Counter Cafe is the place to go for burgers when in Austin. Although their burgers are the draw, they have plenty of unique items you'll be tempted to try. Whether it's the Grilled Bandera Quail with the game bird on a bed of spinach salad tossed with strawberries, goat cheese or red onion or their Polenta Fried Oysters featuring their breaded oysters with a sun-dried tomato dipping sauce, this place is worth a repeat visit to try it all. A great feature about this place is that their breakfast items are served all day and with items like their hearty Steak and Eggs, you'll be glad they do. This place is small and will get crowded so come early.
Mama Fu's is where Asian food is done right each and every time. The entrees are made to order delicacies that aren't your typical Chinese restaurant quality. Done with a certain flair and authenticity, Mama Fu's is the go-to restaurant for locals craving tasty Chinese food. The Sweet-n-Sour with Beef is an absolute must to try and the Ginger Sesame Salad with Chicken has a little spicy kick to its crispness.
Carrob's Cafe has become a fixture in the downtown Austin community. This is a great place to stop by for a quick bite to eat especially in the morning when you need something hearty. They're well-known for their breakfast tacos but it's worth trying out their burgers. Carrob's Cafe knows its popularity and when it comes time for a music, film or art festival in Austin, they'll keep their doors open later than usual. With a location in the epicenter of activity in downtown Austin, it's no wonder it gets crowded in here.
Second Bar + Kitchen is located in Austin's Downtown district. Second serves up delicious New American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Some of the delicious creations that emerge from Second's kitchen include Crab Cakes with Orange-Tequila Butter and Coriander Salad, Pepperoni Soup, Braised and Pressed Pork Shoulder and gourmet pizzas. Don't miss out on their classic and contemporary cocktail combinations either, like a classic Pisco Sour or their Gin + Jam, made of Citadelle and Orange Marmalade.
Roppolo's Pizzeria and Italian Garden Cafe is as authentic as it comes in downtown Austin when searching for a gourmet Italian eatery. Roppolo's Pizzeria is especially popular for their handmade pizzas that can be purchased either in its entirety or by the slice. There are some specialty pies but building your own pizza is the real appeal here. Pizza is what they're known for but that's not the only thing they have to offer. The calzones are worth trying and you're able to build your own with up to three ingredients.
The Onion Austin boasts to have the best pizza in the city, and their large devoted following would tend to agree. Located Downtown, The Onion stays open late and delivers, making it a great option for a night out or a night in. Of course, The Onion features many specialty pizzas of its own creation like the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza and the Chicken George, which is Blue Cheese Dressing over Grilled Chicken, Smoked Gouda, Garlic and Spicy Wing Sauce. In addition to their mouth-watering pizzas, The Onion also cooks up Calzones, Pizza Rolls and Salads.
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille takes steakhouse to a whole new level. Perry's is a fine-dining experience in downtown Austin that will serve up a memorable night starting with it's pristine interior. With its white-linen clothes, rustic browns and modern decor, it sets a perfect backdrop for the night's festivities. The steaks are Perry's specialties and are grilled to perfection. There's nightly music that always sets the proper mood whether it's through a jazz ensemble or with the tickling of the ivories.
Hoeks started up in Downtown Austin in 1992. Since their inception, Hoeks has moved through several locations, but always in Austin's lively Downtown. Don't let the name scare you, the Death Metal playing on the stereo just adds to the straightforward ambiance, and the pizzas are some of the city's favorites. Hoeks also has an outdoor bar and stage so you can come partake in some live metal madness to go along with your slice. Open late, Hoeks is especially popular for a quick and tasty bite after the bars let out.
The Jack Pizza Company is located in Austin's lively Downtown area. Jack Pizza features classic thin-crust pizzas with a variety of specialty pizzas like the Pulled Pork Pizza and the Verde Pizza topped with Garlic Tomatillo Sauce, Chicken Breast, Serrano Chiles and Cilantro. Jack Pizza stays open late, so its a great choice for a post-bar snack, especially considering their slices are huge! Jack Pizza also offers free green delivery, meaning the pizzas are all delivered on bicycles!
This is a locally-owned pizza place that has become a fixture in the Austin community. With its hand-tossed, freshly made pies, it's no wonder this place is so popular. The medleys of toppings on their specialty pizzas and pies are intriguing and innovative. Certainly their Gamboa specialty pizza, with its Italian fennel sausage, perpperoncini, mushroom, artichoke hearts and oregano, is worth a try. If none of their specialty pizzas get your mouth watering then they have plenty of toppings available to create your own. With toppings like caramelized shallot, Anjou pear, pulled pork, sun-dried tomatoes and prosciutto, only your imagination can stop you.
Located on Sixth Street amongst the action, this space offers
a great beer selection and complete bar with a full service restaurant. You can satisfy your hunger pangs here as late as midnight. The casual atmosphere has remained since ...
Delicious Tex Mex is served at this long time South
Austin diner. The environment is casual, with Mexican art and murals adorning the walls. Three separate dining areas are available, one being an enclosed patio. It offers a range ...
Located on the corner of Colorado Street and West 4th
Street in the trendy Warehouse District, the Hangar Lounge has a cosmopolitan aviation theme, just as its name would suggest. Clocks show the time in cities around the world, ...