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5 Best Restaurants in 78704

Posted by Ryan Rodenbeck on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 9:04am

78704 is more than just a zip code of South Austin, it is a neighborhood that has an eclectic mix of trendy, hip, and unique vibes. 78704 is one of the best areas to live and experience Austin living. And oh, don’t forget about the food scene in the area! If you’re lost on where to begin your trip the best places to eat in 78704, we got something for you!

Austin is known for its delicious homegrown dishes and its mouthwatering barbecue restaurants that will definitely keep you wanting more. Here is our list of the best places to eat in 78704 in no particular order.

 

1. Eberly

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615 S Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

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Photo from Eberly Austin's website.

Eberly is Austin’s must-try restaurants owned by Eddy Paterson and John Scott.  Considered as one of the most beautiful restaurants in South Austin, the interior and exterior of the restaurant will stun you due to the mid-century/contemporary and trendy modern decor and design. Take a look at their green room which is decorated with books, stunning ceiling lights, and plantings.

The staff is pleasant and the hospitality is amazing. You’ll be excited thinking about hosting events here. Brunch is one of the things to look forward to when you visit Eberly! Happy hour schedules are Sundays and Mondays, all night, and from Tuesdays to Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm. Besides the restaurant space, it also has a study and a rooftop bar at the Tavern. Definitely an Austin classic!

 

2. Uchi

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801 S Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

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Photo from Uchi Austin's website.

The award-winning restaurant opened in 2003 by Chef Tyson Cole. Uchi is one of the hottest restaurants in town and is also Austin’s treasure that brings a non-traditional Japanese cuisine that has been widely loved in Austin. Staff is friendly and the service, especially at the sushi bar, is impeccable.

You’ll find different selections on the menu such as Hamachi Baby Yellowtail, Sake Toro Salmon Belly, Ikura and, Wagyu Torch-Seared Beef. The restaurant's ambiance is sleek and sultry. Ingredients, especially the fish are flown in daily from Tokyo's Tsujiki fish market. Their outstanding sushi dishes will keep you coming back to savor every taste of each dish. Uchi offers a wide selection of sake too. Try out the Otokoyama or the Wakatake, premium types of sake that are worth every sip! They offer daily Sake Socials daily from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

 

3. Loro

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2115 S Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

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Photo from Loro Austin's Facebook Page.

You might have heard of Uchi and Franklin Barbeque. Well, the owners of these two best restaurants in Austin have brought an amazing Texas-Asian BBQ fusion. Loro is brought to you by James Beard Award winners Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin.

The interior is stunning with its large windows, open space, and a mix of communal tables. Outside, the porch has ample seating and is also pet-friendly! There is also a shaded oak lounge perfect for hanging out with your friends while sipping some of their best cocktails. The service is also great, things run smoothly even if the restaurant looks busy. Loro is an Asian smokehouse that offers one of the best Texan comfort foods with a twist!  Check out our Loro Austin Review!

 

4. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

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Photo from Odd Duck's Facebook Page, Photography by Richard Casteel.

Now, if you are looking for a restaurant that envisions all things Southern, Odd Duck by Bryce Gilmore is one of the best choices. The ambiance is great from the vintage-looking decorations, a touch of home, and also the hospitality. Chow down on some New American cuisine where the ingredients are locally sourced from farm to table.

Odd Duck serves a wide array of dishes for lunch, dinner, beer, and even cocktails. Take note that every day there is something new on the menu which also depends on the local storeroom and any inspiration by the kitchen. Some of the meals range from South Texas and Southeast Asia and even some Middle-Eastern influenced dishes are on the menu. They also serve brunch on Sundays; a place to take your friends for a catch-up or a family weekend brunch. Odd Duck truly is one of the best places to eat in 78704.

 

5. Vinaigrette

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2201 College Ave

Austin, TX 78704

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Photo from Vinaigrette Austin's Facebook Page.

Salads will never be the same once you get a taste from Vinaigrette. It's not just your ordinary salad restaurant but it is more as it was envisioned by Erin Wade. Vinaigrette is one of the best salad-centric restaurants in Austin. Choose from their wide range of delicious salads, funky snacks, and some freshly-made fruit juices. Aside from salads, they also offer scrumptious homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts! Locals label it as one of the best salad in South Austin with healthy meals that will fill up your stomach! The restaurant’s ambiance gives a neighborhood feel where you can both eat and relax in the patio outdoor seating. It's the perfect spot to bring in a friend to hang out, grab some lunch, or an alternative for healthy eats! Don’t miss out on their seasonal specials when you visit!

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