Austin Dining Guide

Austin Dining Guide

Austin Dining Guide Listings

African

 A family-owned business serving up authentic Ethiopian cuisine since 1991. Visit their website for more information....

 Chef Iba Thiam whips up aromatic West African cuisine with a global perspective. Visit their website for more information.

 Taking its name from the Swahili word for “welcome,” Karibu offers popular Ethiopian cuisine. Visit their...

American

Classic Texas elegance with a menu that touts breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Visit their website for...

American tapas, mini burgers and cocktails — one of the most beloved happy hours in the city. Visit their website for more...

Chef-inspired comfort food all day and night. Visit their website for more information.

Cuisine carefully prepared with fresh ingredients and a warm homegrown Austin feel. Visit their website for more information....

Some of the best coffee in town. Be sure to try the eggs benedict. Visit their website for more details.

Local and seasonal menu with an old-fashioned dessert case. Visit their website for more information.

 Upscale American Food trailer with vegetarian options. Visit their website for more...

 This converted home is a beautiful place for lunch or catching up over coffee. Visit their website for more information.

Colorful decor and a huge menu with nice salads and lunchtime pizzas. Visit their website for more information.

With the varied menu and the multiple television screens, the Daily Grill is sure to please all sports fans. Visit their...

A neighborhood bar and grill with multiple locations. Visit their website for more information.

Delicious and healthy fare from the organic garden out back since 1988. Visit their website for more information.

Dazzles wih steaks, chops, seafood and sushi. Visit their website for more information.

 Prohibition themed restaurant that serves a variety of southern comfort food.Visit their website for more information.

Irresistible hot dogs made from artisan sausages like the Jackalope with local antelope, rabbit and pork. Visit their website for...

A contemporay café serving all-day lunch, an exquisite dinner selection and gluten-free menu. Visit their website for...

Located inside the new Hotel Ella on Rio Grande, Goodall's is a sophisticated restaurant concept featuring inventive global cuisine with a locally-driven, seasonal menu...

Classic comfort food in the heart of downtown Austin. Check out the newly-redesigned menu. Visit their website for more...

The perfect union of burgers and beer: enjoy fresh ingredients like Black Angus beef and hand-cut fries. Visit their website for...

Best handling of wild game in town — delicious quail salad, rattlesnake cakes and grilled venison chops with lobster tail. Visit their...

A neighborhood scene with fine food and a cool, central bar. Visit their website for more information.

Pub fare at its best. Try the Texas Kobe beef sliders and signature thincrust pizzas. Visit their website for more...

Country favorites but with a twist from Chef Jack Gilmore. Visit their website for more information.

Countless variations on wonderfully fresh, made-to-order salads with homemade dressing. Visit their website for more...

Enjoy classic fried chicken with some surprising twists by Chef James Holmes. Visit their website for more information. ...

Upscale dining meets comfort food. Their motto? "Champagne and Fried Chicken. Why the hell not?" Visit their ...

Happy hour specials and fun appetizers, like corn dog shrimp, served on a stick with blueberry honey mustard. Visit their website...

Eclectic fine dining in an inviting setting. Visit their website for more information. 

Extensive raw bar and carefully balanced flavors. Try the braised short rib. Visit their website for more information. 

The western bistro and "saloon" brings in the crowds for one of the best happy hour deals in town. Visit their website...

This cosmic favorite serves tasty breakfast items to Austin's night owls. Visit their website for more information. 

 Awesome place to go and grab drinks and a couple of appetizers while enjoying outdoor seating. Visit their website for...

Lively Westlake wine bar, retailer and restaurant. The wine list boasts more than 250 by the bottle. Visit their website for more...

 Cute little trailer down by Barton Springs with food that is eclectic, fresh, great quality. Visit their website for...

 A trailer with great culinary thinking and perfect spot to grab a quick lunch. Visit their website for more information.

 Come here to build a burger just how you like it. Visit their website for more information....

A unique fine dining experience, coupled with cutting-edge high-definition gold simulators. Visit their website for more...

Modern comfort food made fresh daily in a cozy space. Bottles of wine are half price on Sunday and Monday nights. Visit their website...

