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  • Chicken Pot Pie
    delivery only; served in individual, small & large sizes; looks good
5.0 out of 5
10 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)
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  • 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
3892 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
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La Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Barbecue
(1751 ratings)

1502 S 1st St Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(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
1751 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
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Luke's Inside Out: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Luke's Inside OutSee Luke's Inside Out Video
(291 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
291 ratings
in trailer next to Gibson Bar; cook was former caterer for 27 years (as of 2012)
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  • 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
3419 ratings
est. 2003; serving an innovative take on classic American comfort food in historic building (circa 1852) w/ 2 outdoor patios
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More Home Slice Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
More Home Slice Pizza
(427 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
427 ratings
serving authentic NY-style pizza
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Odd Duck Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Odd Duck RestaurantSee Odd Duck Restaurant Video
(1322 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
1322 ratings
est. 2009; started in a trailer; formerly Odd Duck Farm To Trailer (at airing)...moved from 1219 S Lamar Blvd location
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Salty Sow: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salty SowSee Salty Sow Video
(2167 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
2167 ratings
American Gastropub that serves contemporary farm-to-table eats in a casual setting
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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
589 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); est. 2008; taco truck; multiple locations; featured by Rachael Ray, Rolling Stone & Austin Eater
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Via 313 Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Via 313 PizzaSee Via 313 Pizza Video
(583 ratings)

1111B E 6th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(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
583 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); opened in 2011 by two brothers from Detroit serving "genuine Detroit Style Pizza"
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Cafe No Se: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe No Se
(285 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
285 ratings
located in South Congress Hotel
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  • 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
704 ratings
#35 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 2010; Korean+Mexican Fusion BBQ taco truck; go to website to find location
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Dai Due: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dai DueSee Dai Due Video
(423 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
423 ratings
est. 2006; butcher shop/chic restaurant
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  • 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
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Fonda San Miguel: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fonda San Miguel
(702 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
702 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); served in a charming, colorful, hacienda-style space
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Frank: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frank
(1758 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
1758 ratings
opened in 2010; "purveyors of artisan sausages" (from its website); serving over 16 beers on tap
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Freedmen's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Freedmen's
(659 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
659 ratings
laid-back lounge, beer garden & smokehouse serving barbecue & retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building
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Gourdough's Public House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gourdough's Public House
(1090 ratings)

2700 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-9070
gourdoughs.com
  • 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
1090 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites)
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hopdoddy Burger BarSee Hopdoddy Burger Bar Video
(4215 ratings)

1400 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 243-7505
https://www.hopdoddy.com
  • Poutine Burger Special
    fresh-ground burger topped w/ fries, gravy, cheese, caramelized onions, fried egg & "sassy" sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4215 ratings
multiple locations
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Juan In a Million: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Juan In a MillionSee Juan In a Million Video
(1476 ratings)

2300 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-3872
www.juaninamillion.com
  • 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
1476 ratings
#53 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1980
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  • 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
370 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
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Roaring Fork: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Roaring ForkSee Roaring Fork Video
(883 ratings)

701 Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 583-0000
www.roaringfork.com
  • Green Chili Mac & Cheese
    served in cast iron bowl & topped w/ panko; "grown-up mac & cheese" -Fabio Viviani
4.0 out of 5
883 ratings
in spirit of The Old West, meats are prepared by wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill or wood oven roasting
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Taco Flats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Taco Flats
(328 ratings)

5520 Burnet Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 284-8352
www.tacoflats.com
  • 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
328 ratings
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24 Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
24 DinerSee 24 Diner Video
(1610 ratings)

600 N Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
24diner.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Meat Loaf
    30-ingredient meat loaf served w/ whipped potatoes, bacon-braised collard greens, sweet onion gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1610 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); classic '50s-inspired diner serving chef-inspired comfort food
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Bacon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bacon (CLOSED)See Bacon Video
(548 ratings)

900 W 10th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 322-9777
baconaustin.com
  • 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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