Austin's Toughest Tickets


The dog days of summer have many urbanites heading for cooler locales, but staying behind in the city comes with its own perks. Dine at one of these typically hard-to-get-into restaurants while everyone is out of town to avoid the notoriously long waits.  

Uchi Restaurant

Bouldin Creek

Food29 Decor27 Service27 Cost$73
Franklin Barbecue

Barbecue • East Austin

Food28 Decor20 Service23 Cost$23
Barley Swine

American • South Lamar

Food27 Decor23 Service26 Cost$67
Home Slice Pizza

Pizza • SoCo (South Congress)

Food26 Decor20 Service22 Cost$17
Moonshine Patio Bar & ...

American • Downtown

Food25 Decor24 Service23 Cost$28