The amount of good eatin’ in this town is simply insane, and we’ve really only just scratched the brisket bark…

the restaurant list

Here is a nearly comprehensive list of restaurants (of note) in Austin. We don’t seek to comprehensively list trailers because they are so ephemeral (and we don’t have time to keep up!), but we include trailers of note.

We’ve incorporated ratings for Texas Monthly (TM** or higher), Austin Monthly (AM, if they rate it, it’s worthy; AMbest), Austin-American Statesman (AAS-#.#, AAS-top50), Eater Austin’s Eater Essential (EE), and the Austin Chronicle (AC) and their First Plates list (ACfp). If we can find it, we include links to their full reviews. We’ve also included our own rating, aW, with links to our full review in the blog. AtoZtoB is an upcoming stop on our trip through the alphabet of Austin restaurants. x = on the map below.

There’s a slight preference toward reviewing north Austin restaurants because (1) we live in north Austin and (2) we write reviews for the Allandale Neighbor.

Our rating scale means:

   –          meh [think twice]
   *         OK [it’ll get the job done]
   **       good [solid neighborhood joint]
   ***     damn good [we’ll definitely be back]
****   yippity-yikes that was amazeballs [fantastic; one of the best]
   ***** holy sh!t [transcendental; best of the best]
each $ = $10; cost is based on a typical dinner entree and appetizer (no drinks)
A place larger, bolder, and red as blood is a place we’ve eaten at. Crossed out means closed. 😦  The rest are TBE: to be eatin’!
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 Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 7.39.00 PM.png  recommended by someone somewhere (and we can vouch)
Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 1.49.46 PM.png one or two stars
Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 1.50.09 PM.png  three stars
Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 1.49.55 PM.png four or five stars


Abel’s on the Lake [www]
Abo Youssef Mediterranean Food (ACfp) [www] x
Acai Cafe Blenders & Bowls [www]
Acai Hut [www]
Ah Sing Den (TM**) [www] x

Alamo Drafthouse [www]

ALC Steaks (AM) [www]

Alfred [www]

Almarah Mediterranean Cuisine [www]

Alta’s Cafe [www]

Amaya’s Taco Village [www]

Ancho’s [www]

Andiamo Italiano (AAS-6.5) [www] x

Anthem [tex-asian pub] [www]
Apis Restaurant & Apiary (AAS-9.5; ACfp; AtoZtoB) [www] x
Arborist [opening soon]
Arlo Grey (AM; TM**) [www] x
Arlo’s (ACfp) [www] x
– vegan burgers
Arpeggio Grill [www]
Artessano (ACfp) [www] x
Artista Rosso [www]

Arturo’s Underground Cafe [www]

Asiana Indian Cuisine (ACfp) [www] x

Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant (AM) [www] x

Asti (AM; TM**; ACfp) [www] x

ATX Cocina (AAS-7.0; aW****; ACfp)

what’s the deal? hi-end, chef’d up Mexican food; table-service
aW: food****; drink;****; atmosphere***; service****; instagrammability****
cost: $$$$$$
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Auguste & Marcel (TM**) [www] x

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGBs) (ACfp) [www] x

Austin Cheese Company [www]
Austin Daily Press [www]

Austin Diner (AM) [www] x

Austin’s Habibi [www]
Austin’s Pizza [www]

Austin Taco Project (Aw***)

web&where: interwebs; 500 east fourth street; menu
what’s the deal? Chef’d up tacos
overall: *** (food***; drink***; atmosphere***; service***; instagrammability***)
cost: $$
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Avenue B Grocery [www] x

Aviary (AM; TM**; ACfp; a360aW****)

web&where: interwebs; 2110 South Lamar Boulevard; (512) 916-4445
what’s the deal? wine & chef’d-up tapasy dishes; table-service
aW: food****; drink; *****; atmosphere****; service*****; instagrammability****
cost: $$$
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Azul Rooftop Bar at the Westin [www]


Baby Acapulco [www]

Baby Greens [www]

The Backspace (AM) [www] x

The BackYARD at Waller Creek [www]

Baguette et Chocolat (AM) [www] x
Bakery Lorraine [www]
Balkan Cafe & Grill [www]
Bao’d Up (AM) [www] x
Bar Chi Sushi [www]

Barlata (AMbest; TM**; aW***)

web&where: interwebs1500 south lamar boulevard; (512) 473-2211
what’s the deal? real-deal catalan tapas; sit-down
aW: food***; drink; ***; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability***
cost: $$$
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Barley Swine (AMbest; TM***; AAS-top50#5; ACfp; EEp; aW*****)

web&where: interwebs; 6555 burnet road; (512) 394-8150; reservations
what’s the deal? world class food for locavores; table-service
aW: food*****; drink;*****; atmosphere***; service*****; instagrammability*****
cost: $$$$$$$$$$ (tasting menu; could be less when ordering a la carte)
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Bar Peached [www]
Barzon [www]
Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches (AM; ACfp) [www] x
Baton Creole (ACfp) [www] x
BBG’s [www]
BBQ Revolution [www]

