67 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Austin.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
There are many places to get great tacos in Austin, but Torchy’s Tacos is the best.
Nixta Taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the city out of a low-key space in East Austin.
Loro is an Asian smokehouse from the teams behind Franklin Barbecue and Uchi. And yes, it’s exactly as great as you’d expect.
Picnik on Burnet Road is an extremely healthy place that’s actually extremely good.
Elizabeth St. Cafe isn’t just one of the cutest spots in Austin - it’s also one of the best places for a healthy-ish (or not) meal.
One of our favorite places to spend an afternoon eating in the sun is Lucy’s Fried Chicken, with a bucket of bird, grilled oysters, and beers.
You don’t have to go to Uchi to get great raw fish. Komé is a reasonably-priced, high-quality alternative.
El Chilito has a few locations around Austin, and they’re all reliable spots for tacos and burritos.
Ramen Tatsu-Ya isn’t just Austin’s triendiest ramen spot - it’s Austin’s best ramen spot.
G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.
A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.