9 Best Austin Restaurants of 2018

A lot of new restaurants opened this year in Austin. I’ve managed to narrow it down to my top 9 best new restaurants of 2018 that I visited and enjoyed. Everything from Asian fusion to New American cuisine. If you haven’t been to any of these places listed below, I hope you consider them when you’re deciding on your next place to eat!

Sour Duck Market

Sour Duck Market
Image courtesy of Austin Eater

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Come for the patio, stay for the food, leave with some baked goods. This restaurant honestly has it all! I’ve been here a few times since it opened and everything I’ve tried has been absolutely delicious!


Loro rice bowl

2115 S Lamar Blvd

Asian food meets Texas-style barbecue. The minds behind Uchi and Franklin Barbecue brought this restaurant to life. Come during dinner hours to order the brisket!

The Brewer’s Table

The Brewer's Table dining room
Image courtesy of Austin Chronicle

4715 E 5th St

Farm-to-table dining meets craft beer. This place deserves a spot on my best new restaurants list because of the attention to detail given to the food. Also, the ambiance is probably one of the best on the East Side! Make sure you try some of the beer they brew in-house with your meal

Bird Bird Biscuit

Bird Bird Biscuit and coffee

2701 Manor Rd

Who doesn’t love house-made BUTTERMILK biscuits?! As simple as it sounds, this restaurant does breakfast sandwiches best. If you’re stopping by on the weekends, try to get there early. Some of the best sandwiches on the menu sell out quick!


Suerte tacos
Image courtesy of Suerte Facebook

1800 E 6th St

The tacos – get the tacos! I will say that this Mexican-inspired restaurant is a bit pricey for most, but I would argue that the food speaks for itself. They have house-made masa and mezcal, so that means tacos and cocktails for everyone!


Hank's Austin lunch spread
Image courtesy of Hank’s Austin

5811 Berkman Dr

Hank’s makes it on my best Austin restaurants list for their AMAZING happy hour menu! I could down so many of their fros├ęs… I am not at all ashamed. Also, I’m not a huge fan of burgers, but they make some pretty damn good ones if I must say

Domo Alley-Gato

Domo Alley-Gato entrance
Image courtesy of Domo Alley-Gato Facebook

1600 E 6th St B

Tucked next to the Comal location of Ramen Tatsu-ya is the newest edition to the Tatsu-ya family. This funky take on food truck meets Japanese alley way dining, serves up some of the meanest Japanese curry in the city. Not to mention, the atmosphere transports you all the way to Japan, it’s amazing!

Darcy’s Donkey

1608 Barton Springs Rd

We finally have an authentic Irish pub in Austin! This is your place for meat pies, both traditional and not, and to wash down your meal with Guinness and Irish Whiskey

Fareground One Eleven

Fareground entrance
Image courtesy of Austin Eater

111 Congress Ave

Okay, so technically this isn’t a restaurant, but this is Austin’s first food hall, which landed it’s spot in my list for the best restaurants of 2018. Stop by Henbit and get yourself a cookie or Dai Due for their take on tacos. This is the perfect place for lunch or a quick dinner downtown

Did any of these restaurants make it on your list for the best restaurants that opened in 2018? I’d love to know! Drop me a comment fam

With love,


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