Austin’s dining scene is great and all, but sometimes, a change of scenery is a good thing. Food is always a good motivator, so get in that car and drive away from the city with a dining destination in mind.
Here are Eater Austin’s picks for road trip-worthy Texas restaurants. There are barbecue spots (naturally) like Snow’s BBQ and Louie Mueller Barbecue, pie slingers Royers Round Top Cafe and Blue Bonnet Cafe, kolaches galore at Czech Stop, finer dining from Apis Restaurant and Apiary and Leaning Pear, and others. This update adds Pit Stop Bar-B-Q in Temple to the mix.
For the purposes of this map, each restaurant below is at least a 40-minute and at most a two-hour drive away from the center of Austin, and, as always, road trippers should take traffic and the time of day into consideration when making their plans.
For other nearby dining destinations, check out Eater’s barbecue guide to Lockhart, as well as restaurants picks for the Hill Country, Dripping Springs, and heatmaps for San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. Keep up with the rest of Eater Road Trip Week on Eater Austin, as well as the other sites.
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