SXSW: Where to Eat

The definitive guide on where to grab a hangover taco, a soul-satisfying plate of ’cue, a beautiful piece of sushi, a see-and-be-seen table, a killer margarita, and more.

March 2012By , and Comments

You are here to see movie premieres, tweet about the next big thing in the digital arena, and listen to the Boss give a keynote speech that will kick off a whirlwind of jam sessions. But remember that in between panel discussions and late-night shows, you need to eat. Lucky for you, Austin is rife with places to sit down and enjoy a good meal. We’ve combed the city and produced an exhaustive list of notable restaurants that we’ve divided up by category and location to make your life easier. Looking for a place to eat on South Congress? Got it. Want to experience Austin’s trailer scene? Check. Where should you go on the East Side? Done. Just remember that we like to keep things weird. Bon appétit.

CENTRAL

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
3500 Guadalupe, 512-458-6895
amysicecreams.com
Follow @AmysIceCreams
Location: Central
Categories: Sweet Tooth, Late Night

Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant
Casual, Ethiopian
2804 I-35N, 512-469-5966
astersethiopian.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Asti Trattoria
Neighborhood Italian spot; modern decor and open kitchen
408 E. 43rd, 512-451-1218
astiaustin.com
Follow @Asti_Trattoria
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

Austin Land & Cattle
Warm, relaxed steakhouse
1205 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-472-1813
austinlandandcattlecompany.com
Location: Central
Category: Upscale

Austin’s Pizza
Local pizza and beer joint
2324 Guadalupe, 512-795-8888
austinspizza.com
Location: Central
Category: Casual

Blanton Café
Light American fare inside the Blanton Museum of Art
200 Martin Luther King Blvd, 512-471-5482
blantonmuseum.org
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

Burger Tex II
Famous burgers and bulgogi, casual student spot
2912 Guadalupe, 512-477-8433
burgertex.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

The Carillon
Upscale dining on the edge of the UT campus
1900 University Ave, 512-404-3655
thecarillonrestaurant.com
Follow @CarillonAustin
Location: Central
Category: Upscale

Chango’s Taqueria
Fresh handmade tacos, salads, and drinks
3023 Guadalupe, 512-480-8226
changos.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Grilled sandwiches; huge cheese selection
4601 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-323-0989
chedds.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Counter Culture
Vegan and raw foods trailer
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Crave
Thai and sushi campus-area hangout
2100 Guadalupe, 512-482-8919
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night

Daily Juice
Juices, smoothies, and raw food
4500 Duval, 512-380-9046
dailyjuice.org
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

Dirty Martin’s Place
Greasy old-fashioned burgers
2808 Guadalupe, 512-477-3173
dirtymartins.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Dolce Vita
Hyde Park gelato and espresso bar
4222 Duval, 512-323-2686
dolcevitaaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Sweet Tooth

Fabi + Rosi European Kitchen
Cool cottage; outdoor dining; bistro
509 Hearn, 512-236-0642
fabiandrosi.com
Location: Central
Categories: Upscale, Romantic, Trendy

Fino
Modern, outdoor lounge scene; tapas
2905 San Gabriel, 512-474-2905
astiaustin.com/fino
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Classic burgers and sandwiches
3208 Guadalupe, 512-452-4300
fiveguys.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Flying Falafel and Po-Boys
Mediterranean fare and sandwiches
2001 Guadalupe, 512-494-1400
flyingfalafelaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats, Comfy Cafes

F.N. Goode Burgers
Specialty burger cart behind Woodrow’s
2610 Guadalupe, 512-663-1146
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

FoodHeads
Specialty sandwiches; outdoor patio
616 W. 34th, 512-420-8400
foodheads.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

Galaxy Cafe (Triangle)
Modern American in a sleek and comfortable setting
46th & Guadalupe, 512-323-9494
galaxycafeaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trendy, Comfy Cafes

Hot Slices
Campus-area pizza joint
2530 Guadalupe, 512-322-9499
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

House Pizzeria
Casual; homemade root beer; unusual toppings
5111 Airport Blvd, 512-600-4999
housepizzeria.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Casual Hyde Park mainstay with Southern offerings
4206 Duval, 512-458-3168
hydeparkbarandgrill.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Kerbey Lane Cafe (West Austin)
24-hour American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; famously huge pancakes
3704 Kerbey Ln, 512-451-1436
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Kerbey Lane Cafe (University)
24-hour American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; famously huge pancakes
2606 Guadalupe, 512-477-5717
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Madam Mam’s
Students flock to this Thai spot
2514 Gudalupe, 512-472-8306
madammam.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

Magnolia Cafe
Eclectic 24-hour diner serving American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; quirky local favorite
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-478-8645
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Mama Fu’s (Triangle)
Casual pan-Asian diner
4615 N. Lamar, 512-637-6773
mamafus.com
Follow @mamafus
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Mandola’s Italian Market
Feel-good Italian served inside a small grocery
4700 W. Guadalupe, 512-419-9700
mandolasmarket.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

The Mellow Mushroom
Pizza, calzone, and sandwich chain; casual student hangout
2426 Guadalupe, 512-472-6356
mellowmushroom.com
Location: Central
Follow @MellowMushroom
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

Mother’s Cafe & Garden
Local vegetarian and vegan favorite with a bright, leafy garden room
4215 Duval, 512-451-3994
motherscafeaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

The Parlor (Hyde Park)
Punk-rock pizza dive and bar
4031 Guadalupe, 512-323-0440
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Pei Wei Asian Diner
Pan-Asian chain with counter service
12901 I-35N, 512-691-3060
peiwei.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Pita Pit (Guadalupe)
Fresh pitas and wraps; chain; delivery available
2350 Guadalupe, 512-474-7482
pitapitusa.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

Red River Cafe
Small casual diner
2912 Medical Arts, 512-472-0385
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Ruby’s BBQ
Barbecue in a relaxed, rustic space near UT
512 W. 29th, 512-477-1651
rubysbbq.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Russell’s Bistro
Refined, cozy bistro and bakery
1601 W. 38th, 512-467-7877
russellsbistro.com
Location: Central
Category: Romantic

Spiderhouse Café
Coffee, full bar, and light meals; hip student hangout with lots of character
2908 Fruth, 512-480-9562
spiderhousecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Trendy, Late Night

Sushi Niichi
Quaint, UT-area sushi and Japanese
705 W. 24th, 512-469-0499
sushiniichi.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Tacodeli (Central)
Local favorite for tasty tacos; wide variety
4200 N. Lamar, 512-419-1900
tacodeli.com
Follow @TacoDeli
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Teo
Authentic gelato and espresso; bright and cozy plus a patio
1206 W. 38th, 512-451-9555
caffeteo.com
Follow @TeoGelato
Location: Central
Category: Sweet Tooth

Texas French Bread
Local bakery and favorite lunch spot also serving seasonal dinners
2900 Rio Grande, 512-499-0544
texasfrenchbread.com
Follow @TXFrenchBread
Location: Central
Categories: Tried & True, Comfy Cafes, Sweet Tooth

Thai Noodle House
Quiet, cozy Thai cafe
2602 Guadalupe, 512-494-1011
Location: Central
Category: Cheap Eats

Thai Spice
Thai and sushi campus-area hangout
2100 Guadalupe, 512-482-8919
thaispiceaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night

34th Street Cafe
Quiet, low-key spot that still charms the locals
1005 W. 34th, 512-371-3400
34thstreetcafe.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried and True

Threadgill’s (Old No. 1)
Classics done right; famous Austin live music joint
6416 N. Lamar, 512-451-5440
threadgills.com
Follow @threadgills
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

Torchy’s Tacos (Guadalupe)
Cheap and tasty tacos
2801 Guadalupe, 512-494-8226
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Toy Joy Cafe
Vegan soft serve and sweets inside funky local toy store
2900 Guadalupe, 512-320-0090
toyjoy.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Sweet Tooth

Trudy’s Texas Star
Local Tex-Mex favorite; famous Mexican martinis
409 W. 30th, 512-477-2935
trudys.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True

Uchiko
Artful plates of sushi in an uber-chic space
4200 N. Lamar, 512-916-4808
uchiaustin.com
Follow @uchikoaustin
Location: Central
Category: Trendy, Upscale

Veggie Heaven
Unique pan-Asian vegetarian and vegan
1914 Guadalupe, 512-457-1013
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Vino Vino
Cavernous yet cozy wine bar serving New American
4119 Guadalupe, 512-465-9282
vinovinoaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Romantic

Wheatsville Co-Op
Sandwiches and salads inside local cooperative grocery
3101 Guadalupe, 512-478-2667
wheatsville.coop
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Comfy Cafes

