107 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Austin.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Buddy’s Burger in North Austin serves excellent smashburgers that are caramelized and juicy.
Reunión 19 is a Mexican restaurant in East Austin that serves excellent tacos.
Poke-Poke makes excellent Hawaiian-style poke served with rice or by-the-pound.
Korea House offers a wide range of Korean staples, like japchae, bibimbap, and budae jjigae.
Hawaiian Bros is a takeout-only restaurant with a range of classic Hawaiian plate lunches.
Autenticos Michoacana is a food truck with a wide menu of tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and machetes.
Heo Eatery focuses on mostly-Vietnamese, Asian street food, with things like banh mi, baos, and boba tea.
Cuba Bakery & Cafe is a small shop in a Round Rock strip mall making excellent Cuban sandwiches, pastries, and coffees.
The North Austin restaurant Tomodachi on Parmer Lane has a small dining room and sushi bar, and they also run a very robust takeout operation.
Baguette house is a longstanding cafe in Austin’s Chinatown, best known for their banh mi.
Mikado Ryotei on Research Blvd in North Burnet is a sushi restaurant that hits in the center of the Venn diagram of affordable, fast, and quality.
Carnitas El Guero, inside the Stassney Foodmart/Texaco on Stassney in South Austin, serves excellent carnitas tacos.
R&B’s offers up excellent cheesesteaks and cheesesteak fries out of a food trailer on East Cesar Chavez.
Sap’s Ver Fine Thai Cuisine on Burnet Road in Allandale serves spicy noodle and curry dishes.