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Restaurants in Austin, Texas - Austin is full of fantastic restaurants. From fine dining to comfort food, you're bound to find everything you like from Austin restaurants.

Chef David Garrido, has taken over the Chavez space and is opening his new concept, currently called dine.

The space features floor to ceiling windows that overlook the hotel’s pool and most importantly Lady Bird Lake.

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The menu was superb. My recommendations would be the ceviche, the Crispy Oysters with yucca, pineapple and habanero aioli, the Beef Tenderloin Tartar with mustard caviar & flax seed wonton and the meatballs.

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On Monday’s they do $1.00 oysters. And they’re happy hour is definitely worth checking out as they offer half off all liquor, beer and the bar menu from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Location:
The Radisson
111 East Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701

http://dineradissonaustin.com/menuhours

Only two short years ago, one could count pizza delivery options in Austin on two hands. The choices were those inedible national chains, or Gatti’s/Austin’s Pizza, and a few others (we still love you Conan’s).

Oh, how the times have changed. With Favor Delivery, pizza is a few clicks away from anywhere that offers take-out. In fact, a large pie from my favorite shop for thin-crust, East Side Pies, was the first Favor order I completed.

I included a few newcomers on the list, so hopefully there are a few places you haven’t tried. Take into consideration that your favorite spot might not be on the list purely because it’s not in the Favor delivery zone. Or it could be that we haven’t tried it! Feel free to hit us up on Facebook with your recommendations.

In no particular order:

9. Bufalina

When it first opened, one could expect to wait hours to get a table. They’ve recently (and quietly) begun to allow takeout orders. Take advantage. It’s the best neapolitan pie in the city.

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8. Spartan Pizza

The trailer-turned-brick and-mortar on East 6th is open until 3am on weekends. Skip that Whataburger line and order from the safety of your own living room.

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7. Lucky’s Puccias & Pizzeria

Known for his puccias (authentic wood fired Italian sandwiches), Lucky recently opened a brick and mortar on West 5th. The pizzas are as crave-able as his signature sandwiches.

6. The Backspace

Parkside’s sister restaurant serves up really great wood-fired pies. Pro-tip: Whatever you order, be sure to “put an egg on it.”

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5. 40 North

This South First Street newcomer has quickly climbed into our top ten. Try the Hot Honey if you’re into eating things that taste good.

4. East Side Pies

As mentioned above, if you’re a fan of thin-crust, look no further. ESP sources local ingredients whenever possible, and that extra level of care is reflected in the quality of their cracker-thin pies. (Why is this pizza on rocks? I don’t know either)

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3. Little Deli & Pizza

This Crestview neighborhood gem gets very little press considering it makes one of the best New York style pies in the city.

2. Homeslice Pizza

Loved by tourists and locals alike, no list would be complete without a nod to Homeslice. They also take the cake (pie?) for the most often Favor-ed pizza joint in Austin.

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1. Via 313

Before you say, “but I don’t like deep-dish pizza,” let me comment that I didn’t either until I tried Via 313. Furthermore, I haven’t met a person who has tried it that hasn’t fallen in love.

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Want to find out if you’re in Favor’s delivery zone? Check out the map.

Travelers and newbies to the Austin food scene often ask for suggestions from locals about the best places to eat in Austin. One of the most delicious and unique places we typically recommend is Chi’lantro. It’s the city’s go-to for Korean BBQ, and a must-try food truck empire, that now offers two brick and mortar locations as well.

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I got my first taste of Chi’lantro the same way a lot of folks here in Austin did… late-night. The truck always seems to be in the right place at the right time when the bars are closing down. Whether you’re after the “as-seen-on-tv” kimchi fries, or the Korean fried chicken wings (known as K-POPS), you’ll undoubtedly walk away satisfied.

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Thankfully, now Chi’lantro is more accessible than ever. With the opening of their second restaurant (5222 Burnet Rd) just a couple of months ago, Austinites now have the luxury of dining indoors with family and friends. The menu varies from the food truck, so even if you’ve paid a visit or two to the trailer in the past, going to the restaurant will give you a taste of something new and equally tasty.

