Where to Eat in Austin

Navigating the crowds and lines at SXSW can be tiresome and frustrating. To make life a little easier, we've put together a list of some of our favorite places to eat in the Capital City. Bon appétit.

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The Top 10 Places to Eat in Central Austin

Wink
Tiny, mod, small portions, best scallops, New American
1014 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-482-8868
inkrestaurant.com
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

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

Asti Trattoria
Modern, open kitchen, hipsters, Italian
408 E. 43rd, 512-451-1218
astiaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

Vino Vino
Cavernous yet cozy, smart staff, wine, New American
4119 Guadalupe, 512-465-9282
vinovinotx.wordpress.com/
Location: Central
Category: Romantic

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

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

Food Heads
Outdoor space, specialty sandwiches, vegetarian options
616 W 34th St, 512-420-8400
foodheads.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

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

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

The Top Ten Places to Eat in Downtown

The Driskill Grill
Historical building, formal, New American
604 Brazos, 512-474-5911
driskillgrill.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Upscale, Romantic

Jeffrey’s
Quiet, fine dining, New American
1204 West Lynn, 512-477-5584
jeffreysofaustin.com
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

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

Aquarelle
Lovely, quiet, French
606 Rio Grande, 512-479-8117
aquarellerestaurant.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

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

Lambert’s Downtown Barbeque
Live music, historic building, steaks and barbecue
401 W 2nd, 512-494-1500
lambertsaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Trio
Hotel restaurant, view of the lake, seafood and steaks
98 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-685-8300
fourseasons.com/austin/dining.html/
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Jezebel
Formal yet modern, romantic, American
914 Congress, 512-499-3999
restaurantjezebel.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

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

The Top Ten Places to Eat on the East Side

Nubian Queen Lola’s
Share tables, comfort and cajun food
1815 Rosewood Ave, 512-474-5652
Location: East Side
Category: Comfy Cafes

Eastside Café
Tiny house, big garden, organic and vegetarian
2113 Manor Rd., 512-476-5858
eastsidecafeaustin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Sam’s BBQ
Small joint, late-night service, barbecue
2000 E. 12th, 512-478-0378
Location: East Side
Category: Cheap Eats

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

East Side King
On the patio of the Liberty Bar, quirky, Asian fusion
1618 1/2 E. 6th
eastsidekingaustin.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

East Side Show Room
Funky, wine in mason jars, revamped eclectic
1100 E 6th, 512-467-4280
eastsideshowroom.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Vivo
Colorful, exotic patio, Mexican
2015 Manor Rd., 512-482-0300
vivo-austin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Cheap Eats

Uncorked Tasting Room
Cool spot, view of downtown, wine bar, New American
900 E. 7th, 512-524-2809
uncorkedtastingroom.com
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

Buenos Aires Café East
Casual, limited Argentine menu
1201 E. 6th, 512-444-7770
buenosairescafe.com
Location: East Side
Category: Romantic

El Chile Eastside
Hip, loud, interior Mexican
1809 Manor Rd, 512-457-9900
elchilecafe.com
Location: East Side
Category: Trendy

The Top 10 Places to Eat on South Congress

Enoteca Vespaio
Italian grocery, limited outdoor dining, pizza, pasta
1610 S. Congress Ave., 512-441-6100
austinvespaio.com
Location: S Congress
Category: Trendy

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

Perla’s
Airy space with aquarium, killer patio, seafood
1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-291-7300
perlasaustin.com
Location: S Congress
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

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

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

Botticelli’s
Intimate, simple Italian
1321 S. Congress, 512-916-1315
botticellissouthcongress.com
Location: S Congress
Category: Romantic

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

Southside Pizza
South Austin staple, thin-crust pizza
2206 S. Congress, 512-442-4246
southsideflyingpizza.com
Location: S Congress
Category: Comfy Cafes

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

The Mighty Cone
Trailer, Hudson’s on the Bend offshoot, eclectic
1603 S Congress Ave., 512-383-9609
mightycone.com
Location: S Congress
Category: Trailers

The Top Ten Places to Eat in the South Lamar/Barton Springs Area

Uchi
Ultra-hip, fresh, sushi
801 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808
uchiaustin.com
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

