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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
  • "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
  • "every time I go to Salty Sow I receive the best service food and atmosphere in Austin I love everything about the restaurant and tell everyone I know that this is the place to go if you want great food and great service! Pork Belly was delicious, the Boudin fritters stellar the Moscow Mule phenomenal and the Texas Cheese curds delightful! Thank you for being as great as you are!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Though the menu items were not always apparent, reading the list alone was entertainment and our server relayed the contents to us without hesitation. In our travels we are always looking for local gems and The Salty Sow did not disappoint. The menu was divine, the service by Ryan was impeccable and the ambiance of a neighborhood icon translated to our five star rating. We'll be back on our next visit to Austin. Kudos!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our waiter Tiago helped us move to a quiet corner as soon as we indicated that the large table next to us was too loud, no question asked, no big deal. Tiago's enthusiasm for the menu and the chef was also infectious, we tried what he recommended and were convinced. Looking forward to our next meal at the salty sow."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I've always been a fan. This time I brought a diverse group of colleagues. All were thrilled with the outstanding service and inventive, creative eats and drinks. People were still raving days later."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Picked the Salty Sow to celebrate our seven year anniversary. I stated in the OpenTable notes that we prefer a low traffic table away from the kitchen and they seated us at a perfect table for two in a cozy spot. Dinner lows: the AC vent had a direct shot at my neck so we adjusted the table and it was fine. And one plate we ordered was a bit too salty but the waiter happily took our feedback to the kitchen for future reference. Dinner highs: Hard to order when you want one of everything from the menu. And not just the food, the drink choices are phenomenal too. Great portion sizes, perfect temperatures, plates present well. And every recommendation we asked for was met with a genuine response from the waiter. Excellent experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food was beyond amazing. We had the happy hour rosemary chicken and the beef shoulder. Both entrees left us in a food coma with a big smile on our faces. We also then had the banana beignets and I must be honest, that was the best dessert I have had in Austin."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We wanted to love this place. It came highly recommended by my sister, who lives in Austin. The duck fat fries were not as flavorful as we had hoped for. We actually asked for ketchup? I don't ever think that's a good sign. The pork belly was delicious but the collard greens it sat on were too bitter for my taste. I LOVE balsamic vinegar, but it just didn't taste right. My husband's beef shoulder was yummy, but nothing to write home about. The highlight of the meal was the side of crispy brussels sprout leaves. We polished that off quickly and could have eaten more. Because we weren't blown away, we didn't get dessert. Service was good. The restaurant has a great vibe and could be romantic, but it is WAY too loud."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Salty Sow provides an awesome twist to classic southern down home food. Each offering, from the appetizers through dessert, has a little unusual surprise to make the food interesting. The mild taste of horseradish in the deviled eggs, the salty pork tenderloin on sweet potatoes and the molasses drizzled over bananas foster beignets with ginger ice cream.......oh my gosh!! We tried some of everything and not one thing was disappointing. A great place to find unique dishes :)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Amazing place with some good character. Food was awesome starting with the pork belly and duck fat fries. Finished off the meal with bone in filets and bananas foster beignet. Everything was great."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The decor is terrific and the staff were all attentive and polite. I think the next time I go, I may just skip the entrees and eat more of the appetizers. Do not make the mistake of not getting the chicken liver mousse. It has to be the best thing on the menu. The entrees were good, but not on the level I was expecting. I felt the duck was over cooked and the beef shoulder was regular pot roast, but the flavors were great. The banana foster beignets made a very unique and delicious dessert. Think fried banana pudding, but not. The biggest down-side were the other patrons wearing shorts and t-shirts. It's a nice place where you can easily spend over $200 if you are getting drinks, so you should be an adult and dress the part."
    Dined on 7/4/2014