There’s much to consider when visiting Austin as a tourist. Where do you stay? What’s the best position to watch the swarm of bats fly out from the Congress Avenue bridge? Do you really have to wait in line for Franklin Barbecue? The biggest question of ‘em all? Where do you eat and drink?
There are so many options showcasing the best of the best in Austin, from plentiful food trucks to award-winning barbecue to mouthwatering tacos to refreshing drinks. Eater Austin is here to help both visitors and their Austin hosts navigate through all the noise to really hone in on what makes the city’s food and drink scenes so special. With all of that in mind, here is a one-stop guide to essential dining, maps, and the like. Welcome to Austin.