33 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in Austin.
The dive bar Lala's Little Nugget in Crestview has been continually and epically decorated for Christmas since the 1970s.
Halcyon is an all-day cafe downtown that opened in 2002 before the term “all-day cafe” even existed.
Billy’s On Burnet has lots of beer, plenty of TVs constantly playing sports, and a great burger. It’s a Packers bar.
One of the oldest burger spots in Austin, Sandy’s Barton Springs location has a drive-thru, a walk-up window, and some really solid, cheap burgers.
This old-school spot sells donuts for under $1 and is open super late.
Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin spot for breakfast, brunch, and late night eats in Austin. The South Lamar location is open 24 hours.
Head to Jack Allen’s in Oak Hill with a group when you want to feel comfortable and taken care of but don’t want to bring people to your home.
Ginny’s in North Austin is a great bar any night, but go on Sundays for Chicken Sh*t Bingo.
Top Notch is an old-school place in Crestview where you’ll head for burgers and a large serving of both tater tots and nostalgia.
Lustre Pearl East is just like the original Lustre Pearl on Rainey, but with more outdoor space and way fewer UT students.
Thai Fresh is the neighborhood spot that you wish was around the corner from your house. Unless you live off Mary Street, then lucky you.
El Chile has three things that no other spot on Manor has: strong margaritas, puffy tacos, and a big patio.
Terry Black’s on Barton Springs has a big patio, short lines, and serves some the best Lockhart-style barbecue in Austin.
For a classic Tex-Mex breakfast, go to Cisco’s in East Austin.
Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin spot for breakfast, brunch, and late night eats in Austin. The original Kerbey Lane spot is still our favorite.