Wink
Tiny, modern space serving New American; small portions
1014 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-482-8868
winkrestaurant.com
Follow @WinkRestaurant
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

Zen
Healthy, local stir-fry chain
3423 Guadalupe, 512-300-2633
eatzen.com
Follow @EatZEN
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

DOWN SOUTH

Blue Dog Pizza
Stone-baked pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-800-9186
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse
Local fave for people-watching; breakfast and lunch
1501 S. 1st, 512-416-1601
bouldincreek.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Veggie Delight, Tried & True, Comfy Cafes

Buffalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon
Vegetarian chalupas
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-662-2801
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Conscious Cravings
Vegetarian wraps, salads, and smoothies
1311 S. 1st, 512-582-9182
consciouscravingsaustin.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Veggie Delight

Curra’s Grill
Comfy local hangout serving interior and Tex-Mex
614 E. Oltorf, 512-444-0012
currasgrill.com
Location: Down South
Category: Tried & True

Dock and Roll
Seafood and Southern cooking
1503 S. 1st, 512-657-8415
dockandrolldiner.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

888
Pan-Asian casual diner
2400 E. Oltorf, 512-448-4722
888panasian.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Elizabeth Street Café
French Vietnamese offerings; funky South Austin space
1501 S. 1st, 512-291-2881
elizabethstreetcafe.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trendy

El Primo
Tacos
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Fair Bean Coffee
Fair trade micro-roaster; light food and bakery
2210 S. 1st, 512-444-2326
fairbeancoffee.com
Location: Down South
Category: Comfy Cafes

Gourdough’s
Endless choices of funky gourmet doughnuts
1503 S. 1st, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

Grill Haven
Middle Eastern–inspired sandwiches
S. 1st Food Court, 601 W. Live Oak, 512-481-9769
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Holy Cacao
Sweet confections
1311 S. 1st, 512-851-2253
theholycacao.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Izzoz Tacos
Tacos and eclectic appetizers; food cart
1503 S. 1st, 512-916-4996
izzoztacos.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

JMueller BBQ
Meat runs out quickly at this spot with picnic tables
1502 S. 1st, 512-229-7366
jmuellerbbq.com
Follow @JMuellerBBQ
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers

Jovita’s Mexican Restaurant
Local fave for greasy Tex-Mex and great live music
1619 S. 1st, 512-447-7825
jovitas.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

La Pàtisserie
Small cottage; French pastries, sandwiches, and salads
602 W. Annie, 512-912-0033
lpaustin.com
Follow @LaPatisserieATX
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Lenoir
Tiny, shabby-chic, inspired contemporary spot serving French and American
1807 S. 1st, 512-215-9778
lenoirrestaurant.com
Location: Down South
Category: Upscale, Trendy

Lucy’s Fried Chicken
Southern food in a hip South Austin patio joint
2218 College Ave, 512-297-2423
lucysfriedchicken.com
Location: Down South
Category: Tried & True

Osaka Soul
Japanese pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-380-1513
osakasoul.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Polvo’s
Low-key interior Mexican and Tex-Mex
2004 S. 1st, 512-441-5446
polvosaustin.com
Follow @PolvosAustin
Location: Down South
Category: Tried & True

SoCo To Go
Southern comfort food in a trailer
1209 S. 1st, 512-970-8646
socotogo.com/home
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Torchy’s Tacos (South)
Cheap and tasty tacos
2809 S. 1st, 512-444-0300
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Torchy’s Tacos (South Austin Trailer Park)
Cheap and tasty tacos from a trailer
1311 S. 1st, 512-366-0537
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

DOWNTOWN

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
1012 W. 6th, 512-480-0673
amysicecreams.com
Follow @AmysIceCreams
Location: Downtown
Categories: Sweet Tooth, Late Night

Annies Café and Bar
 Eclectic bistro serving American, sandwiches, and breakfast
319 Congress, 512-472-1884
anniescafebar.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Late Night

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Pressed sandwiches in a downtown food cart
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Backspace
Wood-fired pizzas at this joint tucked behind Parkside
507 San Jacinto, 512-474-9899
thebackspace-austin.com
Follow @backspaceaustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Bacon
Cheerful house dishing up fried chicken and all things bacon
900 W. 10th, 512-322-9777
baconaustin.com
Location: Downtown

The Belmont
Classic American cuisine and cocktails in a retro atmosphere
305 W. 6th, 512-457-0300
thebelmontaustin.com
Follow @belmontaustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Bess Bistro
Casual, elegant French bistro and bar in a historic setting
500 W. 6th, 512-477-2377
bessbistro.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Big Top Dogs
New York–style hot dog cart in the heart of downtown
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Borboleta Gourmet
Cozy vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods cafe
1221 W. 6th, 512-828-7404
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

Brick Oven
Italian and thin-crust pizzas in a casual setting
1209 Red River, 512-477-7006
brickovenrestaurant.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

Café Josie
Relaxed, tropical vibe; New American
1200 W. 6th, 512-322-9226
cafejosie.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Casino El Camino
Gritty, late-night bar serving burgers and the like
517 E. 6th, 512-469-9330
casinoelcamino.net
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

Chez Nous
Cozy, country feel French bistro
510 Neches, 512-473-2413
cheznousaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Upscale, Comfy Cafes

Chinatown
Chinese, sushi, and dim sum; warm and romantic
107 W. 5th, 512-637-8888
chinatown-downtown.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Romantic

Coal Vines
A Dallas import featuring thin-crust pizza
314 W. 2nd, 512-473-2744
coalvinesoftexas.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Congress
Ambitious fare in a glamorous setting
200 Congress Ave, 512 827 2760
congressaustin.com
Follow @CongressAustin
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Corazon at Castle Hill
Cheerful and romantic spot serving American and interior Mexican
1101 W. 5th, 512-476-0728
corazonatcastlehill.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Romantic

Counter Café
Eclectic American breakfast and lunch; burgers; organic
626 N. Lamar, 512-708-8800
countercafe.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Comfy Cafes

Driskill Grill
Fine dining in a beautiful, historic hotel
604 Brazos, 512-391-7162
driskillgrill.com
Follow @driskillhotel
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Eddie V’s Edgewater Grille (Downtown)
Upscale seafood; spacious, sophisticated dining room
301 E. 5th, 512-472-1860
eddiev.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

El Sol y La Luna
Cozy, colorful Latin American soul food
600 E. 6th, 512-444-7770
elsolylalunaaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Finn and Porter
Upscale steaks, seafood, and sushi with a bar perfect for lounging
Hilton Hotel, 500 E. 4th, 512-493-4900
finnandporter.com/austin
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Fogo de Chao
Traditional Brazilian steakhouse
309 E. 3rd, 512-472-0220
fogodechao.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Frank & Angie’s Pizzeria
New York–style pizza; funky and fun
508 West Ave, 512-472-3534
hutsfrankandangies.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Frank Restaurant
Artisan hot dogs, unique drinks; retro feel
407 Colorado, 512-494-6894‎
hotdogscoldbeer.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafés, Cheap Eats

Galaxy Cafe (Central)
Modern American in a sleek and comfortable setting
1000 West Lynn, 512-478-3434
galaxycafeaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Comfy Cafes

Garrido’s
Modern Mexican; casual patio
360 Nueces, 512-320-8226
garridosaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

G’Raj Mahal Café
Fun and casual Indian; delivery available
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers, Cheap Eats

Haddingtons
Pub feel; American fare
601 W. 6th, 512-992-0204
thehaddington.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Hoboken Pie
Jersey-inspired, locally owned late-night pizza joint
718 Red River, 512-477-4256
hobokenpie.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True, Late Night

Hot Dog King
Downtown hot dog trailer
8th & Red River
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailer, Cheap Eats

Hut’s Hamburgers
Greasy, old-fashioned burgers in a casual diner
807 W. 6th, 512-472-0693
hutsfrankandangies.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Iron Cactus
Trendy Tex-Mex and margaritas; relaxed bar atmosphere; always packed
606 Trinity, 512-472-9240
ironcactus.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Iron Works BBQ
Rustic joint with outdoor patio on Waller Creek
100 Red River, 512-478-4855
ironworksbbq.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Jeffrey’s
Quiet; fine dining; New American
1204 West Lynn, 512-477-5584
jeffreysofaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Jo’s (2nd Street)
Hipster hangout; sandwiches and local coffee; live music
242 W. 2nd, 512-469-9003
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Kebabalicious (Dinner)
European-Turkish street food
7th & Trinity, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Kebabalicious (Lunch)
European-Turkish street food
2nd & Congress, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Kenichi
Trendy; contemporary pan-Asian and sushi
419 Colorado, 512-320-8883
kenichiaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Koriente
Health-conscious Korean; gluten-free options
621 E. 7th, 512-275-0852
koriente.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1700 S. Lamar, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

