Restaurants in Austin

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I love the savory and satisfying biscuit bowl Counter Culture serves at brunch—and as a former Georgian, I take my biscuits and gravy very seriously. It... Read More

The frozen-avocado margarita is the most famous option at this consistently good Interior-Mexican spot in South Austin, but I’m more a fan of the light... Read More

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 outdoors... Read More

Ready for some of the most history-rich burgers you can get in Austin? This little stand near the University of Texas has been serving up burgers,... Read More

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 wood... Read More

It's pretty great that you can eat in a restaurant created by a Top Chef winner for under $10 per entree. Paul Qui co-founded East Side King, which has... Read More

Is it wrong that I daydream about Thai-Kun moving into my backyard, enabling me to eat the Waterfall Pork or Thai Kun Fried Chicken every day? This... Read More

"Bake shop and beer garden" isn't a business description you hear every day, but stick with me: In the morning, pick up coffee and pastry. Later in the... Read More

Order the birria, a hearty Mexican goat stew. The light burgundy broth has an oily sheen, and should be showered with minced jalapeño, onion,... Read More

From an unassuming, tin-roofed structure on Manor Road, across from Interstate 35 and the University of Texas at Austin campus, El Chile serves Tex-Mex... Read More

The frozen margaritas here are some of the best for cooling down on a hot Austin day. Crave something different? Enjoy a spicy orange Chilango margarita... Read More

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 ... Read More

New from the folks behind the popular El Chile Mexican restaurants, El Sapo serves a lineup of burgers with Tex-Mex flavor—thanks to toppings such as... Read More

Fans of the Austin-shot television series Friday Night Lights might recognize this retro-themed restaurant with a big menu of burgers, pizza and lots... Read More

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

Operating out of a vintage Avion trailer, this cash-only crêpe vendor serves sweet and savory variations of the French staple, all of which are... Read More

A perennial brunch favorite in Austin since 1975, Fonda San Miguel has an atmosphere of colorful, old-school elegance and a generously laden buffet. But... Read More

Speaking of Bloodys (a subject almost as dear to my heart as gravy), at Frank they come garnished with a big slice of bacon.  The full Sunday... Read More

What you've heard about Franklin is true: It is great, and the lines are crazy. In fact, I've never seen it without one. If you're making your... Read More

On funky South First Street, Freddie's has a playground and ample seating both outdoors and indoors. Outside is where it's at, though, with a small... Read More

I like how they think at the Holy Cacao dessert trailer: They decided it would be a good idea to put cake (choose from chocolate, red velvet, white or... Read More

At this unassuming restaurant in Cherrywood, local chef-owner Hoover Alexander serves Deep South—style comfort food with Tex-Mex, Cajun, and... Read More

OK, so they have kind of a weird line system, but there's a reason there's always a line. Hopdoddy crafts burgers from Angus or Texas Akaushi beef, as... Read More

A good way to get closer as a couple is to try something new together—like, say, Hudson's rattlesnake cakes. (Don't worry—they’re delicious and don’t... Read More

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