The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

2008 Index of Winners

219 West

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (34)

Winner: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Winner: Readers Wine List

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

More about 219 West in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

www.austinchronicle.com/hot-sauce-festival

Runner-up: Readers Food Event

More about Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival in our Restaurant Guide

Alamo Drafthouse

various locations
drafthouse.com/austin/theater/mueller

Winner: Critics Best Additions to East Sixth Street Entertainment District (TIE)

More about Alamo Drafthouse in our Restaurant Guide

Alborz Persian Cuisine

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

Honorable mention: 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 French Food for Folks Who've Just Come Back From France

Runner-up: Readers French

More about Aquarelle in our Restaurant Guide

Ararat

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

Honorable mention: Readers Street Food

More about Ararat in our Restaurant Guide

Arkie's Grill

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Made-From-Scratch Flashback Food to Celebrate

More about Arkie's Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Artz Rib House

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

More about Artz Rib House in our Restaurant Guide

Asia Cafe

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115, 512/331-5788
www.asiacafetx.com/

Winner: Critics Best Sichuan With an Authentic Difference

More about Asia Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

2804 N I-35, 512/469-5966
www.astersethiopian.com

Winner: Readers Other Ethnic

More about Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant 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 Diner

5222 Burnet Rd., 512/467-9552
www.austindineronline.com

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

More about Austin Diner in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Land & Cattle Company

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

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

More about Austin Land & Cattle Company in our Restaurant Guide

Austin's Pizza

various locations
www.austinspizza.com

Winner: Readers Delivery

Winner: Readers Pizza (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Takeout

Honorable mention: Readers Bargain Dish

More about Austin's Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

B.D. Riley's Irish Pub

204 E. Sixth, 512/494-1335
www.bdrileys.com

Winner: Critics Best Irish Food for Folks Who've Just Come Back From Dublin

More about B.D. Riley's Irish Pub in our Restaurant Guide

Baby Greens

1508 W Anderson Ln, 512/770-6255

Winner: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

More about Baby Greens in our Restaurant Guide

Bamboo Asian Grille

6507 Jester Blvd. # 501, 512/795-0303
www.bamboogrillaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

More about Bamboo Asian Grille in our Restaurant Guide

Bartlett's

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

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

More about Bartlett's in our Restaurant Guide

Baskin-Robbins

various locations
www.baskinrobbins.com

Honorable mention: Readers Ice Cream

More about Baskin-Robbins in our Restaurant Guide

Ben & Jerry's

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Ice Cream

More about Ben & Jerry's in our Restaurant Guide

Bistrot Mirabelle

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (31)

Runner-up: Readers Wine List

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers Wild-Game Dish

More about Bistrot Mirabelle in our Restaurant Guide

Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E. 11th, 512/542-9542
3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512/306-1668
www.bluedahliabistro.com

Winner: Critics Best Tartines

More about Blue Dahlia Bistro in our Restaurant Guide

Botticelli's

1321 S. Congress, 512/916-1315
www.botticellissouthcongress.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (13)

Runner-up: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

More about Botticelli's in our Restaurant Guide

Brentwood Tavern

CLOSED

Winner: Critics We Can't Believe These Places Are Gone (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Brentwood Tavern in our Restaurant Guide

Brick Oven Restaurant

various locations
www.brickovenrestaurant.com

Honorable mention: 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

Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

More about Buenos Aires Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Buffet Palace

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

Honorable mention: Readers Buffet

More about Buffet Palace in our Restaurant Guide

Cafe 909

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Seasonal Menus

More about Cafe 909 in our Restaurant Guide

Cafe Mundi

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

More about Cafe Mundi in our Restaurant Guide

Caffé Medici Espresso & Coffee House

1101 West Lynn, 512/524-5049
www.caffemedici.com

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

More about Caffé Medici Espresso & Coffee House in our Restaurant Guide

Capitol Brasserie

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Capitol Brasserie in our Restaurant Guide

Casa de Luz

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

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetables

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Dish

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 Two Blocks of Superior Burgers With a Side of Great Jukebox (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

