Where to Eat During SXSW

Our 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.

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Brian Birzer

It’s that time of year in Austin when tens of thousands of people descend on the city to tweet/see/hear the next big thing. But one cannot survive on buzz alone.

Luckily, Austin is rife with places to sit down with (or stand up with or bike away with) a good meal. TEXAS MONTHLY‘s food editor, Patricia Sharpe, helped produce an exhaustive list of notable restaurants, which has been divided up by category and location to make your life easier. Looking for a place to eat on South Congress? Want to experience Austin’s famed trailer scene? What is there to eat on the trendy East Side?

Here are the lists. Print them. Take them. Just don’t eat them. 

The Top Ten Lists:

The comprehensive lists for when you can’t snag a seat at one of the Top Ten:

The specialty lists:

And the full, comprehensive, exhaustive, and complete guide to good food in Austin.

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