Best Places to Eat in Austin

A guide to the best food in Austin in 2019, according to top food bloggers in Central Texas.


Looking for the best places to eat in Austin, including the top restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in Austin? You’re in the right place. We’ve got dozens of guides that include hundreds of recommendations from top local bloggers who really love, and know about food. Whether you want to discover new food and drink, stay up to date on the Austin restaurant scene, or find the perfect spot for a special occasion, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve got a little something for everyone, from pizza, to poke, to paella, to everything in between. We can also help you find a brunch spot, somewhere to take the kids, or a place to go for a memorable date night … whether you’re downtown,  south of the river, or way up north. For all of this and much more, check out the comprehensive Austin food guides below (updated for 2019).

This guide is brought to you by the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, a non-profit organization with a mission of supporting Austin-based bloggers. Support the organization by keeping the conversation going with the hashtag #ATXBestEats on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.



Image Credit: A Taste of Koko


Guides to the Best Food in Austin by Dish / Cuisine

Acai Bowls –  by Her Modern Kitchen
Banh Mi: Vietnamese Sandwiches – by The Smoking Ho
BBQ in Austin – by The Smoking Ho
Charcuterie and Cheese Boards – by Dawn the Gourmand
Chinese Food – by Foodie is the New Forty
Cupcakes – by Fearless Captivations
Donuts – by Kitchen Concoctions
French Fries – by A Taste of Koko
Fried Chicken – by Forking Up
Ice Cream – by Discovering ATX
Juice and Smoothies – by Kitchen Concoctions
Matcha Desserts – by Discovering ATX
Mexican Food – by South Austin Foodie
Paella – by Wine with Lisa
Pasta Dishes – by Phat Phoodies
Pastries – by Fearless Captivations
Pizzas – by ATX Eats and Treats
Poké – by Sushi in the ATX
Ramen – by Her Modern Kitchen
Salads – by Feed This House
Sandwiches – by Phat Phoodies
Sushi – by Sushi in the ATX
Tacos – by Kitchen Concoctions



Image Credit: Big World Small Girl


Guides to the Best Drinks in Austin

Beer: Breweries and Brewpubs – by Big World Small Girl
Bloody Marys – by Forking Up
Cider in Austin – by Big World Small Girl
Coffee Shops – The Laqui One
Coffee Shops to Work From – by ATX_Bites
Cocktails in Austin – by VodkaGirlATX
Mexican Martinis – by Forking Up
Old-Fashioned in Austin – by Her Modern Kitchen



Image Credit: ATX Eats and Treats


Best Restaurants in Austin for Special Diets

Gluten-Free in Austin – by The Weekly Menu
Paleo in Austin – by ATX Eats and Treats
Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants – by The Laqui One







Image Credit: So Much Life


Best Austin Food by Occasion or Genre

Bar Food – by Forking Up
Brunch Spots – by A Taste of Koko
Classic Austin Restaurants – by So Much Life
Culinary Classes – by Fearless Captivations
Date Night Restaurants – by So Much Life
Dog Friendly Restaurants – by Big World Small Girl
Fine Dining Restaurants – by Foodie is the New Forty
Large Group Dining – by So Much Life
Happy Hours – by A Taste of Koko
Kid-Friendly Restaurants – by A Taste of Koko
Prix Fixe and Tasting Menus – by Her Modern Kitchen




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Best Austin Restaurants by Location

Central Austin – by Forking Up
Downtown Austin – by A Taste of Koko
East Austin – by ATX_Bites
North Austin – by Fearless Captivations
New in North Austin – by M Delish Boutique
Northwest Austin – by M Delish Boutique
South Austin Restaurants – by South Austin Foodie
South First Street Eats – by So Much Life




Thanks for checking out the latest edition of the Austin City Guide, which was created thanks to contributions by members of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. Please show them some love by visiting, commenting on, and sharing their posts. Also, to learn more about great eats in Austin, make sure to check out our food guides from previous years and use the hashtag #ATXBestEats on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook all year round to discover even more delicious food in Austin.