The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

2006 Index of Winners

1886 Cafe & Bakery

604 Brazos, 512/391-7066
www.1886cafeandbakery.com

Winner: Critics Best Cheese Soup

More about 1886 Cafe & Bakery in our Restaurant Guide

219 West

612 W. Sixth, 512/474-2194
www.219west.com

Winner: Critics Best Pairing of Small Plates and Spirits

Runner-up: Readers Appetizer

Runner-up: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

More about 219 West in our Restaurant Guide

888 Cafe

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Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

More about 888 Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Alborz Persian Cuisine

3300 W. Anderson #300, 512/420-2222
www.alborzpersiancuisine.com

Runner-up: Readers Middle Eastern

More about Alborz Persian Cuisine in our Restaurant Guide

Amy's Ice Creams

various locations
www.amysicecreams.com

Winner: Readers Ice Cream

Honorable mention: Readers Desserts

More about Amy's Ice Creams in our Restaurant Guide

Aquarelle

Winner: Critics Best Cheese Plate

Runner-up: Readers French

More about Aquarelle in our Restaurant Guide

Ararat

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (10)

Winner: Readers Middle Eastern

Runner-up: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Runner-up: Readers Veggie Dish

More about Ararat in our Restaurant Guide

Arkie's Grill

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Back to the Forties Nostalgic Dining

More about Arkie's Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Asti

408-C E. 43rd, 512/451-1218
www.astiaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (29)

Honorable mention: Readers Italian

More about Asti in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Java

various locations
www.austinjava.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (19)

Runner-up: Readers Coffee

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

More about Austin Java in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Land & Cattle Company

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

Runner-up: Readers Steak

More about Austin Land & Cattle Company in our Restaurant Guide

Austin's Barbecue

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Ethnic Burger

Winner: Critics Chef We're Glad to See Again

More about Austin's Barbecue in our Restaurant Guide

Austin's Pizza

various locations
www.austinspizza.com

Winner: Readers Delivery

Winner: Readers Favorites (32)

Winner: Readers Pizza (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Takeout

Honorable mention: Readers Bargain Dish

More about Austin's Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

Azul

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Winner: Critics Best Al Fresco Dining, East (TIE)

More about Azul in our Restaurant Guide

Baby Greens

1508 W Anderson Ln, 512/770-6255

Winner: Critics Best Low-Fat Salad Dressing

Winner: Readers Salad/Dressing

Runner-up: Readers Fast Food

Honorable mention: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

More about Baby Greens in our Restaurant Guide

Backstage Steakhouse & Garden Bar

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Winner: Critics Best Place to Eat Good Steaks in Your Swimsuit

More about Backstage Steakhouse & Garden Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Bartlett's

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

Runner-up: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Burger

More about Bartlett's in our Restaurant Guide

Barton Creek Farmers Market

2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/280-1976
2323 S Lamar, 512/280-1976
www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

Winner: Critics Best Food Court

More about Barton Creek Farmers Market in our Restaurant Guide

Ben & Jerry's

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Runner-up: Readers Ice Cream

More about Ben & Jerry's in our Restaurant Guide

Bistro 88

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Honorable mention: Readers Other Asian

More about Bistro 88 in our Restaurant Guide

Bistrot Mirabelle

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Winner: Readers Favorites (3)

Winner: Readers Service/Waitstaff (TIE)

Winner: Readers Wine List

Runner-up: Readers Romantic

Honorable mention: Readers Chef

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Desserts

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Wild-Game Dish

More about Bistrot Mirabelle in our Restaurant Guide

Bitter End Bistro & Brewery

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Restaurants We Miss (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Bitter End Bistro & Brewery in our Restaurant Guide

Bluebonnet Cafe

211 Hwy. 281 N., Marble Falls, 830/693-2344
www.bluebonnetcafe.net

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

More about Bluebonnet Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Bombay Bistro

10710 Research #126, 512/342-2252
4200 S. Lamar, 512/462-7227
www.bombaybistroaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best Atypical Fish Dishes

Honorable mention: Readers Indian

More about Bombay Bistro in our Restaurant Guide

Boomerang's Gourmet Veggie & Meat Pies

405 E. 23rd St, 512/270-8758
www.boomerangspies.com

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

More about Boomerang's Gourmet Veggie & Meat Pies in our Restaurant Guide

Brick Oven Restaurant

various locations
www.brickovenrestaurant.com

Runner-up: Readers Pizza

More about Brick Oven Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Broken Spoke

3201 S. Lamar, 512/442-6189
www.brokenspokeaustintx.net

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

More about Broken Spoke in our Restaurant Guide

Buenos Aires Cafe

13500 Galleria Cir., Bee Cave, 512/441-9000
1201 E. Sixth, 512/382-1189
www.buenosairescafe.com

Winner: Critics Best Taste Tango

More about Buenos Aires Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Buffet Palace

