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Grilled cheese sandwich from Burro Cheese Kitchen
Grilled cheese sandwich from Burro Cheese Kitchen
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11 Great and Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Austin

Melted cheddar, gouda, gruyere, brie, and more

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Grilled cheese sandwich from Burro Cheese Kitchen
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The simple glory of a classic grilled cheese sandwich seems to satisfy just about any hungry stomach and taste preference.

Luckily, Austin has its fare share of delicious —and anything-but-simple — grilled cheese sandwiches. From the lobster grilled cheese at Garbo’s, the vegetarian-friendly grilled cheese con hierbas at Bouldin Creek Café, the handcrafted classic with a charitable bent at Melted Food Truck to dessert grilled cheese sandwiches from Toaster, this map of the city’s best grilled cheese sandwiches has it covered.

Soup goes great with grilled cheese sandwiches, so scope out the city’s top bets. Love a good sandwich? Check out Eater’s guides to the best sandwiches in Austin, as well as barbecue versions. Cheese fiends? Look through the city’s best spots for wine and cheese.

Everything below is listed in geographical order, from north to south. If Eater missed a favorite grilled cheese sandwich, let us know through the tipline or in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Garbo's

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14735 Bratton Ln
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 350-9814
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Lobster grilled cheese. No need to say more. White cheddar, smoked gouda, bacon, and cherry tomatoes compliment delicious, buttery lobster for a rich sandwich.

Lobster grilled cheese sandwich from Garbo’s
Lobster grilled cheese sandwich from Garbo’s
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2. Black Star Co-op

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7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 452-2337
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This co-operated restaurant serves a stellar grilled cheese sandwich, made with Easy Tiger sourdough bread, sharp cheddar, gruyere, and tomato chutney.

Black Star Co-op’s grilled cheese sandwich
Black Star Co-op’s grilled cheese sandwich
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3. Contigo

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2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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With tangy pimento cheese, Parisian ham, and pickled green tomatoes, the grilled pimento cheese sandwich raises the bar for other grilled cheese sandwiches. Enjoy it al fresco at the east side restaurant’s ranch-inspired patio.

Grilled pimento cheese sandwich from Contigo
Grilled pimento cheese sandwich from Contigo
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4. Haymaker

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2310 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 243-6702
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Skip the burger at this classic sports bar and opt for the margherita grilled cheese sandwich. It comes with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and homemade basil pecan pesto.

Haymaker’s grilled cheese sandwich
Haymaker’s grilled cheese sandwich
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5. Holy Roller

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509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 502-5119
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Punny name and all, the Grilled Cheesus grilled cheese sandwich grilled cheese sandwich was an obvious addition to the list. Gouda, mozzarella, and cheddar create a cheesy foundation, topped with tomato jam and avocado.

Holy Roller’s Grilled Cheesus sandwich
Holy Roller’s Grilled Cheesus sandwich
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6. Savery

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Grilled cheese sandwiches for a good cause, that’s what roaming food truck Savery is all about. With three cheeses on premium white bread, Yo Mama’s is a classic for a reason. For a meaty option, be sure to try the Smach N Cheese with cheese macaroni, cheddar cheese, and pulled pork.

Grilled cheese sandwich at Savery
Grilled cheese sandwich at Savery
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7. Melted Food Truck

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This roaming food truck is another charitable grilled cheese venture where all profits are donated to the International Justice Mission. Opt for the Best Wurst Sammich, with Italian brat-sausage, sautéed garlic peppers, onions, marinara sauce, and topped with its signature cheese blend.

Melted Food Truck’s Best Wurst Sammich
Melted Food Truck’s Best Wurst Sammich
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8. Yellow Jacket Social Club

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1704 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-9572
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The classic grilled cheese sandwich at the East Side bar comes with a cheesy blend of fontina and havarti, mixed with herbs between grilled sourdough bread. Plus, it’s served with a side of pickled jicama.

Yellow Jacket Social Club
Yellow Jacket Social Club
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9. Toaster Food Truck

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1910 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

Packed with blueberries, blackberries, Brie cheese, and dark chocolate, the Stay Gold food truck transforms the classic grilled cheese into a sweet treat.

Dessert grilled cheese sandwich from Toaster
Dessert grilled cheese sandwich from Toaster
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10. Burro Cheese Kitchen

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1221 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 865-7730
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This food truck elevates the classic grilled cheese sandwich with great bread, artisan cheeses, and made-from-scratch sauces. Choose from any of the six artisan sandwiches, like the Via 206 or Coppola, for a guaranteed win, or opt for the Burning Mac with mac and cheese, cheddar, and Yellowbird sauce for an extra cheesy and spicy experience.

