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Eater Readers’ Go-To Casual Date Spots in Austin

Where to get romantic on the cheap

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For those unstuffy nights where jackets and cocktail dresses aren’t required, and the bill doesn’t add up to the triple digits, Eater asked readers for their go-to places for casual dates in Austin. For budding romances or together-forever couples, here are Austin Eater readers’ favorite restaurants for cheap dates, from BYOB of Three Little Pigs, wandering the Middle Eastern market of Sarah’s Mediterranean, to grabbing a pie at House Pizzeria.

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1. Three Little Pigs

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1209 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, TX
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2. Snack Bar

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1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-2626
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[Photo: Amber E./Yelp]

3. East Side King Thai-kun

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1104 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
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4. Frank Restaurant

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407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6894
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5. House Pizzeria

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5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 600-4999
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[Photo: Chris M./Yelp]

6. Sarah's Mediterranean Grill & Market

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5222 Burnet #500
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 419-7605

Eater user Zesty Enterprise described it as “cheap, friendly, tasty, and you can wander the aisles of their Middle Eastern grocery store afterwards.”

7. Way South Philly

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1108 E. Sixth St.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 771-6969

One commenter suggests this East 6th trailer as a great casual date. Get your cheesesteak with Wiz for extra romance.

8. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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9. Michi Ramen

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6519 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 386-1908

An anonymous tipster suggested Michi Ramen because it’s “good for a quick date night since the food is out so quick. Also, the veggie tempura is amazing.”

10. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 493-0963
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11. Whole Foods Market 5th Street Seafood

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525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

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1. Three Little Pigs

1209 Rosewood Ave., Austin, TX
[Photo: Three Little Pigs/Facebook]
1209 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, TX

2. Snack Bar

1224 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Amber E./Yelp]
1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

3. East Side King Thai-kun

1104 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
[Photo: Chris F./Yelp]
1104 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

4. Frank Restaurant

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
[Photo: Katie C./Yelp]
407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

5. House Pizzeria

5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
[Photo: Chris M./Yelp]
5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

6. Sarah's Mediterranean Grill & Market

5222 Burnet #500, Austin, TX 78756

Eater user Zesty Enterprise described it as “cheap, friendly, tasty, and you can wander the aisles of their Middle Eastern grocery store afterwards.”

5222 Burnet #500
Austin, TX 78756

7. Way South Philly

1108 E. Sixth St., Austin, TX 78702

One commenter suggests this East 6th trailer as a great casual date. Get your cheesesteak with Wiz for extra romance.

1108 E. Sixth St.
Austin, TX 78702

8. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Katie O./Yelp]
909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

9. Michi Ramen

6519 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

An anonymous tipster suggested Michi Ramen because it’s “good for a quick date night since the food is out so quick. Also, the veggie tempura is amazing.”

6519 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

10. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702
[Photo: Mike C./Yelp]
500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702

11. Whole Foods Market 5th Street Seafood

525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

[Photo: Rebekah T/Yelp]

525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

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