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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” (145 reviews)
“fun shops” (24 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Each time I travel to Austin I always shop and eat on South Congress. Great restaurants, shops, and deserts!

Thank aldavis73
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

As more people move to Austin, the rents on South Congress seem to go up and thus the prices in the stores go up in most of the shops. Some still have good prices and then do a steady business. The other with higher prices...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My granddaughters and I stopped one night at Amy's to get ice cream and the next morning for souvenir shopping. The selection of stores and items in there were great. The only problem is parking. There is free street parking if you can find an...More

Thank Billy S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Nice area to spend the day shopping as there is a variety of stores featuring clothing, Texas boots, antiques, locally made items, etc. There is also a great selection of eateries for brunch, lunch or dinner...plus sweet treats spots to get some such awesome ice...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Boots, candy, clothes, and all kinds of other great stuff for the whole family! And so many great food options and cool buildings, old and new.

Thank NYCityCountryMouse
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Street south of Colorado river with plenty of restaurants , bars and music venues. Street parking available

Thank Jscott2800
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Love taking visitors to this area. The strange shops make for great fun and the restaurants are total Austin.

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A place not really for families but it certainly looked cool. V long walk if trying it that way. Assume there is parking off road as how the hell would you get there? Seems to be a good place to hang out if in a...More

1  Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We enjoy visiting South congress. Great restaurants, shops and seasonal events usually going on. Great time day or night!

Thank duboisfly
Reviewed 7 August 2017

You have to breathe in this place. A eclectic combination that showcases Austin "weird". Be careful because food is hit and miss. Perlas is the best!

Thank Scott J
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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