The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

2000 Readers Poll

Favorites

1. Castle Hill Cafe
2. Z'Tejas
3. Eastside Cafe
4. Vespaio
5. El Sol y la Luna
6. Suzi's China Kitchen
7. Shady Grove
8. Veggie Heaven
9. Hoover's Cooking
10. Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant
11. Bistrot Mirabelle
12. Curra's Grill
13. The Salt Lick
14. Fonda San Miguel
15. Mars Restaurant and Bar
16. Hut's Hamburgers
17. Taqueria Arandas
18. Pho Công Lý
19. Threadgill's
20. Bartlett's
21. Basil's
22. Manuel's
23. Chuy's
24. Flip's Satellite Cafe
25. Jeffrey's
26. Chez Nous
27. Mother's Cafe & Garden
28. Kerbey Lane Cafe
29. Cafe Spiazzo
30. Zoot
31. Austin Land & Cattle Company
32. Ella's Ranch
33. Trudy's
34. Cafe Josie
35. Ararat

Best Appetizer

Z'Tejas

Best Barbecue

The Salt Lick

Best Hamburger

Hut's Hamburgers

Best Chicken-Fried Steak

Threadgill's

Best Salad/Dressing

Eastside Cafe

Best French Fries

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

Best Seafood Dish

Gilligan's

Best Taco

Maria's Taco Xpress

Best Soup

Eastside Cafe

Best Sushi

Kyoto

Best Bowl of Pho

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Original Recipe

Z'Tejas

Best Pub Grub

The Dog & Duck Pub

Best Bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Best Ice Cream

Amy's Ice Creams

Best Desserts

Chez Zee

Best Breakfast

Kerbey Lane Cafe

Best Migas

TIE: Las Manitas Avenue Cafe, El Sol y la Luna

Best Sandwich

Schlotzsky's

Best Enchiladas

Maudie's Tex-Mex

Best Finger Food

Saba Blue Water Cafe

Best Vegetables

Hoover's Cooking

Best Pizza

Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza

Best Veggie Burger

Mother's Cafe & Garden

Best Chicken Dish

Hoover's Cooking

Best Wild-Game Dish

Hudson's on the Bend

Best Italian

Vespaio

Best Coffee

Flipnotics

Best Tofu Dish

Mother's Cafe & Garden

Best Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Fonda San Miguel

Best Tex-Mex

Chuy's

Best Taqueria

Taqueria Arandas

Best Vietnamese

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Indian

The Clay Pit

Best Chinese

Suzi's China Kitchen

Best Thai

Thai Kitchen

Best American

Threadgill's

Best Vegetarian

West Lynn Cafe

Best Natural Food

Mr. Natural

Best French

Chez Nous

Best Other Ethnic

Ararat

Best New Restaurant

Bistrot Mirabelle

Best Service/Waitstaff

TIE: Bistrot Mirabelle, Castle Hill Cafe

Best Bakery

Upper Crust Bakery

Best Patio/Beer Garden

Shady Grove

Best Romantic

Basil's

Best Decor

Mars Restaurant and Bar

Best Sunday Brunch

Fonda San Miguel

Best Fast Food

Taco Cabana

Best Takeout

Central Market

Best Delivery

Austin's Pizza

Best Chef

Hoover's Cooking

Best Wine List

Bistrot Mirabelle

Best Other Asian

Manga, an Asian Diner

Best Dim Sum

Tien Hong

Best Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

El Arroyo

Best Smokers Restaurant

Star Seeds Cafe

Best Buffet

Buffet Palace

Best Beer Selection

The Ginger Man

Best Upscale

Castle Hill Cafe

Best Restaurant Within 60 Miles

The Salt Lick

Best Comfort Food

TIE: Hoover's Cooking, Threadgill's

Best Late Night/All Night

Magnolia Cafe

Best Place to Take Kids

Gatti's Pizza

Best Place to Take Parents

The Salt Lick

Best Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Mrs. Johnson's Bakery

Best Chile-Pepper Dish

Chuy's

Best Chips and Hot Sauce

Trudy's

Best Bargain Dish

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Place We Wish Were Still Open

Martin Brothers

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