Austin's dining history runs very deep. To honor the city’s culinary past, Eater updated its guide to historic Austin restaurants that are worth checking out. Ranging from 19th century institution Scholz Garten, which was founded in 1866, to handful of early ’80s classics like Chez Nous and Chinatown, here are the best places to experience the roots of Austin's ongoing culinary explosion.
Sadly, Austin's longtime Tex-Mex restaurants have been disappearing. This map has said farewell Nau’s, which closed its diner in 2019, and will soon no longer include Hut’s Hamburgers, which is closing in October.
With updates by Nadia Chaudhury and Erin Russell.
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