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  • Chicken Pot Pie
    delivery only; served in individual, small & large sizes; looks good
5.0 out of 5
11 ratings
[CLOSED]; 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)
Boteco: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Boteco ($$)
(422 ratings)

1209 E 6th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(347) 251-0671
www.botecoatx.com
  • Feijoada
    national dish of Brazil; black bean & porridge stew w/ pork, beef, prosciutto, sausage; served w/ side of rice & collards; looks good
  • Pao de Queijo Sandwich
    seasoned steak sandwich on house-made Brazilian cheese bread; looks good
4.5 out of 5
422 ratings
food truck serving Brazilian street food; Matthew McConaughey recommended (prepared birthday party meal for his wife)
Franklin Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Franklin BarbecueSee Franklin Barbecue Video ($$)
(4942 ratings)

900 E 11th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
franklinbarbecue.com
  • 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
4942 ratings
#2 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2009; Franklin was a protége at JMueller BBQ...now 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 Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
la Barbecue ($$)
(2433 ratings)

2027 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 605-9696
labarbecue.com
  • 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
2433 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 Franklin...now a heated competitor; long lines
Luke's Inside Out: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Luke's Inside OutSee Luke's Inside Out Video ($$)
(333 ratings)

1109 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-8883
www.lukesinsideout.com
  • 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
333 ratings
in trailer next to Gibson Bar; cook was former caterer for 27 years (as of 2012)
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill ($$)
(4829 ratings)

303 Red River St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
moonshinegrill.com
  • 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
4829 ratings
est. 2003; serving an innovative take on classic American comfort food in historic building (circa 1852) w/ 2 outdoor patios
More Home Slice Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
More Home Slice Pizza ($)
(512 ratings)

1421 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437
www.homeslicepizza.com
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Pizza Perfection"
  • Pepperoni Pizza
    thin crust; looks good
  • White Pizza
    extra virgin olive oil, garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone & romano
4.5 out of 5
512 ratings
serving authentic NY-style pizza
Odd Duck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Odd DuckSee Odd Duck Video ($$$)
(1759 ratings)

1201 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
oddduckaustin.com
  • 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
1759 ratings
est. 2009; started in a trailer; formerly Odd Duck Farm To Trailer (at airing)...moved from 1219 S Lamar Blvd location
Pieous: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pieous ($$)
(1032 ratings)

166 Hargraves Dr Map It!
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 394-7041
  • Caramel Roll
    81-layered croissant-like crisp outside & gooey inside; looks good!
  • Pastrami Sandwich
    cured for 20 days, smoked for 10-13 hrs & then piled high on house-made sour dough bread; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1032 ratings
"simply devoted to great food"; serving high-end chef-driven food; pizza, pastrami, bakery/desserts; Other Recipes: Caramel Sauce
Salty Sow: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salty SowSee Salty Sow Video ($$)
(2742 ratings)

1917 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
www.saltysow.com
  • Triple Fried Duck Fat Fries
    topped w/ 110-minute egg; w/ side of cold Bearnaise; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2742 ratings
American Gastropub that serves contemporary farm-to-table eats in a casual setting
SLAB BBQ & Beer: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
SLAB BBQ & BeerSee SLAB BBQ & Beer Video ($$)
(908 ratings)

9012 Research Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 351-9977
dopebbq.com
  • "The El Jefe"
    black angus brisket topped w/ grilled onions, peppers, jalapeños, queso & BBQ sauce; top w/ Fritos for extra crunch; "that's a sandwich to be known for" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • "The McDowell"
    sandwich w/ award-winning ribs de-boned, pickles, onions & "Soul Glo" sauce; looks good
  • "The Donk Sammich"
    1 lb. sandwich stacked w/ every smoked meat available; topped w/ pickles, onions, jalapeños, slaw, queso, Fritos & every sauce on the menu
4.5 out of 5
908 ratings
est. 2014; started in 2006 as a food trailer; specializing in hip-hop themed BBQ sandwiches w/ the sides inside
Suerte: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Suerte ($$$)
(518 ratings)

