Casual Eats In Austin: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

Casual Eats In Austin: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

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Forget the fuss of a fancy dinner - sometimes it's better to keep it casual. Here are the best trendy and casual Austin restaurants, perfect for a relaxed meal.

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    Yes the cream corn is yummy. Use the hand sanitizer machine to clean your hands! -- Alfred Man via Foursquare
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    Reader tip: Anyone coming to SXSW should definitely try Torchy's Tacos. Fried avocado tacos and fried chocolate chip cookies for dessert? Yes. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    The most decadent brunch buffet with their "upscale" barbecue options, made-to-order steak benedicts and enough pastries and sides to fill in any empty spots on your plate. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Serves up high-quality comfort food, and is one of Austin's best destinations for both weekend brunch and late-night eats. Get the chicken and waffles and the sweet potato hash. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    Texas always does barbecue right, especially at this joint. Enjoy live music while you indulge in succulent BBQ with a dry rub and smoky taste. -- Epicurious via Foursquare
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    One of the best pizzas in town, and 60+ beers on tap, including a few brewed in house (the Fallen Cask is a great rotating IPA). A bit further north, but worth the trek. -- Kyle Bunch via Foursquare
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    Can ya stomach a Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs, guacamole, fried poblano chili, escabeche carrots, cheese, poblano ranch sauce)? Check in while driving through and prove it. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    While the facade and interior are sleek and modern, the menu is full of hearty dishes like Carrot Cake French Toast, which is made with homemade carrot cake. -- Food Network via Foursquare
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    This outpost of the local taco empire is one of our favorite places to grab a bite near UT-Austin. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    For fans of New York-style pizza, Home Slice is as close as you can get in Austin, possibly thanks to yearly staff trips to the Big Apple. You know, for research. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    Their extra moist brisket and their turkey are their specialties. Remember, mom said you can order less than 1/2 lbs. Bring home a bottle of the sauce with you. -- kev/null via Foursquare
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    Reader tip: An absolute must for breakfast. Make sure to get there early - or you will wait. It's funky, and the food is great. Service is wonderful. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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