Explore the 4 top destinations in East Austin

Photo: Nasha/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 08, 2020.

Visiting East Austin, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this region of Austin by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Indian and Tex-Mex fusion eatery to a food truck that specializes in Dominican fare.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in East Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Nasha

Photo: Janelle L./Yelp

Topping the list is Indian restaurant Nasha. Located at 1614 E. Seventh St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 375 reviews on Yelp.

Per its Yelp page, Nasha provides a Tex-Mex interpretation of classic Indian cuisine. Noteworthy dishes to look for on the menu include chicken tandoori tacos, paneer quesadillas, lamb puff samosas, coconut curry and saag spinach enchiladas.

2. Franklin Barbecue

Photo: Andrew S./Yelp

Next up is Franklin Barbecue, a joint to score barbecue and sandwiches, situated at 900 E. 11th St. With 4.5 stars out of 4,811 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

The menu at Franklin Barbecue features a list of sandwiches, pies, sides like potato salad and smoked meats by the pound, which include pulled pork, brisket, ribs, turkey and sausage.

3. Micklethwait Craft Meats

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Food truck Micklethwait Craft Meats, which offers barbecue and more, is another prime choice. Yelpers give the business, settled at 1309 Rosewood Ave., 4.5 stars out of 917 reviews. 

This well-loved barbecue outlet specializes in smoked meats like beef and pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork, barbacoa and chicken, and also offers various desserts and side plates such as lemon poppy cole slaw and jalapeño cheese grits.

4. The Doughminican

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Finally, there's The Doughminican, a Dominican food kiosk that serves empanadas and more, with five stars out of 89 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1106 E. 11th St. to give it a go for yourself. 

On the menu, anticipate an assortment of empanadas, fresh fruit juices, Dominican quipes, fried green plantains, salads and desserts.

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