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Austin's Escape the Heat Restaurants

When you’re seeking a break from the heat, these Austin restaurants will cool you off.

  • Opal Divine's
    • American
    • North Austin
    Food
    18
    Decor
    18
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $23

    Good to know: Cool off here while you cool off the earth--all three locations are windpowered. Take cold drinks to go in the restaurant's PLA cups made from corn instead of oil.

  • Opal Divine's Penn Field
    • American
    • South Austin
    Food
    18
    Decor
    18
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $23

    Good to know: Cool off here while you cool off the earth--all three locations are windpowered. Take cold drinks to go in the restaurant's PLA cups made from corn instead of oil.

  • Elephant Room
    • Bar
    • Downtown
    Atmo.
    26
    Decor
    21
    Service
    20
    Cost
    M

    Good to know: This spot features jazz in a basement, so head to the subterranean and away from the sun.

  • LENOIR Restaurant
    • French
    • Bouldin Creek
    Food
    26
    Decor
    24
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $63

    Good to know: This spot offers a weekly summer salad special to keep you cool.

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