39 "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.
Olamaie is one of the most impressive upscale Southern restaurants we've ever experienced.
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.
There are many places to get great tacos in Austin, but Torchy’s Tacos is the best.
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of the better places for a special occasion dinner.
The single best overall BBQ experience in Austin (which isn’t actually in Austin) is The Salt Lick.
Just because it’s not Franklin Barbecue doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. This is some of the best BBQ in Austin.
Fancy barbecue is a polarizing concept, but Lamberts pulls it off very well.
Micklethwait is a BBQ trailer in East Austin. It’s not a classic yet, but these guys know what they’re doing.
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.
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.