There are so many Austin restaurants to choose from.
Somebody once told me that there are more restaurants per square mile in Austin than in any other US city!
With so many restaurants in Austin to choose from, where do you go?
Here are a few good Austin restaurants…
The first restaurant I think you should know about is The Oasis. It is not so much the food that makes it special, but rather the absolutely amazing view and atmosphere at The Oasis. The sunsets are spectacular!
I’m not saying the food at The Oasis is bad. On the contrary, I have had some great meals there, and like their Chicken Fireballs in particular, it’s just that the view is so amazing.
The best time to visit The Oasis is to go just before sunset.
A great restaurant in Austin for Mexican food (TexMex) is Chuy’s. Their salsa and chips is really good, and the margaritas are great. I am a big fan of their chicken enchaladas!
Chuy’s is also a great family restaurant. They are reasonably priced, and their portions are generous.
The original Chuy’s can be quite busy. If you are staying near north Austin, there are more Chuy’s restaurants on Hwy 183 (Research Blvd), one on North Lamar, and another in Round Rock.
Amy’s is not a restaurant, but is a great place for ice cream and desserts! The kids will love you for taking them there… in fact, people of all ages love Amy’s.
Amy’s ice cream is certainly not run-of-the-mill! They have a variety of flavors to pick from, and several different toppings that get added into your ice cream when you order. It really is a treat!
There are several Amy’s locations all over Austin, like 6th Street, inside Bergstrom Airport (ABIA), Research Blvd (if you’re in north Austin), on Burnet Rd, the Hill Country Galleria, and more.
I have always enjoyed the Texas Land & Cattle on Hwy 183 by Lakeline Mall.
They have a pepper-crusted sirloin that I love. My wife likes their salmon, and all of us like the baked sweet potato. Their desserts are great too.
There is another Texas Land & Cattle on I-35 near the Hwy 183 intersection if that is more convenient for you, although I have heard that it’s not quite as good as it used to be.
If you’re looking excellent pizza near downtown Austin, definitely take a look at Home Slice Pizza.
Home Slice is extremely popular and some think of it as the best pizza restaurant in Austin. Their New York style pizza is a treat and their service is great.
Give Home Slice Pizza a shot. If you like pizza, I think you will like Home Slice!
Eddie V’s is another fine choice in Austin restaurants. There is one in downtown Austin and one in the Arboretum.
Eddie V’s serves wonderful variety of seafood and American cuisine, which includes some mouth-watering steaks and lamb.
In my mind, Eddie V’s is better suited to couples who want an enjoyable evening out. Expect to pay a little more at Eddie V’s, but it is defnitely worth it.
If you like sushi, give Piranha Killer Sushi in downtown Austin a try.
The waiters are very friendly and the service is excellent. Their dishes have some interesting names and you are likely to find sushi here that you won’t find on the menu of many other sushi restaurants. It can be slightly pricey, but worth it.
In my mind, Piranha Killer Sushi is better suited to couples or groups of adults looking for a nice evening out, in other words, I don’t think it is suited for a family with kids.
More Austin Restaurants?
Remember how I said at the beginning that Austin has more restaurants per square mile than any other US city? That means that 7 restaurants can’t possibly be it! There are many more, and we’ll add good ones as we find them.
In the mean time, if you want to look at some more choices, here are several more restaurants in Austin to consider.