Austin Travel Guide

Get a list of the restaurants, places and accommodations that Anthony Bourdain enjoyed while in Austin, TX.


Activities
Quality Seafood Market
For the past 75 years, Quality Seafood Market has been providing the Austin area with quality seafood. Tony and the band The Sword went to this popular spot to take advantage of fish-taco night.
  • 5621 Airport Boulevard
  • Austin, TX 78751 US

Quality Seafood Market

For the past 75 years, Quality Seafood Market has been providing the Austin area with quality seafood. Tony and the band The Sword went to this popular spot to take advantage of fish-taco night.
5621 Airport Boulevard Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-454-5827

Hotels
Hotel San Jose
Located off of the famous South Congress Avenue, right outside of downtown Austin.
  • 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

Hotel San Jose

Located off of the famous South Congress Avenue, right outside of downtown Austin.
1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-444-7322
Kimber Modern
Try a different kind of stay with Kimber Modern. Not your average "hotel."
  • 110 The Circle
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

Kimber Modern

Try a different kind of stay with Kimber Modern. Not your average "hotel."
110 The Circle Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-912-1046

Restaurants & Bars
Franklin Barbecue
Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn, aka BBQ Snob, waited patiently in line to eat at Franklin Barbecue -- one of the “best of the best” barbecue places in Texas.
  • 900 East 11th Street
  • Austin, TX 78702 US

Franklin Barbecue

Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn, aka BBQ Snob, waited patiently in line to eat at Franklin Barbecue -- one of the “best of the best” barbecue places in Texas.
900 East 11th Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-653-1187
Barley Swine
Chef and owner Bryce Gilmore (the man behind the Odd Duck Farm to Trailer) opened Barley Swine in 2010. Tony Bourdain and the band Ume experienced the restaurant’s forever-changing farm-to-table menu.
  • 2024 South Lamar Boulevard
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

Barley Swine

Chef and owner Bryce Gilmore (the man behind the Odd Duck Farm to Trailer) opened Barley Swine in 2010. Tony Bourdain and the band Ume experienced the restaurant’s forever-changing farm-to-table menu.
2024 South Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-394-8150
JMueller BBQ
Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn visited John Mueller’s (Aaron Franklin’s old boss) BBQ trailer for his legendary pork steak and beef ribs.
  • 1502 South 1st Street
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

JMueller BBQ

Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn visited John Mueller’s (Aaron Franklin’s old boss) BBQ trailer for his legendary pork steak and beef ribs.
1502 South 1st Street Austin, TX, US
El Taco Rico
This food truck is located in a quiet neighborhood in the parking lot of a laundromat in Southeast Austin. Tony dropped by El Taco Rico (it’s the blue one) to try some serious Mexican food.
  • 810 Vargas Rd.
  • Austin, TX 78741 US

El Taco Rico

This food truck is located in a quiet neighborhood in the parking lot of a laundromat in Southeast Austin. Tony dropped by El Taco Rico (it’s the blue one) to try some serious Mexican food.
810 Vargas Rd. Austin, TX, US
Three Little Pigs
Chef Raymond Tatum has perfected his game at this food truck on the east side of Austin. This trailer has been getting a lot of attention lately, and it’s no wonder -- the menu revolves around pork!
  • 1209 Rosewood Avenue
  • Austin, TX 78702 US

Three Little Pigs

Chef Raymond Tatum has perfected his game at this food truck on the east side of Austin. This trailer has been getting a lot of attention lately, and it’s no wonder -- the menu revolves around pork!
1209 Rosewood Avenue Austin, TX, US
La Mexicana Bakery
Neon Indian’s frontman Alan Palomo brought Anthony Bourdain to one of his favorite late-night eateries for some sweets and dinner.
  • 1924 South 1st Street
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

La Mexicana Bakery

Neon Indian’s frontman Alan Palomo brought Anthony Bourdain to one of his favorite late-night eateries for some sweets and dinner.
1924 South 1st Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-443-6369
El Azteca
Tony met up with music legend and Austin native Alejandro Escovedo at El Azteca for a traditional Mexican lunch.
  • 2600 East 7th Street
  • Austin, TX 78702 US

El Azteca

Tony met up with music legend and Austin native Alejandro Escovedo at El Azteca for a traditional Mexican lunch.
2600 East 7th Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-477-4701
Tamale House
Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy (of Franklin BBQ), joined Tony for breakfast tacos at the Tamale House, a staple of the Austin breakfast scene.
  • 5003 Airport Boulevard
  • Austin, TX 78751 US

Tamale House

Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy (of Franklin BBQ), joined Tony for breakfast tacos at the Tamale House, a staple of the Austin breakfast scene.
5003 Airport Boulevard Austin, TX, US
Texas Chili Parlor
Tony and the band The Golden Boys stopped by the Texas Chili Parlor for a meal after their performance at Trailer Space. They all had the legendary chili, of course.
  • 1409 Lavaca St
  • Austin, TX 78701 US

Texas Chili Parlor

Tony and the band The Golden Boys stopped by the Texas Chili Parlor for a meal after their performance at Trailer Space. They all had the legendary chili, of course.
1409 Lavaca St Austin, TX, US
Draught House Pub & Brewery
The band The Sword brought Tony to the Draught House, one of their favorite drinking establishments. When you arrive at the Draught House, the line to order a beer is usually out the door but it moves quickly.
  • 4112 Medical Parkway
  • Austin, TX 78756 US

Draught House Pub & Brewery

The band The Sword brought Tony to the Draught House, one of their favorite drinking establishments. When you arrive at the Draught House, the line to order a beer is usually out the door but it moves quickly.
4112 Medical Parkway Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-452-6258
Lala's
It’s Christmas ALL the time at Lala’s. Tony and Neon Indian’s frontman Alan Palomo went to this dive on the north side of Austin for their bloody marys.
  • 2207 Justin Lane
  • Austin, TX 78757 US

Lala's

It’s Christmas ALL the time at Lala’s. Tony and Neon Indian’s frontman Alan Palomo went to this dive on the north side of Austin for their bloody marys.
2207 Justin Lane Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-453-2521
Horseshoe Lounge
Chef Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine met Tony at this local bar for some beers before his night shift. Cheap beer and friendly bartenders, what more do you need?
  • 2034 South Lamar Boulevard
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

Horseshoe Lounge

Chef Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine met Tony at this local bar for some beers before his night shift. Cheap beer and friendly bartenders, what more do you need?
2034 South Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-442-9111

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