Austin Eater 38
Barley Swine is one of Austin Eater 38.

1. Barley Swine

2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Zilker · 87 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Food & Wine Best New Chef 2011 winner Bryce Gilmore's South Lamar restaurant lives up to the hype. Go with a group and order everything on the seasonal small plates menu. [Eater 38 Member]

Franklin Barbecue is one of Austin Eater 38.

2. Franklin Barbecue

9.1
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Central East Austin · 354 tips and reviews

EaterEater: They produce what has quickly become one of Austin's, if not Texas', most talked-about barbecue. It's so good they regularly run out of meat shortly after opening: get there early. [Eater 38 Member]

Nubian Queen Lola Cajun is one of Austin Eater 38.

3. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

1815 Rosewood Ave (Chicon), Austin, TX
Southern Food Restaurant · Central East Austin · 15 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Colorful and small, Nubian Queen Lola boasts great soul food with a conscience; owner Lola Stephens volunteers her time and cooking abilities to the homeless on a regular basis. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Jack Allen's Kitchen is one of Austin Eater 38.

4. Jack Allen's Kitchen

9.2
7720 W Highway 71, Austin, TX
American Restaurant · Oak Hill · 154 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Great, reliable, locally sourced food mid-century building; Jack Allen's has the makings of an Austin classic. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Noble Sandwich Co. is one of Austin Eater 38.

5. Noble Sandwich Co.

12223 Ranch Road 620 N Ste 105 (at Lake Creek Pkwy), Austin, TX
Sandwich Spot · Village at Anderson Mill · 85 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Attention to detail wins the Noble Pig a spot on our list; the fact that they have the best sandwiches in Northwest Austin doesn't hurt, either. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Second Bar + Kitchen is one of Austin Eater 38.

6. Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave (W 2nd St), Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 199 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Makes an art of bar food. See: the spicy fried pickles, the Bar Congress that you can add foie gras, an egg, avocado, pork belly, double meat & double cheese, should you so choose. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

La Condesa is one of Austin Eater 38.

7. La Condesa

8.6
400 W 2nd St (Guadalupe St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 264 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Rene Ortiz's take on modern Mexican cuisine. Not to miss: the riffs on guacamole, the wild tacos, the cocktails, and pastry chef Laura Sawicki's ice creams. [Eater 38 Member]

Foreign & Domestic is one of Austin Eater 38.

8. Foreign & Domestic

8.4
306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX
American Restaurant · North Loop · 76 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Ned Elliott's inventive seasonal cuisine and wife Jodi's stellar desserts make this neighborhood spot a winner. Also a great for brunch. [Eater 38 Member]

Fricano's Deli is one of Austin Eater 38.

9. Fricano's Deli

104 E 31st St, Austin, TX
Sandwich Spot · North University · 13 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Hands down the best place for sandwiches in town. With a huge menu full of difficult decisions, order the Ainsworth and let the cooks make the hard choices for you. [Eater 38 Member]

Uchiko is one of Austin Eater 38.

10. Uchiko

9.3
4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Japanese Restaurant · Rosedale · 182 tips and reviews

EaterEater: With Paul Qui's recent Top Chef win and rise to celebrity stardom, we can no longer keep Uchiko's Japanese farmhouse fare to ourselves. [Eater 38 Member]

Contigo Austin is one of Austin Eater 38.

11. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln (btwn Manor Rd and Manorwood Rd), Austin, TX
American Restaurant · MLK · 103 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Contigo's beer garden, craft cocktails and locally sourced, inventive food from Chef Andrew Wiseheart embody everything that's key to a great Austin restaurant right this second. [Eater 38 Member]

Lenoir is one of Austin Eater 38.

12. Lenoir

8.7
1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 39 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This tiny South Austin restaurant features global dishes from Texas-sourced ingredients. Make reservations early--there are only about thirty seats available. [Eater 38 Member]

Ramen Tatsu-ya is one of Austin Eater 38.

13. Ramen Tatsu-ya

8.8
8557 Research Blvd, #126 (at Fairfield Dr), Austin, TX
Ramen Restaurant · North Austin · 193 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This strip mall noodle shop sees patrons line up before the doors even open, in weather more suited to sno-cones than soup, for a taste of their small but expertly executed menu. [Eater 38 Member]

Bouldin Creek Café is one of Austin Eater 38.

