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Central Market

#138 of 2,966 Restaurants in Austin
#150 of 3,267 Places to Eat 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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    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
LOVE this grocery store

When I moved away from Austin, I missed this grocery story so much. I've been back for seven years and never take it for granted. Beyond being just a fantastic grocery store, you can find some specialty food and wine you can't find anywhere else. I LOVE the passport to a different country every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
KateZ1212
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A lot of great choices for a casual meal without being too pricey. My one complaint is even at the tables inside downstairs there were a lot of flies. Way too many for my liking. I wish there was a way to reduce the number of them inside.

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Austin, Texas
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160 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I eat at Central Market on South Lamar and really like it. So when I tried North Lamar I expected the same quality. My lunch was fine, but two weeks ago I went for breakfast and it was pretty dreadful. The toast had been sitting around for a while and was not warm. The bacon was not fresh either and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

When I moved away from Austin, I missed this grocery story so much. I've been back for seven years and never take it for granted. Beyond being just a fantastic grocery store, you can find some specialty food and wine you can't find anywhere else. I LOVE the passport to a different country every year. The staff is very knowledgeable.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We are here twice a week for dinner or lunch. We love that there's music most nights Thursday- Sunday. Great menu with daily specials. The only negative is they have frequently gotten my food wrong. They're reasonably apologetic when it happens but could be better as it's certainly not *my* fault it came out wrong! Lots of happy children and... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I live close to this Central Market and eat there at least a couple of times a month. I usually for their make-your-own-salad bar, a fast, inexpensive and healthy lunch. In addition to standard ingredients, you can choose seaweed (bright green, with sesame seed dressing), fresh beats, quinoa dishes, tabuleh, various pasta and grain salads, pick up a roll or... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The cafe at Central Market-North was for many year a place that you could count upon the quality of food, and especially the customer service. However, something has happened...and it has made the mood of the North-Cafe less than desirable. I would suspect that the manager of the north store was relocated to the Westgate store, or perhaps, just the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On the weekends they have Live Music, Great Food, a Huuuuuge Patio, and a playground and park trails for the kids. Excellent beer, wine selection. Beautiful big tree canopy. Great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday with the family.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The lunch menu at Central Market is great the salads are a great bargain, and on weekends they have live entertainment. One cant beat the easy laid back atmosphere of this Austin gem. The menu is a simple mix of of sometimes classic gourmet offering and fresh new twists on traditional favorites. Anyone can find something to love, and the... More 

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Lampasas, Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We frequent this area for everything in the area. There is too much stuff in Central Market not to go. Weather it's for the wine and cheese in the back, the beer cooler...yes the BEER COOLER. Go in that thing on a 100 degree day and buy some far out beers. But for my tastes getting some quick pizza and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Central Market

Address: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Phone Number: (512) 206-1000
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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?