Quickie Pickie is where you go fully intending to just pick up a box of Good Pops and a bottle of wine, until you find yourself having lunch or dinner on the patio without realizing how or why. This high-end convenience store and all-day cafe has two locations now, but the original on East 11th is the more low-key of the two and is a great place to grab a sandwich, salad, or burger on the patio. Just make sure you don’t forget about the popsicles slowly melting in the bag by your feet.
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Franklin Barbecue has earned a reputation as the best place for smoked meats in the entire country, and rightfully so.
El Chilito has a few locations around Austin, and they’re all reliable spots for tacos and burritos.
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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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Just because it’s not Franklin’s BBQ doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. This is some of the best BBQ in Austin.
Cherrywood Coffehouse is a utility coffee shop with a good patio, live music, and excellent breakfast tacos.
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
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