Austin, TX

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Casserole QueensCasserole Queens
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 200-3805
  • Chicken Pot Pie
    delivery only; served in individual, small & large sizes; looks good
5.0 out of 5
10 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe]; delivery only; "We deliver fresh-from-scratch meals straight to your door in heels, aprons, and the timeless tradition of mom's best recipes." (from its website)
Franklin BarbecueFranklin Barbecue
900 E 11th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked in post-oak wood for 15-16 hrs; looks good
  • BBQ
    Lee Anne gets the beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage links & smoked turkey breast; looks good
  • Tipsy Texan Sandwich
    chopped brisket, sliced links, cole slaw, pickles & onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3654 ratings
#2 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2009; Franklin was a protége at JMueller a heated rival; hailed Franklin BBQ as the best in America (Bon Appetit, 2010); long lines (even as early as 9am!)...usually sells out by 2pm
La BarbecueLa Barbecue
1502 S 1st St Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 605-9696
  • Beef Brisket
    moist brisket; looks good; smoked/cooked in post-oak wood for 8 hrs; looks good
  • Beef Rib
    large rib
4.5 out of 5
1585 ratings
formerly JMueller BBQ at airing; one of Danielle's personal favorites; long lines (sells out quickly); live music on Saturdays & Sundays; had to shut down temporarily in 2006...sold smokers to competitor Aaron a heated competitor; long lines
Luke's Inside OutLuke's Inside Out
1109 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-8883
  • Korean Rabbit Sandwich
    pulled Bulgogi (Korean BBQ sauce) marinated rabbit, carmelized onions, tator tots, homemade kimchi, Szechuan chili paste & special sauce served between griddled French bread; "I love banh mi sandwiches...that's at least in the top five I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • The Shrimp (Sandwich)
    grilled rosemary, chipotle shrimp formed into a patty & served w/ blue cheese, apple & honey on griddled sourdough
4.5 out of 5
283 ratings
in trailer next to Gibson Bar; cook was former caterer for 27 years (as of 2012)
Moonshine Patio Bar & GrillMoonshine Patio Bar & Grill
303 Red River St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
  • Peach-Glazed Pork Chops
    sous vide cooked (slow-cook in vacuum bag under low-heat water), grilled; topped w/ peach chutney
  • Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
    w/ Oreo cookie crust
4.5 out of 5
3075 ratings
est. 2003; serving an innovative take on classic American comfort food in historic building (circa 1852) w/ 2 outdoor patios
More Home Slice PizzaMore Home Slice Pizza
1421 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437
  • Pepperoni Pizza
    thin crust; looks good
  • White Pizza
    extra virgin olive oil, garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone & romano
4.5 out of 5
414 ratings
serving authentic NY-style pizza
Odd Duck RestaurantOdd Duck Restaurant
1201 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
  • Pork Belly Slider
    pork belly brined overnight, spiced and let sit for 12 hours, then charred and grilled; prepared in mini buns w/ mayo, tomato, arugula and a speared pickle; looks good
  • Lamb Meatloaf Sandwich
    topped w/ homemade potato salad, chile mayo, greens & potato chips in the sandwich; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1231 ratings
est. 2009; started in a trailer; formerly Odd Duck Farm To Trailer (at airing)...moved from 1219 S Lamar Blvd location
Salty SowSalty Sow
1917 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
  • Triple Fried Duck Fat Fries
    topped w/ 110-minute egg; w/ side of cold Bearnaise; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2002 ratings
American Gastropub that serves contemporary farm-to-table eats in a casual setting
Veracruz All NaturalVeracruz All Natural
1108 E 6th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 981-1760
  • Migas Breakfast Taco
    corn tortilla taco w/ eggs, tortilla chips, avocado, pico de gallo & cheese
4.5 out of 5
528 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); est. 2008; taco truck; multiple locations; featured by Rachael Ray, Rolling Stone & Austin Eater
Via 313 PizzaVia 313 Pizza
1111B E 6th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 939-1927
  • The Detroiter Pizza
    thick crust, rectangular pizza w/ smoked pepperoni under the cheese, natural casing pepperoni on top; looks good
4.5 out of 5
565 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); opened in 2011 by two brothers from Detroit serving "genuine Detroit Style Pizza"
Cafe No SeCafe No Se
1603 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-2061
  • Grilled Shrimp Burger
    w/ spicy kewpie mayo, bok choy slaw
  • No Sé Cheeseburger
    2 patties w/ cheese, sweet onion, pickles, buttermilk bun; Tim gets w/ sunny egg on top; looks good
4.0 out of 5
240 ratings
located in South Congress Hotel
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 800-9098
  • Kimchi Fries
    french fries topped w/ caramelized Kimchi, Korean BBQ, chopped grilled onions, cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, "magic sauce", Sriracha & sesame seeds; looks good
4.0 out of 5
700 ratings
#35 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 2010; Korean+Mexican Fusion BBQ taco truck; go to website to find location
Dai DueDai Due
2406 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
  • Venison Enchilada
    layered dish w/ venison-based picadillo, cheddar, tortilla topped w/ fried egg & crema
4.0 out of 5
405 ratings
est. 2006; butcher shop/chic restaurant
Flip Happy CrepesFlip Happy Crepes (CLOSED)
400 Josephine St Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 552-9034
  • Nutella Crepe w/ Strawberries & Bananas
    served w/ chocolate sauce drizzle & powdered sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
337 ratings
CLOSED; in 1950s trailer w/ outdoor seating
Fonda San MiguelFonda San Miguel
2330 W North Loop Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121
  • Cochinita Pibil
    Yucatan specialty of slow-cooked pork baked in banana leaf; looks good
4.0 out of 5
680 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); served in a charming, colorful, hacienda-style space
407 Colorado St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6916
  • Fico Anatra
    custom-made smoked duck & pork sausage dressed w/ fig mostarda, crispy shallots & Pure Luck goat chevre on a Frank Bun
  • Holy Smoke Micheladas
    drink: South Austin Brewery Kol beer, Cracias a Dios Mezcal, soy sauce, Yellow Bird jalapeno sauce, Frank Red Headed Stranger Bloody Mary mix, chipotle saly, Li'l smokies
4.0 out of 5
1726 ratings
opened in 2010; "purveyors of artisan sausages" (from its website); serving over 16 beers on tap
