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10 Best Austin Restaurants

  • 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin • Tarrytown
    Elexa Martinez - They have the best salsa and margaritas! Beautiful views and yummy food. I really love their hula hut copped salad with the blackened shrimp. My husband like the flautas and they have a nice kids menu that makes it family friendly.
    Cindy Hawkins - The Hula Hut is one of our favorites for celebrating special occasions. The food is scrumptious and I love sitting out on the floating bar on the water!
    Ryan Burke - Good food with a better view. Literally perched on the edge of Lake Austin near the Tom Miller dam and Red Bud Isle (refer to my Red Bud Isle review), you should check this place out.

    It is extraordinarily busy. Parking is ALWAYS a challenge, this is a place worth considering valet for your vehicle. Also, be warned that without a reservation, there will be a long wait for a table.

    But thats because the views are great, the food is good, and service is great.

    If you have a boat you can order online, park at their pier, and pick up your food. There is an inside and outside bar- again, they will be busy.

    Its as much about the view as it is about the food. If you like the water you will want to sit outside. It's scorching during the summer if sitting in the uncovered outdoor area, so if you're sensitive to the heat you will want to take that into consideration.

    If you never been, check it out. If you are boating in Lake Austin, its a convenient place to grab some food.
  • 8106 Brodie Ln, Austin • Cherry Creek
    Elexa Martinez - This is definitely our favorite cajan food spot in Austin. We have been several times and they are alway so wonderful about making sure that my husband who has a shellfish allergy does not have any cross contamination in the kitchen. Everything we have ever had has been so delicious.
    Julio Martinez - Awesome catfish and dirty rice
    Julie Underwood - Healthy eating is wonderful, but when you've had all of the field greens & quinoa you can stand The Evangeline Cafe is the spot to hit for basket of deep fried Cajun goodness! The stuffed pistolette is THE appetizer to have. The gold band pasta is amazing if you're in the mood for spicy pasta, but the catfish & shrimp basket are the thing totally worth blowing your diet! It's also a tiny live music venue with seating inside & out. But be warned.. it is tiny so the music will bounce off your head tickle your bones!
  • 909 W Mary St, Austin
    Elexa Martinez - Local and so delicious with great gluten-free bakery options. My family's favorite is the drunken noodles for a little spice and the pat sea ew for the family. Their employee model is commendable I like supporting local and sustainable business and this one is a gem.
    Julie Joyce - We have passed by so many times and said “we need to try this place” and we finally did from the Fresh Chalk recommendations. So good!! My husband and I shared two appetizers and one entrée and it was more than enough for the two of us. The veggies were so fresh and cooked perfectly. The spice of the meat was wonderful. Definitely going back, soon.
    Liz Stella - We're huge fans of this restaurant! Delicious selection of dishes and also a great side bakery that's gluten-free providing sweet treats. They incorporate fair wages and holiday etc. into the price so you don't have to tip. A model that could be followed by many more restaurants!
  • 5204 Ranch Rd 2222 6516, Austin • Northwest Hills
    Elexa Martinez - We love this restaurant for barbecue and a view.
    Cindy Hawkins - Yes, One of our favorite Texas BBQ hangouts!
    recommended by Julio Martinez
  • 1415 S Congress Ave, Austin • Travis Heights
    Elexa Martinez - This is one of my families favorite local pizza spots. The pizza has that perfect artisan and unique pizza, the whole family can enjoy. Perfect for a casual date or family night.
    Julie Joyce - Our favorite go to pizza place. Everything is yummy: pizza, salads, sandwiches (hot and cold) . Good beer and wine selection. We go here every year on the kids first day of school. One of our favorite traditions.
    Amanda Moore - The Eggplant Parm Pie will change your life!
  • 9911 Brodie Lane Austin, TX, 78748
    Elexa Martinez - Galaxy has a wonderful menu and wide variety of delicious foods. They offer gluten free options that makes it one of our favorite cafes in town.
    Julie Joyce - A favorite lunch spot. There is something for everyone. The food feels fresh, healthy and so tasty.
    Cindy Hawkins - We frequent the Mesa location. I love the Grilled salmon salad! But everything on the menu is absolutely delicious
  • 6507 Circle S Rd, Austin • South Austin
    Elexa Martinez - Our go to for ladies night. Great burgers and starters and wonderful selection of adult drinks. The outside space is large and casual with a stage and local music. They really are a South Austin hidden treasure.
    Liz Stella - A lifeline for those who like good food, good drinks, and a great outdoor space. A more refined menu than your average "bar and grill" which good spacing for families, especially during pandemic times! Staff are cool and efficient, they even have merch.
  • 13265 US-183 N, Austin
    Elexa Martinez - We love Phil's for the whole family. The burgers are really good the regular and the sliders and they have nice plump fries. They also have a playground for the kids with nice shaded tables for eating outside.
    recommended by Julio Martinez
  • 5207 Brodie Ln, Austin • South Austin
    Elexa Martinez - My family's go to for Indian food. Our favorites are the chicken and veggie pakoras, chicken veggie tikka masala, kabob salad and of course their mango lemonade that we can never get enough of. I really like how you can choose how spicy you want your dishes. They are vegan and gluten free friendly and offer an amazing kids menu that is almost enough for an adult. I have been to 3 different locations and have had the same quality of food and service in all 3. It is a must local restaurant spot.
    Cindy Hawkins - Elexa introduced us to Tarka Indian kitchen and I have to say that I really enjoyed the selection, variety and flavor of the food here.
  • 10700 Manchaca Rd. Austin, Texas 78748
    Elexa Martinez - We really enjoy just relaxing on a date night, meeting up with friends or hanging with the kids and having a drink. The selection of beer and cider is great and they have an awesome patio and outside space.
    recommended by Julio Martinez

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Elexa Martinez
8 days ago • Austin
I am looking for some where new to try in Austin for a very romantic date night with the husband. It has been a while since we have been able to ge...
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Julie Joyce
17 days ago • Travis Heights
We are heading to Port Aransas next week and it looks like some of our Fresh Chalk community has been there recently. Any activity recommendations?...
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Sara Marie
about 2 months ago • Austin
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Elexa Martinez
about 2 months ago • Austin
Want to take out my friend who is vegetarian would love to know what are your favorite Austin spots?
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Sara Marie
2 months ago • Austin
Am I the only one who sometimes is just craving a nice juicy cheeseburger? 🍔🙋🏽‍♀️ Looking for the BEST cheeseburger joints in ATX area. Bonus poin...
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Melissa Smith
3 months ago • Austin
Where is your favorite place to stay on or near the San Antonio River Walk? Places to eat?
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