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Central Market

#304 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
+1 512-206-1000
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas, USA
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454 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We got salad from the salad bar and gumbo from the soup bar. The gumbo is packed with a tantalizing mixture of yummy spices, flavor and so many good ingredients. It makes for a tasty and reasonable lunch.

Thank Gloria L
Schleswig, Germany
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

When the store first opened I thought it was a snooty, pretentious store of overpriced hard-to-find foodstuffs. Turns out, that is the direction that Austin and food stores all took, so this place is perfect. Rare foods, snooty pretentious types who look down from their high and mighty opinions on the common man. But it is kind of fun. I... More 

Thank Orad O
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226 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Large market with a great selection of bulk foods and a wide range of wine, and beer! They also hold Hands-on cooking classes taught by interesting chefs. The in-house cafe has a very large outdoor patio with a stage that has lots of shade for those hot days. Order whatever you want to eat off menu at the counter and... More 

Thank Hanger24
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our shopping experience at Central Market. Though we had made a list of all our monthly requirements we ended up buying other stuff too - as there is such a wide variety of items all so well laid out and the staff is so helpful. I wanted a particular stilton cheese with lemon which is not easily... More 

Thank jolly370
Dripping Springs, Texas
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442 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat prior to shopping but not much more. It is not a beautiful place and the food is only OK. We will use it again but solely because it makes our lives easier and saves time. This is not fine dinning.

Thank 1234texas
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have been in Austin for most of August and had heard that Central Market was a "true Austin experience". We have been shopping at Trader Joe, Whole Foods, HEB and various liquor stores up to now, and were looking forward to an authentic market experience. Wow, talk about disappointed!! First impressions were terrible... We walked in and there was... More 

Thank boatie_girl
G-Patch, Texas
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464 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I just LOVE the Central Market! I remember when it opened, and I still love going there when I'm in town. We popped in last week for a few things and a quick snack, and the not much has changed— and that's a great thing. The tag was so friendly and helpful and everything was well organized and nicely laid... More 

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Great supermarket. dinner for two for $14.. and a bottle of good aussie red for $20. I like this place more than whole foods.. as a foreigner its easier to navigate.

Thank Andy B
Pflugerville, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Always love the food at CM. And live music EARLY. Can't go wrong. Kids can play. Adults can visit. Everyone can eat and be entertained (and dance if you want to)

Thank SuzHuff1961
Austin, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I always feel ripped off but satisfied. So I should not complain. If coming for groceries it's heaven. If coming for pre-made food, focus on the salad bar and soup. The prepared meal are nice but over priced.

Thank Regis M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-206-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?