY DONATING A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO RAFFLE OFF ONCE AGAIN HE INFORMED ME HE WANTED NO PART IN IT OR MEMAW'S BENEFIT, HANDED ME MY FLYER BACK AND QUICKLY WALKED AWAY LEAVING ME STANDING THERE WITH TEARS SWELLED UP AND SPEECHLESS. NO IM SORRY NO I WISH I COULD HELP JUST SIMPLY HELL NO. I WENT AND SAT BACK DOWN AND JUST FESTERED I WALKED BACK IN AND TOLD THEM I DID NOT WANT THE FOOD I ORDERED (WHICH WAS DONE) AND THAT I WANTED NO PART IN THEM. THEY MADE ME PAY 1.90 FOR MY SMALL ROOT BEER AND WE LEFT AND WENT 2 BLOCKS DOWN TO EL PATIO WHERE THE FOOD WAS AWESOME AND THEY DONATED A GIFT CARD TO US. THANK YOU DAVID AND EVERYONE AT EL PATIO YOU HAVE OUR BUISNESS. AS FAR AS DIRTY'S SHAME ON YOU AFTER 50 YEARS MEMAW GOT NO RETIREMENT NOTHING FROM THEM AND THEY WOULDN'T EVEN DONATE A MEASSLY LITTLE SHIRT OR GIFT CARD. WOULDN'T GO BACK IF THEY PAID ME!!!! more

We Keep Kumming-Bak! 5/7/2010

I ride with a group called the Central Texas Hill Country HellBuellies and we've been meeting at Dirty's from time to time for years. We used to use it as our every Thursday meeting spot but as our group got bigger and bigger we were causing some issues and so we moved to a place that could better accommodate our group and now we just randomly show up there from time to time. Last night was one of those random nights when a few of us decided to make the pilgrimage and it was fantastic as usual. The food was good, the beer was cold and the company was outstanding. Only issue last night was that our server put EVERYONE on one check despite the comings and goings of multiple groups within our group and added in a gratuity. Felt bad for her, b/c this caused her more issues and frustrations than it did us. Hope she didn't get short-changed in the overall, though she said it all worked out in the end. All in all, Dirty's is a fantastic venue for people like us. Its a great place to see people and be seen. With our bikes parked out front, we'd be hard to miss. Thank you Dirty's for always being there for us!! Pros: Great place to meet friends, Good food, Cheap more

Dry burger, careless staff 11/1/2009

Heard good things about Dirty Martin's so I checked it out. I ordered a double hamburger (not having a 1/2 lb burger like most decent Ft. Worth joints). The burger came out as a single, and very dry. The fries were nothing special. Definitely would not go back. Pros: Location Cons: Dry burger, got my order wrong more

Hamburger Heaven 8/1/2008

Wow! Has a cool ""Keep Austin Weird"" personality. Old-time place with old-time hamburgers. It seems like a crime to call them simply ""burgers."" If you like greasy hamburgers, this is the place. Sit at the counter. See the cook prepare your hambuger right in front of you. The hamburger is served with mustard, as all good hamburgers should be, and a good old-fashioned ketchup squeeze bottle always close-by. One bite and I closed my eyes in a heavenly hamburger revery that was interrupted by the guy at the front counter who brought me a milkshake and onion rings. Never mind, I closed my eves and continued my heavenly revery until I finished eating what must be the best hamburger in Austin. If you crave a Rosco's hamburger from El Paso, and there are a few of us out there, Dirty Martin's is every bit as good.\r \r Unless you want grease dripping from your fingers, literally, Do Not order the onion rings. A deliciously greasy Dirty Martin's Hamburger is one thing, but greasy onion rings are disgusting. I have not tried the fries yet. The milkshake presentation is the best and most interesting I've ever seen. The guy at the counter always tosses in a design using whipped cream with a cherry on top. The shake is decent, but I would not order it again. Tomorrow, I plan to go back for the second time this week to order two hamburgers. The hamburgers are not small, I just crave them that much. With a hamburger this good, who needs side orders? I'll just have two hamburgers and a Coke. I'll take a chance and order the fries. more

GREAT SERVICE 6/15/2008

We went to Dirty's and must say that we were really surprised. The food was great and the Onion Rings were better than any I've ever had, but there was a young man there named Jesse who really made it worth our visit. He made us feel right at home and even though the staff was really busy this young man seemed to go out of his way, not only to make us comfortable, but everyone around us comfortable as well. Our hats off to Dirty's for hiring such excellent help. We will definately be back. Pros: Service more

Greasiest burgers in austin and proud of it. Great shakes... 6/17/2007

Greasiest burgers in austin and proud of it. Great shakes and malts more

Greasiest burgers in austin and proud of it. Great shakes... 6/17/2007

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Greasiest burgers in austin and proud of it. Great shakes and malts more