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

Winner: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers Other Asian

More about Buffet Palace in our Restaurant Guide

Bull McCabe's

714 Red River, 512/472-1170
www.fb.com/bullmccabesatx

Winner: Critics Best Irish Blarney

More about Bull McCabe's in our Restaurant Guide

Burger Tex

5420 Airport, 512/453-8772
www.burgertex.com

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

More about Burger Tex in our Restaurant Guide

Burger Tex II

2912 Guadalupe, 512/477-8433
www.facebook.com/BurgerTexII

Winner: Critics Best Fast Burger

More about Burger Tex II in our Restaurant Guide

Cafe 909

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Restaurants Worth a Drive (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

More about Cafe 909 in our Restaurant Guide

Cafe Caprice

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Winner: Critics Best Kept Secret We're Willing to Share

Winner: Readers Favorites (7)

Runner-up: Readers Appetizer

Runner-up: Readers Chef

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Parents

Runner-up: Readers Romantic

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetables

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Dish

More about Cafe Caprice in our Restaurant Guide

Cafe Josie

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (20)

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

More about Cafe Josie in our Restaurant Guide

Capitol Brasserie

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Winner: Critics Best Big Lemon Bite

Winner: Critics Best Meat and Potatoes

Runner-up: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers French

More about Capitol Brasserie in our Restaurant Guide

Casa de Luz

1701 Toomey, 512/476-2535
www.casadeluz.org

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Natural

More about Casa de Luz in our Restaurant Guide

Casino el Camino

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

Winner: Critics Best Sloooow Burger

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

Runner-up: Readers Smokers Restaurant

More about Casino el Camino in our Restaurant Guide

Castle Hill Cafe

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Winner: Readers Favorites (5)

Runner-up: Readers Salad/Dressing

Runner-up: Readers Wine List

More about Castle Hill Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Cedar Door

201 Brazos, 512/473-3712
www.cedardooraustin.com

Winner: Critics Still the Best Take-Off on a Margarita

More about Cedar Door in our Restaurant Guide

Central Market

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

Winner: Readers Grocery

Winner: Readers Place to Take Kids

Runner-up: Readers Bread

Honorable mention: Readers Bagels

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

Honorable mention: Readers Gelato

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

More about Central Market in our Restaurant Guide

Changos Taqueria

3023 Guadalupe, 512/480-8226
www.changos.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (13)

Winner: Readers Taqueria (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Taco

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

More about Changos Taqueria in our Restaurant Guide

Chez Nous

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

Winner: Critics Most Authentic French Bistro

Winner: Readers French

More about Chez Nous in our Restaurant Guide

Chez Zee

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

Winner: Readers Desserts

Runner-up: Readers Sunday Brunch

More about Chez Zee in our Restaurant Guide

China Buffet

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Honorable mention: Readers Buffet

More about China Buffet in our Restaurant Guide

Chinatown

3407 Greystone, 512/343-9307
107 W. Fifth, 512/637-8888
2712 Bee Caves Rd, 512/328-6588
www.austinchinatown.com

Winner: Readers Chinese

More about Chinatown in our Restaurant Guide

Chuy's

various locations
www.chuys.com

Winner: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Winner: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Winner: Readers Enchiladas

Winner: Readers Favorites (4)

Winner: Readers Tex-Mex

Runner-up: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

More about Chuy's in our Restaurant Guide

Cilantro's Mexican Restaurant

1025 W. Stassney #103, 512/707-1207

Winner: Critics Best Tacos

More about Cilantro's Mexican Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

CoCo's Cafe

8557 Research #118, 512/833-6588
1910 Guadalupe, 512/236-9398
www.cocos-cafe.com

Winner: Readers Other Asian

Runner-up: Readers Chicken Dish

Runner-up: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Kids

Honorable mention: Readers Bargain Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

More about CoCo's Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Cold Stone Creamery

Honorable mention: Readers Ice Cream

More about Cold Stone Creamery in our Restaurant Guide

Conans Pizza

2018 W. Stassney, 512/441-6754
2438 W. Anderson, 512/459-3222
603 W. 29th, 512/478-5712
www.conanspizza.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

More about Conans Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

Cosmic Cafe

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Dish

More about Cosmic Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

County Line

6500 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-1742
5204 FM 2222, 512/346-3664
www.countyline.com

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

More about County Line in our Restaurant Guide

Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto, 512/322-9168
www.crownandanchorpub.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pub Grub

More about Crown & Anchor Pub in our Restaurant Guide

Curra's Grill

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

Honorable mention: Readers Enchiladas

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

More about Curra's Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Cypress Grill

4404-L W. William Cannon, 512/358-7474
www.cypressgrill.net

Winner: Readers Cajun/Creole (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (33)

