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Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: Austin Edition

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Austin is a hub for plenty of flavors most notably tacos and barbecue. There’s so much to offer in terms of flavors and cuisines, so when Austin was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives we had to gather our own version of our favorite quick bites. Check out all of the different diners and dives that we love to frequent the Texas capital.

Arguably the best pizza spot in Austin, Home Slice Pizza is an iconic spot for traditional east coast style pizza. We’re talking thin crusts, traditional Italian sandwiches, salads, and more. Tim Love, a well-known chef in Fort-Worth, TX loves a slice of pepperoni and a slice of white. Check out the original Home Slice Pizza on South Congress or in the North Loop neighborhood!

SUN-THURS | 11AM-10PM

FRI-SAT | 11AM-11PM

📍 501 E 53rd St.

Austin, TX 78751

SUN-THURS | 11AM-10PM

FRI-SAT | 11AM-11PM

📍1415 S. Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78704

Looking for a traditional diner that serves of breakfast all day? Magnolia Café is an Austin staple for whatever comfort food you’re craving. Whether you’re looking for Tex-Mex, Americana, or something healthy, Magnolia strives to cater to every appetite! Guy Fiery loved how diverse the menu is and “come back for the food and the funk”. We see why Magnolia Café diner is at the top of our list for iconic diners, drive-ins, and dives.

MON-SUN | 8AM-10PM

📍1920 South Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78704

If you have a craving for traditional street tacos, check out One Taco, which offers multiple locations around Austin. As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Try savory chicken, beef, pork, and vegetarian taco varieties when you check out One Taco for divey vibes! Guy’s favorite taco is Taco Yucateco, with braised pork, black beans, pickled onions, and bittersweet onions, the “real deal.”

📍 Multiple Locations

Taste wonderful juicy flavors of traditional pastrami sandwiches, wraps, Neapolitan style pizza, and tons of different pastries at Pieous. This spot is perfect for picking up lunch on the go or various sides and dessert for a picnic! The meat is cured for 20 days before being added to each pizza. Guy raved about their caramel rolls and said “That is what every cinnamon roll wants to be.” Check out this iconic dive in Austin for your next lunch.

TUES-FRI | 8AM-2PM | 4PM-8PM

SAT-SUN | 8AM-8PM

📍166 Hargraves Dr.

Austin, TX 78737

This divey 6th street staple is home to one of Austin’s best Bloody Marys. It’s only served on the weekends, so make a trip! Casino El Camino is home to some juicy burgers, traditional and loaded hot dogs… is your mouth watering yet? Get your food cravings fixed and your thirst quenched when you visit this iconic Austin dive. Guy Fieri said “Casino El Camino home to “the best burger in town.”

MON-SUN | 11:30AM-2AM

📍517 E. 6th St.

Austin, TX 78701

You can find tasty varieties of griddled sandwiches at Luke’s Inside Out. Located right next to Gibson Street Bar, Luke’s has remained proudly open throughout these crazy few years offering tons of your favorite pub food that are tried and true to Austin’s flavor profile. Guy called Korean rabbit with rabbit meat, tater tots, kimchi, Sriracha, and their secret sauce “the bomb.”

MON-THURS | 4PM-11PM

FRI-SAT | 12PM-12AM

SUN | 12PM-11PM

📍1109 S. Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78704

A family-owned and operated business, Valentina’s Tex-Mex is considered to be Austin’s best spot for authentic bbq and Tex-Mex cuisine. Known for their fresh, hand-rolled tortillas, homemade salsa, and bbq procedures Valenetina’s brings a whirlwind of flavors to your taste buds. Order by the half-pound, pound, or any one of their sandwiches for a burst of flavor at this iconic dive.

WED-FRI | 7:30AM-8PM

SAT-SUN | 7:30AM-6PM

📍11500 Manchaca Road

Austin, TX 78748

Next time you’re craving a classic breakfast, Counter Café is your next stop for classic brunch items. Whether you desire classic berry pancakes, eggs benedict, or a fried chicken sandwich, Counter Café is the best diner to satisfy any craving. Wash your meal down with classic diner coffee or a mimosa at this Austin dive.

MON-SUN | 7AM-3PM

📍Multiple Locations

Recently featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Boteco is an Austin staple for classic Brazilian cuisine. Try traditional picanha steak bowls, feijoada Brazilian black bean stew, and fried coxinha (Brazilian chicken croquettes) for a true-tasting tour of Brazil. Matthew McConaughey and his wife, swear by the authenticity, and Guy felt transported to Brazil.

WED-FRI | 12PM-2PM | 5PM-10PM

SAT | 12PM-3PM | 5PM-10PM

SUN | 12PM-4PM

📍1209 E. 6th Street

Austin, TX 78702

Recently featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Boteco is an Austin staple for classic Brazilian cuisine. Try traditional picanha steak bowls, feijoada Brazilian black bean stew, and fried coxinha (Brazilian chicken croquettes) for a true tasting tour of Brazil.

WED-FRI | 12PM-2PM | 5PM-10PM

SAT | 12PM-3PM | 5PM-10PM

SUN | 12PM-4PM

📍1209 E. 6th Street

Austin, TX 78702

For more of the best places to eat in Austin, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok @StuffToDoInAustin! Check out the UNATION app to find more awesome stuff to do in Austin.

Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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