- July 28, 2015

10 East Austin Experiences That Prove Our Weirdness Isn’t Just Down South

2) Spoil your taste buds’ at a beloved Eastside eatery.

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Juan in a Million’s infamous Don Juan breakfast taco. Photo: Flickr user Steve Snodgrass, CC licensed.

Next time you plan to eat out, we dare you to try one of East Austin’s top restaurants or food trucks. The Eastside food scene can be overwhelming for noobs, but lucky for you, we have prepared several excellent recommendations for just about every type of nom:

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Franklin’s usual fare — pork ribs, sausage, brisket, pulled pork. Photo: Flickr user T. Tseng, CC licensed.

Asian:

East Side King 1618 1/2 E 6th St. 512-422-5884. Open Tues 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Wed – Fri 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Sat 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Bakery:

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop 2406 Manor Rd, Suite B. 512-912-6628. Open Tues – Thurs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri – Sat 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BBQ:

Franklin Barbecue 900 E 11th St. 512-653-1187. Open Tues – Sun 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Eastside Cafe operates out of a house. Photo: Flickr user Kari Sullivan, CC licensed.

John Mueller Meat Co. 2500 E 6th St. Open Thurs – Tues 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Burgers:

Dan’s Hamburgers 844 Airport Blvd. 512-385-2262. Open Mon – Thurs, Sun 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri – Sat 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cafe:

Cenote 1010 E Cesar Chavez St. 512-524-1311. Open Mon – Fri 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Eastside Cafe 2113 Manor Rd. 512-476-5858. Open Mon – Thurs 11:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri 11:15 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat – Sun 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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If you want it, there’s a good chance Quickie Pickie’s got it. Photo: Flickr user Gina Pina, CC licensed.

Hillside Farmacy 1209 E 11th St. 512-628-0168. Open Sun – Wed 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thurs – Sat 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cajun & Creole:

Nubian Queen Lola’s 1815 Rosewood Ave. 512-474-5652. Open Mon – Fri 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Wed – Fri 9 p.m.), Sat 5 to 9 p.m.

Coffee, etc.:

The Buzz Mill 1505 Town Creek Dr. 512-912-9221. Open daily 24/7.

Bennu Coffee 2001 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-478-4700. Open daily 24/7.

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East Side Pies knows what you want. Photo: Flickr user Kari Sullivan, CC licensed.

Thunderbird Coffee 2200 Manor Rd. 512-472-9900. Open daily 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sat – Sun 8 a.m.)

Gastropub:

Quickie Pickie 1208 E 11th St. 512-479-0136. Open daily 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sat – Sun 8 a.m.)

Salty Sow 1917 Manor Rd. 512-391-2337. Open Sun – Thurs 4:30 to 10 p.m., Fri – Sat 4:30 to 11 p.m.

Mexican:

Juan in a Million 2300 E Cesar Chavez St. 512-472-3872. Open daily 7 a.m. to p.m.

Mi Madre’s Restaurant 2201 Manor Rd. 512-322-9721. Open Mon – Tues 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed – Sat 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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That’s clever, Thunderbird. Very clever. Photo: Flickr user Shannon, CC licensed.

Veracruz All Natural 1704 E Cesar Chavez St. 512-981-1760. Open daily 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pizza:

East Side Pies 1401 Rosewood Ave. 512-524-0933. Open Sun – Thurs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri – Sat 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Spartan Pizza 1007 E 6th St. 512-484-0798. Open Sun – Thurs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sun 9 p.m.), Fri – Sat 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Southern:

Contigo 2027 Anchor Ln. 512-614-2260. Open Mon – Wed 5 to 11 p.m., Thurs – Sat 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Red Star Southern 1700 E 6th St. 512-962-3674. Open Mon, Thurs – Fri 6 p.m. until sold out, Sat – Sun 2 p.m. until sold out.

Haymaker 2310 Manor Rd. 512-243-6702. Open Sun – Fri 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sat 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Vegan:

Counter Culture 2337 E Cesar Chavez St. 512-524-1540. Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.