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

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

Flip Happy Crepes
Trailer vibe, hearty and sweet crêpes
400 Josephine, 512-552-9034
fliphappycrepes.com.
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth

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

Romeo’s
Cozy, Italian
1500 Barton Springs Rd, 512-476-1090
romeosrestaurants.com
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Romantic

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 Cafés

P. Terry’s
Organic take on classic burgers
404 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-473-2217
pterrys.com
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats

Threadgill’s World Headquarters
Austin landmark, live music, homestyle grub
301 W. Riverside Dr., 512-472-9304
threadgills.com
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

The Best Places to Eat on the Cheap

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

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Food cart, pressed sandwiches
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

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

Bananarchy
Casual, frozen banana food cart
700 S. Lamar
bananarchy.net
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Big Top Dogs
Casual, New York—style hot dog cart
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

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

Cafe Racer
Trailer, rockabilly vibe, breakfast, lunch
603 W. Live Oak, 281-620-6442
caferaceraustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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

Chubby Hug is Happy Fun Noodle Time
Casual, late-night, noodles, vegetarian
E. 6th at Waller
chubbyhug.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailer, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Counter Culture
Trailer, vegan, raw food
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Crepes Mille
Trailer, crêpes
1318 S. Congress
crepesmille.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Cutie Pies
Food cart, pies
1600 S. Congress Ave, 512-589-7979
cutiepiewagon.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailer, Sweet-Tooth, Cheap Eats

Delish Shakes
Trailer, premium handmade milkshakes
2nd & Congress
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

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

Dog Almighty
Casual, hot dogs
3005 S. Lamar, 512-912-1105
hotdogalmighty.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

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

F.N. Goode Burgers
Cart behind Woodrow’s, specialty burgers
2610 Guadalupe, 512-663.1146
fngoodeburgers.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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

Flip Happy Crepes
Trailer, crêpes
400 Josephine, 512-552-9034
fliphappycrepes.com.
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

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

Fran’s Hamburgers
Diner, burgers
1822 S. Congress Ave, 512-444-5738‎
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

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

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

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

Good Bike Cafe
Casual, local, Cuban coffee, eclectic
2401 San Gabriel, 512-425-0853
goodbikecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailer, Cheap Eats

Gourdough’s
Funky, gourmet doughnuts
1219 S. Lamar, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats

G’Raj Mahal Cafe
Casual, Indian
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
grajmahalcafe.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers, Cheap Eats

Hey Cupcake
Trailer, cute cupcakes
1600 S. Congress Ave, 512-476-2253
heycupcake.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

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

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

Hot Slices
Casual, campus spot, pizza
2530 Guadalupe, 512-322-9499‎
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Hut’s Hamburgers
Casual, football motif, greasy, old-fashioned burgers
807 W. 6th, 512-472-0693
hutsfrankandangies.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Izzoz Tacos
Car, tacos, eclectic appetizers
1207 1st, 512-326.4996
izzoztacos.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Joe’s Mexican Food
Casual, bakery, coffee shop, Tex-Mex
2305 E. 7th, 512-472-0017‎
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats

Jovita’s Mexican Restaurant
Casual, funky, live music, Tex-Mex
1619 S. 1st, 512-447-7825
jovitas.com
Location: S Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

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

Kebabalicious (dinner)
Trailer, European-Turkish street food
7th & Trinity, 512-418.1065
austinkebab.com/home.html
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Kebabalicious (lunch)
Trailer, European-Turkish street food
2nd & Congress, 512-418.1065
austinkebab.com/home.html
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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

Little Sub Trailer
Trailer, sandwiches, salads
923 Barton Springs Rd, 512-925.5626
littlesubtrailer.com
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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

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

Magnolia Cafe
Quirky, casual, 24/7, American, Tex-Mex, breakfast
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-478-8645
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: Lakeside
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Magnolia Cafe South
Quirky, casual, 24/7, American, Tex-Mex, breakfast
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-478-8645
1920 S. Congress Ave, 512-445-0000
cafemagnolia.com
Location: S Congress
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Mi Madre’s
Family-friendly, breakfast tacos, Tex-Mex
2201 Manor Rd, 512-322-9721
mimadresrestaurant.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats

