20 Best Austin Restaurants (2021 Edition) – So Much Life

It’s impossible to pare this down to 20 restaurants because there are SO many great spots to eat in this ever-evolving city. My hope is that this just gets you started in exploring the many awesome restaurants in Austin. And, just in case you’re someone who wants more choices instead of fewer, here are a few more places that could have made the list:

ABGB // pizza + award-winning beer (go for their German-style beer)

Bar Peached // cocktail-focused, Asian comfort food

Bufalina // neapolitan pizza

Clark’s Oyster Bar // neighborhood spot with a great happy hour

Easy Tiger // sandwiches, sausages, family-friendly beer garden

El Naranjo // interior Mexican cuisine

Easy Tiger // sandwiches, sausages, family-friendly beer garden

Hestia // Live open-fire cooking, upscale

Hopfields // French gastropub

Intero // family-owned Italian restaurant + homemade chocolate shop

June’s All Day // wine bar and American food

Juniper // northern Italian and cocktails

La Condesa // upscale modern Mexican + margaritas

Lucky Robot // Tokyo street food

Olamaie // elevated southern food (temporarily closed)

Patrizi’s // family-owned Italian food truck with handmade pasta

Perla’s // upscale coastal seafood

Pinthouse Pizza // pizza + award-winning beer (go for their IPAs)

T22 // Nashville hot chicken

Torchy’s // Austin-based taco chain, but go for the queso