Highest-rated cheap eats in Austin, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Austin, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Austin that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. P. Terry's Burger Stand

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (222 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 404 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
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#29. Tacodeli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (173 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 12001 N Mo Pac Expy, Austin, TX 78758
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#28. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (115 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 3005 S. Lamar Blvd Suite 116, Austin, TX 78704
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#27. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (135 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 4211 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
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#26. Arturo's Underground Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (129 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Address: 314 W 17th St, Austin, TX 78701-1205
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#25. Burger Bar Congress

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (190 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 110 E 2nd St Located in the JW Marriott Austin, Austin, TX 78701
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#24. Arlo's

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-2625
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#23. Paperboy

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1910
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#22. The Omelettry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 4631 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-2828
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#21. Koriente

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Asian
- Address: 621 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701-3304
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#20. Amy's Ice Creams

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (243 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 1012 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703-5317
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#19. Cenote

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1010 E Cesar Chavez St 78702, Austin, TX 78702-4261
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#18. Javi's Best of Tex-Mex

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 7709 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78744-1786
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#17. Lazarus Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Pub
- Address: 1902 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3402
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#16. Lick Honest Ice Creams

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 1100 S Lamar Blvd Suite 1135, Austin, TX 78704-0119
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#15. Amy's Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (225 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 5620 Burnet Rd # A, Austin, TX 78756-1606
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#14. Jo's Coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (315 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
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#13. Texas Chili Parlor

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (577 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Address: 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
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#12. Casino El Camino

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (424 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 501 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3741
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#11. Voodoo Doughnuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (772 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 6th St, Austin, TX
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#10. Juan in a Million

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (485 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 2300 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4604
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#9. Tacodeli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 1500 Spyglass Dr Suite B, Austin, TX 78746-7590
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#8. Amy's Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (370 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 1301 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2432
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#7. Veracruz All Natural

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 1704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4402
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#6. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (771 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 117 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-4025
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#5. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (479 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 2801 Guadalupe St St 5-b, Austin, TX 78705-3764
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#4. Torchy's Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (209 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 2809 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
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#3. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (675 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 1822 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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#2. Home Slice Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,894 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2434
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#1. Gourdough's Big Fat Donuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (757 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 1503 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3042
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