1800 E 6th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 953-0092
www.suerteatx.com
  • Suadero Tacos
    confit beef brisket cooked in fat for 5 hours then grilled, coated in "black magic" oil & pica-pica sauce; served on handmade tortillas w/ avocado crudo, cilantro & onion
4.5 out of 5
518 ratings
opened in 2018; locally sourced traditional Mexican cuisine
  • La Reina Sandwich
    mesquite smoked honey BBQ glazed pork ribeye on a toasted bolio topped w/ a caramelized onion spread & roasted tomatoes; served w/ side of mashed potatoes; looks good
  • Smoked Stuffed Burger
    smoked brisket burger stuffed w/ bacon, Serrano peppers, goat cheese, queso blanco; topped w/ bacon, tomatoes, caramelized onions, habanero mustard in a toasted bun; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1589 ratings
husband & wife team serving Tejano-style Tex-Mex barbecue in a caravan of food truck trailers
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Austin, TX"
  • "Six-Alarm Fire" Challenge
    6 tacos w/ ghost pepper salsa in under 30 minutes to win a t-shirt & a spot in the Hall of Fame; Casey chose 2 al pastor w/ marinated pork & pineapple, 2 bistec w/ red sauce & avocado crema, 2 chicken tinga w/ crema & pickled red onions; all topped w/ cilantro, onions & ghost chili pepper salsa; Casey won
4.5 out of 5
154 ratings
est. 2016; homemade tortillas, breakfast & street-style tacos, specializing in tacos al pastor prepared on traditional vertical fire spit
Veracruz All Natural: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Veracruz All NaturalSee Veracruz All Natural Video ($)
(870 ratings)

1704 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 981-1760
veracruztacos.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Tacos"
  • Migas Breakfast Taco
    corn tortilla taco w/ eggs, tortilla chips, avocado, pico de gallo & cheese
4.5 out of 5
870 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); est. 2008; taco truck; multiple locations; featured by Rachael Ray, Rolling Stone & Austin Eater
Via 313 Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Via 313 PizzaSee Via 313 Pizza Video ($$)
(712 ratings)

700 W 6th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 939-1927
www.via313.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Pizza"
  • 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
712 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); opened in 2011 by two brothers from Detroit serving "genuine Detroit Style Pizza"
Cafe No Se: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe No Se ($$)
(476 ratings)

1603 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-2061
cafenoseaustin.com
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Beloved Burgers"
  • 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
476 ratings
located in South Congress Hotel
ChiLantro: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ChiLantro ($)
(718 ratings)

823 Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 800-9098
www.chilantrobbq.com
  • 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
718 ratings
#35 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 2010; Korean+Mexican Fusion BBQ taco truck; go to website to find location
Dai Due: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dai DueSee Dai Due Video ($$)
(538 ratings)

2406 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
www.daidue.com
  • Venison Enchilada
    layered dish w/ venison-based picadillo, cheddar, tortilla topped w/ fried egg & crema
4.0 out of 5
538 ratings
est. 2006; butcher shop/chic restaurant
  • Nutella Crepe w/ Strawberries & Bananas
    served w/ chocolate sauce drizzle & powdered sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
336 ratings
[CLOSED]; in 1950s trailer w/ outdoor seating
Fonda San Miguel: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fonda San Miguel ($$$)
(887 ratings)

2330 W North Loop Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121
www.fondasanmiguel.com
  • Cochinita Pibil
    Yucatan specialty of slow-cooked pork baked in banana leaf; looks good
4.0 out of 5
887 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); served in a charming, colorful, hacienda-style space
Frank: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frank [CLOSED] ($$)
(1789 ratings)

407 Colorado St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6916
hotdogscoldbeer.com
  • 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
1789 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2010; "purveyors of artisan sausages" (from its website); serving over 16 beers on tap
Freedmen's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Freedmen's [CLOSED] ($$)
(695 ratings)

2402 San Gabriel St Map It!
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 220-0953
www.freedmensbar.com
  • 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
695 ratings
[CLOSED]; laid-back lounge, beer garden & smokehouse serving barbecue & retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building
Gourdough's Public House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gourdough's Public House ($$)
(1533 ratings)

2700 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-9070
gourdoughs.com
  • "Dirty South"
    garlic doughnut w/ chicken-fried steak & white gravy; served w/ cheesy potato pancake & cranberry habanero jam; "it's pretty sinful" -Casey Webb
  • 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
1533 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites)
Holy Roller: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holy Roller [CLOSED]See Holy Roller Video ($$)
(474 ratings)

509 Rio Grande Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 502-5119
holyrolleraustin.com
  • "The Monte Bisco"
    sugar dusted biscuit, turkey, fried bologna, Swiss cheese sauce, blackberry thyme jam, sunny egg
  • Meat Loaf Sandwich
    mozzarella, horsey sauce, butter pickles; looks good
4.0 out of 5
474 ratings
[CLOSED]; kitschy brunch centered eatery featuring a full menu of creative comfort food dishes
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