More about Casino el Camino in our Restaurant Guide

Castle Hill Cafe

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Favorites (20)

More about Castle Hill Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Central Market

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

Winner: Critics Best Place to Take a Break From Shopping

Winner: Readers Grocery

Runner-up: Readers Gelato

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Kids

Runner-up: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

More about Central Market in our Restaurant Guide

Changos Taqueria

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

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

More about Changos Taqueria in our Restaurant Guide

Chez Nous

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (35)

Winner: Readers French

More about Chez Nous in our Restaurant Guide

Chez Zee

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (23)

Runner-up: Readers Desserts

Runner-up: Readers Sunday Brunch

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers French

More about Chez Zee 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: Critics Dim Sum Done Right

Winner: Readers Chinese

Winner: Readers Dim Sum (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (16)

More about Chinatown in our Restaurant Guide

Chuco's Tacos

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Bargain Dish

More about Chuco's Tacos in our Restaurant Guide

Chuy's

various locations
www.chuys.com

Winner: Critics Best Tex-Mex Chips & Queso

Winner: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Winner: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Winner: Readers Enchiladas

Winner: Readers Favorites (18)

Winner: Readers Tex-Mex

More about Chuy's in our Restaurant Guide

Cibo

CLOSED

Winner: Critics We Can't Believe These Places Are Gone (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (2)

Honorable mention: Readers Italian

More about Cibo 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

Counter Cafe

626 N. Lamar, 512/708-8800
1914-A E. Sixth, 512/351-9961
www.countercafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

More about Counter Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

County Line

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

Runner-up: 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

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Burger

More about Crown & Anchor Pub in our Restaurant Guide

Curra's Grill

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

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

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Cypress Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Dan's Hamburgers

various locations
www.dans-hamburgers.com

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

More about Dan's Hamburgers in our Restaurant Guide

Din Ho Chinese BBQ

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

Honorable mention: Readers Chinese

More about Din Ho Chinese BBQ 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

Dog Almighty

Winner: Readers Hot Dog

More about Dog Almighty in our Restaurant Guide

Doggie Style Hotdogs

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Hot Dog

More about Doggie Style Hotdogs in our Restaurant Guide

Doggie Styles

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Hot Dog

More about Doggie Styles in our Restaurant Guide

Dolce Vita

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

Honorable mention: Readers Gelato

More about Dolce Vita in our Restaurant Guide

Dot's Place

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

More about Dot's Place in our Restaurant Guide

Drakula Romanian Restaurant

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

More about Drakula Romanian Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Draught House Pub & Brewery

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

Honorable mention: Readers Beer Selection

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

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

Runner-up: Readers Pizza

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

More about East Side Pies in our Restaurant Guide

Eastside Cafe

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

Winner: Critics Best Little Wine List (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (8)

Winner: Readers Place to Take Parents (TIE)

Winner: Readers Vegetables

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

More about Eastside Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Eat Out In

www.eatoutin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

More about Eat Out In in our Restaurant Guide

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (27)

Winner: Readers Seafood Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

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 Azteca Restaurant

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

Winner: Critics Best 'Cabrito' Flautas

More about El Azteca Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

El Borrego de Oro

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

Winner: Critics Best Bowl of Mexican Soup

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 (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Runner-up: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Runner-up: Readers Enchiladas

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 Taco

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

More about El Chilito Tacos y Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

El Sunzal

642 Calles, 512/474-7749

Winner: Critics The Consummate Salvadoran Plate

More about El Sunzal in our Restaurant Guide

Enchiladas y Mas

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

Honorable mention: Readers Enchiladas

More about Enchiladas y Mas in our Restaurant Guide

Enoteca Vespaio

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (25)

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

More about Enoteca Vespaio in our Restaurant Guide

Evangeline Cafe

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

Winner: Critics Best Cajun Food/Music Venue

Runner-up: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Evangeline Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Expressions Fine Artisan Chocolates & Confections

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Florentines

More about Expressions Fine Artisan Chocolates & Confections 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

Fair Bean Coffee

2210-I S. First, 512/444-2326
www.fairbeancoffee.com

Winner: Critics Best Place to Write Your Novel or Finish Your Dissertation

More about Fair Bean Coffee 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