BD Riley’s Irish Pub [www]

The Bee Grocery [www]

The Beer Plant (AMbest) [www] x

Be More Pacific (AM; ACfp; aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 7858 shoal creek boulevard; (512) 814-7423
what’s the deal? phood from the phillipines; table-service
overall: food**; drink;**; atmosphere**; service***; instagrammability***
cost: $$
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Bennu Coffee [www]
Berry Austin [www]

Better Half (AM; TM**; EE; ACfp) [www] x

Biderman’s Deli (EE; ACfp) [www] x

Big City Bagels and Subs [www]
Big Easy Bar & Grill [www]

Bill Miller BBQ #35 (TM**) [www]

Bird Bird Biscuit [www]

Bistro Vonish [www]

Black’s Barbecue [www]

Black Sheep Lodge [www]

Black Star Coop (ACfp) [www] x

Blenders and Bowls [www]

Blue Dahlia Bistro (AM; ACfp) [www] x

Bob’s Steak & Chop House [www]
Bombay Dhaba (AM) [www] x
Bonchon [Korean; Round Rock; www]
The Bonneville [www]
Bottecelli’s [www]

Bouldin Creek Cafe (AM; EE; ACfp) [www] x

Brama (AM) [eastern european; www] x
Branch BBQ (TM**) [www] x
The Brewer’s Table (AM; TM**; AAS-top50#18; AtoZtoB) [www] x
The Brewtorium (ACfp) [www] x

Briggo Coffee [www]

Brodie Park Market [www]

Broken Spoke [www]

Brown’s Bar-B-Que (TM****) [www] x
Buenos Aires Cafe (AM; EE) [www] x
Bufalina (AM; TM**; AAS-top50#15; EE; ACfp) [www] x

Bufalina Due (TM**; EE; AAS-top50#15)[www]

Buford’s Backyard Beer Garden [www]

Bun Belly (TM**) [www] x

Burger Bar [www]
Burgerim [www]
Burn Pizza + Bar

Burro Cheese Kitchen [www]

The Buzz Mill [www]


Cabo Bob’s Burritos (aW*)

web&where: interwebs; various
what’s the deal? local burrito joint run by beach bums; fast-casual
aW: food*; drink; -; atmosphere -; service*; instagrammability*
cost: $
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Cafe Blue [www]

Cafe Josie (TM**) [www] x

Cafe Malta [www]
Cafe Nena’I (AM; ACfp; AAS-9.0) [www] x

Café No Se (TM**; AAS-8.5; ACfp) [www] x

Cane Rosso (TM**) [www] x

Cannon + Belle [www] x

Capital City Bakery [www]

The Capital Grille [www]

Carillon [www]

Caroline [www]
Carpenters Hall (AC) [www] x
Carve American Grille [www; summer 2019]
Casa Columbia (AM) [www] x

Casa De Luz (AM) [www; Aw***] x

web&where: interwebs; 1701 toomey road, daily menu
what’s the deal? colorful macrobiotic healthchow; cafeteria-style
overall: *** (food***; drink**; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability***)
cost: $$
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Casa Garcia’s [www]

Casino El Camino (AM) [www] x

Cask Bar + Kitchen [www]
Caspian Grill [www]
Cava [www]
The Cavelier [www]

Cenote (AM; aW**)

web&where: interwebs; various; menus
what’s the deal? Coffee shop with good booze and food; counter service
aW: food**; drink;*; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Central District Brewery [www]
Central Machine Works Brewery [coming soon…] [www]
Central Standard (AMbest; TM**; AAS-6.5; ACfp) [www] x
Charm Korean BBQ (AAS-top50#26; ACfp; AtoZtoB) [www] x
Chen’s Noodle House [www]

Cherrywood Coffeehouse (ACfp) [www] x

Chez Nous (AM; TM**; ACfp) [www] x

Chi’lantro (AM) [www] x

China Spice [www]

Chinatown (AM; TM**; ACfp) [www]

Chispas [www]
Chupacabra Cantina [www]
Churro Co. (ACfp) [www]

Chuy’s [www] x

Ciclo (AM) [www] x

Cielo Bistro Mexico [www; Aw***]

web&where: interwebs; 7032 woodhollow drive, menus
what’s the deal? Baja-style Mexican; table service
overall: *** (food***; drink***; atmosphere**; service***; instagrammability***)
cost: $$$
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Cipollina (AM) [www] x

Cisco’s (AM) [www] x

Citizen Eatery (ACfp; aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 5011 burnet road; (512) 792-9546
what’s the deal? chef’d up paleo and vegan; table-service
aW: food**; drink**; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Clark’s Oyster Bar (AMbest; TM***; ACfp) [www]

The Clay Pit (ACfp) [www] x

Clive Bar [www]

Colleen’s Kitchen (AM; ACfp) [www]
Comedor [www]

Conan’s Pizza [www]

Confituras Little Kitchen (AM; ACfp) [www] x
Con Madre Kitchen [www]
The Connection Pizza & Bar [www]

