Austin Restaurants

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  • 1. Franklin Barbecue

    $ | East Austin | Barbecue

    If Central Texas is the hub of the state's best barbecue, then this place has become its favorite darling. This food truck-turned-full-fledged...Read More

  • 2. Asia Café

    $$ | Chinese

    This no-frills favorite of off-duty chefs recently changed owners this fall, but the same staff and menu has remained, which has, thus far,...Read More

  • 3. Casino el Camino

    $ | Sixth Street District | Burger

    Most definitely the best place to chow down on the notorious “Dirty Sixth Street” strip of downtown, Casino El Camino is a longtime favorite...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. Curra's Grill

    $$ | South Austin | Mexican

    If you're looking for authentic Mexican food at an affordable price (read: cheaper than Fonda San Miguel), then head to Curra's. Both locations...Read More

  • 6. Dirty Martin's

    $ | University of Texas Area | Burger

    This greasy spoon just north of UT campus has been satisfying the guilty pleasures of students (and all walks of life) since 1926. There might...Read More

  • 7. El Azteca

    $$ | East Austin | Mexican

    This old-school family restaurant has been around since 1963 in the heart of bustling, working-class East Austin, and draws local Latinos and...Read More

  • 8. Fork & Taco

    $$ | North Austin | Mexican

    Far from the expected price tag of the myriad street and trailer tacos that abound throughout the city, this new Burnet Road eatery boasts a...Read More

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Hut's

    $ | Burger

    Locals consistently nominate Hut's for the best-burger award in Austin Chronicle restaurant polls. Part of the mystique may be the American...Read More

  • 12. Iron Works Barbecue

    $$ | Barbecue

    From its creekside perch in the shadow of the Austin Convention Center, this spot caters to name-tagged conference attendees, construction workers...Read More

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Mandola's Italian Market

    $$ | North Austin | Italian

    Houston restaurateur (and co-founder of the Carrabba’s restaurant chain) Damian Mandola introduced this "neighborhood grocery store" and Italian...Read More

  • 16. Matt's Famous El Rancho

    $$ | South Austin | Mexican

    This South Austin landmark has been slinging classic Tex-Mex cuisine since 1952 and while the latest Austin food trends have overlooked the...Read More

  • 17. 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

  • 18. Phil's Icehouse

    $ | North Austin | Burger

    This burger joint is a moms' favorite for its kid-friendly menu, play area for ages 3–12, and occasional live music or movies for kids in summer...Read More

  • 19. Quality Seafood

    $$ | North Austin | Seafood

    Serving the landlocked city's freshest seafood (fresh off the plane, if not the boat), this combination seafood market and casual eatery traces...Read More

  • 20. Ramen Tatsu-Ya

    $$ | Japanese

    Austin’s ramen craze went into full swing a few years ago and this hip locale was one of the city’s first (and favorite) establishments. Try...Read More

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