Restaurants in Central Austin, TX


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Spider House

Spider House

Austin, TX

If you are looking for Austin weird / cool, this is your spot. Spider House is a Quirky hang out that has everything you need in one place: a spacious outdoor patio, full bar with great beer on tap, good coffee, a juice bar (the Tikal is awesome), live music at night, a crepe trailer, a tattoo parlor, & tshirt shop.

Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso

Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso

Austin, TX

This espresso bar slash gelateria is always hopping. Dolce Vita is classic and reliable, and you always know you're getting some of the yummiest, creamiest gelato in town.

Ya Ya Cafe

Ya Ya Cafe

Austin, TX

Not your typical pho joint! They even have a variety of shaved ice and other sweet treats to finish off your meal. Try the seafood noodles!

Top Restaurants in Central Austin, TX



Restaurants in Central Austin, TX
Veggie Heaven

Veggie Heaven

1914 Guadalupe St Ste A, Austin


How many restaurants can you think of where the entire menu is primarily $7 and under? This iconic UT-area eatery features vegetarian fare for cheapz. You can even go as low as $5…
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30.282644 -97.742247
Hyde Park Bar & Grill

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

4206 Duval St, Austin


Somewhere between a diner and high-class eatin' lies Hyde Park Bar & Grill, the fork sign-fronted fixture of Duval Road. "Comfort" is the word that immediately comes to mind,…
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30.304189 -97.726621
Crown and Anchor Pub

Crown and Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin


love eating here for lunch.
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30.292413 -97.735842
Spider House

Spider House

2908 Fruth St, Austin


If you are looking for Austin weird / cool, this is your spot. Spider House is a Quirky hang out that has everything you need in one place: a spacious outdoor patio, full bar with…
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30.295586 -97.741788
Trudy's Restaurant & Bar

Trudy's Restaurant & Bar

409 W 30th St, Austin


Trudy's claims to be the patron saint of many things -- the Mexican Martini, for example -- but while they are not the inventor of the stuffed avocado, they've certainly perfected…
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30.295976 -97.740994
Dirty Martin's

Dirty Martin's

2808 Guadalupe St, Austin


One of the oldest hamburger restaurants in America, Dirty's is one of the "holy trinity" of Texas burger classics -- the others being Chris Madrid's in San Antonio and Keller's in…
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30.293876 -97.742311
Mothers Cafe & Garden

Mothers Cafe & Garden

4215 Duval St, Austin


Mother's is such authentically hippie, old Austin, that you have to smile at their earnestly vegetarian menu options: Tofu Lasagna, BBQ Tofu, Tofu Enchiladas -- did I mention they…
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30.304382 -97.725956
Thai Kitchen

Thai Kitchen

3009 Guadalupe St, Austin


Sure the fluorescent lighting is tough on the eyes and complexion, but this campus-area eatery never fails in the late-night convenience department. Though dishes are nothing to…
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30.296821 -97.741886
Freebirds

Freebirds

1000 E 41st St Ste 260, Austin


I'm not really a big burrito fan at all, but I really love Freebirds. This could be why I avoided the chain Chipotle especially since I had a horrible food experience in one of the…
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30.301481 -97.720405
Mangia Pizza

Mangia Pizza

3016 Guadalupe Ste 100, Austin


I've had a great pizza!
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30.297435 -97.741497

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P Terry's Burger Stand. Yes, you could get a healthy salad just up the street at Central Market...OR you could get a delicious bacon cheeseburger at P. Terry's. This is a monologue I regularly play out with myself cruising down N. Lamar, and usually Central Market wins, but sometimes the devil on my shoulder is just too convincing.… read more


Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso. This espresso bar slash gelateria is always hopping. Dolce Vita is classic and reliable, and you always know you're getting some of the yummiest, creamiest gelato in town. … read more


Spider House. If you are looking for Austin weird / cool, this is your spot. Spider House is a Quirky hang out that has everything you need in one place: a spacious outdoor patio, full bar with great beer on tap, good coffee, a juice bar (the Tikal is awesome), live music at night, a crepe trailer, a tattoo parlor, & tshirt shop. … read more