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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“food trucks” (144 reviews)
“fun shops” (24 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the restaurants, shops and clubs along South Congress Avenue and went there several times during a short stay in Austin. Check out Allen's Boots, Continental Club Gallery, and spare a coin or two for a street musician if you happen upon one.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this area of Austin! It has lots of great restaurants and plenty of shopping at unique stores! Within walking distance to the Congress Ave bridge where you can watch the bats. Disclaimer: I am from NY and walk everywhere but if you don't...More

Thank Anthromom439
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 14 July 2017

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 14 July 2017 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 14 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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
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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
5 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