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2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437 (University of Texas)
(512) 476-5858
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Ranked #57 of 3,177 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café
Neighborhood: University of Texas
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Bastrop, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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
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
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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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236 reviews 236 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went for brunch on Sunday.Easy to get to location on Manor road east of I35.Quaint old house divided into a series of smallish dining rooms.Service ok but somewhat perfunctory.Menu included excellent huevos Mexicana,a blue plate special of eggs over crab and salmon cake with spicy aoli and french toast.Something for everyone and plenty of choice for a regular clientele.If... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This little old house has been an Eastside Austin favorite of mine for years. If you are looking for original delicious food with fresh (some grown on premises) ingredients look no further. Menu items are affordable and quality is excellent. Atmosphere is cozy and charming (tablecloths!) Service is great! Recent visit had me sampling goat cheese and beef enchiladas....YUM. They... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My dinner at Eastside Cafe was great! A small, cozy environment located in a converted house made me really feel like I was just sitting with my friends at my grandma's house. Their food follows these same characteristics and will make you feel warm and at home. Delicious food and great for reconnecting with old friends.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been visiting Austin since the late 80's and rarely do I miss the opportunity to have dinner at this east side icon which is situated in a converted house and divided into several rooms. The atmosphere is quiet, the service attentive and the food is great! If you want fancy, go somewhere else. However, if you want beautifully... More 

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Windsor, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I recently dragged my 84-year-old, highly value-conscious father to this wonderful (though slightly pricey) restaurant to meet my nephew for lunch. Dad later admitted he really enjoyed the "quality" of his chicken club sandwich and found it to be much better than his usual fare. My nephew and I both ordered exactly the same thing--the delicious "Sesame Catfish" with the... More 

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Additional Information about Eastside Cafe

Address: 2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437
Phone Number: (512) 476-5858
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café

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