Restaurants in Central East Austin, TX


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Blue Dahlia Bistro

Blue Dahlia Bistro

Austin, TX

It may be known for brunch, but from 3-6 on weekdays you can enjoy $3 wine, beer and deeply discounted food.

Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue

Austin, TX

The 2 hour line speaks for itself. Franklin BBQ probably has the best brisket in Austin & the sausage is great too. You can skip the line if you call in a 5lb order or more.

Top Restaurants in Central East Austin, TX



Restaurants in Central East Austin, TX
Zandunga

Zandunga

1000 E 11th St, Austin


Son of Austin's beloved Mi Madre's opened this interior Mexican restaurant. Inspired dishes include ingredients such as huitlacoche & yuca
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30.269535 -97.730176
Primizie Osteria Italian Caf?? & Wine Bar

Primizie Osteria Italian Caf?? & Wine Bar

1000 E 11th St, Austin


Sadly, this gem of a restaurant has closed.
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30.269535 -97.730176
Blue Dahlia Bistro

Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St, Austin


To be fair, any seat at this cozy bistro is a good seat -- but on a sunny, cool day, please make it a point to head to the the small courtyard out back, where huge palm fronds sway…
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30.268921 -97.728763
Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin


Best brisket ever. Be sure to get there by 7:30 am and wait for a few hours, or you're SOL.
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30.270178 -97.731262
J Kellys Bar B Que

J Kellys Bar B Que

900 E 11th St, Austin


Friendly, downscale atmosphere, you get a lot of state workers mingled with the local east-siders. I'm praying the gentrification that's happening literally next door doesn't…
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30.270178 -97.731262
Gene's

Gene's

1209 E 11th St, Austin


I liked that this was a small, cute little place that was CLEAN. Most places in Austin attempt at the quaint little cafe that ends up feeling more like the dirty little whole in…
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30.268242 -97.726909
Angie's Mexican Restaurant

Angie's Mexican Restaurant

900 E 7TH St, Austin


This restaurant has some of the BEST authentic Mexican food in town! Flavorful food with a good balance of traditional Mexican seasonings & other ingredients that make this place…
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30.266446 -97.733036
Eastside Pies

Eastside Pies

1401 B Rosewood Ave, Austin


My favorite pizza spot on the east side finally has multiple locations! There's something for everyone at East Side - gluten free and veg included! This place has given new life to…
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30.268823 -97.724191
Hillside Farmacy

Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St, Austin


Deep down in the history vault of east Austin, there lies proof that Hillside Farmacy was, indeed, once a pharmacy (the "ph" kind). Which makes the throwback feel appropriate: The…
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30.268093 -97.726911
Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

2316 Webberville Rd, Austin


The food at Gourmand's overall is pretty straightforward stuff -- Cobb salad, nachos, chips & queso -- but their soups are special, because they're some of the only ones in town…
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Franklin Barbecue. Best brisket ever. Be sure to get there by 7:30 am and wait for a few hours, or you're SOL. … read more


Franklin Barbecue. You may hear more about Coopers, Mueller's, or Smitty's, but anybody who knows barbecue in the Lone Star State will tell you that the king of Texas Q is a young man named Aaron Franklin, whose low-key, modern Austin restaurant puts the lie to all the old-timey rigamarole associated with the state.… read more


Longbranch Inn. We all need a dark dive to hide in when we need one. Longbranch Inn has been a good one for decades, and one where we can hide out for hours. … read more