Contigo (AM; TM**; EE; AAS-top50#47aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 2027 anchor lane; (512) 520-1998
what’s the deal? ranch-style chow in a mod-rustic setting; table-service
aW: food**; drink; *; atmosphere*; service*; instagrammability**
cost: $$

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CookBook Bar & Cafe (AC) [www] x
Cool Beans [www]
Copper Restaurant & Dessert Lounge [www]

Corner [www]

Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden (AM) [www] x
Counter Cafe (AC) [www] x
Counter Culture (AM) [www] x
Country Boyz Fixins [www]

County Line (AM) [www]

Cover 3 (TM**) [www] x

Craftsman [www]
Crawfish Shack and Oyster Bar (AM) [www] x

Crown and Anchor [www]

Cru: A Wine Bar (AM) [www]

Cuba512 (AM) [www] x
Curcuma (ACfp) x

Curra’s Grill [www]

Cuvee Coffee [www]

Cypress Grill [www]


Dai Due (AMbest; TM**; AAS-top50#13; EE; ACfp) [www] x

Dai Due Taqueria (Aw***) x

web&where: interwebs; 111 congress avenue, menu
what’s the deal? Tableland-to-tortilla tacos
overall: *** (food***; drink**; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability***)
cost: $
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Daily Juice (AM) [www]

Darna [www]

Dart Bowl [www]

Daruma Ramen [www]

Dawn’s Thai Kitchen [www]

Dean’s One Trick Pony (burgers) [www]

Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood [www]

Dee Dee (AMbestEE; ACfp; aW***)

web&where: interwebs; 2500 east 6th street
what’s the deal? northern Thai street food; trailer
aW: food***; drink;**; atmosphere* ; service*; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Delray Cafe (ACfp) [www] x

DeSano Pizza Bakery (TM**) [www] x

Del Frisco’s Grill [www]
Dia’s Market [www]
Din Ho (EE; ACfp) [www] x

Dirty Martin’s [www]

Discada (AM) [www] x

District Kitchen + Cocktails [Aw***]

web&where: interwebs; 7858 shoal creek boulevard; 5900 west slaughter lane
what’s the deal? New American locavore with a heavily stamped passport; table service
overall: food***; drink**; atmosphere**; service***; instagrammability***
cost: $$$
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DK Sushi (AM) [www] x

Doc’s Backyard [www]

Doggie Style [www]
Dolce Neve [www]
Domo Alley-Gato and Kare Ban Ban (EEreview; AtoZtoB) [www] x
Donkey Mo’s Korean Fried Chicken [www]
Don Japanese Kitchen (ACfp) [www] x
Donn’s BBQ (TM**) [www] x

Dos Batos (AM; aW****)

web&where: interwebs; 2525 west anderson lane; (512) 452-0001
what’s the deal? Freakin’ woodfired tacos! fast food
aW: food****; drink*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $
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Downtown Burgers [www]

Dragonbeard Kitchen [www]

drink.well. [www]

The Driskill Grill [www]

Dry Creek Cafe [www]


Eastside Cafe (AM; EE)

East Side Pies (AM; EEp) [www] x

East Side Tavern (TM**) [www] x

Easy Tiger (AM) [www] x

Eberly (AM; TM**) [www] x

Eden East (AMbest; ACfp) [www] x

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood (AM) [www] x

Edge Rooftop Pool Bar and Cabanas [www]

El Alma Cafe (AM) [www] x

El Arroyo (AM) [www] x

El Azteca

El Borrego de Oro [www]

El Chile [www]

El Chipiron (AM; TM**; ACfp) [www] x

Eldorado Cafe (AMbest; ACfp; Aw***)

web&where: interwebs; 3300 west anderson lane; (512) 420-2222
what’s the deal? respectfully chef’d up texmex
overall: food***; drink;***; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Elizabeth Street Cafe (AM; AAS-top50#45; ACfp) x


El Mercado

El Meson
Emoji’s Grilled Cheese Bar (ACfp) x

El Naranjo (AM; TM****; AAS-top50#19EE; ACfp; aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 85 rainey street; (512) 474-2776; reservations
what’s the deal? quiet Oaxacan food on bizzy Rainey; table-service
aW: food***; drink;*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$$$$
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El Patio

El Primo
El Sunzal (ACfp) x

Emmer & Rye (AMbest; ; TM***; AAS-top50#1, EE; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x

Empowered Coffee (aW**) [may reopen…]

web&where: interwebs; inside RunLab at 410 pressler street
what’s the deal?
 solid drip and some bites served up by friendly folks with developmental disabilities; fast casual
aW: food*; drink; **; atmosphere*; service****; instagrammability**
cost: $
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Enoteca Vespaio (EE) x

Epicerie (AM; EEp; ACfp) x

Epoch Coffee


Evangeline Cafe (EE) x


Fabi + Rosi (AM; AAS-top50#42; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x
Family Business Beer Co.

