Salvation Pizza is a safe bet: giant pizzas should please everyone in your crowd, and Salvation’s are pretty good. There are also plenty of TVs, so you can save your data and stop checking the score of the football game every four seconds. We like the white pies here best - go with the one that has clams and bacon, or the basil, garlic, and sliced tomato version. If you can’t bear life without marinara, just order a side of it for dipping.
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Happy Lobster is a food truck on Rainey Street that serves a variety of lobster rolls and fish tacos, all of which are best enjoyed post-bar hopping.
L’Estelle House is a low-key and delicious French restaurant attached to an excellent wine bar.
Lucille has one of the largest backyards on Rainey Street and two separate bars, all of which make it a good spot for big groups and impatient people.
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G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.
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.
Lustre Pearl has one of the bigger footprints on Rainey Street, with multiple levels and bars inside.
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