The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

1995 Critics Picks

Best Tapas

Louie's 106

Best Spring Rolls

Fortune Pho 75

Best Cajun Kisses

The Old Alligator Grill

Best BBQ in Town

Sam's BBQ

Best BBQ outside Austin

Kreuz Market (Lockhart)

Best Legislative Steak

Austin Land & Cattle Company

Best Chile Pepper Dish

Marinated Ancho Relleno, Fonda San Miguel Sunday Brunch

Best Friday Night Frozen Margarita

Nuevo León

Best Restaurant Hot Sauce Selection

Evita's Botanitas

Best Grillades and Milk Punch on Sunday

Green Pastures Restaurant

Best Desserts

Jeffrey's Pumpkin Creme Brulée, Marta's Pumpkin Flan

Best Ice Cream Made in Restaurant

Coyote Cafe, Granite Cafe, Fonda San Miguel

Best Vietnamese Coffee

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Vegetarian Enchiladas

Vegetarian Enchiladas Borrachos at Curra's Grill

Best Homegrown Vegetables

Eastside Cafe

Best Chicken Dish

Rotisserie Chicken at Louie's 106

Best Chicken Sandwich

Ed Ward Memorial Chicken Sandwich Award to Phoenicia Bakery & Deli

Best Venison Chicken Fried Steak

Skyline Grill

Best Soup

Turtle Soup at Eaves Bros. Seafood, White Bean with Sausage & Fennel at Stelline

Best Salad Dressing

Port Wine Raspberry Vinaigrette at Brio!

Best Seafood Dishes

Blackened Filet topped with Shrimp Gumbo at Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe, Crawfish Pies at Magnolia Cafe

Best Beer Food

Charcuterie Platter at Bitter End Bistro & Brewery

Best Salmon Sushi Dinner Deal

Musashino Sushi Dokoro

Best Mexican Breakfast

TIE: Curra's Grill, El Sol y la Luna

Best Southern Breakfast

The Frisco

Best Chorizo Migas

Enchiladas y Mas

Best Sandwiches

Philly CheeseSteak at Delaware Sub Shop, Catfish Sandwich at Fish-Net Seafood, Garbanzo Bean Sandwich at Wheatsville Food Co-op

Best Bowling Alley Dinner Rolls

Dart Bowl

Best Beer and Dessert Combo

Milieu

Best Sweet Rolls

Upper Crust Bakery

Best Pumpkin Pecan Empanadas

Empanada Parlour

Best Restaurant Tamales

Tamales Veracruzanos at Jardin Corona, Black Bean & Cheese Tamales at Evita's Botanitas

Best Italian

Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull

Best Chinese Cafeteria

House of Pan

Best Southern Cafeteria

Dot's Place

Best Natural Mexican Vegetarian

Mr. Natural

Best Dim Sum Chef

William Wong at Rainbow Seafood Restaurant

Best Comfort Food

Soul Kitchen Two, Family Circle Restaurant

Best Cajun Food within 20 Miles of Austin

Gumbo's of Round Rock

Best Decor Relative to Name and Menu

Mars Restaurant and Bar

Best Fast Food

Tamale House

Best Take-Out

Hang Town Grill

Best Happy Hour Bargain Food

1/2 Price Appetizers at Manuel's, Z'Tejas

Best Original Dinner Delivery Menu

Dinner at Your Doorstep

Best Hangover Food

Dart Bowl Enchiladas

Best Cigar Smoker's Restaurant

Louie's 106

Best Selection of $2 Pints

Lovejoys Taproom & Brewery CLOSED

Best Macrobiotic

Casa de Luz

Best Fish Market Cafeteria

Eaves Bros. Seafood

Best Juice Bar

Clearwater Cafe

Best Place to Entertain Californians with Expense Accounts

Coyote Cafe

Places We Wish Were Still Open

TIE: 612 West, Henry's Bar & Grill

Mother of All Austin Waitpeople

Johnny Guffy at Jeffrey's

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