90 "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 Mexican food truck Paprika ATX in the Highland neighborhood serves great tacos and tortas.
Talad is a food truck located at East 6th and Comal with a menu full of small Thai and Laotin "street foods" as well as heartier options.
Evangeline Cafe has a great menu of Cajun classics - from gator bites and gumbo, to jambalaya - and live music on most nights.
Abo Youssef is a food truck making excellent Mediterranean food out of a gas station parking lot off Manor Road.
JewBoy Burgers sells burgers, El Paso-style burritos, and latkes out of a newly-renovated space off 51st and Airport.
Sichuan River serves up excellent Sichuan-style Chinese food out of a strip mall restaurant in South Austin.
Thai Thani is a food trailer tucked away behind a gas station on Manor Rd with a menu of classic Thai dishes.
Originally a food truck, Shishman Mediterranean Grill is a newish brick and mortar location right by the Crestview station.
House of Three Gorges in Wooten has an extensive menu of classic Sichuan dishes.
Xian makes some of our favorite hand-pulled noodles in town, in addition to sushi and other Chinese and Japanese dishes.
K-Bop is a UT-area restaurant with a tight menu of Korean classics and kimbap dishes.
Super Burrito sells California-style, carne asada burritos out of a food truck downtown.
The menu at Gossip Shack in East Austin consists of just a few items - chicken, waffles, and waffle fries.
Eldorado Cafe is a casual Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant in North Shoal Creek from the longtime chef of Tacodeli.
Lechonera El Pachango is a food truck on East MLK that serves roast pork and other Puerto Rican specialties.