14. Bouldin Creek Café

9.1
1900 S 1st St (at W. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 260 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Beloved by denizens of the 78704 and beyond, Bouldin Creek offers a diverse menu of vegetarian fare, locally roasted coffee and a taste of old-school Austin.

Wink is one of Austin Eater 38.

15. Wink

8.5
1014 N Lamar Blvd (W. 11th), Austin, TX
Wine Bar · Old West Austin · 40 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The intimate space, expert sourcing, perfectly executed dishes, and serious wine list make for an ideal special night out. [Eater 38 Member]

Easy Tiger is one of Austin Eater 38.

16. Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Bar · Downtown Austin · 300 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Easy Tiger has the winning Austin formula: in-house bread and pastries, craft beer, ping pong, and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere, in the most improbable of places: Dirty Sixth. [Eater 38 Member]

Veracruz All Natural is one of Austin Eater 38.

17. Veracruz All Natural

9.1
2505 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX
Taco Restaurant · Central East Austin · 107 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Some of the best tacos in Austin are served by two trucks with national acclaim. Their aguas frescas are not to be missed, and they serve up the best migas taco in Austin. [Eater 38 Member]

Szechuan House is one of Austin Eater 38.

18. Szechuan House

11005 Burnet Rd (Kramer Ln), Austin, TX
Szechuan Restaurant · North Burnet · 14 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Go for the Szechuan specialities. Red oil wontons, ma po tofu, and sliced fish with fiery sauce are all standouts. There's a great deal of pork intestine on this menu, too. [Eater 38 Member]

Pho Saigon is one of Austin Eater 38.

19. Pho Saigon

8.4
10901 N Lamar Blvd #108 (Chinatown Center), Austin, TX
Vietnamese Restaurant · North Lamar · 74 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This outpost of the Houston mini-chain is Austin's best bet for pho. [Eater 38 Member]

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is one of Austin Eater 38.

20. Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

8.7
6610 N Lamar Blvd (at Brentwood St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Brentwood · 114 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Even the most dedicated barbecue fans want to sit down and enjoy high-quality smokey meats without a wait. Inside. For dinner. Stiles Switch has it covered. [Eater 38 Member]

Amaya's Taco Village is one of Austin Eater 38.

21. Amaya's Taco Village

7.8
5804 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · North Loop · 93 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Hidden away next to I-35, Amaya's is one of North Austin's best bets for tacos and Tex Mex. Their far south location is coming to Southpark Meadows this spring. [Eater 38 Member]

24 Diner is one of Austin Eater 38.

22. 24 Diner

8.4
600 N Lamar Blvd #G (at W 6th St), Austin, TX
Diner · Old West Austin · 323 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Serves up high-quality comfort food, and is one of Austin's best destinations for both weekend brunch and late-night eats. Get the chicken and waffles and the sweet potato hash. [Eater 38 Member]

Tamale House East is one of Austin Eater 38.

23. Tamale House East

7.7
1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · 45 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One of the best bets for breakfast and lunch on East 6th, the restaurant also regularly hosts innovative pop-up dinners. [Eater 38 Member]

La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana is one of Austin Eater 38.

24. La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana

1906 E Cesar Chavez St (Chicon), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Central East Austin · 151 tips and reviews

EaterEater: John Lewis continues to turn out some of the best barbecue in the city. Their beef ribs are especially fine and massive. Wash down some sausage with live music on the weekends. [Eater 38 Member]

Clark's Oyster Bar is one of Austin Eater 38.

25. Clark's Oyster Bar

9.2
1200 W 6th St (Blanco), Austin, TX
Seafood Restaurant · Old West Austin · 71 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This is Larry McGuire at his best: high-quality ingredients, buzzy atmosphere, and great execution every time. Oysters are their specialty, but the burger is worth checking out, too. [Eater 38 Member]

Epicerie is one of Austin Eater 38.

