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Best Austin Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in Austin.

Central Market Cafe American
Quick Bite
Central Park Shopping Center
4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
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Al fresco eats inspired by gourmet groceries. More...

Evangeline Cafe Creole
12/20
8106 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
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Laid-back South Austin spot for affordable, home-style Cajun classics and unique house specialties. More...

Magnolia Cafe American
11/20
1920 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
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The luminous "always open" Magnolia keeps SoCo residents and late-night diners full and happy. More...

Phil's Ice House Burgers
Quick Bite
5620 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756
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Creative burger baskets and a bustling playspace make for an always hopping roadside restaurant. More...

Tarka Indian Kitchen Indian
Quick Bite
Sunset Valley Homestead Shopping
5207 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
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Successful Austin restaurateurs take their fine dining Indian cuisine and present it in a quick, counter service format. More...

Thai Fresh Thai
Quick Bite
909 W. Mary St.
Austin, TX 78704
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The name speaks volumes: authentic Thai specialties with fresh, local ingredients. More...


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