More about Cypress Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Dan's Hamburgers

various locations
www.dans-hamburgers.com

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

More about Dan's Hamburgers in our Restaurant Guide

Dave & Buster's

9333 Research, 512/346-8015
www.daveandbusters.com

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Kids

More about Dave & Buster's in our Restaurant Guide

Din Ho Chinese BBQ

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

Winner: Critics Best Asian Takeout

Honorable mention: Readers Chinese

More about Din Ho Chinese BBQ in our Restaurant Guide

Dirty Martin's Place

2808 Guadalupe, 512/477-3173
www.dirtymartins.com

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

More about Dirty Martin's Place in our Restaurant Guide

Disability Assistance of Central Texas

9207 Northgate #101, 512/834-1827
www.spamarama.org

Winner: Readers Food Event

More about Disability Assistance of Central Texas in our Restaurant Guide

DK Sushi

6400-C S. First, 512/326-5807
5610 N Lamar Blvd, 512/302-1090

Honorable mention: Readers Korean

More about DK Sushi in our Restaurant Guide

Dolce Vita

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

Runner-up: Readers Gelato

More about Dolce Vita in our Restaurant Guide

Draught House Pub & Brewery

4112 Medical Pkwy., 512/452-6258
www.draughthouse.com

Runner-up: Readers Beer Selection

More about Draught House Pub & Brewery in our Restaurant Guide

East Side Pies

1401-B Rosewood, 512/524-0933
5312-G Airport, 512/454-7437
1809 W. Anderson #1, 512/467-8900
www.eastsidepies.com

Winner: Critics Best Eastside Slice

More about East Side Pies in our Restaurant Guide

Eastside Cafe

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (17)

Runner-up: Readers Vegetables

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Wild-Game Dish

More about Eastside Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

301 E. Fifth, 512/472-1860
www.eddiev.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (6)

Winner: Readers Seafood Dish

Runner-up: Readers Steak

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

More about Eddie V's Prime Seafood in our Restaurant Guide

Einstein Bros. Bagels

various locations
www.einsteinbros.com

Winner: Readers Bagels

More about Einstein Bros. Bagels in our Restaurant Guide

El Borrego de Oro

3900 S. Congress, 512/383-0031
www.elborregodeoro.com

Winner: Critics Best Taco Combo

More about El Borrego de Oro in our Restaurant Guide

El Chile Cafe y Cantina

1809 Manor Rd., 512/457-9900
www.elchilecafe.com

Winner: Critics Best Michelada

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

More about El Chile Cafe y Cantina in our Restaurant Guide

El Chilito Tacos y Cafe

2219 Manor Rd., 512/382-3797
1623 E. Seventh, 512/334-9660
www.elchilito.com

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

More about El Chilito Tacos y Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

El Regio

Winner: Critics Best Drive-Through Cuisine

More about El Regio in our Restaurant Guide

El Sunzal

642 Calles, 512/474-7749

Winner: Critics Best Non-Mexican Latino Food

More about El Sunzal in our Restaurant Guide

Elsi's Restaurant

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Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

More about Elsi's Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Enchiladas y Mas

1911 W. Anderson, 866/841-0948
www.enchiladasymas.com

Runner-up: Readers Enchiladas

More about Enchiladas y Mas in our Restaurant Guide

Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S. Congress, 512/441-7672
www.austinvespaio.com/enoteca

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

More about Enoteca Vespaio in our Restaurant Guide

Evangeline Cafe

8106 Brodie, 512/282-2586
www.evangelinecafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Evangeline Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

EZ's

3918 N. Lamar, 512/302-1800
www.ezsrestaurants.com

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Kids

More about EZ's in our Restaurant Guide

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

214 W. Fourth, 512/457-0172
www.fadoirishpub.com/austin/

Runner-up: Readers Pub Grub

More about Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Fiesta

3909 N. I-35, 512/406-3900
5510 S. I-35, 512/373-7800
www.fiestamart.com

Runner-up: Readers Ethnic Market

More about Fiesta in our Restaurant Guide

Finn & Porter

500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4900
www.finnandporteraustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Chef

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

More about Finn & Porter in our Restaurant Guide

Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Al Fresco Dining, Central

Winner: Critics Best Happy Hour

Runner-up: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

More about Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine

320 E. Second, 512/457-1500
www.flemingssteakhouse.com

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

More about Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine in our Restaurant Guide

Fonda San Miguel

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

Winner: Readers Decor (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (11)

Winner: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Winner: Readers Sunday Brunch (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Restaurant Bathroom

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Enchiladas

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

More about Fonda San Miguel in our Restaurant Guide

Four Seasons Hotel

98 San Jacinto, 512/478-4500
www.fourseasons.com/austin

Runner-up: Readers Sunday Brunch

More about Four Seasons Hotel in our Restaurant Guide

Frank & Angie's Pizzeria

508 West Ave., 512/472-3534
www.hutsfrankandangies.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

More about Frank & Angie's Pizzeria in our Restaurant Guide

Freddie's Place

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Place to Take Your Dog to Lunch