A grilled cheese sandwich from Burro
A grilled cheese sandwich from Burro
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11. Bouldin Creek Cafe

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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Known for vegan and vegetarian comfort food, Bouldin Creek’s grilled cheese con hierbas, lives up to the café’s reputation. Go for the fully loaded version, with spinach, red onion, jalapeño, and tomato.

Grilled cheese at Bouldin Creek
Grilled cheese at Bouldin Creek
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1. Garbo's

14735 Bratton Ln, Austin, TX 78728
Lobster grilled cheese sandwich from Garbo’s
Lobster grilled cheese sandwich from Garbo’s
Delia S./Yelp

Lobster grilled cheese. No need to say more. White cheddar, smoked gouda, bacon, and cherry tomatoes compliment delicious, buttery lobster for a rich sandwich.

14735 Bratton Ln
Austin, TX 78728

2. Black Star Co-op

7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752
Black Star Co-op’s grilled cheese sandwich
Black Star Co-op’s grilled cheese sandwich
Black Star Co-op/Facebook

This co-operated restaurant serves a stellar grilled cheese sandwich, made with Easy Tiger sourdough bread, sharp cheddar, gruyere, and tomato chutney.

7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752

3. Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723
Grilled pimento cheese sandwich from Contigo
Grilled pimento cheese sandwich from Contigo
Good Party ATX/Facebook

With tangy pimento cheese, Parisian ham, and pickled green tomatoes, the grilled pimento cheese sandwich raises the bar for other grilled cheese sandwiches. Enjoy it al fresco at the east side restaurant’s ranch-inspired patio.

2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723

4. Haymaker

2310 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Haymaker’s grilled cheese sandwich
Haymaker’s grilled cheese sandwich
Mindy H./Yelp

Skip the burger at this classic sports bar and opt for the margherita grilled cheese sandwich. It comes with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and homemade basil pecan pesto.

2310 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

5. Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701
Holy Roller’s Grilled Cheesus sandwich
Holy Roller’s Grilled Cheesus sandwich
Holy Roller/Facebook

Punny name and all, the Grilled Cheesus grilled cheese sandwich grilled cheese sandwich was an obvious addition to the list. Gouda, mozzarella, and cheddar create a cheesy foundation, topped with tomato jam and avocado.

509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Savery

Austin, TX
Grilled cheese sandwich at Savery
Grilled cheese sandwich at Savery
Savery/Facebook

Grilled cheese sandwiches for a good cause, that’s what roaming food truck Savery is all about. With three cheeses on premium white bread, Yo Mama’s is a classic for a reason. For a meaty option, be sure to try the Smach N Cheese with cheese macaroni, cheddar cheese, and pulled pork.

7. Melted Food Truck

Austin, TX
Melted Food Truck’s Best Wurst Sammich
Melted Food Truck’s Best Wurst Sammich
Melted/Facebook

This roaming food truck is another charitable grilled cheese venture where all profits are donated to the International Justice Mission. Opt for the Best Wurst Sammich, with Italian brat-sausage, sautéed garlic peppers, onions, marinara sauce, and topped with its signature cheese blend.

8. Yellow Jacket Social Club

1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Yellow Jacket Social Club
Yellow Jacket Social Club
EATX

The classic grilled cheese sandwich at the East Side bar comes with a cheesy blend of fontina and havarti, mixed with herbs between grilled sourdough bread. Plus, it’s served with a side of pickled jicama.

1704 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Toaster Food Truck

1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Dessert grilled cheese sandwich from Toaster
Dessert grilled cheese sandwich from Toaster
Danielle W./Yelp

Packed with blueberries, blackberries, Brie cheese, and dark chocolate, the Stay Gold food truck transforms the classic grilled cheese into a sweet treat.

1910 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Burro Cheese Kitchen

1221 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
A grilled cheese sandwich from Burro
A grilled cheese sandwich from Burro
Scarlett Q/Yelp

This food truck elevates the classic grilled cheese sandwich with great bread, artisan cheeses, and made-from-scratch sauces. Choose from any of the six artisan sandwiches, like the Via 206 or Coppola, for a guaranteed win, or opt for the Burning Mac with mac and cheese, cheddar, and Yellowbird sauce for an extra cheesy and spicy experience.

1221 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

11. Bouldin Creek Cafe

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Grilled cheese at Bouldin Creek
Grilled cheese at Bouldin Creek
Rini S./Yelp

Known for vegan and vegetarian comfort food, Bouldin Creek’s grilled cheese con hierbas, lives up to the café’s reputation. Go for the fully loaded version, with spinach, red onion, jalapeño, and tomato.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

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