La Casa del Fuego
Late-night taco truck
402 Lavaca
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

La Condesa
Hip, modern Mexican and tequila bar
400 W. 2nd, 512-499-0300
lacondesaaustin.com
Follow @LaCondesaAustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

La Traviata
Quaint, romantic; creative Italian comfort food
314 Congress, 512-479-8131
latraviata.net
Location: Downtown
Categories: Upscale, Trendy

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
Steaks and barbecue in a historic building; live music upstairs
401 W. 2nd, 512-494-1500
lambertsaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Leaf Salad
Local, fresh, made-to-order salads
419 W. 2nd, 512-474-5323
leafsalad.com
Follow @LeafSalad
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Veggie Delight

Malaga Tapas & Bar
Popular tapas and wine bar
440 W. 2nd, 512-236-8020
malagatapasbar.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Mama Fu’s
Casual pan-Asian diner
100 Colorado, 512-637-6772
mamafus.com
Follow @mamafus
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

Manuel’s
Upscale Tex-Mex and seafood
310 Congress, 512-472-7555
manuels.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Maria Maria
Carlos Santana’s modern Mexican concept; large bar
415 Colorado, 512-687-6800
mariamariarestaurants.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Romantic, Trendy

Max’s Wine Dive
Gourmet comfort food and wine bar
207 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-904-0111
maxswinedive.com/austin
Follow @MaxsWineDiveATX
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Mmmpanadas (Daytime)
Fresh artisan empanadas
2nd & Congress, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Late Night)
Fresh artisan empanadas
4th & Guadalupe, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Upscale Southern comfort food in a warm and relaxed setting
303 Red River, 512-236-9599
moonshinegrill.com
Follow @MoonshineGrill
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

Mulberry
Small, intimate, and tragically hip wine bar serving New American cuisine
360 Nueces, 512-320-0297
mulberryaustin.com
Follow @mulberryaustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Opal Divine’s Freehouse
International and American pub food
700 W. 6th, 512-477-3308
opaldivines.com
Follow @OpalDivines
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

P.F. Chang’s Downtown
Upscale pan-Asian; expansive bar
201 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-457-8300
pfchangs.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Romantic

Parkside
Comfortable, elegant; raw bar; fantastically unpredictable
301 E. 6th, 512-474-9898
parkside-austin.com
Follow @parksideaustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille
Over-the-top luxurious; steak
114 W. 7th, 512-474-6300
perrysrestaurants.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Piranha Killer Sushi
Innovative, modern sushi
207 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-473-8775
piranhakillersushi.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Pita Pit (Congress)
Fresh pitas and wraps; chain; delivery available
619 Congress, 512-472-7482
pitapitusa.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

The Roaring Fork
Wood-fired American cuisine in a rugged, upscale atmosphere
701 Congress, 512-583-0000
roaringfork.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Classy, acclaimed steakhouse
107 W. 6th, 512-477-7884
ruthschris.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Second Bar + Kitchen
Small bites for hipsters who want to lounge outside
200 Congress, 512-827-2750
congressaustin.com/second
Follow @CongressAustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Serrano’s
Classic Tex-Mex; casual local chain
1111 Red River, 512-322-9080
serranos.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Six Lounge & the Tap Room
Hip, comfy lounge offering late-night snacks
117 W. 4th, 512-472-6662
sixlounge.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Late Night

Spaghetti Warehouse
Italian-American; large, popular family restaurant
117 W. 4th, 512-476-4059
meatballs.com
Follow @spaghettiwh
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried and True

Stony’s Mobile Pizza Kitchen
East Coast pizza truck
6th & Red River, 512-287-0666
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Rustic and relaxed barbecue joint; live music
801 Red River, 512-480-8341
stubbsaustin.com
Follow @StubbsAustin
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Jazzy, old-school elegance; steaks
300 Colorado, 512-495-6504
sullivansteakhouse.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Sushi Zushi
Swanky, modern sushi and Japanese with some atmosphere
1611 W. 5th, 512-474-7000
sushizushi.com
Locations: Downtown
Upscale: Trendy

Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria
Pizzeria and authentic Italian bistro; lively and comfortable
258 W. 2nd, 512-477-1001
tavernabylombardi.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Thai Passion
Classic Thai food in an artsy atmosphere
620 Congress, 512-472-1244
thaipassion.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

III Forks
Luxurious steakhouse and lounge
111 Lavaca, 512-474-1776
iiiforks.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Upscale, Tried & True

24 Diner
Updated comfort food and breakfast; sleek and modern
600 N. Lamar, 512-472-5400
24diner.com
Follow @24DinerATX
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, 24 Hour

219 West
Eclectic American paired with a large drink menu; casual lounge vibe
612 W. 6th, 512-474-2194
219west.com
Follow @219WestATX
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Trace
Sleek dining room off the ultra-hip W lounge scene
200 Lavaca, 512-542-3660
traceaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Trio (Café at the Four Seasons)
Hotel restaurant with a view of the lake; seafood and steaks
98 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-685-8300
fourseasons.com/austin/dining.html
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Vince Young Steakhouse
Sleek steakhouse
301 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-457-8325
vinceyoungsteakhouse.com
Follow @vysteakhouse
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Walton’s Fancy and Staple
Cozy gourmet deli and bakery
609 W. 6th, 512-542-3380
waltonsfancyandstaple.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

Wefuse
Fresh Japanese/French fusion
120 E. 4th, 512-236-1011
wefuse.net
Location: Downtown
Category: Cheap Eats

Whole Foods
Large variety of cuisines in a huge, local organic and all-natural grocery
601 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-476-1206
wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lamar
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Z’Tejas (Old West Austin)
Upscale Southwestern; lively and popular with a large bar
1110 W. 6th, 512-478-5355
ztejas.com
Follow @ZTejas
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried and True

Zocalo Café
Light, trendy Tex-Mex; margaritas, sangria
1110 West Lynn, 512-472-8226
zocalocafe.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Comfy Cafes

East Side

Blue Dahlia
Romantic European bistro; some organic ingredients
1115 E. 11th, 512-542-9542
bluedahliabistro.com
Follow @BlueDahliaATX
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

Buenos Aires Café East
Limited Argentine menu; revamped small storefront
1201 E. 6th, 512-382-1189
buenosairescafe.com
Follow @BuenosAiresCafe
Location: East Side
Category: Romantic

Cheer Up Charlie’s
Homemade chocolates and vegan food cart
1104 E. 6th, 512-431-2133
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Chubby Hug Is Happy Fun Noodle Time
Late-night noodles and vegetarian options
E. 6th & Waller, 512-323-6180
Follow @ChubbyHug
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Contigo
Hipster hangout; outdoor venue offering small plates and upscale comfort food
2027 Anchor Ln, 512-614-2260
contigotexas.com/Austin
Follow @ContigoAustin
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

East Side King
Quirky
1618 1/2 E. 6th
eastsidekingaustin.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

East Side Pies Pizzeria
Indie pizza with gourmet toppings
1401 B Rosewood Ave, 512-524-0933
eastsidepies.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

East Side Show Room
Unique fusion of restaurant and old-style theater; changing menu
1100 E. 6th, 512-467-4280
eastsideshowroom.com
Location: East Side
Category: Late Night

Eastside Cafe
Tiny cottage with a big garden; gluten-free menu
2113 Manor Rd, 512-476-5858
eastsidecafeaustin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

El Chile Eastside
Hip, interior Mexican fare; bright and comfortable with outdoor deck
1809 Manor Rd, 512 457-9900
elchilecafe.com
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

El Chilito (East)
Fresh tacos, light meals, and agua fresca; quick and friendly
2219 Manor Rd, 512 382-3797
elchilito.com
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

Franklin Barbecue
Friendly barbeque joint with outdoor seating; awesome brisket
3421 I-35N, 512-653-1187
franklinbarbecue.com
Follow @FranklinBBQ
Location: East Side
Category: Comfy Cafes

Gourmands
Gourmet sandwiches served in a pool hall run by locals
2316 Webberville Rd, 512-610-2031
lovetheysandwich.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Comfy Cafe, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Hoover’s Cooking
Hearty, traditional Southern comfort food in a casual diner
2002 Manor Rd, 512-479-5006
hooverscooking.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Hot Mama’s Espresso Bar and Café
Coffee and wine bar; light American; live music
2401 E. 6th, 512 476-6262
hotmamasaustin.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Trendy

