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The Salty Sow
The Salty Sow

The Salty Sow Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://saltysow.com/
  • Phone: (512) 391-2337
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Harold Marmulstein & Richard Velazquez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poquito St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Salty Sow
Love SWINE+Wine+BEER? From the creators of Eddie V's, Roaring Fork & Hopdoddy, Larry Foles & Guy Villavosa brings you Salty Sow. The culinary force of Chef Harold Marmulstein & Chef Nox Ybarra are together at Austin's premier head to tail restaurant. Salty Sow serves modern farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Our signature cocktail ingredients come fresh out of the garden, featuring local and organic spirits. Founded by long-time food lovers, we take special care to prepare everything we serve from scratch and by hand daily.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We have had outstanding service, but we're disappointed on this past visit."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great Food, friendly attentive service, and an excellent on-tap and bottle beer list make The Salty Sow a great gem of a spot. It's newly remodeled parking lot make parking a dream as well. Great spot - want to try everything!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "I had several things and every single one of them was INCREDIBLE! The candied pork belly and brussel sprouts are literally unbelieveable!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Great food, beef shoulder was AMAZING! Also very friendly staff and wonderful cocktail selections."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his Birthday because I wanted to find a restaurant that was a bit unique. We were both very impressed with this place. The food was amazing. I got the beef and he got the chicken thighs and both were delicious. I would definitely recommend this place for happy hour, lunch with friends, or special occassions. It's a hidden gem in Austin!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "I love The Salty Sow. It is an Austin favorite. I always try to take out of town visitors here. The brussels sprouts and green chili grits are the best starters. You can't go wrong with and entre choice. My favorite cocktail is the Mr. Shaw. Service and atmosphere are also wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Great dinner at the salty sow. Loved the cocktail list and food was awesome. Somehow or waiter put in the wrong entree order for me. As soon as I pointed it out to the waiter, he immediately remedied the error and had the correct entree out for me super quick. They even comp'ed our desserts because of the error. Very professional. We'll be back on our next visit to Austin."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Yum! Bday dinner for two. Great lighting, in a cozy little side booth with view of kitchen. (A little bright in the dish pit but I get it...) We had Oyster Fritters & Deviled Eggs to start. Delish! Not a huge fan of the Fritter sauce (it's too mustardy or horse radishy for my taste) but who cares! They need no sauce! Egg filling was whipped into the lightest filling. I could have had a big scoop of just that! A little tangy but we devoured. Next a feast of Beef Shoulder, to freaking die for, w/ root veggies worth fighting over! Cauliflower Casserole, sauce was thin but you will want to drink it. All! Collard Greens & Smashed Potatoes. Check! Crispy Brussels Sprouts, clear winner! Server was a joy & clearly loves the food he serves!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Had the most amazing food, nothing was bad. The deviled eggs, brussel sprout salad, the lamb, the slow cooked beef shoulder, and the bananas fosters beignets were all heavenly! Will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "My fiancé and I were visiting Austin for a week and I found the Salty Sow based on Yelp reviews. It did not disappoint!! We sat outside which was great. They have big cooling fans going so it wasn't too hot. We got the duck fat fries to start and they were really tasty. I got the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and my fiancé got the crispy fried chicken. The pork was cooked to perfection and very tender and the chicken was great too. We also tried the brussel sprouts and I wish I could replicate them at home. Definitely some of the best I have had. We will be coming back next time we're in Austin!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Some of the dishes are really good, but there were a couple that were misses. But overall, the food and service were all good. Great wine recommendations by our waitress. The room seemed a bit warm despite the A/C being on and not too far from us."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Excellent experience with very creative menu, a chef is worth seeking out, great food. Also our waiter, Tiago, elevated the overal experience with expert knowledge of the menu and wine selection. Our interaction with Tiago added one star to my food and overall ratings."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Second time there and it was wonderful. We had the brussel sprouts, truffled devil eggs, duck fried french fries, the charcuterie platter and one entree - the pork shoulder. Each had it's own personality and simply scrumptious. Great waiter as well - attentive, friendly and professional."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Went with my girlfriend for happy hour. Great happy hour for wine or beer. Cocktails still fairly normal. Their HH tacos were outstanding. Wasn't blown away by the standard menu, but the HH food was great, so I'm sure the standard menu is great also."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "First, the food at Salty Sow is absolutely fantastic. Everything our party of 5 ordered was perfectly prepared and so flavorful. The menu is full of unique, scrumptious dishes. We had our 4yo son with us the night we dined. I was a bit nervous about how kid-friendly it would be, but it was great. They have booster seats that make the bar-stool-height chairs perfect for a little one. We ordered the honey fried chicken, brussels sprouts and French fries for my son from the Happy Hour menu. He loved them all. The staff was very friendly with him, and excellent overall. We will be returning! Foodie approved!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I've been meaning to check out Salty Sow for a while. When I finally did, I was so impressed by the food, service and the ambiance. I love that as a fit food lover, I have so many tasty farm to table options - fresh vegetables, lean meat, etc. And they also have a great selection of local craft brews. I cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food and drinks were amazing as well as the service. However, they sat us next to the servers station in the backroom and it was very noisy. There was a lot of plate and glass banging going on, very annoying. Other then that it was good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Most importantly, perhaps the very best roasted bone marrow we have ever experienced... And we have experienced this dish all over the country..., Even though the sound level in the dining area in which we were seated was oppressively loud, we shall return as the food and beverages were truly innovative and of outstanding quality!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We arrived during happy hour...I had a Blanche (blood orange marg) and my husband had a craft ale! Prices were great and drinks even better. Waiter came around right before the end of HH to give us another option! We had the duck fat fries and the oysters! Melt. In. Your. Mouth. Craziness. Then we ordered the blackened red fish and the bacon wrapped pork filet....the fish was tasty and the pork filet tender! We finished with the apple pear cranberry crisp with vanilla bean ice cream! Wow! It was all amazing! My husband and I were celebrating our one year anniversary and we will definitely be back! Service and food were superb. Salty Sow is a must and it won't break the bank!