Fareground (AM; ACfp)

Fat Dragon

Fat Ni BBQ

Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors

First Watch Daytime Café (aW**)

web&where: interwebs; various
what’s the deal? breakfast chain doing it right; table-service
aW: food**; drink;*; atmosphere*; service*; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Fixe (AMbest; TM**; aW****)

web&where: interwebs; 500 west 5th Street; (512) 888-9133; reservations
what’s the deal? Chef’d-up southern fare with the best damn biscuits this side of the Seine; table-service
aW: food****; drink;***; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability****
cost: $$$$

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Flamingo Hemp

Flat Track Coffee

Fleming’s Prime

Fleet Coffee Co.

Flitch Coffee

Flower Child (AM) x

Flyrite (Aw**)

web&where: interwebs; various; menus
what’s the deal? Chef’d up chicken sammiches with beer (and without homophobia); counter service
overall: food**; drink;*; atmosphere**; service*; instagrammability*
cost: $

Fogo de Chao

Fonda San Miguel (TM***; EE; ACfp) x

Foodheads (AM) x

Foreign & Domestic (AM; TM**; EE; AAS-top50#14; ACfp; aW****)

web&where: interwebs; 306 east 53rd street; (512) 459-1010
what’s the deal? seriously chef’d up farm-to-table; table-service
aW: food****; drink; ****; atmosphere****; service****; instagrammability****
cost: $$$
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Forthrights Café (AM) x
Foxhole Culinary Tavern

Frank (AM) x

Franklin’s Barbecue (AMbest; TMtop50BBQ[#2]; TM*****; AAS-top50#12; EE; ACfp) x

Frazier’s Long & Low

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon (AMbest; TM**; AAS-top50#36) x

Fresko Eats
Fricano’s Deli
Front Page Restaurant and Bar

Fukumoto (TM**) x

Full English Cafe



Gabrick Barbecue

Gabriela’s (TM**; aW***)

web&where: interwebs; 900 east 7th street; (512) 840-1569
what’s the deal? hi-fi Michoacán in a lo-fi setting; table-service
aW: food***; drink;***; atmosphere***; service***; instagrammability***
cost: $$$
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Garbo’s (AM; ACfp) x
Garrison (AM; TM**) x
Geraldine’s (TM**) x
Giovanni’s Pizza Stand
Goodall’s Kitchen (TM**) x


Gordough’s Public House (AMbest; AtoZtoB) x
Gossip Shack

G’raj Mahal (AM) x

Greater Goods Coffee Roastin Co.
Grizzelda’s (TM**; ACfp) x
The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen (AM) x

Guero’s Taco Bar (AM) x

The Guild (ACfp) x

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken (AM; aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 117 san jacinto boulevard; (512) 474-4877
what’s the deal? Memphis-style hot chicken; table-service
aW: food**; drink;*; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability**
cost: **
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Gusto (aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 4800 burnet road; (512) 458-1100
what’s the deal? italian in a hip setting; table-service
aW: food**; drink;**; atmosphere***; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$$$
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Habana (AM) x
Habesha Restaurant and Bar (ACfp) x
Halal Brothers
The Halal Corner
Halal Guys

Halcyon (TM**) x

Hank’s (AM; TM**) x
Happy Chicks

Haru Sushi & Kushiyaki (ACfp; aW**)

what’s the deal? Ramen and kabobs; table-service
aW: food**; drink;*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Hecho en Mexico (AM) x

Henbit (Aw***) x

web&where: interwebs; 111 congress avenue
what’s the deal? Fresh, local, and cheery
overall: *** (food***; drink**; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability***)
cost: $-$$
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Hestia (coming early 2019)
Hideaway Kitchen and Bar

High 5 (aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 2700 west anderson lane; menu
what’s the deal? Bowling and arcade with chef’d up food and rinks; table service
overall: food**; drink**; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$

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High Note
Hill’s Cafe (moving?)

Hillside Farmacy

Himalaya Kosheli Nepali and Indian Restaurant
Market Eatery at Hmart (TM**) x
Hoboken Pie


Ho Ho Chinese B.B.Q.

Holy Roller (AMbest; TM**; EE; AAS-top50#30; ACfp; aW****)

web&where: interwebs; 509 rio grande street; (512) 502-5119
what’s the deal? delicious brunch for the punk rock aspirational class; table-service
aW: food****; drink;****; atmosphere****; service****; instagrammability****
cost: $$$
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Home Slice Pizza (AM; AAS-top50#24; ACfp; EEp) x

Honest Mary’s (AM; ACfp) x
Honey Suckle Tea Time

Hoover’s Cooking (EE) x

Hopdoddy x

Hopfields (AM; ACfp; EE; AAS-top50-18#22; AtoZtoB) x
Hops and Grain
Hotel San Jose
HOTeL Coffee

Houndstooth Coffee (AM; Aw) x

House of the Rising Tanuki-San
House Park Bar-B-Que
House Wine (AM) x
Hudson’s Hill Country (TM**) x

