Restaurants

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Austin's restaurant scene is as diverse as it is delicious. Whether you're craving Thai noodles, thin-crust pizza, enchiladas, Texas barbeque or gelato, Austin has you covered. With a seemingly endless variety of dining options, you will be hard-pressed to taste everything the city has to offer. Below are a few links to dining information around the city, but don't stop there. Be sure to ask locals about their favorites, and explore on your own. Happy eating!

The staff at the Graduate School have listed some of their favorite local eateries.

American

  • Hyde Park Bar & Grill, 4206 Duval St.
  • Hoover's Cooking, 2002 Manor Rd.
  • Kerbey Lane Café*, 2606 Guadalupe St.
  • East Side Café, 2113 Manor Rd.

Asian

  • Thai Noodle House, 2602 Guadalupe St.
  • Madame Mam's, 2514 Guadalupe St.
  • Zen*, 3423 Guadalupe St.
  • Suzi's Chinese Kitchen*, 1152 S. Lamar Blvd.

Barbecue

  • Green Mesquite BBQ*, 1400 Barton Springs Rd.
  • Ruby's, 512 West 29th St.
  • Artz Rib House, 2330 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • Rudy's*, 2415 Capital of Texas Hwy., S.
  • The Salt Lick*, 18001 FM1826, Driftwood, Texas

Cajun/Creole

  • Gene's New Orleans Style Po'Boys & Deli, 1209 E. 11th St.
  • Ms. B's*, 1050 East 11th St., Suite 100

Italian

  • Romeo's, 1500 Barton Springs Rd.
  • La Traviata, 314 Congress Ave.
  • Brick Oven*, 1209 Red River St.

Mexican/Tex-Mex

  • Julio's Restaurant. 4215 Duval St.
  • Chuy's*, 1728 Barton Springs Rd.
  • El Mercado*, 1702 Lavaca St.
  • Curra's*, 614 E. Oltorf St.
  • Maudies Café*, 1212 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • Vivo, 2015 Manor Rd.
  • El Chile, 2209 Manor Rd.
  • Matt's El Rancho, 2613 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • Trudy's*, 409 W. 30th St.

Pizza

  • Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza*, 3500 Guadalupe St.
  • Austin Pizza Garden, 6266 W. Highway 290
  • Austin's Pizza*, 800 W. 12th St.

Southern/Soul/Home Cooking

  • Ben's Longbranch Barbecue, 900 E. 11th St.
  • Dot's Place, 15803 Windermere Drive, Pflugerville, TX 78660
  • Soul Kitchen Two, 2931 E. 12th
  • Threadgill's*, 301 W. Riverside Drive

Vegetarian

  • Mother's Café & Garden, 4215 Duval St.
  • Veggie Heaven, 1914 Guadalupe St.

Coffee Shops

  • Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3826 Lake Austin Blvd.
  • Spider House Patio Bar & Café, 2908 Fruth St.
  • JP's Java, 2803 San Jacinto St.
  • Halcyon Coffeehouse Bar-Lounge, 218 W. 4th St.
  • Jo's Coffee*, 1300 S. Congress Ave.

* Restaurants have more locations around Austin

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