Camille Styles

Austin Restaurant Guide

February 16th, 2017

photo by molly winters

Is Franklin Barbecue really worth the wait? What’s our favorite trailer amongst Austin’s sea of four-wheeled culinary experiences? Where do we go for the perfect chile relleno? Just in time for SXSW, we’ve updated our quintessential dining guide. Click through to find out where to go now in Team Camille Styles’ guide to Austin’s best restaurants.

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  1. ok, seriously if the austin tourism bureau isn’t sponsoring camille styles yet they better get on it. each post you dedicate to austin makes me want to visit that much more!

  2. Kristina says:

    I graduated from UT in 2007 and what I would do to be there again to try all of these amazing restaurants! So much has changed since I left and I can’t wait to re-explore my favorite city 🙂

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  4. Loretta says:

    What a great guide to sampling some of our city’s best! May I add a couple of my faves? One is a blast from the past, but El Rancho deserves a spot for its fabulous patio and the incomparable chicken chile rellenos. Easy Tiger has been around just a few years, but the croissants and other delectable baked goods are the best in town.

  5. Molly Kendrick says:

    Wow, Loretta. El Rancho is such a unique recommendation…

    Love this list! Fonda and La Condesa are my all time favs!

  6. Lisa Olson says:

    I crave 24 Diner (chicken and waffles or a burger with a side of mac and cheese!) and Torchy’s at least once a week! Thankfully, my little sister just got into UT, giving me four more years worth of excuses to make trips back to Austin! 🙂

  7. staley hawkins says:

    these restaurants are literally THE BEST. great picks!!

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  9. these restaurants sound so enticing!

    although it might seem a strange fusion at first, french-vietnamese fusion totally makes sense. the french colonized southeast Asia for almost a century. if you visit southeast asia (which you totally should, if you get the chance!) you will see french influence in the architecture, language, and food.

    i went to school in austin years ago and i don’t recognize any of these restaurants. austin is definitely growing up from the college town i remember it to be!

  10. Kelli says:

    I have come to your site for restaurant recommendations on more than one occasion. You never disappoint. I have tried several and they are all amazing in their own right–not only for the food, but the decor and ambiance as well. Thank you!

  11. Stacy Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for this post. My husband and I are traveling to Austin this month and are looking forward to trying some of these great places. Thank you!!!

  12. and now mentally planning my next trip to Austin! What a great list that hits all the pleasure points! I must do something similar for DC

  13. Elizabeth says:

    As a fellow Austinite, I enthusiastically approve this list! We are blessed with an amazing array of restaurants in every price range, and you’ve definitely hit on some of our finest. Just tried Bullfight last weekend, and I think it belongs on the list. Delicious Spanish food served in a beautifully modern space.

  14. Faith says:

    Camille – thanks so much for this list! I’ll be visiting Austin this month with my husband and another couple and these places look amazing. I am hoping to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday while we’re there, and was hoping you could recommend a great dinner place. Great food, ambience, and maybe some glitz would be nice. Lenoir looks beautiful! Thoughts?
    Thank you~

    • How fun! Well, the one thing Austin doesn’t have a lot of is glitz. 😉 I think Lenoir would be great, and the bar at Jeffrey’s is very chic and serves full menu. Cant go wrong w/ either of those. Have a great time! xo

      • Faith says:

        Thank you so much!! and thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂 We are definitely looking forward to a great weekend in Austin!

  15. Belle Hunter says:

    LOVE your picks. I haven’t been to Qui or Yo No Se yet, but they are on the list. I’ve always loved Elizabeth St, especially for breakfast, but Launderette has stolen my heart and has been my absolute favorite since they opened.


  16. keith says:

    Cause when tromping around Downtown Austin has your feet aching

  17. Molly says:

    My brother is going to Austin on business and texted our family thread: “What’s the fancy Austin restaurant that is a tough ticket for dinner? New American cuisine. A male name, I think.” Jeffrey’s, of course! I so miss Launderette, wine nights at Lenoir and picking up brussels and beets at Fresa’s. Must come visit soon! X

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