This downtown restaurant mostly specializes in upscale Southern food, like chicken-fried ribeyes, heritage pork chops, and Gulf seafood chopped salads. They also make a really great fried chicken sandwich that comes covered in kale slaw, sweet tea pickles, chicken mayo, and sunchoke. There’s a daily lunch menu, with smaller-sized portions of many of their dinner favorites, and a biscuit-based breakfast menu with items like biscuit cinnamon rolls and “The Bukowski” - with griddled ham, egg, cheddar cheese, mustard aioli, and pickle relish.
Where we've featured it
A running list of Austin restaurants that have reopened their dining rooms and patios.
More spots in Downtown AustinSee more
TLV is an Israeli street food spot in Fareground Market from the team behind one of our favorite restaurants, Emmer and Rye.
Royal Blue Grocery
Royal Blue is a grocery/bodega/deli with a few locations. We like the downtown location best for lunch.
More Southern spotsSee more
When you need to escape the craziness of Rainey Street, head to Geraldine’s inside Hotel Van Zandt for upscale Southern food and nightly live music.
Odd Duck is an excellent Southern restaurant serving sophisticated food without any stuffiness.
Lucy's Fried Chicken
One of our favorite places to spend an afternoon eating in the sun is Lucy’s Fried Chicken, with a bucket of bird, grilled oysters, and beers.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more