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13 Pimento Cheese Destinations in Austin

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’s an updated guide to the the best places to find the cheesy condiment in Austin, including Freedmen’s jalapeno one, and bacon pimento from Odd Duck, and more. 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. Freedmen's

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2402 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 220-0953
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The pimento cheese at Freedmen’s is perfectly smoked and spicy. The focaccia is a nice added bonus. [Photo: Freedmen's/Facebook]

2. 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. [Photo: Noble Sandwich Co./Facebook]

3. 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. [Photo: Jasmin Sun/EATX]

4. 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. [Photo: The Hightower/Official]

5. Olamaie

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1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-2796
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More pimento cheese-laden sandwiches can be found during Olamaie’s lunch, including the country-fried eggplant or the ham sandwich. [Photo: Robert J. Lerma/EATX]

6. 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]

7. Hillside Farmacy

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1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 628-0168
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The spicy 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]

8. 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. It's made with three cheeses, cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.

9. 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]

10. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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Odd Duck throws bacon into its pimento cheese, and sneaks it onto the lunch-only burger. [Photo: Patrick Michels/EATX]

11. 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. [Photo: Larry M./Yelp]

12. 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. [Photo: Spencer Selvidge/EATX]

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]

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1. Freedmen's

2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705

The pimento cheese at Freedmen’s is perfectly smoked and spicy. The focaccia is a nice added bonus. [Photo: Freedmen's/Facebook]

2402 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705

2. 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. [Photo: Noble Sandwich Co./Facebook]

4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

3. 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. [Photo: Jasmin Sun/EATX]

1115 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

4. 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. [Photo: The Hightower/Official]

1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

5. Olamaie

1610 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701

More pimento cheese-laden sandwiches can be found during Olamaie’s lunch, including the country-fried eggplant or the ham sandwich. [Photo: Robert J. Lerma/EATX]

1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701

6. 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

7. Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

The spicy 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

8. 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. It's made with three cheeses, cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.

7720 W Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735

9. 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

10. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Odd Duck throws bacon into its pimento cheese, and sneaks it onto the lunch-only burger. [Photo: Patrick Michels/EATX]

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

11. Avenue B Grocery & Market

4403 Avenue B, Austin, TX 78751

The Hyde Park grocery store sells a no-frills pimento cheese sandwich. [Photo: Larry M./Yelp]

4403 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751

12. Haymaker

2310 E. Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

A deep-fried beer-battered pimento cheese sandwich is a thing that really exists at Haymaker. [Photo: Spencer Selvidge/EATX]

2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

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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