At Rainey Street Burgers, you can get your burger made to order and grab an ice-cold beer at a new casual neighborhood watering hole with a classic Austin vibe.
Rainey Street Burgers is the passion project of Karen Robinson and a few of her longtime Austin friends. Karen grew up in Houston, learning the ins and outs of the restaurant business from an early age. She helped out at her family’s famed Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, oyster shucking, selling cigars, helping with the books, and serving as a hostess and expeditor.
Karen moved to Austin in 1976, when music was playing on every street corner and nightlife extended until sunrise. She was a part of the counterculture that created the “weird” Austin everyone talks about and an owner of the original Waterloo Ice House on Congress Avenue. When you visit Rainey Street Burgers, you’ll notice the walls are decked with vintage show posters, most designed by famed local artist Danny Garrett.
When Karen was raising her two daughters, her one night out each week was to work the door for the Thursday show at The Waterloo. She caught the best of the legendary Austin music scene – from Uncle Walt’s Band to Townes Van Zandt and Marcia Ball.
Rainey Street Burgers (RSB) plans to continue the Austin music tradition. Keep a look out for Tuesday night comedy night, Thursday night music nights, brunch concerts and special events. If you’re a part of a local jazz quartet or acoustic guitarist, give us a call!
Co-owner Kevin Stockwell is no stranger to the restaurant business either. Kevin’s been known to serve a mean fried chicken sandwich. He's a trained gourmet chef and knows his way around the kitchen.
WHICH CAME FIRST?
When Rainey Street Burgers was under construction, a gentleman stopped by and asked for some work. We had a broom and a mess of a floor, so we settled on a fair price for a good cleaning. There was a small hiccup – our new friend needed a place to keep his pet chicken as he worked. We found a safe place in the back, and all was well. Here at Rainey Street Burgers, the chicken came before the egg.
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LOCATION & CONTACT
51 RAINEY ST. AUSTIN, TX 78701, Ste. 140A
Sunday – 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday - Thursday - 11:00 AM -10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday - 11:00 AM -11:00 PM
Watch for daily specials, music, comedy nights & more!