Winner: Critics Best Upscale BLT

More about Finn & Porter in our Restaurant Guide

Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Little Wine List (TIE)

Winner: Readers Appetizer

Winner: Readers Favorites (10)

Honorable mention: Readers Romantic

More about Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Flip Happy Crepes

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers French

More about Flip Happy Crepes in our Restaurant Guide

Flying Saucer

815 W. 47th, 512/454-8200
www.beerknurd.com

Runner-up: Readers Beer Selection

More about Flying Saucer in our Restaurant Guide

Fonda San Miguel

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

Winner: Readers Decor (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (5)

Winner: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Runner-up: Readers Sunday Brunch

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

More about Fonda San Miguel in our Restaurant Guide

FoodHeads

616 W. 34th, 512/420-8400
www.foodheads.com

Winner: Critics Best Lamb Sandwich

Honorable mention: Readers Sandwich

More about FoodHeads in our Restaurant Guide

Four Seasons Hotel

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

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

More about Four Seasons Hotel in our Restaurant Guide

Freddie's Place

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Kids

More about Freddie's Place in our Restaurant Guide

Fuegos Authentic Mexican & California Cuisine

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Fish Sandwich Heaven

More about Fuegos Authentic Mexican & California Cuisine in our Restaurant Guide

Galaxy Cafe

various locations
www.galaxycafeaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

More about Galaxy Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Garibaldi's Mexican Restaurant

CLOSED

Winner: Critics We Can't Believe These Places Are Gone (TIE)

More about Garibaldi's Mexican Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Go Bites

603 Red River

Winner: Critics Street Food Chic (TIE)

More about Go Bites in our Restaurant Guide

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

1287 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, 830/625-0684
www.gristmillrestaurant.com

Runner-up: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

More about Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Gumbo's

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Gumbo's in our Restaurant Guide

Gumbo's of Round Rock

901 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, 512/943-4214
www.gumbosroundrock.com

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

More about Gumbo's of Round Rock in our Restaurant Guide

Gypsy Italian Bistro

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Reclamation of a Cursed Location

More about Gypsy Italian Bistro 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

Honorable mention: Readers Grocery

More about HEB in our Restaurant Guide

hey cupcake!

1511 S. Congress, 512/476-2253
5530 Burnet Rd., 512/476-2253
www.heycupcake.com

Winner: Readers Street Food

More about hey cupcake! 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

Hog Island Italian Deli

Honorable mention: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

More about Hog Island Italian Deli in our Restaurant Guide

Home Slice Pizza

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (24)

Winner: Readers Pizza (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

More about Home Slice Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

Hoover's Cooking

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

Winner: Critics Best Breakfast Bacon

Winner: Readers Comfort Food

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetables

More about Hoover's Cooking in our Restaurant Guide

Hot Jumbo Bagel

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Bagels

More about Hot Jumbo Bagel in our Restaurant Guide

Hot Mama's Cafe

2401 E. Sixth, 512/476-6262
www.hotmamascafe.com

Winner: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

More about Hot Mama's Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Hudson's on the Bend

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

Winner: Critics Tasting Menu Excellent Enough for a Roman Emperor

Winner: Readers Wild-Game Dish

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 (32)

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

More about Hula Hut in our Restaurant Guide

Hut's Hamburgers

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

Winner: Readers Hamburger

Runner-up: Readers Veggie Burger

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

Honorable mention: Readers American

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

III Forks

111 Lavaca, 512/474-1776
www.iiiforks.com

Runner-up: Readers Steak

More about III Forks in our Restaurant Guide

Imperia

310 Colorado, 512/472-6770
www.imperiaaustin.com

Winner: Critics Incredibly Creative Martinis

Winner: Readers Favorites (17)

Winner: Readers New Restaurant

Winner: Readers Other Asian

Winner: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Runner-up: Readers Chinese

Runner-up: Readers Dim Sum

Runner-up: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Runner-up: Readers Sushi