Hula Hut x

Hummus Among Us ATX (ACfp) x

Hunan Spicey

Hut’s Hamburgers


III Forks

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
Il Brutto (AMTM**; ACfp) x
Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

Independence Fine Foods



Intero (AM; TM**; AAS-8; ACfp; aW*****)

web&where: interwebs; 2612 east cesar chavez; (512) 599-4052; reservations
what’s the deal? eye-opening and inventive Italian; table-service
food*****; drink;****; atmosphere***; service****; instagrammability****
cost: $$$
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Irene’s (AM; TM**; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x

Iron Cactus

Iron Works BBQ (TM**) x

Italic (AM) x

It’s Italian Cucina (TM**) x


Jack Allen’s Kitchen (EE) x

The Jackelope (AM) x
Jacoby’s (TM**; ACfp) x

Jeffery’s (AMbest; TM***; EE; AAS-top50#17; ACfp) x

JeonJu Korean Grill (ACfp) x

Jester King

Jinya Ramen Bar
Joann’s Fine Foods (AM) [texmex] x

Jo’s Coffee (AM) x

Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop (ACfp) x
Josephine House (AM; TM**) x
Juana Taco

Juan in a Million (AM) x


Juice Girl

Juiceland (AM) x

Jules Design Bar
Julie Myrtille
Juliet Italian Kitchen (TM**; ACfp) x

Julio’s Cafe (AM) x

June’s (TM**) [orange wines and buratta plate]

June’s All Day (AAS-top50#20; ACfp; aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 1722 south congress avenue; menu; reservations
what’s the deal? A French-style bistro hugging SoCo; table service
overall: food**; drink***; atmosphere**; service***; instagrammability**
cost: $$$
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Juniper (AMbest; TM***; AAS-top50#9; ACfp) x

Justine’s (AM; EE; AAS-top50#41; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x


Kanji Ramen
Karam’s Tamale Company (ACfp) x

Kebobalicious (ACfp) x

The Kebob Shop

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya (AMbest; TM***; AAS-top50#6; EE; ACfp; Aw***) x

web&where: interwebs; 2713 east 2nd street; menu
what’s the deal? Texas barbecue-Japanese fusion in a lo-fi setting; table service
overall: food***; drink****; atmosphere***; service****; instagrammability***
cost: $$$
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Kerbey Lane Cafe (AM) x

Kerlin BBQ (TM****; EE) x
Kesos Tacos
Killa Wasi (ACfp) x

Kim Phung (AM) x

King Bee Lounge

Knotty Deck and Bar
Kome Sushi (AM; TM**; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x
Korean Komfort
Kreyol Korner (ACfp) x
Kurry Tacos (ACfp) x
Kyoten Sushiko (AMbest)


La Barbecue (AM; TMtop50BBQ; TM****; ACfp) x

La Bodega Gourmet
La Cafe Crepe

La Condesa (ACfp) x

Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery
La Fruta Feliz
La Matta (AM; TM**; AAS-top50#50; ACfp) x

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue (AM; TM****) x

La Mexicana Bakery (ACfp) x

La Patisserie Bakery (AM) x

La Pena
Las Trancas
Last Straw [tropical]
La Traviata (AM; TM**) x

Launderette (AMbest; TM****; AAS-top50#16; EE) x

Lavaca Teppan

La Volpe [italian + southern]

Le Bleu (AM; AC; AAS-top50#29aW****)

web&where: interwebs; 9070 research boulevard, suite 303; (512) 770-1100
what’s the deal? The best Vietnamese in town; fast-casual
aW: food****; drink;*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability****
cost: $$
Left Wing
Lefty’s Brick Bar

Lenoir (AM; TM***; AAS-top50#11; EE; ACfp; Aw****) x

web&where: interwebs; 1807 south first, menu
what’s the deal? Hot-climate locavore French cuisine; table service
overall: food****; drink***; atmosphere***; service****; instagrammability****
cost: $$$$
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Le Politique (AM; ACfp) x

LeRoy & Lewis (AMbest; TM****; ACfp) x
L’estelle House (TM**) x
Li Hot Pot & BBQ
Licha’s Cantina (AM; AAS-top50#27; ACfp) x
Li’l Nonna’s
Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum (AM; TM***) x
Little Barrel and Brown
Little Big Burger
Little Brother Bar
Little Woodrow’s
Live Oak Market [www]
Llama’s Peruvian Creole
L’Oca d’Oro (AMbest; TM**; AAS-top50#7; EE; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro (TM**) x
Long Play Lounge
Look Noodles and More

Loro (AM; TM***; AAS-top50#46; ACfp) x

Lotus + Cleaver (AM) x


Lousiana Crab Shack (Aw**)

web&where: interwebs; 2525 west anderson lane (near Guitar Center)
what’s the deal? fried, fried, and more fried; order at counter, food brought to table
overall: food**; drink*; atmosphere*; service***; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Lox, Box, and Barrel [CLOSED; may reopen]

Lua Brazil (ACfp) x

Lucky Lab Coffee Co.

Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

Lucy’s Fried Chicken (AM) x

Lucy’s on the Lake

Lunar Pizza



Madam Mam’s

MAD Greens
Madras Pavilion (AM)
Magical Dessert Bar

Magnolia Cafe (AM) x

Maiko (AM) [www] x

Mai Thai

Malibu Poke
Mama Fu’s Asian House

Mandola’s Italian Market (AM) x



Maria’s Taco Express (AM) x

Mattie’s at Green Pasture (AMbest; TM**; AAS-top50#33; ACfp) x

Matt’s El Rancho (AM) x

Max’s Wine Dive

Me Con Bistro (AM) x

Mellizoz Tacos (AM; Aw**) x

web&where: interwebs; 1311 south first street
what’s the deal? taco and tortas with french fries; trailer
overall: food**; drink*; atmosphere***; service**; instagrammability***
cost: $
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Merit Coffee

The Meteor
MezzaMe (ACfp) x
Michelada’s Cafe y Cantina

Michi Ramen (TM**) x

Micklethwaite Craft Meats (AMbest; TMtop50BBQ; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x
Midori Sushi

Mi Madre’s (AM; ACfp) x

Modern Market

Monger’s Market + Kitchen (AMbest) x

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Mother’s Cafe and Garden (AM) x

Mozart’s on the Lake

Mum Foods
Murphy’s Deli
Musashino Sushi Dokoro (TM**; EE) x
Mutt’s Canine Cantina
My Name Is Joe (TM**)


Nancy’s Sky Garden (ACfp) x

Native Bar & Kitchen (TM**; aW***)

web&where: interwebs; 807 east 4th street
what’s the deal? upscale wabi-sabi hostel bar with bar eats
overall: food**; drink****; atmosphere****; service***; instagrammability****
cost: $$
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Nau’s Enfield Drug

Nekter Juice Bar

Nervous Charlie’s (aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 5501 north lamar; menu
what’s the deal? New York bagels with fixins’; fast casual
overall: food**; drink*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $
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N’Esperado [closed but looking for new location]
New Fortune

New World Deli (AM) x

Next Level Burger
Ng Cafe
Nickel City
Nicky’s Cafe
Nightcap (TM**; ACfp) x
Ni-Kome Sushi and Ramen
Nixta Taqueria [coming soon]
Nobibi [opening 2019]

Noble Sandwich Company (AMbest) x

NoNo’s Tacos

Noori’s Grill

North Italia

Nosh and Bevvy

Nueces Kitchen and Bar

Numero 28

NXNW Restaurant and Brewery


Oaks Sports Bar
Oasis Texas Brewing Company
Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

Odd Duck (AMbest; TM***; AAS-top50#10; EE; ACfp) x

Oddwood Ales
Ok wood (TM**)
Olamaie (TM****; AMbest; AAS-top50#4; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x
Old School Bar & Grill
Old Thousand (AMbest; TM**; AAS-top50#48) x

Olive and June (AM; TM**) x

The Omeletry (AM)

Once Over Coffee Bar

OneTaco: An Urban Taqueria (aW*)

web&where: interwebs; various
what’s the deal? An urban taqueria; fast-casual
aW: food*; drink;*; atmosphere*; service*; instagrammability**
cost: $
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The Onion
Ooga Booga Waffles

Opal Divine’s

The Original Pancake House
Osteria Pronto
Otherside Deli (AC) x
Otoko (AMbest; TM**; AAS-top50#8; EE; ACfp) x
Oz. Tap House


P6 [www]

Pacha Organic Cafe

Papadom (ACfp) x
Papalote Taco House
Papa’s Grill Korean-Mexican Fusion
Paperboy (AM; ACfp) x
Paper Route Bakery

Parkside (TM***; AAS-top-50#23) x


Patrizi’s (ACfp) x
Paul Martin’s
Peace Bakery

Peached Tortilla (AM; TM**; EE) x


Perla’s (AM, TM***; AAS-top50#37; ACfp) x

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (TM**) x
Phara’s Mediterranean Cuisine & Christopher’s Casbah
Phoebe’s Diner (ACfp) x
Phoenicia Bakery & Deli
Phoenician Resto Cafe
Pho Please
Pho Saigon
The Pickle House

Picnik (AMbest; TM**; ACfp; Aw***) x

web&where: interwebs; 4801 burnet road
what’s the deal? Paleo without the “Whoa!”; table service
overall: food***; drink***; atmosphere***; service***; instagrammability***
cost: $$
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Pieous (AMbest; AAS-top50#49) x
Pinch Boil House

Pinthouse Pizza (AM; ACfp) x

Piranha Killer Sushi
Pita House
Pitchfork Pretty (AMbest; AAS-top50#2; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x
Plaza Colombian Coffee
Poke-Poke (TM**) x

Polvo’s (AM) x

Pool Burger (AM) x

Posse East

Pour House Pub

Proof & Cooper

P. Terry’s (AM) x

Pueblo Viejo

Puli-Ra (AM; ACfp)


