This local upstart takes aim at the big delivery chains by offering pizzas – with gourmet ingredients and good crust – for practically a steal.
Offers both Tex-Mex dishes and Interior specialties such as albondigas en chipotle and enchiladas de pipian. Go with a crowd, listen to the music, and have some fun.
Try this place for great enchiladas and multiflavored margaritas that should come with warning stickers: "Muy bueno!"
This South Austin iteration of a British-themed pub franchise veers slightly askew of its Northside cousin. Though cover bands dominate the calendar Thursday through Sunday, Baker St. occasionally presents original local bands like Pong, Roxy Roca, and the aptly named South Austin Moonlighters. Parking is dicier here than up north, but the patio doesn’t face a freeway. Otherwise, you get a full bar, 23 beers on tap, and a lengthy menu covering everything from Baja tacos to bangers and mash. Happy hour runs until 9pm and all day Sunday.
Serves everything from sliders to carnitas, and TVs abound. So do the beer choices, with 20 on tap and more than 50 by the bottle. Try the portobello cheesesteak if you have room after the cheese curds and fried pickles.
“Last of the True Texas Dancehalls and damn sure proud of it!” Thus declares Broken Spoke owner and dance floor greeter James M. White, who opened up the honky-tonk in 1964. Home to both the upper rungs of country music history (Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson) and its local equivalent (Don Walser, Dale Watson, Kelly Willis, the Derailers), there’s no denying the structure stubbornly resisting the sky-high overdevelopment surrounding it on South Lamar. Serving chicken-fried steak, cold beer, and hardcore country almost every night, the Spoke’s swing and two-step lessons happen Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30-9:30pm.
Follow the walkway through herbs and flowers to the inviting, airy dining room for food that is organic, seasonal, vegan, and all-natural.
With hubcaps, colored lights, and a velvet Elvis, this is Austin-style Tex-Mex at its tacky, funky best. It's almost always busy, but the creamy queso and chips is worth the wait.
Don't let the nondescript exterior fool you; this is where all of your favorite Vietnamese dishes have been hiding.
Casual lunches, dinners, and Sunday brunches feature traditional, regional Mexican dishes, with some of the best salsas around as well as an extensive tequila selection.
One of Austin's favorite barbecue dives – it may look seedy, but the menu is extensive and the food is terrific.
Whether you're looking for a trivia night, a live band, the coolest karaoke rooms in town celebrating every geeky thrill from Super Mario to cinematic Satanism, or just a post-film drink, this bar and event space attached to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar movie theatre is just the ticket.
A simple menu does the affordable wine list justice.
Galbi Jjim (Korean Braised Ribs) is traditionally enjoyed by friends and family memorializing a special occasion. These days, Jjim barbecue is enjoyed by anyone seeking excellent flavor and fall-off-the-bone meat.
Serving Austin since 1952, this immensely popular Tex-Mex icon is a food-happy dispenser of giant margaritas, excellent enchiladas, and craving-curbing quesadillas. Expect a wait – it'll be worth it. Want to order like an old-timer? Get the addictive Bob Armstrong dip.
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