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Restaurants in Austin

Austin restaurants are known for BBQ. One local favorite is Black’s Barbeque. It’s a classic, having even around since 1932. The establishment serves up great sausage, so good, in fact, that Lyndon Johnson had Black’s cater a party at the nation’s capital.

The Kreuz Market has been catering to the appetites of Lockhart since 1900. The barnlike market uses a dry rub- no barbeque sauce. The meat stands on its own- it doesn’t require sauce. The open pits serve up an array of meats, including beef shoulder, ribs, sausage, brisket and pork chops.

The Salty Sow Behold offers a modern take on down-home cooking. It specializes in pork products. The modern farmhouse atmosphere imparts a fresh ambiance to its menu. This is one of the best restaurants in Austin.

Kerby Lane Café Kerbey is an Austin favorite serving up everything from gingerbread pancakes to black-bean tacos to mahi-mahi. The addictive Kerbey Queso is particularly sumptuous.

If you crave progressive fusion cuisine, dine at Wink during your stay. This restaurant has an Asian atmosphere with its Japanese rice paper screened windows. The nouveau fusion menu is equal parts French and Asian in terms of its inspiration.

No matter your taste, restaurants in Austin have something that will wet your appetite.

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    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Artz Rib House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Go for some Texas barbecue at the low-key Artz Rib House, where for $16.99 you can get messy with a full rack of baby-back ribs. More
  • Belmont

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This retro restaurant and bar evokes Rat Pack–era Palm Springs; the furniture in its Vegas-style space is covered with acres of tufted leather,... More
  • Bess Bistro on Pecan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bess translates an idealized French bistro into western terms (pewter bar; encaustic tile; distressed mirrors). Yes, it serves killer steak frites,... More
  • Blue Star Cafeteria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This updated version of the traditional diner concept is not, in fact, a cafeteria at all but a sit-down restaurant popular for its take on traditi... More
  • Chuy's Hula Hut

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Hula Hut serves large portions of Tex-Mex cuisine with Polynesian touches (typically involving pineapple slices), often accompanied by pitch... More
  • Cibo

  • Counter Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Stop by for grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, cult-favorite Coca-Cola from Mexico, and a stellar burger topped with crumbly cheddar. More
  • Dai Due

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This roving supper club has taken off in popularity in recent years among Austin foodies and is active in spring and fall, with events held outd... More
  • Demi Epicurious

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Driskill Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Driskill Grill, located in the luxury hotel of the same name on the corner of Congress Avenue and 6th Street in downtown Austin, retains in its... More
  • El Borrego de Oro #2, Austin

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Order the birria, a hearty Mexican goat stew. The light burgundy broth has an oily sheen, and should be showered with minced jalapeño, onion, cilan... More
  • El Chile

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    From an unassuming, tin-roofed structure on Manor Road, across from Interstate 35 and the University of Texas at Austin campus, El Chile serves Te... More
  • El Meson

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    El Meson, which serves traditional Mexican fare in a non-trendy location in Southeast Austin, has the look and feel of a century-old Southwestern... More
  • Fino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located off the beaten path in the West Campus neighborhood, this second-story restaurant is known for its Mediterranean small plates and inventive... More

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