Austin American restaurants you'll love
Top American restaurants in Austin, Texas
Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas for many reasons. Some say the city is the live music capital of Texas but it also has a fantastic reputation for a thriving restaurant scene. Here, you can find every type of cuisine you're looking for, but American restaurants are a nice go-to choice when you can't decide. At almost any place, you can find dozens of entrees and appetizers, and many restaurants offer online takeout orders with curbside pickup service included.
In Austin proper, you have a few choices near downtown across from the Colorado River. Yet, most of the American restaurants lie between 1st Street and 11th Street along I-35, not necessarily near the University of Texas campus. What's great about the American restaurants in Austin is that they're not afraid to get really creative with their concepts and menu items. Expect a handful of surprises.
Must-try American restaurants in Austin
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Sala and betty
5201 Airport Blvd, Austin
|CAULIFLOWER BUFFALO WINGS ( VEGETARIAN)||$7.75|
Cauliflower tossed with Traditional Buffalo Wing Dry Spices. Choice of Lemon or Curried Garlic Aioli
With Mayo. Served with Fries
|The Sala- Signature Sandwich||$12.50|
Served with crispy French Fries inside the sandwich and a side salad.
Lemon Roasted Pulled Chicken, Cilantro-Mint Yogurt.
When substituting, please specify if it is for the French Fries or for the Simple Salad ( Sorry, only one or the other :)
6555 Burnet Rd STE 400, Austin
|Hibiscus Paloma - 32oz||$50.00|
Blanco Tequila, Grapefruit, Lime, Hibiscus Honey
|Friday Vegetarian Package||$75.00|
Chicken fried mushrooms, chile crisp, rice porridge / Grilled brassicas, fried egg sauce, quick kimchi / Roasted root vegetables, shiitake chevre, cast iron seeds / Braised greens, mushroom potlikker, boiled peanuts / Sweet potato drop biscuits with sage brown butter / Cold-brew mud "pie"
|Sunday Take Out Package||$90.00|
8oz Smoked pork belly with chile crisp / 2 Whole grilled and marinated quail with seasonal pickles / Roasted root vegetables, shiitake chevre, and cast iron seeds / Braised greens, Duck ham potlikker, boiled peanuts / Sweet potato drop biscuits with sage brown butter / Cold-brew mud "pie"
111 Congress Ave suit 010, Austin
44 Farms Beef, White Sonoran Bun, American Cheese, Shiitake Aioli, Grilled Onion, Tomato, Red Romaine, Sour Pickles
|Harissa Chicken Bowl||$13.00|
Carolina Gold Rice and Chickpeas, Seasonal Squash, Seasonal Relish, Red Onions, House Yogurt, Harissa Oil
|Iced Matcha Lavender|
Matcha Abundance , Lavender Syrup, Oat Milk
Jack Allen's Kitchen
7720 West Highway 71, Austin
pumpkin seeds, Cotija cheese, tortilla chips
|Crunchy Catfish and Slaw||$14.99|
farm-raised, flash fried, chipotle-spiked tartar sauce
|Chicken Fried Chicken||$14.99|
chunky red smashers, Chef's veggies, smothered in green chile gravy
1900 E Cesar Chavez, Austin
|Hand Cut Fries||$5.00|
Served with Lou's Spicy Green Sauce
|Fried Brussels Sprouts||$8.00|
serrano chili honey
kale, cabbage, almonds, roasted cauliflower, crispy rice & seeds, tahini dressing, parmesan
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Burger Bar on Campus
1901 San Antonio St, Austin
|Chicken Tenders 3 Piece||$4.25|
Served with your choice of sauce
Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Black Beans formed into a patty, topped with pepper-jack cheese, coleslaw, and guacamole.
|Double Wagyu Cheeseburger||$12.25|
Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar
8300 N FM 620, Austin
Orecchiette pasta, fresh parmesan, tossed in butter or marinara
smoked gouda pimento, roasted corn relish, chipotle aioli, brioche bun, fries
pan fried breaded chicken breast, dijon cream, lemon thyme spaetzle, pickled red onions, lemon
Yard Bar & Fat City
6700 Burnet Road, Austin
|Single w/ Cheese Sack/COMBO||$10.25|
3 single stacks (cheese, onions, pickles) & fries or tots
|Fried Chicken Sack/COMBO||$11.00|
2 fried chicken stacks (togarashi ranch, pickles, shredduce) & fries or tots
|Double w/ Cheese Sack/COMBO||$11.50|
3 double stacks (cheese, onions, pickles) & fries or tots
1610 San Antonio St, Austin
|Mardi Gras King Cake||$16.00|
You don't need to be in New Orleans to let le bon temps roule. Our yeasted brioche and lemon zest cake is filled with a brown sugar spiced cream cheese filling and topped with a Mardi Gras trio of glazes and white nonpareils sprinkles. Each cake serves 6.
