From Our Editors
A well-known fast food spot in Austin, Sonic on Burnet Rd is the ideal spot for wonderful fast food and good burgers. It's a favorite spot for those that want great food.
Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Hill Country weather cooperates. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, while the prices may be low, you can bet that the ingredients will be fresh. In fact, you should easily be able to enjoy a good meal for $9 or $10 here, and can probably get in and out for $5 if you try.
There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering, it's been reviewed as a great local option for big groups and families with kids. If you're in a hurry, the restaurant even has a convenient drive-thru window and its menu is well-suited for grabbing food on the run.
One of the better quick-service franchises in the area, Sonic is often referenced as "America's Drive-In" for good reason. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.