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Downtown Austin’s Newest Restaurant Is a Fast-Casual Chain

Newk’s Eatery is now open on Congress

Newk’s Eatery’s grilled steak and mushroom pizza
Newk’s Eatery’s grilled steak and mushroom pizza
Newk’s Eatery/Facebook
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Mississippi-based fast-casual restaurant chain Newk’s Eatery is opening in downtown Austin on Saturday, March 17, down in the historic building on 408 Congress Avenue.

The general American menu spans sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, and desserts. For downtown office workers, there’s a go-to section. The peg of the restaurant is what it dubs as The Roundtable, an area dedicated to all sorts of condiments from garlic in olive oil, cheese, breadsticks, pickles, and more, available at no extra costs.

This location of Newk’s is pegged as the chain’s Austin flagship. The space includes a rooftop patio with a sliding garage door, boasting of downtown views. Downstairs, there’s an open kitchen.

The downtown Newk’s took over the address that used to be home to nightclub Avenue. Across the street is another fast-casual restaurant, though with a healthy bent: Modern Market, which opened in January

Newk’s hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. This is Austin’s second location of Newk’s, with the first found up at the Arboretum.

Newk's Eatery

408 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 647-2420 Visit Website