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A Guide to Austin's Finest Hangover Cures

Morning-after drinking fixes

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Can you die from a hangover? No, but the morning after a night of drinking is always the worst. The headaches, the stomachaches, the lack of hydration. Food is the best remedy for the day-after hangover, and Austin is full of tried and true antidotes. The cures span from burgers, biscuits and gravy, migas, enchiladas, and, as always, breakfast tacos.

Austin’s best hangover cures span plates full of migas from Cisco's, El Tacorrido's menudo, JuiceLand’s beverages, restorative broths from Ramen Tatsu-Ya, breakfast sandwiches from Paperboy, latke burgers from JewBoy Burgers to migas kolaches at Holy Roller. This update includes Better Half’s daytime menu and gluten-free options at Wild Chix.

For other hangover helpers, find out what Austin’s best bartenders go-to hair of the dog drinks, as well as other reliable cures: breakfast tacos, biscuits, ramen, soups, breakfast sandwiches, barbecue brunches, mac and cheese, as well as chicken and waffles.

Everything below is listed in an unranked order. If a favorite hangover aid isn’t on the map, let Eater know in the comments or over the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

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It’s the best of both worlds at Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant: warming, filling seafood chowder poured over French fries.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
Salt Traders Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
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Pho Saigon

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Go ahead and balk at eating at the sole Austin outpost of this Houston pho spot. Go ahead. Then eat the classic pho. Then hush.

Pho at Pho Saigon
Pho at Pho Saigon
Annie B./Yelp

Taco More

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The menu's in Spanish. The crowd's loud and hungry. The posole is epic.

Posole at Taco More
Posole at Taco More
Emily C./Yelp

Ramen Tatsu-ya

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Ramen broth is thought to be restorative, and Ramen Tatsu-ya's does the trick.

Ramen at Ramen Tatsu-ya
Ramen at Ramen Tatsu-ya
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Korea House

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For those who do best with spicy cures, this Korean restaurant's kimchi jigae will hit the spot.

Korea House’s tofu soup
Korea House’s tofu soup
Lily W./Yelp

Wild Chix & Waffles

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For those who seek to go gluten-free with their hangover cures, Wild Chix & Waffles is the answer. The gluten-free waffles can come topped with fried chicken, veggies, or more.

Brunch at Wild Chix & Waffles
Brunch at Wild Chix & Waffles
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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

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The perfect mix of assorted dim sum items, like dumplings, turnip cakes, and egg custard tarts, can help soothe that hangover.

Dim sum at Shanghai
Dim sum at Shanghai
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Lucy's Fried Chicken

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Lucy's brunch features both chicken and waffles and hash tots. The combined power will banish any hangover.

Chicken and waffles at Lucy’s
Chicken and waffles at Lucy’s
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Jewboy Burgers

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The hangover-curing burger can do the trick, but elevate it with the starchy goodness of a latke, and it’s even better. Jewboy Burgers does just that with The Yenta.

Burgers and latkes
Burgers and latkes
Kirsten B./Yelp

Biscuits + Groovy

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A trailer made for hungover mornings, it serves up huge messes of biscuits, gravy, eggs, with as many toppings a person can dream of.

Biscuits + Groovy’s biscuits
Biscuits + Groovy’s biscuits
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If you find yourself hungover on a weekday, Komé's steamy ramen (get the spicy miso if it's available) is what your body needs.

Kome’s ramen
Kome’s ramen
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El Tacorrido

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Eater readers say the east side El Tacorrido's menudo is the best bowl of tripe soup in town.

The menu at El Tacorrido
The menu at El Tacorrido
Zane N./Yelp

Kerbey Lane Café

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Kerbey Lane's queso is the only thing for a hangover for some readers. Pancakes don't hurt, either.

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pancakes
Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pancakes
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Hopfields

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For those looking for a more upscale settling of the stomach, the full English breakfast at Hopfields is the way to go, though it's only available for brunch. Grab a pint and dig in.

Full English breakfast at Hopfields
Full English breakfast at Hopfields
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Contigo

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Don't miss Contigo's brunchtime ox tongue hash, made with crispy potatoes and a fried egg.

