The San Antonio hamburgers everyone should have tried by now

Any time is a good time for a hamburger. In many ways, it's the perfect convenience food. But let's not mistake convenience with settling for bland and tired fast food. These homegrown San Antonio spots serve up delicious, decadent burgers that go far beyond their boring drive-thru rivals. 
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Broadway 5050
Dine-in Only, 5050 Broadway St., (210) 832-0050, broadway5050.com
This central SA staple offers up 10 signature burgers, as well as a specialty Burger of the Month. For those that like heat, the 09er Burger features ghost pepper cheese, chipotle mayo and jalapenos.  
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Broadway 5050
Dine-in Only, 5050 Broadway St., (210) 832-0050, broadway5050.com
This central SA staple offers up 10 signature burgers, as well as a specialty Burger of the Month. For those that like heat, the 09er Burger features ghost pepper cheese, chipotle mayo and jalapenos.
Photo via Instagram / broadway5050
Armadillo’s Texas Style Burgers
1423 McCullough Ave, 210-226-7556, armadilloburger.com
Known for enormous, loaded burgers and comfort food vibes, Armadillos is a neighborhood haunt you’ll want to try at least once. Massive portions of ultimate comfort food are the ticket at this local spot.  
Photo Courtesy of Armadillo’s Texas Style Burgers
Armadillo’s Texas Style Burgers
1423 McCullough Ave, 210-226-7556, armadilloburger.com
Known for enormous, loaded burgers and comfort food vibes, Armadillos is a neighborhood haunt you’ll want to try at least once. Massive portions of ultimate comfort food are the ticket at this local spot.
Photo Courtesy of Armadillo’s Texas Style Burgers
Bobbie’s Cafe
6728 S Flores St, (210) 923-1158,bobbiescafe.com
For country eatin’, there’s no need to leave San Antone. This no-frills cafe keeps it humble with country-style American dishes for every meal, right inside SA city limits. This cozy eatery has been around for more than 40 years, and is working through the pandemic by offering dine in, to go and curbside options. 
Photo via Instagram/ bobbiescafe
Bobbie’s Cafe
6728 S Flores St, (210) 923-1158,bobbiescafe.com
For country eatin’, there’s no need to leave San Antone. This no-frills cafe keeps it humble with country-style American dishes for every meal, right inside SA city limits. This cozy eatery has been around for more than 40 years, and is working through the pandemic by offering dine in, to go and curbside options.
Photo via Instagram/ bobbiescafe
Fletcher’s Hamburgers
312 Pearl Pkwy, 210-277-0090, fletchers-hamburgers.com
This popular counter-service spot serves up burgers, fries and decadent milkshakes at the Pearl’s Bottle Department Food Hall. Just be sure to ask for extra Fletcher’s Sauce — that stuff is delish.  
Photo via Instagram / fletchers.hamburgers
Fletcher’s Hamburgers
312 Pearl Pkwy, 210-277-0090, fletchers-hamburgers.com
This popular counter-service spot serves up burgers, fries and decadent milkshakes at the Pearl’s Bottle Department Food Hall. Just be sure to ask for extra Fletcher’s Sauce — that stuff is delish.
Photo via Instagram / fletchers.hamburgers
Franklin Jack
Various Locations, (562) 269-6522, facebook.com/Franklin-Jack-108813421359139/
Snag a G.O.A.T. burger — with roasted goat cheese, smoky bacon and fried onion strings — from this unassuming food truck for a truly chef-inspired and -prepared bite.  
Photo via Instagram / franklin_jack_food_truck
Franklin Jack
Various Locations, (562) 269-6522, facebook.com/Franklin-Jack-108813421359139/
Snag a G.O.A.T. burger — with roasted goat cheese, smoky bacon and fried onion strings — from this unassuming food truck for a truly chef-inspired and -prepared bite.
Photo via Instagram / franklin_jack_food_truck
JDub’s Burgers & Grub
516 E. Houston St., (210) 229-0391, jdubsburgersandgrub.com
If gooey cheese and extra napkins are your jam, definitely try a burger from JDubs. Hand-formed chuck patties and lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, mustard and the chef’s secret-recipe Dub Sauce all make a sweet, cozy home inside a potato roll bun at this spot.  
Photo via Instagram / jdubs_burgers_and_grub
JDub’s Burgers & Grub
516 E. Houston St., (210) 229-0391, jdubsburgersandgrub.com
If gooey cheese and extra napkins are your jam, definitely try a burger from JDubs. Hand-formed chuck patties and lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, mustard and the chef’s secret-recipe Dub Sauce all make a sweet, cozy home inside a potato roll bun at this spot.
Photo via Instagram / jdubs_burgers_and_grub
Muck & Fuss
295 E San Antonio St, New Braunfels, (830) 255-7055, muckandfuss.com/
Okay, technically this spot isn’t in SA, but we’d be silly not to include it on a list of burger spots an aficionado should try. Don’t be turned off by the novel mini fry baskets, these burgers are the real deal.  
Photo via Instagram / muckandfuss
Muck & Fuss
295 E San Antonio St, New Braunfels, (830) 255-7055, muckandfuss.com/
Okay, technically this spot isn’t in SA, but we’d be silly not to include it on a list of burger spots an aficionado should try. Don’t be turned off by the novel mini fry baskets, these burgers are the real deal.
Photo via Instagram / muckandfuss
Pumpers
2410 N St Mary's St, 210-994-0015, pumpers.world
Wagyu beef patties are prepared in the classic smashburger style at this mobile eatery, featuring a crispy char on the outside while retaining a juicy interior. Dripping with melty cheese, mustard, ketchup, onions and pickles on a toasted bun, all you're missing is a mountain of napkins.  
Photo courtesy of Pumpers
Pumpers
2410 N St Mary's St, 210-994-0015, pumpers.world
Wagyu beef patties are prepared in the classic smashburger style at this mobile eatery, featuring a crispy char on the outside while retaining a juicy interior. Dripping with melty cheese, mustard, ketchup, onions and pickles on a toasted bun, all you're missing is a mountain of napkins.
Photo courtesy of Pumpers
Benjie’s Munch
Dine-In, Curbside and Pick-up, 1218 W. Bitters Road #107, (210) 556-8624, benjiesmunch.com
Half-pound, hand-pressed patties made with hand-ground Angus Chuck make Benjies’ multi-hyphenate burgers a mouthful in more ways than one.  
Photo courtesy of Benjie’s Munch
Benjie’s Munch
Dine-In, Curbside and Pick-up, 1218 W. Bitters Road #107, (210) 556-8624, benjiesmunch.com
Half-pound, hand-pressed patties made with hand-ground Angus Chuck make Benjies’ multi-hyphenate burgers a mouthful in more ways than one.
Photo courtesy of Benjie’s Munch
Slider Provider
Drive Thru and Curbside, Multiple Locations, (936) 718-3315, sliderprovider.com
These small but mighty eats are just the ticket for a sweltering summer day. With monikers like Chuck Norris, Hasselhoff and Cowboy From Hell, you know these burgers mean business, regardless of their small stature.  
Photo courtesy of Slider Provider
Slider Provider
Drive Thru and Curbside, Multiple Locations, (936) 718-3315, sliderprovider.com
These small but mighty eats are just the ticket for a sweltering summer day. With monikers like Chuck Norris, Hasselhoff and Cowboy From Hell, you know these burgers mean business, regardless of their small stature.
Photo courtesy of Slider Provider