Lady Luck
VOX Table
Erica Wilkins Photography
Jack Opatrany
SJ Reid Photography
Anastacia Uriegas/Thrillist
Deana Saukum
Lonesome Dove Austin
Corner Restaurant
Via 313
Zilker Brewing Company
Gelateria Gemelli
Burger Bar
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1. Lady Luck 3526 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

This food trailer is located at the Hard Luck lounge and serves international food that they prepare with special attention to their Southern perspective. Customer favorites include the Sietan Wings, the brisket sandwich, and the tater tots.

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2. VOX Table 1100 South Lamar Blvd, 2140, Austin , TX 78704

Vox Table is known around Austin for their killer New-American style small plates and lively craft cocktail bar, but this South Lamar restaurant serves up a serious brunch on the weekends. The must try of the menu is Olive Oil Pancakes with fig/walnut butter and maple syrup. If brunch isn't your thing, stop by and try dinner menu, featuring a wide variety of meat and fish entrees, or happy hour specials.

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3. Alcomar 1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

From the same restaurant group as El Chile and El Alma, Alcomar specializes in what's been dubbed a "Latin-inspired seafood concept." Set in a beachy and bright open space, it serves up ceviche, Gulf oysters, and fusion concepts like lobster enchiladas and octopus tostadas. Expect a variety of margaritas, served by the glass or pitcher, and a notable Bloody Mary served a single oyster.

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4. Juliet Ristorante 1500 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Juliet combines modern and classic Italian influence to deliver unique, rustic dishes with seasonal ingredients. Boasting an expansive outdoor dining area and an airy interior with a marble bar, this place has an elegant, joyful and comfortable vibe.

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5. Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar 507 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703

Houston-based Liberty Kitchen has a comfort-food-meets-seafood brunch menu, with a Bloody Mary that belongs with Austin’s best. The 20oz drink features house-made Bloody Mary mix, Dripping Springs vodka, a fried oyster, fried okra, and pickled veggies. Food offerings include a menu chock-full of treats such as oysters (fresh roasted or fried), Shanghai fried lobster, as well as an extensive selection of burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and pasta. Be sure to try the Thrashed at Maverick's burger, mad with mustard-sizzled onion-jalapeño-pickle, bacon jam, Stubb’s-RO hickory sauce, and pimento cheese.

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6. The Townsend 718 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701

Located in the middle of Congress Ave, The Townsend serves as a natural go-to happy hour spot for Downtown nine-to-fivers. There's a bustling, upscale vibe to the place, and occasional live music nights really bring in crowds. Open from 4pm - 2am every day, The Townsend is a great place to order a small plate and a signature cocktail after a long day at work.

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7. Eureka Austin 200 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701

This is a great spot for a meal at almost any time -- they keep their kitchen open until 1 am. Definitely give one of the burgers a try (we like the Fresno Fig) and also check out their cocktails, like a frothy whiskey sour.

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8. Shake Shack 1100 S Lamar Blvd, Suite 2100, Austin, TX 78704

From humble beginnings as a hot dog cart in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park in 2001 to more than 60 locations in the US and abroad, Shake Shack has become a cult favorite. This South Lamar location (Austin's first) even has Austin-inspired menu items, like the Lockhart Link Burger with topped with a Kreuz jalapeno cheese sausage link.

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9. Cantine 1100 S Lamar Blvd #2115, Austin, TX 78704

Cantine Italian Café & Bar in South Lamar keeps it all in the Mediterranean family by incorporating Greek tastes like Muhammara housemade pita and whipped feta into a heavily Italian menu of starters, salads, meats, house-made pastas, and pizzas. Opt for the crunchy, warm fried goat cheese with honey or the spaghetti Neopolitano while you’re dining al fresco, or choose a table inside. The dining room and kitchen are decidedly industrial, with clean, geometric lines that will remind you to maintain your decorum as you breathlessly slurp your spaghetti.

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10. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro 419 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

As if ordering a huge bloody steak wasn’t enough of a carnivorous venture, celeb chef Tim Love took it several steps further with wild game options at Lonesome Dove Western Bistro. At Lonesome Dove, you can have your steak, boar, elk, and buffalo with a tasty side of rabbit-rattlesnake sausage. And, if you’re up for the challenge, check out the hand-cut wagyu tomahawk steak served with serrano lime butter. The gamey menu and woodsy decor give the place a definite destinct atmosphere, and make it a place to go for a very different meal than you would get anywhere else.

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11. Corner 110 E Second St, Austin, TX 78701

Located in Downtown Austin, this bar & restaurant serves dishes that carry classic Texas flavors. The Taco Bar at Corner serves street tacos in servings of three for only $6 or $8, depending on your topping. The full restaurant menu has some tacos, salads, sandwiches, and larger entrees. Definitely visit the outdoor bar at the patio for a great date spot or just a fun after-work spot.

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12. Via 313 Pizzeria 6705 Highway 290 #503, Austin, TX 78735

Oak Hill is the proud home of a brick & mortar version of the insanely popular pizza truck. Their Detroit style pizza has a cheesey crust and crushed tomato sauce, and probably will also have your heart once you try it.

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13. Zilker Brewing Co. 1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Zilker Brewing Company, just a few blocks from Austin's 6th Street district, is a refreshingly laid-back alternative to the usual nightlife bar scene. The craft brewery focuses on American Belgo style brewing that's light, malty, and fruity. Zilker's selection includes a golden-hued pale ale, a crisp and light honey blonde ale, and seasonal brews. It doesn't have a kitchen but a varying roster of food trailers will take your order from the taproom, and you can bring your own food, too.

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14. Gelateria Gemelli 1009 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

The flavors at the gelateria include Olive Oil, Valrhona Chocolate, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Basil & Pine Nut, and Toasted Hazelnut -- among others. The organic small-batch flavors are all made on location. They also serve coffee, sweet pops, and even some cocktails.

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15. Burger Bar 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Burgers, fries, and shakes, are the core of the menu at this Downtown spot. The counter-service spot is quick, easy, and tasty -- and the patio make a great spot for lunch.