Restaurants in Austin

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Recently and beautifully renovated, 1886 Café & Bakery at the Driskill Hotel is a good way to get a taste of the Driskill's old-fashioned Texas... Read More

Now a national chain, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema—known for its food, quirky events and strict rules against talking and texting during movies—was born... Read More

The Arlo’s food truck serves up fun, messy burgers and tacos—perfect for fueling a night of bar-hopping in the Red River District. As a matter of fact,... Read More

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. Read More

Rainey Street, near downtown, is Austin’s trendiest area for bar-hopping, but once you arrive at Bangers, you might not make it to any more stops. The... Read More

Vegetarian Mexican food? No problem. But until recently, vegetarians and vegans got shut out of the other food category that Central Texas is best known... Read More

This retro restaurant and bar evokes Rat Pack–era Palm Springs; the ... Read More

Open 24 hours a day, Bennu is there any time your caffeine craving strikes. Those extended hours and its proximity to the University of Texas make it... Read More

Bess translates an idealized French bistro into western terms (pewter bar; encaustic tile; distressed mirrors). Yes, it serves killer steak frites, but... Read More

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 traditional... Read More

Matching all of your mental images of a laid-back, indie Austin, Bouldin Creek is a vegetarian restaurant and coffee house that will keep your omnivore... Read More

Vegans aren't shut out of all the breakfast taco goodness in Austin. Among the excellent options: Bouldin Creek's veggie chorizo with tofu scramble, and... Read More

Since 1979, the Cactus Café, located inside the Texas Union, has played host to a who’s who of roots and acoustic artists, including Lyle Lovett,... Read More

The décor in pale aqua and white is as sweet as the vegan treats here. The "fauxstess" cupcake uncannily evokes the chocolatey childhood snack. Kolaches... Read More

As condos spring up around Barton Springs Road, nearby Casa de Luz just keeps doing what it's always done: serving up three vegan, organic, gluten-free... Read More

My favorite burger—indeed, one of my favorite things on this Earth—comes from this dark bar on Sixth Street. It's three-quarters of a pound of fresh... Read More

You might not be familiar with the Mexican martini, a generous margarita-style cocktail served around Austin. According to legend, this bar introduced... Read More

Opened in 2012, Cenote is another stylish spot with options to suit your every beverage mood. The coffee, beer and wine are paired with a food menu that... Read More

The café at the mega-gourmet grocery has outdoor seating with plenty of running-around room for the youngsters, as well as a kids' menu. Besides the... Read More

The Hula Hut serves large portions of Tex-Mex cuisine with Polynesian touches (typically involving pineapple slices), often accompanied by pitchers... Read More

Even the most laid-back of towns needs a certifiably fancy restaurant or two. Since 2010, Congress has been making its mark in Austin thanks to... Read More

Contigo—the mostly-outdoor East Austin restaurant—is modeled after Contigo, the ranch in South Texas. Contigo describes its fare as “fresh, quality bar... Read More

Stop by for grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, cult-favorite Coca-Cola from Mexico, and a stellar burger topped with crumbly cheddar. Read More

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