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

More about Freddie's Place in our Restaurant Guide

Fresh Plus

various locations
www.freshplusaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Grocery

More about Fresh Plus in our Restaurant Guide

Gage Hotel

102 Hwy. 90 W., Marathon, 800/884-4243

Winner: Critics Chef We'll Miss

More about Gage Hotel in our Restaurant Guide

Gatti's Pizza

various locations
www.gattispizza.com

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Kids

More about Gatti's Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

Güero's Taco Bar

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

Honorable mention: Readers Tex-Mex

More about Güero's Taco Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Gelato's

Winner: Critics Best Gelato (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Gelato

More about Gelato's in our Restaurant Guide

Gene's New Orleans Style Poboys & Deli

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Gene's New Orleans Style Poboys & Deli in our Restaurant Guide

Greater Austin Restaurant Association

www.tasteofaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Food Event

More about Greater Austin Restaurant Association in our Restaurant Guide

Green Mesquite BBQ

9900 S. I-35 Ste. M-700, 512/282-7100
1400 Barton Springs Rd., 512/479-0485
www.greenmesquite.net

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

More about Green Mesquite BBQ in our Restaurant Guide

Green Pastures Restaurant

811 W. Live Oak, 512/444-4747
www.greenpasturesrestaurant.com

Winner: Critics Most Elegant Old South Sunday Brunch

More about Green Pastures Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Gumbo's

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Cajun/Creole (TIE)

More about Gumbo's in our Restaurant Guide

Hai Ky

1931-B E. Oltorf, 512/693-2464
www.hai-ky.com

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

More about Hai Ky in our Restaurant Guide

HEB

various locations
www.heb.com

Runner-up: Readers Grocery

More about HEB in our Restaurant Guide

Hill Top Cafe

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

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

More about Hill Top Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Hill's Cafe

4700 S. Congress, 512/851-9300
www.hillscafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

More about Hill's Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Holiday House

908 E. Fourth, Lampassas

Honorable mention: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Holiday House in our Restaurant Guide

Home Slice Pizza

1415 S. Congress, 512/444-7437
1421 S. Congress, 512/444-7437
www.homeslice.com

Winner: Critics Best Cannoli This Side of Little Italy

Winner: Critics Best SoCo Slice

Winner: Readers Favorites (21)

Winner: Readers New Restaurant

Runner-up: Readers Pizza

More about Home Slice Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

Hong Kong Supermarket

8557 Research Blvd., 512/339-2068

Honorable mention: Readers Ethnic Market

More about Hong Kong Supermarket in our Restaurant Guide

Hoover's Cooking

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

Winner: Readers American

Winner: Readers Comfort Food

Runner-up: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetables

More about Hoover's Cooking in our Restaurant Guide

Hot Jumbo Bagel

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Runner-up: Readers Bagels

More about Hot Jumbo Bagel in our Restaurant Guide

Hudson's on the Bend

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

Winner: Readers Wild-Game Dish

Runner-up: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

More about Hudson's on the Bend in our Restaurant Guide

Hula Hut

3825 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/476-4852
www.hulahutaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (18)

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

More about Hula Hut in our Restaurant Guide

Hut's Hamburgers

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

Winner: Readers Hamburger

Winner: Readers Veggie Burger

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

More about Hut's Hamburgers in our Restaurant Guide

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

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

Winner: Readers French Fries

More about Hyde Park Bar & Grill in our Restaurant Guide

IHOP

Various locations
www.ihop.com

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

More about IHOP in our Restaurant Guide

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

10001 Stonelake, 512/794-8778
606 Trinity, 512/472-9240
www.ironcactus.com

Honorable mention: Readers Smokers Restaurant

More about Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Iron Works BBQ

100 Red River, 512/478-4855
www.ironworksbbq.com

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

More about Iron Works BBQ in our Restaurant Guide

Jason's Deli

various locations
www.jasonsdeli.com

Runner-up: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Sandwich

More about Jason's Deli in our Restaurant Guide

Java Noodles

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

Winner: Critics Best Asian-Style Fried Chicken

More about Java Noodles in our Restaurant Guide

Jazz

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Jazz in our Restaurant Guide

Jeffrey's

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

Winner: Critics Chef's Promotion We Applaud

Winner: Readers Favorites (25)

More about Jeffrey's in our Restaurant Guide

Jim's Restaurant

various locations
www.jimsrestaurants.com

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

More about Jim's Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

various locations
www.jimmyjohns.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sandwich

More about Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches in our Restaurant Guide