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

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

Odd Duck Farm to Trailer
Trailer, seasonal, eclectic
1219 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-695-6922, oddduckfarmtotrailer.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

P. Terry’s
Casual, organic and old-fashioned burgers
404 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-473-2217
pterrys.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats

Sam’s BBQ
Casual, late night, barbecue
2000 E. 12th, 512-478-0378
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Late Night

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

Thai Noodle House
Cozy, quiet, Thai
2602 Guadalupe, 512-494-1011
Location: Central
Category: Cheap Eats

The Best Wurst
Trailer, 6th St staple, sausage
6th & San Jacinto, (512) 912.9545
thebestwurst.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Best Wurst
Trailer, 6th St staple, sausage
6th & Red River 512-912-9545
thebestwurst.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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

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

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

Torchy’s Tacos (Guadalupe)
Casual, tacos
2801 Guadalupe, 512-494-8226
torchystacos.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Torchy’s Tacos (South Austin Trailer Park)
Casual, tacos
1311 S. 1st, 512-366-0537
torchystacos.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Trailer Perk
Trailer, coffee, comfort food
1602 E. 6th, 512-474-7400
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

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

Vaquero Cocina
Trailer, brisket tacos, barbecue
1603 S. Congress Ave
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Veggie Heaven
Casual, pan-Asian, vegetarian, vegan
1914 Guadalupe, 512-457.1013
veggieheavenaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Wefuse
Casual, Japanese/French fusion
120 E. 4th, 512-236-1011
efuse.net
Location: Downtown
Categories: Cheap Eats

Zen
Casual, Japanese fast food
1303 S. Congress Ave, 512-444-8081
eatzen.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Cheap Eats

Zen
Casual, Japanese fast food
3423 Guadalupe, 512-300-2633
eatzen.com
Location: Central
Categories: Cheap Eats

Central Austin

Amy’s Ice Creams
Quirky decor, unique flavors with smash-ins
3500 Guadalupe, 512-458-6895
amysicecreams.com
Location: Central
Category: Sweet Tooth

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

Asti Trattoria
Modern, open kitchen, hipsters, Italian
408 E. 43rd, 512-451-1218
astiaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

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

Austin’s Pizza
Beer joint, greasy local pizza
2324 Guadalupe, 512-474-8822
austinspizza.com
Location: Central
Category: Casual

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

Café Racer
Rockabilly trailer, breakfast, lunch
603 W. Live Oak, 281-620-6442
caferaceraustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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

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

Counter Culture
Trailer. Raw foods, vegan
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

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

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

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

Dolce Vita
Hip, espresso bar, gelato
4222 Duval, 512-323-2686
dvgelato.com
Location: Central
Category: Sweet Tooth

F.N. Goode Burgers
Cart behind Woodrow’s, specialty burgers
2610 Guadalupe, 512-663-1146
fngoodeburgers.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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
Diner, giant gourmet burgers
3208 Guadalupe, 512-452-4300
fiveguys.com
Location: Central
Category: Cheap Eats

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

Food Heads
Outdoor space, specialty sandwiches, vegetarian options 616 W. 34th, 512-420-8400
foodheads.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

Galaxy Café (Triangle)
Sleek, comfortable, New American
46th at Guadalupe, 512-323-9494
galaxycafeaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trendy, Comfy Cafés

Good Bike Café
Casual, friendly, Cuban coffee, eclectic
2401 San Gabriel, 512-425-0853
goodbikecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailer, Cheap Eats

Hot Slices
Casual, campus spot, pizza
2530 Guadalupe, 512-322-9499
Location: Central
Category: 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, Southern
4206 Duval, 512-458-3168
hydeparkbarandgrill.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Kerbey Lane Café (Allandale)
Casual, 24-7, pancakes, Tex-Mex, breakfast
3704 Kerbey Ln, 512-451-1436
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Kerbey Lane Cafe (University)
Casual, 24-7, pancakes, Tex-Mex, breakfast
2606 Guadalupe, 512-477-5717
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Madam Mam’s
Casual, student hangout, Thai
2514 Guadalupe, 512-472-8306
madammam.com
Location: Central, Tried & True

