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The 38 Essential Austin Restaurants, October '10

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Introducing 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 updating the list with pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

And so, without further ado (and in no particular order), we present the Austin Eater 38.

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. Asia Cafe

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

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4101 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 821-9472
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3. Andiamo Ristorante

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2521 Rutland Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 719-3377

4. Baguette House & Cafe

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10901 N Lamar Blvd Service Rd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 837-9100

5. T & S Chinese Restaurant

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

6. Le Soleil Restaurant

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

7. Cover 3

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

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6701 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-7687‬
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9. Arpeggio Grill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
‪(512) 452-1040‬
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17. 34th Street Cafe

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1005 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 371-3400‬
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18. Franklin Barbecue

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3421 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78722
‪(512) 653-1187‬
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19. Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

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N I H 35
Austin, TX
(512) 469-5966
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20. Fricano's Deli

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104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 482-9980
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21. Cipollina West Austin Bistro

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1213 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
‪(512) 477-5211‬
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22. Sagra

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1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 535-5988
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23. Sam's BBQ

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

24. Counter Cafe

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. East Side Showroom

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1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

31. East Side King

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1618 S 6th St
Austin, TX 78704

32. Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

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

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

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1415 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437‬
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35. Woodland

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1716 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 441-6800
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36. Curra's Grill

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

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

38. Whip In Convenience Store

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S I H 35
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 442-5337
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1. Asia Cafe

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

2. Tomo Dachi

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

3. Andiamo Ristorante

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

4. Baguette House & Cafe

10901 N Lamar Blvd Service Rd, Austin, TX 78753
10901 N Lamar Blvd Service Rd
Austin, TX 78753

5. T & S Chinese Restaurant

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

6. Le Soleil Restaurant

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

7. Cover 3

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

8. Pourhouse Pub

6701 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
6701 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

9. Arpeggio Grill

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

10. Quality Seafood Market

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

11. Burger Tex

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

12. House Pizzeria

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

13. Vino Vino

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

14. ASTI Trattoria

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

15. East Side Cafe

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

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16. Julio's Cafe

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

17. 34th Street Cafe

1005 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705
1005 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705

18. Franklin Barbecue

3421 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78722
3421 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78722

19. Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

N I H 35, Austin, TX
N I H 35
Austin, TX

20. Fricano's Deli

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

21. Cipollina West Austin Bistro

1213 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703
1213 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

22. Sagra

1610 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701
1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701

23. Sam's BBQ

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

24. Counter Cafe

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

25. East Side Pies

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

26. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

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

27. Blue Dahlia Bistro

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

28. Casino El Camino Bar & Grill

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

29. Buenos Aires Cafe

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

30. East Side Showroom

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

31. East Side King

1618 S 6th St, Austin, TX 78704
1618 S 6th St
Austin, TX 78704

32. Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

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

33. Torchy's Tacos

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

34. Home Slice Pizza

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

35. Woodland

1716 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
1716 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

36. Curra's Grill

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

37. Enoteca Vespaio

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

38. Whip In Convenience Store

S I H 35, Austin, TX 78704
S I H 35
Austin, TX 78704

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