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13 Best Uses of Pimento Cheese in Austin, Mapped

Where to find the cheesy Southern staple.

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While pimento cheese isn’t Austin’s beloved queso, it’s delicious, and it’s very Southern. Take cheese, mix it with mayonnaise and cherry peppers, and it makes for the best kind of spread there is. Here are the best places to find the cheesy condiment in Austin, from Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s pre-meal starter, Haymaker’s deep fried grilled pimento cheese sandwich, to Second Bar and Kitchen’s cheese stuffed into chicken fried olives. Is your favorite pimento cheese missing from the list? Let us know in the comments or on the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5808
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The pimento cheese at the rustic restaurant on the East Side is served with arugula and crackers. [Photo: Jeff Amador/EATX]

2. The Hightower

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1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
The small loaf of chewy pretzel bread makes for the perfect companion with The Hightower’s pimento cheese.

3. RedStar Southern

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1700 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 962-3674
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The Southern truck serves pimento cheese on its own, along with crackers, or in grilled cheese form. Get both for extra indulgence. Their spread is made with cheddar and pepperjack cheeses, mayonnaise. For an extra kick, they toss in green Tabasco sauce and pickled jalapeños. [Photo: Red Star Southern/Instagram]

4. Noble Sandwich Company

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4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 382-6248
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Both locations of the sandwich empire serve a vegetarian-friendly pimento cheese sandwich, with smoked green onions, romaine, olive oil, and pickles. If that’s not enough, for dinner, order the smoked hot dog covered in pimento cheese, too.

5. Second Bar + Kitchen

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200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2750
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The team behind Second Bar and Kitchen came up with the brilliant idea of chicken frying olives, and then stuffing them with pimento cheese, creating the ultimate bar snack. [Photo: Michael U./Yelp]

6. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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7720 W Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 852-8558
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Pimento cheese is so important at Jack Allen’s Kitchen that every diner gets a small portion with every meal. The cheese here is made with three cheeses, included cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.

7. Avenue B Grocery & Market

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4403 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 453-3921
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The Hyde Park grocery store sells a no-frills pimento cheese sandwich.

8. Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club

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2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
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Since the pimento cheese isn't always guaranteed to be on the menu, it should always be ordered whenever it makes an appearance.

9. Hillside Farmacy

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1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 628-0168
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The spicier pimento cheese is made with roasted red bell peppers, green onions, and hot sauce, and sides of celery sticks and bread. [Photo: Hillside Farmacy/Facebook]

10. Nau's Enfield Drug

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1115 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 476-1221
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Pretend it's 1950 by eating the classic cheese in sandwich form at the classic drug store and soda shop.

11. Haymaker

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2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 243-6702
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A deep-fried beer-battered pimento cheese sandwich is a thing that really exists at Haymaker.

12. Frank Restaurant

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407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6894
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Artisanal hot dogs and sausages were meant to be covered in pimento cheese, as some of the offerings at Frank are. This includes the Southern Belle, a Vienna beef hot Polish hot dog with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, a Cajun remoulade, and scallions.

13. Counter Cafe

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626 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 708-8800
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Counter Cafe knows sandwiches, and the grilled pimento cheese is no exception. It comes with lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions. [Photo: Counter Cafe/Facebook]

1. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
The pimento cheese at the rustic restaurant on the East Side is served with arugula and crackers. [Photo: Jeff Amador/EATX]
3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

2. The Hightower

1209 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
The small loaf of chewy pretzel bread makes for the perfect companion with The Hightower’s pimento cheese.
1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

3. RedStar Southern

1700 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The Southern truck serves pimento cheese on its own, along with crackers, or in grilled cheese form. Get both for extra indulgence. Their spread is made with cheddar and pepperjack cheeses, mayonnaise. For an extra kick, they toss in green Tabasco sauce and pickled jalapeños. [Photo: Red Star Southern/Instagram]
1700 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

4. Noble Sandwich Company

4805 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Both locations of the sandwich empire serve a vegetarian-friendly pimento cheese sandwich, with smoked green onions, romaine, olive oil, and pickles. If that’s not enough, for dinner, order the smoked hot dog covered in pimento cheese, too.
4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

5. Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The team behind Second Bar and Kitchen came up with the brilliant idea of chicken frying olives, and then stuffing them with pimento cheese, creating the ultimate bar snack. [Photo: Michael U./Yelp]
200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

6. Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735
Pimento cheese is so important at Jack Allen’s Kitchen that every diner gets a small portion with every meal. The cheese here is made with three cheeses, included cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.
7720 W Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735

7. Avenue B Grocery & Market

4403 Avenue B, Austin, TX 78751
The Hyde Park grocery store sells a no-frills pimento cheese sandwich.
4403 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751

8. Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club

2406 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Since the pimento cheese isn't always guaranteed to be on the menu, it should always be ordered whenever it makes an appearance.
2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

9. Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
The spicier pimento cheese is made with roasted red bell peppers, green onions, and hot sauce, and sides of celery sticks and bread. [Photo: Hillside Farmacy/Facebook]
1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Nau's Enfield Drug

1115 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703
Pretend it's 1950 by eating the classic cheese in sandwich form at the classic drug store and soda shop.
1115 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

11. Haymaker

2310 E. Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
A deep-fried beer-battered pimento cheese sandwich is a thing that really exists at Haymaker.
2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

12. Frank Restaurant

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
Artisanal hot dogs and sausages were meant to be covered in pimento cheese, as some of the offerings at Frank are. This includes the Southern Belle, a Vienna beef hot Polish hot dog with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, a Cajun remoulade, and scallions.
407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

13. Counter Cafe

626 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703
Counter Cafe knows sandwiches, and the grilled pimento cheese is no exception. It comes with lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions. [Photo: Counter Cafe/Facebook]
626 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703

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