austin restaurant guide
For my city guides, I try to have a mix of everything - new restaurants, iconic venues, and tourist spots worth a visit. These will range from casual cafes for breakfast to suit jacket fine dining. As with all guides, it is not exhaustive but hopefully full of wonderful recommendations that will help you make the most of your visit! Here's what I love in Austin:
Mexican street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, including for breakfast.
1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Thin-crust slices & pies for dining in or carry out, open late for takeaway on weekends.
1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Veracruz All Natural
Simple trailer serving tacos with spit-grilled meats or veggie options, plus migas.
1704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Sushi plus creative hot & cold dishes in a stylish, sophisticated setting.
801 South Lamar￼ ￼Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
Upscale eatery doling out locally sourced New American chow in a contemporary setting.
1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
French-American comfort food with modern twists in an airy space that also stocks gourmet groceries.
2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756
Hopping BBQ stand in Aztec Food Trailer Park for brisket, pulled pork & sausages at picnic tables.
1906 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Braised, poached & stewed dishes served in a laid-back setting.
1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Popular noodle house & bar with a funky vibe serving classic ramen with many options for topping.
1234 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Stylish yet casual, seasonal New American dining in a cute house
1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Charming outpost offering French breakfast bites & creative Vietnamese plates
1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
the salt lick
It's BYOB at this venerable cash-only, BBQ spot with a rustic setting & live music outdoors.
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
Creative donuts in a colorful, quirky environment
212 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Quick serve Korean BBQ tacos, rice bowls, kimchi fries & other Korean-Mexican eats.
823 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Southern classics elevated by farm-fresh ingredients in a rustic space with a lush garden
3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Long lines form early for brisket, pulled pork & other smoked meats at this lunch-only spot.
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Farm-to-table dinner destination serves weekly New American set menus on the grounds of a farmhouse.
755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
East Side King
This hip food truck serves Asian-fusion bites until late.
1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Ironic names & unique toppings on fried-dough treats served until late-night from a vintage trailer.
2700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704