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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Austin

Updated: June 28, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Austin restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Austin has to offer.

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Odd Duck

American, $$$, ZilkerAmerican, $$$Austin, Zilker
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Parkside

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Austin, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Barley Swine

American, $$$, BrentwoodAmerican, $$$Austin, Brentwood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Anthem

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Austin, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Jeffrey's

American, $$$$, Old West AustinAmerican, $$$$Austin, Old West Austin
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Austin, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Foreign & Domestic

New American, $$$, North LoopNew American, $$$Austin, North Loop
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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True Food Kitchen

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Austin, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Garrison

New American, DowntownNew AmericanAustin, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Sala and Betty

New American, $$, North LoopNew American, $$Austin, North Loop
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Fixe Austin's Southern House

Southern, $$$, DowntownSouthern, $$$Austin, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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June's

American, $$, BouldinAmerican, $$Austin, Bouldin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Apt 115

American, $$, HollyAmerican, $$Austin, Holly
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Eddie V's Prime Seafood

American, $$$$, AustinAmerican, $$$$Austin
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Bouldin Creek Cafe

American, $, BouldinAmerican, $Austin, Bouldin
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 7042 Austin restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Austin restaurant reviews, and 1014 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater, TimeOut and Female Foodie had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Austin's East Side, TimeOut - The 23 best restaurants in Austin for 2022 and Female Foodie - 21 Best South Austin Restaurants. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Barley Swine, Anthem, and Bouldin Creek Cafe are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Austin.

Odd Duck, Salty Sow, and Barley Swine are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Austin.

There are 588 American restaurants in Austin.

Odd Duck, Salty Sow, and Barley Swine are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Austin.

Odd Duck, Barley Swine, and Fixe Austin's Southern House are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Austin.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    Experts recommend pairing grilled burger with a glass of sweet Margarita, a cocktail that balances the spice and salt of the burger.

  • The ideal pairing for beef burger

    Experts suggest pairing a beef burger with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.


  • Pair heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

Fun facts

  • All about hamburger

    Looking for an excuse to have hamburgerfor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? International Hamburger Day, celebrated every May 28, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much hamburger as you can handle!

  • The traditional hamburger

    Have you ever had a tasty hamburger? Well it’s an absolute classic in The United States!

  • A historical dish

    Some tasty history for you, macaroni and cheese dates back to the year 1769 when it was made in Northern Europe.

Parking info

Finding parking in Austin can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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