Places to eat in and around downtown Austin.

This is quite late coming, I know, but while we were in Austin for SXSW we got a ton of food recommendations from a friendly bartender at the Melting Pot. Below are his picks, asterisks indicate where we’ve actually eaten.

*Stubb’s BBQ – on Red River, Famous and all, but not the best I’ve ever had.

Red River

Iron Works BBQ

*Moonshine Cafe – on Red River, A little pricey but oh-so good. Recommend the roasted garlic appetizer and molasses smoked pork chop.

Green Mesquite BBQ – on S. Lamar

Hills Cafe – on S. Congress

Threadgills – on Riverside and First Street

The Mean Eyed Cat – Johnny Cash music all the time on 5th street

Don’s Depot – on 5th

Best Wurst – Sausage Cart on 6th

*Torchy’s Tacos – on 6th, but there is more than one location. Recommend the “Democrat”, awesome little place.

Guero’s Taco Bar – on S. Congress

*Homeslice Pizza – on S. Congress. Recommend the white pizza…very good rolls too!

Matt’s El Rancho – on S. Lamar

P.Terry’s – on S. Lamar. Recommend Burger

Casino El Camino – on 6th Recommend Burger

*Champion’s – on 4th in the Marriot, Best burger I have ever had.

*Cork and Co. – on Congress. Wine bar, great selection.

*Amy’s Ice Cream – on S. Congress, very good!

*The Salt Lick – Great BBQ Brisket

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