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Korean

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

More about Imperia in our Restaurant Guide

Jade Leaves TeaHouse

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Dim Sum

Honorable mention: Readers Other Asian

More about Jade Leaves TeaHouse in our Restaurant Guide

Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine

11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128, 512/834-4111
www.jaspersaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best Shrimp & Grits

More about Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine in our Restaurant Guide

Java Noodles

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

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

More about Java Noodles in our Restaurant Guide

Jo's Coffee

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

Runner-up: Readers Coffee

More about Jo's Coffee in our Restaurant Guide

Juan in a Million

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

Runner-up: Readers Mexican Breakfast

More about Juan in a Million in our Restaurant Guide

Katz's Deli & Bar

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Late Night/All Night

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

Kenichi

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

More about Kenichi in our Restaurant Guide

Kerbey Lane Cafe

various locations
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

Winner: Readers American Breakfast

Winner: Readers Late Night/All Night (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers American

More about Kerbey Lane Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Kick Butt Coffee

5775 Airport, 512/454-5425
www.kickbuttcoffee.com

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

More about Kick Butt Coffee in our Restaurant Guide

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

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

Winner: Readers Bowl of Pho

Runner-up: Readers Vietnamese

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

Konstantinos Estiatorio

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Way East Ethnic Food Well Worth the Gas to Get (TIE)

More about Konstantinos Estiatorio in our Restaurant Guide

Korea Garden

CLOSED

Honorable mention: 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

Runner-up: Readers Korean

More about Koriente Restaurant & Tea House in our Restaurant Guide

Kyoto

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

More about Kyoto in our Restaurant Guide

La Dolce Vita at Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th, 512/458-8191
www.amoa.org

Winner: Readers Food Event

More about La Dolce Vita at Laguna Gloria in our Restaurant Guide

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

More about La Madeleine in our Restaurant Guide

La Mojarra Feliz

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best 'Ostioneria'

Winner: Critics Best Michelada (TIE)

More about La Mojarra Feliz in our Restaurant Guide

La Traviata Italian Bistro

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

Honorable mention: Readers Italian

More about La Traviata Italian Bistro in our Restaurant Guide

Lamberts

401 W. Second, 512/494-1500
www.lambertsaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best City Pie

Winner: Readers Favorites (9)

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

More about Lamberts in our Restaurant Guide

Lammes Candies

various locations
www.lammes.com

Honorable mention: Readers Local Chocolate

More about Lammes Candies in our Restaurant Guide

Las Manitas Avenue Cafe

www.savelasmanitas.org/en

Winner: Readers Mexican Breakfast

More about Las Manitas Avenue Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

leaf

419 W. Second, 512/474-5323
www.leafsalad.com

Runner-up: Readers Salad/Dressing

More about leaf in our Restaurant Guide

Les Amis

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Les Amis in our Restaurant Guide

Little City

Runner-up: Readers Coffee

More about Little City in our Restaurant Guide

Little Deli & Pizzeria

7101-A Woodrow, 512/467-7402
www.littledeliandpizza.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sandwich

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Little Woodrow's

520 W. Sixth, 512/477-2337
6301 Parmer, 512/918-2337
9500 S. I-35, 512/282-2336
www.littlewoodrows.com

Runner-up: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

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Lucky Dog

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Hot Dog

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Lulu B's Vietnamese Sandwiches

2113 S. Lamar, 512/921-4828
www.myspace.com/lulubssandwiches

Winner: Critics Street Food Chic (TIE)

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Madam Mam's

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

Winner: Readers Thai

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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 (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers American Breakfast

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Maiko

311 W. Sixth, 512/236-9888
www.maikoaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

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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

Runner-up: Readers Italian

Honorable mention: Readers Ethnic Market

Honorable mention: Readers Gelato

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Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza

various locations
www.mangiapizza.com

Runner-up: Readers Pizza

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

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Mangù Cafe Caribbean Bistro

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Manuel's

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (33)

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

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Marakesh Cafe & Grill

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

Runner-up: Readers Middle Eastern

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Marble Slab Creamery

various locations
www.marbleslab.com

Runner-up: Readers Ice Cream

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Marco Polo Restaurant

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Dim Sum

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Maria's Taco Xpress

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

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

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Mars Restaurant and Bar

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Winner: Readers Favorites (6)

