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Restaurants in Downtown Austin, $10-$25

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Anthem

Pan-AsianDowntown$10-$25

91 Rainey #120, 512/731-1411

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Arlo Grey

Global ContemporaryDowntown$10-$25

Lakeside restaurant in the LINE Hotel, presided over by Top Chef 10 winner Kristen Kish and her storied culinary flair.

111 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/478-2991

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PizzaDowntown$10-$25 First Plates 

Winner of 2011’s Best of Austin Critics Pick for Best Dinner Destination on a Damp, Cold Night, this place is about as authentically Italian as you can get without jumping on a plane to Parma. Antipasti, Neopolitan pizza, and a good wine list make for good shelter here.

507 San Jacinto, 512/474-9899

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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

American CafeDowntown$10-$25 First Plates 

Celebrating sausage on Rainey Street, this place has become a neighborhood staple. Sure, the ample and often unexpected selections of sausage are responsible, but don't forget the creative specials, such as fried chicken sausage atop creamy mashed potatoes.

79 Rainey, 512/386-1656

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BarChi Sushi

JapaneseDowntown$10-$25

206 Colorado, 512/382-5557

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Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill

Pub Grub, Sports BarDowntown$10-$25

Some say the sliders here are the best in town. Happy hour draws a crowd, and so do the 31 TVs for the sports set.

214 E. Sixth, 512/469-0001

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Cafe Blue

American CafeDowntown$10-$25

The best meal to have here is Sunday brunch. The steak and eggs are just that, a decent-sized rib eye and a couple of eggs, all cooked precisely to order. All seats are alfresco.

340 E. Second, 512/428-5796

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Chi'Lantro BBQ

Korean, Tex-MexDowntown$10-$25 First Plates 

The offerings from Jae Kim’s brick and mortar "Home of the Kimchi Fries" should be as yummy as that of the popular trucks. The menu is slightly different, sporting Kimchi fried rice balls containing rice, cheddar, Monterey Jack, nori, and gochujang, but retains plenty of crowd favorites.

1509 S. Lamar, 512/428-5269

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Chupacabra Cantina

Tex-MexDowntown$10-$25

400 E. Sixth, 512/703-4628

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Cookbook Bar & Cafe

Coffeehouse, Deli/Sandwich Shop, Global Contemporary, Southern/Down-HomeDowntown$10-$25

At this counter-service eatery located in the Austin Central Library, Chef Drew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group uses recipes from inspirational cookbooks, with a focus on the South and Mexico. The menus change seasonally and often incorporate local farm-to-table ingredients.

710 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/487-5166

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Crú Food & Wine Bar

Downtown$10-$25

This restaurant has an extensive wine list with several brave international choices. A light food menu is well-chosen to complement the wines.

238 W. Second, 512/472-9463

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The Dogwood

Pub GrubDowntown$10-$25

"Traditional bar food with a Southern edge" is what is promised here, and by the look of satisfied customers looking for their cars, it must deliver.

715 W. Sixth, 512/531-9062

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Easy Tiger Downtown

American Cafe, Bakery, Gastro PubDowntown$10-$25 First Plates 

“Slow down and stay awhile” is the motto of this upscale diner. While a split-level bakeshop and beer garden may seem an unlikely pairing, the interplay among handcrafted breads, house-cured meats, and a lovingly curated beer menu is surprisingly successful.

709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972

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1886 Cafe & Bakery

American Cafe, BakeryDowntown$10-$25

Located in the Driskill Hotel, this cafe is a convenient and casual option for Downtown workers and hotel guests. Favorites include the aptly named Hangover Burger and the pricey but delicious selection of baked goods.

604 Brazos, 512/391-7066

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Fixe

Southern/Down-HomeDowntown$10-$25 First Plates 

Southern food’s humble building blocks – buttermilk, black-eyed peas, grits, and salt pork – are refreshed through a combination of molecular gastronomy and just plain ingenuity.

500 W. Fifth, 512/888-9133

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