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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?

Everything below is unranked. If your favorite spot is missing from the list, let us know on the tipline, in the comments below, or start a post over on the Eater Austin forum.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jeffrey's

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1204 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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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.

2. Central Standard

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1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-0823
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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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3. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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5408 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 514-0664
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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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4. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

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401 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-1500
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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.

5. Little Barrel & Brown

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1716 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 582-1229
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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.

6. Salty Sow

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1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
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The truffled deviled eggs with bacon and chives at the Cherrywood gastropub are considered a must-try by many.

7. Lenoir

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1807 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 215-9778
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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.

8. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5808
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The Southern comfort staple gets the Jacoby treatment with a kick from pickled veggies and the housemade hot sauce.

9. Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

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8300 N FM 620 Bldg E
Austin, TX 78726
(737) 222-5779
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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.

10. Fixe

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500 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 888-9133
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The eye-catching and Dr. Suess-like towers of creamy egg yolks studded with smoked trout roe feature fermented cabbage and grated ham.

11. Stella San Jac

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310 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(502) 583-1888
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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.

1. Jeffrey's

1204 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703
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.
1204 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

2. Central Standard

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Elizabeth Leader Smith/EATX
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.
1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

3. Lucy's Fried Chicken

5408 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Lucy's Fried Chicken/Official
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.
5408 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
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.
401 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Little Barrel & Brown

1716 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
The gravlax deviled eggs is a Scandinavian take that includes smoked salmon, dill, and a punch from tandy red onion and briny capers.
1716 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

6. Salty Sow

1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
The truffled deviled eggs with bacon and chives at the Cherrywood gastropub are considered a must-try by many.
1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

7. Lenoir

1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
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.
1807 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

8. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
The Southern comfort staple gets the Jacoby treatment with a kick from pickled veggies and the housemade hot sauce.
3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

8300 N FM 620 Bldg E, Austin, TX 78726
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.
8300 N FM 620 Bldg E
Austin, TX 78726

10. Fixe

500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
The eye-catching and Dr. Suess-like towers of creamy egg yolks studded with smoked trout roe feature fermented cabbage and grated ham.
500 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Stella San Jac

310 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
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.
310 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

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