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Central Market

4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
(512) 206-1000
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Ranked #109 of 3,122 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love Central Market. There is a playground outside, and there used to be space for kids to run around and feed the ducks. They've now cordoned off nearly all the outside space for ulnspecified "improvements." Playground is still there, not room for older kids to run around. The food is OK, but quality has dropped and prices have increased... More

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Given the insane amount of time I've spent at the area's Whole Foods Market locations, once in a while, I need a break... when that comes, I head to Central Market. I love their themed months, and the month in the summer that they dedicate to Spain is my favorite. I love their Italian Cream Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Carrot Cake,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The kids meal grilled cheese was incredible. Grapes had seeds. Tortilla soup AMAZING. Salad bar great selection. Portions are LARGE. Definitely worth the $$$$ which I thought was reasonable.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For me it's somewhere in between HEB and wholefood. Summer roll is my favorite. I also liked their fresh squeezed juice a lot.

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Temple, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Not as new as it's South Lamar cousin, the food is on a par... good $5 soup selection, and the sandwiches and pizza are good, if not a little pricey. The café has an indoor area, a plastic enclosed area for cooler nights, and an outdoor space. Top Tip, grab some bread and cheese from the attached grocery store, or... More

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USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went into Central Market after searching for Trader Joes on Yelp. I was amazed at the variety of the produce section. The wine and beer departments are well stocked. I found some unique wines that I thought were winery only and not distributed. The breads, desserts and prepared foods are excellent.

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Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

One of my favorite things in Texas: Central Market. Great local and international food (cheeses, chocolates, pasta...), wonderful events, attentive staff. Central Market has the whole package. I wish there was a grocery store like it in the Bay Area.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Cafe at Central Market is filled with healthy and good selections. Each portion is large so come with a big appetite.

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