 Your source for all things pork-centric, from sliders to pulled pork sandwiches. Visit their website for more information...

 Fun place to take out a group of friends to try out your golf game and have some dinner. Visit their website for more...

The best prices for cupcakes in Austin. Be sure to try the cinnamon rolls! Visit their website for more information....

Urban offers classic comford food in a modern, sophisticated atmosphere. Visit their website for more information. 

From breakfast to burgers: an Austin favorite since 1976. Visit their website for more information.

 Step out for a drink and stay for the classic fare, from sandwiches to frittatas. Vist their website for more...

Asian

An upscale, fanciful sushi bar with a killer seven-day happy hour menu. Visit their website for more information. 

Some on the best traditional Chinese in town.  Fast service in the dining room. Visit their website for more information....

Chefs Paul Qui, Moto Utsonomaya and Ek Timrek offer out-of-this-world pan-Asian food from three trailers. Visit their website for more...

A colorful, charming spot on South First. French takes on Vietnamese classics. Visit their website for more information.

With a cozy covered patio, G'Raj Mahal offers a surprising amount of ambiance for a food trailer. Visit their website for more...

A Warehouse District highlight. Delectable Peking Duck and memorable specialty cocktails. Visit their website for more...

Popular downtown spot for some of the best sushi in town. See their website for more information.

More than just sushi, this eatery serves up Japanese comfort food, including delicious, homemade ramen. See their website...

The Asian-inspired cuisine, ranging from sushi to steak, draws a swinging singles scene. See their website for more information.

 Grab a four-top and cook your own bulgogi in the middle of the table.

Healthy, tasty Korean options like bulgogi and curry dishes all served up by the friendly staff. See their website for more...

 Maiko offers both classic sushi and original creations like miso-marinated black cod. See their website for more information....

Enjoy robato (Japanese tapas) grilled before you and lovely entrees of sea bass and duckling all day long. Visit their ...

A blend of both traditional and contemporary takes on Japanese cuisine. Visit their website for more information.

The locally famed Musashino is where die-hard sushi lovers flock when they crave near perfection. Visit their website for more...

An oasis of calm and cool in the Warehouse District. Modern sushi with fresh dishes and fun drinks. Visit their website...

 Japanese comfort at its finest in Austin’s first brick and mortar, ramen-centric eatery. Visit their website for more...

Noodles, curry, stir fry, dumplings. Try the Miang Khum. Visit their website for more information.

Located on Congress in the heart of downtown, they're dedicated to providing an authentic Japanese Sushiya experience. Visit their ...

Flavorful dishes like eggplant with garlic sauce or shrimp with lemongrass. Visit their website for...

From the Dim Sum menu: delicate steamed shrimp dumplings, deep-fried egg rolls and more!

Restaurant, cooking school and market all in one place. Try the Thai Sunday brunch! Visit their website for more...

Menu speaks mostly of Northeastern Thailand, moderately priced. Visit their website for more information.

Zip in for a buffet-style lunch or settle in for a long dinner of contemporary Indian cuisine. Visit their website for more information....

Innovative Japanese cuisine with spunk. Signature rolls include "Who's Your Daddy?" and "Ex-Girlfriend." Visit their...

James Beard Winner Chef Tyson Cole has created an inventive menu that puts Uchi foremost among sushi spots in Austin. Visit their ...

The sensational sister creation of Uchi, helped by Top Chef Paul Qui. Try the bacon tataki! Visit their website for more...

The funky minimart-café satisfies keep Austin weird with offbeat décor, copious beer, and cheap, tasty food. Visit their ...

Barbecue

Three generations of Texas BBQ. Don't leave without trying the banana pudding! Visit their website for more information.

A busy, casual spot on the way to the lake. The barbecue turkey is tender, and the beans are out of this world. Visit their website...

Named the Best BBQ in America by Bon Appetit, Franklin serves up Meyer's all natural angus brisket. Visit their website for more...

No frills: grab your beer from the ice bucket and get ready for some traditional dipping ribs. Visit their website for more...

