There’s nothing better than finally becoming a “regular” at a local diner. The fry cooks and servers know you by name, greet you with a smile, and serve your favorite meal before you even order. Austin has a slew of delectable diners full of down-home dishes and friendly atmospheres. These 10 awesome diners will make you feel right at home.
1. Kerbey Lane Cafe
With seven restaurants throughout the Austin area, you're never too far away from scrumptious pancakes. Satisfy your craving for Kerbey Queso at any hour of the day. Every Kerbey Lane location is open 24 hours a day.
2. Magnolia Cafe
Magnolia Cafe is an Austin staple. You can't beat their steak and grits.
3. 24 Diner
This upscale diner spruces up the typical down-home fare with a touch of elegance.
4. South Congress Cafe
South Congress Cafe brings southern comfort food to the heart of SoCo.
5. Counter Cafe
Counter Cafe feels like the set of a famous sitcom. The regulars sit at their usual spot, order the familiar scrumptious dishes, and laugh heartily.
6. Hot Box Diner
Not all diners have the familiar counter and bar stools. Hot Box Diner brings a touch of Austin to their setup. This food trailer serves up all the delicious dishes you crave.
7. Sawyer & Co.
Dining at Sawyer & Co. feels like a trip back in time. This retro diner specializes in Louisiana cooking, and their brunch will put a smile on your face.
8. Austin Diner
Austin Diner on Burnet Road is as classic as you can get. The breakfast platters and nostalgic interior make for a memorable dining experience.
9. The Frisco Shop
The Frisco Shop has been around since the golden days of diners in the 1950s. Check out their time-tested dishes and taste the magic!
10. The Omelettry
An Omelettry breakfast is the best way to begin your morning.