37 "Impressing Out of Towners" restaurants in Austin.
Franklin Barbecue has earned a reputation as the best place for smoked meats in the entire country, and rightfully so.
Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of the better places for a special occasion dinner.
Micklethwait is a BBQ trailer in East Austin. It’s not a classic yet, but these guys know what they’re doing.
Fancy barbecue is a polarizing concept, but Lamberts pulls it off very well.
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.
If you’re planning a big night out, Olive & June has food, drinks, and a patio that won’t disappoint.
The single best overall BBQ experience in Austin (which isn’t actually in Austin) is The Salt Lick.
Interstellar BBQ in northwest Austin, from the Noble Sandwich Co people, has quickly established itself as one of the best new options for barbecue.
Hestia is the new restaurant downtown with a wood-fired grill from the Emmer & Rye people.
A Japanese shabu shabu restaurant on Burnet from the Ramen Tatsu-ya team.
You'll find one of Rainey's best courtyards at the Container Bar, where you'll be surrounded by shipping containers and lots of people day drinking.
ATX Cocina downtown has one of the longest tequila and mezcal lists in the city and serves some great Mexican food.