Joe’s Mexican Food
Bakery, coffee shop, and cheap Tex-Mex
2305 E. 7th, 512-472-0017
Location: East Side
Category: Cheap Eats

Juan in a Million
Famous breakfast tacos and Tex-Mex
2300 E. Cesar Chavez, 512-472-3872
juaninamillion.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Justine’s
Hip; French
4710 E. 5th, 512-385-2900
justines1937.com
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

Karibu
Ethiopian offerings; friendly service
1209 E. 7th, 512-320-5454
ethiopianrestaurantaustin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Live Oak Barbecue
Meats served on butcher paper
2713 E. 2nd, 512-524-1930
liveoakbbq.net
Location: East Side
Category: Cheap Eats

Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles
Southern soul food truck
E. 6th & Waller, 512-296-9914
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Mi Madre’s
Famous breakfast tacos; family-friendly Tex-Mex
2201 Manor Rd, 512-322-9721
mimadresrestaurant.com
Follow @mimadres
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats

Mr. Natural (East)
Casual vegetarian Tex-Mex and grocery
1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 512-477-5228
mrnatural-austin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Nubian Queen Lola’s
Homemade comfort and Cajun food; communal tables
1815 Rosewood Ave, 512 474-5652
Follow @NubianQueenCafe
Location: East Side
Category: Comfy Cafes

Rio Rita
Swanky coffee shop and lounge; snacks
1308 E. 6th, 512-524-0384
riorita.net
Location: East Side
Category: Comfy Cafes

Sam’s BBQ
Quintessential barbeque joint with late-night service (open until 3 a.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays
2000 E. 12th, 512-478-0378
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Late Night

Thunderbird Coffee
Hipster coffee bar with drinks and panini
2200 Manor Rd, 512 472-9900
thunderbirdcoffee.com
Location: East Side
Category: Comfy Cafes

Uncorked Tasting Room
Sophisticated wine bar serving eclectic New American
900 E. 7th, 512-524-2809
uncorkedtastingroom.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Romantic, Late Night

Victory Grill
Classic soul food in Austin’s oldest blues club
1104 E. 11th, 512 322-9344
historicvictorygrill.org
Location: East Side
Category: Tried & True

Vivo Cocina Mexicana
Colorful, fun spot with a nice patio; classic Tex-Mex, margaritas
2015 Manor Rd, 512-482-0300
vivo-austin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

GETAWAYS

A+A Sichuan Garden
Adventurous Chinese food
110 I-35N, 512-255-6952
sichuangardentx.com
Location: Getaways
Category: Comfy Cafes

BC Tavern
Designer comfort food and classic cocktails in a comfortable space
11715 Bee Cave Rd, 512-477-6535
b-c-tavern.com
Follow @BCTavern
Location: Getaways
Category: Comfy Cafes

Bistrot Mirabelle
French menu in a warm, inviting neighborhood space
8127 Mesa Dr, 512-346-7900
bistrotmirabelle.com
Follow @MirabelleATX
Location: Getaways
Category: Comfy Cafes

Cafe Malta
Mediterranean goodies in a delightful neighborhood spot
3421 W. William Cannon Dr, 512-853-9584
cafemaltaaustin.com
Location: Getaways
Category: Cheap Eats

The County Line BBQ
Barbecue served family-style
6500 W. Bee Cave Rd, 512-327-1742
countyline.com
Follow @CountyLineHill
Location: Getaways
Category: Tried and True

The County Line BBQ
Barbeque served family-style; large waterfront deck
5204 Ranch Rd 2222, 512-346-3664
countyline.com
Follow @CountyLineLake
Location: Getaways; Lakeside
Category: Tried & True

The Oasis
Prime sunset watching venue with massive decks; margaritas and cocktails
6550 Comanche Tr, 512-266-2442
oasis-austin.com
Follow @OasisLakeTravis
Location: Getaways, Lakeside
Categories: Tried & True

Stories
Fine dining with a view; at a popular resort
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd, 512-308-1234
lostpines.hyatt.com
Location: Getaways
Category: Upscale

The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que
Good barbecue in a rustic house outside of town; huge outdoor eating area; BYOB
18001 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512-858-4959
saltlickbbq.com
Follow @SaltLickBBQ
Location: Getaways
Category: Tried and True

LAKESIDE

Hula Hut
Tex-Mex Polynesian fusion; casual, tropical waterfront cafe
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-476-4852
hulahut.com
Location: Lakeside
Category: Tried & True

Mozart’s
Coffee, desserts; charming outdoor deck on the lake
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-477-2900
mozartscoffee.com
Location: Lakeside
Category: Sweet Tooth

The County Line BBQ
Barbecue served family-style; large waterfront deck
5204 Ranch Rd 2222, 512-346-3664
countyline.com
Follow @CountyLineLake
Location: Getaways, Lakeside
Category: Tried & True

The Oasis
Prime sunset watching venue with massive decks; margaritas and cocktails
6550 Comanche Tr, 512-266-2442
oasis-austin.com
Follow @OasisLakeTravis
Location: Getaways, Lakeside
Categories: Tried & True

S. CONGRESS

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
1301 S. Congress, 512-440-7488
amysicecreams.com
Follow @AmysIceCreams
Location: S. Congress
Category: Sweet Tooth

Austin Frigid Frog
Hawaiian shaved ice stand
1219 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-825-6464
Follow @FrigidFrog
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Big Top Candy Shop
Old-fashioned candy shop with fun decor and hand-jerked sodas and shakes
1706 S. Congress, 512-462-2220
facebook.com/bigtopcandyshop
Follow @BigTopCandyShop
Location: S. Congress
Category: Sweet Tooth

Botticelli’s
Simple Italian; intimate and romantic
1321 S. Congress, 512-916-1315
botticellissouthcongress
Follow @Botticellis1321
Location: S. Congress
Category: Romantic

Chipotle
Burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos
1603 S. Congress
chipotle.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Coat and Thai
Funky Thai food trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-970-2154
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Crepes Mille
Savory and sweet crepes
1318 S. Congress, 512-919-2416
crepesmille.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Enoteca Vespaio
Italian cafe serving pasta and pizza; limited outdoor dining
1610 S. Congress, 512-441-6100
austinvespaio.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

Fat Cactus
Southwestern fry breads
1318 S. Congress
fatcactusaustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Fran’s Hamburgers
Burgers; old-fashioned diner
1822 S. Congress, 512-444-5738‎
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Freebirds
Tex-Mex fast food
515 S. Congress, 512-462-3512
freebirds.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats

Güero’s Taco Bar
Tex-Mex and tacos; popular watering hole
1412 S. Congress, 512-447-7688
guerostacobar.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Tried & True

Hey Cupcake
Cute cupcakes from an airstream; lots of flavors
1600 S. Congress, 512-476-2253
heycupcake.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Hey You Gonna Eat or What
Sandwiches served with a bad attitude
1318 S. Congress
heyyougonnaeatorwhat.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Home Slice Pizza
Casual counter service; small, classic, and unusual pizza
1415 S. Congress, 512-444-7437
homeslicepizza.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Tried & True

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hip spot for designer burgers
1400 S. Congress, 512-243-7505
hopdoddy.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

Jo’s (Congress)
Hipster hangout with live music; sandwiches and local coffee
1300 S. Congress, 512-444-3800
joscoffee.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Tried & True

Magnolia Cafe South
Eclectic 24-hour diner serving American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; quirky local favorite
1920 S. Congress, 512-445-0000
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

The Mighty Cone
Hudson’s on the Bend offshoot; eclectic
1603 S. Congress, 512-383-9609
mightycone.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Ms P’s Electric Cock
Fried chicken goodness
1101 S. Congress, 512-912-7778
electriccock.com
Follow @MsPelectricCock
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Opal Divine’s Freehouse
International and American pub food
700 W. 6th, 512-477-3308
opaldivines.com
Follow @OpalDivines
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

The Original New Orleans Po-Boy Gumbo Shop
Po-boys, gumbo, and New Orleans–style cooking
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Perla’s
Seafood in an airy space with an aquarium; killer patio
1400 S. Congress, 512-291-7300
perlasaustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Pitalicious
Meat, chicken, or vegan Mediterranean pita sandwiches
1603 S. Congress, 512-649-1975
austinpitalicious.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Short Bus
Sandwiches and subs in a mini school bus
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Snack Bar
Modern, quirky; tapas and the like
1224 S. Congress, 512-445-2626
snackbaraustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

South Congress Café
Casual, loud, crowded space; Southwestern fare
1600 S. Congress, 512-447-3905
southcongresscafe.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

