Readers Poll

The Salt Lick
The Salt Lick (Photo By John Anderson)

Appetizers

Saba Blue Water Cafe

RUNNERS-UP
Vespaio, Z'Tejas, Malaga

HONORABLE MENTION
Cafe Spiazzo, Castle Hill Cafe, Mother Egan's Irish Pub, Hula Hut

Barbecue

The Salt Lick

RUNNERS-UP
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q, Ruby's, the County Line, Stubb's

HONORABLE MENTION
Green Mesquite, Artz Rib House, Iron Works Barbecue, Sam's BBQ

Hamburger

Hut's Hamburgers

RUNNERS-UP
Casino el Camino, Dan's Hamburgers

HONORABLE MENTION
Dirty Martin's Kum-Bak Place, EZ's, Burger Tex, Sandy's

Steak

Sullivan's

RUNNERS-UP
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Ray's Steakhouse, Austin Land & Cattle Co.

HONORABLE MENTION
Outback Steakhouse, Houston's

Chicken-Fried Steak

Threadgill's

RUNNER-UP
Hoover's Cooking

HONORABLE MENTION
Mother Egan's Irish Pub, Hut's Hamburgers, Coco's Cafe

Chile Pepper Dish

Chuy's

RUNNER-UP
Z'Tejas

HONORABLE MENTION
Castle Hill Cafe, Shady Grove

French Fries

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

RUNNERS-UP
Central Market, McDonald's

HONORABLE MENTION
Shady Grove, Waterloo Ice House, Wendy's

Chips and Hot Sauce

Chuy's

RUNNERS-UP
Maudie's Cafe, Serrano's, Trudy's

HONORABLE MENTION
Polvo's, Manuel's

Taco

Taco X-Press

RUNNERS-UP
Taco Shack, Maudie's Cafe, Güero's
Mirabelle
Mirabelle (Photo By John Anderson)

HONORABLE MENTION
Hula Hut, Chango's, Chuy's

Soup

TIE: La Madeleine, Eastside Cafe

RUNNER-UP
Mother's Cafe & Garden

HONORABLE MENTION
Austin Java Company, Coco's Cafe, Mirabelle

Salad & Dressing

Castle Hill Cafe

RUNNER-UP
Eastside Cafe

HONORABLE MENTION
Shady Grove, Houston's, Cafe Spiazzo

Seafood Dish

Mirabelle

RUNNERS-UP
Pappadeaux, Gilligan's

HONORABLE MENTION
Gumbo's, City Grill, Truluck's

Original Recipe

Castle Hill Cafe

RUNNER-UP
Hudson's on the Bend

HONORABLE MENTION
Mother Egan's Irish Pub, Vespaio, Coco's Cafe

Pub Grub

Dog & Duck Pub

RUNNERS-UP
Fadó Irish Pub, Bitter End Bistro & Brewery, Mother Egan's Irish Pub

HONORABLE MENTION
Opal Divine's Freehouse, the Tavern, Waterloo Brewing Co.

Bagels

Hot Jumbo Bagel

RUNNERS-UP
The Bagelry, Einstein Bros

HONORABLE MENTION
Central Market

Sushi

Musashino Sushi Dokoro

RUNNER-UP
Kyoto

HONORABLE MENTION
Kenichi, Ichiban, Sushi Sake, Umi Sushi

Bowl of Pho

Pho Công L`y

RUNNER-UP
Kim Phung

HONORABLE MENTION
Fortune Pho 75, Tan Tan Vietnamese Restaurant

Breakfast

Kerbey Lane Cafe

RUNNERS-UP
Magnolia Cafe, the Omelettry

HONORABLE MENTION
Trudy's, Dan's Hamburgers, Austin Java Company

Migas

Trudy's

RUNNER-UP
Kerbey Lane Cafe
Taco X-Press
Taco X-Press (Photo By John Anderson)

