Try Classic Texas Food in Austin

An overhead view of a serving of Frito pie with melted cheese

A classic Texas food, Frito pie is a favorite at restaurants and concession stands across the state.

The recipes vary, though they always include chili and Fritos corn chips. For some Frito pie, order takeout from one of these restaurants near our Austin apartments:

Stiles Switch

Stiles Switch takes its name from a historic railroad stop in 1800s Texas. Pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick brings 15 years of experience to the restaurant.  He prepares the meat until it’s perfectly tender. Lance’s dishes are full of flavor, and he prepares ribs, turkey, and more. For dinner, enjoy the Frito pie. It features brisket chili, Fritos, and toppings like sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. The restaurant offers pickup and delivery Tuesday through Sunday.

Eastside Tavern

The Eastside Tavern serves Austin’s favorites. It’s open morning, noon, and night and boasts a menu full of barbecue-inspired fare. The tavern boasts a 4-star rating on Yelp. Guests enjoy the flavors, large portions, mimosas, and fast, friendly service. The Frito pie is a customer favorite. You’ll find the dish comes topped with chopped beef, salsa verde, queso, and pico de gallo. Round out your meal with the fried pickles or brisket and cheddar tots. Place an online order for pickup.


Arlo’s is where every dish is 100 percent plant-based. The chefs create from scratch.  They use the finest ingredients and serve something for every palate. The menu features a creative take on Frito pie. It’s served on a soy-based burger patty with Fritos, chili, melted cheese, and other toppings. Don’t forget the French fries, and order for curbside pickup.

These are just a few of the restaurants near our apartments in Austin that serve classic Texas food. To call Cole home, please contact us. We’d love for you to see the amenities and floor plans our community has to offer.

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