Southside Pizza
Thin-crust pizza at a South Austin staple
2206 S. Congress, 512-442-4246
southsideflyingpizza.com
Follow @atxflyingpizza
Location: S. Congress
Category: Comfy Cafes

Thai Fresh
Fresh and simple Thai food; cozy cafe
909 W. Mary, 512-494-6436
thai-fresh.com
Follow @ThaiFresh
Location: S. Congress
Category: Comfy Cafes

Trophy’s Bar and Grill
Dive bar and South Austin fixture; live music
2008 S. Congress, 512-447-0969
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats

Vespaio Ristorante
Cool space with a buzzing bar; Italian
1610 S. Congress, 512-441-6100
austinvespaio.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Upscale, Trendy, Romantic

Woodland
Hipster hangout; upscale comfort food
1716 S. Congress, 512-441-6800
woodland.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

Wurst Tex
Cheap and tasty wieners from a trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-289-1329
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Zen
Healthy, local stir-fry chain
1303 S. Congress, 512-444-8081
eatzen.com
Follow @EatZEN
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats

S. LAMAR/BARTON SPRINGS

Artz Rib House
Live music; barbecue
2330 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-442-8283
artzribhouse.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

Aussie’s
Sandwiches, burgers; casual spot with volleyball court
306 Barton Springs Rd, 512-480-0952
aussiesbar.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Comfy Cafes

Austin Java
Local spot for coffee, breakfast, and American
1608 Barton Springs Rd, 512-482-9450
austinjava.com
Follow @AustinJava
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

Bananarchy
Frozen banana food cart
600 S. Lamar
bananarchy.net
Follow @Bananarchy_ATX
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Barley Swine
Tiny, communal tables; cutting edge, award-winning chef
2024 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-394-8150
barleyswine.com
Follow @BarleySwine
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trendy, Comfy Cafes

Bella Cucina
Italian street food
3600 S. Lamar, 512-965-8197
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Black Sheep Lodge
Relaxed neighborhood bar and grill; lots of beer on tap
2108 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-707-2744
blacksheeplodge.com
Follow @BlackSheepLodge
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Comfy Cafes

Casa de Luz
Funky organic, vegan, and macrobiotic cafe; daily menu
1701 Toomey Rd, 512-476-2535
casadeluz.org
Follow @CasaDeLuz
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Veggie Delight

Chuy’s S. Lamar
Loud, quirky, Elvis-inspired Tex-Mex spot
1728 Barton Springs Rd, 512-474-4452
chuys.com
Follow @ChuysRestaurant
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

El Alma
Ambitious Mexican food (not your average Tex-Mex spot)
1025 Barton Springs Rd, 512-609-8923
elalmacafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats

El Chile South
Hip, interior Mexican fare; bright and comfortable with outdoor deck
1025 Barton Springs Rd, 512-609-8923
elchilecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Trendy

Flip Happy Crepes
Trailer with hearty, sweet, and savory choices
400 Josephine, 512-552-9034
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Flipnotics
Hip local coffeehouse; light food
1601 Barton Springs Rd, 512-480-8646
flipnotics.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Late Night

Kerbey Lane Cafe (South Lamar)
24-hour American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; famously huge pancakes
2700 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-445-4451
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1700 S. Lamar, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweets

Little Sub Trailer
Sandwiches and salads next to Austin Tricyclist
923 Barton Springs Rd, 512-925-5626
littlesubtrailer.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Luke’s Inside Out
Sandwiches; open late
1109 S. Lamar, 512-589-8883
lukesinsideout.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Late Night

Lulu B’s
Fresh, cheap Vietnamese sandwiches
2113 S. Lamar, 512-921-4828
Follow @LuluB0107
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

MamboBerry
Frozen yogurt and sandwiches to cool you off
801 Barton Springs Rd, 512-992-8196
mamboberry.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Matt’s El Rancho
Favorite Austin Tex-Mex icon
2613 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-462-9333
mattselrancho.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

Mr. Natural (South)
Casual vegetarian Tex-Mex and grocery
2414 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-916-9223
mrnatural-austin.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Veggie Delight

Olivia
Modern, great patio; French and Mediterranean fare
2043 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-804-2700
olivia-austin.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Upscale

P. Terry’s
Old-fashioned burger joint with an organic and all-natural twist
404 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-473-2217
pterrys.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats

Paggi House
Romantic, outdoor deck; New American
200 Lee Barton Dr, 512-473-3700
paggihouse.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Trendy

Shady Grove
Hippie spot, groovy patio; burgers and the like
1624 Barton Springs Rd, 512-474-9991
theshadygrove.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Tried & True, Comfy Cafes

Sno Beach
Huge selection of shaved ice snow cones
801 Barton Springs Rd
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Tacodeli (S. Lamar)
Local favorite for tasty tacos; wide variety
1500 Spyglass Dr, 512-732-0303
tacodeli.com
Follow @TacoDeli
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Comfy Cafes

Threadgill’s World Headquarters
Classics done right; famous Austin live music joint; landmark
301 W. Riverside Dr, 512-472-9304
threadgills.com
Follow @threadgills
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

Torchy’s Tacos (S. Lamar)
Cheap and tasty tacos
3005 S. Lamar, 512-614-1832
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats

Trey’s Cuisine
Kebabs and croquettes
600 S. Lamar, 512-234-2103
treyscuisine.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Uchi
Beautiful sushi; ultra-hip; award-winning chef
801 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-916-4808
uchiaustin.com
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Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Zax Pints and Plates
Casual; New American, large selection of beer on tap
312 Barton Springs Rd, 512-481-0100
zaxaustin.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Trendy

UP NORTH

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
5624 Burnet Rd, 512-538-2697
amysicecreams.com
Follow @AmysIceCreams
Location: Up North
Category: Sweet Tooth

Blue Star Cafeteria
Not really a cafeteria; homey but nice
4800 Burnet Rd, 512-454-7827
bluestarcafeteria.com
Follow @BlueStarAustin
Location: Up North
Category: Comfy Cafes

Chinatown
Chinese, sushi, and dim sum; warm and romantic
3407 Greystone Dr, 512-343-9307
chinatown-mopac.com
Location: Up North
Category: Romantic

Cutie Pies
Award-winning pies; food cart
7329 Burnet Rd, 512-452-7437
cutiepiewagon.com
Follow @CutiePieWagon
Location: Up North
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Fonda San Miguel
Interior Mexican; large and beautiful hacienda
2330 W. North Loop Blvd, 512-459-4121
fondasanmiguel.com
Location: Up North
Categories: Upscale, Tried & True

Foreign & Domestic Food & Drink
Creative pairings in a homey space
306 E. 53rd, 512-459-1010
fndaustin.com
Location: Up North
Category: Comfy Cafe

Jasper’s
Chic and swanky Southwestern fusion; at the Domain
11506 Century Oaks Terrace, 512-834-4111
jaspers-restaurant.com/austin
Location: Up North
Category: Upscale

Komé
Traditional Chinese in a homey space
4917 Airport Blvd, 512-712-5700
kome-austin.com
Follow @komeAustin
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap Eats

Little Deli and Pizzeria
Tiny neighborhood joint serving New Jersey–style pizzas
7101 Woodrow Ave, 512-467-7402
littledeliandpizza.com
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap Eats

Man Bites Dog
Hot dogs in a casual space
5222 Burnet Rd, 512-614-1330
manbitesdogaustin.com
Follow @MANBITESDOGTX
Location: Up North
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Phil’s Icehouse
Burgers, fries, and shakes; relaxed vibe with playscape for kids
5620 Burnet Rd, 512-524-1212
philsicehouse.com
Location: Up North
Category: Tried & True

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Smoked ’cue in a space just right for watching ESPN or listening to country music
6610 N. Lamar, 512-380-9199
stilesswitchbbq.com
Follow @stilesswitchbbq
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap Eats

Tacodeli (North)
Local favorite for tasty tacos; wide variety
12001 Burnet Rd, 512-339-1700
tacodeli.com
Follow @TacoDeli
Location: Up North
Category: Comfy Cafes

Tam Deli
Traditional Vietnamese food in an unassuming setting
8222 N. Lamar, 512-834-6458
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap Eats

Thunderbird Coffee
Hipster coffee bar with drinks and panini
1401 Koenig Ln, 512-420-8660
thunderbirdcoffee.com
Location: Up North
Category: Comfy Cafes

Trudy’s North
Local Tex-Mex favorite; famous Mexican martinis
8820 Burnet Rd, 512-454-1474
trudys.com
Location: Up North
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True

