Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Austin and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Green Mesquite BBQ & More thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Texas French Bread
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Although the decor isn't elaborate, the food is lovingly crafted and incredibly good at this unassuming lunch spot. Among the options you'll discover are crisp salads, tasty homemade soups, and sandwiches made with fresh artisanal breads....  Read More

Barton Springs District
Green Mesquite BBQ & More

This casual, friendly café specializes in Texas barbecue and American standards. Choices include smoked sausage, beef brisket, pork ribs, and smoked turkey. Plates come with delicious sides like Cajun rice, fried okra, and pinto beans. You'll...  Read More

To escape the raucousness of Sixth Street, duck into this cozy café, which has been in business for more than 30 years. Old World-style stone walls and wood floors await within an historic building, and entrees range from stuffed chicken breast...  Read More


Threadgill's is one of Austin's most famous restaurants for several reasons: the then-gas station was awarded the city's first post-Prohibition liquor license in the 1930s, and Janis Joplin got her start singing here in the 1960s. Threadgill's...  Read More

Eastside Cafe

Charming Eastside Café is much more than just a neighborhood restaurant. Situated in a former residence, the café has several small dining rooms, a lovely enclosed patio room, a gardening/cooking shop, and a garden. The latter provides fresh...  Read More

Barton Springs District
Shady Grove

Although it bills itself as a restaurant and closes a bit on the early side, Shady Grove is one of Austin's favorite drinking spots. In fact, it has what many consider to be the best patio in town (with both sunny and shady spots), and the...  Read More

Stone walls, a fireplace, wooden floors and ceilings, and an abundance of down-home service combine to make Moonshine one busy restaurant. Sunday's brunch buffet practically buckles with a bounty of bodacious vittles, and lunch is a treat as...  Read More

Southside Market, founded in the 1880s, is home to what most folks know as the Elgin Hot Sausage, a not-too-spicy beef link in a natural casing. Sample one for lunch, or partake of the casual place's tasty barbecued meats. They include pork...  Read More

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