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Eastside Cafe

2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437 (University of Texas)
(512) 476-5858
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Ranked #45 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: University of Texas
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English first
Austin, Texas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Creative menu with some highlights but overall nothing special. Very near the Salty Sow restaurant on the east side of Interstate Highway 35, I enjoyed my meal but see no reason to return. It just wasn't memorable. The service was very good.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Eastside Cafe is on a strip of Manor Rd right of I 35 that is seeing a lot of gentrification. A lot of old homes and buildings are being converted into restaurants, shops, bars, and small plots of organic gardens that supply some of the restaurants. Eastside is one of these places, a charming older home converted into a charming,... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As always, fantastic food. The service is five stars. We have eaten here many times, and everything is excellent.

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had lunch with my husband and we shared the meatloaf and the Friday catfish. The meatloaf was probably one of the best I've ever had. It was light, not densely packed like you get sometimes. And the tomato sauce was very tasty. Catfish had a nice crust, but I prefer a cornmeal crust rather than panko. It could also have... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went on a friend's recommendation, & keep going back! The place is really cute (I love restaurants in old houses) and the food is fantastic. Only drawback is the parking as there's not much of it. That won't keep us away though.

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San Diego, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had a business meal here for six people. The food is best described as eclectic but is generally fresh and modern. The restaurant has it's own garden in the back for fresh vegetables. The wine list is small, eclectic and well chosen at the very good price point (nothing over $40). Small craft beer selection (tap/bottles). Atmosphere is homey in... More

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Amazing! My boyfriend and I made reservations for 10:30 on a Saturday morning to have brunch. Parking was easy, our table was ready on time, and the service was good. We started with drinks (the mimosa's were awesome) and I went with the french toast, and he got the waffle. The food was super yummy! I would highly suggest this... More

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Cedar Park, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Discovering new places to eat is always so much fun, especially when it is a great find, and this place is. First of all, easy to find, better parking than expected (we are on the eastside, after all) the restaurant is located in several old houses next to their organic garden which takes up the rest of the block, so... More

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Washington, DC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Loved our meal here this week. Nice diverse menu, but not overwhelming. Very fresh and tasty versions of the classic meatloaf, cornbread, etc., but also more modern and international influenced American cuisine. Well worth the wait and save room for dessert!

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North, South Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

A causal delicious choice for lunch or dinner. An old house divided into several rooms so not noisy or crowded. Wonderful staff, knowledgable and helpful. Lots of choices, some fresh from the restaurant garden. Very reasonable. Excellent choice of wines.

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