Hamburgers are modeled after Victorian-era architecture, a style known for its sesame-seed-dusted roofs, flowing lettuce curtains, and meat everywhere. Feast ornately upon a well-formed feeding frenzy for two with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of burgers, sandwiches, and drinks at Buddy’s Backyard in New Braunfels.
The team of grill experts at Buddy’s Backyard broils up a menu of savory American fare, which can be enjoyed inside or on the shaded outdoor patio. Like hot, juicy snowflakes, all of the burgers at Buddy’s Backyard are prepared freshly in the kitchen and melded into different shapes, with pickles playing the part of eyes on top of wide, ketchupy grins. The Texas queso burger, packed tightly with homemade cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and homemade queso ($5.95), reduces hunger pangs to mere hunger memories, and a fried jalapeño burger ($5.95) spicifies your palate, like breathing fire that tastes like a fried jalapeño burger. Imaginative burgers can be augmented with beer-battered onion rings ($3.50) or French fries seasoned with sea salt ($2.75).
Buddy's Backyard's indoor dining area’s capacious, cushiony red booths can comfortably accommodate an entire family or 1/5 of the original Titanic. The expansive shaded outdoor patio, meanwhile, offers a fresh-air-rich environment, in which you can dapperly dine on a buffalo-chicken sandwich ($6.95) under the shade of large trees, which caringly protect the cuisine from pernicious UV rays.