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

Mandola’s Italian Market
Italian grocery, outdoor patio, gelato, Italian
4700 W. Guadalupe, 512-419-9700
mandolasmarket.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

Mother’s Cafe & Garden
Local hangout, bright, vegetarian, vegan
4215 Duval, 512-451-3994
motherscafeaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

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

Pita Pit (Guadalupe)
Basic, fast-food spot, fresh pitas, wraps
2350 Guadalupe, 512-474-7482
pitapitusa.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

Red River Café
Small, casual, diner, American, Tex-Mex
2912 Medical Arts, 512-472-0385
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

Ruby’s BBQ
Relaxed, rustic, barbecue
512 W. 29th, 512-477-1651
rubysbbq.com
Location: Central
Category: Comfy Cafes

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

Spiderhouse Cafe
Hip student hangout, coffee, bar scene, light food
2908 Fruth, 512-480-9562
spiderhousecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Comfy Cafés, Trendy, Late Night

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

Téo
Cheerful, outdoor patio, espresso, gelato, light food
1206 W. 38th, 512-451-9555
caffeteo.com
Location: Central
Category: Sweet Tooth

Texas French Bread
Airy space, lunch rush, local bakery, New American
2900 Rio Grande, 512-499-0544
texasfrenchbread.com
Location: Central
Categories: Tried & True, Comfy Cafes, Sweet Tooth

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

The Carillon
Upscale space on campus, New American
1900 University Ave, 512-404-3655
Location: Central
Category: Upscale

The Mellow Mushroom
Casual, student hangout, pizzas and sandwiches
2426 Guadalupe, 512-472-6356
mellowmushroom.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

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

Threadgill’s (Old No. 1)
Casual, famous live music joint, chicken-fried steak
6416 N. Lamar, 512-451-5440
threadgills.com
Location: Central
Category: Tried & True

Torchy’s Tacos (Guadalupe)
Small, tacos
2801 Guadalupe, 512-494-8226
torchystacos.com
Location: Central
Category: Cheap Eats

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

Trudy’s Texas Star
Relaxed, local spot, famous Mexican Martinis, Tex-Mex
409 W. 30th, 512-477-2935
trudys.com
Location: Central
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

Veggie Heaven
Campus spot, pan-Asian, vegetarian, vegan
1914 Guadalupe, 512-457-1013
veggieheavenaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Vino Vino
Cavernous yet cozy, smart staff, wine, New American
4119 Guadalupe, 512-465-9282
vinovinotx.wordpress.com
Location: Central
Category: Romantic

Wheatsville Co-Op
Local cooperative grocery, sandwiches, salads
3101 Guadalupe, 512-478-2667
wheatsville.coop
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Comfy Cafés

Wink
Tiny, mod, small portions, best scallops, New American
1014 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-482-8868
winkrestaurant.com
Location: Central
Category: Trendy

Zen
Counter service, nice patio, Japanese fast food
3423 Guadalupe, 512-300-2633
eatzen.com
Location: Central
Category: Cheap Eats

Down South

888
Casual diner, pan-Asian
2400 E. Oltorf, 512-448-4722
888panasian.com
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats

Austin Daily Press (Daily)
Casual, Salads, soups, pressed sandwiches
1207 S. 1st, 512-848-5215
austindailypress.com
Location: Down South
Category: Comfy Cafes

Buenos Aires Café
Casual, limited Argentine menu
2414 S 1st, 512-441-9000
buenosairescafe.com
Location: Down South
Category: Romantic

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

DaVine Foods
Cart in Enchanted Forest, organic
1412 W. Oltorf, 512-448-3100
davinefoods.com
Location: Down South
Category: Veggie Delight

Dog Almighty
Casual, hot dogs
3005 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-912-1105
hotdogalmighty.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Somnio’s Cafe
Funky, vegetarian-friendly, organic
1807 S. 1st, 512-442-2500
somnioscafe.com
Location: Down South
Category: Veggie Delight

Torchy’s Tacos (South Austin Trailer Park)
Trailer, cheap, tacos
1311 S. 1st, 512-366-0537
torchystacos.com
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Downtown Austin

219 West
Casual lounge vibe, eclectic
219 W. 4th, 512-474-2194
219west.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

