If you're wanting to explore every great place to eat and drink in Austin, you'll have to go ahead and plan for a change of address. We're fortunate to be home to some of the best chefs, restaurants and bars in town, and we're excited to share them with you.
The Black family has been actively serving the barbecue community for over three generations, originally making a name for themselves at the Black's BBQ family-owned restaurant in Lockhart, Texas. Located just north of the UT campus on Guadalupe Street, this Original Black’s BBQ “outpost” serves barbecue cooked on the old Lockhart pits and hand-delivered to the Austin location every day.
3110 Guadalupe St, blacksbbq.com
Located just around the corner from Hotel Ella, Dive Bar & Lounge offers craft cocktails, beer and wine. Check its website for updates on daily specials, including half-priced wine bottles, $3 draft pints and $5 Bloody Marys on weekends.
1703 Guadalupe St, diveaustin.com
You don't have to go far to find fresh, seasonal fare made with local ingredients. Located inside Hotel Ella, Goodall's Kitchen provides a classic American dining experience that combines the mansion's historic charm with a modern Austin sensibility. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, plus a special weekend tea service featuring traditional tea sandwiches, pastries and confectionary sweets.
1900 Rio Grande St, goodallskitchen.com
Hopfields is the place to go for craft beer and French-inspired fare. Located just north of the hotel, the gastropub was opened in November 2011 by husband-and-wife team Bay and Lindsay Anthon to bring to Austin a comfortable and casual yet classy spot to imbibe on high quality craft beers, wines, and cocktails and enjoy homestyle French cooking.
3110 Guadalupe St, hopfieldsaustin.com
Housed in the heart of Hyde Park in a 1920s home, Hyde Park Bar and Grill has been feeding Austinites and visitors alike since 1982. The cozy restaurant sources its products locally to provide comfort food and classic American & Texan dishes made from scratch. Look for the iconic giant fork out front for the perfect photo op.
4206 Duval St, hpbng.com
The sister restaurant to Austin fine dining institution Jeffrey’s, Josephine House offers breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour and dinner in a charming cottage in the historic Clarksville neighborhood. The restaurant features a small marble bar for coffee or cocktails, intimate tables in the dining room, shady nooks on the patio and a grassy front lawn for lounging.
1601 Waterston, josephineofaustin.com
A sister restaurant to Goodall's Kitchen, Le Politique is a traditional French brasserie serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in a bright corner spot of downtown Austin. Les pièces de résistance: prix-fixe lunch options, weekday happy hour, house-made pastries, and an ambiance that's très français.
110 San Antonio St, lepolitiqueaustin.com
Offering upscale Southern fare in a refurbished white bungalow, Olamaie has brought farm-fresh ingredients to classic dishes like skillet cornbread and Hoppin’ John since 2013. The restaurant’s claim to fame is its formally off-the-menu biscuits, which are now available to order by the dozen.
1610 San Antonio St, olamaieaustin.com
Originally opened as a full-service bakery in 1981, Texas French Bread now also serves as a full farm-to-table bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a historic West Campus building. The restaurant is family-owned and operated by Murph Wilcott, whose parents founded the business in their kitchen just a few blocks north of its current location. You can find baked goods from Texas French Bread all over town, from coffee shops to other local restaurants.
2900 Rio Grande Blvd, texasfrenchbread.com
An Austin institution just a block away from the Texas Capitol, Texas Chili Parlor has been serving burgers, Tex-Mex and several kinds of daily chili since 1976. The space is host to funky decor from taxidermy to neon signs, and was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s movie, “Death Proof.”
409 Lavaca St, txchiliparlor.com
Co-owned by chefs Stewart Scruggs and Mark Paul since 2001, the Castle Hill restaurant is often noted as one of Austin’s first farm-to-table restaurants and has been the training ground for several local chefs. The restaurant serves a daily menu featuring the freshest ingredients, and has an adjacent wine bar that opens at 5pm every day.
1014 N Lamar Blvd, winkrestaurant.com