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

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Maru Japanese Restaurant

4636 Burnet Rd., 512/458-6200
www.maruaustin.weebly.com/

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

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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

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Mekong River CLOSED

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Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

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Mesa Ranch

Honorable mention: Readers Wild-Game Dish

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Mikado Ryotei

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

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

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Miles of Chocolate

Available in various stores across Austin,, 512/632-3323
www.milesofchocolate.com

Winner: Readers Local Chocolate

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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (7)

Winner: Readers Sunday Brunch

Runner-up: Readers Appetizer

Runner-up: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers American

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

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Mother's Cafe & Garden

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

Winner: Readers Vegetarian Dish

Winner: Readers Vegetarian Natural

Runner-up: Readers Vegetables

Runner-up: Readers Veggie Burger

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

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 Tofu Dish

Runner-up: Readers Vegetarian Dish

Runner-up: Readers Vegetarian Natural

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetables

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MT Supermarket

10901 N. Lamar, 512/454-4804
www.mtsupermarket.com

Honorable mention: Readers Ethnic Market

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Musashino Sushi Dokoro

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

Runner-up: Readers Japanese

Runner-up: Readers Sushi

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Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food Kitchen

1815 Rosewood, 512/474-5652
www.nubianqueenlolas.com

Winner: Critics Most Soulful Cajun

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Oaxacan Tamaleo

Winner: Critics Way East Ethnic Food Well Worth the Gas to Get (TIE)

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Opal Divine's

various locations
www.opaldivines.com

Winner: Critics Paradise for Single-Malt Lovers

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

Honorable mention: Readers Pub Grub

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P. Terry's Burger Stand

various locations
www.pterrys.com

Winner: Readers Fast Food

Winner: Readers Veggie Burger

Runner-up: Readers French Fries

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

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P.F. Chang's China Bistro

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

Honorable mention: Readers Chinese

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Pacha

4618 Burnet Rd., 512/800-7309
www.pachatx.com

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

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Panera Bread

2805 Bee Caves Rd., 512/732-0234
9901 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/795-7308
www.panerabread.com

Runner-up: Readers Bagels

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

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parkside

301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898
www.parkside-austin.com

Winner: Critics Best Additions to East Sixth Street Entertainment District (TIE)

Winner: Critics Best Carnivore Appetizer

Winner: Readers Favorites (26)

Runner-up: Readers Chicken Dish

Runner-up: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Late Night/All Night

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Pei Wei Asian Diner

various locations
www.peiwei.com

Winner: Readers Takeout

Honorable mention: Readers Other Asian

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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: Readers Place to Take Kids

Runner-up: Readers French Fries

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

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Pho Hoang

2521 Rutland #400, 512/339-6002

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Pho Saigon

10901 N. Lamar Ste. A-108, 512/821-1022
www.phosaigonnoodlehouse.com

Runner-up: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Pho Thaison

various locations
www.phothaison.com

Runner-up: 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 Ed Ward Memorial Sandwich Award

Winner: Readers Ethnic Market

Winner: Readers Middle Eastern

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Piccomolo Italian Ice Cream

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Natural Frozen Yogurt

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Pluckers Wing Bar

various locations
www.pluckers.com

Winner: Readers Chicken Dish

Runner-up: Readers Pub Grub

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

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Polvos

2004 S. First, 512/441-5446
14735 Bratton Ln., 512/251-5596
www.polvosaustin.com

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

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

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Primizie Osteria

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

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Quack's 43rd Street Bakery

411 E. 43rd, 512/453-3399
www.quacksbakery.com

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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Quality Seafood Market

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

Winner: Critics Best Casual Seafood Bar

Honorable mention: Readers Bargain Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

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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 Country Pie (TIE)

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Ranch 616

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (30)

Runner-up: Readers Wild-Game Dish

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Red Cap Chick

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Local Focus of a Food Trend Sweeping Both Coasts

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Romeo's

Runner-up: Readers Romantic

Honorable mention: 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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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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Ruth's Chris Steak House