CHEAP EATS

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Pressed sandwiches in a downtown food cart
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Austin Frigid Frog
Hawaiian shaved ice stand
1219 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-825-6464
Follow @FrigidFrog
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Bacon
Cheerful house dishing up fried chicken and all things bacon
900 W. 10th, 512-322-9777
baconaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Cheap Eats

Bananarchy
Frozen banana food cart
600 S. Lamar
bananarchy.net
Follow @Bananarchy_ATX
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Bella Cucina
Italian street food
3600 S. Lamar, 512-965-8197
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Big Top Dogs
New York–style hot dog cart in the heart of downtown
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Blue Dog Pizza
Stone-baked pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-800-9186
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Buffalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon
Vegetarian chalupas
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-662-2801
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Burger Tex II
Famous burgers and bulgogi, casual student spot
2912 Guadalupe, 512-477-8433
burgertex.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Cheer Up Charlie’s
Homemade chocolates and vegan food cart
1104 E. 6th, 512-431-2133
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Chipotle
Burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos
1603 S. Congress
chipotle.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Chubby Hug Is Happy Fun Noodle Time
Late-night noodles and vegetarian options
E. 6th & Waller, 512-323-6180
Follow @ChubbyHug
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Coat and Thai
Funky Thai food trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-970-2154
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Conscious Cravings
Vegetarian wraps, salads, and smoothies
1311 S. 1st, 512-582-9182
consciouscravingsaustin.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Veggie Delight

Counter Culture
Vegan and raw foods trailer
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Crepes Mille
Savory and sweet crepes
1318 S. Congress, 512-919-2416
crepesmille.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Cutie Pies
Award-winning pies; food cart
1600 S. Congress, 512-589-7979
cutiepiewagon.com
Follow @CutiePieWagon
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Dirty Martin’s Place
Greasy old-fashioned burgers
2808 Guadalupe, 512-477-3173
dirtymartins.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Dock and Roll
Seafood and Southern cooking
1503 S. 1st, 512-657-8415
dockandrolldiner.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

East Side King
Quirky
1618 1/2 E. 6th
eastsidekingaustin.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

East Side Pies Pizzeria
Indie pizza with gourmet toppings
1401 Rosewood Ave, 512-524-0933
eastsidepies.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

888
Pan-Asian casual diner
2400 E. Oltorf, 512-448-4722
888panasian.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

El Alma
Ambitious Mexican food (not your average Tex-Mex spot)
1025 Barton Springs Rd, 512-609-8923
elalmacafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats

El Primo
Tacos
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Fat Cactus
Southwestern fry breads
1318 S. Congress
fatcactusaustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Classic burgers and sandwiches
3208 Guadalupe, 512-452-4300
fiveguys.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Flip Happy Crepes
Trailer with hearty, sweet, and savory choices
400 Josephine, 512-552-9034
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Flying Falafel and Po-Boys
Mediterranean fare and sandwiches
2001 Guadalupe, 512-494-1400
flyingfalafelaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats, Comfy Cafes

F.N. Goode Burgers
Specialty burger cart behind Woodrow’s
2610 Guadalupe, 512-663-1146
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Frank & Angie’s Pizzeria
New York–style pizza; funky and fun
508 West Ave, 512-472-3534
hutsfrankandangies.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Frank Restaurant
Artisan hot dogs, unique drinks; retro feel
407 Colorado, 512-494-6894‎
hotdogscoldbeer.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Cheap Eats

Fran’s Hamburgers
Burgers; old-fashioned diner
1822 S. Congress, 512-444-5738‎
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Freebirds
Tex-Mex fast food
515 S. Congress, 512-462-3512
freebirds.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats

Gourdough’s
Endless choices of funky gourmet doughnuts
1503 S. 1st, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

Gourmands
Gourmet sandwiches served in a pool hall run by locals
2316 Webberville Rd, 512-610-2031
lovetheysandwich.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Comfy Cafe, Cheap Eats, Late Night

G’Raj Mahal Café
Fun and casual Indian; delivery available
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers, Cheap Eats

Grill Haven
Middle Eastern–inspired sandwiches
S. 1st Food Court, 601 W. Live Oak, 512-481-9769
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Hey Cupcake
Cute cupcakes from an airstream; lots of flavors
1600 S. Congress, 512-476-2253
heycupcake.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Hey You Gonna Eat or What
Sandwiches served with a bad attitude
1318 S. Congress
heyyougonnaeatorwhat.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Hoboken Pie
Jersey-inspired, locally owned late-night pizza joint
718 Red River, 512-477-4256
hobokenpie.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True, Late Night

Holy Cacao
Sweet confections
1311 S. 1st, 512-851-2253
theholycacao.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Hot Dog King
Downtown hot dog trailer
8th & Red River
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailer, Cheap Eats

Hot Slices
Campus-area pizza joint
2530 Guadalupe, 512-322-9499
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Hut’s Hamburgers
Greasy, old-fashioned burgers in a casual diner
807 W. 6th, 512-472-0693
hutsfrankandangies.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Izzoz Tacos
Tacos and eclectic appetizers; food cart
1503 S. 1st, 512-916-4996
izzoztacos.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Joe’s Mexican Food
Bakery, coffee shop, and cheap Tex-Mex
2305 E. 7th, 512-472-0017
Location: East Side
Category: Cheap Eats

Jovita’s Mexican Restaurant
Local fave for greasy Tex-Mex and great live music
1619 S. 1st, 512-447-7825
jovitas.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Juan in a Million
Famous breakfast tacos and Tex-Mex
2300 E. Cesar Chavez, 512-472-3872
juaninamillion.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Kebabalicious (Dinner)
European-Turkish street food
7th & Trinity, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Kebabalicious (Lunch)
European-Turkish street food
2nd & Congress, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Komé
Traditional Chinese in a homey space
4917 Airport Blvd, 512-712-5700
kome-austin.com
Follow @komeAustin
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap Eats

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1700 S. Lamar, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1006 Congress, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

La Casa del Fuego
Late-night taco truck
402 Lavaca
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

La Pàtisserie
Small cottage; French pastries, sandwiches, and salads
602 W. Annie, 512-912-0033
lpaustin.com
Follow @LaPatisserieATX
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Little Deli and Pizzeria
Tiny neighborhood joint serving New Jersey–style pizzas
7101 Woodrow Ave, 512-467-7402
littledeliandpizza.com
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap Eats

Little Sub Trailer
Sandwiches and salads next to Austin Tricyclist
923 Barton Springs Rd, 512-925-5626
littlesubtrailer.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Live Oak Barbecue
Meats served on butcher paper
2713 E. 2nd, 512-524-1930
liveoakbbq.net
Location: East Side
Category: Cheap Eats

Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles
Southern soul food truck
E. 6th & Waller, 512-296-9914
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Luke’s Inside Out
Sandwiches; open late
1109 S. Lamar, 512-589-8883
lukesinsideout.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Late Night

Lulu B’s
Fresh, cheap Vietnamese sandwiches
2113 S. Lamar, 512-921-4828
Follow @luluB0107
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Magnolia Cafe
Eclectic 24-hour diner serving American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; quirky local favorite
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-478-8645
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Magnolia Cafe South
Eclectic 24-hour diner serving American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; quirky local favorite
1920 S. Congress, 512-445-0000
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

MamboBerry
Frozen yogurt and sandwiches to cool you off
801 Barton Springs Rd, 512-992-8196
mamboberry.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Man Bites Dog
Hot dogs in a casual space
5222 Burnet Rd, 512-614-1330
manbitesdogaustin.com
Follow @MANBITESDOGTX
Location: Up North
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Mighty Cone
Hudson’s on the Bend offshoot; eclectic
1603 S. Congress, 512-383-9609
mightycone.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Mi Madre’s
Famous breakfast tacos; family-friendly Tex-Mex
2201 Manor Rd, 512-322-9721
mimadresrestaurant.com
Follow @mimadres
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Daytime)
Fresh artisan empanadas
2nd & Congress, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Late Night)
Fresh artisan empanadas
4th & Guadalupe, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Ms P’s Electric Cock
Fried chicken goodness
1101 S. Congress, 512-912-7778
electriccock.com
Follow @MsPelectricCock
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Old School BBQ & Grill
Popular school bus-turned-mobile eatery’s new brick and mortar spot
1112 E. 6th, 512-947-6830
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Original New Orleans Po-Boy Gumbo Shop
Po-boys, gumbo, and New Orleans–style cooking
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Osaka Soul
Japanese pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-380-1513
osakasoul.com
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

The Parlor (Hyde Park)
Punk-rock pizza dive and bar
4031 Guadalupe, 512-323-0440
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

