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Southern/Down-Home Restaurants in Downtown Austin

8 results Southern/Down-Home Downtown

Cookbook Bar & Cafe

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

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

710 W. Cesar Chavez

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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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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Southern/Down-HomeDowntown$10-$25

As the first Texas outlet of a famous Memphis fried-chicken chain, this newcomer comes in strong. The simple menu includes chicken by the plate or individual piece. Plates come with a choice of two or three pieces: white, dark, or the "half chicken" option – one piece of each. Plates come with baked beans and slaw, but substitutions are allowed for 50 cents extra. Start with a couple of cans of Austin Beer Works brew and a plate of the best fried green tomatoes ever.

117 San Jacinto Blvd., 512/474-4877

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Happy Chicks

American Cafe, Southern/Down-HomeDowntown

214 East 6th Street, 512/469-0002

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Hut's Hamburgers

Burger Joint, Southern/Down-HomeDowntownUnder $10

This legendary spot rests not on its laurels but atop beef-eaters' picks for Best Burger. It's justifiably famous for their hamburger happy hour two-for-one specials.

807 W. Sixth, 512/472-0693

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L'Estelle House

American Cafe, French, Southern/Down-HomeDowntown$10-$25

Edit 88 1/2 Rainey, 512/571-4588

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Lonesome Dove Austin

Southern/Down-HomeDowntown

419 Colorado, 512/271-2474

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Texas Chili Parlor

Southern/Down-HomeDowntownUnder $10

Since 1976, the kitchen's been serving good burgers, sandwiches, Tex-Mex, and, of course, chili in many varieties to satisfy all tastes, even vegetarian. Tarantino devotees will note TCP as a Death Proof filming location.

1409 Lavaca, 512/472-2828

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