Sweetish Hill Bakery. Wake up with a mocha muffin, filled with chunks of dark chocolate in a coffee-flavored dough. Opens at 6:30 a.m. daily, 1120 W. Sixth St., 472-7370.
Juan In A Million. A delicious way to have eggs scrambled with Mexican dried beef, called machacado, tomatoes, onions and jalapeños. Opens at 7 a.m. daily, 2300 E. Cesar Chavez St., 472-3872.
Kerbey Lane Cafe. Drop in for late night pancakes and traditional breakfast. 3704 Kerbey Lane, 451-1436.
Artz Rib House. Pair live music and outstanding babyback ribs. 2330 S. Lamar Blvd., 442-8283.
County Line on the Lake. Upscale barbecue overlooking Lake Austin. 5204 FM 2222, 346-3664.
Salt Lick. Rustic setting provides best overall barbecue experience in the area. RM 1826, Driftwood, (512) 858-4959.
Hyde Park Bar & Grill. The half-pound sirloin burger is one of the tastiest in town, along with fabulous battered fries. 4206 Duval St., 458-3168.
Hut's Hamburgers. Big variety of specialty burgers, plus black pepper onion rings that must be the best in Texas. 807 W. Sixth St., 472-0693.
Central Market on North or South Lamar. Plump, moist burger on a sesame-seed bun. 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., 4001 N. Lamar.
Asti.Three-star trattoria in the Hyde Park neighborhood. 408-C E. 43rd St., 451-1218.
Vespaio. The mussels are some of the best in town. Enjoy a walking tour of the street. 1610 S. Congress Ave., 441-6100.
Fonda San Miguel. Longtime, upscale, four-star interior Mexican cuisine. 2330 W. North Loop, 459-4121.
Las Palomas. Authentic and delicious food served by the Corona family for two decades at their West Lake Hills spot. 3201 Bee Cave Road, 327-9889.
Güero's. Tex-Mex restaurant of choice for Bill Clinton when he visits Austin. Great atmosphere! 1412 S. Congress Ave., 447-7688.
Gumbo's. Seafood and steaks, and, of course, gumbo. 710 Colorado St., 480-8053.
Eddie V's Edgewater Grill. A strong Gulf Coast influence, with items such as red snapper topped with lump crab. 301 E. Fifth St., 472-1860.
Ruth's Chris Steak House.The best in town, aged prime beef from an 1,800-degree broiler in an art deco setting. 107 W. Sixth St., 477-7884.
Sullivans Steak House. Chicago style steakhouse. 301 E. Sixth St., 473-8924.
Mr. Natural. Mexican food in a cafeteria-style lunch and dinner format, plus a whole-wheat bakery and health-food store. 1901 E. Cesar Chavez St., 477-5228, 2414-A S. Lamar Blvd., 916-9223.
Mother's Cafe and Garden. An Austin institution with tasty fare and a plant-filled garden room. 4215 Duval St., 451-3994.
Clay Pit. Upscale Indian fare that has drawn national attention, in an historical setting. 1601 Guadalupe St., 322- 5131.
Fino - Modern Mediterranean. One of Austin's best restaurants. 2905 San Gabriel Street
Uchi - Japanese tradition with new flavors.801 South Lamar Blvd.
Hudson's on the Bend. Nationally known for fabulous game and Southwestern flair. 3509 RM 620 N.
Jeffrey's. An Austin institution featuring regional flavors in a quiet setting. 1204 West Lynn St.
Aquarelle. Elegant French restaurant that's a perfect setting for a 3 1/2-hour meal. 606 Rio Grande St.