Food & Drink
2019 Readers Poll
2019 Critics Picks

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New Restaurant

"The foie gras roll? OMFG. Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto are killing it with the atmosphere, food, and amazing cocktails." John Hood

DipDipDip Tatsu-ya
7301 Burnet Rd. #101
512/893-5561
www.dipdipdip-tatsuya.com

Established Restaurant

"Bryce Gilmore is still slinging the best-tasting and best-looking food in town." Daniel Diffen

Odd Duck
1201 S. Lamar
512/433-6521
www.oddduckaustin.com

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Chef

"Dude’s got a creative vision and the energy and talent to back it up." Rose Hawkins

www.haihospitality.com/family/tyson-cole

Pastry Chef

"I've never had dessert on this level before. I cried." Jake Galgon

Launderette
2115 Holly
512/382-1599
www.launderetteaustin.com

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Late-Night Dining

"Kerbey queso is my drug of choice every time." Christian Flores

Kerbey Lane Cafe
3704 Kerbey, 512/451-1436
13435 Hwy. 183 N. #415, 512/258-7757
2606 Guadalupe, 512/477-5717
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-1500
3003 S. Lamar, 512/445-4451
2120 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/879-2827
701 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/879-2820
2200 Aldrich #100, 512/879-2818
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

Delivery

"Ahh ... that smell making its way through the cubicles at work!" Liz Canales

Tiff's Treats
1806 Nueces, 512/473-2600
11011 Research, 512/349-2200
3201 Bee Caves Rd., 512/519-3300
117 Louis Henna Blvd. #130, Round Rock, 512/808-4300
4301 W. William Cannon #210, 512/687-6800
1235 E. 51st, 512/813-7100
4701-B Highway 183-A, Cedar Park, 512/975-7170
5145 FM 620 N., 512/817-4500
www.cookiedelivery.com

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Drive-Through

"Honestly, I moved to Austin for work, but I stayed for P. Terry's." Marissa Kobe

P. Terry's Burger Stand
404 S. Lamar, 512/473-2217
3303 N. Lamar, 512/371-9975
4228 W. William Cannon, 512/358-0380
515 Congress #130, 512/473-8722
8515 Burnet Rd., 512/420-9242
3311 RR 620 S., 512/263-9433
204 W. Ben White, 512/462-4998
12301 N. MoPac, 512/719-4810
12018 Research, 512/257-0990
701 Capital of TX Hwy. S., Bldg. H, 512/306-0779
5701 N. I-35, 512/420-9984
1551 Hwy. 71 E., 737/209-0059
5900 N. Lamar, 512/814-0129
13770 Hwy. 183 N., 512/219-9992
1800 E. Oltorf, 512/284-8137
www.pterrys.com

Patio

"So open & inviting, it's like you're in your neighbor's backyard." Rebekah Omahen

Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger Downtown, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972
The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151
www.easytigerusa.com

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Brewery

"Not only does Austin Beerworks make delicious, badass beer, their leadership team led the charge for the new beer-to-go law. Where did the Texas governor go to sign the new law? Austin Beerworks, with a Pearl-Snap Pils in his hand." Jonathan Connors

Austin Beerworks
3001 Industrial Terrace
512/821-2494
www.austinbeerworks.com

Winery

"Cool space with funky furniture that works with wine on tap." Sylvia Butanda

Infinite Monkey Theorem
702 Shady
512/271-6807
www.theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com

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Distillery

"Love Deep Eddy’s. The grapefruit flavor makes the best greyhounds." Taylor Ford

Deep Eddy Vodka
2250 Hwy. 290 E.
Dripping Springs
512/994-3534
www.deepeddyvodka.com

Food Truck

"Migas on corn at Veracruz is the best meal in Austin don't @ me" David Swartz

Veracruz All Natural
1704 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/981-1760
4208 Manchaca Rd., 512/629-8238
2711 La Frontera Blvd. #320, Round Rock, 512/388-6595
9003 Waterford Centre Blvd. #180, 512/363-5917
4209 Airport, 512/665-6431
www.veracruzallnatural.com

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Coffee Shop

"Their cold brew will have you tweaking, but that’s exactly what we need!" Pedro Berlanga

Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Manchaca Rd.
512/394-7844
www.radiocoffeeandbeer.com

Breakfast

"Those lemon and poppy seed pancakes are the best. Eggs Benedict? Yes, please. You literally can't go wrong with anything you order off the menu." Chanel Ingram

Kerbey Lane Cafe
3704 Kerbey, 512/451-1436
13435 Hwy. 183 N. #415, 512/258-7757
2606 Guadalupe, 512/477-5717
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-1500
3003 S. Lamar, 512/445-4451
2120 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/879-2827
701 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/879-2820
2200 Aldrich #100, 512/879-2818
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

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Weekend Brunch

"Unlimited. Mini. Pancakes." Kheirajoy Ardjani

Jack Allen's Kitchen
7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558
3600-D Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/351-9399
3010-D W. Anderson, 512/428-6944
2500 Hoppe Trl., Round Rock, 512/215-0372
www.jackallenskitchen.com

Bakery

"Their sourdough is 👌" Ryan Quigley

Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger Downtown, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972
The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151
www.easytigerusa.com

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Fine Dining

"My dream is to live above Uchi so that I can just walk downstairs to find my ultimate happiness." Lindsey Walther

