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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and in a lot of cases, bigger is better. This is especially true when it comes to food. If you’re taking a trip to Austin, Texas anytime soon these are all the great food spots you need to check out. Here are 8 restaurants you need to try in Austin.

8. Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden

A visit to Banger’s will feel like you’re at a huge cookout with all of your family and friends having the best time ever. They have a large selection of craft beer and all types of sausage, so yes you are going to have a great time.

7. Toss Pizzeria

Bring your friends here, including your furry friend, Toss Pizzeria has a dog-friendly patio with great lawn games to go along with it. The pizza is obviously the best part about this place, specifically their breakfast pizza – it might change your mind about what time of the day pizza was actually supposed to be served.

6. Patrizi’s

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When you think about getting great Italian food, typically you’ll imagine a fancy restaurant, but get that thought out of your head when thinking about Patrizi’s. You’ll be getting some of the best pasta you’ve ever had, but it will be coming from a food truck and you’ll love every bite of it.

5. Terry Black BBQ

When you visit Terry Black BBQ you’ll be tasting BBQ from fourth generation pit-masters, Michael and Mark Black. If that’s not enough to convince you, let the food do the talking. It speaks for itself.

4. Italic

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You might have a tough time getting in at this great Italian restaurant, but once you’ve finally been seated and your stomach is filled with great pasta and pizza, you’ll be ready to make reservations for your next visit.

3. Stubbs Gospel Brunch

Nothing is better than BBQ in Texas  – and it’s even better if you have live performances while you’re eating BBQ. Stubbs is known across the country as an iconic BBQ joint and music venue, you don’t want to miss out on this one.

2. Franklin BBQ

You’ll definitely need to get here early as long lines start forming near the lunch hour for the brisket, pulled pork and all the other beautifully smoked meats at Franklin’s. They are only open until they sell out of food, which is around 2 or 3 pm. So don’t show up late!

1. Irene’s

Biscuits, booze, and beer are the staples at this Austin restaurant. You can get all three in abundance at Irene’s and they pride themselves on it. Bring your favorite people here and you’ll stick around all night.