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Over 60 Austin Restaurants Closed in 2016

And bars and food trucks

Prelog’s
Prelog’s
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In 2016, 61 Austin restaurants, bars, and food trucks closed up, with a majority taking place over the summer.

The very first shutter of the year was the East 7th’s upscale French restaurant LaV. The rest of the year brought along the departures of longtime institutions such as Tex-Mex mainstay El Azteca, South Congress anchors Snack Bar, Doc’s Motorworks Bar & Grill, and Opal Divine’s Penn Field. Then there were major restaurant closings and switcheroos, like Contigo’s vegetable haven Gardner (replaced with the more comfort foods-focused Chicon) and chef Paul Qui’s namesake flagship (which will turn into a new Japanese eatery in the new year). Austin also said farewell to Micklethwait Craft Meats’ short-lived deli truck Romanouskas and Neapolitan pizza trailer 40 North. A recent addition includes Republic of Sandwich, which shuttered in mid-December; La Crawfish last fall; salad-focused GreenGos; and Verts’ South Lamar location.

Eater has been keeping track of Austin’s closures throughout the year. We paid tribute to the saddest of these shutters, and friends shared their most-missed restaurants.

Everything below is listed in alphabetical order. We’ve marked the bigger shutters in bold. Is there a shutter missing? Let Eater know through the tipline or pop into the comments below.

100 Pizzitas

40 North

416 Bar & Grille

Al Fico

Arro

Bacon

Benji's Cantina

Brass House

Burn Pizza

Cantina Laredo

Delish

Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill

Due Forni

East Side Fillin’ Station

East Side King [at Four Horseman]

East Side King Thai Kun [at Steampunk Saloon]

East Side Showroom

El Arroyo [in Far West Austin]

El Azteca

Eleven Plates

EZ's Brick and Oven

Finn & Porter

Fork & Vine

Gardner

Good Juju

GreenGos

Iron Cactus [in Bee Cave]

Jasper's [in Domain]

Kin & Comfort

Kyoten [on East 6th Street]

La Crawfish

LaV

Liberty Kitchen

Longbranch Inn

Loveballs

Lulu B's

Malaga

Mettle

Midway Field House

Olivia

Opal Divine's Penn Field

Ophelia

Ng BMT

Patika’s Coffee Cart [in downtown]

Prelog’s

Qui

Rainey Street Food Court

Red Mango [on South Lamar]

Republic of Sandwich

Rio Rita [on East 6th Street]

Romanouskas Deli

Sagra

Satay

Schmidt Family Barbecue [in Lakeway]

Sao Paulo's

Snack Bar

Toastie’s Sub Shop [on South Lamar]

Verts [on South Lamar]

Wonderland

World of Beers

Yatai

This post has been updated to reflect a recent shutter.

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