123 "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.
Nixta Taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the city out of a low-key space in East Austin.
A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.
A hybrid market and restaurant selling and serving some of Austin’s freshest fish.
Matt’s El Rancho, home to the famous Bob Armstrong queso dip, is as classic Tex-Mex as it gets.
Bouldin Creek Cafe is a casual indoor/outdoor spot in South Austin serving some damn good not-meat.
You don’t have to go to Uchi to get great raw fish. Komé is a reasonably-priced, high-quality alternative.
One of our favorite places to spend an afternoon eating in the sun is Lucy’s Fried Chicken, with a bucket of bird, grilled oysters, and beers.
Ramen Tatsu-Ya isn’t just Austin’s triendiest ramen spot - it’s Austin’s best ramen spot.
Curra’s exists in a class with other local mainstays Maudie's and Gueros, operating on a platform of old Austin nostalgia, margaritas, and queso.
Elizabeth St. Cafe isn’t just one of the cutest spots in Austin - it’s also one of the best places for a healthy-ish (or not) meal.
G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.