Lively Restaurants in Austin

When you're ready to dine and, at the same time, kick back, let loose and maybe go a little wild, the fun restaurants of Austin are ready to get the good times rolling. Carlos 'N Charlie's is located right on the water for all those Lake Travis visitors looking for good food, drinks, and live music. Their Tex-Mex cuisine and margaritas are widely popular. They are known for their "no shirt, no shoes, no problem" mentality and they are a great stop for those spending the day out on the water. If their live music and laid-back mentality is not enough, patrons can come enjoy the sunset over the water.

For genuine Southern home-cooking with real Texas music, head to Threadgill's. Neon beer signs and vintage clocks line the walls of this Austin institution, a gas station-turned-restaurant that also offers up live music. If comfort food is your pleasure, this is the right place; and if you like your vegetables, you will be in heaven. Whatever the entree, seconds on vegetables come free. Pork roast and fried chicken are great, but the chicken-fried steak is not to be missed.

Check out Lambert's Downtown Barbecue. Lamberts, located within the entertaining Warehouse District, pairs an energetic atmosphere with an upscale menu made up of barbecue, steak, and seafood. When finished with any one of their recommended dishes, you can enjoy live music playing on their second floor nearly every night of the week. Good food and good entertainment go hand in hand in Austin; there is definitely no shortage of fun restaurants in this city.

Carlos 'N Charlie's

5973 Hiline Road

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6416 North Lamar Boulevard

Southern home-cooking with Texas music... read more

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Hula Hut

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3825 Lake Austin Boulevard

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Tavern (The)

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922 West 12th Street

Unmistakeable local landmark... read more

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Star Seeds Cafe

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3101 North I H 35

Popular late-night hangout... read more

La Palapa

6640 Hwy 290 East
Cameron Road And Highway 290

Fun Mexican restaurant and cantina... read more

Manuel's Downtown

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310 Congress Avenue

Award-winning Tex-Mex... read more


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1728 Barton Springs Road

Tex-Mex, swirl margaritas, and an Elvis shrine...
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Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

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401 West Second Street
(Schneider Brothers Building)

High-end barbecue in downtown Austin... read more

Chez Zee

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5406 Balcones Dr

Cheery bistro known for tasty brunch & dessert options... read more
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