BBQ legend John Mueller returns to Austin with some of Texas' finest, no-frills barbecue. Visit their website for more information....

Not your standard BBQ fare. Meats are given an Austin twist, like the ribeye glazed with brown sugar and mustard. Visit their ...

Long-time campus-area staple. Visit their website for more information. 

Slow-smoked classic BBQ and local craft brew in a nostalgic, 50s-inspired atmosphere. What more can you ask for? Visit their website...

Known for its music scene as much as its barbecue, which is traditional and satisfying. Visit their website for more information....

Serves up some of the best ribs, brisket, and sausage in the state. Visit their website for more information. 

Coffee

Rooted in sustainbility, these coffee lovers are dedicated to finding your perfect blend and so much more. Visit their website for...

Right on the edge of South Congress, this shop has lots to offer from a full line of drinks to delicious eats helping those in need. Visit their...

The baristas here take their jobs seriously, see how they work beyond the ususal pattern.  Visit their website for...

Great food and even better coffee, everyone is talking about Jo's. Visit their website for more information. 

 A true Austin original and locally owned, meeting all your organic needs! Visit their website for more...

A new 24 hour coffee house and bar to hit Austin. With a large patio, good music, local coffee and a full bar, this place is perfect for both partiers and studiers. Visit...

Continental

New American cuisine inspired by modern European brasseries. Visit their website for more information. 

Dark wood paneling and an extensive wine and coffee list make Apothecary the perfect place to unwind. Visit their website...

At Bacon, the eponymous ingredient is more than a breakfast side dish: it's the star of the show. Visit their website for more...

 Banger’s brings the German beer garden tradition stateside with an array of artisan sausages and over 100 beers on tap. Visit their...

 Another unique addition to Austin’s dining scene from Chef Parind Vora. A diverse and approachable menu with rice bowls, sandwiches, cioppino and more. Visit...

Comfort food doesn't get much better than the pork and beer-centric gastropub by Chef Bryce Gilmore. Visit their website for...

A French bistro with a southern Cajun flair. Visit their website for more information. 

Beer and Texas pub fare in a co-operative community environment. Visit their website for more information. 

A European-style bistro on Austin’s eastside with a curated wine list. Visit their website for more information....

Mediterranean style cooking with a Texas sense of place. Visit their website for more information. 

Flavorful dishes with global inspiration, including bone marrow brulee and hamachi sashimi. Visit their website for more...

Taking cues from Contigo Ranch, the restaurant offers fresh, quality bar food. Visit their website for more information....

Austin's favorite cake balls have a brick-and-mortar home, complete with a European-inspired menu. Visit their ...

Elegant small plates with over 300 wine selections, perfect for pairing. Visit their website for more information. 

A dark intimate feel and rich American culinary experience. Visit their website for more information. 

Delicious vintage cocktails in an eccentric space. Enjoy local art, music and cuisine by Sonya Cote. Visit their website for...

Delicious bake shop and upstairs and beer garden downstairs. Enjoy the signature housemade sausages. Visit their website for...

A husband and wife team cook up European style dishes like pork schnitzel and paella. Visit their website for more information....

Mediterranean bites and plates for sharing. Dine al fresco on the lovely patio. Visit their website for more information. 

Housed in a charming vintage trailer, this spot off Barton Springs Road delivers warm crepes to a hungry crowd. Visit their ...

Husband and wife duo, Ned and Jodi Elliott, whip up innovative cuisine with a nose-to-tail approach. Visit their website for more...

An Austin ancestral estate open for lunch, dinner, and serving a Sunday brunch buffet. Visit their website for more...

Part grocery store, part casual eatery, Hillside Farmacy is located in a beautifully restored 50s pharmacy. Visit their website...

Cuisine inspired by the world and served in a Zen-like interior. Visit their website for more information. ...

A New American cuisine pioneer in Clarksville since 1975. Visit their website for more information. 

The coziest of wine bars — try the burger with Gruyere, pancetta and a fried egg. Visit their website for more...

Magnificent, modern interior by Michael Hsu. Committed to featuring all locally produced foods. Visit their website for more...

