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The 38 Essential Austin Restaurants, July '11

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And now for our quarterly update of the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant..." This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck (i.e. no fine dining). Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

This time around, David Bull's Second makes the cut, having reached its six month mark. The Austonian restaurant replaces Clarksville bistro Cipollina. Also, the entry Franklin Barbecue has been updated to reflect its brick-and-mortardom.

For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to nominate it for inclusion? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or in the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Noble Pig

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11815 Ranch Road 620 N #4
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 382-6248
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2. Asia Cafe

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8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 331-5780‬
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3. Tomo Dachi

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4101 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 821-9472
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4. T & S Chinese Restaurant

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10014 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
‪(512) 339-8434‬

5. Le Soleil Restaurant

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9616 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 821-0396

6. Tam Deli & Cafe

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8222 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 834-6458

7. Cover 3

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2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 374-1121
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8. Arpeggio Grill

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6619 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 419-0110‬
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9. Quality Seafood Market

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5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-5827
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10. Burger Tex

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5420 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
‪(512) 453-8772‬
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11. House Pizzeria

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5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 600-4999‬
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12. Vino Vino

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4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751
‪(512) 465-9282‬
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13. ASTI Trattoria

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408 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-1218
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14. East Side Cafe

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2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 476-5858
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15. Julio's Cafe

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4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
‪(512) 452-1040‬
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16. Fricano's Deli

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104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 482-9980
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17. Sam's BBQ

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2000 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-0378

18. Counter Cafe

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626 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 708-8800‬
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19. East Side Pies

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1401 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-0933
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20. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

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1815 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 474-5652‬
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21. Blue Dahlia Bistro

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1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 542-9542‬
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22. Casino El Camino Bar & Grill

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517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-9330‬
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23. Buenos Aires Cafe

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1201 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
‪(512) 382-1189‬

24. East Side Showroom

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1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

25. East Side King

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1618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

26. Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

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1219 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
 (512) 695-6922‬
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27. Torchy's Tacos

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1311 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
‪(512) 445-6599‬
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28. Home Slice Pizza

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1415 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437‬
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29. Curra's Grill

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614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-0012‬
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30. Enoteca Vespaio

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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin
TX 78704, United States
(512) 441-7672

31. Whip In Convenience Store

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S I H 35
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 442-5337
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32. Habanero Mexican Cafe

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501 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-0443
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33. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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7720 W Hwy 71
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 852-8558
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34. Franklin Barbecue

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900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
‪(512) 653-1187‬
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35. FoodHeads

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616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 420-8400

36. Tacodeli

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1500 Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 732-0303

37. Second Bar + Kitchen

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200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2750
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38. Andiamo Ristorante

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2521 Rutland Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 719-3377
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1. Noble Pig

11815 Ranch Road 620 N #4, Austin, TX 78750
11815 Ranch Road 620 N #4
Austin, TX 78750

2. Asia Cafe

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759

3. Tomo Dachi

4101 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727
4101 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727

4. T & S Chinese Restaurant

10014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
10014 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

5. Le Soleil Restaurant

9616 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
9616 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

6. Tam Deli & Cafe

8222 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
8222 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

7. Cover 3

2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

8. Arpeggio Grill

6619 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
6619 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

9. Quality Seafood Market

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

10. Burger Tex

5420 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
5420 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

11. House Pizzeria

5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

12. Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751
4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751

13. ASTI Trattoria

408 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751
408 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751

14. East Side Cafe

2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

15. Julio's Cafe

4230 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

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16. Fricano's Deli

104 E 31st St, Austin, TX 78705
104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

17. Sam's BBQ

2000 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702
2000 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

18. Counter Cafe

626 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
626 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

19. East Side Pies

1401 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702
1401 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702

20. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

1815 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702
1815 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702

21. Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

22. Casino El Camino Bar & Grill

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

23. Buenos Aires Cafe

1201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
1201 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

24. East Side Showroom

1100 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

25. East Side King

1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
1618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

26. Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

1219 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
1219 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

27. Torchy's Tacos

1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
1311 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

28. Home Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
1415 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

29. Curra's Grill

614 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

30. Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States
1610 S Congress Ave, Austin
TX 78704, United States

31. Whip In Convenience Store

S I H 35, Austin, TX 78741
S I H 35
Austin, TX 78741

32. Habanero Mexican Cafe

501 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
501 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

33. Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 W Hwy 71, Austin, TX 78735
7720 W Hwy 71
Austin, TX 78735

34. Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

35. FoodHeads

616 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705
616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705

36. Tacodeli

1500 Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX 78746
1500 Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746

37. Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

38. Andiamo Ristorante

2521 Rutland Dr, Austin, TX 78758
2521 Rutland Dr
Austin, TX 78758

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