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11 Austin Restaurants Perfect for Big Groups

From tacos to beer to fine dining

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Going out with a party of more than ten people can definitely pose logistical challenges, especially in Austin. Birthdays and celebrations can get bogged down by logistical concerns like space for a large table or accommodating everyone’s dietary needs, and some restaurants just get overwhelmed by large parties. Eater gathered the best Austin restaurants and bars that can handle large groups with ease.

Indoor spaces are clearly a limiting factor in group dining, so many of these places, like The Little Darlin’, have ample outdoor space. For casual drinking and snacks, Batch and Easy Tiger make for a good night. For a full dinner with no hassles, groups that aren’t afraid to share should check out Kemuri Tatsu-ya.This update adds Quality Seafood, Charm Korean BBQ, Better Half, and Fareground.

For a truly special occasion, check out Eater’s list of private dining rooms. To accommodate furry friends, there are dog-friendly restaurants. Groups of ladies may want to see Eater’s spots for a girls night out. Then there are always family-style-friendly establishments.

As always, if a favorite go-to restaurant or bar for large groups is missing below, let Eater know through the tipline or comment below.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Charm Korean Bbq

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The Korean barbecue restaurant up in far north Austin is very group-friendly, especially with its all-you-can-eat options per individual.

Quality Seafood Market

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Right from the source, the massive seafood restaurant and marketplace makes it easy to order all sorts of fresh and fried seafood, and yes, plentiful oysters, alongside beer and wine.

Quality Seafood Market
Quality Seafood Market
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Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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This charming spot on Manor has plenty of seating indoors and outdoors, and fresh-baked sweet and savory kolaches to snack on. Build a six-pack from the huge fridge of craft beer and other beverages, or grab a pour from 11 taps.

Batch’s kolaches
Batch’s kolaches
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Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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The easygoing restaurant is fun for larger groups with just as great food. Inside, there are booths and outside picnic tables.

Better Half
Better Half
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Easy Tiger

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Games, beer, and pretzels are the highlights of this downtown biergarten with a truly excellent happy hour. Tip: Large parties can call ahead and reserve a patio table.

Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger
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La Condesa

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Meet over margaritas and expect excellent service at this bright, spacious modern Mexican restaurant.

La Condesa
La Condesa
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Fareground

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The food hall makes it easy to satisfy varying cravings within groups: there’s tacos (Dai Due), roast chicken (Contigo), massive cookies (Henbit), sushi (Ni-Kome), and hummus (TLV), along with beer, wine, and cocktails. Plentiful tables and seating are found both indoors and outdoors.

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Various dishes at Fareground
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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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The huge patio tables at Rainey Street’s beer garden were made for a crowd. Stop by during brunch for biscuits and gravy and one-liter mimosas with beer.

Live music at Banger’s
Live music at Banger’s
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Odd Duck

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The service at Odd Duck is absolutely top-notch, so large parties can be certain they’ll be taken care of (and allergies are accommodated with grace). Plus, the rotating small plates are easy to share, so the whole group can sample all the flavors.

Small plates at Odd Duck
Small plates at Odd Duck
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Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

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This casual izakaya roadhouse has unique plates and a sharable barbecue boat. Calling ahead to reserve is essential since the restaurant is often very busy.

Kemuri Tatsu-ya
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The Little Darlin’

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South Austin dwellers may try to keep this good-time bar under wraps, but the open patio, rotating frozen drinks, and southern food attract all types. Parties with pooches are welcome too.

Charm Korean Bbq

The Korean barbecue restaurant up in far north Austin is very group-friendly, especially with its all-you-can-eat options per individual.

Quality Seafood Market

Quality Seafood Market
Quality Seafood Market
Raymond Thompson/EATX

Right from the source, the massive seafood restaurant and marketplace makes it easy to order all sorts of fresh and fried seafood, and yes, plentiful oysters, alongside beer and wine.

Quality Seafood Market
Quality Seafood Market
Raymond Thompson/EATX

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

Batch’s kolaches
Batch’s kolaches
Courtney Pierce/EATX

This charming spot on Manor has plenty of seating indoors and outdoors, and fresh-baked sweet and savory kolaches to snack on. Build a six-pack from the huge fridge of craft beer and other beverages, or grab a pour from 11 taps.

Batch’s kolaches
Batch’s kolaches
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

Better Half
Better Half
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The easygoing restaurant is fun for larger groups with just as great food. Inside, there are booths and outside picnic tables.

Better Half
Better Half
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger
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Games, beer, and pretzels are the highlights of this downtown biergarten with a truly excellent happy hour. Tip: Large parties can call ahead and reserve a patio table.

Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger/Facebook

La Condesa

La Condesa
La Condesa
La Condesa/Facebook

Meet over margaritas and expect excellent service at this bright, spacious modern Mexican restaurant.

La Condesa
La Condesa
La Condesa/Facebook

Fareground

Various dishes at Fareground
Various dishes at Fareground
Fareground/Facebook

The food hall makes it easy to satisfy varying cravings within groups: there’s tacos (Dai Due), roast chicken (Contigo), massive cookies (Henbit), sushi (Ni-Kome), and hummus (TLV), along with beer, wine, and cocktails. Plentiful tables and seating are found both indoors and outdoors.

Various dishes at Fareground
Various dishes at Fareground
Fareground/Facebook

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Live music at Banger’s
Live music at Banger’s
Banger's/Facebook

The huge patio tables at Rainey Street’s beer garden were made for a crowd. Stop by during brunch for biscuits and gravy and one-liter mimosas with beer.

Live music at Banger’s
Live music at Banger’s
Banger's/Facebook

Odd Duck

Small plates at Odd Duck
Small plates at Odd Duck
Richard Casteel/Odd Duck/Facebook

The service at Odd Duck is absolutely top-notch, so large parties can be certain they’ll be taken care of (and allergies are accommodated with grace). Plus, the rotating small plates are easy to share, so the whole group can sample all the flavors.

Small plates at Odd Duck
Small plates at Odd Duck
Richard Casteel/Odd Duck/Facebook

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

Kemuri Tatsu-ya
Kemuri
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

This casual izakaya roadhouse has unique plates and a sharable barbecue boat. Calling ahead to reserve is essential since the restaurant is often very busy.

Kemuri Tatsu-ya
Kemuri
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

The Little Darlin’

South Austin dwellers may try to keep this good-time bar under wraps, but the open patio, rotating frozen drinks, and southern food attract all types. Parties with pooches are welcome too.

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