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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.

Cru A Wine Bar Mediterranean
12/20
238 W. Second St.
Austin, TX 78701

Urbanized wine bar with eclectic dinner menu attracts epicureans and vinophiles out on the prowl. 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...

Ruby's BBQ Barbecue
Quick Bite
512 W. 29th St.
Austin, TX 78705
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A barbecue hideaway near UT campus that offers first-rate sauce, all-natural beef, and the only brick pits in Austin. More...

The Salt Lick Barbecue
13/20
18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619
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Texas barbecue doesn't get any better or more classic than The Salt Lick. 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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