Jo's Coffee

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

Winner: Critics Best Fried Pies

Winner: Critics Best Southside Sensibility Transported North of the River

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

More about Jo's Coffee in our Restaurant Guide

JP's Java

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

More about JP's Java in our Restaurant Guide

Juan in a Million

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

Winner: Readers Bargain Dish

Winner: Readers Favorites (28)

Runner-up: Readers Mexican Breakfast

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

More about Juan in a Million in our Restaurant Guide

Katz's Deli & Bar

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Bagels

Honorable mention: Readers Late Night/All Night

Honorable mention: Readers Smokers Restaurant

More about Katz's Deli & Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Kebab Palace & Deli

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Unheralded Ethnic Food

More about Kebab Palace & Deli in our Restaurant Guide

Kenichi

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Sushi

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Bathroom

More about Kenichi in our Restaurant Guide

Kerbey Lane Cafe

various locations
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

Winner: Readers American Breakfast

Runner-up: Readers Late Night/All Night

More about Kerbey Lane Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

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

Winner: Readers Bowl of Pho

Winner: Readers Vietnamese

Honorable mention: Readers Bargain Dish

More about Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Korea Garden

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Korean

More about Korea Garden in our Restaurant Guide

Korea House

2700 W. Anderson, 512/458-2477

Winner: Readers Korean

More about Korea House in our Restaurant Guide

Koreana Grill & Sushi Bar

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Korean

More about Koreana Grill & Sushi Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Koriente Restaurant & Tea House

621 E. Seventh, 512/275-0852
www.koriente.com

Honorable mention: Readers Korean

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Kyoto

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

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La Madeleine

9828 Great Hills Trail #650, 512/502-2474
701-G South Capital of Texas Hwy., 512/306-1998
www.lamadeleine.com

Honorable mention: Readers French

Honorable mention: Readers Pastry Shop

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La Mexicana Bakery

1924 S. First, 512/443-6369
www.la-mexicana-bakery.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pastry Shop

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La Traviata Italian Bistro

314 Congress, 512/479-8131
www.latraviatatx.com

Runner-up: Readers Italian

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Las Manitas Avenue Cafe

www.savelasmanitas.org/en

Winner: Critics Best Vegetarian Tamales

Winner: Readers Mexican Breakfast

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

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Le Marseillais

709 E. Live Oak St., 512/383-0501

Winner: Critics Best Gourmet Home Delivery

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Le Soleil

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Vietnamese

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Les Amis

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

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Liberty Tavern

500 E. Fourth, 512/682-2739
www.libertytaverntx.com

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

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Little City

Runner-up: Readers Coffee

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Little Texas Bistro

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Restaurants We Miss (TIE)

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Lucy's Boatyard

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (35)

Winner: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

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Madam Mam's

2514 Guadalupe, 512/472-8306
2700 Anderson, # 419, 512/371-9930
www.madammam.com

Runner-up: Readers Thai

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Madras Pavilion

9025 Research #100, 512/719-5575
madraspavilionaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best South Indian Vegetarian Food

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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

Runner-up: Readers American Breakfast

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Mandola's Italian Market

4700 W. Guadalupe #12, 512/419-9700
12815 Shops Pkwy. #400, Bee Cave, 512/600-8500
4301 W William Cannon Dr., Ste E-14, 512/524-2222
www.mandolasmarket.com

Winner: Critics Best New Italian Market and Cafe, Central

Honorable mention: Readers Ethnic Market

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Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza

various locations
www.mangiapizza.com

Winner: Readers Pizza (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

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Manuel's

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

Winner: Critics Best Al Fresco Dining, Northwest

Winner: Critics Best Refrescos

Winner: Readers Favorites (8)

Winner: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Winner: Readers Place to Take Parents

Winner: Readers Soup (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Chicken Dish

Runner-up: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Runner-up: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Runner-up: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

Runner-up: Readers Veggie Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

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Marakesh Cafe & Grill

3301 Steck Avenue, Ste. 106, 512/476-7735
www.marakeshaustin.com

Winner: Critics Most Authentic Middle Eastern Flavors

Runner-up: Readers Middle Eastern

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Marble Slab Creamery

various locations
www.marbleslab.com

Honorable mention: Readers Ice Cream

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Marco Polo Restaurant

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Chinese Seafood and Dim Sum

Runner-up: Readers Dim Sum

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Maria's Taco Xpress

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

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

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Mars Restaurant and Bar

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (14)

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

Runner-up: Readers Restaurant Bathroom

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers Romantic

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Matt's El Rancho

2613 S. Lamar, 512/462-9333
www.mattselrancho.com

Honorable mention: Readers Tex-Mex

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Maudie's Tex-Mex

various locations
www.maudies.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (22)

Runner-up: Readers Enchiladas

Runner-up: Readers Tex-Mex

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican Breakfast

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Málaga

440 W. Second, 512/236-8020
www.malagaaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

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Mekong River CLOSED

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Bowl of Pho

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

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Mikado Ryotei

9033 Research, 512/833-8188
www.fb.com/mikadoaustin

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River, 512/236-9599
www.moonshinegrill.com

