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Our Favorite Outdoor Restaurants in

Guide By Sophie Gragg
inKind's hometown of Austin knows no bounds. While the Texas heat might have you running inside for air conditioning during the day, your inner lone star wants you to be outside at night. This list serves you everything from a Tulum inspired spot to a health conscious restaurant with some Austin staples, sustainably sourced seafood, and gastropubs thrown in for good measure. Good on you Austin! Keep it weird.

Higher Ground

720 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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Higher Ground is a social space for enlightened spirits with a creative cocktail menu, lively brunch events, and elevated entertainment that brings soul to the heart of downtown Austin.


1121 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Industry is a 100% scratch menu with many healthy options, massive bar, beer garden vibes, and open late.

Juliet Italian Kitchen

Multiple Locations
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Juliet Italian Kitchen is a modern and classic Italian fare & drinks in a spacious, multi room setting with luxe flourishes.


1203 E. 11th, Austin, TX 78702
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Paperboy is an Austin staple for breakfast and brunch with sit-down and to-go options. Serving traditional brunch classics alongside pastries, and beautifully crafted cocktails and coffee.

Salvation Pizza

Multiple Locations
Salvation Pizza serves Neapolitan-influenced New Haven-style pizza known for its thin, hand-pounded crust with a distinctive snap and crunch. A great spot to watch sports and enjoy a round of crisp craft beers.


3825 Lake Austin Blvd., #201, Austin, TX 78703
Both elegant and hip, Quince caters to a diverse crowd offering casual fare, fine dining, French pastries and late-night revelry.


1506 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
The menu celebrates the Mexican gulf coast, farms of Quintana Roo, and unique market spices of Lebanese, Portuguese, and African flavors of the region.


1816 S. 1st St. Austin, TX 78704
Dovetail Pizza is a neighborhood pizza joint serving pizzas in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere focused on good food and good times.
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