The food trailer parks are constantly changing on Rainey Street, but we’re pretty excited about Happy Lobster holding down a spot there on the weekends. You can get a seriously great lobster roll with spicy mayo and giardiniera peppers, and while lobster rolls tend to be filling, you’ll also want to save room for the fried lobster mac and cheese bites that taste as good as they sound.
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Bungalow has a big backyard with a taco truck and a bar with huge windows, which are great for people watching and checking people out mid-taco.
Get the best pizza in Austin from this food truck in the back of a craft beer bar on Rainey Street.
Parlor Room is a fun, spacious bar on Rainey Street that’s good for big groups, like when it’s your birthday or you join a stranger’s bachelor party.
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Huckleberry is a trailer parked outside of Circle Brewing Company. Their menu highlights ingredients from local farms and the Gulf Coast.
Carpenters Hall is the restaurant in the new Carpenter Hotel near Zilker Park, and it’s open all day with a patio and small plates.
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G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
For casual group dinners or day drinking sessions, Banger’s on Rainey Street has you covered with beer, sausages, and lots of outdoor seating.
Lustre Pearl has one of the bigger footprints on Rainey Street, with multiple levels and bars inside.
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