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The 38 Essential Austin Restaurants, October '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. 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.

As this the last 38 before the Eater Austin editor position switches over, there are more changes than usual. Also, the price ceiling has been nudged up a little bit to leave more wiggle room for the next regime. Here are the changes:

IN: Taco More, Black Star Co-op, La Condesa, Justine's, Barley Swine, Foreign & Domestic, Takoba.
OUT: Le Soleil, Arpeggio Grill, Julio's, Sam's BBQ, East Side Pies, Odd Duck, Andiamo.

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 78753
‪(512) 339-8434‬

5. Tam Deli & Cafe

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

6. Cover 3

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2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 374-1121
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7. Quality Seafood Market

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

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

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

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

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

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2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 476-5858
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13. Fricano's Deli

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104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 482-9980
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14. Counter Cafe

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626 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 708-8800‬
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15. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

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

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

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

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

19. East Side Showroom

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1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

20. East Side King

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1618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

21. Torchy's Tacos

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

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1415 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 444-7437‬
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23. Curra's Grill

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

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

25. Whip In Convenience Store

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

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

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

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

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

30. Tacodeli

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

31. Second Bar + Kitchen

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200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2750
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32. Taqueria Taco More

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9402 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 821-1561

33. Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 452-2337
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34. La Condesa

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400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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35. Justine's

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4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 385-2900
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36. Barley Swine

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2024 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 394-8150
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37. Foreign & Domestic Food & Drnk

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306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-1010

38. Takoba

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1411 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 628-4466
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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 78753
10014 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

5. Tam Deli & Cafe

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

6. Cover 3

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

7. Quality Seafood Market

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

8. Burger Tex

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

9. House Pizzeria

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

10. Vino Vino

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

11. ASTI Trattoria

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

12. East Side Cafe

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

13. Fricano's Deli

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

14. Counter Cafe

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

15. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

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

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16. Blue Dahlia Bistro

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

17. Casino El Camino Bar & Grill

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

18. Buenos Aires Cafe

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

19. East Side Showroom

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

20. East Side King

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

21. Torchy's Tacos

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

22. Home Slice Pizza

1415 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
1415 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

23. Curra's Grill

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

24. Enoteca Vespaio

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

25. Whip In Convenience Store

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

26. Habanero Mexican Cafe

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

27. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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

28. Franklin Barbecue

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

29. FoodHeads

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

30. Tacodeli

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

31. Second Bar + Kitchen

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

32. Taqueria Taco More

9402 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX 78758
9402 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758

33. Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752
Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752

34. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

35. Justine's

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

36. Barley Swine

2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
2024 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

37. Foreign & Domestic Food & Drnk

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

38. Takoba

1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
1411 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

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