This spacious, no-frills Austin institution serves classic Tex-Mex breakfasts, lunches, and dinners daily. Look for the fresh homemade tortillas, crispy tacos, and slow-roasted beef ribs.
Winner of multiple Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" awards for Best Coffee Store, their locally roasted beans taste as good as the shop smells.
These days Austin's oldest surviving grocery offers a bountiful menu of hot and cold sandwiches, an array of fresh salads, and hearty soups in the fall and winter.
This neighborhood burger joint is a great place to enjoy hand-shaped patties and a wealth of fried sides. And yes, that guy or gal pulling the tap or handing you some serious Frito pie was in that punk band you saw the other night.
The offerings from Jae Kim’s brick-and-mortar "Home of the Kimchi Fries" should be as yummy as those of the popular truck’s. The menu is slightly different, sporting kimchi fried rice balls containing rice, cheddar, Monterey Jack, nori, and gochujang, but retains plenty of crowd favorites.
The Palace was huge back in the Seventies and Eighties, with long lines and great Chinese cuisine. It's back with a vengeance and loaded with authentic flavor. Get it delivered if you don't want to leave the house.
Enjoy sandwiches, pastries, and free wi-fi.
One of several burger outlets operated by Austin's Hamburger King, Dan Junk, whose trademark has always been good, fresh food and friendly service.
Denny's hasn't changed a bit, as you'll discover when you lurch in at 4am for a farmhand breakfast.
These well-loved pizza purveyors have been serving Austin thin-crust pies since 2006. The ambitious specialty pies are organized by sauce: red, ricotta, black bean, chimichurri, pesto, and EVOO.
Eighteen flavors of steamed bagels; 11 varieties of schmears; a host of sandwiches served on bagels, challah, or sourdough baguettes; and salads, soups, and roll-ups.
Friendly service, generous portions at affordable prices, and solid renditions of traditional Tex-Mex favorites are sure to make this place a hit.
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