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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, The Domain features 100 upscale and mainstream retail stores and restaurants, almost half of which are exclusive within the market. A sampling of retailers includes high-end boutiques such as David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, AllSaints, Tiffany & Co. and Austin's only Neiman Marcus, as well as more traditional retailers like American Eagle Outfitters, Banana Republic, Express and more. Restaurants include favorites like True Food Kitchen, Kona Grill, Grand Lux Cafe, Maggiano's Little Italy, North Italia and many more. The multi-phased Domain development is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Dillard's and Dick's Sporting Goods and also offers more than 800 residential units and ample Class A office space, in addition to four on site hotels - Westin Austin at The Domain, Lone Star Court by Valencia Group, The Archer Hotel and Aloft Austin. With the center's ideal location and exceptional amenities, amazing restaurant selection, convenient parking.”
  • 307 locals recommend
Movie Theater
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“Stylish theater chain for new & classic films features cocktails & creative bites served seat-side.”
  • 116 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This is hands-down one of the top handful of restaurants in the city. I'm a writer and I've written about this place and its chef/owner, Bryce Gilmore, in publications from local to The Telegraph newspaper out of London! It's an absolute favorite of Austinites, and if you're a foodie you absolutely will not be disappointed by a meal here. Highly, highly recommended.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“There are several of these Austin favorites around. Just Google to see which is closest to you while you're out and about. Amazing burgers, beers selection, fabulous frozen margaritas, salads, you name it!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Neighborhood pizza restaurant. Pretty much outdoor seating only. This restaurant is BYOB and there’s a great local grocery store across the street to pick up a six pack or a bottle of wine.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Insanity popular ramen, 2 locations both will have lines. The line is usually shorter at the North Location. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Classic Austin mainstay. For years, it was owned by the same people who kept it adorned in Christmas decor - with various theories regarding its origin. Some say it was because the owner's son left for war during Christmas and never came back. Some say it's simply good marketing. It has recently taken new ownership but its halls are still decked with boughs of holly, and now there's a Stubb's food truck outside.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“"Great for hiking, biking and off-leash dog walking. We can't recommend it enough. A great place to unwind."”
  • 44 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“There are tons of great tacos in Austin, and this is always one of the local faves. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Vibrant brewery crafting beers such as IPAs & ales, plus offering tours & tastings.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Arcade
“Are you a nerd? Do you like video games? Feel that longing nostalgia for old arcades? This place is for you! BYOB and no minors after 9, this arcade is meant for adults and is a blast!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Domain is the premier shopping center in Austin. With stores like Apple, Nordstroms, Aeropostle, Aldo, Coach, Cole Haan, Diamonds Direct, Starbucks, Flemmings, Forever 21, H&M you can't go wrong. Outdoor shopping center / little city. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Mysteriously under the radar BBQ spot with a full bar. Their herbed pork ribs are some of the best I've had here, in my opinion, and the other stuff isn't too shabby either. Sides are tweaked by the chef, not straightforward, and slightly "fancy." Whiskey of the month is $5 at all times and $3 during happy hour. Tons of whiskey, full bar, incredible old building, beautiful bar, and decent outdoor area. They run out of BBQ towards the end of the night. Parking is really tough, so this would be a great one to Lyft to...and take advantage of that special whiskey. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Never thought Beets, Bourbon, Goat Cheese, or even Corn could be ice cream ingredients? You're in for a pleasant surprise. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“So delicious! One of my two favorite pizza places in Austin (the other is DeSano).”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Movie Theater
“Stylish theater chain for new & classic films features cocktails & creative bites served seat-side.”
  • 116 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This is hands-down one of the top handful of restaurants in the city. I'm a writer and I've written about this place and its chef/owner, Bryce Gilmore, in publications from local to The Telegraph newspaper out of London! It's an absolute favorite of Austinites, and if you're a foodie you absolutely will not be disappointed by a meal here. Highly, highly recommended.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“There are several of these Austin favorites around. Just Google to see which is closest to you while you're out and about. Amazing burgers, beers selection, fabulous frozen margaritas, salads, you name it!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Neighborhood pizza restaurant. Pretty much outdoor seating only. This restaurant is BYOB and there’s a great local grocery store across the street to pick up a six pack or a bottle of wine.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“Insanity popular ramen, 2 locations both will have lines. The line is usually shorter at the North Location. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Taco Place
“There are tons of great tacos in Austin, and this is always one of the local faves. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Arcade
“Are you a nerd? Do you like video games? Feel that longing nostalgia for old arcades? This place is for you! BYOB and no minors after 9, this arcade is meant for adults and is a blast!”
  • 39 locals recommend

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