26. Epicerie

7.8
2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX
French Restaurant · Allandale · 41 tips and reviews

EaterEater: From the cured meats to the grits reminiscent of risotto, the attention to detail elevates their offerings. Carefully curated wine at grocery prices makes for an affordable night. [Eater 38 Member]

Tacodeli is one of Austin Eater 38.

27. Tacodeli

9.2
1500B Spyglass Dr (at Barton Skyway), Austin, TX
Taco Restaurant · Bartons Bluff-Spyglass · 150 tips and reviews

EaterEater: High quality ingredients and innovative combinations make for some of the best new-school tacos in town. This beloved taco mini-chain has two new locations coming in early 2014. [Eater 38 Member]

Blue Dahlia Bistro is one of Austin Eater 38.

28. Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX
Café · Central East Austin · 133 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This lovely restaurant has been serving up French-inspired fare and tasty salads well before the strip started booming. Their huge, shaded patio out back is one of Austin's best. [Eater 38 Member]

Swift's Attic is one of Austin Eater 38.

29. Swift's Attic

8.0
315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 97 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The inventive and playful Swift's Attic has been making waves in Austin's dining scene. From squid "fries" to to foie "PB&J," their focus is on the dining mash-up. [Eater 38 Member]

Bufalina is one of Austin Eater 38.

30. Bufalina

1519 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
Pizzeria · 59 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Bufalina raised the bar on Austin's pizza scene. Perfectly executed Neapolitan has won the hearts and minds of diners around town. Their salads are expertly sourced as well. [Eater 38 Member]

QUI Restaurant is one of Austin Eater 38.

31. QUI Restaurant

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Asian Restaurant · 62 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Qui captures so much of what is driving the Austin restaurant scene forward. Qui's mixture of fine dining, molecular, and Filipino influences makes for a unique dining experience. [Eater 38 Member]

Salt & Time is one of Austin Eater 38.

32. Salt & Time

8.0
1912 E 7th St (Chicon/7th Street), Austin, TX
Butcher · 58 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Salt & Time offers a mean brunch and lots of meaty sandwiches for lunch. Their dinner service is one of Austin's best deals for high-quality charcuterie and steak. [Eater 38 Member]

El Mesón is one of Austin Eater 38.

33. El Mesón

7.4
2038 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Zilker · 32 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One of Austin's most underrated Tex Mex restaurants, El Meson is an especially good bet for breakfast. Check out their Burleston Road location, too. [Eater 38 Member]

Bouldin Creek Café is one of Austin Eater 38.

34. Bouldin Creek Café

9.1
1900 S 1st St (at W. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 260 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Beloved by denizens of the 78704 and beyond, Bouldin Creek offers a diverse menu of vegetarian fare, locally roasted coffee and a taste of old-school Austin. [Eater 38 Member]

Curra's Grill is one of Austin Eater 38.

35. Curra's Grill

7.9
614 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · 175 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Go for the extremely delicious Tex Mex, stay for the avocado margaritas. They go with everything, including brunch. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Sway Thai is one of Austin Eater 38.

36. Sway Thai

1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX
Thai Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 155 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The curries are hot and flavorful, and the vegetable dishes are especially good. The dining room does get buzzy and loud during dinner; quieter diners should check out lunch. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Elizabeth St. Café is one of Austin Eater 38.

37. Elizabeth St. Café

8.9
1501 S 1st St (at Elizabeth St.), Austin, TX
Vietnamese Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 174 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Elizabeth Street marries stylish and colorful design with a fusiony take on Vietnamese and French cuisine. The house banh mi, macarons, and playful punches are highlights. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Justine's Brasserie is one of Austin Eater 38.

38. Justine's Brasserie

8.7
4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX
French Restaurant · 107 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Their buzzy, magical atmosphere and reasonably-priced wine list means this tucked-away gem is perfect for a long, lingering meal. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Odd Duck is one of Austin Eater 38.

39. Odd Duck

8.8
1201 S Lamar Blvd (Gibson St W), Austin, TX
New American Restaurant · Zilker · 131 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Expectations were sky-high for Bryce Gilmore's second restaurant, and Odd Duck has surpassed them from the magnificent large format dishes to the playful brunch pastries. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.