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Restaurants in Austin

Austin restaurants sport simple and excellent Tex-Mex and comfort food, as well as new culinary creations and world-renowned chefs. Food trucks are widely popular, and the restaurant scene is equally as vibrant. Congress is being called the best new restaurant in Texas, with a choice of a three or seven-course prix-fixe menu by Chef David Bull. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is famous not only for its food but also for its history in the music scene. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash and countless other blues and country artists would play for their meals there, and the Austin location carries on that spirit with live music almost every night. Not to mention exceptional barbecue.

Kerbey Lane Café is an Austinite favorite. It’s open 24 hours a day, so anyone looking for late night queso dip, afternoon coffee or morning brunch has the perfect place to go. They also emphasize local and sustainable food. For some authentic Tex-Mex, the wildly popular Guero’s Taco Bar offers classic style margaritas and cantina fare. Plan ahead for a line, and don’t miss their chicken tortilla soup.

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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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