Restaurants

Top Choice Barbecue in Austin

Franklin Barbecue

This famous BBQ joint only serves lunch, and only till it runs out – usually well before 2pm. In fact, to avoid missing out, you should join the line - and there will be a line – by 10am (9am on weekends). Just trea…
Top Choice Japanese in Austin

Uchiko

Not content to rest on his Uchi laurels, chef Tyson Cole opened this North Lamar restaurant that describes itself as 'Japanese farmhouse dining.' But we're here to tell you, it's hard to imagine being treated to fan…
Top Choice Barbecue in Austin

Salt Lick

It's worth the 20-mile drive out of town just to see the massive outdoor barbecue pits at this park-like place off US 290. It's a bit of a tourist fave, but the crowd-filled experience still gets our nod. BYOB. Hung…
Top Choice American in Austin

Dai Due

Even your basic eggs-and-sausage breakfast is a meal to remember at this lauded restaurant, where all the ingredients are from farms, rivers and hunting grounds in Texas, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Supper Club d…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in 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 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…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Austin

Amy's Ice Cream

It's not just the ice cream we love; it's the toppings that get pounded and blended in, violently but lovingly, by the staff wielding a metal scoop in each hand. Look for other locations on Guadalupe St north of the…
Mexican in Austin

Veracruz All Natural

Two sisters from Mexico run this East Austin taco truck (an old bus), which may serve the best tacos in town. Step up to the window, order a migas breakfast taco (you must!) then add a quesadilla or torta for variet…
American in Austin

Barley Swine

Small plates. Tantalizing flavors. Locally sourced. Changing menus. Snout-to-tail culinary creations. And craft cocktails. All served in a rustically chic setting. Yep, hardcore farm-to-table joints are trending the…
Tex-Mex in Austin

Tacodeli

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…