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "There have been a lot of places that have opened in Austin in the past few years and we like to try them all! The thing that makes Salty Sow stand out is how consistent it is. There are those restaurants that are wonderful the first visit but falter the second or third. The service, food, atmosphere and friendliness of the staff are always spot on. MAJOR plus! You can book on open table and not be forced to wait forever for a table! More Austin restaurants should consider this option. A+"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love this place. This was my second time here and it was as good as it was the first time. The crispy chicken thighs were amazing and the green eggs and ham are a must try! The only complaint I have was that the AC was too low because it was really hot in there by the end of our meal. Would definitely recommend"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I will be returning with business associates. What a great neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Service was very good. Hostess and server were friendly, knowledgeable and came to check on us exactly when we needed them (not when our mouths were full of deliciousness and we couldn't talk, lol). Had two cocktails before dinner, both were great! Started off with the Crispy Brussel Sprouts - AMAZING! My girlfriend had the Shoulder Roast and I had the Candied Pork - both were good to the last bite! We had the Banana Foster for dessert and we left with happy tummies! The ambiance was great. GO!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Outstanding service. All wait staff and hostesses very friendly and accommodating. Food was nearly perfect. Deviled eggs the best I've ever had. We only had the HH menu, but hope to go back soon to try entrees as well. Nice wine list!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We started with some of their unique & yummy special cocktails and four little plates - brussel sprout leaves, duck liver mousse, fried eggplant, and duck fries. All of them were very nicely done, but I liked the brussel sprout leaves best. My husband had the pot pie, which was awesome, and I had the duck breast - also awesome. Nice wine to go along with the meal and then a butterscotch dessert, served with a glass of bubbly. Gina was our server, and she did a great job. We will definitely be going back for more!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This place can't be beat in value and taste. Great food and great place."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've only come here for special occasions, but our overall experience has been good because the food is good and unlike anything we would find at any other quality restaurant. We made a reservation and showed up early but were seated right away so I was happy about that. We came on a week night and the restaurant was quite full so I'm glad I made a reservation. My only complaint is that the noise level was extremely high. I'm not sure there is anything that can be done about that. We had to talk very loudly to hold a conversation. We have never sat outside so possibly it's less noisy out there but that was the one negative aspect of our eating experience. Service was good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Made a reservation for a Monday night, there was not much of a wait anyways, so I'm sure that on a busier night it is worth the extra effort to make a reservation. There is a parking lot so there is a plenty of place to park right next door. The atmosphere is outstanding, very Austin. The food is unbelievable. There are so many things on the menu to choose from, that picking just one is the hardest part. So I didn't just pick one. I had a little bit of everything. Everything is just fabulous, The service is great as well for being a Austin Hot Spot. There is no reason to go and not to share there. Loved the whole experience, nothing that I did not enjoy. I highly recommend going here with friends or on a cozy date"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Went on a Sunday evening. The good: Fish and Beef shoulder were great, but a touch dry. Sauces and sides were fantastic. Ambiance was nice (not too crowded, not too noisy, but not empty either). The place was clean. The bad: Our particular server wasn't the greatest. He arrived late (just past happy hour, so that was annoying), and was absent most of the meal. The ugly: Flies were buzzing around our food - and most annoyingly - in my face the whole time (we were indoors)."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food and staff were great. The place has a unique feel and the drinks were well made. Next time I pass through Austin I'll probably hit this place up again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Loved it food, drinks, ambiance. Two thumbs, way, way up."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "In town touring UT campus with family. This food is awesome. Service was mehhnh, could of been a little quicker. They ran out of the desert of the night"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The atmosphere itself was great, was able to sit outside on a cool summer evening which provided great people watching. Very difficult to choose from such a great menu, but the fries are definitely recommended. The savoriness of the duck fat infuses well into the fries. The waiter (Jacob) steered me in the right direction by pointing me to the pork belly. Typically, I'm not a fan since it is served too fatty and gummy. But this was more meaty than most, with just a bit of fat and a nice, crispy, sweet skin to balance out the richness of the pork. Absolutely fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food at the Salty Sow merits a try, particularly the charcuterie platter including house-cured salmon pastrami and excellent pate. But very slow service and excessive noise level make the experience a bit of a challenge."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great food, great service. A bit loud, but not a big problem. Try the duck fries, the chicken thighs, and the bananas foster. Not too expensive, either."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I enjoyed everything about this place. I went here to celebrate an anniversary and the food, the drinks, and the service were remarkable. I ordered the filet mignon and was quite impressed. The dessert (Banana Foster Beignets) was also out of this world."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I've read many reviews about the Salty Sow but was not expecting how great the food would be. It exceeded all my expectations. Not your ordinary menu, a great twist on swine inspired foods, the bone marrow was fantastic, and must have. Great service, quaint feel and great place to hang with a date or friends."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Salty Sow is a wonderful place. The food is fresh and unique. The brussel sprout dishes are the best I've ever had and made me want more! I would go back in a minute and highly recommend to everyone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Visited for the 2nd time & brought our friends from Napa Valley, CA; The server was excellent; great food! Excellent bottle of wine! Very Special Birthday. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have come fairly often to the Salty Sow and the food has been consistently excellent, the service is always very good and the drinks are delicious, inventive and worth savoring. I am never disappointed with this place!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014