Best Places to Eat in Austin in 2020

A collection of guides to the best food in Austin, 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 guides including hundreds of recommendations from top local bloggers who know food. Whether you want to discover new food and drink, stay up-to-date on the Austin food scene, or find the perfect spot for a special occasion, we’ve got you covered.

From pizza, to poke, to paella, and everything in between – we’ve got a little something for everyone. We can also help you find a brunch spot, somewhere to take the kids, or a spot 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 2020).

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


Austin Food Guides by Dish or Cuisine

Acai Bowls –  by Her Modern Kitchen
Arepas – by The Austinot
Asian Food – by A Taste of Koko
Banh Mi: Vietnamese Sandwiches – by The Smoking Ho
BBQ in Austin – by The Smoking Ho
Breakfast Tacos – by ATX FYI
Burgers in ATX – by Big Bite Out
Charcuterie and Cheese Boards – by Dawn the Gourmand
Cinnamon Rolls – by So Much Life
Cookies – by ATX Bites
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 So Much Life
Pok√© – by Sushi in the ATX
Queso – by So Much Life
Ramen – by Her Modern Kitchen
Salads – by Feed This House
Sandwiches – by ATX Bites
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 A Taste of Koko
Coffee Shops to Work From – by ATX_Bites
Dive Bars – by Big Bite Out
Margaritas – by A Taste of Koko
Mexican Martinis – by Forking Up
Old-Fashioned in Austin – by Her Modern Kitchen
Secret Bars in Austin – by A Taste of Koko
Speakeasies in ATX – by The Austinot



Image Credit: A Taste of Koko


Austin Restaurant Guides for Special Diets

Dairy-Free and Vegan Ice Cream in Austin – by ATX FYI
Gluten-Free in Austin – by The Weekly Menu
Plant Strong Restaurants – by The Austinot
Vegan Restaurants – by A Taste of Koko



Image Credit: Forking Up


Austin Food Guides by Occasion or Genre

Bar Food in Austin – by Forking Up
Breakfast – by A Taste of Koko
Brunch Spots – by A Taste of Koko
Business Lunches Downtown – by Forking Up
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
Drive-Thru Restaurants – by So Much Life
Family-Style Restaurants – by The Happy Mustard Seed
Fine Dining Restaurants – by Foodie is the New Forty
Food Trucks – by So Much Life
Happy Hours – by A Taste of Koko
Healthy Restaurants – by A Taste of Koko
Kid-Friendly Restaurants – by A Taste of Koko
Large Group Dining – by So Much Life
Late Night Restaurants – by A Taste of Koko
Lunch Spots in Austin – by A Taste of Koko
Patio Dining – by A Taste of Koko
Prix Fixe and Tasting Menus – by Her Modern Kitchen
Waterfront Restaurants – by The Austinot
Weekend Happy Hours – by ATX Bites




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Austin Food Guides by Neighborhood

Austin Day Trips – by Big World Small Girl
Austin Road Trips – by The Happy Mustard Seed
Central Austin – by Forking Up
Central to North Austin – by M Delish Boutique
Downtown Austin – by A Taste of Koko
East Austin – by ATX_Bites
East Sixth Street – by The Austinot
Far South – by Phat Phoodies
Lake Travis Restaurants – by Dawn the Gourmand
North Austin – by Fearless Captivations
Northwest Austin – by M Delish Boutique
South Austin New 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.