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

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

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Saba Blue Water Cafe

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Appetizer

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Sampaio's Brazilian Cuisine

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Other Ethnic

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Sandy's Hamburgers

603 Barton Springs Rd., 512/478-6322

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

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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

Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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Sazón

1816 S. Lamar, 512/326-4395
www.sazonaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (14)

Runner-up: Readers Chicken Dish

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

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Enchiladas

Honorable mention: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

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Sea Dragon

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

Winner: Critics Viet Blast From the Past

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Shady Grove

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

Winner: Readers Patio/Beer Garden

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Parents

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

Honorable mention: Readers Hot Dog

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Burger

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Shoal Creek Saloon

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

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

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Silver K Cafe

209 E. Main, Johnson City, 830/868-2911
www.silverkcafe.com

Winner: Critics Best Sweet-Potato Fries

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Smitty's Market

208 Commerce, Lockhart, 512/398-9344
www.smittysmarket.com

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

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Sonic

various locations
www.sonicdrivein.com

Honorable mention: Readers Hot Dog

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South Congress Cafe

1600 S. Congress, 512/447-3905
www.southcongresscafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

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Stallion Grill

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Tuesday Special

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Star of India

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

Winner: 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

Runner-up: Readers Coffee

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Starlite

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Creative Cocktails

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Sullivan's Steakhouse

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

Winner: Readers Steak

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Sunflower Restaurant

8557 Research #146, 512/339-7860

Winner: Readers Vietnamese

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Dish

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Suzi's China Kitchen

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

Runner-up: 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

Runner-up: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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T&S Chinese Restaurant

10014 N. Lamar, 512/339-8434

Honorable mention: Readers Dim Sum

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Taco Cabana

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

Runner-up: Readers Fast Food

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Taco Shack

various locations
www.tacoshack.com

Winner: Readers Taco (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican Breakfast

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

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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

Winner: Readers Taco (TIE)

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Taj Palace

6700 Middle Fiskville, 512/452-9959
www.tajpalaceaustin.net

Honorable mention: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers Indian

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Tamale House

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Bargain Dish

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Taqueria Arandas

various locations

Runner-up: Readers Taqueria

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Tarrytown Farmers' Market

Talulah Bleu Tarrytown Florist: 2815 Exposition, 512/391-9700
www.talulahbleu.com

Winner: Critics Best New Food Market Venue in West Austin

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Taste of Austin

www.tasteofaustin.org

Honorable mention: Readers Food Event

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Tâm Deli & Cafe

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

Runner-up: Readers Bargain Dish

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TC Noodle House

10901 N. Lamar Ste. B-203, 512/873-8235
www.tcnhouse.com

Winner: Critics Best Duck Dish

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Tempt Chocolate

Runner-up: Readers Local Chocolate

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Tèo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita

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Texas Embassy

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

Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

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Texas French Bread

various locations
www.texasfrenchbread.com

Runner-up: Readers Bread

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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

Honorable mention: Readers Food Event

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Texas Pie Co.

202 W. Center St., Kyle, 512/268-5885

Winner: Critics Best Country Pie (TIE)

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Thai Kitchen

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

Runner-up: Readers Thai

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

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Thai Passion CLOSED

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Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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Thai Tara

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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The Belmont

305 W. Sixth, 512/476-2100
www.thebelmontaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (12)

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The Best Wurst

Sixth & San Jacinto, Sixth & Red River, 512/912-9545
www.thebestwurst.com

Runner-up: Readers Hot Dog

Runner-up: Readers Street Food

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The Boiling Pot

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

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The Cheesecake Factory

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

Honorable mention: Readers Desserts

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The Clay Pit

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (21)

Winner: Readers Indian

Runner-up: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Dish

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The Dog & Duck Pub

2400-A Webberville Rd.
www.dogandduckpub.com

Winner: Readers Pub Grub

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The Frisco

6801 Burnet Rd., 512/459-6279
www.thefriscoaustin.com

Winner: Critics Critics Made-From-Scratch Flashback Food to Celebrate

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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 Two Blocks of Superior Burgers With a Side of Great Jukebox (TIE)

