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Central Market

#292 of 3,048 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-3733
(512) 206-1000
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
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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426 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to eat prior to shopping but not much more. It is not a beautiful place and the food is only OK. We will use it again but solely because it makes our lives easier and saves time. This is not fine dinning.

Thank 1234texas
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Austin for most of August and had heard that Central Market was a "true Austin experience". We have been shopping at Trader Joe, Whole Foods, HEB and various liquor stores up to now, and were looking forward to an authentic market experience. Wow, talk about disappointed!! First impressions were terrible... We walked in and there was... More 

Thank boatie_girl
G-Patch, Texas
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363 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I just LOVE the Central Market! I remember when it opened, and I still love going there when I'm in town. We popped in last week for a few things and a quick snack, and the not much has changed— and that's a great thing. The tag was so friendly and helpful and everything was well organized and nicely laid... More 

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great supermarket. dinner for two for $14.. and a bottle of good aussie red for $20. I like this place more than whole foods.. as a foreigner its easier to navigate.

Thank Andy B
Pflugerville, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Always love the food at CM. And live music EARLY. Can't go wrong. Kids can play. Adults can visit. Everyone can eat and be entertained (and dance if you want to)

Thank SuzHuff1961
Austin, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I always feel ripped off but satisfied. So I should not complain. If coming for groceries it's heaven. If coming for pre-made food, focus on the salad bar and soup. The prepared meal are nice but over priced.

Thank Regis M
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My family often eat here after grocery shopping .there are several places to buy food but also a large salad bar . This is a very casual place to eat plenty of outdoir tables near the childrens playground .

Thank Ahappytraveller101
Naples, Florida
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626 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We bought some sushi and beverages and were delighted with our food. Sat outside and enjoyed the day. There is a variety of hot and cold food available both from the Restaurant and the prepared food section around the corner. Soups were amazing. Almost took longer to decide what to have than to eat it! Good value.

Thank cordyroy
Davis, California
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384 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We had to hunt for a place to park the car (mid-day, mid week). The place was packed! We decided on pre-made salads with a few extras. The salads were good and lasted for 2 lunches.

Thank USAwalkers
Austin, Texas
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303 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Thousands of people go here, often on a Friday or Saturday evening, or Sunday afternoon, for dinner and to hear the live music. It's one of the best venues in the city, and we always enjoy our dinner choices .... especially the pizza, burgers, or salmon. It's good for large group get-togethers, although parking is getting more and more difficult... More 

Thank LK R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-3733
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 206-1000

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