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!
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - My favorite place to take guest from out of town. I love it and I am born and raised here.
  • 1945 Medical Drive, Suite 100, Lakeway • Downtown
    Sara Marie - Damn good tacos, that's for sure. You can never go wrong with their queso and be sure to make any taco trashy while you're there.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - a great place for crazy tacos!
    Christopher Lance Prior - Thursday they have great nachos for their lunch special in RR, TX. Torchy's is awesome!!
    recommended by Ryan Burke, Dakota Qualls, Theo L
  • 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.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - a great experience with pizza
  • 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.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - If you want Cajun in Austin, you go here
    Julio Martinez - Awesome catfish and dirty rice
    recommended by Julie Underwood
  • 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!
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - Most iconic BBQ in Austin. Been around my whole life.
    recommended by Julio Martinez
  • 11617 Research Blvd, Austin • Great Hills
    Cindy Hawkins - Great place to enjoy seafood, family and friends!
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - I think everyone living in a major Texas city has been here before.
    Ryan Burke - Wow. The cajun seafood/ pasta thing going on here works.

    Its a popular chain that can get quite busy with long wait times, so plan ahead.

    However, the service is incredible- an old-school shoutout to the way things were done in the past: proper reaching etiquette, beverage pouring, professional, prompt, and very knowledgable of their menu/ special (down to the specific ingredients). Sounds pretentious, matters to some, not me, but just being thorough here.

    The food is tremendous, particularly for a chain restaurant- not that its a bad thing, typical chains are heating up frozen food and heating stuff up in microwaves and taste is ok to good- not here. Fresh ingredients means delicious.

    Can be a little pricey. $100 for a dinner for 2 (on average). Good way to treat yourself, a date, or meet up with a friend.
    recommended by Theo L
  • 7. Chuy's
    1728 Barton Springs Rd, Austin • Zilker
    Cindy Hawkins - Always good food!
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - As a born and raised Austinite, Chuy's is one of the top 5 restaurants you should go to experience Austin vibe. Go during happy hour.
    recommended by Allie Sanchez, Alden William
  • 517 E 6th St, Austin • Downtown
    Elexa Martinez - This has been a long time favorite hang out of mine. My best friend and I discovered back in the early 00 showing my age. But I still feel like they have the best burger in town and also the best jukebox.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - Started eating here in the 90s. Don't eat here on 6th street before you go out... you will need a nap first. Fantastic burgers. Plan to hang out for awhile...
    Julio Martinez - An Austin original, friendly staff, kick ass burgers and best juke box in town.
    recommended by tiffany hale
  • 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.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - burgers, ice cream, and a playground. Enough said #FamilyLife
    recommended by Julio Martinez
  • 1901 W. William Cannon Suite 159 Austin, Texas 78745
    Elexa Martinez - For some reason homemade tortillas are hard to find in Austin. Casa Garcia has the best homemade tortillas and delicious traditional Mexican food.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - Until Covid eat, I use to eat breakfast here almost every Wednesday morning with south austin networkers.
    Julio Martinez - Good food, atmosphere and homemade tortillas!
    recommended by DAVID RANKIN