Austin Restaurants

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  • 1. 24 Diner

    $$ | Clarksville | American

    The upscale breakfast fare and comfort food of this Clarksville favorite might carry an unconventional price tag for a diner, but the quality...Read More

  • 2. Bouldin Creek Café

    $ | South Austin | Vegetarian

    A vegetarian-only restaurant might sound like a bland option at first, but even devoted carnivores frequent this hip South First neighborhood...Read More

  • 3. Chavez

    $$ | American

    Downtown’s Radisson hotel finally ousted an outdated TGI Fridays location on their ground floor and made way for yet another hit from chef and...Read More

  • 4. Cisco's

    $ | East Austin | Mexican

    The interior of this family-owned eastside bakery and restaurant might be shabby, with worn linoleum floors and various Texas-themed memorabilia...Read More

  • 5. Counter Café

    $$ | East Austin | American

    Fans of Austin’s iconic Counter Café got a lot of good news this year, when the beloved (but tragically tiny) diner on North Lamar unveiled...Read More

  • 6. Dai Due

    $$$ | East Austin | American

    This Manor Road newcomer hangs their hat on seasonal local cuisine, with an emphasis on farmers’ markets, Texas beer and wines—even ingredients...Read More

  • 7. Easy Tiger

    $$ | Sixth Street District | German

    This German-style bakery and beer garden, above Waller Creek on the far end of 6th Street, has become the go-to spot for beer and sausage lovers...Read More

  • 8. Elizabeth Street Café

    $$ | South Austin | Vietnamese

    This clever nouveau Vietnamese-French concept from chef-restaurateur Larry McGuire—of Lamberts and Clark's fame—sits on the corner of South...Read More

  • 9. Foreign & Domestic

    $$ | North Austin | American

    It’s been almost five years since chef/owner Ned Elliott opened his upscale, 47-seat North Loop gastropub, deep in the heart of the locavore...Read More

  • 10. Frank

    $ | Hot Dog

    Discerning hipsters, corporate lunch crowds, and late-night barflies frequent this Warehouse District favorite specializing in artisanal hot...Read More

  • 11. Fresa's

    $$ | Clarksville | Mexican

    It’s hard to think a drive-through could have such high-quality fare, but Fresa’s has built a name for its charcoal grilled chicken al carbon...Read More

  • 12. Goodall's Kitchen and Bar

    $$ | University of Texas Area | American

    Reopened after an extensive, well-executed redesign—the former Mansion at Judges’ Hill boutique hotel changed ownership and became the Hotel...Read More

  • 13. Hoover's

    $$ | East Austin | American

    Local chef and native East Austinite Hoover Alexander has created one of the city’s best comfort-food oases, blending mama's home cooking, diner...Read More

  • 14. Juan in a Million

    $ | East Austin | Mexican

    The not-so-secret weapon of this classic East Austin breakfast spot is its owner and namesake, local legend Juan Meza, who has run his modest...Read More

  • 15. Magnolia Café

    $ | West Austin | American

    This local institution serves a full complement of the simple breakfast/brunch foods that Austinites tend to crave at all hours. The typical...Read More

  • 16. Noble Sandwich Co.

    $ | American

    Sandwich lovers once had to trek out to 620 and Anderson Mill Road to experience the blissful creations of chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez...Read More

  • 17. Sawyer & Co.

    $$ | East Austin | American

    This new Cajun diner attracted attention for its stylish, retro interior, complete with vintage booths and an AstroTurf rear patio, before Austinites...Read More

  • 18. Thai Fresh

    $$ | South Austin | Thai

    Laid back and locally sourced, this Bouldin Creek café is a staple for lovers of high quality Thai food in a casual neighborhood setting. Part...Read More

  • 19. The Carillon

    $$$ | University of Texas Area | American

    In 2014, executive Chef Josh Watkins left The Carillon—a stylish New American concept he helped launch in 2008—but the highly regarded fine...Read More

  • 20. TRIO

    $$$ | American

    Steak, seafood, and wine are the three focal points (thus the name) of this sophisticated oasis overlooking downtown’s Lady Bird Lake. Executive...Read More

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