|Brandy Milk Punch||$20.00|
Based on the beloved recipe from NOLA's Commander's Palace, Sacred Bond brandy, nutmeg-infused cream, and pure vanilla extract come ready to pour over ice and enjoy. Each 8oz bottle serves two.
|Employee Wellness Charge on All Orders|
Olamaie is a service-included restaurant committed to supporting the financial, physical, and emotional well-being of our staff. The Employee Wellness Charge on your bill aids us in ensuring our team of hospitality professionals is provided with health insurance as well as reasonable protection and compensation for the work that they do.
SALADS • GRILL • CHICKEN WINGS
Doc's Backyard Grill
5207 Brodie Ln #100, Sunset Valley
Queso, mixed cheese, smoked applewood bacon, green onions & sour cream served on top on tater tots
|16oz. Frozen Margarita||$13.00|
Our #1 seller. Doc's Hybrid made with Gold Tequila and alternative fuel. Makes 2 Drinks. Must be 21 or older. ID upon pick up.
|1/2 Order Fajita Chicken Nacho||$10.99|
3 Fajita Chicken Tostado Nachos served with a side of sour cream, pickled jalapenos & salsa
SMOKED SALMON • FRENCH FRIES
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin
Four triangles of french toast and two eggs any style, served with fruit, bacon, sausage, or ham.
Broccoli, mushroom, spinach, onion, and bell pepper sautéed in love butter (fresh garlic and serranos). Served on a bed of rice and topped with jack cheese.
|FISH TACOS (2)||$11.50|
Grilled mahi mahi, cabbage, carrots, red onion, fresh cilantro and spicy garlic cream sauce on the side. On corn or flour tortilla. Your choice of sides.
District Kitchen + Cocktails
5900 W Slaughter Ln, Austin
american grana, chives, truffle oil, truffle aioli
seared river trout, canberry wild rice, cilantro pesto, brussels sprouts
red beets, arugula, feta, pecans, pomegranate vinaigrette
Foxhole Culinary Tavern
13995 US-183, Austin
smoked salmon, bagel crisp, chives, dill-dijonnaise
scrambled eggs, crisp potatoes, mexican chorizo, applewood bacon, caramelized onions, anaheim relish, mozzarella, salsa negra, green chile queso, avocado, grilled flour tortillas
bacon jam, brie cheese, frisee, pickled shallots, farm tomato, onion bistro bun, house kettle chips
SALADS • CHICKEN WINGS • CHICKEN • FRENCH FRIES
214 E 6th Street A, Austin
4 Crispy Chicken Tenders with two Happy Sauces of your choice, Fire-Roasted Creamed Corn, Creamy Bacon Mac n' Cheese and plenty of Fries!
6 Crispy Chicken Tenders with two Happy Sauces of your choice, Fire-Roasted Creamed Corn, Creamy Bacon Mac n' Cheese and plenty of Fries!
8 Crispy Nuggets, a Happy Sauce of your choice, served with plenty of Fries!
111 Congress Ave, Fareground #7, Austin
|Roasted Cauliflower Plate||$13.00|
Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli, Amba spiked Labne, marinated cherry tomatoes, pickled cauliflower, sliced chilis, za'atar, herbs, pita
Homemade Green Falafel (3), Hummus, Green Cabbage Salad, Tahini, Amba, Schug, Pita and a side of Israeli Pickles
Grilled Minced Lamb and Beef, Tzaziki, Red Cabbage, Israeli Salad, Amba, Pita
Hotel Vegas Concession Stand
1500 E. 6th St., Austin
|Chicken & Waffles||$10.00|
Crispy Chicken, Charred Serrano Maple Syrup, & Whipped Butter
6 crispy chicken wings tossed in your choice of sauce.