 Chef Parind Vora reopened his acclaimed Restaurant Jezebel, featuring his signature, innovative flavors. Diners can choose from two, sumptuous prix-fixe menus. Visit...

 A late-night, pork-loving dining destination, Salty Sow serves up creative signature drinks, including a Blueberry-Lemon Thyme Smash. Visit their...

Another venture from Chef David Bull, Second offers a casual bistro experience. Visit their website for more information....

Classic Mediterranean fare, overlooking Lake Travis. Visit their website for more information. 

 Overlooking Congress Avenue, Swift’s Attic draws from global inspirations and serves up inventive cocktails. Visit their ...

A fine dining spot, featuring New American cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Visit their website for more information...

For tea and a sweet treat or a fresh healthy lunch, The Steeping Room is the perfect place to relax after shopping at the Domain. Visit their...

Build your own wine flights or choose from the carefully edited list from around the world. Visit their website for more...

The food is fantastic, and portions are meant for tasting, not for gobbling. Fresh, local ingredients abound. Visit their website...

French

In the young professional’s playground known as West Sixth Street lies a respite called Arro. Located on the former site of Haddington’s pub and run by...

A classic French bistro, wine bar and bakery shop. Visit their website for more information.

Favorites include veal sweetbreads and salad Lyonnaise. Start with an assiette de charcuterie. Visit their website for more...

 Part charcuterie, cheese and wine shop, Henri’s offers a cozy space to explore new wines or take a bottle home. Visit their ...

A gastropub with French inclinations. Visit their website for more information.

With its French bistro fare, impressive cocktails and charming décor, Justine's has Austin looking east. Visit their website...

French fare with a global outlook, drawing from the cuisines of India, North Africa and more. Visit their website for more...

Darling menu of simple French dishes. Duck salad is a standout. Absinthe bar. Visit their website for more information.

Grocery

Pre-made meals, restaurant, extensive wine selection, cooking classes, and the groceries you need. Visit their website...

 Cute grocery store and bistro with a casual French-aamerican flare.
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Compact urban grocery that stocks what you need. Visit their website for more details.

A grocery store with hot-lunch specials everyday. Visit their website for more details....

Whole Foods, which happens to have been founded in Austin, has the most extensive selection of all-natural products. VIsit their ...

Ice Cream

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, fruit ices and countless toppings and crush-ins, Amy's will satisfy any craving. With 12 locations, customers don't have to travel far to get it...

Decadent desserts and organic teas. Visit their website for more details.

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  Known for its many different and creative Ice Cream Sundaes. Visit their website for more information.

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Italian

Great espresso bar and a mostly Italian wine list complete with an outdoor patio for sipping. Visit their website for more information...

The chic, little Hyde Park trattoria offers delicious Italian cuisine, like saffron risotto with seafood. Visit their website for...

An inviting trattoria with warm Tuscan colors. Small bar up front and cozy booths in back. Visit their website for...

Take a stroll through the winding villagio and sample a variety of Italian favorites—a gourmet feast! Visit their website...

This romantic 19th century "railroad house" is perfect for canoodling over cannoli. Don't miss the old-school pastry cart. Visit their...

Mediterranean fare with an Italian accent. Crispy wood-fired pizzas remain the headliner. Visit their website for more...

 Specialty pies with delicious flavors, from gorgonzola and roasted onions to the infamous Guiche, with goat cheese and spinach. Visit their...

Superb bistro menu with panini, salad, pasta and pizza and handmade pastries. Visit their website for more...

 Hearty Italian fare with big, bold flavor. Visit their website for more information. 

 A long-loved Austin spot for its fine Italian fare. Perfect spaghetti carbonara. Visit their website for more information....

Family-style dining and the classic Italian cuisine—perfect location for large groups. Visit their...

Casual Italian fare and a well-stocked gourmet grocery, alongside a deli, bakery and espresso and gelato bar. Visit their website...

 Guests enjoy modern Italian cuisine in a sleek interior at this Domain standout. Visit their...

South Italian cuisine, inspired by Chef Shawn Cirkiel's family recipes. Visit their website for more information. 

