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A Taste of Local Flavor in Austin


Every city has its own distinct vibe and flavor. If we were going on a road trip to find the best local specialties around the country, these are the Austin spots we'd make sure to check out. For more celebration of hometown cuisine, check out the new movie Chef, starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and more, in select theaters May 9. And for more stories, check out

Franklin Barbecue

Barbecue • East Austin

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Food28 Decor20 Service23 Cost$23
Food27 Decor18 Service21 Cost$14
Quality Seafood Market

Seafood Market • North Loop

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Quality27 Appeal22 Service24 CostM
Food26 Decor27 Service25 Cost$44
Salt Lick

Barbecue • Southeast Austin

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Food24 Decor23 Service23 Cost$24
La Condesa

Mexican • 2nd Street District

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Food24 Decor25 Service22 Cost$37
Guero's Taco Bar

Mexican • SoCo (South Congress)

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Food19 Decor21 Service21 Cost$22
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