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American Cafe, Gastro Pub | $$$

306 E. 53rd
Austin, 78751
512/459-1010
Hours: Daily, 5-9:30pm
The menu here is divided into bites, chomps, and food. Seven of the nine brews offered here are from Texas, including Argus Cidery Bandera Brut, Jester King Farmhouse ‘Wytchmaker’, Austin Beerworks Fire Eagle American IPA, and Real Ale Phoenixx Dbl ESB.

chronicle reviews

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2013: Critics Best Fundraising Bake Sale (Non-Crisis Edition)
  • 2011: Critics Best Neighborhood Gourmet Experience

FIRST PLATES AWARDS

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2012: Readers Favorites
  • 2012: Critics Best Beef Tongue Dishes
  • 2012: Critics Best Food Show in Town
  • 2011: Critics Best Carrot Side Dish
  • 2011: Critics Best Place To Learn To Love Offal
  • 2011: Critics Best Restaurant To Try Pig’s Ears (or Something Like Them)

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