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Central Market

#158 of 3,186 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
(512) 206-1000
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Great place to eat/ walk / shop

Great selection of foods at the store. Stop and have lunch or a snack. Then take a walk around the pond and watch the ducks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great selection of foods at the store. Stop and have lunch or a snack. Then take a walk around the pond and watch the ducks.

Thank chemtex
Austin, Tx
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food in the cafe is awesome. Playground is fantastic for kids, and parents have plenty of seats to chill in. Grocery store is full of amazing food.

Thank AustinTraveler57
Kempner, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on a cold day for a warm bowl of soup! I had the Clam Chowder and my husband and son had the Tortilla soup. Both soups were absolutely delicious! We've eaten there several times and are never disappointed with what we order. Love Central Market for shopping and a nice lunch!

Austin, Texas
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Central Market has the most amazing selection of fruits and vegetables. Being that it is owned by HEB corporation the prices are fabulous! This is my go to store for ingredients for a special dinner or just to buy great quality healthy food. Great local food selections too!

Thank betty b
Midland, Texas
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

For like no money at all we got breakfast burritos bigger than a human head and filled with the leanest, tastiest chorizo I have ever had. Value and deliciousness combined.

Thank UTLAWgrad
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Well, going here at noon on Thanksgiving eve was a bit crazy, the place was very busy! But, with some last-minute food to buy, my foodie Dad in town AND my kids off school (who needed to let off steam) this was ideal. We had a delicious lunch on the outdoor patio and then the kids played on the playscapes... More 

Thank Shelli W
Leander, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Kind of a nice place to let you build your own salad with many more ingredients than what you can fit in your container. I like the fact the lettuce and spinach seemed fresh and the selection of add-ons was extensive. Both my wife and I thought the salads were very good. I also opted for a small soup. This... More 

Thank wacotom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Central market at Central park is a gem in Austin. The food frankly is simply delicious. The combination of flavors and preparations by the chefs are better than whole foods in my opinion. I shared a mozzarella, arugula, and tomato basil pesto on Italian white. I added a slice of this amazing hickory smoked turkey at the suggestion of the... More 

Thank cee l
los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

An amazing food emporium. I couldn't resist spending time their and savoring all they see. Cooking classes are an added plus so must go to for a food shopping experience.

Thank judyjetson
Washington, DC
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our large group of eight adults and five kids (ages 1-11) had brunch here on a Sunday. The food was fine, not great but nothing bad. (I had French toast; my daughter had scrambled eggs.) The experience, however, wasn't a good one because of the crazy pigeons and grackles that swarm the seating area. Several of us were pooped on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 206-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?