Top Choice Ice Cream in South Austin

Amy's Ice Creams - South Austin

The South Congress location of this beloved local ice-cream chain shares its daily flavors on a chalkboard out front. Pick your favorite add-on, and they'll pound it into your ice-cream choice.
Top Choice Tex-Mex in South Austin

Güero's Taco Bar

Set in a former feed-and-seed store from the late 1800s, Güero's is an Austin classic and always draws a crowd. It may not serve the best Tex-Mex in town but with its free chips and salsa, refreshing margaritas and …
Top Choice Burgers in South Austin

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

People line up around the block for the burgers, fries and shakes – and it's not because burgers, fries and shakes are hard to come by in Austin. It's because this place slathers tons of love into everything it make…
Tex-Mex in South Austin


Oh Tacodeli, how we love your handcrafted tacos – surely blessed with the smiles of angels. From the Tacoloco with its adobo-braised brisket to the Pollo Fantistico with its shredded chicken and crema Mexican, the t…
French in South Austin

Elizabeth Street Cafe

We're going to irritate some locals by highlighting this dapper cottage of deliciousness. Pop in for croissants, crepes and a few noodle dishes in the morning, plus the deliciously creamy Vietnamese coffee. And the …
Ramen in South Austin

Ramen Tatsu-ya

With its communal tables, loud indie music and hustling efficiency, we wouldn't say this busy ramen joint is a relaxing experience, but darn, is it good. Step up to the counter – there will be a line – and take your…
Tex-Mex in South Austin

Jo's Coffee

Walk-up window, friendly staff, shaded patio, plus great people-watching… Throw in breakfast tacos, gourmet deli sandwiches and coffee drinks. Stick it in the middle of hopping South Congress, and you've got a class…
Japanese in South Austin


East and West collide beautifully at this top-notch South Austin sushi joint run by owner and executive chef Tyson Cole. The sleek interior would feel right at home in LA, and the sushi is every bit as fresh and ima…
Vegetarian in South Austin

Bouldin Creek Coffee House

You can get your veggie chorizo tacos or a potato leek omelet all day long at this buzzing vegan-vegetarian eatery. It's got an eclectic South Austin vibe and is a great place for people-watching, finishing your nov…
Pizza in South Austin

Home Slice

Everybody knows about Home Slice. And on Saturday night between 6pm and midnight, it seems everybody is in fact here! All of them digging into the New York–style pies.