78 "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.
The menu at Gossip Shack in East Austin consists of just a few items - chicken, waffles, and waffle fries.
Eldorado Cafe is a casual Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant in North Shoal Creek from the longtime chef of Tacodeli.
Lechonera El Pachango is a food truck on East MLK that serves roast pork and other Puerto Rican specialties.
Hold Out is a brewery/restaurant from the folks that brought you Little Brother, Brew & Brew, and Better Half.
Rosarito sells ceviche, tostadas, and fish bowls out of a food truck in East Austin.
Vic & Al’s is the new Cajun restaurant from the people that brought you the ever-popular Italian food trailer, Patrizi’s.
Bufalina Deli is an Italian sandwich and salad concept operating out of Wright Bros. Brew & Brew
101 by Tea Haus is a fast-casual Asian-American restaurant in the Crescent Shopping Center.
The B's Kitchen makes excellent banh mi and other Vietnamese staples out of a small food trailer on East Cesar Chavez.
Seoulju on North Lamar specializes in soju, classic and large-format Korean dishes, and KFC (Korean fried chicken).
Much like the original location, Bufalina Due makes the best Neopolitan pizza in town.
The all-day spot Kinda Tropical is part cafe and part bar, with good coffee, cocktails, and a menu that’s well, kind-of-tropical.
There’s a location of Easy Tiger, bake shop and beer garden, in the Linc shopping center in the Highland neighborhood.
Nixta Taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the city out of a low-key space in East Austin.