24 Diner
Sleek, modern, updated comfort food, breakfast
600 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-472-5400
24diner.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

Amy’s Ice Creams
Quirky decor, ice cream with crush-ins
1012 W. 6th, 512-480-0673
amysicecreams.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Sweet Tooth

Annie’s Cafe and Bar
Bistro, eclectic, breakfast
319 Congress Ave, 512-472-1884
anniescafebar.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Aquarelle
Lovely, quiet, French
606 Rio Grande, 512-479-8117
aquarellerestaurant.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Trailer, pressed sandwiches
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night

Beets Café
Cafe, cheerful, organic, vegan, raw food
1611 W. 5th, 512-477-2338
beetscafe.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

Bess Bistro
Cool historic building, rooftop dining, French bistro
500 W. 6th, 512-477-2377
bessbistro.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Big Top Dogs
Trailer, New York—style hot dogs
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

Borboleta Gourmet
Cozy, vegetarian, raw food
1221 W. 6th, 512-828-7404
borboletagourmet.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

Brick Oven
Casual, pizza, Italian
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, 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
Romantic, Chinese, sushi, dim sum
107 W. 5th, 512-637-8888
chinatown-downtown.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Romantic

Clay Pit
Airy stone building, Indian
1601 Guadalupe, 512-322-5131
claypit.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Romantic

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

Cuba Libre
Bar vibe, Latin, Caribbean
409 Colorado, 512-472-2822
cubalibreaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Delish Shakes
Trailer, handmade milkshakes
2nd & Congress
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailer, Sweet Tooth

Eddie V’s Edgewater Grille (Downtown)
Sophisticated, seafood, steaks
301 E. 5th, 512-472-1860
eddiev.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

El Chilito (Downtown)
Cool space, quick, fresh tacos, light meals, agua fresca
918 Congress Ave, 512-291-3120
elchilito.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

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

Fete Accompli
Eclectic, sophisticated take-out and prepared foods
917 W. 12th, 512-478-3383
feteaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

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

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

Frank & Angie’s Pizzeria
Funky, New York—style pizza, Italian
508 West Ave, 512-472-3534
hutsfrankandangies.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

Frank Restaurant
Retro, artisan hot dogs
407 Colorado, 512-494-6894
hotdogscoldbeer.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafés, Cheap Eats

Galaxy Cafe (Central)
Sleek, modern, sandwiches, salads, pastas, burgers
1000 West Lynn, 512-478-3434
galaxycafeaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Comfy Café

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

Gourdough’s
Funky, gourmet doughnuts
1219 S. Lamar, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats

G’Raj Mahal Caf
Casual, Indian
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
grajmahalcafe.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers

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

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

Hut’s Hamburgers
Casual, football motif, greasy, old-fashioned burgers
807 W. 6th, 512-472-0693
hutsfrankandangies.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

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

Iron Cactus
Modern, bar, always packed, Tex-Mex
606 Trinity, 512-472-9240
ironcactus.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True

Iron Works BBQ
Rustic, outdoor patio, barbeque
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)
Hip, coffee, live music, sandwiches
242 W. 2nd, 512-469-9003
joscoffee.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Katz’s
Deli, 24/7, sandwiches, kosher
618 W. 6th, 512-472-2037
katzneverkloses.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True

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

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

Kenichi
Modern, pan-Asian, sushi
419 Colorado, 512-320-8883
kenichiaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Koriente
Cozy, vegetarian, Korean
621 E. 7th, 512-275-0852
koriente.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

La Casa del Fuego
Trailer, tacos
402 Lavaca
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

La Condesa
Fabulous space, hip, lounge scene, upscale
400 W. 2nd, 512-499-0300
lacondesaaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

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

Lambert’s Downtown Barbeque
Live music, historic building, steaks, barbecue
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
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Veggie Delight

Little City
Casual, cafe, coffee, tea, light bites
916 Congress Ave, 512-476-2489
littlecity.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

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

Mama Fu’s (2nd St)
Casual, pan-Asian
100 Colorado, 512-637-6772
mamafus.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

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

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

Max’s Wine Dive
Urban, wine bar, gourmet comfort food
207 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-904-0111
maxswinedive.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

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

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

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Relaxed, Southern comfort food
303 Red River, 512-236-9599
moonshinegrill.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

