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Central Market

#102 of 3,189 Restaurants in Austin
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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Foodie Paradise

Ok, I go to grocery stores on vacation. I like food. So everytime I am in Austin I head for Central Market, much to the chagrin of harried shoppers, I am sure. But I enjoy envying the selections I can't find at home. I find wonderful tidbits to take back to my hotel. The restaurant is good also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Msafari3556
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Ok, I go to grocery stores on vacation. I like food. So everytime I am in Austin I head for Central Market, much to the chagrin of harried shoppers, I am sure. But I enjoy envying the selections I can't find at home. I find wonderful tidbits to take back to my hotel. The restaurant is good also place to... More 

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los angeles
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

When I visited Austin- what a great city- there were so many things to do and ways to fill your day and night exploring this town. I took advantage of a cooking class that was offered at the market by some famous chefs. Reasonable price with the meal to follow. Markets are great in Austin= yes whole foods on 6th... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Central Market is about the coolest grocery in Austin (sure Whole Foods may THE coolest but it is way more crowded and $$$). Central Mkt has it all--all the special food choices that make gourmet groceries fun (I have never seen more salt, pepper & chili choices), a delightful food court with a music venue and plenty of organic body... More 

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Picayune, Mississippi
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had an early dinner at Uchiko and crossed the street for a great free concert afterwards. We bought a few bottles of wine, grabbed a table and settled down for a relaxing evening. The toddler with us was completely happy in the playground and our teens loved dancing to the music on the dance floor. Great night!

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Central Market has a great selection of the freshest fruits and vegetables along with an extensive meat counter. The restaurant provides a great selection dishes for even the pickiest of eaters. Have a meal and plan your shopping list! As if this wasn't enough, the side patio always has something going on - whether it's music or a bunch of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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201 reviews 201 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ladies, you can stay at the mall shopping for shows and getting your nails "did" every other week.... I LOVE this place! The amazing produce, HUGE selection of baked goods, beautiful meats, poultry, and seafood..... Yummmmmmm-o! I spent most of my time (and money) in the bulk section. The Himalayan Pink Salt is such a bargain in bulk and I... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What would you like to eat today? I'm pretty sure you'll find it here and you could take it home or eat it there.....the cafe has beautiful and tasty gourmet food and the staff is there to help if you get confused at all the choices! Warning, it could get expensive- but I'm pretty sure it will be worth it!

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Austin, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food is good and consistent. The real draw is the plays cape and deck shaded by hugh oak trees. You cab also access a short trail around a series of two nicely landscaped retention ponds. The CM store has a great selection of organic food and dynamite gelato.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Though I like shopping at Central Market for personal groceries, I was disappointed with their selection of prepared foods. I was picking up items for a business function and was not able to find the items in the quantities I wanted. I would recommend calling ahead and utilizing their catering, rather than picking things out yourself.

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Austin, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We go here often to grocery shop as they have a nice sized playground in the back where we can take our daughter afterwards or during (if she gets cranky, one of us can take her outside). Oh, and their prepared foods are yummy too!

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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