SXSW: Where to Eat on South Lamar/Barton Springs

A culinary guide for navigating your way through the city, from a famous live music joint to a frozen banana food cart.

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
Follow @UchiAustin
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

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