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Central Market

#157 of 3,001 Restaurants in Austin
#173 of 3,303 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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Foodie Mecca!

Chances are, if you have a yearning to experience a specific flavor or a specific genre of food, this place can put you on the right path! We've visited and/or eaten at Central Markets all over Texas - and this was great time! Thanks!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
NevelsPost
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Fort Worth, Texas
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Chances are, if you have a yearning to experience a specific flavor or a specific genre of food, this place can put you on the right path! We've visited and/or eaten at Central Markets all over Texas - and this was great time! Thanks!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love Central Market. There is really nothing else like it. All specialty items, you won't find Coca Cola and Fruit Loops here. The meat department is amazing and they will trim, cut anything to your liking. Also the most amazing wine select in Austin. And I can't forget the produce.... THE BEST!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

While this is a very nice boutique type of grocery store owned by HEB, my favorite is the cafe. Great, fresh food at reasonable prices! And, their outdoor seating is wonderful, particularly with a band playing on the outdoor stage in the late afternoon or evening. Kids will love the huge playscape adjacent to the patio. Parking can be tight... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?