Restaurants in Austin, TX

Any appetite can find what it wants in Texas’ capital city. The lively food scene ranges from Japanese food trucks and kolaches to craft beer and a sunset dinner overlooking Lake Travis. Austin is especially well-endowed with Mexican food (Fonda San Miguel is the classic) and is known for BBQ so good that people actually stand in line for hours just to get some (that would be at Franklin’s). There’s plenty of alternative fare, too, such as health food at High Note or a Hippie Sandwich at Shady Grove. If you like donuts, a short trip north to Round Rock Donuts is essential. And just beyond Round Rock is the town of Taylor, home of Louis Mueller Barbecue, which many consider the best on earth.

Austin’s Best Restaurants

Threadgill’s - Chicken-Fried Steak
Threadgill’s

AUSTIN, TX

Rosie’s Tamale House - Migas Taco
Rosie’s Tamale House

AUSTIN, TX

Hoover’s Cooking - Chicken-Fried Steak
Hoover’s Cooking

AUSTIN, TX

Pacha Organic Cafe - Apple Pie
Pacha Organic Cafe

AUSTIN, TX

Shady Grove

AUSTIN, TX

Ross’ Old Austin Cafe

AUSTIN, TX

Maria’s Taco Xpress

AUSTIN, TX

East Side King

AUSTIN, TX

Summermoon Coffee

AUSTIN, TX

El Alma - Carne Asada Taco & Lamb Barbacoa Taco
El Alma

AUSTIN, TX

La Barbecue - Tray for Two
La Barbecue

AUSTIN, TX

Moonshine - Chicken Fried Steak with Macaroni & Cheese
Moonshine Grill

AUSTIN, TX

Eberly - Fried Chicken & Waffles
Eberly

AUSTIN, TX

Loro - Smoked Beef Brisket
Loro

AUSTIN, TX

Italic - Baked Penne
Italic

AUSTIN, TX

Eastside Tavern - Corndog Bites
Eastside Tavern

AUSTIN, TX

Pho Please - Crab Rangoons
Pho Please

AUSTIN, TX

Yucatan Spice Chicken Wood-Grilled Meal
Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon

AUSTIN, TX

Burro Cheese Kitchen - Burning Mac
Burro Cheese Kitchen

AUSTIN, TX

Hut's Hamburgers - All American Buddy Holly Burger with Peppered Onion Rings and Chipotle Mayo
Hut’s Hamburgers

AUSTIN, TX

Lazarus Brewing Company - Carnitas Taco and Black Bean Taco
Lazarus Brewing Company

AUSTIN, TX

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Double bacon cheeseburger, fully dressed

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Brunchtime

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Migas

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Texas Chicken-Fried Steak

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