Restaurants in Austin

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The best restaurants Austin can run the gamut, serving simple and excellent Tex-Mex and comfort food or new culinary creations from renowned chefs. F... Read More

The best restaurants Austin can run the gamut, serving simple and excellent Tex-Mex and comfort food or new culinary creations from renowned chefs. Food trucks are widely popular, and the restaurant scene is equally as vibrant. Paul Qui of Top Chef fame has earned raves for his eponymous Qui, while Emmer & Rye has been making waves (and Top 10) lists across the nation for its farm-to-table dim sum. No trip to Texas is complete without a stop for barbecue, and while these discussions ignite serious debate, Franklin BBQ is widely considered some of the state’s best. If you’re picking places to eat in Austin, plan to sample a little of everything, especially city classics like breakfast tacos and migas, washed down with a michelada.

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  • Apis

    Chef and owner Taylor Hall is devoted to more than just fine cuisine on his beautiful six-acre property along the Pedernales River: Apis is a sanctuary... Read More

  • Barley Swine

    In addition to chef Bryce Gilmore's 13-course tasting menu, à la carte dining is now offered to guests; indulge in unpredictable delicacies like pig... Read More

  • Bullfight

    Seasonal dishes and Spanish delicacies (jamón ibérico, made-to-order paella) should be ordered a few at a time until everyone in your party is stuffed... Read More

  • Clark's

    An open kitchen greets patrons at this petite and popular Clarksville spot. Cozy up in a booth inside or on the pecan-shaded deck, and enjoy a... Read More

  • Emmer & Rye

    At this new, buzz-worthy farm-to-table restaurant on Rainey Street, prepare to feast with your eyes as servers bring around a seemingly endless stream... Read More

  • Fixe

    Southern stalwarts get an upscale twist at this downtown eatery: buttery biscuits, deviled eggs, and grits to your liking. Read More

  • Franklin Barbecue

    This is no ordinary Austin restaurant; it's a rite of passage. The barbecue king is worth the wait: pile your tray high with Aaron Franklin's brisket,... Read More

  • Jeffrey's Restaurant & Bar

    Located in the quiet Clarksville neighborhood, this upscale New American restaurant is a longtime favorite of visiting celebrities and dignitaries. Read More

  • Josephine House

    Previously a private event space as the sister restaurant to Jeffrey's, this idyllic Clarksville cafe popped up three years ago and quickly became the... Read More

  • Justine's

    Located in Austin’s up-and-coming East Side, Justine’s is a fantastic French bistro that attracts a stylish hipster crew, eager for expertly crafted... Read More

  • Launderette

    Easily one of the year's hottest openings, chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki recently received a James Beard nod for this bright eatery, which... Read More

  • Maggie Louise Confections

    From her East Austin chocolaterie, chef Maggie Callahan uses premium Venezuelan chocolate for her whimsical artisan designs. The resulting confections... Read More

  • Olamaie

    Recently recognized with a James Beard Award, this upscale, modern Southern restaurant impresses outsiders with a bevy of farm-fresh cuisine. Read More

  • Uchi

    American-born chef Tyson Cole crafts fusion suhsi cuisine with such creations as the smoked yellowtail—flown in daily from Tokyo—served with candied... Read More

  • Unit-D Pizzeria

    As the name implies, delicious, fresh pizzas are the main attraction in this new addition to East Austin. Read More

  • Wu Chow

    Authentic Chinese cuisine has arrived in downtown Austin. Shanghai-style soup dumplings are a must, as are the Sichuan dry-fried green beans. On Sundays... Read More

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