Updated Feb 2016
Is a restaurant worth going to if it’s not Instagram-worthy? Some Austin foodies would rather their dish go cold while they frame the perfect shot than be served up something that looks totally bland and generic. Trust me, we’re all dead-set on wining and dining at spots that will generate the most taps.
From Uchiko to Franklin Barbecue, I’ve rounded up the 25 most Instagram worthy restaurants in Austin. Scroll down for serious dose of #foodporn.
Kimchi fries forever #foodporn
1509 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704, http://www.chilantrobbq.com/
Excuse me while I have a burgasm #putaneggonit
1400 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704, http://www.hopdoddy.com/
Is there anything more Austin than tacos and queso, especially from Torchy’s Tacos?
Multiple locations, torchystacos.com
Slurp photos mandatory. #rtyslurp
8557 Research Blvd #126 Austin, TX 78758, 1234 S. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704, http://ramen-tatsuya.com/
Grab a chair at the bar, it’s the best seat in the house for action shots.
4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, uchikoaustin.com
Food always pops against white tabletops, which is why Zocalo Cafe frequents my Instagram. The food is also really, really good.
1110 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703, zocalocafe.com
Lick Ice Creams
Who cares what season it is — this local ice cream shop pops up on our Insta-feeds all year-round.
2032 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704, http://ilikelick.com/
You’ve likely waited in line for at least two hours for a taste of Franklin Barbecue, so it certainly merits a snap. The line even has it’s own Twitter account.
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, http://franklinbarbecue.com/
Elizabeth Street Café
This French Vietnamese Cafe’s sweet treats were practically made for the camera. #PicsOrItDidntHappen.
1501 S 1st St., Austin, TX 78704, http://elizabethstreetcafe.com/
Komé Sushi Kitchen
Turns out sushi is really photogenic. No filter is required.
4917 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78751, http://www.kome-austin.com/
It’s Sunday morning, indulge yourself.
1209 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702
How could you not snap a pic of the meat pit at Salt Lick?
18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
These dishes belong in an art gallery. Pure Instagram gold.
1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Because everyone loves a good design in their morning latte.
Multiple locations, http://www.houndstoothcoffee.com/
Every plate looks like a work of art.
1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Marble tabletops, colorful cocktails, and creamy scoops of gelato is every Instagrammers dream come true.
1009 E 6th St, Austin, TX, gelateriagemelli.com
Clark’s Oyster Bar
Not only will the resto’s decor make you snap-happy, but the delicious and vivid cuisine is also crazy photogenic.
1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Order a curry margarita and the thali platter – a traditional Indian lunch platter, served with the curry of the day, two veggies, a dessert, basmati rice and naan. Then, take a picture to make it last longer.
1614 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702
Because oysters and fresh lobster rolls.
Bratton Ln, Austin, TX 78728
Sunday brunch never looked this good.
1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703, http://josephineofaustin.com/
Fresh coconuts are my jam.
1010 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702
Sa-tén Coffee & Eats
It’s hard to not fall in love with this cute, Japanese coffee shop. Insta-worthy.
916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
You had me at slow braised pork belly #getpeached
5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756, thepeachedtortilla.com
Farm-to-table at its best.
1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, oddduckaustin.com