Best Restaurants in Austin

Locals’ favorite places

1. Franklin Barbecue
900 E 11th St
366local recommendations
David says “Seriously, it's the best. Anthony Bourdain says so. President Obama says so. Texas Monthly says s...” ·
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 ...” ·
3. Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 S Congress Ave
261local recommendations
David says “Best "upscale" burgers in town. Texas company, focusing on locally sourced ingredients. They have ...” ·
4. 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...” ·
5. Torchy's Tacos
1311 S 1st St
224local recommendations
Johnny says “There are two locations on South 1st. One is a brick and mortar, the other is a food truck. An Austi...” ·
6. Justine's
4710 E 5th St
208local recommendations
Lisa says “This is a bit of a hike from my place but worth the drive for some fabulous French cuisine. It's in ...” ·
7. Blue Dahlia Bistro
1115 E 11th St
195local recommendations
Sharon says “Organic, locally sourced, fresh food. The tartines (French style open faced sandwiches) are yum! Oli...” ·
8. 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...” ·
9. Broken Spoke
3201 S Lamar Blvd
183local recommendations
Stephany says “Real Deal Older than dirt honky tonk. Come eat a great Chicken Fried Steak or some BBQ and enjoy a ...” ·
10. Sway
1417 S 1st St
171local recommendations
Angel says “James Beard awarded chef just opened this new hot shop, Thai, Asian Fusion... crispy lotus root, sno...” ·
11. MUNCHIES & FRIENDS with Matty Matheson at Contigo
2027 Anchor Ln
168local recommendations
Theresa says “Fantastic appetizers, food and drink menu. Fire pits in winter, shade in summer. Constantly receivin...” ·
12. 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...” ·
13. Ah Sing Den
1100 E 6th St
173local recommendations
Kent says “Technically, it's a restaurant. But it has a fantastic speak-easy vibe going and some of the best c...” ·
14. Salty Sow
1917 Manor Rd
165local recommendations
Heather says “Yummy, yum, yum! The pastrami salmon and brussel sprouts are ridiculous as is everything else on the...” ·
15. 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...” ·
16. Magnolia Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave
155local recommendations
Dani says “No matter the hour, Magnolia Cafe has a crowd. Twenty-four hours a day, they serve sandwiches, great...” ·
17. Black Sheep Lodge
2108 S Lamar Blvd
160local recommendations
Lisa says “Laid back bar with tasty bar food (burgers, wings, etc). Great beer selection, darts and several TVs...” ·
18. El Chilito
2219 Manor Rd
148local recommendations
Sharon says “Groovy little taco stand. Agua frescas, beer, sangria, great tacos & burritos. Walk up window, outd...” ·
19. Quickie Pickie
1208 E 11th St
155local recommendations
Renee says “Lots of local beers on tap. Great alcohol selection. Pick up ready-made quick bites, pasta, sandwich...” ·
20. East Side Pies
1401 Rosewood Ave
150local recommendations
Charles says “East Side Pies' thin-crust works of pizza art boast a plethora of fresh, local farm and ranch toppin...” ·
21. Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
2004 S 1st St
145local recommendations
Susan says “Polvos serves great interior Mexican food and drinks to the heart of Austin's own 78704. Known for i...” ·
22. Uchiko
4200 N Lamar Blvd
136local recommendations
Michelle says “Sister restaurant of Uchi, this Asian fusion place is one of the best restaurants in town--it also h...” ·
23. South Congress Cafe
1600 S Congress Ave
129local recommendations
Lenore says “Brunch til 4. Awesome happy hour with $3 mojitos/ margaritas $5 marys and fabulous half price appeti...” ·
24. Chuy's
1728 Barton Springs Rd
138local recommendations
Heather says “Famous mexican food local. Jalapeno ranch is as popular with the chips as their salsa. Pretty sure t...” ·
25. The Liberty
1618 E 6th St
134local recommendations
Angel says “Try Paul Qui's (Winner of Top Chef 2012) award winning Japanese street food in a food truck behind L...” ·
26. 24 Diner
600 N Lamar Blvd
126local recommendations
Steven says “Open 24 hours. Not your average diner. Has excellent roasted chicken as well as chicken and waffles” ·
27. Yellow Jacket Social Club
1704 E 5th St
123local recommendations
Meredith And Rip
Meredith And Rip says “Tucked away on a quiet stretch of 5th St. is this little place. Good food and drinks and a lovely be...” ·
28. Whip in
1950 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
146local recommendations
Emmanuel says “This Austin gem is more than just a Indian restaurant, it's also a pup (serves only beer, ciders, an...” ·
29. Hula Hut
3825 Lake Austin Blvd
119local recommendations
Lisa says “Good mexican food right on Lake Austin. It get's packed but worth the wait. I love the tubular tacos...” ·
30. Juan in a Million
2300 E Cesar Chavez St
122local recommendations
Priscilla says “If Juan is there, put out your hand to get his famous hand shake. Hipsters, Martha Stewart, Los Lon...” ·