Must-try Restaurants in Austin

By July 23, 2018Austin, Food
Phone: (512) 584-8600
Website:  https://www.peershotel.com

Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue
900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
Long lines form early for brisket, pulled pork & other smoked meats at this lunch-only spot.

Home Slice Pizza

Home Slice Pizza
1415 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437
Thin-crust slices & pies for dining in or carry out, open late for takeaway on weekends.

Threadgill’s

Threadgill’s
6416 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 459-3855
A major part of Austin’s identity as Live Music Capital of the World. Kenneth Threadgill’s gas station was a hootenanny hotbed. Eddie Wilson carries on the tradition and added on Southern food. Originally opened as a beer joint in 1933, Threadgill’s started serving food in 1981.

La Fonda San Miguel

Fonda San Miguel
2330 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121
Late chef Miguel Ravago and his business partner Tom Gilliland introduced interior Mexican cuisine to Austinites in the ’70s. Come for the brunch buffet, stay for the folk art.

El Patio

El Patio
2938 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 476-5955
A campus landmark for over 60 years, El Patio is one of Austin’s oldest operating Tex-Mex restaurants.

The Driskill Grill

The Driskill Grill
604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-5911
The Driskill’s restaurants have had many different incarnations over the hotel’s 130+ year history. The current Driskill Grill was established in 1929. The classic bar makes a great meeting place in downtown Austin too.

Sandy’s Hamburgers

Sandy’s Hamburgers
603 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
This old-school burger and custard stand was opened in 1946, according to the Chronicle. Sandy’s makes for a great pit stop pre- or post-Barton Springs.

Matt’s El Rancho Restaurant

Matt’s Famous El Rancho
2613 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 462-9333
The long waits for a table on weekends suggest that for some, nostalgia, tradition, and Bob Armstrong dip trump haute cuisine. Matt’s has been an Austin classic since 1952.

Hill’s Cafe

Hill’s Cafe
4700 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 851-9300
There are traces of the cowboy chuckwagon DNA in this kitschy café, originally opened by the Goodnight family in 1947. Try the chicken fried steak with “yella” gravy.

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Gus’s Fried Chicken
117 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4877
Long-running chain serving spicy fried chicken & comfort sides in a low-key setting.

 

 

Phone: (512) 584-8600
Website:  https://www.peershotel.com