Quality Seafood Market (EE; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x

Quattro Gatti

Quickie Pickle


Radio Coffee and Beer (AM) x

Ramen Tatsu-Ya (AMbest; AWl***; AAS-top50#34; ACfp) x

Ranch 616 (aW****)

web&where: interwebs; 616 nueces; (512) 479-7616; menus; reservations
what’s the deal? Texas continental in a friendly setting; table service
aW: food****; drink;****; atmosphere****; service****; instagrammability****
cost: $$$$
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Ranch Hand
Ranger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden (AM) x
RA Sushi Bar
Rebel Cheese Vegan Deli & Wine Shop

Red Ash Italia (AMbest; TM***) x

Red’s Porch

Regal Ravioli
Revelry Kitchen + Bar

Roaring Fork

Rockstar Bagels
Roland’s Soul Food and Fish (ACfp) x
Rolling Smoke Barbeque (TM**) x

Roosevelt Room

Ropolo’s Pizzeria

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Rosewood (TM**; AtoZtoB) x
Rosita’s Al Pastor (ACfp) x
Russell’s Bakery and Coffee Bar

Royal Blue Grocery

The Russian House (AM; ACfp) x
Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Saffron Indian Fusion (AMbest; AAS-top50#38; ACfp) x
Saigon Le Vendeur (EE) x

Sala & Betty

Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria (AMbest; AAS-top50#32; ACfp) x
Salt & Time Cafe

Salt Lick (AM) x

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking (AM) x

Salty Sow (AM; ACfp) x

Salvation Pizza x

SAM’s Bar-B-Que


Sangam Chettinad

Sarah’s Mediterranean Grill

Santa Rita Cantina (aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 1206 west 38thstreet; (512) 419-7482
what’s the deal? TexMex; table-service
aW: food**; drink;**; atmosphere*; service***; instagrammability*
cost: $$
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Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats (AM) x
Savor de Moi
Sawyer & Co.
Sazon (AM) x
Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar

Scholz Garden

The Science Cream

Second Bar + Kitchen (TM**) x

Seventh Flag Coffee
S-H Donuts
Shack 512
She’s Not Here (AM) [asian-pacific] x

Shoal Creek Saloon

Shore Raw Bar and Grill
Sichuan River (EE) x
Siena Ristorante Toscana
Sip Pha
Sips and Sweets
Sixth and Waller
Ski Shores
Sloan + Parker (11/2019)
Snap Kitchen

Snooze (TM**) x

Snowy Village Dessert Cafe
Soto (AMbest; TM**) x

The Soup Peddler (AM) x

Sour Duck Market (AM; TM**; AAS-top50#25) x
Soursop (AM; ACfp) x

South Congress Cafe (AM) x

Southside Flying Pizza
Steamies Dumpling
The Steeping Room
Stella San Jac (AM) [www]

Stiles Switch (AM; TMtop50BBQ; TM****; ACfp) x

Stoney’s Pizza
Stouthouse Coffee Pub
Street (TM**) x

Stubb’s BBQ

Sugar Momma’s Bakeshop (AM) x
Sugar Pine
Suerte (AM; TM***; AAS-top50#3, ACfp; AtoZtoB) [mexican] x

Summer Moon (aW**)

web&where: interwebs; various
what’s the deal?
 wood-fired coffee in a modern setting; fast-casual
aW: food*; drink; ***; atmosphere**; service*; instagrammability*
cost: $
Sundaze (ACfp) x
Super Burrito on 5th
Sushi Junai
Sway Modern Thai (AMbest; TM***; EE; AAS-top50#40; ACfp) x

Sweetish Hill Bakery Cafe & Deli

Sweet Chive (AM)

Swift’s Attic (AM; TM**) x

The Switch

Szechuan House


T22 Chicken Joint (ACfp; aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 7211 Burnet Road; (512) 520-1998
what’s the deal?
nashville-style hot chicken; table-service
aW: food**; drink; **; atmosphere*; service*; instagrammability**
cost: $$
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Tacodeli (AMbest; TM**) x

Taco Flats

Taco-Mex (ACfp) x

Taco More

Taco Ranch

Taj Palace (AM) x

Tamale House East (EE) x
Tam Deli & Cafe

Tarka Indian Kitchen (AM) x

Taste of Ethiopia (AM; AAS-top50#44) x

The Tavern

Taverna Austin

TC Noodle House (AM) x
Tea Haus (AM) x
Ten Oak

Terry Black’s Barbecue (AM; TMtop50BBQ; TM****) x

Texas Chili Parlor

Texas French Bread (AM; TM***; AAS-top50#35) x

Texas Street Grill
Texican Cafe
Thai Fresh
Thai Kun (AMbest; TM**; AAS-top50#31) x

Threadgill’s (ACfp) x

Thundercloud Subs

Tillery Bar and Cafe
Tillie’s [new american]

