2113 Manor Rd., 512/476-5858
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11:15am-9:30pm; Fri., 11:15am-10pm; Sat., 3pm-10pm; Sun., 3pm-9:30pm
photo by John Anderson
This well-established place has been serving some of the healthiest food on the Eastside for quite a long time. The large herb and vegetable garden in back makes for fantastic fresh plates, and a dedicated gluten-free menu makes it fun for everyone.
Eastside Cafe has become a byword for quality dining, and its cookbook collection makes it possible to recreate the experience at home
Kate Thornberry, May 19, 2011
- 2009: Critics Best Recycling Role Model (Dorsey Barger, Eastside Cafe & Art City Austin)
- 1998: Critics Best Wait For Food With Hungry Kids
- 1997: Critics Best Soup Selection
- 1996: Critics Best Homegrown Away From Home
While the ABGB remains a favorite South Austin pizza and pint hangout, with a large outdoor patio and rotation of on-premise signature brews, its inside stage has become a regular stop for local bands since opening in 2013. Its 270-person inside and laid-back, shared-table vibe provides excellent sound, generous floor space in front of the stage, and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere that can accommodate both fans of the bands or just the beer. The parking lot fills quickly.
1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242
Varied Italian regional cuisines and an extensive wine list keep this Hyde Park neighborhood stalwart hopping. The pizza and seafood dishes are terrific, but we always gravitate to the risotto.
408-C E. 43rd, 512/451-1218
Upscale, modern American cuisine in a lavish setting on the UT campus. Try one of the exquisite desserts or the tangy Benedicts.
1900 University Ave., 512/404-3655