Becoming known for its food scene has been no easy feat, but Austin is now becoming known throughout the country as one of the best foodie cities going. With so many incredible restaurants all over town, Austin isn’t going to run out of places to dine any time soon. However, it can be hard to choose!

For everyone who gets decision stress like we do, here’s a list of 10 essential, absolutely core Austin eating experiences. If you haven’t visited these joints, consider this your Austin dining checklist!

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24 Diner:

Kerbey Lane Cafe:

Happy #LaborDay, Austin! Brunch has been extended. ? @traceefoodie #atxeats #atxbrunch

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Matt’s El Rancho:

There are many quesos, but there can only be one Bob Armstrong dip. ?: @nyckrissy #EEEEEATS #InfatuationAustin

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Torchy’s Taco’s:

Center of attention.

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Phil’s Ice House:

I love my food! My lunch was great today! #ATX#philsicehouse#foodporn#burgers#fatkidproblems

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Irie Bean Coffee Bar:

Odd Duck:

Noble Sandwich Company:


Lunch time.

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Now that we’ve got you hungry, here are 10 places to grab a bite after you leave Barton Springs, and 10 places that are happy to serve you 24 hours a day. And we’re sure the locals will have much disagreement and/or many additional suggestions for you, dear reader. All of them are right. It’s genuinely hard to find a bad meal in Austin, Texas.

Happy eating!

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