The Parlor (North)
Punk-rock pizza dive and bar; nightly live music
100 North Loop Blvd, 512-454-8965
Location: Up North
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Pitalicious
Meat, chicken, or vegan Mediterranean pita sandwiches
1603 S. Congress, 512-649-1975
austinpitalicious.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

P. Terry’s
Old-fashioned burger joint with an organic and all-natural twist
404 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-473-2217
pterrys.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats

Sam’s BBQ
Quintessential barbeque joint with late-night service (open until 3 a.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays
2000 E. 12th, 512-478-0378
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Late Night

Short Bus
Sandwiches and subs in a mini school bus
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Sno Beach
Huge selection of shaved ice snow cones
801 Barton Springs Rd
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

SoCo To Go
Southern comfort food in a trailer
1209 S. 1st, 512-970-8646
socotogo.com/home
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Smoked ’cue in a space just right for watching ESPN or listening to country music
6610 N. Lamar, 512-380-9199
stilesswitchbbq.com
Follow @stilesswitchbbq
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap Eats

Stony’s Mobile Pizza Kitchen
East Coast pizza truck
6th & Red River, 512-287-0666
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Tam Deli
Traditional Vietnamese food in an unassuming setting
8222 N. Lamar, 512-834-6458
Location: Up North
Category: Cheap

Texas Cuban
Hot-pressed sandwiches
1700 S. Lamar
texascuban.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Thai Noodle House
Quiet, cozy Thai cafe
2602 Guadalupe, 512-494-1011
Location: Central
Category: Cheap Eats

Torchy’s Tacos (Guadalupe)
Cheap and tasty tacos
2801 Guadalupe, 512-494-8226
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Torchy’s Tacos (South)
Cheap and tasty tacos
2809 S. 1st, 512-444-0300
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Torchy’s Tacos (South Austin Trailer Park)
Cheap and tasty tacos from a trailer
1311 S. 1st, 512-366-0537
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Torchy’s Tacos (South Lamar)
Cheap and tasty tacos
3005 S. Lamar, 512-614-1832
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: S. Lamar
Category: Cheap Eats

Trey’s Cuisine
Kebabs and croquettes
600 S. Lamar, 512-234-2103
treyscuisine.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Trophy’s Bar and Grill
Dive bar and South Austin fixture; live music
2008 S. Congress, 512-447-0969
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats

Veggie Heaven
Unique pan-Asian vegetarian and vegan
1914 Guadalupe, 512-457-1013
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Wefuse
Fresh Japanese/French fusion
120 E. 4th, 512-236-1011
wefuse.net
Location: Downtown
Category: Cheap Eats

Wurst Tex
Cheap and tasty wieners from a trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-289-1329
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Zen
Healthy, local stir-fry chain
3423 Guadalupe, 512-300-2633
eatzen.com
Follow @EatZEN
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

LATE NIGHT

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
1012 W. 6th, 512-480-0673
amysicecreams.com
Follow @AmysIceCreams
Location: Downtown
Categories: Sweet Tooth, Late Night

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
3500 Guadalupe, 512-458-6895
amysicecreams.com
Follow @AmysIceCreams
Location: Central
Categories: Sweet Tooth, Late Night

Amy’s Ice Creams
Famous local ice chain with quirky decor and unique flavors
5624 Burnet Rd, 512-538-2697
amysicecreams.com
Follow @AmysIceCreams
Location: Up North
Categories: Sweet Tooth

Annies Café and Bar
Eclectic bistro serving American, sandwiches, and breakfast
319 Congress, 512-472-1884
anniescafebar.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Late Night

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Pressed sandwiches in a downtown food cart
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Big Top Dogs
New York–style hot dog cart in the heart of downtown
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Casino El Camino
Gritty, late-night bar serving burgers and the like
517 E. 6th, 512-469-9330
casinoelcamino.net
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

Chubby Hug Is Happy Fun Noodle Time
Late-night noodles and vegetarian options
E. 6th & Waller, 512-323-6180
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Crave
Thai and sushi campus-area hangout
2100 Guadalupe, 512-482-8919
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night

East Side Show Room
Unique fusion of restaurant and old-style theater; changing menu
1100 E. 6th, 512-467-4280
eastsideshowroom.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Late Night

Flipnotics
Hip local coffeehouse; light food
1601 Barton Springs Rd, 512-480-8646
flipnotics.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Late Night

Gourdough’s
Endless choices of funky gourmet doughnuts
1503 S. 1st, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

Gourmands
Gourmet sandwiches served in a pool hall run by locals
2316 Webberville Rd, 512-610-2031
lovetheysandwich.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Hoboken Pie
Jersey-inspired, locally owned late-night pizza joint
718 Red River, 512-477-4256
hobokenpie.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True, Late Night

Kebabalicious (dinner)
European-Turkish street food
7th & Trinity, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Kerbey Lane Cafe (West Austin)
24-hour American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; famously huge pancakes
3704 Kerbey Ln, 512-451-1436
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Kerbey Lane Cafe (S. Lamar)
24-hour American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; famously huge pancakes
2700 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-445-4451
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True,

Kerbey Lane Cafe (University)
24-hour American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; famously huge pancakes
2606 Guadalupe, 512-477-5717
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

La Casa del Fuego
Late-night taco truck
402 Lavaca
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles
Southern soul food truck
E. 6th & Waller, 512-296-9914
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Nights

Magnolia Cafe
Eclectic 24-hour diner serving American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; quirky local favorite
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-478-8645
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Magnolia Cafe South
Eclectic 24-hour diner serving American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; quirky local favorite
1920 S. Congress, 512-445-0000
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Late Night)
Fresh artisan empanadas
4th & Guadalupe, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Opal Divine’s Freehouse
International and American pub food
700 W. 6th, 512-477-3308
opaldivines.com
Follow @OpalDivines
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

Opal Divine’s Penn Field
International and American pub food
3601 S. Congress, 512- 707-0237
opaldivines.com
Follow @OpalDivines
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

Sam’s BBQ
Quintessential barbeque joint with late-night service (open until 3 a.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays
2000 E. 12th, 512-478-0378
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Late Night

Six Lounge & the Tap Room
Hip, comfy lounge offering late-night snacks
117 W. 4th, 512-472-6662
sixlounge.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Late Night

Spiderhouse Café
Coffee, full bar, and light meals; hip student hangout with lots of character
2908 Fruth, 512-480-9562
spiderhousecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Trendy, Late Night

Stony’s Mobile Pizza Kitchen
East Coast pizza truck
6th & Red River, 512-287-0666
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Thai Passion
Classic Thai food in an artsy atmosphere
620 Congress, 512-472-1244
thaipassion.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

Thai Spice
Thai and sushi campus-area hangout
2100 Guadalupe, 512-482-8919
thaispiceaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night

Trudy’s North
Local Tex-Mex favorite; famous Mexican martinis
8820 Burnet Rd, 512-454-1474
trudys.com
Location: Up North
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True

Trudy’s Texas Star
Local Tex-Mex favorite; famous Mexican martinis
409 W. 30th, 512-477-2935
trudys.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True

24 Diner
Updated comfort food and breakfast; sleek and modern
600 N. Lamar, 512-472-5400
24diner.com
Follow @24DinerATX
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, 24 Hour

Uncorked Tasting Room
Sophisticated wine bar serving eclectic New American
900 E. 7th, 512-524-2809
uncorkedtastingroom.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Romantic, Late Night

TRAILERS

Arlo’s
Food trailer offering vegan tacos, hot dogs, and burgers
1500 E. 6th, 512-628-0608
arlostruck.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Pressed sandwiches in a downtown food cart
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Austin Frigid Frog
Hawaiian shaved ice stand
1219 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-825-6464
Follow @FrigidFrog
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Bananarchy
Frozen banana food cart
600 S. Lamar
bananarchy.net
Follow @Bananarchy_ATX
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Bella Cucina
Italian street food
3600 S. Lamar, 512-965-8197
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Big Top Dogs
New York–style hot dog cart in the heart of downtown
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Blue Dog Pizza
Stone-baked pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-800-9186
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Buffalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon
Vegetarian chalupas
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-662-2801
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Cheer Up Charlie’s
Homemade chocolates and vegan food cart
1104 E. 6th, 512-431-2133
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Chipotle
Burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos
1603 S. Congress 
chipotle.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Chubby Hug Is Happy Fun Noodle Time
Late-night noodles and vegetarian options
E. 6th & Waller, 512-323-6180
Follow @ChubbyHug
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Coat and Thai
Funky Thai food trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-970-2154
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Conscious Cravings
Vegetarian wraps, salads, and smoothies
1311 S. 1st, 512-582-9182
consciouscravingsaustin.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Veggie Delight

