Sharing meals is the right way to dine out. That way, everyone can get a little taste of everything. From the fixed plates at Barley Swine, to Barlata’s authentic tapas, to the whimsical shared dishes at Swift’s Attic, here are Austin’s best restaurants to share plates. If there are any restaurants missing from the list, please let us know on the tipline or in the commentsRead More
8 Great Places to Share Meals in Austin
Sharing is highly recommended at these restaurants.
Barley Swine takes the guessing out by curating pre-fixe shared plates at the chef’s choosing.
The tapas at this South Austin bar pair well with wine and wine cocktails.
Malaga Tapas & Bar
Malagas underwent a major revamp of their kitchen and menu with a new chef from Chavez and new items on their newly local-focused menu.
This tapas bar brings Spain to Austin, with dishes that include dishes served in namesake tin cans, and a whole lot of paella.
Food, like rabbit and dumplings, or shishito peppers, was meant to be shared at the ranch-inspired space.
The goal at Swift’s Attic is to create shared plates with an eye to the “creative, whimsical, and delicious,” and with menu items like The Egg & The Pea, or “haute country shrimp boil,” they do just that.
Chef Bryce Gilmore loves sharing so much (see Barley Swine) that he opened a second restaurant with a similar concept: dishes that are meant to be shared and enjoyed.
Pizza and baked goods are meant to be enjoyed by all, and St. Philip does it all well. [Photo: Robert J. Lerma/EATX]