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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Pizza Place
“DELICIOUS pizza. You can order a whole pie or by the slice (when available). Homeslice is located on South Congress right in the heart of boutique shopping, so they can get pretty busy depending on the time of day. If there’s a wait, grab an open spot at the bar to watch pizza being made while you eat or head next door to “More Homeslice” for fast window service. ”
  • 315 locals recommend
“Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, walking, running and bicycling trails...beautiful!”
  • 359 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“All the burgers are great! There’s always a line! Always, but it goes fast!! Get a hard cherry limeade while you wait ( I like mine with gin) Dont skip on the fries bc they have the best Parmesan truffle fries ever! Finish it off with a salted caramel shake”
  • 290 locals recommend
“Family-friendly local diner with quick and good service. I recommend their omelets.”
  • 187 locals recommend
“Great outdoor patio on Soco (South Congress) with free live music Wed-Sun evenings with free chips and salsa. Enjoy a view of the capital as you stroll through historic fun shops. ”
  • 205 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A classy yet casual seafood restaurant on South Congress, Perla’s has a lot to offer from oysters to fish to burgers and a beautiful front patio to enjoy people watching. ”
  • 194 locals recommend
“Historic spot with local ingredients and fabulous brunch! Their backyard patio is amazing and their happy hour can't be beat! ($1 beers!)”
  • 143 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“24 hours a day 7 days a week! Music! Cofee! Alcohol (due to the law, alcohol only 8am to 2am). Mazal Tov Cocktail Hour Klezmer Yiddish band play free/for tips each Monday and are a delight! ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Great to grab a taco- lots of fun taco, casual and cheap meal. They don't serve alcohol, we often get togo and eat at home. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Hidden tex-mex gem with avocado margaritas! Don't be surprised if you see one of our local celebs aka Matthew McConaughey there! ”
  • 134 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Vespaio's kitchen is bustling around the clock. They make all their own pastas, breads, desserts. They even their own mozzarella fresh to order. We love sitting at the bar and even ordering a pizza. The Prosciutto Pizza, cioppino, and any of the pastas are our favorites.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“We have eaten here so many times over the last 12 years, we've probably put the owner's kid through college. Open til 2am, this place has great food for good prices. Not a fancy place by any stretch, but great if you're wanting late night asian food.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This is an Austin legend. Check the line up to see who's playing this week.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is the sister restaurant to Vespaio, but cheaper. Great happy hour 4-6 with half off bottles of ALL wine and ALL apps ”
  • 84 locals recommend
“Nearby neighborhood pool. Free and open year-round. Water is heated in the winter.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Small local grocery store offering local produce, organic frozen foods and non-perishables, and natural bath products and home goods.”
  • 58 locals recommend