Dine & Drink
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 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
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
Texas French Bread
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
A beloved transplant from Houston, Tiny Boxwoods is most notable for its signature, perfectly baked chocolate chip cookies, boasted by many as the best in town (and we aren’t arguing!). Other highlights include fresh-baked pastries for brunch service & the lucky burger for afternoons in the garden-inspired space.
1503 W 35th St, tinyboxwoods.com
A sister to award-winning Japanese restaurant, Uchi, featuring a selection of signature Uchi sushi dishes but differentiated by the addition of comfort-food items & atmosphere. Helmed by Chef Tyson Cole, one of the few American sushi masters.
4200 N Lamar Blvd, uchikoaustin.com
- Take a walk downtown and make a stop for dinner at La Condesa, a James Beard-nominated modern Mexican restaurant located in Austin’s vibrant 2nd Street Entertainment District. The menu features interior Mexican dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, plus a renowned bar program with one of the largest collections of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in the city.
- 400A W 2nd St, lacondesa.com
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
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
Located in a renovated bungalow just off of UT's campus, FoodHeads is a cafe that's been serving up the Austin community with local ingredients & fresh food for 20 years. This cafe offers a variety of sandwiches that change from season to season, from cold cuts to grilled sandwiches.
616 W 34th St, foodheads.com
Love Supreme Pizza Bar
From Thunderbird Coffee co-founders came newly opened pizzeria, Love Supreme Pizza Bar. Love Supreme serves up crispy Neapolitan-inspired pizza pies, alongside plated dishes & a variety of cocktails, wines and beers. Great as a meet up spot with plenty of outdoor seating to fit a large crowd.
2805 Manor Rd, lovesupremepizzabar.com
Whole Foods | 6th & Lamar Location
Just off of North Lamar, you’ll find Whole Foods’ flagship store, on the edge of downtown Austin, stocked with the usual variety of local, health-focused groceries and goods, along with an extensive hot bar of takeaway food. A highlight of this location is the rooftop area fit for getting together with friends and enjoying meals — don’t miss out on catching a casual sunset dinner here!
525 N Lamar Blvd, wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lamar
Texas Chili Parlor
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