28 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in Austin.
The single best overall BBQ experience in Austin (which isn’t actually in Austin) is The Salt Lick.
Little Deli feels like a trip back to a simpler time, when the perfect Italian sandwich or slice of pizza was all you really needed.
If you’re looking for an awesome dining experience that’s not outwardly trendy, and you don’t mind dropping money for it, Fonda San Miguel is the place.
We don't use the term 'legit' often, but there's no other way to describe Tamale House East. Hit it for the breakfast tacos and best migas in town.
The best cheap Tex Mex breakfast in town. Fill up on a pile of eggs, bacon, potatoes, cheese, and tortillas for $5.
The rare tourist destination that locals love too. This is one of the more fun Tex-Mex hangs in town.
A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.
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.
An Austin original: fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches with locations all over the city.
Matt’s El Rancho, home to the famous Bob Armstrong queso dip, is as classic Tex-Mex as it gets.
Head to Jack Allen’s in Oak Hill with a group when you want to feel comfortable and taken care of but don’t want to bring people to your home.
Ginny’s in North Austin is a great bar any night, but go on Sundays for Chicken Sh*t Bingo.
Top Notch is an old-school place in Crestview where you’ll head for burgers and a large serving of both tater tots and nostalgia.
Lustre Pearl East is just like the original Lustre Pearl on Rainey, but with more outdoor space and way fewer UT students.