6 Best Restaurants to Order Delicious & Cheap Food in Austin, TX

In a city like Austin, Texas, it can be easy to get carried away by all the delicious food options that surround you. From towering piles of barbecue to elaborate French cooking and fine Texan wines, there are a countless number of restaurants in Austin. However, not every visitor to the city can afford to drop three digits on a delicious dinner for two (or more) and that’s okay! We have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants with cheap food in Austin.


1311 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Offering a storefront, food truck, and trailer on Congress Ave, Kebablicious spares no expense in bringing tasty Turkish inspired food to you for very inexpensive prices! Get full platters that are large enough to split for under $10, or choose from a variety of little eats for smaller treats that are just as filling but half the price.

Sandy’s Hamburgers

603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

A famed Austin hangout, this old-fashioned diner is one of the oldest burger spots in Austin. Choose from a variety of classic American cheap eats, most of which are under $10. Enjoy the retro ambiance and delicious flavors at this restaurant. Top your meal off with a cold and yummy sundae!

The Omelettry

4631 Airport Blvd #131a, Austin, TX 78751

Breakfast and lunch have never looked so good! This Austin stalwart offers all-day breakfast and lunch options, including delicious sandwiches, soups, and combo platters on top of their namesake omelets. Everything is between $4-10, so a meal here is definitely affordable for all!


621 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Missing the PanAsian flavors of your dreams? Koriente’s got you covered. Get your favorite Asian flavors and cups of tea served fresh every day for cheap prices at this restaurant. All of these plates are very shareable, making them budget and bargain buys!

Tamale House East

1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

These Mexican American inspired tamale dishes are the best of the best. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner plates are packed full of meaty flavors, including queso, salsa ranchera, and more. Most plates here sit in the $8-10 range, so a multi-person meal will still stay pretty cheap!

Photo Credit: Vince Young Steakhouse FB

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Bouldin Creek Cafe

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

If you’re looking for the best cheap vegan restaurants in Austin, the menu features a range of cuisine styles and flavors, all available for anywhere from $5-15. Saving the planet never tasted so good!

Featured Image Credit: Koriente on Facebook

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