Besides being known as a fun and funky city with live music around every corner, Austin provides natives and visitors with some of the best dining in the great state of Texas.
Even if you’ve experienced Austin’s culinary scene hundreds of times before, there’s always a new dish on the horizon. And for visitors, it helps to consult with the experts to determine where to find some of the best places to eat in the city.
Fearless Critic Austin Restaurant Guide: What to Expect
The Fearless Critic Austin Restaurant Guide is most recently available in the fourth edition for food lovers in the city. Just like it sounds, the guide will provide Austin diners with “brutally honest reviews” from food nerds and undercover chefs that have dined incognito.
In short, a foodie on the quest for the best places to eat in Austin can trust the opinion of this restaurant guide. Instead of being fueled by paid advertisements, as you will find on many city-wide dining websites, the reviews in the guide are raw and uninhibited, without any ulterior motives.
Each restaurant review in the book is a page long and will rate the food on a scale of 1 to 10; it will also rate the feel of the restaurant using the same scale and provide practical dining information. The book comes complete with a restaurant reference section so that diners can browse by neighborhood, cuisine, and special features.
True to Austin form, the guide also includes a special dining section that is vegetarian-friendly.
Where Should You Eat in Austin?
If you want to impress a date on a big night out, it may be time to pull out all the stops. You can use the insider information provided in the guide to choose the perfect five-star restaurant or even book a limo and swing by the trendy Barley Swine that offers modern casual dining with an overall food rating of 9.0.
Other notable Austin favorites include:
- Teji’s Foods – Rated at 9.3 with an average menu price of $15; a casual Indian restaurant that is vegetarian friendly, located in Round Rock.
- Franklin Barbecue – Rated at 9.5 with an average menu price of $15; barbecue counter service with outdoor dining, located on E. 11th St.
- Vino Vino – Rated at 9.1 with an average menu price of $45; a modern wine bar with live music, located on Guadalupe Street.