If you’re attending South by Southwest in March, you may be wondering which restaurants you should be hitting up during your time in Austin.
From classic Texas BBQ to some out-of-this-world sushi, there’s plenty of food worth trying.
Restaurants were rated on a 30-point scale, in the categories of Food, Decor, and Service. Scores between 26 and 30 are typically reserved for restaurants that are “extraordinary to perfection.”
Prices are estimates, reflecting what diners should expect to spend on a single dinner with a drink and tip.
You can't go to Texas without getting BBQ, and the Salt Lick is arguably one of the most fun places to do it. Residents and visitors to Austin are crazy about their brisket and ribs, and it's all cooked on the most insane pit you'll ever see. The original location is about 20 miles outside of Austin, in Driftwood, in addition to locations in Round Rock and the airport.
Zagat ranked this longtime sushi favourite as the best overall restaurant in Austin, giving top marks in food quality and popularity with residents.
This restaurant, which was formerly run out of an East Austin trailer, is known for its exceptional brisket and pulled pork. It opens at 11 a.m. and closes whenever they run out of food.
Louie Mueller isn't fancy -- food is served cafeteria-style, and guests sit at wooden benches -- but it's been an Austin classic since 1949.
Tucked away in an on-campus hotel at the University of Texas at Austin, the Carillon offers an exceptional New American menu. The bar also has its own separate menu of small plates.