110 "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.
Hay Elotes is one of our favorite spots on the East Side for ice cream, sorbet, fruit cups, elotes, and birria.
Batch PM is a food trailer on the patio of Batch Kolaches serving up a variety of bratwurst and Belgian fries.
China Family Restaurant makes excellent Sichuan-style Chinese food with two locations in Austin.
Buddy’s Burger in North Austin serves excellent smashburgers that are caramelized and juicy.
Reunión 19 is a Mexican restaurant in East Austin that serves excellent tacos.
Poke-Poke makes excellent Hawaiian-style poke served with rice or by-the-pound.
Korea House offers a wide range of Korean staples, like japchae, bibimbap, and budae jjigae.
Hawaiian Bros is a takeout-only restaurant with a range of classic Hawaiian plate lunches.
Autenticos Michoacana is a food truck with a wide menu of tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and machetes.
Heo Eatery focuses on mostly-Vietnamese, Asian street food, with things like banh mi, baos, and boba tea.
Cuba Bakery & Cafe is a small shop in a Round Rock strip mall making excellent Cuban sandwiches, pastries, and coffees.
The North Austin restaurant Tomodachi on Parmer Lane has a small dining room and sushi bar, and they also run a very robust takeout operation.
Baguette house is a longstanding cafe in Austin’s Chinatown, best known for their banh mi.