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105 New Restaurants Opened In Austin In 2019

December 12, 2019

Austin restaurant openings and closing

2019 is coming to a close which means it’s time for my yearly restaurant census. This year 105 new restaurants opened and 60 restaurants closed in North, South, East, West, and downtown Austin.

Let’s compared to previous years:

2017

  • 93 new restaurants opened
  • 62 restaurants closed

2016

  • 100 new restaurants opened
  • 44 restaurants closed

2015

  • 100+ new restaurants opened

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What was your favorite new restaurant this year? Mine are Oseyo, DipDipDip, Wonder Bar, Rosedale, Vaquero Taquero, Comedor, and Domo Alley-Gato. What was your saddest restaurant closing? I’m bummed about the closings of Little Sheep, Noble Sandwich, Steel City Pops, and Zocalo.

Tune into the 365 Things Austin podcast as we discuss our favorite openings of the year, and mourn the restaurants that closed in 2019.  Check out 365 Things Austin’s favorite openings this year!

 

Dip Dip Dip restaurant in Austin Texas

NEW RESTAURANTS IN NORTH AUSTIN

  1. Austin’s Pizza
  2. Coffee + Crisp
  3. Craftwork Coffe Co.
  4. Dipdipdip Icecream
  5. Dipdipdip Tatsu-Ya
  6. District Kitchen + Cocktails
  7. Donut Hub
  8. Ebisu
  9. Heaven’s Bistro Bakery
  10. Hunan Spicy
  11. Interstellar BBQ
  12. Juiceland
  13. Long Play Lounge
  14. Perry’s Steakhouse
  15. Pho Dihn
  16. Provision
  17. Red Pepper Schezuan House
  18. Seoulju
  19. Soha
  20. Sugar Pine
  21. The Breakfast Bar
  22. The Grove Bar and Kitchen
  23. The Yard Milkshake Bar
  24. TLLT BBQ
  25. True Food
  26. Usta Kababgy
  27. V Cafe
  28. Westwood Gastropub
  29. Wonder Bar

 

CLOSED RESTAURANTS IN NORTH AUSTIN

  1. Blue Star Kitchen and Bar
  2. Cajun Pizza Place
  3. Cielo Bisto Mexico
  4. Daphne Mediterranean
  5. Dream Bakery
  6. East Side Pies
  7. Fresko Eats
  8. Jenna’s Asian Kitchen
  9. Kiwami Ramen
  10. Kona Grill
  11. Noble Sandwich Co.
  12. Opal Devine’s
  13. Red’s Porch Quarry Lake
  14. Red’s Porch Round Rock
  15. Royal Jelly
  16. Steel City Pops
  17. The Rotten Bunch

Rosedale Restaurant in Austin Texas

NEW RESTAURANTS IN CENTRAL AUSTIN

  1. Bao’d Up
  2. Cluck-n-Burger
  3. Frozen Rolls
  4. Kerby Lane Cafe
  5. Louisiana Crab Shack
  6. Lucky Lab Coffee Co.
  7. Merit Coffee
  8. Mezzeme Drag location
  9. Mum Food and Deli
  10. Roppolo’s Pizzeria
  11. Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
  12. Spread & Co.
  13. Taco Flats
  14. Tropical Dreams
  15. Uncle Nicky’s
  16. Vamanos
  17. Vaquero Taquero – mentioned in my best tacos in Austin blog post

 

CLOSED RESTAURANTS IN CENTRAL AUSTIN

  1. Chango’s Taqueria
  2. Eastside Cafe
  3. Guild
  4. Little Sheep
  5. Lucky’s Puccias and Pizzeria
  6. Milito’s Pizza
  7. Moojo
  8. Salvation Pizza
  9. SouthBites
  10. Steel City Pops
  11. Turntable Eatery
  12. Unit D Pizzeria
  13. Zocalo

Brunch at Comedor restaurant in downtown Austin Texas

NEW RESTAURANTS IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

  1. Baked and Boozy
  2. Bar Peached
  3. Cask Bar + Kitchen
  4. Chi’lantro
  5. Chispas
  6. Comedor
  7. Cuba 512
  8. Devil May Care
  9. Hestia
  10. J. Stephen’s Bar
  11. Kalimotxo
  12. Patika Luncheonette
  13. Swedish Hill – reopened under the management of McGuire Moorman
  14. Tacodeli 
  15. Texas Tavern
  16. TLV

 

CLOSED RESTAURANTS IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

  1. Austin Ale House
  2. Boiler Nine
  3. El Naranjo Rainey Street
  4. Hut’s Hamburgers
  5. Roppolo’s Pizzeria (truck)
  6. Sophia’s
  7. Sweetish Hill
  8. Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar – only lasted 2 months
  9. Zax Restaurant & Bar

oseyo

NEW RESTAURANTS IN EAST AUSTIN

  1. Ararat
  2. Creature Coffee
  3. Domo Alley-Gato
  4. El Tacorrido Y Masa
  5. Front Page Restaurant and Bar
  6. Gin Bar
  7. Julie Myrtille Bakery
  8. Juiceland
  9. Lefty’s Brick Bar
  10. Lou’s Bodega
  11. Lucky Lime
  12. Nixta Taqueria
  13. Oseyo
  14. Pool Bar
  15. Sixth & Waller
  16. Snooze A.M Eatery
  17. Spicy Boys
  18. Sweet Chive
  19. Uroko
  20. Vixen’s Wedding
  21. Willow & Co.
  22. 1618 Asian Fusion

 

CLOSED RESTAURANTS IN EAST AUSTIN

  1. Little Big Burger
  2. Sauce Odyssey
  3. Spun Ice Cream
  4. Thai Kun
  5. The Hightower

High Note in Austin Texas

High Note

NEW RESTAURANTS IN SOUTH AUSTIN

  1. All Star Frozen Treats
  2. Bao’d Up
  3. El Naranjo South Lamar
  4. El Secreto de Abuela
  5. High Note – mentioned in my best healthy restaurants in Austin blog post
  6. Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
  7. Lil’ Doddy
  8. Merit Coffee
  9. Oak Sports Bar & Grill
  10. Poke Poke
  11. Salt Traders
  12. The Connection
  13. The Git Out
  14. The Meteor
  15. Velouria

 

CLOSED RESTAURANTS IN SOUTH AUSTIN

  1. Arista Rosso
  2. Darcy’s Donkey
  3. El Chipiron
  4. Hooters
  5. Independence Fine Foods
  6. Joe’s Crab ShackJuice Society
  7. Kicked Up Grub
  8. North By Northwest
  9. Porter Ale House
  10. Red’s Porch South Lamar
  11. Tasty Spoon
  12. Torchy’s Tacos
  13. Uncle Billy’s BBQ

 

NEW RESTAURANTS IN WEST AUSTIN

  1. Biderman’s Deli Westlake
  2. Cafe Epicerie
  3. Gabrick BBQ
  4. Saffron
  5. The Pickle House
  6. Toss Pizzeria and Pub

 

CLOSED RESTAURANTS IN WEST AUSTIN

  1. All Star Burger
  2. Trudy’s
  3. Winner Winner

WRITTEN BY:

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.

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