Real dining guide map
Use our interactive map to search for Austin's top restaurants, bars and food trailers near you, including photos, phone numbers and website links.
Composing lists like this top 50 can be a confounding experience. You shuffle restaurants around like puzzle pieces, analyzing the quality and value of disparate styles of cuisine served at varying price points; you question your methodology and try to remember hundreds of meals while avoiding sentimentality.
What a time to be a drinking enthusiast in Austin. Every aspect of spirited culture is booming. From the rapid growth of the local brewing scene and development of new homegrown spirits to an emerging crop of talented, envelope-pushing bartenders, we have no lack of exceptional places to drink.
1. JMueller BBQ. 1502 S. First St. 229-7366, JMuellerBBQ.com A rugged salt-and-pepper bark caps a moist fatty brisket that boasts a crimson smoke ring at this trailer run by a man who has been in the barbecue business since childhood.