2402 San Gabriel St Map It!
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 220-0953
  • Barbecue Benedict
    buttermilk biscuit, smoked tomato hollandaise; choice of: brisket, pulled pork or sausage; Michael got brisket; looks good
  • Smoked Chocolate Mousse
4.0 out of 5
613 ratings
laid-back lounge, beer garden & smokehouse serving barbecue & retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building
Gourdough's Public HouseGourdough's Public House
2700 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-9070
  • Bacon Me Crazy
    sandwich where the buns are housemade donuts w/ loads of bacon, provolone cheese, guacamole, cilantro, tomato, red onion & garlic mayo; looks good
4.0 out of 5
999 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites)
Hopdoddy Burger BarHopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 243-7505
  • Poutine Burger Special
    fresh-ground burger topped w/ fries, gravy, cheese, caramelized onions, fried egg & "sassy" sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4083 ratings
multiple locations
Juan In a MillionJuan In a Million
2300 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-3872
  • Don Juan Breakfast Taco
  • Don Juan Breakfast Taco Challenge
    challenge: eat as many tacos, no time limit, beat record of 7 (at time of airing); Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
1402 ratings
#53 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1980
Noble Sandwich CoNoble Sandwich Co
12233 620 N Map It!
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 382-6248
  • Seared Beef Tongue Sandwich
    braised for 7 hrs, sliced & seared on flat top; served w/ smoked green onions, red pepper relish & aioli; winner of Best Sandwich (Southwest)
  • Knuckle Sandwich
    sliced roast beef re-heated in oven w/ carmelized onions, cheddar cheese & au jus, served on homemade bread dipped in au jus & a spread of "knuckle sauce" (horseradish-based); looks good!
  • Smoked Duck Pastrami
    a top seller; duck smoked for 6 hrs; shredded & served w/ Russian dressing & rye pickles all on homemade wheat or white bread; looks good
  • The Noble Pig
    spicy ham, pulled pork, provolone & bacon served on homemade bread w/ housemade mustard & mayo; looks good
4.0 out of 5
350 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Sandwiches); opened in 2010; serve breakfast & lunch only; disco ball in kitchen; "everything you guys do...the time you take, the energy, the attitude, the dedication...tying it all together and making outstanding artisan sandwiches--that's what Triple-D's all about"-Guy Fieri
Roaring ForkRoaring Fork
701 Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 583-0000
  • Green Chili Mac & Cheese
    served in cast iron bowl & topped w/ panko; "grown-up mac & cheese" -Fabio Viviani
4.0 out of 5
835 ratings
in spirit of The Old West, meats are prepared by wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill or wood oven roasting
Taco FlatsTaco Flats
5520 Burnet Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 284-8352
  • Gringa Tacos
    spit roasted pork, onion, grilled jack cheese, pineapple, cilantro
  • Tostadas de Atun
    yellowfin tuna, house-made garlic + lime aioli, fried leeks, avocado, habanero sea salt
4.0 out of 5
304 ratings
24 Diner24 Diner
600 N Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
  • Meat Loaf
    30-ingredient meat loaf served w/ whipped potatoes, bacon-braised collard greens, sweet onion gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1571 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); classic '50s-inspired diner serving chef-inspired comfort food
BaconBacon (CLOSED)
900 W 10th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 322-9777
  • Bacon Reuben
    corned bacon, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, pickles & Russian dressing on marbled rye; looks good
  • Double Grind Burger
    all natural house ground steak & bacon blend, crisp romaine, tomato, red onion, pickles & house mayo
3.5 out of 5
548 ratings
CLOSED; since 2011; cure & smoke their own bacon & cut to 1/4-inch slices; offer a different flavor bacon everyday; bacon in almost everything in menu; counter service restaurant w/ 50 indoor table dinning seats & 7 large communal style picnic tables outside
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