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The dessert sausage plate at Goldis.
The dessert sausage plate at Goldis.
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Here are 27 of Austin's Most Extreme Meat Dishes

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The dessert sausage plate at Goldis.
| Photo: Robert J. Lerma

Austin is a town deeply devoted to meat, but even the most intense carnivores get stuck in a brisket rut. Here are 27 meat dishes off the beaten dining path, from the chicken skin dumplings at Dumpling Happiness to Goldis Sausage Company's sausage desserts. See an extreme meaty dish missing? Hit the tipline or in the comments below.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

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13912 FM 812
Austin, TX 78617
(512) 243-1333
Everyone’s wild exotic meat in burger form needs are met at this grill in a former gas station, from buffalo to kangaroo, and more.

2. QUI Restaurant

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1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
Qui has lots of fun with meat at their restaurant, and the ever-evolving dinuguan blood stew stands out as one of their most creative dishes.

3. First Chinese BBQ

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10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 835-8889
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Leaving no part of a pig wasted, First Chinese BBQ offers up both marinated pig intestines and marinated pig stomach, ears, and tongue.

4. Llama's Peruvian Creole

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675 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 529-4444
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The Peruvian trailer dishes out anticuchos, which are beef heart skewers, along with grilled potatoes and Peruvian corn.

5. Wurst Tex

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1603 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
Not so much weird as interesting, the combination of a rattlesnake and rabbit sausage lends well to its name, the Predator and Prey. [Photo: Doug C./Yelp]

6. Russian House

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307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 248-5442
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For a traditional Russian appetizer, try the cold beef tongue, spiced with horseradish and mustard. [Photo: Russian House/Facebook]

7. Casino El Camino

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517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701-3741
(512) 469-9330
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For those that prefer their meat with a bit of Bloody Mary, head to Casino El Camino, where the bartender will overload the brunch drink with all the meat: meatballs, sausage, corn dogs, taquitos, sliders, and even more. [Photo: Kristie A./Yelp]

8. Contigo Austin

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2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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Tongues is a serious obsession for Contigo, where you can opt for an ox tongue slider, or, for brunch, the beef tongue hash.

9. Frank Restaurant

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407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6894
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Another interesting sausage mix, Frank’s creates its own take on the horned rabbit creature in meat form by mixing together rabbit, antelope, and pork. [Photo: Katie C./Yelp]

10. Ho Ho Chinese BBQ

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13000 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX
(512) 339-9088
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Another plethora of peculiar meats can be found at this Chinese restaurant, along with Shark’s fin soup, pig intestines (deep fried included), and cow tripe. [Photo: Z.Q. W./Yelp]

11. Goldis Sausage Company

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3116 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(401) 527-9050
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Meat? Good. Ice cream? Good. Together? Perfection. These can be found in sundae and ice cream sandwich form at the truck.

12. Hudson's on the Bend

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3509 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78734
(512) 266-1369
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Liven up the typical egg roll and quesadilla with pheasant and barbecued wild boar, respectively. If that doesn't satisfy, then end the evening with the espresso/chocolate/chili rubbed smoke elk. [Photo: Aron Y./Yelp]

13. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8200
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Start with the bottom with the puffy tacos, filled with pigtail carnitas, and then travel on upwards with either the pork cheek sandwich, or the pork cheeks served with fig and mustard. [Photo: Jamie G./Yelp]

14. Din Ho Chinese BBQ

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8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 832-8788
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Another Chinese restaurant with every sort of intestines, tripe, liver, tongue, marinated or covered in sauce.

15. Barlata

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1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2211
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The tapas bar dishes out grilled beef hearts with white beans.

16. Salty Sow

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1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
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Pork on top of pork is never a bad thing, especially when it’s Salty Sow’s bacon wrapped pork filet mignon. [Photo: Enoch L./Yelp]

17. The Tavern

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922 W 12th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 320-8377
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The only thing better than pork on pork is pork on chicken, which can be found at this sports bar, with its bacon-wrapped chicken wings. [Photo: The Tavern/Facebook]

18. Gourdough's Public House

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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-9070
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For a sweeter take on meats, grab the Gotchie Yo Kolache, a kielbasa covered in donut dough and deep fried. Or try the Squealing Pig, a donut laden with strawberry jalapeno jelly, cream cheese candied jalapenos, and, of course, bacon. [Photo: Michael U./Yelp]

19. Szechuan House

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11005 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 79858
(512) 832-8989
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The bits and pieces choices here stray on the spicier side, like the beef omasa in hot oil and pork intestine with soft tofu and cayenne pepper. [Photo: Errol M./Yelp]

20. Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1383
The daily odd bits specials features rotating offals based on what’s available that day. [Photo: Jenna S./Yelp]

21. A + A Sichuan China

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13376 N Highway 183, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 258-5445
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Along with pork intestines cooked in various ways, this Chinese restaurant has pork elbow, kidney, and even feet, all served with chili oil. [Photo: John M./Yelp]

22. Three Little Pigs

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1209 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, TX
Combine meat and texture with the trailer’s meatloaf, wrapped in crispy bacon and stuffed with pork cracklins. [Photo: Three Little Pigs/Facebook]

23. Evangeline Cafe

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8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-2586
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The Louisiana-inspired cafe presents the best of the bayou’s meats: gator bites and frog legs.

24. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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81 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 386-1656
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The exotic dishes at the sausage and beer bar include the South Texas Antelope Venison Merguez, and the Smokey and the Boar. [Photo: Christina T./Yelp]

25. Noble Sandwich Company

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4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 382-6248
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Combine protein and carbs with Noble Sandwich’s bacon bread (yes, you read that correctly). [Photo: Christina T./Yelp]

26. Dumpling Happiness

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1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 609-0186
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The dumpling truck’s Glass Gyoza replaces the doughy wrap with chicken skin, stuffed with pork and water chestnut, and served crispy. [Photo: Mike B./Yelp]

27. Stuffed Cajun Meat Market

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12226 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 918-1600
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For everyone’s turken and turducken needs, look no further than Stuffed Cajun Meat Market, where a variety of stuffed poultry and rolls can be found. To bump it up a note, order alligator and turtle, too. [Photo: Jennifer Y./Yelp]

1. Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

13912 FM 812, Austin, TX 78617
Everyone’s wild exotic meat in burger form needs are met at this grill in a former gas station, from buffalo to kangaroo, and more.
13912 FM 812
Austin, TX 78617

2. QUI Restaurant

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Qui has lots of fun with meat at their restaurant, and the ever-evolving dinuguan blood stew stands out as one of their most creative dishes.
1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

3. First Chinese BBQ

10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Leaving no part of a pig wasted, First Chinese BBQ offers up both marinated pig intestines and marinated pig stomach, ears, and tongue.
10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

4. Llama's Peruvian Creole

675 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
The Peruvian trailer dishes out anticuchos, which are beef heart skewers, along with grilled potatoes and Peruvian corn.
675 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Wurst Tex

1603 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
Not so much weird as interesting, the combination of a rattlesnake and rabbit sausage lends well to its name, the Predator and Prey. [Photo: Doug C./Yelp]
1603 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

6. Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
For a traditional Russian appetizer, try the cold beef tongue, spiced with horseradish and mustard. [Photo: Russian House/Facebook]
307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3741
For those that prefer their meat with a bit of Bloody Mary, head to Casino El Camino, where the bartender will overload the brunch drink with all the meat: meatballs, sausage, corn dogs, taquitos, sliders, and even more. [Photo: Kristie A./Yelp]
517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701-3741

8. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln., Austin, TX 78723
Tongues is a serious obsession for Contigo, where you can opt for an ox tongue slider, or, for brunch, the beef tongue hash.
2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723

9. Frank Restaurant

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
Another interesting sausage mix, Frank’s creates its own take on the horned rabbit creature in meat form by mixing together rabbit, antelope, and pork. [Photo: Katie C./Yelp]
407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Ho Ho Chinese BBQ

13000 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX
Another plethora of peculiar meats can be found at this Chinese restaurant, along with Shark’s fin soup, pig intestines (deep fried included), and cow tripe. [Photo: Z.Q. W./Yelp]
13000 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX

11. Goldis Sausage Company

3116 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Meat? Good. Ice cream? Good. Together? Perfection. These can be found in sundae and ice cream sandwich form at the truck.
3116 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

12. Hudson's on the Bend

3509 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, TX 78734
Liven up the typical egg roll and quesadilla with pheasant and barbecued wild boar, respectively. If that doesn't satisfy, then end the evening with the espresso/chocolate/chili rubbed smoke elk. [Photo: Aron Y./Yelp]
3509 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78734

13. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Start with the bottom with the puffy tacos, filled with pigtail carnitas, and then travel on upwards with either the pork cheek sandwich, or the pork cheeks served with fig and mustard. [Photo: Jamie G./Yelp]
315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

14. Din Ho Chinese BBQ

8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116, Austin, TX 78758
Another Chinese restaurant with every sort of intestines, tripe, liver, tongue, marinated or covered in sauce.
8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116
Austin, TX 78758

15. Barlata

1500 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
The tapas bar dishes out grilled beef hearts with white beans.
1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Salty Sow

1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Pork on top of pork is never a bad thing, especially when it’s Salty Sow’s bacon wrapped pork filet mignon. [Photo: Enoch L./Yelp]
1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

17. The Tavern

922 W 12th St, Austin, TX 78703
The only thing better than pork on pork is pork on chicken, which can be found at this sports bar, with its bacon-wrapped chicken wings. [Photo: The Tavern/Facebook]
922 W 12th St
Austin, TX 78703

18. Gourdough's Public House

2700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
For a sweeter take on meats, grab the Gotchie Yo Kolache, a kielbasa covered in donut dough and deep fried. Or try the Squealing Pig, a donut laden with strawberry jalapeno jelly, cream cheese candied jalapenos, and, of course, bacon. [Photo: Michael U./Yelp]
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

19. Szechuan House

11005 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 79858
The bits and pieces choices here stray on the spicier side, like the beef omasa in hot oil and pork intestine with soft tofu and cayenne pepper. [Photo: Errol M./Yelp]
11005 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 79858

20. Salt & Time

1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702