Get a Great Meal at These Austin Lunch Spots

Foodies in Austin never run out of restaurants to visit. Old standbys and new locations abound in the city. And, South Lamar happens to be a great area for getting the best lunch offerings. In fact, these Austin lunch spots will have you planning your midday meal while you’re still eating breakfast.

Shady Grove

The outdoor dining area at Shady Grove illustrates the intriguing intersection between Austin’s urban culture and natural attractions. When you sit at one of the patio tables, you’ll know what we mean. There’s no better place in Austin to enjoy a burger while sheltering under the canopy of a 100-year-old pecan tree. 

Beginning in April, you’ll also get to attend Austin’s longest-running free live music series on the Jimmy LaFave Stage. Specifically, Unplugged at the Grove music fans will enjoy an unprecedented 27th season of red-hot entertainment. Don’t miss all the fun!


The food isn’t your typical Tex-Mex fare at Chuy’s. It’ll put to bed your hankering for enchiladas, rice, and beans. However, Chuy’s has more adventurous options for you to try. The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo honors The King with a mountain of Tex-Mex dishes, including three flavors of enchiladas, a beef taco, and chips with queso. Can you muster the appetite for it?

The South Lamar location is the original Chuy’s restaurant that started it all. Before the Chuy’s brand expanded to other cities and states, the funky decor (and great food) brought in people from far and wide. This popular restaurant is certainly an important part of Austin’s history.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand

You can’t go anywhere in Austin without bumping into at least one P. Terry’s Burger Stand location. This local fast-food burger chain serves small yet filling burgers and some of the tastiest fries in Austin. In addition, the skinny potato spears come in large portions, so you may want to split an order with your lunch companion.

Most importantly, this eatery’s location just west of South Lamar Boulevard on Barton Springs Road is mere steps away from Cole Apartments. If you’d like to live in a central location with easy access to these Austin lunch spots, contact us today. We’d love to show you around!

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