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17 Austin restaurants to order the best comfort food
(Colleen's Kitchen)

With cooler weather, comfort food—that you don't have to cook—is just what the doctor ordered. Whether you're craving some classic southern comfort or asian cuisine, Austin restaurants make staying home fun.

Here are 17 restaurants offering cozy takeout food.

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, multiple locations

There is nothing more comforting than a plate of chickens and waffles or shrimp and grits to keep you warm on a cold afternoon. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill might be the best bet for takeout if you're looking for upscale southern comfort food. With large delicious portions that can feed the whole family and reasonable prices, count us in for a Moonshine dinner. And did we mention cocktails are available to go?

You can order takeout from Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill here or order through a third-party app, such as Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates and more.

Bao'd Up, multiple locations

Something about getting Chinese takeout on a cold day screams comfort. If you're trying to branch out in your takeout game, try ordering from Bao'd Up.The restaurant switches authentic Chinese cuisine up by adding Texas-inspired ingredients to give Austin the ultimate comfort food experience from home. Offering signature baozi, noodles, boba teas and more, the steamed buns stuffed with savory or sweet fillings will help all your cravings.

You can order through Bao'd Up's app for takeout or delivery,

Carabao Express, 2309 W. Parmer Lane

Adding to the long list of amazing Asian cuisine in Austin, Carabao Express offers Fillipino inspired dishes. From bowls filled with delicious flavors, to chicken adobo, rice and noodles, the restaurant has it all for any food lover looking for a mouthwatering takeout dinner.

You can order takeout or delivery from Carabao Express here.

Austin Daily Press, multiple locations

Two dollar tacos? It sounds too good to be true, but takeout from Austin Daily Press makes it possible. Besides a great deal, Austin Daily Press offers uniquely filled tortas with classic and contemporary flavors.

You can order takeout from Austin Daily Press here.

Austin Rotisserie, 8504 S. Congress Ave.

Austin is known for adding unique flavors and touches to so many different cuisines, and French dining is no different. Austin Rotisserie offers French-inspired dishes, featuring rotisserie chicken, baguette sandwiches and sides. The menu is a delicious french dream you'll want to order everything from.

You can order takeout from Austin Rotisserie here.

Golden Tiger, 1816 E. 6th St.

There is nothing quite as comforting after a long day than eating fried chicken, burgers and fries. Lucky enough for you, Golden Tiger offers all three. The small menu is filled with carefully curated dishes with the perfect flavors you're craving.

You can order takeout from Golden Tiger here and order delivery here.

Phantasma Kitchen, 3403 S. Lamar Blvd.

Switch up your usual pizza fixings by trying out the Roman-style pizzas from Phantasma Kitchen. With their signature thin and crispy crust and fresh ingredients, Phantasma Kitchen pizzas will change the way you eat pizza. If you're looking to add to your dining experience, the restaurant also offers wings and sandwiches.

You can order takeout from Phantasma Kitchen here or get delivery from a third-party app, such as Doordash and UberEats.

Cocky Teriyaki, 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd. #117

Cedar Park has a new restaurant and it's irresistibly delicious. Cocky Teriyaki brings the comfort food of Seattle-style Teriyaki to the Austin area for all food lovers looking for a new place to try. The Japanese inspired cuisine offers appetizers, soups and Teriyaki dishes to fill your stomach and keep you warm.

You can order takeout and delivery from Cocky Teriyaki here.

Eldorado Cafe, 3300 W. Anderson Lane

Start off your day with hearty, Mexican inspired comfort food at Eldorado Cafe. The menu offers a little bit of everything with fresh ingredients, including breakfast tacos, salads, enchiladas, cocktails and full portion plates such as carne guisada short rib salpicon and much more, to give you options on what to eat at home

You can order takeout from Eldorado Cafe here.

The Little Darlin, 6507 Circle S. Road

This bar and grill offers comfort food that guarantees comfort and deliciousness. Burgers, french toast, chicken and much more, The Little Darlin' has a menu that will satisfy all food cravings. Along with your meal, order cocktails to go to enjoy a delicious dinner from the comfort of your own home.

You can call (512) 814-0999 to order from The Little Darlin, or place your takeout order straight from the bar inside the restaurant.

Tony’s Jamaican Food, 1200 E. 11th St.

If you've never tried Jamaican food, you're missing out. Tony's Jamaican Food is offering authentic Jamaican food for a comfort food experience you've never had before. Try something new for your dinner by ordering the jerk chicken or oxtail, and you'll be going back for seconds.

You can order takeout from Tony's Jamaican Food here.

Bird Bird Biscuit, 2701 Manor Road

There are two things we know: chicken and biscuits together form the comfort dish of our dreams. Bird Bird Biscuit knocks it out of the park with chicken biscuit sandwiches that are large enough to enjoy for every meal of the day. The small menu offers irresistible dishes that will take you away from all other dining experiences.

You can order takeout from Bird Bird Biscuit here.

Colleen's Kitchen, 1911 Aldrich St. Suite 100

Looking for something a little bit sophisticated yet reasonably priced for dinner? Try ordering takeout from Colleen's Kitchen to have a full southern food experience from your home, without having to clean anything up from cooking. With biscuits, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, chicken pot pie and more on the menu, Colleen's Kitchen has it all.

You can order takeout from Colleen's Kitchen here.

Asiana Indian Cuisine, 801 E. William Cannon Dr. Suite 205

A delicious bowl of chicken tikka masala on a cold day seems like the perfect way to warm up. Asiana Indian Cuisine brings traditional Indian food to south Austin to provide authentic, mouthwatering dishes straight to your home. With so many dishes to choose from, the restaurant has everything you'd ever need for a comfort food dinner at home.

You can order takeout from Asiana Indian Cuisine by calling (512) 445-3435.

The Soup Peddler, multiple locations

For a lighter yet still comforting dinner option, try ordering takeout from The Soup Peddler. The restaurant offers fresh juices and smoothies, soups, salads, sandwiches for a lighter, yet yummy, meal.

You can order takeout from The Soup Peddler here.

House of Three Gorges, 8557 Research Blvd. Suite 144

For authentic Chinese Sichuan cuisine, try ordering takeout from House of Three Gorges. With a large menu enough to satisfy any customer, the restaurant offers dishes that are guaranteed to warm you up on a cold afternoon. You can choose spicy levels and types of protein for most dishes, so try switching up your dinner plans by trying something new.

You can order takeout from House of Three Gorges here.

Taste of Ethiopia, multiple locations

If you've never tried Ethiopian food, now may be your time to branch out and order Taste of Ethiopia for dinner. Filled with mouthwatering dishes and intense flavors, this restaurant offers it all for anyone looking to try something new. These comfort dishes are filling and will remind you of homemade cooking, with flavors you've never had before.

You can order takeout from Taste of Ethiopia from a third-party app such as Grubhub, UberEats and Doordash or call their locations for more information.


1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.