SXSW: The Top 10 Places to Eat on South Lamar, Barton Springs, and Down South

The gotta-have-it list of restaurants you simply must hit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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