70 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Austin.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
The B's Kitchen makes excellent banh mi and other Vietnamese staples out of a small food trailer on East Cesar Chavez.
Seoulju on North Lamar specializes in soju, classic and large-format Korean dishes, and KFC (Korean fried chicken).
Much like the original location, Bufalina Due makes the best Neopolitan pizza in town.
The all-day spot Kinda Tropical is part cafe and part bar, with good coffee, cocktails, and a menu that’s well, kind-of-tropical.
There’s a location of Easy Tiger, bake shop and beer garden, in the Linc shopping center in the Highland neighborhood.
Nixta Taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the city out of a low-key space in East Austin.
This renamed and reopened all-day spot in Clarksville is best for breakfast or during Happy Hour.
This dive bar on Dirty 6th has one of our favorite burgers in the city.
Dirty Martin’s on campus has been open for over 90 years, and serves incredible burgers with thin patties (get the double) in an old-school space.
Vaquero Taquero by campus serves great al pastor and breakfast tacos to UT students who don’t know how good they have it.
Uncle Nicky's is an all-day cafe in Hyde Park with a great patio, coffee, pastries, and smaller plates later in the day as well as a good Happy Hour.
The newest Ramen Tatsu-ya location is on the East Side on a street with a bunch of bars, so it’s good that they’re open late.
When you need somewhere casual by Campus with good food, or want to have a quiet conversation over lunch, head to Texas French Bread.
Bring a friend or a date to Bar Peached in Clarksville and they’ll be impressed by the food, bright interior, and affordable prices.