Going back. 5/17/2007

The wife and I ate at Dirty's for the first time and were suprised. Plenty of seating, parking was good and the burgers were delicious. We both had the O.T. Special (bacon cheeseburger) and some onion rings. The buns were cooked on the grill, nice and crispy, and the burgers were perfect. Plus the Lone Star was cheap and the misting fans on the patio helped cool the place off. Granted, it was early afternoon on a Saturday, and they were far from slammed, but the service was great and the food was better. Two burgers, a plate of onion rings and 4 Lone Stars for around twenty bucks. A+. Pros: Good burgers, cheap beer. more

Good food but over priced 11/30/2006

Great small cheeseburger! But very pricey, $9 for a cheeseburger more the size of McDonalds cheeseburger, fries, and a drink. Better off at Dans or Hut's burgers. Pros: good food Cons: small portions for the price. more

Greasy Burgers! 11/20/2006

By far when it comes to greasy burgers, Dirty Martins is the best there is, but I don't think it ranks as the best burger ever. I like the classic atmosphere that would even give a freshman at UT a sense of awe, and some food to remember as well. The burgers (as everyone said) are rather small, so get the double patty. Instead of fries, I got the tots and they were awesome. I recommend anyone from Austin (especially UT) to at least come and check this place out to eat in a place that has some history to it, but the prices just aren't the most agreeable (then again im sure their location is $$$$$ and they gotta cover the rent somehow!). Overall I recommend any on a quest for burgers to check out this place, but keep in mind there are other good burger joints (P Terrys). Pros: Clasic Burger in a Classic Joint Cons: A bit pricy for a small burger. more

Just what you need 11/17/2006

I was craving a really good burger. I got the DH. It was so good like a patty melt. The only thing I added was ketchup. It was melt in your mouth good. The fries were great. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The person who took my order over the phone was really nice as well. Pros: price is great, food is great more

Ah, for the memories 11/9/2006

Reading these reviews brought back a lot of old memories. Grented, I haven't eaten at Dirty's in about ten years, but figured, based on the reviews, that my memories should stand the test of time. \r \r I would class it as old-school. If you like neon and ferns and overly large plates dwarfing your table, then likely, Dirty's is not the place for you. Dirty's is nostalgia, not just for old Austin people who ate there years ago and keep coming back, but it is a nostalgic taste trip for anyone who wants to eat like anyone did in the 30s, 40s, 50s. \r \r I hope they never close the place because the only other place that dished up such nostalgia and good food was The Stallion ... gone these 20+ years and still longed for. Greasy? Yes. Vitamin G my friends used to say. But it is a soul-filling comfort-food good that it is hard to get any place else. I can't wait for my next trip to Austin! Pros: Sit at the counter sometime and watch the cook splat the burgers! Cons: small. more

Zero 3/16/2006

The people who gave this a good review had to be there in the wee hours of the morning and partied out. When they say Dirty they mean it. And don't buy the comments about a meaty burger because I swear Mickey Ds regular hamburger is just as big. Once was enough for this Longhorn. Pros: Zero Cons: Everything more

Great Place Any Time Of Year... 3/11/2006

Im in austin at least twice a month, if not more. I always visit DM's for the fact they have great burgers, excellent shakes and that ""old school austin"" atmosphere. Coming from a town where chains are the norm (Dallas), its great to have an haven for real food and great people. Pros: Great Burgers, Excellent Shakes, Great Staff Cons: None At All more

THE BEST BURGERS IN AUSTIN, but... 9/13/2005

They are kind of expensive by fast-food standards. The notion that they are too small is frightening. These burgers are very greasy (yum) so they should not be BIGGER! Somebody might be more likely to have a heart-attack in the restaurant if they were bigger. Instead I would request that they would be a bit less costly. more

Definitely Best Burgers in Austin 6/22/2005

I have lived in Austin for 20 years and have eaten at all the recommended ""Burger Joints"" including Dirtys over the years. Recently I went back to Dirtys to check out all the buzz created by the remodel and new outdoor patio. The food is still TO DIE FOR! A recent review about the portions was totally incorrect (must have been written by someone who overeats). The portions are just fine. The amazing thing about this place is that it has been in business for over 70 years and it is still going strong for 1 reason. THE FOOD! They have the freshest veggies and the meat is fresh (never frozen) according to our excellent waitress. The service is great - even when they are busy. Now that they have an outdoor patio with VERY COLD BEER - it is a great place to just hang out and people watch. Pros: Great Food, Cold Beer, Patio Cons: None, None, None more

Not impressed 6/21/2005

I don't see how this place gets ranked as having one of the city's best burgers. Burgers are small, the meat is a disagreeable gray color with no discernible flavor. Fries are above-average, lemonade is home-made and tasty. Pros: Lemonade, Fries Cons: Over-priced more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Opened in 1926, Dirty's has long been a pilgrimage for visiting ex-Austinites as well as college students, blue-collar workers and a few old-timers who like joking around with...

  • 6/21/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    11 am to 11 pm - 7 days a week
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central Austin, West University
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