Austin’s vibrant restaurant scene has exploded in the last few years. From traditional fare to trendy, haute cuisine, Austin has what you want. Sometimes, what you want is good, old comfort food – served up in a cozy, family-owned place. These 12 Mom & Pop restaurants in Austin deliver just that.
1. Thanh Nhi
The pho is delicious, and the bahn mi (for less than $4) is pretty amazing. Mom runs the front - you'll find Pop in back. 9200 N Lamar Blvd
2. Lola's Nubian Queen Cajun Soul Food
When you're looking for cajun comfort food, this is the place to go. The warm, welcoming Lola runs it herself. Don't worry - you'll meet her when you go in to sample that amazing creole food. 1815 Rosewood Ave.
3. Tan My
Everything is delicious at this Mom & Pop Vietnamese place. 1601 Ohlen Road.
Troy serves up delicious Turkish fare...and the owners are right there to say hello. 8105 Mesa Drive.
5. Maru Japanese Sushi
This cozy neighborhood place serves up some tasty sushi. 4636 Burnet Road.
6. Phoenician Resto Cafe
This family-owned restaurant serves up some of the best Lebanese food in the city. 84 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road.
7. Chago's Caribbean Cuisine
Chago's serves up Puerto Rican food to die for. You'll likely meet the owners while you're there. 7301 N Lamar Blvd.
8. Korean Grill
Here's the place in Austin to get your Korean fix. The short ribs are just amazing. 10901 N Lamar Blvd.
9. Milano Cafe
This adorable, family-owned Italian restaurant has some delicious food. 4601 Southwest Pkwy.
10. Fresh Heim
This Asian steakhouse provides patrons with some of the freshest food in Austin. 13776 N US Hwy 183
11. Little Deli and Pizzeria
Looking for a Mom & Pop with some of the best pizza in Austin? Here it is! 7101-A Woodrow Avenue.
12. Santorini Cafe
The lamb gyro lunch special is delicious, and the sweet Greek couple who owns this restaurant will make you feel right at home. 11800 N Lamar Blvd