Hutto may be full of new growth, but it now has a taste of old Austin. Iconic burger and fried chicken restaurant Top Notch opened on Wednesday at 420 U.S. 79 in the Hutto Co-Op District, a 35-acre mixed-use development that is also home to the new Hutto City Hall.
The new location of the longtime Burnet Road burger joint, memorialized in director Richard Linklater’s seminal 1993 film “Dazed and Confused,” joins fellow tenant Southside Market & Barbecue.
The owners have made efforts to transport the classic feel of the original to the new location, including aesthetic and service touches like the neon signage and car-hop stations.
Frances and Ray Stanish opened Top Notch in 1971, and Frances sold it to the team behind Austin-based Galaxy Cafe in 2010.
The Hutto location will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.