Mulberry
Hip, small, sophisticated, wine bar, New American
360 Nueces, 512-320-0297
mulberryaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Opal Divine’s Freehouse
Casual, pub, eclectic
700 W. 6th, 512-477-3308
opaldivines.com/freehouse
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

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

Parkside
Elegant, French-inspired, raw bar
301 E. 6th, 512-474-9898
parkside-austin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille
Luxurious, steakhouse
114 W. 7th, 512-474-6300
perrysrestaurants.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

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

Pita Pit (Congress)
Casual, fast food, fresh pitas and wraps
619 Congress Ave, 512-472-7482
pitapitusa.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Polvo’s
Casual, interior Mexican, Tex-Mex
2004 S. 1st, 512-441-5446
polvosaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Restaurant Jezebel
Romantic, eclectic
914 Congress Ave, 512-499-3999
restaurantjezebel.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Roy’s
Sophisticated, Hawaiian fusion, seafood.
340 E. 2nd, 512-391-1500
roysrestaurant.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

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

Saba Blue Water Café
Lounge vibe, eclectic Caribbean
208 W. 4th, 512-478-7222
sabacafe.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

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

Shoreline Grill
Upscale, patio, lake view, seafood
98 San Jacinto, 512-477-3300
shorelinegrill.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

Six Lounge & The Tap Room
Hip, comfy lounge, late-night snacks
117 W. 4th, 512-472-6662
sixlounge.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Spaghetti Warehouse
Casual, family spot, Italian-American
117 W. 4th, 512-476-4059
meatballs.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried and True

Stony’s Mobile Pizza Kitchen
Trailer, pizza
6th & Red River, 512-287-0666
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailer, Late Night

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Rustic, live music, barbecue
801 Red River, 512-480-8341
stubbsaustin.com
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
Upscale, Japanese, sushi
1611 W. 5th, 512-474-7000
sushizushi.com
Locations: Downtown
Upscale: Trendy

Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria
Bistro, Italian, pizza
258 W. 2nd, 512-477-1001
tavernabylombardi.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Thai Passion
Artsy, classic Thai
620 Congress Ave, 512-472-1244
thaipassion.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

The Belmont
Retro, cocktail lounge, classic American cuisine
305 W. 6th, 512-457-0300
thebelmontaustin.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

The Best Wurst
Trailer, 6th Street staple, sausage
6th St & San Jacinto, 512-912-9545
thebestwurst.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Best Wurst
Trailer, 6th Street staple, sausage
6th St & Red River, 512-912-9545
thebestwurst.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Driskill Grill
Historical building, formal, New American
604 Brazos, 512-474-5911
driskillhotel.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Upscale, Romantic

The Roaring Fork
Upscale, wood-fired American
701 Congress Ave, 512-583-0000
eddiev.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

The Screaming Goat
Casual, beer, tacos
900 W. 10th, 512-477-4628
thescreaminggoat.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Comfy Cafes

Trio
Hotel restaurant, view of the lake, seafood and steaks
98 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-685-8300, fourseasons.com/austin/dining.html
Location: Downtown
Category: Upscale

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

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

Whole Foods
Organic and all-natural grocery, eclectic
601 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-476-1206
holefoodsmarket.com/stores/lamar
Location: Downtown
Category: Tried & True

Zocalo Café
Light, airy, margaritas, Tex-Mex
1110 West Lynn, 512-472-8226’
zocalocafe.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy, Comfy Cafés

Where to Go for the Late Night Munchies

24 Diner
Sleek, modern, updated comfort food, breakfast
600 N. Lamar, 512-472-5400
24diner.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night, 24 Hour

Amy’s Ice Creams
Quirky, ice cream with crush-ins
1012 W. 6th, 512-480-0673
amysicecreams.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Sweet Tooth, Late Night

Amy’s Ice Creams
Quirky, ice cream with crush-ins
3500 Guadalupe, 512-458-6895
amysicecreams.com
Location: Central
Categories: Sweet Tooth, Late Night

Annie’s Cafe and Bar
Bistro, eclectic ,American, sandwiches, breakfast
319 Congress Ave, 512-472-1884
anniescafebar.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy, Late Night

