If you’re recovering from the weekend or just need to eat something that’s green-ish, Jugo is one of the newer healthy spots in town that we actually endorse. With plenty of smoothie and juice options, plus salads and snacks, you’ll feel like all those people who outrun you on the Town Lake trail. You can go back to things in taco form soon, but in the meantime this is a good place to get some nutrients on your lunch break. It’s open for breakfast too.
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24 Diner is a trendy 24-hour diner best saved for late night chicken & waffle runs. But the truth is, it’s not even the best 24 hour diner in Austin.
Lamberts Downtown BBQ
Fancy barbecue is a polarizing concept, but Lamberts pulls it off very well.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
If every stereotypical oil magnate had a restaurant, they would all look like this. Come here to get deals done and eat lots of MEEEEEATS.
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Olamaie is one of the most impressive upscale Southern restaurants we've ever experienced.
Odd Duck is an excellent Southern restaurant serving sophisticated food without any stuffiness.
Lucy's Fried Chicken
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.
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Whole Foods Market
The Whole Foods flagship store is still one of the most dependable places to pick up lunch in the entire city.
Counter Cafe is a classic Austin diner, and a great option for a low-key lunch downtown.
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