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Food and restaurants in Hays County

Top restaurants

Cinema
“Alamo Draft house is great for a night out! Watch a movie and get some drinks and food.”
  • 430 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Austin most famous barbecue place. Usually has a long line, they sell pulled pork, brisket and other smoked meats. Chef Aaron Franklin's BBQ is so lauded that meat lovers from around the world regularly make a pit stop at this shack-like locale in East Austin.”
  • 447 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“3.8 miles. A great place to stop and grab a slice of pizza in the heart of South Congress Neighborhood. ~3 miles from Farmhouse”
  • 312 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Hands-down best sushi restaurant in Austin. Skip straight to Sake Social (happy) Hour for the best value on cocktails, sake, hand rolls, sushi and sharing plates. Be sure to get there a bit earlier at 4:45 PM to snag a spot at the sushi bar. ”
  • 295 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“A trendy burger bar on the busy South Congress st, with homemade buns and an eclectic selection of toppings.”
  • 288 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Hands-down best brunch spot in the neighborhood. A must go if you're vegan/vegetarian! Lots of breakfast as well as lunch and dinner menu items along with coffee, juices & smoothies. ”
  • 346 locals recommend
Café
“A delightful, beautiful restaurant. Very European (in all the nest ays: small, dense seating, relaxed but bustling, simple). The food choices are elegant and reasonably priced. A great outdoor seating area. ”
  • 207 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Insta-friendly Vietnamese restaurant with great cocktails. Good value at happy hour. Sit in the cute outdoor patio area if the weather is nice!”
  • 233 locals recommend

Cafes

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Hands-down best brunch spot in the neighborhood. A must go if you're vegan/vegetarian! Lots of breakfast as well as lunch and dinner menu items along with coffee, juices & smoothies. ”
  • 346 locals recommend
Café
“A delightful, beautiful restaurant. Very European (in all the nest ays: small, dense seating, relaxed but bustling, simple). The food choices are elegant and reasonably priced. A great outdoor seating area. ”
  • 207 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Insta-friendly Vietnamese restaurant with great cocktails. Good value at happy hour. Sit in the cute outdoor patio area if the weather is nice!”
  • 233 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Amazing coffee shop! On the side of the building is the famous "I love you so much" quote to take a picture next to. Warning-it does get busy. ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great spot for a casual counter-order brunch or lunch. Food is as awesome as the sprawling patio space. Recommend for tex-mex breakfast options (chilaquiles, breakfast tacos/burritos), sandwiches, salads, and the apple butter pancakes.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great brunch spot in a historic East Austin building. Pharmacy has a great deal of outdoor dining. Walkable!”
  • 200 locals recommend
Diner
“Just down the street from Allens is the South Congress location of Magnolia Cafe, known for its “Sorry, We’re Open” neon sign and 24-hour diner service. The original location opened as Omelettry West on Lake Austin Boulevard in 1979, and this beloved café has been an Austin favorite ever since. Barack Obama’s 2014 visit cemented the diner’s status as a local icon forever when he met a UT student for coffee there.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This place offers coffee and beers with great space indoors or outdoors to work, relax, or in group settings.”
  • 175 locals recommend

Bakeries

Vietnamese Restaurant
“Insta-friendly Vietnamese restaurant with great cocktails. Good value at happy hour. Sit in the cute outdoor patio area if the weather is nice!”
  • 233 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Famous coffee shop in downtown Austin, right next to Hula Hut Mexican restaurant.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Bar
“Hip hangout with both a bakery/cafe & a creekside beer garden serving simple snacks & cheeses.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and pies with a local touch... check out the salty oat cookies and the always-timely custom desserts, decorated to match the news!”
  • 123 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Good coffee and good beer are served under the same roof. Brew & Brew, a coffee and beer bar, has definitely got the right idea. Don't want to travel that far for a cup of coffee? Just head to Jo's right down the street.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bakery
“This restaurant has incredible food and a fantastic outdoor and indoor atmosphere. It is owned by Austin's oldest and most renowned high-end restaurant, Jeffrey's. It is within easy walking distance of the Cottage. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“Legit place, and favorite in Austin for many many moons. Vegetarian heaven. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“The perfect place for a local sweet treat. cup of soup or quiche. If you happen to be celebrating a special event, you can order a cake 24 to 48 hours in advance. Some of the best in Austin. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
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