Winner: Critics Best Macaroni & Cheese for Grownups

Winner: Readers Favorites (9)

Winner: Readers Sunday Brunch (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers American

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

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Mother Egan's Irish Pub

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Pub Grub

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Mother's Cafe & Garden

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

Winner: Readers Vegetarian Natural

Winner: Readers Veggie Dish (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Vegetables

Runner-up: Readers Veggie Burger

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

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Mr. Natural

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

Runner-up: Readers Vegetarian Natural

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

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Musashino Sushi Dokoro

3407 Greystone, 512/795-8593
www.musashinosushi.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (24)

Runner-up: Readers Japanese

Runner-up: Readers Sushi

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Nau's

1115 W. Lynn, 512/476-1221
www.nausdrug.com

Winner: Critics Best Old-Style Soda Fountain

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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

10010 N. Capital of TX Hwy., 512/467-6969
www.nxnwbrew.com

Honorable mention: Readers Beer Selection

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Nu Age Cafe

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Dish

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Oaxacan Tamaleo

Winner: Critics Best Oaxacan Tamales

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

8833 Burnet Rd., 512/459-0701
3940 S. Lamar, 512/440-0131
www.olivegarden.com

Honorable mention: Readers Italian

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

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Opal Divine's

various locations
www.opaldivines.com

Winner: Critics Bar Where They Sweat All the Details

Runner-up: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

Runner-up: Readers Pub Grub

Honorable mention: Readers Beer Selection

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

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Outback Steakhouse

11600 Research, 512/343-6333
www.outbacksteakhouse.com

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

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P. Terry's Burger Stand

various locations
www.pterrys.com

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Burger

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P.F. Chang's China Bistro

10114 Jollyville, 512/231-0208
201 San Jacinto, 512/457-8300
www.pfchangs.com

Runner-up: Readers Chinese

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Paggi House CLOSED

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (23)

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

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Pao's Mandarin House

2300 Lohmans Spur #134, Lakeway, 512/263-8869
www.paosmandarinhouse.blogspot.com

Winner: Critics Best Use of Chicken Thighs and Fiery Red Peppers

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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

6319 N. I-35, 512/452-9363
www.pappadeaux.com

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

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Pei Wei Asian Diner

various locations
www.peiwei.com

Winner: Readers Takeout

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

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Phil's Icehouse

5620 Burnet Rd., 512/524-1212
2901 S. Lamar, 512/707-8704
13265 Hwy. 183 N., 512/257-8750
www.philsicehouse.com

Winner: Critics Best Miniburgers

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

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Pho Van

8557 Research #120, 512/832-5595

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Phoenicia Bakery & Deli

4701-A Burnet Rd., 512/323-6770
2912 S. Lamar, 512/447-4444
www.phoeniciabakery.com

Winner: Critics Best Overall Ethnic Market

Winner: Critics Ed Ward Memorial Chicken Sandwich Award

Winner: Readers Ethnic Market

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

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Pizza Hut

1811 Guadalupe, 512/320-8030
Various locations, 512/444-4444
www.pizzahut.com

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

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Pluckers Wing Bar

various locations
www.pluckers.com

Runner-up: Readers Bargain Dish

Runner-up: Readers Chicken Dish

Runner-up: Readers Delivery

Runner-up: Readers French Fries

Runner-up: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers American

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

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PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse

various locations
www.pokejos.com

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

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Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse

22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood, 512/264-0318
www.poodies.net

Winner: Critics Best Dressed Burger in a Cosmic Cowboy Honky-Tonk

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Quality Seafood Market

5621 Airport, 512/452-3820
www.qualityseafood.wordpress.com

Winner: Critics Best New Laid-Back Oyster Bar

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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 Best Barbecue Sauce (TIE)

Winner: Critics Best Pies and Cobblers

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Ranch 616

616 Nueces, 512/479-7616
www.theranch616.com

Winner: Critics Best Retro Game Dish

Winner: Readers Favorites (27)

Runner-up: Readers Wild-Game Dish

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Reale's Pizza & Cafe

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

Honorable mention: Readers Italian

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

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Roaring Fork

701 Congress, 512/583-0000
10850 Stonelake, 512/342-2700
www.roaringfork.com

Winner: Critics Best Big-Ass Burger

Winner: Readers Favorites (30)

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Romeo's

Winner: Readers Romantic

Runner-up: Readers Italian

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Rounders Pizzeria

1203 W. Sixth, 512/477-0404
www.rounderspizzeria.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

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Roy's

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

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Royers Round Top Cafe

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

Winner: Critics Restaurants Worth a Drive (TIE)

