2/16/2012 03:08:00 PM

Texas Survey Preview: The 6 Best Restaurants in Austin

Franklin BBQ
We're gearing up for the launch of our 2012 Texas Restaurants Survey on March 7, but many of you are making plans to head down to the Lone Star State for the South by Southwest Festival, which launches that week in Austin. Well, today we're launching our first ever Flavors of Austin guide, which will give SXSW goers an edge in planning their culinary exploits.

The guide is available digitally at www.ZAGAT.com/SXSW (and it's free, suh-weet). It covers a selection of the 377 Austin restaurants that will be included in the full guide, including the winners. And, who are those you ask? Japanese restaurant Uchi was the number one spot for food, scoring and impressive 29 out of 30. Green Pastures was the winner in the Decor category, while Congress took the top honors for Service and Eddie V's was voted the Most Popular Restaurant.

Check out the below slideshow for a look at the top six restaurants for food, and let us know where you're exited to hit at SXSW in the comments.


  1. I can vouch for Franklin BBQ. SO DELICIOUS! I waited in line for over two hour to get in and it was worth it!

  2. Undeniably the best brisket EVER!! Just a 5 min walk from my front door to thiers.. Chase it Down with with a cup of Dublin DP on tap (limited supply) or an ice cold retro Big Red.. That's how we down it DOWN IN AUS10TEXAS!!