SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin
Juan in a Million is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

1. Juan in a Million

9.0
2300 E Cesar Chavez St (Mildred St.), Austin, TX
Mexican Restaurant · 199 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Best breakfast tacos plus Juan is always there to greet you with a smile and a handshake Read more.

Magnolia Cafe South is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

2. Magnolia Cafe South

9.1
1920 S Congress Ave (at E. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Diner · Bouldin Creek · 256 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: An absolute must for breakfast. Make sure to get there early - or you will wait. It's funky, and the food is great. Service is wonderful. Read more.

Torchy's Tacos is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

3. Torchy's Tacos

9.4
2809 S 1st St (at El Paso St), Austin, TX
Taco Place · 149 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Anyone coming to SXSW should definitely try Torchy's Tacos. Fried avocado tacos and fried chocolate chip cookies for dessert? Yes. Read more.

Veracruz All Natural is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

4. Veracruz All Natural

9.3
1704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
Taco Place · 48 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Veracruz tacos are worth fighting for any day of the week except Monday when they are closed. Read more.

Péché is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

5. Péché

9.1
208 W 4th St (Colorado St.), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 172 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: For some of the best cocktails in town, go to Peche on 4th Street. They make their own bitters as a sign of their devotion. Read more.

Franklin Barbecue is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

6. Franklin Barbecue

9.3
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Central East Austin · 279 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: If you want BBQ in Austin you must go to Franklin's. If you want to bypass the line, place your order for pickup now. Read more.

Lambert's Downtown BBQ is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

7. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

9.1
401 W 2nd St (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 250 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Lambert's Country Style Pork Ribs are delicious. Read more.

The Salt Lick is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

8. The Salt Lick

9.5
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX
BBQ Joint · 351 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: About 30 mins south of Austin is The Salt Lick. It epitomizes Texas BBQ and you can bring your own beer! Read more.

Yellow Jacket Social Club is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

9. Yellow Jacket Social Club

8.7
1700 E 5th St., Austin, TX
Bar · 58 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Go to Yellow Jacket Social Club for Frito Pie, local craft beer, and excellent people watching under the crepe myrtle trees. Read more.

Kerbey Lane Cafe is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

10. Kerbey Lane Cafe

8.9
3003 S Lamar Blvd (Manchaca Rd.), Austin, TX
Breakfast Spot · South Lamar · 150 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Their pancakes have been known to cure most ailments ranging from hangovers to Austin-induced late night munches. Read more.

Chilantro BBQ is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

11. Chilantro BBQ

9.0
Austin, TX
Food Truck · Downtown Austin · 134 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: a Korean-Mexican fusion foodtruck with heavenly kimchi fries and Korean tacos. Read more.

Perry's Steakhouse is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

12. Perry's Steakhouse

9.0
114 W 7th St (at Colorado St), Austin, TX
Steakhouse · Downtown Austin · 94 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Order the Pork Chop, one serving will feed two hungry people. Read more.

Bouldin Creek Café is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

13. Bouldin Creek Café

9.4
1900 S 1st St (at W. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 214 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Delicious vegetarian food, especially their tofu scramble. Local lore has it that Radiohead frequents it when they are in town. Read more.

Frank Restaurant is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

14. Frank Restaurant

9.1
407 Colorado St (btw 4th & 5th), Austin, TX
Hot Dog Joint · Downtown Austin · 376 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Get the Texalina on a stone plate instead of a basket. Read more.

Iron Works BBQ is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

15. Iron Works BBQ

8.3
100 Red River St (Cesar Chavez St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 168 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: It was packed with celebrities who appreciated the SXSW open, casual, shared dining experience. You won't be disappointed. I promise. Read more.

Casino El Camino is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

16. Casino El Camino

8.5
517 E 6th St (bt Red River & Neches Sts), Austin, TX
Dive Bar · Downtown Austin · 211 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Incredible burgers! And get a tattoo at Sailor's Grave right around the corner. Read more.

Tacodeli is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

17. Tacodeli

9.1
4200 N Lamar Blvd (42nd St.), Austin, TX
Taco Place · Rosedale · 124 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: A breakfast taco favorite. Their Heather tacos and Dona salsa are addictive. Read more.

FoodHeads is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

18. FoodHeads

9.3
616 W 34th St (btwn Guadalupe St. & King St.), Austin, TX
Sandwich Place · West University · 54 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Five soups made daily, beautiful patio, old house, best sandwiches in town. Read more.

Justine's Brasserie is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

19. Justine's Brasserie

9.0
4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX
French Restaurant · 94 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Head to Justine's Brasserie for incredible food/ambience and to catch your fave artists on their dinner breaks Read more.

Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

20. Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon

7.9
5434 Burnet Rd (btwn Shoalmont Dr & Lawnmont Ave), Austin, TX
Dive Bar · Allandale · 35 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Go for the honkytonk music. Sunday afternoons feature great live music and bingo played with a chicken. Read more.

La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

21. La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana

9.3
1906 E Cesar Chavez St (Chicon), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 135 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: They give out free beer, have live music and the food is exemplary. Read more.

Saxon Pub is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

22. Saxon Pub

8.6
1320 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Rock Club · Zilker · 35 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: A local favorite. The fantastic Bob Schneider on Monday nights and the friendliest crowd in Austin. Read more.

Russian House is one of SXSW: Best Restaurants and Bars in Austin.

23. Russian House

8.4
307 E 5th St (5th between Trinity & San Jacinto), Austin, TX
Russian Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 38 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Reader tip: Authentic and delicious Eastern European food, plus around 50 different infused vodkas. Read more.