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Ruby's BBQ

512 W. 29th, 512/477-1651
www.rubysbbq.com

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

various locations
www.rudysbbq.com

Runner-up: Readers Barbecue

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Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar

3339 Hancock, 512/419-7877
www.russellsbakery.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pastry Shop

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Ruth's Chris Steak House

107 W. Sixth, 512/477-7884
www.ruthschris-austin.com

Winner: Readers Steak (TIE)

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Saba Blue Water Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Appetizer (TIE)

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Sam's BBQ

2000 E. 12th, 512/478-0378

Winner: Critics Best Late-Night Barbecue

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

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São Paulo's Restaurante

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Sarovar Indian Cuisine

8440 Burnet Rd. #100, 512/454-8636
www.sarovar.net

Honorable mention: Readers Indian

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Satay

3202 W. Anderson #205, 512/467-6731
www.satayusa.com

Runner-up: Readers Thai

Honorable mention: Readers Dim Sum

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Say Hi

5249 Burnet, 512/453-1411

Honorable mention: Readers Ethnic Market

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Sea Dragon

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

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

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Shady Grove

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

Winner: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

Runner-up: Readers Veggie Burger

Honorable mention: Readers American

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

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Star of India

2900 W. Anderson Ste. 12-D, 512/452-8199
www.starofindiaaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Buffet

Runner-up: Readers Indian

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Star Seeds Cafe

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

Honorable mention: Readers Late Night/All Night

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Starbucks Coffee

various locations
www.starbucks.com

Winner: Readers Coffee

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Stubb's

801 Red River, 512/480-8341
www.stubbsaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

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Sullivan's Steakhouse

300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504
www.sullivansteakhouse.com

Winner: Readers Steak (TIE)

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Sun Harvest

2917 W. Anderson, 512/444-6313
4006 S. Lamar, 512/444-3079
www.wildoats.com

Honorable mention: Readers Grocery

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Sunflower Restaurant

8557 Research #146, 512/339-7860

Runner-up: Readers Vietnamese

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Sushi Sake

9503 Research #500, 512/527-0888

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

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Suzi's China Kitchen

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

Honorable mention: Readers Chinese

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Swad

9515 N. Lamar #156, 512/997-7923
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swad-Indian-Vegetarian-Restaurant/117221308296136

Honorable mention: Readers Indian

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Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe

1120 W. Sixth, 512/472-1347
www.sweetishhill.com

Winner: Readers Pastry Shop

Runner-up: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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T&S Chinese Restaurant

10014 N. Lamar, 512/339-8434

Winner: Readers Dim Sum (TIE)

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Taco Cabana

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

Winner: Readers Fast Food (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

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Taco Shack

various locations
www.tacoshack.com

Winner: Readers Taco

Winner: Readers Taqueria (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican Breakfast

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Tacodeli

1500 Spyglass, 512/732-0303
12001 Burnet Rd., 512/339-1700
4200 N Lamar Blvd., 512/419-1900
www.tacodeli.com

Runner-up: Readers Taco

Runner-up: Readers Taqueria

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Tamale House

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

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Tan Tan

1601 Ohlen Rd, 512/832-9585

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

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Taqueria Arandas

various locations

Runner-up: Readers Taqueria

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Taverna

258 W. Second, 512/477-1001
www.tavernabylombardi.com

Winner: Critics Best Culinary Justification for Fairy Lights on Second Street

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

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Tea Embassy

900 Rio Grande, 512/330-9991
www.teaembassy.com

Winner: Critics Best Specialty Teas

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Tèo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita

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Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca, 512/472-2828
www.txchiliparlor.com

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Bathroom

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Texas Embassy

709 E. Sixth, 512/443-4252
www.texasembassyaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Other Ethnic

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Texas French Bread

various locations
www.texasfrenchbread.com

Winner: Critics Best Authentic Bagel

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

98 San Jacinto #430, 512/478-7211
www.texaswineandfood.org

Winner: Critics Most Improved Food Event

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Texas Land & Cattle

6007 N. I-35, 512/451-6555
www.texaslandandcattle.com

Runner-up: Readers Steak

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Thai Kitchen

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

Winner: Readers Thai (TIE)

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Thai Noodle House

2602 Guadalupe, 512/494-1011

Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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Thai Passion CLOSED

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Thai (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Thai Tara

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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The Austin Chronicle

4000 N. I-35, 512/454-5766
www.austinchronicle.com

Honorable mention: Readers Food Event

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The Cheesecake Factory

10000 Research #4602, 512/241-0777
www.thecheesecakefactory.com

Runner-up: Readers Desserts

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The Clay Pit

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

Winner: Readers Chicken Dish

Winner: Readers Favorites (16)

