1203 Chicon 512/999-1917
601 Bessemer, Llano 325/247-2238
In addition to a full espresso bar and French bakery, this place has an extensive menu including sweet and savory crepes, quiches, and croque-monsieurs. Sandwiches are available as paninis or on a fresh half-baguette, and all breads and pastries are baked in-house.
12101 FM 2244 512/263-8388
10901 N. Lamar 512/837-9100
They get their custom meat mix freshly ground from Bon Ton Meat Market right up the road, the sourdough buns are baked locally, and they feature a whole menu of droolworthy specialty burgers, as well as some seriously good sandwiches and salads. If you're hungry, the Kitchen Sink is the burger for you.
24801 IH-35, Kyle 512/585-0360
Sweets bakery concept from the team who brought Amy's Ice Cream.
13265 US-183 512/918-2253
Built to please with its generous happy hours and beer-battered, beer-simmered specialties. Plus, no cover charge for live blues.
3003 S. Lamar 512/691-9140
Despite most Americans' unfamiliarity with the Balkans, the food won't seem the least bit foreign. It is simply prepared, with clean, fresh flavors that are as comforting as Grandma's Sunday pot roast. The Saturday-only rotisserie whole lamb is cooked over mesquite coals on a spit, seasoned only with salt. Read our review.
11800 N. Lamar Bldg. #3 737/703-5990
119 Redbird Lane, Dale 512/797-3190
310 Colorado 512/472-6770
603 W Live Oak St 512/522-9316
P.O. Box 122, Tarpley 830/532-3650
9721 Arboretum Blvd. 512/795-6100
Celebrating sausage on Rainey Street, this place has become a neighborhood staple. Sure, the ample and often unexpected selections of sausage are responsible, but don't forget the creative specials, such as fried chicken sausage atop creamy mashed potatoes. Read our review.
79 Rainey 512/386-1656
This place offers tasty, palatable, and inexpensive Japanese food just across the street from Central Market.
3914 N. Lamar 512/323-2151
96 Rainey 512/433-6604
This tiny place serves reasonable small plates such as blistered shishito peppers with miso aioli and pomme frites
with truffle aioli and Grana Padano, as well as some of the most inventive cocktails in town. Read our review.
200 Congress 512/827-2760
206 Colorado 512/382-5557
This is your basic family-style Italian restaurant, where the portions are large, the prices are ridiculously low, and the quality is fine.
1501 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville 512/989-8900
You'll find lots and lots of innovative small plates, as well as overflowing paella pans at this popular South Lamar tapas bar. Read our review.
1500 S. Lamar 512/473-2211