- Classic Buffalo: Butter, Frank’s Red Hot, & Spices. Served w/ Ranch -
Smokey Sweet Mustard: w/Lime Pepper & Parsley -
Hot Honey Chili: Sweet & Spicy w/Everything Seasoning & Green Onions
|Crispy Chicken Sandwich||$12.00|
Crispy Chicken Thigh, Spicy Cabbage Slaw, Pickles, Calabrese Mayo, Toasted Sour Duck Bun
500 W 5th St Ste 110, Austin
|The Pollo Frito Loco||$9.00|
crispy fried chicken thigh, spicy Goodflow honey, kale & apple slaw
|The Old Fashioned||$9.00|
maple sausage, egg, American cheese, Fixe hot sauce
|Three Deviled Eggs||$12.00|
fermented cabbage, smoked trout roe, grated ham
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS
Billy's on Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr, Austin
|Basic American Burger||$11.99|
5280 Burger & Taphouse - Austin
7032 Wood Hollow, Austin
|WHAT THE GUAC||$13.99|
Angus Beef*, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, sharp White Cheddar Cheese, Guacamole, Lettuce & our housemade Roasted Garlic Aioli
|THE A@# HOLE||$9.99|
We spent a lot of time thinking about this stuff but if you know better we'll make It your way!!
add veggies for free & additional toppings start at $0.50.
Angus Beef*, American Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, Red Onion, Kosher dill Pickles & our house-made 5280 Sauce.
Thrive Craft House
519 West 37th st., Austin
Strawberry, blueberry, apple, and red grape
French fries served withThrive sauce
Red sauce, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, parmesan, mozzarella blend
SANDWICHES • CHICKEN WINGS • CHICKEN • FRENCH FRIES
Tumble 22 Hot Chicken
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin
Your Choice of 1 Heat Level, Choice of 2 Dipping Sauces and Choice of Side (Additional Fees May Apply)
Hot shoestring fries.
|INDV SIDE Fries||$5.00|
Hot shoestring fries.
1209 E 11th St, Austin
|Beef Burger & Fries||$16.00|
Texas grass fed beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickled cucumber, 77 sauce
House Charcuterie, Texas cheese, pecans, pickles, local honey
|Cold Brew Coffee||$3.00|
Please specify your sugar preference in comments. Roasted in Austin by Little City
5811 Berkman Dr, Austin
flour tortilla, onion, bell pepper, scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, cilantro. side of creamy jalapeno salsa
paprika aioli, bibb lettuce, pickles, hot sauce, brioche bun
|Turkey & Gruyere||$14.00|
avocado, red onion, arugula, aioli, grain mustard, sourdough
Emmer & Rye
51 Rainey St, Austin
|Kit for Two||$150.00|
Our kit for two comes with your choice of protein and all of the following sides & desserts for 2: Mixed Green Salad with Hibiscus Vinaigrette // Sourdough Stuffing // Deer Creek Cheddar Green Bean Casserole // Roasted Kennebec Potatoes // Chicken Gravy // Parker House Rolls with Cultured Butter & Pear Jam // Persimmon Cobbler & Rouge de Bordeaux Ice Cream //
Lavender Cookies // ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24TH - please order now (choosing any date and time); we will call you to schedule your pick up time. More menu details on our website!
|Parker House Rolls (6)||$12.00|
Hestia's famous Parker House Rolls! Includes house cultured butter and 5 rolls // ALL THANKSGIVING ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25TH
The Chuckwagon Cafe
701 W 51st St, Austin
Bull and Bowl
501 W 6th St. #200 Austin, TX 78701, Austin
|Chili Pepper Egg Bake||$13.00|
SANDWICHES • FRENCH FRIES
Lefty's Brick Bar
1813 E 6th Street, Austin
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS
Aviary Wine & Kitchen
2110 S Lamar Blvd, Austin
|3 Pack Play on!|
WRAPS • SANDWICHES • CHICKEN • FRENCH FRIES • STEAKS • BBQ • CHICKEN WINGS • GRILL • WAFFLES
2512 Rio Grande St., Austin
3 jumbo size tenders w/1 side & a waffle
2 piece bone in smoked chicken dredged and fried to a golden crisp w/1 side & a waffle
tenders brined, dredged, and fried to a golden crisp topped with ranch