This historic house-turned-restaurant is a quiet spot with limited seating that works great for impressing the person your overbearing friend set you up with who also has an overbearing friend. The menu is pretty short and full of things that are easily shared if the date is going well, and easy to hoard to yourself if not. Try the smoked mushrooms and grilled carrots, and if things work out, take your overbearing friend here next time as a thank you.
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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.
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
Jacoby’s is the kind of place people outside of Texas dream about. The food isn’t life-changing, but the huge backyard and charm make up for it.
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Despite what the lines might suggest, Hopdoddy isn’t the best burger in Austin.
Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of the better places for a special occasion dinner.
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