 

Both Chi’lantro brick and mortar restaurants are currently offering several specials:

HAPPY HOUR: Every Monday-Friday from 3-7pm, they’ve got $1 off all beer and cider (draft/bottles/cans), $2 off all wine (glass/can *no bottles).

HITE NIGHT: Every Wednesday from 7-close, you can keep the party going with 50% off 12oz bottles of Hite ($2).

LATE NIGHT: Both restaurants are now open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10:30 on weeknights.

Chilantro On Demand: Chi’lantro has made it super easy to have their food delivered straight to your door via Favor, Postmates and Uber. Check out the menu and order directly at: http://www.chilantrobbq.com/chilantro-on-demand/

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Looking for a Tuesday evening Happy Hour? Look no further. Eat East Summer series is bringing you a whole load of options. Eat East launched out of an effort to encourage people to get out and try new places! Selected restaurants offer a drink and an appetizer in the $8 – $10 range.

 

Eat East Updated VersionHere’s a list of participating restaurants. Follow them on social media to stay up to date with specials and offerings.

The Hightower: The High Tail (bulleit rye, honey syrup, house made allspice dram, lemon) paired with brussels sprouts for $8

Tamale House East: 2 margaritas and a small queso for $10

Gardner Austin: Fried sweet potatoes with urfa mayo paired with their take on a Kalimotxo, a Basque combination of red wine and soda

Gelateria Gemelli: Small gelato (2 flavors) and an amaro for $10

Spartan Pizza: Signature jalapeno dip and premium beer (draft or bottle/can) for $8

Silo on 7th: Frozen margarita paired with fried deviled eggs for $9

Buenos Aires Cafe: Empanada paired with red or white sangria for $9

Weather Up:  Smoked Whitefish Pate with a Champagne Cocktail for $10

Jacoby’s:  Melvin Mule with an Onion Ring Appetizer for $10.

When: Tuesdays – Labor Day

https://www.facebook.com/events/1674821236064309/

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A Taste of Koko

Where To Eat, Shop, & Play in Austin – A Taste of Koko

Jane is the Editor of Austin’s top food blog, A Taste of Koko, covering the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. She strives to inspire your inner foodie by guiding you to the most delicious finds in the city through mouth-watering food photography. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for her daily finds.

 

Top picks for seafood, shaved snow, iced coffee, and a weekend staycation in Austin!

Dining at Alcomar

WHERE TO BRUNCH: Alcomar

1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Say aloha to Austin’s newest seafood spot with soft shell crab, lobster, snapper, and more!
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WHERE TO DESSERT: SnoLabs

603 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

This isn’t your ordinary snow cone or ice cream. Imagine ribbons and ribbons of light, flaky shaved snow with gourmet toppings that instantly melt in your mouth. SnoLabs is a food trailer in Austin serving up artisanal shaved snow with natural ingredients. Shaved snow is super popular in Taiwan and it tastes just like the ones I had in Taipei last summer. Here’s seven reasons why SnoLabs is going to be your go-to this summer!
Cafe Josie

WHERE TO DINNER: Cafe Josie

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756

I’m always thrilled when I hear of an old Austin restaurant that I haven’t dined at before. With so many new restaurants popping up in Austin every single day, it’s refreshing to visit a spot that’s been in town for years and hear about the good ol’ days. Pro Tip: Order the crispy Brussels sprouts and soft shell crawfish!

 

Caffe Medici

WHERE TO COFFEE: Caffé Medici

*Multiple locations

Caffe Medici just opened their newest location at the Lamar Union. It’s a great spot to get some work done during the day, dinner next door at VOX Table, and then hop over to Alamo Drafthouse for a movie.

