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15 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’ and Contigo, 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. If there is a hair-splitter in the party, the set price of unlimited small plates at Cafe Josie makes the bill easy. 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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1. Charm Korean Bbq

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1200 W Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 505-8513
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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.

2. New Fortune Chinese

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10901 N Lamar Blvd #501
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 832-9992
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Have a group craving for dim sum? This truly expansive restaurant definitely has the space for large parties, and some of the most authentic dim sum in town.

3. Quality Seafood Market

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5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 452-3820
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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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4. Contigo

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2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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Now withe recently renovated indoor and outdoor space, the beautiful restaurant is hard to pass up. Dine alfresco and share a charcuterie tasting with friends.

5. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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3220 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 401-3025
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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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6. Café Josie

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1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 322-9226
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Cafe Josie makes splitting the bill a breeze, since The Experience ($45 per person) includes unlimited small plates. Seasonal offerings vary, but the mac and cheese with smoked gouda and bacon onion jam is a must-try.

The Experience at Cafe Josie
The Experience at Cafe Josie
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7. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 645-0786
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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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8. Easy Tiger

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709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 614-4972
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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.

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Easy Tiger
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9. La Condesa

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400 W 2nd St A
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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Meet over margaritas and expect excellent service at this bright, spacious modern Mexican restaurant.

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La Condesa
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10. Fareground

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111 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

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
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11. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 386-1656
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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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12. Emmer & Rye

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SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St #110
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 366-5530
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This lauded restaurant with a focus on heritage grains will create a special menu for parties of at least seven people.

Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye
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13. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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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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14. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

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2713 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 893-5561
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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.

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15. The Little Darlin’

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6507 Circle S Rd
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 814-0999
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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.

1. Charm Korean Bbq

1200 W Howard Ln, Austin, TX 78753

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

1200 W Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78753

2. New Fortune Chinese

10901 N Lamar Blvd #501, Austin, TX 78753

Have a group craving for dim sum? This truly expansive restaurant definitely has the space for large parties, and some of the most authentic dim sum in town.

10901 N Lamar Blvd #501
Austin, TX 78753

3. Quality Seafood Market

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
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.

5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

4. Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723

Now withe recently renovated indoor and outdoor space, the beautiful restaurant is hard to pass up. Dine alfresco and share a charcuterie tasting with friends.

2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723

5. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

3220 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723
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.

3220 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

6. Café Josie

1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
The Experience at Cafe Josie
The Experience at Cafe Josie
Cafe Josie/Facebook

Cafe Josie makes splitting the bill a breeze, since The Experience ($45 per person) includes unlimited small plates. Seasonal offerings vary, but the mac and cheese with smoked gouda and bacon onion jam is a must-try.

1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

7. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703
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.

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

8. Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
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.

709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

9. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701
La Condesa
La Condesa
La Condesa/Facebook

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

400 W 2nd St A
Austin, TX 78701

10. Fareground

111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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.

111 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

11. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
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.

79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Emmer & Rye

SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St #110, Austin, TX 78701
Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye
Nicolai McCrary/EATX

This lauded restaurant with a focus on heritage grains will create a special menu for parties of at least seven people.

SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St #110
Austin, TX 78701

13. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
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.

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

14. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

2713 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702
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.

2713 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78702

15. The Little Darlin’

6507 Circle S Rd, Austin, TX 78745

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.

6507 Circle S Rd
Austin, TX 78745

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