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The Kitchen Door

Honorable mention: Readers Sandwich

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The Leaning Pear Cafe & Eatery

111 River Rd., Wimberley, 512/847-7327
www.theleaningpear.com

Winner: Critics The Freshest Oasis in Wimberley

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The Oasis

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

Winner: Readers Place to Take Parents (TIE)

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The Red House

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Retro-Ranch Decor With a Pizza Happy Hour

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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 Favorites (19)

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

Runner-up: Readers Delivery

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The Steeping Room

The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace #112, 512/977-8337
4400 N. Lamar #102, 512/467-2663
www.thesteepingroom.com

Winner: Critics Absolutely Top-Drawer Afternoon Tea

Winner: Critics Best Indoor Cupcakes

Runner-up: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

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The Tavern

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

Honorable mention: Readers Pub Grub

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Threadgill's

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

Winner: Critics Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Winner: Critics Best Restaurant Makeover (TIE)

Winner: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Runner-up: Readers American

Runner-up: Readers Comfort Food

Runner-up: Readers Vegetables

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ThunderCloud Subs

various locations
www.thundercloud.com

Winner: Readers Sandwich

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

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Tien Hong

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Dim Sum (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Chinese

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Tinos Greek Cafe

various locations
www.tinosgreekcafe.com

Runner-up: Readers Other Ethnic

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Top Notch Hamburgers

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

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

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Torchy's Tacos

various locations
www.torchystacos.com

Winner: Readers Taqueria

Runner-up: Readers Taco

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Trattoria Lisina

13308 FM 150 W., Driftwood, 512/894-3111
www.trattorialisina.com

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

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TRIO at the Four Seasons

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

Winner: Critics Best Outdoor Dining (With a View of the Bats)

Winner: Critics Best Restaurant Makeover (TIE)

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Triumph Cafe

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

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Trudy's

various locations
www.trudys.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (15)

Runner-up: Readers Chicken Dish

Runner-up: Readers Tex-Mex

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

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: Readers Decor (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (1)

Winner: Readers Japanese

Winner: Readers Sushi

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

Runner-up: Readers Romantic

Runner-up: Readers Seafood Dish

Runner-up: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

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Upper Crust Bakery

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

Winner: Readers Full-Service Bakery

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

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Veggie Heaven

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

Winner: Readers Tofu Dish

Runner-up: Readers Vegetarian Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Natural

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Vespaio

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (4)

Winner: Readers Italian

Honorable mention: Readers Romantic

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Victory Grill

1104 E. 11th, 512/291-6211
atxhistoricvictorygrill.org/

Winner: Critics Most Soulful Seafood

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Vin Bistro

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

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Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe, 512/465-9282
www.vinovinoaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Wine List

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Viva Chocolato!

3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/339-8482
www.vivachocolato.com

Winner: Critics Best Local Truffle

Honorable mention: Readers Late Night/All Night

Honorable mention: Readers Local Chocolate

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Vivo

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

Runner-up: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers Tex-Mex

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Waterloo Ice House

various locations
www.waterlooicehouse.com

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Kids

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Burger

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West Lynn Cafe

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

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Whataburger

www.whataburger.com

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

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Wheatsville Food Co-op

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

Honorable mention: Readers Grocery

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Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

1335 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 512/260-9424
www.whichwich.com

Runner-up: Readers Sandwich

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Whole Foods Market

various locations
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Winner: Readers Bread

Runner-up: Readers Gelato

Runner-up: Readers Grocery

Runner-up: Readers Local Chocolate

Runner-up: Readers Sandwich

Runner-up: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Bagels

Honorable mention: Readers Desserts

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Natural

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wink

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

Winner: Readers Favorites (3)

Winner: Readers Romantic

Runner-up: Readers American

Runner-up: Readers Wild-Game Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

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Z'Tejas

various locations
www.ztejas.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (28)

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

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Zen Japanese Food Fast

various locations
www.eatzen.com

Runner-up: Readers Fast Food

Runner-up: Readers Japanese

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