Seven Awesome Places to Eat in Austin
1. La Barbecue: (2027 E Cesar Chavez Street) In a town that is synonymous with delicious barbecue on every street, this place remains an understated yet unquestionably satisfying staple.
Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 to 6:00, this is not the place for late night fare, but if you are seeking a late lunch, there is nowhere better to grab a taste of some of the best barbecue in the entire city.
You can order everything from turkey, brisket and pulled pork platters that are priced by the pound to a jalapeno sausage or chopped beef sandwich.
Be sure to get a side of their house made pickles as a perfect accompaniment to nearly any dish on the menu.
2. Clark's Oyster Bar (1200 W 6th Street) This upscale eatery offers spectacularly fresh seafood selections amongst a beautiful setting, offering seating both indoors and out.
Obviously, this is the place to go if you are a fan of raw oysters, but even if you are just into delicious seafood, you can't go wrong with stopping here for lunch or dinner.
There is even an impressive selection of caviar available, as well as fresh salads and inventive cocktails.
3. Franklin Barbecue: (900 E 11th Street) This restaurant is owned by its chief Firestarter and pit master, Aaron Franklin.
âHis name has become synonymous with exceptional barbecue, to the point where you can almost count on having to wait in line for food here.
If you try nothing else here, it has to be the melt-in-your-mouth brisket, though the sweet and spicy pulled pork or simple chopped beef sandwich are well wort a visit as well!
4. Matt's El Rancho: (2613 Lamar Boulevard)
If you want to experience classic Tex-Mex food, this is one of the tastiest options in the city, and perhaps the entire state.
Start with the classic guacamole or queso paired with a cup of tortilla soup before moving onto one of their delicious main courses.
Matt's Special provides you with a little of everything, while the extensive taco menu is mind blowing as well.
This is a place that warrants more than one visit, as you will want to thoroughly explore the entire menu.
Mom's Toast is one of their most popular dishes for anytime of the day, consisting of chopped shrimp and pork combined with chili paste while vegetarians can delight in a cauliflower bowl or tofu buns served with cucumbers and green onions.
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6. Salty Sow: (1917 Manor Road)
This gastropub prides itself on its farm to table, locally sourced cuisine.
Start the evening with one of their signature cocktails or a selection from their impressive wine list coupled with one of their savory appetizers, such as a warm olive plate or oyster boudin fritters.
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The number two is a simple yet unreal cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles, while the number seven is topped with a simple mix of grilled onions and hickory sauce.
There is a delicious veggie burger option available as well as a grilled cheese or fresh fish sandwich available for those with various dietary restrictions.