The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

2000 Index of Winners

888 Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Bowl of Pho

Winner: Critics Vietnamese (TIE)

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Amy's Ice Creams

various locations
www.amysicecreams.com

Winner: Readers Ice Cream

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Ararat

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (35)

Winner: Readers Other Ethnic

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Austin Java

various locations
www.austinjava.com

Winner: Critics Late Night/All Night

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Austin Land & Cattle Company

1205 N. Lamar, 512/472-1813
alcsteaks.com/

Winner: Critics Steak

Winner: Readers Favorites (31)

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Austin's Pizza

various locations
www.austinspizza.com

Winner: Readers Delivery

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Avenue Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Place We Wish Were Still Open (TIE)

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Ba Le

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Sandwich (TIE)

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Bagel Manufactory

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Place We Wish Were Still Open (TIE)

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Bartlett's

2408 W. Anderson, 512/451-7333
www.bartlettsaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (20)

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Basil's

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (21)

Winner: Readers Romantic

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Bistro 88

CLOSED

Winner: Critics New Restaurant

Winner: Critics Soup (TIE)

Winner: Critics Tofu Dish (TIE)

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Bistrot Mirabelle

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (11)

Winner: Readers New Restaurant

Winner: Readers Service/Waitstaff (TIE)

Winner: Readers Wine List

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Bitter End Bistro & Brewery

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Brewmaster

Winner: Critics Pub Grub

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Brio Vista

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Upscale (TIE)

Winner: Critics Wine Sales Idea

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Buffet Palace

4608 West Gate Blvd., 512/892-1800
www.buffetpalace.net

Winner: Readers Buffet

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Cafe 290

11011 Hwy. 290 E., Manor, 512/278-8780

Winner: Critics Chicken Dishes (TIE)

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Cafe Josie

1200-B W. Sixth, 512/322-9226
www.cafejosie.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (34)

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Cafe Spiazzo

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (29)

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Casino el Camino

517 E. Sixth, 512/469-9330
www.casinoelcamino.net

Winner: Critics Hamburger (and Hot Dogs)

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Castle Hill Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Appetizer (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (1)

Winner: Readers Service/Waitstaff (TIE)

Winner: Readers Upscale

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Central Market

4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000
4477 S. Lamar, 512/899-4300
www.centralmarket.com

Winner: Critics Chicken Dishes (TIE)

Winner: Readers Takeout

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Chez Nous

510 Neches, 512/473-2413
www.cheznousaustin.com

Winner: Critics Salad/Dressing

Winner: Readers Favorites (26)

Winner: Readers French

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Chez Zee

5406 Balcones, 512/454-2666
www.chez-zee.com

Winner: Readers Desserts

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

various locations
www.chipotle.com

Winner: Critics Fast Food

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Chuy's

various locations
www.chuys.com

Winner: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Winner: Readers Favorites (23)

Winner: Readers Tex-Mex

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Cipollina

1213 West Lynn, 512/477-5211
www.cipollina-austin.com

Winner: Critics Takeout (TIE)

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Classic Thai

Winner: Critics Thai

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Crescent City Beignets

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Other Restaurant Worth Noting

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Curra's Grill

614 E. Oltorf, 512/444-0012
www.currasgrill.com

Winner: Critics Chile-Pepper Dish

Winner: Readers Favorites (12)

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Dan's Hamburgers

various locations
www.dans-hamburgers.com

Winner: Critics Breakfast

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Din Ho Chinese BBQ

8557 Research #116, 512/832-8788
www.dinhochinesebbq.com

Winner: Critics Chinese

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Dolce Vita

4222 Duval St., 512/323-2686
www.dolcevitaaustin.com

Winner: Critics Desserts

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Dot's Place

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Comfort Food

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Eastside Cafe

2113 Manor Rd., 512/476-5858
www.eastsidecafeaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (3)

Winner: Readers Salad/Dressing

Winner: Readers Soup

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EatOutIn

4131 Spicewood Springs Rd. Ste. N-4, 512/346-9990
www.eatoutin.com

Winner: Critics Delivery

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Einstein Bros. Bagels

various locations
www.einsteinbros.com

Winner: Readers Bagels

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El Arroyo

1624 W. Fifth, 512/474-1222
7032 Wood Hollow, 512/345-8226
www.elarroyo.com

Winner: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

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El Azteca Restaurant

2600 E. Seventh, 512/477-4701
www.elaztecaustin.com

Winner: Critics Tex-Mex

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El Sol y la Luna

600 E. Sixth, 512/444-7770
www.elsolylalunaaustin.com

Winner: Critics Enchiladas

Winner: Critics Soup (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (5)

Winner: Readers Migas (TIE)

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Ella's Ranch

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (32)

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Empanada Parlour

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Casual Dining Game Dishes (TIE)

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Evita's Botanitas

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Chips and Hot Sauce (TIE)

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Flip's Satellite Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (24)

