Austin November 21, 2017
8 Legendary Family-Owned Restaurants In Austin You Have To Try
Restaurant moguls flock to Austin to open up new eateries, but the days of mom and pop restaurants aren’t forever gone. Serving delicious tacos, scrumptious pizza, and mouthwatering steaks, these eateries will make you feel right at home. These are eight legendary family-owned restaurants in Austin that you have to try.
1. Matt's El Rancho
In 1952, Matt and Janie Martinez opened up a scrumptious Mexican restaurant famous for their homemade tortillas. Today, Matt and Janie's daughters and daughter-in-law keep this iconic Austin eatery running like clockwork. Matt's El Rancho can seat over 500 people at their massive restaurant located at 2613 S Lamar Blvd.
2. The Broken Spoke
Known for their country music and chicken-fried steak, The Broken Spoke has been an Austin staple since 1964. Owners James and Annetta White still run the honkey tonk with the help of their whole family. Not much has changed in this joint, and the owners make sure to keep it that way. Check out this piece of Austin history at 3201 S Lamar Blvd.
3. Habanero Mexican Cafe
The Ibarra family's secret recipes will dazzle your taste buds. Head over to Habanero, located at 501 W Oltorf St, and taste for yourself. Remember: this restaurant is cash only!
4. Terry Black's Barbecue
Twin brothers Michael and Mark Black have barbecue running through their veins. Their father, Terry, passed along all of his pit master secrets to them, so it only makes sense that they named their restaurant after him. Taste the tender, smoky brisket at 1003 Barton Springs Rd.
5. Reale's Pizza and Cafe
After many years of blood, sweat, and tears, the Reale family opened up this delicious Italian restaurant in North Austin. Gino Reale uses his mother's recipes to create the most amazing pizza and lasagna you've ever eaten. Gino's brothers and sisters work in the restaurant, so you'll always feel a part of the family at Reale's! Taste the authenticity at 13450 N Hwy 183 Ste 230.
6. Juan in a Million
Serving unbelievable meals has was a family affair for Juan and Myrna Meza. You haven't lived until you've tasted their epic Don Juan breakfast taco. Juan in Million, located at 2300 E Cesar Chavez St, is now run by their children Juan Jr. and Christina.
7. The Omelettry
Dining at The Omelettry will take you back to the days of old Austin. Full of tasty pancakes, satisfying sandwiches and, of course, legendary omelettes, their menu is timeless. Today, father-son duo Kenny and Jesse keep this business running, and it's still one of the best places to start your morning. Check out The Omelettry at 4631 Airport Blvd.
8. Austin Land and Cattle
This family-owned steakhouse can be found at 1205 N Lamar Blvd, and their food is to die for.
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