Counter Culture
Vegan and raw foods trailer
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Crepes Mille
Savory and sweet crepes
1318 S. Congress, 512-919-2416
crepesmille.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Cutie Pies
Award-winning pies; food cart
1600 S. Congress, 512-589-7979
cutiepiewagon.com
Follow @CutiePieWagon
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Dock and Roll
Seafood and Southern cooking
1503 S. 1st, 512-657-8415
dockandrolldiner.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

East Side King
Quirky
1618 1/2 E. 6th
eastsidekingaustin.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

El Primo
Tacos
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Fat Cactus
Southwestern fry breads
1318 S. Congress
fatcactusaustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Flip Happy Crepes
Trailer with hearty, sweet, and savory choices
400 Josephine, 512-552-9034
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

F.N. Goode Burgers
Specialty burger cart behind Woodrow’s
2610 Guadalupe, 512-663-1146
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Gourdough’s
Endless choices of funky gourmet doughnuts
1503 S. 1st, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

G’Raj Mahal Café
Fun and casual Indian; delivery available
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers, Cheap Eats

Grill Haven
Middle Eastern–inspired sandwiches
S. 1st Food Court, 601 W. Live Oak, 512-481-9769
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Hey Cupcake
Cute cupcakes from an airstream; lots of flavors
1600 S. Congress, 512-476-2253
heycupcake.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Hey You Gonna Eat or What
Sandwiches served with a bad attitude
1318 S. Congress
heyyougonnaeatorwhat.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Holy Cacao
Sweet confections
1311 S. 1st, 512-851-2253
theholycacao.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Hot Dog King
Downtown hot dog trailer
8th & Red River
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailer, Cheap Eats

Izzoz Tacos
Tacos and eclectic appetizers; food cart
1503 S. 1st, 512-916-4996
izzoztacos.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

JMueller BBQ
Meat runs out quickly at this spot with picnic tables
1502 S. 1st, 512-229-7366
jmuellerbbq.com
Follow @JMuellerBBQ
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers

Kebabalicious (Dinner)
European-Turkish street food
7th & Trinity, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Kebabalicious (Lunch)
European-Turkish street food
2nd & Congress, 512-418-1065
austinkebab.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1700 S. Lamar, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

La Boite
Macaroons, croissants, and sandwiches in a shipping container
1006 Congress, 512-377-6198
laboitecafe.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

La Casa del Fuego
Late-night taco truck
402 Lavaca
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Little Sub Trailer
Sandwiches and salads next to Austin Tricyclist
923 Barton Springs Rd, 512-925-5626
littlesubtrailer.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles
Southern soul food truck
E. 6th & Waller, 512-296-9914
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Luke’s Inside Out
Sandwiches; open late
1109 S. Lamar, 512-589-8883
lukesinsideout.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers, Late Night

Lulu B’s
Fresh, cheap Vietnamese sandwiches
2113 S. Lamar, 512-921-4828
Follow @luluB0107
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

MamboBerry
Frozen yogurt and sandwiches to cool you off
801 Barton Springs Rd, 512-992-8196
mamboberry.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Man Bites Dog
Hot dogs in a casual space
5222 Burnet Rd, 512-614-1330
manbitesdogaustin.com
Follow @MANBITESDOGTX
Location: Up North
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Mighty Cone
Hudson’s on the Bend offshoot; eclectic
1603 S. Congress, 512-383-9609
mightycone.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Daytime)
Fresh artisan empanadas
2nd & Congress, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Mmmpanadas (Late Night)
Fresh artisan empanadas
4th & Guadalupe, 512-788-2228
mmmpanadas.com
Follow @mmmpanadas
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Ms P’s Electric Cock
Fried chicken goodness
1101 S. Congress, 512-912-7778
electriccock.com
Follow @MsPelectricCock
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Old School BBQ & Grill
Popular school bus-turned-mobile eatery’s new brick and mortar spot
1112 E. 6th, 512-947-6830
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Original New Orleans Po-Boy Gumbo Shop
Po-boys, gumbo, and New Orleans–style cooking
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Osaka Soul
Japanese pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-380-1513
osakasoul.com
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Pitalicious
Meat, chicken, or vegan Mediterranean pita sandwiches
1603 S. Congress, 512-649-1975
austinpitalicious.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Short Bus
Sandwiches and subs in a mini school bus
1603 S. Congress
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Sno Beach
Huge selection of shaved ice snow cones
801 Barton Springs Rd
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

SoCo To Go
Southern comfort food in a trailer
1209 S. 1st, 512-970-8646
socotogo.com/home
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Stony’s Mobile Pizza Kitchen
East Coast pizza truck
6th & Red River, 512-287-0666
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Texas Cuban
Hot-pressed sandwiches
1700 S. Lamar
texascuban.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Torchy’s Tacos (South Austin Trailer Park)
Cheap and tasty tacos from a trailer
1311 S. 1st, 512-366-0537
torchystacos.com
Follow @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Trey’s Cuisine
Kebabs and croquettes
600 S. Lamar, 512-234-2103
treyscuisine.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Wurst Tex
Cheap and tasty wieners from a trailer
1603 S. Congress, 512-289-1329
Location: S. Congress
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

VEGGIE DELIGHT

Arlo’s
Food trailer offering vegan tacos, hot dogs, and burgers
1500 E. 6th, 512-628-0608
arlostruck.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trailers, Veggie Delight

Borboleta Gourmet
Cozy vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods cafe
1221 W. 6th, 512-828-7404
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse
Local fave for people-watching; breakfast and lunch
1501 S. 1st, 512-416-1601
bouldincreek.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Veggie Delight, Tried & True, Comfy Cafes

Casa de Luz
Funky organic, vegan, and macrobiotic cafe; daily menu
1701 Toomey Rd, 512-476-2535
casadeluz.org
Follow @CasaDeLuz
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Veggie Delight

Cheer Up Charlie’s
Homemade chocolates and vegan food cart
1104 E. 6th, 512-431-2133
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Clay Pit
Indian food with plenty of vegetarian options in an old stone building
1601 Guadalupe, 512-322-5131
claypit.com
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

Conscious Cravings
Vegetarian wraps, salads, and smoothies
1311 S. 1st, 512-582-9182
consciouscravingsaustin.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Veggie Delight

Counter Culture
Vegan and raw foods trailer
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Daily Juice
Juices, smoothies, and raw food
4500 Duval, 512-380-9046
dailyjuice.org
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

Eastside Cafe
Tiny cottage with a big garden; gluten-free menu
2113 Manor Rd, 512-476-5858
eastsidecafeaustin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

FoodHeads
Specialty sandwiches; outdoor patio
616 W. 34th, 512-420-8400
foodheads.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

G’Raj Mahal Café
Fun and casual Indian; delivery available
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers, Cheap Eats

How Do You Roll?
Create-your-own sushi rolls; franchise
454 W. 2nd, 512-320-8400
howdoyouroll.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

How Do You Roll?
Create-your-own sushi rolls; franchise
4700 W. Guadalupe, 512-520-8917
howdoyouroll.com
Location: Up North
Category: Veggie Delight

Karibu
Ethiopian offerings; friendly service
1209 E. 7th, 512-320-5454
ethiopianrestaurantaustin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Koriente
Health-conscious Korean; gluten-free options
621 E. 7th, 512-275-0852
koriente.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

Leaf Salad
Local, fresh, made-to-order salads
419 W. 2nd, 512-474-5323
leafsalad.com
Follow @LeafSalad
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Veggie Delight

Mother’s Cafe & Garden
Local vegetarian and vegan favorite with a bright, leafy garden room
4215 Duval, 512-451-3994
motherscafeaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

Mr. Natural (East)
Casual vegetarian Tex-Mex and grocery
1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 512-477-5228
mrnatural-austin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Mr. Natural (South)
Casual vegetarian Tex-Mex and grocery
2414 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-916-9223
mrnatural-austin.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Veggie Delight

The Parlor (Hyde Park)
Punk-rock pizza dive and bar
4031 Guadalupe, 512-323-0440
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

The Parlor (North)
Punk-rock pizza dive and bar; nightly live music
100 North Loop Blvd, 512-454-8965
Location: Up North
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Toy Joy Cafe
Vegan soft serve and sweets inside funky local toy store
2900 Guadalupe, 512-320-0090
toyjoy.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Sweet Tooth

Veggie Heaven
Unique pan-Asian vegetarian and vegan
1914 Guadalupe, 512-457-1013
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Wheatsville Co-Op
Sandwiches and salads inside local cooperative grocery
3101 Guadalupe, 512-478-2667
wheatsville.coop
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Comfy Cafes

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