Winner: Readers Indian

Runner-up: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

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The Dog & Duck Pub

2400-A Webberville Rd.
www.dogandduckpub.com

Winner: Readers Pub Grub

Honorable mention: Readers Beer Selection

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The Driskill Grill

604 Brazos, 512/391-7162
www.driskillgrill.com

Winner: Critics Best Place to Impress Bigwigs from NYC

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The Ginger Man

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

Winner: Readers Beer Selection

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

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The Jackalope

404 E. Sixth, 512/472-3663
www.jackalopebar.com

Winner: Critics Best Medium-Fast Burger

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The Kitchen Door

Runner-up: Readers Sandwich

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The Oasis

6550 Comanche Trl., 512/266-2442
www.oasis-austin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

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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: Critics Best Barbecue Sauce (TIE)

Winner: Readers Barbecue

Winner: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Parents

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The Soup Peddler

501 W. Mary, 512/373-7672
2801 S. Lamar, 512/444-7687
13219 Hwy. 183 N.
souppeddler.com

Winner: Readers Soup (TIE)

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The Tavern

922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377
www.tavernaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pub Grub

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The Yellow Rose

6528 N. Lamar, 512/458-2106
www.yellowroseaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (34)

Runner-up: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Runner-up: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

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Threadgill's

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

Winner: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Winner: Readers Vegetables

Runner-up: Readers American

Runner-up: Readers Comfort Food

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ThunderCloud Subs

various locations
www.thundercloud.com

Winner: Readers Sandwich

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Tien Hong

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Dim Sum (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

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Tinos Greek Cafe

various locations
www.tinosgreekcafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

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Top Notch Hamburgers

7525 Burnet Rd., 512/452-2181
www.topnotchaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best 1950's Texas Nostalgia Decor, Not to Mention Fried Chicken

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Tree House Italian Grill

2201 College Ave., 512/443-4200
www.treehousegrill.com

Winner: Critics Best Al Fresco Dining, South

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TRIO at the Four Seasons

98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8300
www.trioaustin.com

Winner: Critics Most Opulent Sunday Brunch With a Side of People Watching

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Triumph Cafe

3808 Spicewood Springs Rd., 512/343-1875
www.triumphcafe.com

Runner-up: Readers Vietnamese

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Trudy's

various locations
www.trudys.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (15)

Winner: Readers Smokers Restaurant

Runner-up: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Runner-up: Readers Tex-Mex

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Enchiladas

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican Breakfast

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Truluck's

400 Colorado, 512/482-9000
www.trulucks.com

Runner-up: Readers Seafood Dish

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Uchi

801 S. Lamar, 512/916-4808
www.uchiaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best Flavors to Enlighten the Palate

Winner: Readers Chef

Winner: Readers Decor (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (1)

Winner: Readers Japanese

Winner: Readers Service/Waitstaff (TIE)

Winner: Readers Sushi

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

Runner-up: Readers Seafood Dish

More about Uchi in our Restaurant Guide

Umi Sushi Bar & Grill

5510 S. I-35 #400, 512/383-8681
www.umisushibaraustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

More about Umi Sushi Bar & Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Upper Crust Bakery

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

Winner: Readers Full-Service Bakery

Runner-up: Readers Pastry Shop

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

More about Upper Crust Bakery in our Restaurant Guide

Veggie Heaven

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

Winner: Readers Tofu Dish

Winner: Readers Veggie Dish (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Natural

More about Veggie Heaven in our Restaurant Guide

Vespaio

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

Winner: Critics Best House-Cured Meats

Winner: Critics Best New Italian Market and Cafe, South

Winner: Critics Best New Margarita

Winner: Readers Favorites (2)

Winner: Readers Italian

Honorable mention: Readers Romantic

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

More about Vespaio in our Restaurant Guide

Vivo

6406 N. I-35, 512/407-8302
6406 N IH 35 #2343, 512/407-8302
vivoaustin.com/

Winner: Critics Best Al Fresco Dining, East (TIE)

Winner: Readers Restaurant Bathroom

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

More about Vivo in our Restaurant Guide

West Lynn Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about West Lynn Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Wheatsville Food Co-op

3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667
4001 S. Lamar, 512/814-2888
www.wheatsville.coop

Honorable mention: Readers Grocery

More about Wheatsville Food Co-op in our Restaurant Guide

wink

1014 N. Lamar, 512/482-8868
www.winkrestaurant.com

Winner: Critics Best Little Lemon Bite

Winner: Readers Favorites (31)

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

More about wink in our Restaurant Guide

Z'Tejas

various locations
www.ztejas.com

Winner: Readers Appetizer (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (12)

Honorable mention: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

More about Z'Tejas in our Restaurant Guide

Zen Japanese Food Fast

various locations
www.eatzen.com

Winner: Readers Fast Food (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Bargain Dish

Runner-up: Readers Takeout

Runner-up: Readers Tofu Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

More about Zen Japanese Food Fast in our Restaurant Guide

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