Austin January 08, 2018
The 15 Places You Should Eat In Austin In 2018
Resolve to eat delicious food in 2018! When you live in Austin, this isn’t a difficult thing to do. This year, satisfy your taste buds by dining at some of Austin’s most scrumptious restaurants. From new eateries to classic neighborhood diners, there’s so much to discover in Texas’ capital city. These are 15 places you should eat in Austin in 2018.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Kemuri Tatsu-ya
This Asian-Southern fusion restaurant was recently named one of the best new restaurants in America, and it's easy to see why. Kemuri Tatsu-ya's Texas Ramen comes loaded with scrumptious barbecue brisket. It's so delicious you'll want to tell the world about it. Visit Kemuri Tatsu-ya at 2713 E. 2nd St. To learn more read our feature article
2. Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches
Head on over to 3220 Manor Rd and experience the delicious kolaches served at Batch. Whether you like your Czech pastries sweet or savory, this new Austin bakery has you covered. Sink your teeth into the Micklethwaits sausage jalapeno and cheese kolache or try one full of chocolate, pecans, and caramel. Of course, there's nothing wrong with getting both!
3. Pitchfork Pretty
"Elegant" isn't always a word used to describe fried chicken, but that's exactly what you'll get at Pitchfork Pretty. By adding red chile paste and apricot mustard, this new Austin restaurant puts a unique spin on a Southern classic. Their weekend brunch, full of hearty breakfast sandwiches and freshly baked scones is also a hit. Visit Pitchfork Pretty at 2708 East Cesar Chavez.
4. Phoebe's Diner
Phoebe's Diner is the best place to start your day in South Austin. Stop by this new restaurant, located at 533 Oltorf St., anytime before 3:00 pm for some delicious soul food. You'll feel like you're eating at grandma's house when you bite into their fried green tomatoes and cornbread muffins.
5. Hula Hut
Hula Hut serves a tasty combination of tropical and Tex Mex fare. You'll feel like you're on vacation as you dine along the tranquil waters. Hula Hut can be found at 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. To learn more, read our feature article
6. Old Thousand
If you're craving delicious Asian food with a funky twist, then book it over to Old Thousand. Located at 1000 E. 11th St, Old Thousand is as tasty as it is stylish.
7. Buenos Aires Cafe
Savor the flavors of Argentina at Buenos Aires Cafe. Their menu is full of savory empanadas and fresh salads. Visit them at their East Austin location at 1201 E 6th St or their Hill Country Galleria location at 13500 Galleria Cir Ste 120.
8. Juan in a Million
Finishing an entire Don Juan taco is no easy feat. Juan in a Million even made a competition out of it! Taste this Austin staple at 2300 E Cesar Chavez St. To learn more, read our feature article
9. Papalote Taco House
This little taco house packs a punch. Papalote's tinga tacos and fresh salsas will make your taste buds enormously happy. With three locations scattered across Austin, it's never been easier to taste the taco goodness. Visit them at 13219 N 183 Research Blvd, 2803 S Lamar Blvd, or 3632 S Congress Ave.
10. Taste of Ethiopia
Embark on a culinary adventure at Taste of Ethiopia. These rich, hearty dishes are truly satisfying. You'll love the Key Siga Wot, a comforting and rich beef stew, and the flavorful sauteed spinach. Check them out at 3801 S Congress Ave or 1100 Grand Ave Pkwy in Pflugerville.
11. Hill's Cafe
Country music, chicken fried steak, and down-home charm: that's a combination that can't be beat. Experience a little slice of Texas history at Hill's Cafe located at 4700 South Congress. To learn more, read our feature article
12. Evangeline Cafe
If you haven't visited Evangeline Cafe yet, then add it to your list of resolutions. This neighborhood restaurant serves the most spicy, tasty, and satisfying Cajun food you've ever tasted. Warm up this winter with a bowl of gumbo at 8106 Brodie Ln.
13. Aviator Pizza and Drafthouse
Pizza, calzones, and cheesy bread: Aviator Pizza and Drafthouse has everything you crave. Head over to 6501 South Congress Ave and indulge in a divine meal.
14. Sawyer and Co.
This retro restaurant serves the best brunch in Austin. Classic recipes get a Cajun twist at Sawyer and Co. Stop by 4827 E Cesar Chavez St to taste for yourself. For more information, read our feature article
15. The Texas Chili Parlor
Songs have been written about it, and movies were filmed here, but what really makes The Texas Chili Parlor famous is it's delectable menu. This classic Austin restaurant is located just around the corner from the Texas State Capitol at 1409 Lavaca St. To learn more, read our feature article
Mmmm. You’ll definitely want to add these places to your
Austin restaurant bucket list.