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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“food trucks” (141 reviews)
“fun shops” (23 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this area so much that we moved to be close to it when we returned back to Austin. Great food and drinks, a bit pricey, a bit hipster and always great for people watching.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This street has great character. Loads of food trucks, great bars and restaurants. We went into Junes Cafe for lunch. It was pretty slow but the food was great and the character of the place was unreal. We sat at the counter. I would recommend...More

Thank CorkYvonney
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tons of fun shops with unique personalities -- a few just "junk" shops mixed in. Cute restaurants and food trucks. Walkable and safe! VERY HOT in July.

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved South Congress Avenue. So much to see and do for all ages, and parking was really easy to find.

Thank Brooke W
Reviewed 1 week ago

S. Congress has so many shops, restaurants, and characters around. It is one of my favorite places in the city! Support the local businesses and check out S. Congress!

Thank TravelingGrrlRock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have limited time, want cute photos at iconic Austin walls, adorable shops, handmade items, good food all within walking distance, you've arrived!!

Thank Ang S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many neat shops and food! Must try the candy shop full of classics. Try the Magnolia for lunch or dinner.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We kicked around up and down South Congress Ave and enjoyed checking out all the shops. There are tons of great places to eat there too.

Thank BEN B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything here is wonderful! Too bad, they open at 10:00 because that is a long time to wait if you're hungry. But, I must say, it's worth it. The Migas are to die for!

Thank thefirtrader
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool, trendy street. Lots of shops and restaurants. We didn't walk it, but would be a cool place to walk around and explore more if I ever make it back to Austin.

Thank Barbara C
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10 January 2017|
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Response from cath-adventurer | Reviewed this property |
Every Wed-Sunday there is free live music at Guero's on S Congress. Every Sunday there is free music at Jo's Coffee shop, just down the street from Gueros. At various times of the year, you can find free music at auditorium... More
10 January 2017|
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Response from Edge038 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but Uber and Lyft are no longer available. Instead, download the "Ride Austin" app; a similar startup created by mostly former Uber & Lyft drivers.
Lisa A
4 February 2016|
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Response from Andrea F | Reviewed this property |
When I went, I had trouble finding parking. There is the back angled parking mentioned, but it was all full when I got there--it can get very crowded! I was able to find parking on a street parallel a few blocks back, but... More