HONORABLE MENTION
Maudie's Cafe, Las Manitas, Magnolia Cafe

Sandwich

Thundercloud Subs

RUNNER-UP
Schlotzsky's

HONORABLE MENTION
Delaware Subs, Jason's Deli, the Kitchen Door

Dessert

Castle Hill Cafe

RUNNERS-UP
Amy's Ice Cream, Chez Zee

HONORABLE MENTION
Coco's Cafe, Mother Egan's Irish Pub, Vespaio

Finger Food

Saba Blue Water Cafe

RUNNERS-UP
Mother Egan's Irish Pub, Malaga

HONORABLE MENTION
Hooters, Plucker's Wing Factory, Z'Tejas

Ice Cream

Amy's Ice Cream

RUNNER-UP
Marble Slab Creamery

HONORABLE MENTION
Dolce Vita, Maggie Moo's

Coffee

Little City

RUNNERS-UP
Spider House, Starbucks

HONORABLE MENTION
CC's Coffee House, Austin Java Company, Flipnotics Coffeespace

Pizza

Mangia Pizza

RUNNERS-UP
Saccone's Pizza, Frank & Angie's Pizzeria, Austin's Pizza

HONORABLE MENTION
Brick Oven, Pizza Nizza, Conan's, Milto's

Enchiladas

Chuy's

RUNNERS-UP
Maudie's Cafe, Curra's Grill, Trudy's

HONORABLE MENTION
Güero's, Manuel's

Vegetables

Threadgill's

RUNNERS-UP
Veggie Heaven, Eastside Cafe

HONORABLE MENTION
Mother's Cafe & Garden, Hoover's Cooking, Central Market

Chicken Dish

Clay Pit

RUNNERS-UP
Castle Hill Cafe, Asti Trattoria

HONORABLE MENTION
Z'Tejas, Threadgill's, Hoover's Cooking

Wild Game Dish

Hudson's on the Bend

RUNNER-UP
Mirabelle
Hot Jumbo Bagel
Hot Jumbo Bagel (Photo By John Anderson)

HONORABLE MENTION
Siena, Jeffrey's, Brio Vista

Bargain Dish

Austin's Pizza

RUNNERS-UP
Tamale House tacos, Noodles at Pho Công L`y

HONORABLE MENTION
Fajitas at Maudie's, 2-for-1 hamburgers at Hut's

Veggie Burger

Hut's Hamburgers

RUNNERS-UP
Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Mother's Cafe & Garden

HONORABLE MENTION
Waterloo Ice House, Crown & Anchor Pub, Shady Grove

Tofu Dish

Whole Foods Market Deli

RUNNERS-UP
Mother's Cafe & Garden, West Lynn Cafe

HONORABLE MENTION
Thai Kitchen, Veggie Heaven

Interior Mexican

Fonda San Miguel

RUNNERS-UP
Curra's Grill, Manuel's

HONORABLE MENTION
Maudie's Cafe, Las Manitas, Ninfa's

Tex-Mex

Güero's

RUNNERS-UP
Chuy's, Trudy's

HONORABLE MENTION
Baby Acapulco, Maudie's Cafe

Taqueria

Taco X-Press

RUNNER-UP
Taqueria Arandas

HONORABLE MENTION
Changos, Taco Shack

Italian

Romeo's

RUNNER-UP
Vespaio

HONORABLE MENTION
Zio's, Reale's, Mezzaluna, Carmelo's

Indian

Clay Pit

RUNNERS-UP
Sarovar, Star of India

HONORABLE MENTION
Taj Palace, Madras Pavillion

Chinese

Suzi's Chinese Kitchen

RUNNERS-UP
Sea Dragon, Wan Fu

HONORABLE MENTION
Buffet Palace, Chinatown, Pao's Mandarin House

Thai

Thai Kitchen

RUNNERS-UP
Thai Passion, Thai Noodles, Etc. House
Little City
Little City (Photo By John Anderson)

HONORABLE MENTION
Satay, Bangkok Cuisine, Lemongrass Asian Cuisine

Other Oriental/Asian

Java Noodle

RUNNERS-UP
Coco's Cafe, Korea House

HONORABLE MENTION
Pho Công L`y, Koreana

American

Threadgill's

RUNNER-UP
Hoover's Cooking

HONORABLE MENTION
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Hut's Hamburgers

Vegetarian

Veggie Heaven

RUNNERS-UP
West Lynn Cafe, Mother's Cafe & Garden

HONORABLE MENTION
Casa de Luz, Eastside Cafe

Natural Food

Mr. Natural

RUNNERS-UP
Casa de Luz, Mother's Cafe & Garden

HONORABLE MENTION
Whole Foods Market, Eastside Cafe

French

Chez Nous

RUNNER-UP
Jean-Luc's French Bistro

HONORABLE MENTION
Sardine Rouge, Si Bon, Aquarelle

Vietnamese

Kim Phung

RUNNERS-UP
Pho Công L`y, Lemongrass Asian Cuisine

HONORABLE MENTION
Triumph Coffee House, Saigon Kitchen

Other Ethnic

Calabash (Caribbean)

RUNNERS-UP
Ararat (Middle Eastern), the Belgian Restaurant

HONORABLE MENTION
Marakesh Mediterranean Cafe (Middle Eastern), Mother Egan's Irish Pub

New Restaurant

TIE: Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, Asti Trattoria

RUNNERS-UP
Coco's Cafe, Mother Egan's Irish Pub

HONORABLE MENTION
Kenichi, Truluck's, Solera, Razzoo's

Bakery

Sweetish Hill Bakery

RUNNERS-UP
Central Market, Upper Crust Bakery

HONORABLE MENTION
Quack's 43rd St. Bakery, Phoenicia Bakery, Texas French Bread

Patio

Shady Grove

RUNNERS-UP
Posse East, Scholz Garten
Veggie Heaven
Veggie Heaven (Photo By John Anderson)

HONORABLE MENTION
Hula Hut, the Ginger Man, Waterloo Brewing Co.

