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Food and restaurants in Austin

Top restaurants

Movie Theater
“Alamo Draft house is great for a night out! Watch a movie and get some drinks and food.”
  • 429 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Very hard to get into, first come first serve til it runs out but a local icon ”
  • 444 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“3.8 miles. A great place to stop and grab a slice of pizza in the heart of South Congress Neighborhood. ~3 miles from Farmhouse”
  • 314 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Hands-down best sushi restaurant in Austin. Skip straight to Sake Social (happy) Hour for the best value on cocktails, sake, hand rolls, sushi and sharing plates. Be sure to get there a bit earlier at 4:45 PM to snag a spot at the sushi bar. ”
  • 295 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“While Hopdoddy isn't exclusive to Austin, this is the first one we'd ever been to. With a line that can extend around the building, and plenty to do around SOCO before or after you've eaten, this burger spot is a local favorite and a must-visit. There are burger options for all (classic, specialty, and veggie), a great draft beer selection (if you like IPAs, go for the Conspiracy Theory), and their Parmesan Truffle Fries are incredible (invest in an extra Truffle Aioli sauce) or if you're feeling sweet/spicy, their Hot Honey and Sage sweet potato fries hit the spot.”
  • 286 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Hands-down best brunch spot in the neighborhood. A must go if you're vegan/vegetarian! Lots of breakfast as well as lunch and dinner menu items along with coffee, juices & smoothies. ”
  • 346 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“French food that is great for a special occasion with a casual vibe. There is also a cool photo booth that creates a great souvenir. ”
  • 282 locals recommend
Café
“A delightful, beautiful restaurant. Very European (in all the nest ays: small, dense seating, relaxed but bustling, simple). The food choices are elegant and reasonably priced. A great outdoor seating area. ”
  • 208 locals recommend

Cafes

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Hands-down best brunch spot in the neighborhood. A must go if you're vegan/vegetarian! Lots of breakfast as well as lunch and dinner menu items along with coffee, juices & smoothies. ”
  • 346 locals recommend
Café
“A delightful, beautiful restaurant. Very European (in all the nest ays: small, dense seating, relaxed but bustling, simple). The food choices are elegant and reasonably priced. A great outdoor seating area. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Insta-friendly Vietnamese restaurant with great cocktails. Good value at happy hour. Sit in the cute outdoor patio area if the weather is nice!”
  • 233 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Amazing coffee shop! On the side of the building is the famous "I love you so much" quote to take a picture next to. Warning-it does get busy. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Located in a renovated historic home in the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood, Cenote specializes in high quality espresso and local fair trade coffees, but that isn't all this coffeehouse has to offer. The menu includes delicious pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and plenty of gluten-free options, all made with local organic ingredients. With great coffee, fresh food, and a comfortable atmosphere, Cenote is definitely worth checking out.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice little cafe within walking distance. From espresso drinks to happy hour on the patio. GF bread.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Diner
“Just down the street from Allens is the South Congress location of Magnolia Cafe, known for its “Sorry, We’re Open” neon sign and 24-hour diner service. The original location opened as Omelettry West on Lake Austin Boulevard in 1979, and this beloved café has been an Austin favorite ever since. Barack Obama’s 2014 visit cemented the diner’s status as a local icon forever when he met a UT student for coffee there.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“4 miles. Radio is a great local coffee and beer place. it's got a hip austin vibe and is a great place to sit outside sip some coffee and enjoy austin.”
  • 175 locals recommend

Bakeries

Vietnamese Restaurant
“Insta-friendly Vietnamese restaurant with great cocktails. Good value at happy hour. Sit in the cute outdoor patio area if the weather is nice!”
  • 233 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Fun place to grab some coffee and cake or maybe even a bagel - Nice view of the lake”
  • 169 locals recommend
Bar
“Located at the start of “Dirty Sixth” (Austin’s Bourbon Street), you can’t miss the fresh baked bread smells and you’ll see their trucks scurrying around the city at 4am-5am making deliveries to Austin’s top restaurants. Excellent.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and pies with a local touch... check out the salty oat cookies and the always-timely custom desserts, decorated to match the news!”
  • 122 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“They've got coffee. They've got beer. Great little spot to chill out for a bit.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bakery
“New American menu set in a cottage with an outdoor patio. It is one of the cutest restaurants in Austin (our humble opinion) and the rotating menu is always excellent.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“Legit place, and favorite in Austin for many many moons. Vegetarian heaven. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great lunch spot with pastries and fresh bread. Try the cheese soup - it is one of a kind. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
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