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Flipnotics

Winner: Readers Coffee

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Fonda San Miguel

2330 W. North Loop, 512/459-4121
www.fondasanmiguel.com

Winner: Critics Original Recipe (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (14)

Winner: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Winner: Readers Sunday Brunch

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Gatti's Pizza

various locations
www.gattispizza.com

Winner: Readers Place to Take Kids

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Güero's Taco Bar

1412 S. Congress, 512/447-7688
www.guerostacobar.com

Winner: Critics Place to Take Kids

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Gilligan's

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Seafood Dish

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Hill Top Cafe

10661 Hwy. 87 N., Fredericksburg, 830/997-8922
www.hilltopcafe.com

Winner: Critics Restaurants Within 100 Miles Of Austin (TIE)

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Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd., 512/479-5006
www.hooverscooking.com

Winner: Critics Chef

Winner: Critics Chicken-Fried Steak

Winner: Critics Pies (TIE)

Winner: Readers Chef

Winner: Readers Chicken Dish

Winner: Readers Comfort Food (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (9)

Winner: Readers Vegetables

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Hudson's on the Bend

3509 RR 620 N., 512/266-1369
www.hudsonsonthebend.com

Winner: Readers Wild-Game Dish

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Hunan

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Tofu Dish (TIE)

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Hut's Hamburgers

807 W. Sixth, 512/472-0693
www.hutsfrankandangies.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (16)

Winner: Readers Hamburger

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Hyde Park Bar & Grill

4206 Duval, 512/458-3168
4521 Westgate Blvd., 512/899-2700
www.hpbng.com

Winner: Readers French Fries

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Java Noodles

2400 E. Oltorf #14, 512/443-5282
www.javanoodlesaustin.com

Winner: Critics Other Asian

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Jean-Luc's Bistro

CLOSED

Winner: Critics French

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Jean-Pierre's Upstairs

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Place to Take Parents (TIE)

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Jeffrey's

1204 W. Lynn, 512/477-5584
www.jeffreysofaustin.com

Winner: Critics Service/Waitstaff

Winner: Critics Woman Chef

Winner: Readers Favorites (25)

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Jo's Coffee

1300 S. Congress, 512/444-3800
242 W. Second, 512/469-9003
www.joscoffee.com

Winner: Critics Lazy Day Outdoor Dining Scene

Winner: Critics Sandwich (TIE)

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Juan in a Million

2300 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-3872
www.juaninamillion.com

Winner: Critics Breakfast Taco

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Kerbey Lane Cafe

various locations
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

Winner: Readers Breakfast

Winner: Readers Favorites (28)

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Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

7601-I N. Lamar, 512/451-2464
www.kimphungaustin.com

Winner: Readers Bargain Dish

Winner: Readers Bowl of Pho

Winner: Readers Favorites (10)

Winner: Readers Vietnamese

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Korea Garden

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Sushi

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Kyoto

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Sushi

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Las Manitas Avenue Cafe

www.savelasmanitas.org/en

Winner: Readers Migas (TIE)

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Liberty Pie

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Eclectic Pizza

Winner: Critics Takeout (TIE)

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Little Bombay

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Vegetarian

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Little City

Winner: Critics Coffee

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Magnolia Cafe

2304 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/478-8645
1920 S. Congress, 512/445-0000
www.magnoliacafeaustin.com

Winner: Readers Late Night/All Night

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Manga, an Asian Diner

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Other Asian

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Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza

various locations
www.mangiapizza.com

Winner: Readers Pizza

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Manuel's

310 Congress, 512/472-7555
10201 Jollyville Rd., 512/345-1042
www.manuels.com

Winner: Critics Happy Hour/Free Or Cheap Deal (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (22)

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Marco Polo Restaurant

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Buffet

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Maria's Taco Xpress

2529 S. Lamar, 512/444-0261
www.tacoxpress.com

Winner: Critics Patio/Beer Garden (TIE)

Winner: Critics Taqueria (TIE)

Winner: Readers Taco

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Mars Restaurant and Bar

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Decor

Winner: Readers Favorites (15)

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Martin Brothers

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

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Maudie's Tex-Mex

various locations
www.maudies.com

Winner: Readers Enchiladas

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Midnight Tacos

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Place We Wish Were Still Open (TIE)

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Mother's Cafe & Garden

4215 Duval St., 512/451-3994
www.motherscafeaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (27)

Winner: Readers Tofu Dish

Winner: Readers Veggie Burger

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Mr. Natural

2414-A S. Lamar, 512/916-9223
1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/477-5228
www.mrnatural-austin.com

Winner: Readers Natural Food

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Mrs. Johnson's Bakery

4909 Airport, 512/452-4750
www.mjbakery.com

Winner: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

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NeWorlDeli

4101 Guadalupe, 512/451-7170
www.neworldeli.com

Winner: Critics Sandwich (TIE)

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Pho Công Lý

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R.O.'s Outpost

22518 Hwy. 71 #2, Spicewood, 512/264-1169
www.fb.com/pages/ros-outpost/105064862864160

Winner: Critics Pies (TIE)

