Jacoby’s is the kind of place that could convince anyone to move to Texas. Yes, there’s Southern food. But the space (part ranch, part country club) is also charming as hell, and there’s a picnic table-covered, wide open backyard overlooking the river that’s picturesque enough to make you feel like you’ve escaped town for the hill country. On the whole, the food won’t blow your mind - but it doesn’t need to. It’s highly satisfying and comforting, feelings that are increased exponentially by the setting. If you come here and skip the chicken fried steak or onion rings then you’ve done the whole thing wrong.
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El Chilito has a few locations around Austin, and they’re all reliable spots for tacos and burritos.
Trancas is easily churning out some of the best tacos in town from its Cesar Chavez truck. Get there before it's no longer under the radar.
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Odd Duck is an excellent Southern restaurant serving sophisticated food without any stuffiness.
Lucy's Fried Chicken
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.
With great food and an even better environment, Lenoir is the perfect spot for a special night out.
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Chuy’s is a dirt-cheap tex-mex staple that started in Barton Hills. Luckily for you, they’re now all over the city.
For a casual Thai lunch or dinner down south by Radio Coffee & Beer, try the Dee Dee food truck.
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