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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.
Shoe Shop
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“Yeah-ya gotta get your lulu's in Austin :) And then go run or walk the trail!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“24 hours of Texas fast food burger goodness. Do yourself a favor and get the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit. Dont make the fatal mistake of eating at Jack in the Crack or something. You need this or P Terrys to soak up your sins.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Good Cuban food. Located in a strip Mall. The owner or his relative is usually working and fun to hear his Cuban family stories”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“The best vegan burger you’ll ever eat..EVER! There’s 2 locations...this one and one on the Drag near UT. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Buttermilk pancakes and chicken sausage are my favorite. Pastries & sweets are top tier. The atmosphere is calm and the staff is always friendly.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Students gather at this chill, cozy 24/7 cafe pouring fair trade coffee drinks, plus light fare.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“A short, steep hike leads to stunning views of Austin’s limestone cliffs, the Colorado River and the Texas Hill Country.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone that there is a super-fine, high-quality, foodie-owned option so far south. Pricey. Stop here if you're in the area. Great coffee. Scratch made breakfast pastries. Not for the budget-minded. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Just because you can! Secret menu items include 2x2, 3x3 (or any other combo), "animal style" and "protein style" for any of the burgers. Try it!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“One heck of a happy hour! Cheap food and drinks while enjoying one of the best patios overlooking downtown Austin.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great place to go see art, and they have lots of exhibits/openings on a regular basis. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Historic beer garden. Great place to watch election results if you happen to like the color blue. Check it out!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good beer selection and great pub food! Live soccer matches. Favorite with foreigners.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cocktails, beers and signature popsicle drinks at this chill outdoor hangout with all day happy hours.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“By far, one of the weirdest bars in S Austin. Great beer selection, crappy pool tables, semi-functioning pinball games and one of the most surly bartenders (and owner) you'll ever meet. A must see! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Karaoke Bar
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“One of the best places to go for karaoke. There is a big common room as well as smaller private rooms available to rent.”
  • 7 locals recommend