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Rather Sweet

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Sandwich (TIE)

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Ray's Steakhouse

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Place to Take Parents (TIE)

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Reale's Pizza & Cafe

13450 Hwy. 183 N., 512/335-5115
www.realespizza.com

Winner: Critics East Coast-style Pizza

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Royers Round Top Cafe

105 Main, Round Top, 979/249-3611
www.royersroundtopcafe.com

Winner: Critics Restaurants Within 100 Miles Of Austin (TIE)

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Saba Blue Water Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Appetizer (TIE)

Winner: Critics Decor

Winner: Critics Finger Food To Share With A Group

Winner: Readers Finger Food

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Saigon Deli & Market

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Bargain Dish

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Sam's BBQ

2000 E. 12th, 512/478-0378

Winner: Critics Barbecue

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Schlotzsky's

various locations
www.schlotzskys.com

Winner: Readers Sandwich

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Sea Dragon

8776-B Research, 512/451-5051
www.seadragontx.com

Winner: Critics Vietnamese (TIE)

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Shady Grove

1624 Barton Springs Rd., 512/474-9991
www.theshadygrove.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (7)

Winner: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

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Shaggy's Caribbean Grill

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Beer Selection

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Shoal Creek Saloon

909 N. Lamar, 512/474-0805
www.shoalcreeksaloon.com

Winner: Critics Casual Dining Game Dishes (TIE)

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Siena

6203 Capital of Texas Hwy. N., Bldg. B, 512/349-7667
www.sienaaustin.com

Winner: Critics Wild-Game Dish

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Star Seeds Cafe

3101 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, 512/478-7107
www.starseedscafe.com

Winner: Readers Smokers Restaurant

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Suzi's China Kitchen

7858 Shoal Creek Blvd., 512/302-4600
www.suzischinagrill.com/shoalcreek.html

Winner: Readers Chinese

Winner: Readers Favorites (6)

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T&S Chinese Restaurant

10014 N. Lamar, 512/339-8434

Winner: Critics Seafood Dish (TIE)

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Taco Cabana

211 S. Lamar, 512/472-8098
www.tacocabana.com

Winner: Readers Fast Food

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Taqueria Arandas

various locations

Winner: Readers Favorites (17)

Winner: Readers Taqueria

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Taqueria El Borrego de Oro

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Chips and Hot Sauce (TIE)

Winner: Critics Taqueria (TIE)

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Tâm Deli & Cafe

8222 N. Lamar Ste. D-33, 512/834-6458
www.fb.com/tamdeliandcafe

Winner: Critics Vietnamese (TIE)

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Thai Kitchen

3009 Guadalupe, 512/474-2575
3437 Bee Caves Rd., 512/328-3538
www.thaikitchenofaustin.com

Winner: Readers Thai

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The Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe, 512/322-5131
www.claypit.com

Winner: Critics Happy Hour/Free Or Cheap Deal (TIE)

Winner: Readers Indian

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The Dog & Duck Pub

2400-A Webberville Rd.
www.dogandduckpub.com

Winner: Readers Pub Grub

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The Ginger Man

301 Lavaca, 512/473-8801
aus.gingermanpub.com

Winner: Readers Beer Selection

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The Oak House

755 S. Washington, Fredericksburg, 830/990-8383

Winner: Critics Restaurants Within 100 Miles Of Austin (TIE)

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The Salt Lick

18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4959
3350 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/386-1044
www.saltlickbbq.com

Winner: Readers Barbecue

Winner: Readers Favorites (13)

Winner: Readers Place to Take Parents

Winner: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

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Threadgill's

301 W. Riverside, 512/472-9304
6416 N. Lamar, 512/451-5440
www.threadgills.com

Winner: Readers American

Winner: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Winner: Readers Comfort Food (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (19)

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Tien Hong

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Dim Sum

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Tocai

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Wine List

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Trudy's

various locations
www.trudys.com

Winner: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Winner: Readers Favorites (33)

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Twin Dragon

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Dim Sum

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Upper Crust Bakery

4508 Burnet Rd., 512/467-0102
www.theuppercrustbakery.com

Winner: Readers Bakery

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Veggie Heaven

1914-A Guadalupe, 512/457-1013
www.veggieheavenaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (8)

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Vespaio

1610 S. Congress, 512/441-6100
www.austinvespaio.com

Winner: Critics Original Recipe (TIE)

Winner: Critics Seafood Dish (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (4)

Winner: Readers Italian

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Waterloo Brewing Co.

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Patio/Beer Garden (TIE)

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West Lynn Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Vegetarian

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Z'Tejas

various locations
www.ztejas.com

Winner: Readers Appetizer

Winner: Readers Favorites (2)

Winner: Readers Original Recipe

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Zoot

11715 Bee Caves Rd., 512/477-6535
www.zootrestaurant.com

Winner: Critics Upscale (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (30)

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