Austin Restaurants

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  • 1. Contigo

    $$ | East Austin | American

    The predominantly outdoor layout of Texas ranch-inspired Contigo consistently draws a steady evening crowd—even when summer temps are well over...Read More

  • 2. Enoteca Vespaio

    $$ | South Congress District | Italian

    It’s been a while since Vespaio's casual kid sister harnessed the lion's share of popularity on South Congress. Known for its tantalizing deli...Read More

  • 3. Komé

    $$ | Hyde Park | Japanese

    This North Austin sushi joint is the best place to find superior sashimi, sushi rolls, and Japanese cuisine without the daunting prices of Uchi...Read More

  • 4. The Salt Lick

    $$ | Barbecue

    When Texans argue about the relative merits of barbecue joints, the Salt Lick usually winds up at or near the top of the heap. Getting here...Read More

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

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    Downtown’s Radisson hotel finally ousted an outdated TGI Fridays location on their ground floor and made way for yet another hit from chef and...Read More

  • 8. 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

  • 9. County Line

    $$ | West Lake | Barbecue

    Part of a local chain, County Line has a few too many amenities to be considered a classic Central Texas barbecue joint. Chairs instead of bargain...Read More

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Fork & Vine

    $$$ | North Austin | American

    North Austin’s Anderson Lane and Burnet neighborhood has welcomed several new restaurants over the past few years, with one of the most notable...Read More

  • 12. Freedmen's

    $$ | University of Texas Area | Barbecue

    West Campus isn’t exactly known for its cuisine, but this new smokehouse lounge is a breath of fresh air, offering craft cocktails, delicious...Read More

  • 13. Gourdough's Public House

    $$ | South Austin | American

    Austin’s favorite over-the-top donut destination recently expanded on its food truck fame with this new bricks-and-mortar café, where diners...Read More

  • 14. Hyde Park Bar and Grill

    $$ | Hyde Park | American

    With its simple, eclectic menu focusing on comfort foods and more than ample portions, it's no wonder that this welcoming neighborhood hangout...Read More

  • 15. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

    $$ | East Austin | American

    The “ranch to table” cuisine of this new east side hotspot speaks to Austinite’s southern comfort cravings, with savory classics like stuffed...Read More

  • 16. La Condesa

    $$ | Mexican

    The notoriety of this sleek Second Street eatery has only increased as of late, with founding chef Rene Ortiz, and pastry chef, Laura Sawicki...Read More

  • 17. Odd Duck

    $$$ | South Austin | American

    This food truck turned brick and mortar was an early trailblazer of the city’s farm to table movement, thanks to chef Bryce Gilmore’s inventive...Read More

  • 18. parkside

    $$ | Sixth Street District | American

    A gem in the midst of Dirty Sixth, parkside’s austere interior features exposed brick walls, shotgun bar, and bare light bulbs suspended by...Read More

  • 19. Salt & Time

    $$ | East Austin | American

    Sure, it’s become a hipster-certified option for locally sourced charcuterie, meatball subs and an intimate (and meat-heavy) dinner service...Read More

  • 20. 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

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