Burgers Near Downtown San Antonio

Oct 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Central/Downtown, Eastside, Featured Articles, Food

We tried out a few burger joints within easy reach of downtown San Antonio.

Fatty’s Burgers And More

This is the family business of Mark Outing, who really has quite a remarkable personal story. Head out of downtown San Antonio going east on Commerce Street and you’ll see a bright yellow building on the left that declares you’ve arrived at Fatty’s Burgers. The interior is sparse, but there are a few large screen TVs all tuned to sports programming. The downtown lunch crowd is growing as more folks are finding out about the great food. Outing has added a quirky little freebie to his menu–everyone dining in is welcome to a serving of special recipe pinto beans. A small serving of those along with the quarter pound Fatty’s Original burger with cheese was plenty for me.

This is NOT the home of the one-handed burger. On my first visit I had the smaller of the standard cheeseburger offerings and it was more than sufficient. The veggies were crisp and fresh (not shredded to death) and the burger was cooked perfectly. The second time, I had the same size burger with the mushrooms and swiss and felt afterward as if I was recovering from Christmas dinner. Mark ain’t gonna tell you what’s in them free pinto beans, but they are really fantastic. The buns are baked fresh off-site and they have a bit of a sweet taste to them but I think they complement the burger nicely. The burgers are hand-pattied and very juicy.  The rest of the menu can be seen here.

Don’t show up at Fatty’s on Sunday planning on a burger meal. Church happens at Fatty’s with Sunday School at 10AM, morning worship at 11AM. There is a fellowship meal for the neighborhood homeless and street folk at 1PM. Grace Community Church Pastor Tim Conway always brings a powerful message.





Here’s a short video about Fatty’s Burgers and owner Mark Outing:

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