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The 25 Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Austin

February 11, 2016

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Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Austin

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.



Chilantro Kimchi Fries


Kimchi fries forever #foodporn

1509 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704, http://www.chilantrobbq.com/


Hopdoddy Burgers


Excuse me while I have a burgasm #putaneggonit

1400 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704, http://www.hopdoddy.com/


Torchy's Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos

Is there anything more Austin than tacos and queso, especially from Torchy’s Tacos?

Multiple locations, torchystacos.com


Ramen Tatsuya

Ramen Tatsuya

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


Zocala Cafe

Zocalo Cafe

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 Cream

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/


Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue

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 Cafe

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/


Kome Austin

Komé Sushi Kitchen

Turns out sushi is really photogenic. No filter is required.

4917 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78751, http://www.kome-austin.com/


Hillside Farmacy

It’s Sunday morning, indulge yourself.

1209 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702



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Salt Lick

How could you not snap a pic of the meat pit at Salt Lick?

18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619


Crispy Sweet Potatoes Gardner Austin


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/


Ode to michel bras, Qui, Paul, Austin


Every plate looks like a work of art.

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702


Gelateria Gemelli

Gelateria Gemelli

Marble tabletops, colorful cocktails, and creamy scoops of gelato is every Instagrammers dream come true.

1009 E 6th St, Austin, TX, gelateriagemelli.com


Oysters at Clark's Oyster Bar in Austin

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


Oysters at Garbo's


Because oysters and fresh lobster rolls.

Bratton Ln, Austin, TX 78728


Josephine House

Josephine House

Sunday brunch never looked this good.

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703, http://josephineofaustin.com/


Juju Juice

Juju Juice

Fresh coconuts are my jam.

1010 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702


Sa-Ten Coffee

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

SEE ALSO: Sa-Tén Coffee, Must Visit Artsy Japanese Coffee Shop in Austin


Peached Tortilla Brunch

Peached Tortilla

You had me at slow braised pork belly #getpeached

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756, thepeachedtortilla.com

SEE ALSO: 21 Reasons Why Peached Tortilla’s Brick & Mortar is Austin’s Best New Restaurant


Odd Duck

Odd Duck

Farm-to-table at its best.

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, oddduckaustin.com


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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.