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11 Deviled Eggs to Seek Out in Austin

New takes on an old favorite

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In many circles, deviled eggs are a long-standing signature party food. The deli delights are however increasingly making a mark on restaurant menus across Austin. Like mac and cheese, it's one of those classic comfort foods that have been the recipient of a widespread makeover in recent years.

Traditionally, the semi-orbs are filled with a mixture of yolks, mayonnaise, ground mustard, and sometimes a sprinkling of paprika for garnish. This Eater guide of bite-size snacks ranges from subtle to refined to downright playful. From the elegant truffled take at Jeffrey’s to the bold and colorful version at Central Standard, these aren’t your grandmother's recipes.

While this old-school dish is still celebrated as a simple affair with slight variations at some Austin restaurants, others are pushing boundaries pairing the light-as-air fillings with caviar, prosciutto, and more. Iterations like Fixe’s stay close to the dish’s Southern roots with additions like pickled vegetables and ham. Lucy’s Fried Chicken takes it to another level by deep frying the eggs and serving with a dipping sauce. Other versions — such as Lenior’s, which comes dressed with nori and Korean chili powder — find global inspiration.

And no, you’re right. Deviled eggs aren’t hard to make at home. But when they taste this good at your favorite places around town — why bother making them at home?

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Lucy's Fried Chicken

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Reminiscent of a buzz-worthy bite you’d find at the state fair, these deep fried buttermilk breaded deviled eggs are served with a crunchy chicken skin aioli. It’s not a light way to start a meal, but it is delicious.

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Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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The Southern comfort staple gets the Jacoby treatment with a kick from pickled veggies and the housemade hot sauce.

Salty Sow

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The truffled deviled eggs with bacon and chives at the Cherrywood gastropub are considered a must-try by many.

Central Standard

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The in-your-face flavor from this hot spot’s contemporary take on deviled eggs is thanks to smoked salmon, pickled onion, and everything spice.

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Lambert's Downtown BBQ

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The Second Street eatery's spicy deviled eggs appeases taste bud thrill-seekers by pairing creamy eggs with American caviar, smoked paprika, cornichons, olives, and caperberries.

Jeffrey's

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The Clarksville bistro artfully whips up truffled deviled eggs marked by pillars of creamy light filling and topped by a decorative — and delicious — thinly sliced truffle. Find the dish for half price at the bar during happy hour.

Little Barrel & Brown

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The gravlax deviled eggs is a Scandinavian take that includes smoked salmon, dill, and a punch from tandy red onion and briny capers.

Deviled eggs take a decidedly Asian turn at Lenior. The bar snack is topped with nori (crisp edible seaweed) and kochikaru (Korean coarsely ground red pepper) for a slightly spicy, smoky, crunchy, and creamy combo.

The eye-catching and Dr. Suess-like towers of creamy egg yolks studded with smoked trout roe feature fermented cabbage and grated ham.

Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

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The Northwest Austin gastropub presents its deviled eggs with crispy prosciutto, pickled mustard seeds, chives, and aioli flavored with just the right amount of truffle oil.

Stella San Jac

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With a modern approach to Southern favorites, this downtown restaurant offers deviled eggs, and that’s no surprise. But its version capped with andouille sausage delights nonetheless.

Lucy's Fried Chicken

Reminiscent of a buzz-worthy bite you’d find at the state fair, these deep fried buttermilk breaded deviled eggs are served with a crunchy chicken skin aioli. It’s not a light way to start a meal, but it is delicious.

Lucy's Fried Chicken/Official

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

The Southern comfort staple gets the Jacoby treatment with a kick from pickled veggies and the housemade hot sauce.

Salty Sow

The truffled deviled eggs with bacon and chives at the Cherrywood gastropub are considered a must-try by many.

Central Standard

The in-your-face flavor from this hot spot’s contemporary take on deviled eggs is thanks to smoked salmon, pickled onion, and everything spice.

Elizabeth Leader Smith/EATX

Lambert's Downtown BBQ

The Second Street eatery's spicy deviled eggs appeases taste bud thrill-seekers by pairing creamy eggs with American caviar, smoked paprika, cornichons, olives, and caperberries.

Jeffrey's

The Clarksville bistro artfully whips up truffled deviled eggs marked by pillars of creamy light filling and topped by a decorative — and delicious — thinly sliced truffle. Find the dish for half price at the bar during happy hour.

Little Barrel & Brown

The gravlax deviled eggs is a Scandinavian take that includes smoked salmon, dill, and a punch from tandy red onion and briny capers.

Lenoir

Deviled eggs take a decidedly Asian turn at Lenior. The bar snack is topped with nori (crisp edible seaweed) and kochikaru (Korean coarsely ground red pepper) for a slightly spicy, smoky, crunchy, and creamy combo.

Fixe

The eye-catching and Dr. Suess-like towers of creamy egg yolks studded with smoked trout roe feature fermented cabbage and grated ham.

Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

The Northwest Austin gastropub presents its deviled eggs with crispy prosciutto, pickled mustard seeds, chives, and aioli flavored with just the right amount of truffle oil.

Stella San Jac

With a modern approach to Southern favorites, this downtown restaurant offers deviled eggs, and that’s no surprise. But its version capped with andouille sausage delights nonetheless.

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