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

Steak

"Top-notch food with a fine-dining vibe but with old Austin feels." Kara Foster

Austin Land & Cattle
1205 N. Lamar
512/472-1813
www.alcsteaks.com

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Vegan/Vegetarian

"I am awaiting cauliflower bites while I write this ..." Austin Kaplan

Bouldin Creek Cafe
1900 S. First
512/416-1601
www.bouldincreekcafe.com

Juice/Smoothie

"The wundershnozen (how ever you spell it oh my lawd)" Casey Harrod

JuiceLand
1625 Barton Springs Rd., 512/480-9501
2307 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/628-0782
7329 Burnet Rd., 512/524-1129
2601 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/351-8439
4500 Duval St., 512/380-9046
2828 Guadalupe, 512/494-6905
12226 RR 620 N., Cedar Park, 512/436-8095
1900 E. MLK, 512/519-9806
6705 Hwy. 290 W., Oak Hill, 512/865-7081
9901 Brodie, 512/373-8731
4526-A West Gate Blvd., 512/358-0009
5521 Balcones, 512/514-0310
2422 RR 620 S., Lakeway, 512/284-9044
701 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #580, Westlake, 512/243-5719
2210 S. First #1, 512/383-8399
1801-A E. 51st #140, 512/494-5899
www.juicelandaustin.com

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Pizza

"Home Slice is the truth." Eric Crapnell

Home Slice Pizza
1415 S. Congress, 512/444-7437
More Home Slice, 1421 S. Congress, 512/444-7437
501 E. 53rd, 512/707-7437
www.homeslicepizza.com

Burger

"The Magic Shroom is a perfect burger." Danielle Butler

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 S. Congress Ste. A-190, 512/243-7505
2438 W. Anderson Ste. A-6, 512/467-2337
4615 N. Lamar #307, 512/335-2337
2600 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, 512/310-2337
www.hopdoddy.com

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Tacos

"Hillbilly Style Trailer Park is the crown jewel of tacos." Zach Martin

Torchy's Tacos
2801 Guadalupe, 512/494-8226
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/514-0767
4211 Spicewood Springs, 512/291-7277
1468 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 512/337-0997
5119 Burnet Rd., 512/382-0823
3005 S. Lamar, 512/614-1832
11521 RR 620 N., 512/381-8226
1801 E. 51st, 512/322-2411
301 N. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, 512/757-8888
2150 E. Palm Valley, Round Rock, 512/381-0173
1822 S. Congress, 512/916-9025
1945 Medical Dr., Lakeway, 512/975-3240
166 Hargraves Ste. J-100, 737/717-6951
110 San Antonio St. #120, 512/792-5909
5900 Slaughter #550, 512/420-4111
18817 Limestone Commercial Dr. #100, 512/687-7442
1500 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/614-3156
www.torchystacos.com

Margarita

"Just the right amount of sweet and tart." Julie Graham

Chuy's
1728 Barton Springs Rd., 512/474-4452
10520 N. Lamar, 512/836-3218
11680 Research, 512/342-0011
2320 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/255-2211
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-2489
www.chuys.com

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Barbecue

"Any place that Barack Obama will personally make time for is frankly worth your time." Jeanine Christensen

Franklin Barbecue
900 E. 11th
512/653-1187
www.franklinbbq.com

Noodles/Ramen

"They're the reason I can't keep kosher." Steven Yaffe

Ramen Tatsu-ya
8557 Research #126
1234 S. Lamar
1600 E. Sixth
ramen-tatsuya.com

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Sushi

"Fresh ingredients prepared with expert precision and a happy hour that cannot be topped." Daniel Diffen

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

Italian

"Holy crap, these paisanos know how to make Italian food like a grandma, only better." Alan Weiss

Mandola's Italian Kitchen
4700 W. Guadalupe #12, 512/419-9700
12815 Shops Pkwy. #400, Bee Cave, 512/600-8500
4301 W. William Cannon Ste. E-1, 512/524-2222
12100 W. Parmer #200, Cedar Park, 512/879-1450
www.mandolas.com

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Ice Cream/Frozen Treats

"Hello, the Mexican Vanilla is life-changing." Margaret Elkins

Amy's Ice Creams
1012 W. Sixth, 512/480-0673
3500 Guadalupe, 512/458-6895
2805 Bee Caves Rd. #416, 512/328-2697
10000 Research #140, 512/345-1006
ABIA: Amy's Ice Creams, 3600 Presidential Blvd. #20, 512/530-2918
1301 S. Congress, 512/440-7488
4477 S. Lamar #790, 512/891-0573
13265 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-2697
5624 Burnet Rd., 512/538-2697
9600 S. I-35 Ste. 400-C, 512/282-2697
13420 Galleria Cir. Ste. 140-A, 512/263-2903
2901 S. Lamar, 512/447-2697
2002 Manor Rd.
www.amysicecreams.com

Desserts

"I will spoil my whole meal and diet for an Elvis cupcake. Like seriously I will eat a whole box of these cupcakes and not feel bad about it." Juan Wences

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
Sugar Mama's Bakeshop South, 1905-A S. First, 512/448-3727
Sugar Mama's Bakeshop East, 2406-B Manor Rd., 512/220-7296
www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com

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Photo by John Anderson

Service

"I simultaneously feel like family and a VIP every time I walk in the door." Taryn Russell

Odd Duck
1201 S. Lamar
512/433-6521
www.oddduckaustin.com

Cheap Date

"BYOB & a great icebreaker." Stephanie Clayton

Peter Pan Mini-Golf
1207 Barton Springs Rd.
512/472-1033
www.peterpanminigolf.com

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Food and Drink Wild Card

"Dive bar heaven." Liz Gray

The Little Darlin'
6507 Circle S Rd.
512/814-0999
www.thelittledarlin.com

 
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