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“Live music at the supermarket?”
Review of Central Market

Central Market
Ranked #253 of 3,738 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Live music at the supermarket?”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Check this place out for live entertainment and then stop in, buy a nice bottle of wine, and sit out on the patio for some great music. Coming from New England we'd never heard of bands playing grocery stores, but this place is great. We found a nice bottle of wine and sat on the patio to listen to a good swing band. Everyone got up to dance (does everyone in Austin know how to swing dance?) so we also had wonderful entertainment. Certainly the price was right.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Augusta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I can get lost in this market .....so many great things to explore. I love the produce, meat dept., wine dept. ....and bulk spice selection. The service is outstanding too.

Visited January 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

I love this grocery store! I go to the one up north and everything is so good. The meats are pretty expensive, but for fruits and vegetables the quality is amazing and honestly the pricing is only slightly higher than HEB. The cafe is good too, and they sometimes have live music outside (plus cheap bottles of wine).

Visited February 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good eats”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The cafeteria in Central is a good place for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, it has good food at reasonable cost and it is quite generous in its proportions. Since it is a grocery store, you can go shopping after you have your breakfast or lunch.

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“meh”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

pricey overated and pretentious. If you're into that and want to "Hang out there" like so many folks do it OK but this is Austin and I have cooler places to hang and better things to do. Not worth a special trip across town.

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