Hash at Contigo
Hash at Contigo
Elain L./Yelp

Mi Madre's Restaurant

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Breakfast tacos at Mi Madre's are an Austin hangover tradition. The restaurant also has a rooftop mezcal bar for all hair-of-the-dog needs.

Mi Madre’s breakfast tacos
Mi Madre’s breakfast tacos
Adrian E./Yelp

Counter Cafe

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A good ol’ diner breakfast can fix most hangover situations, and Counter Cafe delivers just that with the all-day menu full of eggs, biscuits, gravy, and hot cakes.

Breakfast at Counter Cafe
Breakfast at Counter Cafe
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24 Diner

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For those who still might be a little drunk the next morning, the winning combination of mac and cheese and a milkshake works for one reader.

24 Diner’s mac and cheese
24 Diner’s mac and cheese
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Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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Indulge in all the carbs at Better Half, from breakfast sandwiches already stuffed with hash browns to ham biscuit sandwiches.

Delray Cafe

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Coney dogs, where hot dogs are topped with chili, mustard, and onions, will do the trick for that hangover from the food truck. Hair of the dog from Nickel City won’t hurt either.

Delray Cafe’s coney dog
Delray Cafe’s coney dog
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Holy Roller

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Pastry? Check. Migas? Check. Queso? Double-check. Don’t bother sharing the massive migas kolache at the downtown diner.

Holy Roller’s migas kolache
Holy Roller’s migas kolache
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Paperboy

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Eggy breakfast sandwiches always seem to do the trick for a hangover. Order two.

Breakfast sandwich at Paperboy
Breakfast sandwich at Paperboy
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Cisco's Restaurant & Bakery€Ž

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One of Austin's most beloved greasy spoons, Cisco's, offers an unrivaled migas plate.

Migas plate at Cisco’s
Migas plate at Cisco’s
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Tamale House East

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The breakfast tacos and horchata coffee will seriously help alleviate the physical hangover, and sitting out on the sunny patio will do wonders for the spiritual hangover, too.

Breakfast tacos at Tamale House East
Breakfast tacos at Tamale House East
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Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

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Joe’s breakfast tacos do the trick for another reader, where “the flour tortillas are beautiful and perfect.”

Breakfast tacos at Joe’s
Breakfast tacos at Joe’s
Julie G./Yelp

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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Get the Lolo's Corned Beef Hash, with brisket, potatoes, peppers, poached eggs, and more vegetables. Only available during brunch.

Banger’s corned beef hash
Banger’s corned beef hash
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Juan In A Million

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The gigante Don Juan taco is a "secret combination" of everything that will take away last night's bad decisions. Or at least dull them for a while.

Juan in a Million’s Don Juan taco
Juan in a Million’s Don Juan taco
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JuiceLand

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Many, many of Juiceland's customers arrive in search of hangover relief. Your bartender from the previous night will be in line behind you.

Magnolia Cafe South

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Sometimes it's important to stop problems before they start. Stop by Magnolia at 3 a.m. and eat all the tacos and Mag Mud you can take.

Food at Magnolia Cafe
Food at Magnolia Cafe
Jerry M./Yelp

Veracruz All Natural

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Migas tacos can heal anything. Add water and a latte for hydration and caffeine from Radio Coffee, and you’re set.

Veracruz All Natural’s migas taco
Veracruz All Natural’s migas taco
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888 Vietnamese Restaurant

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Either the tom kha soup or the green coconut does the trick at the pan-Asian restaurant, and cheaply at that.

Green curry at 888
Green curry at 888
Celine L./Yelp

El Borrego de Oro

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Birria can cure anything. Anything you did to yourself with alcohol, anyway.

El Borrego de Oro
El Borrego de Oro
Tyrone D./Yelp

The Vegan Yacht

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The comforts of a greasy breakfast burrito, the health benefits of it all being made of vegetables.

Vegan Yacht’s burrito
Vegan Yacht’s burrito
Darcy W./Yelp

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
Salt Traders Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
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It’s the best of both worlds at Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant: warming, filling seafood chowder poured over French fries.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
Salt Traders Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

Pho Saigon