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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Japanese Restaurant
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“Uchi is our favorite sushi restaurant. We'd highly recommend going for happy hour that starts at 5pm, but get there at 4:45pm to secure your spot! Otherwise, don't forget to make a reservation, this place is hopping!”
  • 299 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Amazing French food and cocktails. On the pricey side, great for date night! ”
  • 282 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Go to the Greenbelt for a hike and a swim in the river. Enter at Spyglass Dr. and Barton Highway. 5min uber there, 3min uber back.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Cool bar that also has a mescal specialty side, as well as one of the best Thai food trucks in town outside.”
  • 243 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“this is a local favorite for tourists. you don't go for the food you go for that expansive view of Lake Travis at sunset. Stay for music and live entertainment and dancing. ”
  • 191 locals recommend
Diner
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“Magnolia is open 24 hours but still serves up some killer dishes! Try the queso or enchiladas or go for breakfast anytime! ”
  • 190 locals recommend
Building
“The entire street of So CO is amazing and the heart of Austin with cafes' boutiques and wall murals painted by many locals ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Located in a renovated historic home in the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood, Cenote specializes in high quality espresso and local fair trade coffees, but that isn't all this coffeehouse has to offer. The menu includes delicious pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and plenty of gluten-free options, all made with local organic ingredients. With great coffee, fresh food, and a comfortable atmosphere, Cenote is definitely worth checking out.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Yummy bahn mí and delicious cocktails on a sweet little patio. Park on the street.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Honky Tonk line dancing within walking distance: 3201 So Lamar A Texas Treasure and something to tell folks back home about”
  • 260 locals recommend
Bar
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“3.8 miles. A hip restaurant in the heart of the South Congress neighborhood, this Mexican food restaurant serves great food in an old warehouse atmosphere. Their margaritas are amazing!”
  • 208 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“3.1 miles. A local favorite. Jo's sit's right on South Congress, and locals love to sit and drink a great cuppa jo, play domino's and watch the tourists walk by. ”
  • 228 locals recommend
Café
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“A delightful, beautiful restaurant. Very European (in all the nest ays: small, dense seating, relaxed but bustling, simple). The food choices are elegant and reasonably priced. A great outdoor seating area. ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“A great date night or nicer dinner with a group. This place has a dark and comfortable setting with sharable dishes great for sharing and exploring different dishes together. They also have unique cocktails and a lovely bar and outdoor seating. ”
  • 182 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Probably the best sea food in town. Can be a little expensive but is a great date night spot. ”
  • 197 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Braised, poached & stewed dishes, plus cocktails & craft brews, are served in a laid-back setting. Great happy hour. ”
  • 205 locals recommend