Food Scene in Austin

Bite, savor, and swig. This is where local Airbnb hosts say you should go to get a taste of the city.

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Franklin Barbecue
900 E 11th St
366local recommendations
David
David says “Seriously, it's the best. Anthony Bourdain says so. President Obama says so. Texas Monthly says s...” ·
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2. Home Slice Pizza
1415 S Congress Ave
292local recommendations
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley says “Home Slice Pizza is an independent neighborhood pizza joint serving authentic NY-style pizza,by the ...” ·
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3. Bouldin Creek Cafe
1900 S 1st St
272local recommendations
Sandy
Sandy says “This wonderful, vegetarian cafe has "Austin" written all over it. Very artsy, relaxed and yummy foo...” ·
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4. Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 S Congress Ave
261local recommendations
David
David says “Best "upscale" burgers in town. Texas company, focusing on locally sourced ingredients. They have ...” ·
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5. Uchi
801 S Lamar Blvd
251local recommendations
Scott And Sally
Scott And Sally says “Sushi. The country knows James Beard award–winning chef Tyson Cole as the indomitable force behind A...” ·
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6. Torchy's Tacos
1311 S 1st St
224local recommendations
Johnny
Johnny says “There are two locations on South 1st. One is a brick and mortar, the other is a food truck. An Austi...” ·
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7. Elizabeth Street Cafe
1501 S 1st St
194local recommendations
Chloe
Chloe says “Delicious, innovative Vietnamese dishes, Great pastries and ambience. Bunch get the omelette, stick...” ·
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8. Justine's
4710 E 5th St
208local recommendations
Lisa
Lisa says “This is a bit of a hike from my place but worth the drive for some fabulous French cuisine. It's in ...” ·
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9. Blue Dahlia Bistro
1115 E 11th St
195local recommendations
Sharon
Sharon says “Organic, locally sourced, fresh food. The tartines (French style open faced sandwiches) are yum! Oli...” ·
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10. Hillside Farmacy
1209 E 11th St
182local recommendations
AJ & Meaghan
AJ & Meaghan says “It's spelled this way as an indicator to their dedication to local farms. Happy hour offers discount...” ·
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11. Broken Spoke
3201 S Lamar Blvd
183local recommendations
Stephany
Stephany says “Real Deal Older than dirt honky tonk. Come eat a great Chicken Fried Steak or some BBQ and enjoy a ...” ·
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12. Sway
1417 S 1st St
171local recommendations
Angel
Angel says “James Beard awarded chef just opened this new hot shop, Thai, Asian Fusion... crispy lotus root, sno...” ·
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13. Jo's Coffee
1300 S Congress Ave
182local recommendations
Barbara And Robert
Barbara And Robert says “Fantastic coffee, lots of great dogs, yummy treats, wi-fi. Some of the best people watching on South...” ·
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14. MUNCHIES & FRIENDS with Matty Matheson at Contigo
2027 Anchor Ln
168local recommendations
Gary
Gary says “Great hangout spot, for drinks or dinner. Farm-fresh Texas fare meets seasonal cocktails and beer, w...” ·
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15. Perla's
1400 S Congress Ave
167local recommendations
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley says “Perla's has Austin’s prettiest oak-shaded patio! Fresh fish and oysters flown in daily from both coa...” ·
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16. Ah Sing Den
1100 E 6th St
173local recommendations
Kent
Kent says “Technically, it's a restaurant. But it has a fantastic speak-easy vibe going and some of the best c...” ·
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17. Cenote
1010 E Cesar Chavez St
180local recommendations
Paige
Paige says “A great spot in an old house right on Cesar Chavez, this cozy neighborhood coffee shop serves bagels...” ·
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18. Salty Sow
1917 Manor Rd
165local recommendations
Heather
Heather says “Yummy, yum, yum! The pastrami salmon and brussel sprouts are ridiculous as is everything else on the...” ·
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19. Güero's
1412 S Congress Ave
168local recommendations
Barbara And Robert
Barbara And Robert says “Incredible tacos and outstanding hand-shaken margaritas in a funky former seed store. Live music un...” ·
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20. Magnolia Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave
155local recommendations
Karin
Karin says “Magnolia's motto: "We're sorry, we're open." This place is legendary, open 24/7/365, and one of our ...” ·
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21. Black Sheep Lodge
2108 S Lamar Blvd
160local recommendations
Lisa
Lisa says “Laid back bar with tasty bar food (burgers, wings, etc). Great beer selection, darts and several TVs...” ·
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22. El Chilito
2219 Manor Rd
148local recommendations
Sharon
Sharon says “Groovy little taco stand. Agua frescas, beer, sangria, great tacos & burritos. Walk up window, outd...” ·
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23. Quickie Pickie
1208 E 11th St
155local recommendations
Renee
Renee says “Lots of local beers on tap. Great alcohol selection. Pick up ready-made quick bites, pasta, sandwich...” ·
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24. East Side Pies
1401 Rosewood Ave
150local recommendations
Charles
Charles says “East Side Pies' thin-crust works of pizza art boast a plethora of fresh, local farm and ranch toppin...” ·
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25. Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
2004 S 1st St
145local recommendations
Susan
Susan says “Polvos serves great interior Mexican food and drinks to the heart of Austin's own 78704. Known for i...” ·
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26. Uchiko
4200 N Lamar Blvd
136local recommendations
Michelle
Michelle says “Sister restaurant of Uchi, this Asian fusion place is one of the best restaurants in town--it also h...” ·
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27. Thunderbird Coffee
2200 Manor Rd
133local recommendations
Grace Marie
Grace Marie says “Coffee? Beer? Wine? Snax? Cool peeps to chill with? Inside/Outside seating? Check check double check...” ·
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28. South Congress Cafe
1600 S Congress Ave
129local recommendations
Lenore
Lenore says “Brunch til 4. Awesome happy hour with $3 mojitos/ margaritas $5 marys and fabulous half price appeti...” ·
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29. Chuy's
1728 Barton Springs Rd
138local recommendations
Heather
Heather says “Famous mexican food local. Jalapeno ranch is as popular with the chips as their salsa. Pretty sure t...” ·
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30. The Liberty
1618 E 6th St
134local recommendations
Angel
Angel says “Try Paul Qui's (Winner of Top Chef 2012) award winning Japanese street food in a food truck behind L...” ·