SXSW: Where to Eat on South Congress

A culinary guide for navigating your way through the city, from a Hawaiian shaved-ice stand to a romantic Italian spot.

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

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