Service

Mirabelle

RUNNER-UP
Castle Hill Cafe

HONORABLE MENTION
Jeffrey's, Basil's, Coco's Cafe, Trudy's

Décor

Fonda San Miguel

RUNNER-UP
Mars

HONORABLE MENTION
Kenichi, Castle Hill Cafe, Chuy's

Romantic

Mirabelle

RUNNERS-UP
Basil's, Jeffrey's

HONORABLE MENTION
Mars, Castle Hill Cafe, Hudson's on the Bend, Carmelo's

Brunch

Cafe at the Four Seasons

RUNNERS-UP
Fonda San Miguel, Green Pastures

HONORABLE MENTION
Z'Tejas, Trudy's, Eastside Cafe

Fast Food

Taco Cabana

RUNNERS-UP
Schlotzsky's, Thundercloud Subs, Sonic

HONORABLE MENTION
Freebirds World Burrito, Wendy's, Culver's, Chick-Fil-A

Takeout

TIE: Central Market, Cippolina

RUNNERS-UP
Austin's Pizza, Mangia Pizza

HONORABLE MENTION
Changos, Suzi's Chinese Kitchen, Sea Dragon

Delivery

Austin's Pizza

RUNNER-UP
Mangia Pizza

HONORABLE MENTION
Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Papa John's Pizza

Chef

Elmar Prambs

(Cafe at the Four Seasons)

RUNNERS-UP
David Dailey (Castle Hill Cafe), Charles Mayes (Cafe Josie)

HONORABLE MENTION
David Garrido (Jeffrey's), Raymond Tatum (Jean-Pierre's Upstairs)

Wine List

Mirabelle

RUNNERS-UP
Castle Hill Cafe, Louie's 106
Tien Hong
Tien Hong (Photo By John Anderson)

HONORABLE MENTION
Truluck's, Vespaio, Emilia's, Jeffrey's

Dim Sum

Tien Hong

RUNNER-UP
T & S Seafood

HONORABLE MENTION
Kenichi, Hao Hao, Bangkok Cuisine

Smokers' Restaurant

Star Seeds Cafe

RUNNERS-UP
Magnolia Cafe, Trudy's

HONORABLE MENTION
Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, G & M Steakhouse, Sullivan's

Beer

The Ginger Man

RUNNERS-UP
Dog & Duck Pub, Crown & Anchor Pub, Waterloo Brewing Co.

HONORABLE MENTION
Mother Egan's Irish Pub, BB Rover's Cafe & Pub

Buffet

Fonda San Miguel

RUNNER-UP
Buffet Palace

HONORABLE MENTION
Cafe at the Four Seasons, Golden Corral, Shanghai River, China Star

Upscale

Jeffrey's

RUNNERS-UP
Castle Hill Cafe, Hudson's on the Bend, Cafe at the Four Seasons

HONORABLE MENTION
Sullivan's, Truluck's, Louie's 106

Happy Hour Deal

Austin's Pizza

RUNNERS-UP
Chuy's, Trudy's

HONORABLE MENTION
Opal Divine's Freehouse, Kim Phung, Z'Tejas

Comfort Food

Hoover's Cooking

RUNNER-UP
Threadgill's

HONORABLE MENTION
Krispy Kreme, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Roy Henry's Famous Waffles & Chicken

Late Night All-Night

Kerbey Lane Cafe

RUNNERS-UP
Katz's Deli, Star Seeds Cafe

HONORABLE MENTION
Taco Cabana, Magnolia Cafe

Place to Take Kids

Central Market

RUNNERS-UP
GattiTown, Hang Town Grill

HONORABLE MENTION
Chuck E. Cheese's, Peter Piper Pizza, Texas Land & Cattle Company

Place to Take Parents

Castle Hill Cafe

RUNNERS-UP
Eastside Cafe, the County Line, the Salt Lick

HONORABLE MENTION
Chuy's, Luby's, the Oasis, Fonda San Miguel

Restaurant Within 60 Miles

The Salt Lick (Driftwood)

RUNNERS-UP
Hudson's on the Bend (Lake Travis), Kreuz Market (Lockhart), Storm's Drive-In (Burnet)

HONORABLE MENTION
The Gristmill (Gruene), Cypress Creek Cafe (Wimberley), Bluebonnet Cafe (Marble Falls), Saccone's Pizza (Far North Austin)

Place We Wish Were Still Open

Tocai

RUNNERS-UP
Good Eats Cafe, Mad Dog & Beans

HONORABLE MENTION
Les Amis Cafe, Midnight Tacos

Worth Noting

TIE: Vespaio, Mother Egan's Irish Pub

RUNNER-UP
Coco's Cafe

HONORABLE MENTION
Juan in a Million

Waitstaff

Castle Hill Cafe

RUNNER-UP
Trudy's

HONORABLE MENTION
Mirabelle, Carmelo's, Kenichi, Jeffrey's

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