 Wash down a decadent pizza at Pinthouse with one of the restaurant’s 40 craft beers, including a selection brewed on-site. Visit their...

An array of mouthwatering Italian dishes, from four-cheese pizza to oven roasted rack of lamb. Visit their website for more...

Wood-fired Neopolitan pizzas are a standout. Cozy atmosphere, Tuesdays are all-you-can-eat mussels for $12. Visit their website for...

 Set in a Tuscan-style villa, Siena captures the essence of its namesake region. Visit their website for more information....

 For thin-crust, New York-style aficionados, Spartan is your East Austin go-to. Visit their website for more details.

 Taverna's menu boasts sophisticated salads, pastas, pizzas and trademark risottos. Visit their website for more...

Exquisite pizzas hot out of the wood-fired brick over straight from Naples and classic antipasti. Visit their website for...

Nestled in the Mandola Estate Winery in Driftwood. Expect hearty portions of rustic Italian food. Visit their website for more...

This Westlake restaurant offers fresh, classic fare with a modern twist. Visit their website for more...

Daily rotating menus offer the best of the seaon and the freshest from Vespaio's beautiful garden. Visit their website for more...

Deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza—perfect for a late night out. Visit their website for more details.

Latin American

Argentinean specialties like meat sandwiches on baguettes, empanadas and tasty pastries. Visit the website for more...

 Manuel's casual culinary sibling, Changos offers fresh Tex-Mex on the go. Visit their website for more information. 

Experience the flavors of Southern Brazil with savory meats sliced from skewer to plate. Visit their website for more...

Brazilian churrascaria steakhouse— perfect for adventurous meat lovers! Visit their website for more...

Award-winning restaurant inspired by regions of Brazil plus local Tex-Mex favorites. Visit their website for more...

A break from the typical Tex-Mex with the refreshingly light fare at this slice of Mexico City. Visit their website for more...

Lunch Spots

Authentic French bakery and fine pastry in Austin! Delicious Nutella crepes and croissants. Visit their website for more...

Nestled in its cozy space at Wanderlust LIVE, this café is introducing a tasty new way to fuel up for Austin’s healthy, active lifestyle—delicious a...

Menu rotates weekly and features classic sandwiches and entrees, from Baked Ziti to Beef Tenderloin. Visit their website for...

Fresh, inspired sandwiches, soups and salads in a charming, refashioned cottage. Visit their website for more information. 

Award-winning sandwiches made with fresh meats and locally-baked bread. Try the Italian club. Visit their website for more...

French bakery staples, from brioche and croissants to pain au lait. Visit their website for more information. 

Gourmet sandwiches with a commitment to scratch cooking and sustainable ingredients. Visit their website for more information. Visit our...

This breakfast and lunchtime favorite serves up organic and local fare. Visit their website for more information. 

A sandwich shop offering various menu items, such as Banh Mi or BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches. Visit their website for more...

Part deli, bakery, cafe and flower shop. Don't miss the Honey-Almond Bee Cake. Visit their website for more...

Mexican

An exquisite variety of South Central Mexican fare, including the famous Chile Rellano en Crema. Visit their website for more...

 Authentic Mexican Food. For the guacamole starter, we licked the bowl clean. Visit their website for more information....

Often a long wait for this beloved, packed cantina. The pillowy, fried flautas are the best in town. Visit their website for more...

Inspired by kitchens across Central Mexico. Visit their website for more information. 

Delicious interior Mexican food in a casual environment.  Visit their website for more information. 

Chef-driven, authentic Mexican cuisine. Visit their website for more information. 

An intersection of Tex-Mex and interior Mexican cuisine. Visit their website for more information. 

Little bro to El Chile, El Chilito offers a pared-down menu of made-to-order items. Visit their website for more information....

 Iliana de la Vega and Ernesto Torrealba, the husband and wife team behind El Naranjo, serve up authentic cuisine from Mexico’s interior. Visit their...

Quintessential Austin. Great migas and fresh juices. Visit thier website for more information. 

An Austin institution for over 30 years. Delicious interior Mexican menu. Visit their website for more information. 

