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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 ($$)
(426 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
426 ratings
food truck serving Brazilian street food; Matthew McConaughey recommended (prepared birthday party meal for his wife)
Franklin BarbecueSee Franklin Barbecue Video ($$)
(5112 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
5112 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 ($$)
(2527 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
2527 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
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On Wheels"
  • "Barbacado"
    half avocado, stuffed w/ smoked barbacoa & topped w/ diced white onion, jalapeño salsa, queso fresco & cilantro
4.5 out of 5
159 ratings
est. 2017; inventive barbecue food truck & catering service featuring locally sourced meats; "new school barbecue" (from its website)
Luke's Inside OutSee Luke's Inside Out Video ($$)
(343 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
343 ratings
in trailer next to Gibson Bar; cook was former caterer for 27 years (as of 2012)
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill ($$)
(5025 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
5025 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 ($)
(519 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
519 ratings
serving authentic NY-style pizza
Odd DuckSee Odd Duck Video ($$$)
(1817 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
1817 ratings
est. 2009; started in a trailer; formerly Odd Duck Farm To Trailer (at airing)...moved from 1219 S Lamar Blvd location
Salty SowSee Salty Sow Video ($$)
(2822 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
2822 ratings
American Gastropub that serves contemporary farm-to-table eats in a casual setting
SLAB BBQ & BeerSee SLAB BBQ & Beer Video ($$)
(988 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
988 ratings
est. 2014; started in 2006 as a food trailer; specializing in hip-hop themed BBQ sandwiches w/ the sides inside
Suerte ($$$)
(606 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; looks good
4.5 out of 5
606 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
1713 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 NaturalSee Veracruz All Natural Video ($)
(917 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
917 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); est. 2008; taco truck; multiple locations; featured by Rachael Ray, Rolling Stone & Austin Eater
Via 313 PizzaSee Via 313 Pizza Video ($$)
(744 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
744 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); opened in 2011 by two brothers from Detroit serving "genuine Detroit Style Pizza"
Cafe No Se ($$)
(514 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
514 ratings
located in South Congress Hotel
ChiLantro ($)
(717 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
717 ratings
#35 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 2010; Korean+Mexican Fusion BBQ taco truck; go to website to find location
Dai DueSee Dai Due Video ($$)
(551 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
551 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
334 ratings
[CLOSED]; in 1950s trailer w/ outdoor seating
Fonda San Miguel ($$$)
(933 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
933 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); served in a charming, colorful, hacienda-style space
Foreign & Domestic ($$)
(715 ratings)

306 E 53rd St Map It!
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-1010
fndaustin.com
  • Fried Chicken Biscuit
    fried chicken, fried egg, black pepper-cheddar biscuit topped w/ redeye gravy, romaine slaw, lemon Jam; looks good
  • Gruyere & Black Pepper Popovers
    larger-than-normal size; "it's like a grilled cheese gone wild...like an explosion at the grilled cheese factory"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Fideos
    angel hair pasta sauteed & then cooked in broth w/ mussels, clams & bacon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
715 ratings
est. 2010; husband-and-wife team who met in culinary school; opened up the restaurant in an old skate shop
Frank [CLOSED] ($$)
(1783 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
1783 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2010; "purveyors of artisan sausages" (from its website); serving over 16 beers on tap
Freedmen's [CLOSED] ($$)
(689 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
689 ratings
[CLOSED]; laid-back lounge, beer garden & smokehouse serving barbecue & retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building
Gourdough's Public House ($$)
(1608 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
1608 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites)
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