When you are in Austin TX, you have plenty of local flavors to choose from. Austin is well-known for being the “live music capital” of the world, but it also has plenty of upscale restaurants that serve up some delicious eats. The hotels have both historic and modern charm.
The top 10 best Austin TX restaurants are:
With the look of an art gallery, this restaurant is gorgeous inside and out. The open sushi bar allows you to see the works of art come together. With fresh fish flown in daily, you can taste the difference. The chefs put their hearts into this place and it shows in the masterpieces in front of you. Have a seat in Uchi and enjoy what many call “the best sushi in Austin.”
This place is right across the street from the previous restaurant, but could not be much different if it tried. It is a sleek and modern place with a menu that changes often. It is all about the experience here, and the staff does an amazing job of catering to your every need. They throw in little surprises here and there that make it stand out from many other places.
- Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
A relaxed vibe greets you as soon as you walk in the door. The patio bar is a great place to sit and enjoy Texas weather, but those who want to be indoors can do so as well. Get cozy at one of the fire pits or take advantage of the full-service bar upstairs. The menu goes above and beyond what you would expect from such an atmosphere – from the burger to the wine, you won’t be disappointed.
This place is perfect for those who want a cozy, romantic dining experience. The historic home was originally built in 1847 and has been restored into a restaurant that serves up amazing food all while maintaining its historic charm inside. It is part of our “tour of homes,” but you can only take in the beauty when it comes to food, drinks, and desserts.
- Franklin BBQ
This is a local favorite that many people say has the best barbecue they have ever had. It is a small location with no AC, so know what you are getting yourself into before going there! But once you get a whiff of the barbecue you will be hooked. Franklin smokes all of their meat in-house and it is worth the wait in line to get your hands on some.
- Lavaca Street Bar
This classic dive bar has a menu that features everything from sandwiches to ribs, but they are most famous for their burgers. The bartenders are extremely friendly and the high-top tables are perfect for sharing a meal with friends. Live music often plays on the patio, so take your food outside to enjoy it while you listen to some live tunes.
At this place, you can get prime seafood that has been flown in fresh daily. This upscale restaurant is great for business lunches and special occasions. They have an impressive wine list that accompanies their seafood dishes perfectly. If you want to go all out, sit at the bar during happy hour for $1 oysters on the half shell until 6 pm each day. You can also get raw or steamed shellfish by the pound if you don’t think you want an entire meal.
- Moonshine Grill
This is another grill with a twist! Not only can you get your favorite cuts of meat, but they also have sushi for those who like to mix it up. No matter what time of day or night you go here, the staff will be there to take good care of you and make sure you get exactly what you want. If you are looking for a healthier option, this is the place to go.
- The Carillon
This restaurant was voted “Favorite Restaurant” in Austin by readers of the Austin Chronicle in 2012 and 2013, so it has some staying power! It offers American cuisine with an emphasis on local and organic products. They stay true to the seasons and use what is available to them at that time, so you know it is going to be good. Even their desserts are made with seasonal ingredients and reflect on local culture and tradition.
- Tiger Lily Cafe and Bakery
This cute Cafe serves up some of the best breakfasts in town! They make their bread and jams and all of their food is made from scratch. If you want to take a walk on the sweeter side, try out one of their amazing desserts or baked goods. They offer a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well if you ever get hungry after your meal!
You should visit each one of these places while you are in Austin, TX. They offer great food and drinks for every type of person! Some are perfect for a night out with friends, others are great for dinner with your significant other. No matter what you’re looking for, Austin Texas has it all!