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Central Market

#311 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
+1 512-206-1000
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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Bellflower
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174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large market with a great selection of bulk foods and a wide range of wine, and beer! They also hold Hands-on cooking classes taught by interesting chefs. The in-house cafe has a very large outdoor patio with a stage that has lots of shade for those hot days. Order whatever you want to eat off menu at the counter and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our shopping experience at Central Market. Though we had made a list of all our monthly requirements we ended up buying other stuff too - as there is such a wide variety of items all so well laid out and the staff is so helpful. I wanted a particular stilton cheese with lemon which is not easily... More 

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Thank jolly370
Dripping Springs, Texas
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430 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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.

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Thank 1234texas
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 

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Thank boatie_girl
G-Patch, Texas
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417 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank P5_Crazy_Train
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 bubbles 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)

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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 bubbles 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.

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Thank Regis M
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Thank Ahappytraveller101
Naples, Florida
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676 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank cordyroy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
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
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-206-1000

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