Austin Daily Press (Late Night)
Trailer, pressed sandwiches
900 Red River, 512-644-2959
austindailypress.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Big Top Dogs
Trailer, New York—style hot dog cart
201 E. 6th, 512-484-0050
bigtop-dogs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Black Sheep Lodge
Casual, neighborhood bar and grill, beer on tap
2108 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-707-2744
blacksheeplodge.com
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Comfy Cafes

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

Chubby Hug is Happy Fun Noodle Time
Trailer, Late-night noodles, Vegetarian
E. 6th & Waller, chubbyhug.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailer, Late Night, Cheap Eats

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

East Side Show Room
Funky space, wine in mason jars, eclectic
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

Good Bike Cafe
Trailer, Cuban coffee, eclectic
2401 San Gabriel, 512-425-0853
goodbikecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailer, Cheap Eats, Late Night

Gourdough’s
Funky, gourmet doughnuts
1219 S. Lamar, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats, Sweet Tooth

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

Katz’s
Casual, deli, 24/7, kosher
618 W. 6th, 512-472-2037
katzneverkloses.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, 24 Hour

Kebabalicious (dinner)
Trailer, European-Turkish street food
7th & Trinity, 512-418.1065
austinkebab.com/home.html
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Late Night, Cheap Eats

Kerbey Lane Cafe (Allandale)
Casual, 24/7, Tex-Mex, pancakes, breakfast
3704 Kerbey Ln, 512-451-1436
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

Kerbey Lane Cafe (South Lamar)
Casual, 24/7, Tex-Mex, pancakes, breakfast
2700 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-445-4451
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: S Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True, 24 Hour

Kerbey Lane Cafe (University)
Casual, 24/7, Tex-Mex, pancakes, breakfast
2606 Guadalupe, 512-477-5717
kerbeylanecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: 24 Hour, Late Night, Comfy Cafes, Tried & True

La Casa del Fuego
Trailer, late night, tacos
402 Lavaca
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

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

Magnolia Cafe
Casual, 24/7, American, Tex-Mex, breakfast
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, 512-478-8645
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: Lakeside
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats, 24 Hour

Magnolia Cafe South
Casual, 24/7, American, Tex-Mex, breakfast
1920 S. Congress Ave, 512-445-0000
cafemagnolia.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats, 24 Hour

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

Opal Divine’s Freehouse
Pub, eclectic
700 W. 6th, 512-477-3308
opaldivines.com/freehouse
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

Opal Divine’s Penn Field
Pub, eclectic
3601 S. Congress Ave, 512- 707-0237
opaldivines.com/pennfield
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Tried & True, Late Night

Sam’s BBQ
Casual, late night, barbecue
2000 E. 12th, 512-478-0378
Location: East Side
Categories: Cheap Eats, Late Night

Six Lounge & The Tap Room
Hip, comfy lounge, late-night snacks
117 W. 4th, 512-472-6662
sixlounge.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trendy

Spiderhouse Café
Hip, student hangout, coffee, bar, light food
2908 Fruth, 512-480-9562
spiderhousecafe.com
Location: Central
Categories: Comfy Cafés, Trendy, Late Night

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

Thai Passion
Artsy, classic Thai
620 Congress Ave, 512-472-1244
thaipassion.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Late Night

The Best Wurst
Trailer, 6th St staple, sausage
6th St & San Jacinto, 512-912-9545
thebestwurst.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Best Wurst
Trailer, 6th St staple, sausage
6th St & Red River, 512-912-9545
thebestwurst.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats

The Good Knight
Pub, cocktails, comfort food
1300 E. 6th, 512 628-1250
thegoodknight.net
Location: East Side
Categories: Downtown, Late Night

The Red House Pizzeria
Casual, live music, bar, pizza
1917 Manor Rd, 512 391-9500
redhousepizza.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Late Night, Trendy

Trailer Perk
Trailer, coffee, comfort food
1602 E. 6th, 512-474-7400
Location: Downtown
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Late Night

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

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

Uncorked Tasting Room
Patio view of downtown, New American, wine bar
900 E. 7th, 512-524-2809,
uncorkedtastingroom.com
Location: East Side
Categories: Romantic, Late Night

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