 Savor slow-grilled Peeler Farms chicken from this colorful drive-through eatery, alongside fresh salsas, salads, tortillas and homemade ice creams. Visit their...

 A flavorful modern Mexican menu inspired by the kitchen of Chef Garrido's grandmother. Visit their website for more...

Perfect for date night, Gloria's serves upscale Mexican cuisine and offers a spacious patio.Visit their...

No frills tacos. Try the Queso Flameado with chorizo and jalapenos. Visit their website for more information. 

 Mexican food with a sufer twist! Enjoy great dining with the beautiful sights of Lake Austin as your view. Visit their website...

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 Delectable cocktails and tasty tacos inspired by the hip and bohemian Condesa 'hood in Mexico City. Visit their website for...

With cuisine like this it is hard to choose. Let the knowlegable staff guide you through this Spanish/European tapas bar located in the heart of the 2nd Street district....

 Not your usual Tex-Mex. The chile relleno bursts with shredded pork and walnut cream sauce. Visit their website for more...

After 60 years, this Austin classic is still going strong. Start with the Bob Armstrong dip. Visit their website for more...

Six locations delivering solid Tex-Mex in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Visit their website for more information. 

If you're looking for a nice patio with great views of downtown Austin and fresh-squeezed drinks, this is the cantina for you.

Between the salsa bar, patio seating, and delicious margaritas, this is one of Austin's beloved Tex-Mex icons. Visit their website...

 Not the typical Tex-Mex. Bright interiors, attentive service, and solid menu offerings. Visit their website for more...

Great selection of specialty riffs on Tex-Mex tacos. Cool off with a homemade agua fresca. Visit their website for more information....

Bold, authentic flavors with ingredients imported straight from Mexico. Visit their website for more information. 

Fresh plates with a lighter hand. Visit their website for more information. 

Seafood

Tropic-inspired seafood dishes in a vibrant, colorful interior. Visit their website for more information. 

 Larry McGuire’s latest venture offers an extensive caviar and oyster menu—a refreshing indulgence on Sixth Street. Visit their...

Though known for fresh seafood, Eddie V's prime steaks are some of the best in town. Visit their website for more information....

Great selection of oysters, clever cocktails, and one of the freshest options for seafood in town. Visit their website for more...

Austin's premier retail seafood market, offering the freshest catch. Visit their website for more information. 

Seafood and steak lovers alike will love the weekly-rotating chef-inspired menu. Visit their website for more information. 

Southwestern

 Chef Kevin Williamson delivers on fresh seafood with a lively atmosphere. Visit their website for more information. 

Unique Tex-Mex, Cajun, and southwestern cuisine on a sprawling, scenic porch. Visit their website for more information. 

This SoCo staple draws quite a weekend crowd with its classic brunch fare. Visit their website for more information....

Chef Alma Alcocer is serving up a taste of the Southwest in this modern, industrial space. Visit their website for more...

Austinites wait hours to get into either the funkier downtown locale or the northern spot. Visit their website for more information....

Steak

This Austin favorite boasts an impressive wine list to pair with sophisticated entrees. Visit their website for more information....

 Excellent food, stellar wines, pleasant atmosphere and polished staff. Visit their website for...

Traditional steakhouse menu with seafood choices and lobster tails. Visit their website for more information. 

 The USDA Prime Steaks seared to perfection and topped with fresh butter are the ultimate. Visit their website for more...

Overlook Lake Travis  and enjoy the juicy USDA prime cooked to perfection at this once sprawling ranch. Visit their ...

 Steak and potatoes. Music at the Ringside. Visit their website for more information. 

Overlooking Lady Bird Lake in the Four Seasons Hotel—clever dishes, with prime steak and seafood offerings. Visit their...

Vegetarian

Take yoga or tai chi classes before or after dining at this macrobiotic joint. Visit their website for more information. 

Pop by this fresh juice and smoothie stand after a run or before a swim. Visit their website for more information. 

Everything beyond the garden variety, from veggie burgers to lasagna. Visit their website for more information. 

 Most people double take at this delicious new vegan/ vegetarian Jewish deli. Visit their website for...