Cheap Restaurants in Austin

Wherever there's a booming college campus, there's bound to be cheap eats, so visitors on a shoestring budget can rest assured that they'll find plenty of cheap meal options in Austin. Small and quaint is how you can best describe Austin's Tamale House. But don't let the "small" factor undermine the Mexican fare dished out here; you can actually watch them cook. Crowded with hungry students, travelers, local patrons, and professionals, the food is delicious but inexpensive. Food includes homemade salsa, breakfast tacos, migas, enchiladas, chalupas and a lot more. In spite of the demand, service is quick.

Sandy's Hamburgers is one of those all-American cafes. This one has been around for two decades, its neon custard cone its trademark. So, if you want a bit of classic Americana, drive through and pick up a meal or sit at one of the picnic tables. The menu consists of mouthwatering cheeseburgers and its famous custard cones. Everything on the menu is affordable here.

For no frills, good old Texas barbecue, check out Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse. This warehouse-style restaurant serves reliably good barbecue along with great sides. An entire meal here is surprisingly inexpensive. From sandwich chains to mom-and-pop taco stands, Austin is full of inexpensive eateries that will satisfy the stomach without draining the wallet.

El Pollo Rey

2209 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Charcoal Grilled Chicken...
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Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food

1815 Rosewood Avenue

Feed Your Hunger & The Homeless...
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11301 Domain Drive

Urban Texan Chic...
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Fran's Hamburgers

6214 Cameron Road

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Old Frontier

3864 U.S. 290

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Catfish Parlour South

Austin, Texas

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Karma Lounge

119 West 8th Street

Human Aquarium...
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Six Lounge

117 West 4th Street

Fun at Six...
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213 West 5th Street

Classic Blues & Rock...
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Dirty Dog Bar

505 East 6th Street

A Complete Sports Bar...
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Red Fez

209 B West 5th Street

Strong Drinks in a Great Environment...
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Ruta Maya

3601 South Congress Avenue

Coffee and Tunes...
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La Zona Rosa

612 West 4th Street

Live Music...
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Cactus Cafe

2247 Guadalupe Street

Songwriter Paradise...
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Lucky Lounge

209 A West Fifth Street

New York-Style, Singles Crowd...
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Nuno's On Sixth

422 East 6th Street

A Bar on The Famous 6th Street...
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Holy Cacao

1311 South 1st Street

Cake Balls & Frozen Hot Chocolate...
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Cedar Street Courtyard

208 West 4th Street

Sophisticated Cigars...
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Momo's Club

618 West 6th Street
Suite 200

Jazz and Rockabilly Club...
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917 Red River Street

Let's Dance!...
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