Tino’s Greek Cafe (AM) x

Tiny Boxwoods (TM**) x

Tiny Pies (AM) x

Tio Pepe Chicken
Titaya’s Thai Cuisine (ACfp) x
Tito Adobo (ACfp) x

TLV (Aw***)

web&where: interwebs; 111 congress avenue, menu
what’s the deal? Israeli street food
overall: food***; drink**; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability***
cost: $
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Tommy Want Wingy
Tomodachi Sushi (AM) x

Top Notch

Torchy’s Tacos (AMbest) x

Tous Les Jours (AM) x

Trace x

Trianon Coffee

Trill Taqueria

Troy Restaurant
True Food Kitchen (AM; TM**) x
Truluck’s (AM; AtoZtoB) x
Tso Chinese Delivery
Tucci’s Southside Subs
Tuk Tuk (ACfp) x
Tyson’s Tacos


Uchi (AMbest; TM****; AAS-top50#21; EE; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x

Uchiko (AMbest; AAS-top50#20TM****; ACfp) x

Uncle Julio’s
Uncle Nicky’s (AM)
Uncorked Wine Bar

Upper Crust Bakery (AM) x

Usta Kababgy
UZeat (AM) x


Valentina’s TexMex BBQ (TMtop50BBQ; TM****; EE; ACfp)

Van’s Banh Mi (ACfp) x
Vaquero Taquero
The Vegan Nom
The Vegan Yacht

Veggie Heaven

Velvet Taco (TM**) x

Veracruz All Natural (AM; TM**; EE; AAS-top50#39; ACfp; aW****)

web&where: interwebs; various; fast-casual
overall: food****; drink;*; atmosphere**; service*; instagrammability****
cost: $
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Vespaio (ACfp) x

Via 313 (AMbest; EE; AAS-top50#43 ;ACfp) x

Vic’s Bar-B-Que (TM**)
Vida Pura Juicery
Vinaigrette (AM; TM**; AtoZtoB) x
Vince Young Steakhouse

Vino Vino (AM; TM**) x

Vista Brewing

Vixon’s Wedding [coming soon]

Voodoo Doughnuts

Vox Table


Waller Creek Pub House

Walton’s Fancy and Staple (AM; TM**) x

Wasota Vegan Paradise

Ways and Means Oyster House


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse


Wholy Bagel

Wild Chix & Waffles (aW*)

web&where: interwebs; 7714 burnet road; (512) 888-9766
what’s the deal? Chicken and waffles in a funky coffee shop; fast-casual
aW: food*; drink;*; atmosphere**; service*; instagrammability**
cost: $$
Wilder Wood Restaurant and Bar
Wild Gift Coffee
Wild Kitchen + Bar
Willie’s Bar-B-Q (TM**) x
Willow & Co.
Winebelly (AM; TM**) x

Winelair [COMING SOON]

Wink (AM; AAS-top50#28; ACfp) x

Winner Winner (ACfp) x
Winners BBQ
Woko Loco
Wright Brothers Brew and Brew (AM) x
Wu Chow (AMbest; TM**; ACfp; AtoZtoB) x


Xian Sushi and Noodle (EE; ACfp) x


The Yard at Waller Creek

Yard Bar [AM] x

Yard Milkshake Bar
Yellow Jacket Social Club
Yummi Joy
Yuyo (AM; TM**; ACfp; AAS-7.5; AtoZtoB) x


Zaika Indian Contemporary Fusion


Zhi Tea (AM) x

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill x

Zucchini Kill (AM; AtoZtoB) x


III Forks (AM)

1886 Bakery (AM) x

24 Diner (AM) x

34th Street Cafe (aW**)

web&where: interwebs; 1005 west 34thstreet; (512) 371-3400
what’s the deal? quiet neighborhood spot; table-service
aW: food**; drink;**; atmosphere**; service**; instagrammability**
cost: $$$$
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40 North [pizza]
68 Degrees (TM**; AtoZtoB) x
827 Rays Kitchen + Cellar
888 Pan Asian Restaurant (EE; ACfp) x

the graveyard…

Alcomar (AM)

Big Kahuna
Blue Cat Cafe
Blue Star Kitchen + Bar (aW**)
Boiler Nine (AMTM**; ACfp; Aw****)
Bullfight (AMbest)
Cafe Express
Cajun Pizza Place
Coast (TM**)

Counter 3.Five.VII (AMbest)
Darcy’s Donkey (AM) [www]
Frank & Angie’s
Freedman’s (TMtop50BBQ; TM****)
Jang’s Chirac Cafe
JT Youngblood’s Texas Chicken (TM**)
Kicked Up Grub
Kinda Tropical
Kiwami Ramen (aW**)

Kona Grill
Lucky’s Puccias & Pizzeria
Pars Deli
Rise Biscuit Donuts
Royal Jelly (AM)
Ruby’s BBQ
Stonehouse Coffee and Bar (AM)
Swad (AM; EE) x
TnT Tacos and Tequila
Trio (TM**)

Unit D Pizzeria (TM**; ACfp)
Wild Wood Bakehouse
Yoshi Ramen Austin
Zocalo Cafe (AM)