SEE ALSO: 5 Coffee Shops EVERY Local Should Know in Austin
Travaasa Austin

WHERE TO STAYCATION: Travaasa Austin

2032 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Looking for a quick weekend getaway? Head to Travaasa Austin, the unique, experimental resort in Texas Hill Country. Travaasa offers inclusive guided adventures, culinary classes, cultural encounters, healing spa treatments, and fitness and wellness workshops, all located in a Zen-like preserve for the soul.

 

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LOCAL EVENT: Thai Street Food Pop-Up

I met Chef Dream during SXSW this past March had the best Thai food of my life. He’s back with his Pranom Pop-Up with a weekly series of Thai late night street food specials every Thursday in July, August and September at Hotel San Jose!

When: July – Sept 2015
Where: Hotel San Jose, 1316 S Congress Ave
More Info: Facebook event here

I’ve been hearing the Launderette hype since their doors opened a few months ago. I finally made it over there and am happy to report they surpassed my expectations. I left already wanting to plan my next visit.

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Everything on the menu called my name. So I took recommendations from our server as well as a friend who insisted on some must order items.

Here are my recommendations for getting started: The Burrata, Nonna’s Red Sauce, Brussels Sprouts and Frites. Sharing those dishes between two people more than filled me up. The brussel sprouts were easily some of the best I’ve had. They’re served with a bacon marmalade and apples that create a flavor explosion in your mouth.

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It does not matter what you eat or how full you think you are, be sure to order the Birthday cake ice cream sandwich. It will make any day feel like your birthday.

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Not only was their food delicious the service was also outstanding.

Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5 – 10 pm, Friday & Saturday 5 – 11 pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 2:30 pm

Phone: 512-382-1599

Location:
2115 Holly Street
Austin, Texas 78702

http://www.launderetteaustin.com

It’s BBQ week! Take advantage of these Favor exclusive offers when celebrating what Texas does best. (And, there’s something for our veggie lovin’ friends as well.)

EXCLUSIVE OFFERS: 

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Slab BBQ : Free side with the purchase of a BBQ Sandwich
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Lone Star BBQ : 10% off every Favor order
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Rollin Smoke BBQ : Free homemade banana pudding with order (while supplies last)
Black’s BBQ : Free soda with each purchase of Classic BBQ
Photo Credit: Favor

This week we featured Monger’s Market + Kitchen as our first 365 Approved Restaurant.

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On Wednesdays, Monger’s celebrates an Afternoon Oyster Social. 1/2 Priced oysters are accompanied by $5 select wines and $1 off all drafts from 2-6pm.

When: Wednesdays

Time: 2 pm – 6 pm

Location:
2401 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

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Welcome to the first edition of the 365 Approved Restaurant Program!

We decided to start with one of our favorite recent openings, Monger’s Market + Kitchen.

Located on East Cesar Chavez, Monger’s specializes in seafood both from the gulf and beyond. They also have exquisite dishes from dry land as well (try the 44 farms chuck steak), and beer and wine offerings that will enhance any menu selection.

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On July 13th, Monger’s will be hosting a craft beer dinner featuring Abita. See the menu below, and purchase tickets by calling the restaurant at 512-215-8972 or by emailing Julie@MongersAustin.com

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Lastly, on Wednesdays, Monger’s celebrates an Afternoon Oyster Social. 1/2 Priced oysters are accompanied by $5 select wines and $1 off all drafts from 2-6pm.

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Location:
2401 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

Hours:
Tue-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11:30am-3:30pm

Website:
MongersAustin.com

We here at 365 Things Austin LOVE to eat, and our 365 Approved Restaurant Program celebrates that passion.

Let’s face it, the Austin culinary scene has come a long way in the past decade, establishing our city as a top destination for everything from traditional Texas BBQ to authentic Italian Gelato.

Our goal with this list is to hand-pick the restaurants we love the most, and while this will be a sponsored section of our site, we promise that you’ll love every place that gains our seal of approval!

The 365 Things Austin Team

 

*Feel like your business belongs on our list? Send inquiries to Jason@365ThingsAustin.com