My favorite Austin Eateries


600 N Lamar Blvd  Austin, TX 78703

(512) 472-5400

Chef-inspired comfort food, local & organic fare, a full bar and a killer beer & wine list. A finer diner, if you will. And you can stop in anytime. Open 24 hours a day and located downtown in the heart of Central Austin at 6th and Lamar.

2nd Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave  Austin, TX 78701

(512) 827-2750

Second Bar + Kitchen is a dynamic downtown destination where Executive Chef David Bull combines seasonal ingredients and local artisan products to create what he calls “Natural American” cuisine.  Try the entrees, rotisserie selections, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.   The bar offers craft and eclectic beers; an approachable wine program, artisan and classic cocktails, and zero proof selections that are free of high fructose corn syrup.

Barley Swine

2024 S Lamar Blvd  Austin, TX 78704
(512) 394-8150

Barley Swine has been serving fresh and innovative small plates, craft beers and fine wine since December 2010. Created by award winning Chef Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine is committed to sourcing ingredients from local farmers.

Fonda San Miguel

2330 North Loop Blvd W, Austin, TX 78756

Phone: (512) 459-4121

Ceviche de Langosta y Mango Wild Canadian lobster marinated in freshly squeezed citrus and mango juice and topped with mango salsa and avocado. Enough said…

Home Slice

1415 S Congress Ave   Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437

Home Slice Pizza is an independent neighborhood pizza joint serving authentic NY-style pizza—by the pie or by the slice—to nice people like you. We offer our homemade, hand tossed, bona fide pies for either dine in or carry out.


401 W 2nd St  Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-1500

Located in the carefully restored Historic Schneider Brothers Building, Lamberts serves up inventive BBQ, modern Texas cooking, and carefully prepared cocktails.

The upstairs bar and lounge features live music nightly.

Salt Lick

18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619

The roots of The Salt Lick run back to Mississippi in the mid-1800s. Scott Roberts, the current owner of the Salt Lick, had a great-grandmother, Bettie Howard, who came to this land from Desoto, Miss. in 1867.

Thurman Howard, who was known for his delicious barbeque at family reunions, decided he would cook meat for paying customers. Thurman and his two sons built a huge barbeque pit. Thurman would go to the pit on Thursday night and start cooking. He stayed for the weekend, sleeping on a cot, until all the meat sold. He kept coming home earlier and earlier. After a few months, the boys and Thurman built a little screen porch around the pit. The Salt Lick has grown from there. The Roberts family now serves mouthwatering barbeque to thousands of folks each week.