Austin is not short of excellent restaurants to grab a bite at, with food being served from all over the world. But with so much choice, indecisiveness can mean you risk missing serving times all together. Here are some of the most loved restaurants in the city, catering to a variety of culinary needs.
If a traditional and comforting meal is what you’re looking for, then the Moonshine Grill is definitely one to look at.
Serving up high quality meals, with staff that treat each guest like family, the Moonshine Grill gives that home away from home feel. With good old-fashioned dishes like chicken-fried steak, baby-back ribs and chicken and waffles, you’ll get a real feel for southern comfort food.
Big meat eaters definitely need to pay a visit to Franklin Barbecue, where they serve up barbecued meat by the pound, sandwiches, and sides that can be purchased by the quart.
There’s nothing sophisticated or fancy here, just excellent quality meat that has been lovingly prepared. It is this attitude of the highest quality that has earned Franklin Barbecue the title of being the best barbecue joint in Texas, if not in the United States.
Odd Duck follows on the theme of priding itself on quality, making every meal from scratch using local ingredients from Texan farmers and suppliers.
Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, Odd Duck is great to visit any time of the day, and visitors can witness the craftsmanship put into every meal served. By putting an innovative twist on old favorites to create inventive dishes, Odd Duck is gives diners a really unique food experience.
Fonda San Miguel
With it’s border on Mexico, it is no surprise that Texas is full of excellent Mexican restaurants, and Austin is no exception.
Set in a beautifully ornate restaurant full of interesting artwork, Fonda San Miguel serves up some of the Mexican food in the city. With a huge range to choose from, the menu is great for everyone, regardless of if you are a familiar with some of the traditional Mexican dishes. With friendly staff ready to help and recommend meals, Fonda San Miguel is great for experiencing an authentic Mexican restaurant.
For a more relaxed vibe with equally beautiful food, Polvos Mexican Restaurant is a great place to stop.
Polvos has numerous traditional dishes that can be adapted to suit your liking, and with a self-serve salsa bar, everyone can enjoy a truly individual taste experience. Serving customizable margaritas by the pitcher, Polvos has a very casual feel, and a great way to start an evening out on the town.
If you’ve eaten enough Tex-Mex to last you a lifetime, Vespaio offers fantastic Italian food with daily specials being added to the board.
Vespaio brings a taste of traditional Italy to Austin, whilst using local Texan produce to create its dishes from scratch. Vespaio lives up to its name – meaning ‘wasp’s nest’, with a buzzing and welcoming environment, and guarantees fresh and flavorsome food.