The bistro burger with fries is the best bet here during the daytime, but Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7pm, you can nab great bar food for $5.
319 Congress 512/472-1884
3016 Guadalupe 512/777-4482
7901 Cameron Rd., Suite 5C 512/719-5515
4220 Duval St. 512/531-9610
Staples such as fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, and carne guisada are adequate, and the margaritas flow freely.
Boasts a strong selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, salads, homemade soups, and sandwiches. Gluten-free paninis and salads round out the menu. The wine list changes monthly. Read our review.
4800 Burnet Rd. #450 512/371-1600
This cafe has been around since 1948, maintaining the same homestyle menu and hospitable spirit. Thursday's turkey-and-dressing special is highly recommended.
4827 E. Cesar Chavez 512/385-2986
Try this much-loved neighborhood spot's full complement of Mediterranean dishes prepared from family recipes or stick with safe choices – you'll find 25 flavors of wings and an interesting pizza selection. Read our review.
From the aficianados of Easy Tiger and 24 Diner comes this French bistro, so the excellent breads and pastries come as no surprise. Stuffed quail, grilled amberjack, and profiteroles for dessert bring back fond memories of French fare in Austin. Read our review.
601 West Sixth St. 512/992-2776
900 RR 620 S. 512/263-8728
Authentic French bistro featuring fresh pastries and breads.
900 RR 620 S. Ste. C-107, Lakeway 512/263-8728
Around the corner from El Mercado, you'll find Mexican fare, sandwiches, burgers, and smoothies to enjoy in the expansive basement dining area.
314 W. 17th 512/469-0380
6105 Burnet 512/453-1850
Newly expanded, Asia Cafe brings it with the best and most authentic Chinese food in town. Unadulterated Sichuan cuisine is well worth the drive from anywhere. Read our review.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115 512/331-5780
The menu covers many regions of the Subcontinent, with an emphasis on Southern cuisine and a few Indo-Chinese dishes from the Manchurian region. Asiana has won over the neighborhood with authentic, lesser-known dishes appearing on weekends, as well a great lunchtime experience.
801 E. William Cannon #205 512/445-3435
In addition to the vegetarian selections, you'll find fragrant chicken, lamb, and beef. The lunch specials are a great bargain. Just count on ordering extra injera
. Read our review.
2808 N. I-35 512/469-5966
Local greens from Boggy Creek farm are a standard, as are many other locally-found ingredients here. For varied Italian regional cuisines and an extensive wine list of mostly Italian and Cal-Ital selections, try this Hyde Park neighborhood stalwart.
408-C E. 43rd 512/451-1218
The sandwiches, salads, sweets, and croissants are the best around.
2127 Lohmans Crossing #310, Lakeway 512/263-4933