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Eastside Cafe

#53 of 3,187 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
University of Texas
American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café
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2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437
(512) 476-5858
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Today
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:15 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's disappointment

We were seated in the second building, not the main house and it so lacked ambiance. Not romantic at all. Very disappointed in that. Felt like I was back at camp in the mess hall. Food was adequate but so much less than I expected. Just not outstanding or special. I definitely would NOT... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Amy T
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We were seated in the second building, not the main house and it so lacked ambiance. Not romantic at all. Very disappointed in that. Felt like I was back at camp in the mess hall. Food was adequate but so much less than I expected. Just not outstanding or special. I definitely would NOT go back again. Service was fine... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Eastside is hands down our family's favorite "nice local dinner." The service has never disappointed us, and if you call ahead and make reservations, the wait is never too long. You have to remember, this is an old house and seating is a premium, but the meals are as craftsman as the location. The garden on site supplies a surprising... More 

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Gonzales, Texas
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you check out my last review for Eastside Cafe you'll see it was great. It actually told me based on what someone else had what I wanted to try. So I did! OMG the meatloaf was even better than I imagined! It was so moist, so tasty I wanted another piece. But let me back up and start by... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Eastside cafe is comfortable, calm, with excellent and interesting food. There is a nice variety of food, with wonderful deserts. The appetizers are best shared, as they are filling.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Right in the heart of East Austin is this amazing restaurant. I was in Austin for a work conference and met a client there upon their recommendation. Let's just say my client was spot on. The food was amazing and had great flavor. It is rare when I eat all the food on my plate but at Eastside Cafe I... More 

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Bastrop, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Every time I have lunch or dinner here I am amazed that this place has retained its consistency for 20+ years. The pecan crusted chicken with jalapeño gravy is a must try. It is always flavorful and perfectly executed. The salmon with wasabi sauce is a dynamic dish. The wasabi perfectly compliments the perfectly cooked salmon. You have got to... More 

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Atlanta
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Been here several times on visits to Austin. The vegetables are home grown. Food is very good in a cozy ambiance. Cool Austin vibe.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My daughter & I had a great lunch at Eastside Cafe. I had the grilled chicken with a wonderful mango sauce & she had a tasty salad. The homemade lime dressing was super! Our waiter was very attentive. My suggestion for improvement would be to hire more staff to bus the tables. We had to wait 30+ minutes for a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for as long as it's been open--at least twenty years. Lovely old house divided into several dining areas. Simple and elegant but reasonably laid-back atmosphere. Central-east location, easy to reach from IH 35, close to UT campus. Ample parking. Garden in the back is fun to explore, and the vegetables and herbs are used... More 

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los angeles
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We decended on this homey little place with our entourage of 11 and thoroughly enjoyed their diverse menu and special beer list. This place defines comfort food. The eggs benedict, meatloaf, blintzes and migas were all satisfying and the service was stellar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighborhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: (512) 476-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Eastside Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?