COVI-19 has placed an untimely damper on the restaurant industry and the opening of new spots in Austin.  While some have closed and others are slowly reopening, several new restaurants have managed to quietly open for business all over the city.


With the restrictions and limits on in-house dining, the summer season may not be as exciting and toothsome as Austinites have come to expect in years past. Despite the hurdles and set-backs placed upon the hospitality industry from the spread of COVID-19, the city’s dining and bar scene continues to grow in our guide to new restaurant openings in Austin.


Holdout Brewing

From the team at Brew & Brew and Better Half, Holdout Brewing has recently opened to offer a limited takeout menu, featuring housemade hot dogs, smash burgers and brew.  Located next door to Better Half, they share a large outdoor patio that allows visitors to enjoy both menus.




huckleberry food truck

Huckleberry Food Truck

Huckleberry is a seafood truck, now open in the North Austin/Domain area, highlighting a Gulf Coast menu using ingredients that are sustainably-sourced from local farms, ranches, and coastal waters.  Enjoy daily items like shrimp po’boys, seafood platters and fried green tomatoes.

Cheba Hut

Breaking the mold of mundane fast-casual concepts by becoming the first marijuana-themed sandwich “joint,” Cheba Hut is dedicated to providing customers with delicious sandwich and munchie options in a chill, eclectic environment. Cheba Hut‘s fun and authentic dining experience includes a full-service bar and highlights its menu because it’s not about getting high, it’s about epic food and legendary service!

Neighborhood Sushi

Located on Austin’s vibrant South Congress, offers high-quality sushi and Japanese-inspired dishes in a casual & beautiful setting in the latest concept from restaurateurs Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman.   Neighborhood Sushi will provide guests an approachable sushi experience with influences of Texas flavors, Japanese design and Austin hospitality. 




Epic Poke

Newly opened menu includes both epic bowls & custom poke bowls. Kid-friendly, vegetarian, gluten-free, keto and vegan-friendly bowls are also available.

As our loyal customers know, we pride ourselves in serving you fresh premium fish and mouth-watering ingredients. You’ll be surprised to find everything you’re looking for in one singular bowl in one setting. Experience the magic of juicy, chewy, crunchy, savory, yummy all in one.




fowl mouth food truck

Fowl Mouth

Fowl Mouth is a food truck, located at Far Out Lounge & Stage, lead by Executive Chef Sam Castrale, formerly of Hopfields, who has created an impressive menu with a strong focus on fried chicken, mac n’ cheese, brussels sprouts, charred street corn, and several great vegan options including vegan chicken wings and vegan chicken sandwiches. Fowl Mouth orders can be placed online, in-person at TFO’s outdoor container bar, or over the phone (512) 351.9909.

Vic & Al’s

Opened by the owners of the Patrizi’s Italian food truck, Vic & Al’s is located on Manor Rd., with a concept focused on Cajun cuisine.  They’re currently a limited takeout menu with options like fried chicken, Po-boys, salads, and plates.







Austin foodies can now get a taste of the islands at the new Pokeworks, the nation’s leading healthy, fast-casual poke restaurant. The new spot at 1920 E. Riverside Dr., Ste. 110, officially debuted June 15, with a fresh take on Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and poke burritos with a convenient and customizable menu.

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