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Contigo Austin

4.5
117 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

The concept is pretty simple. Since we can’t have everyone down to the ranch, we wanted to do our best to bring the ranch to them.

We like to sit outside. We like to drink beer... and cocktails. We like to eat good food. We like relaxed atmospheres with friendly service and warm hospitality. So... that is what we strive to offer at Contigo Austin.

We describe our fare as "Fresh, Quality, Bar Food." We make things that we like to eat. We make things that go well with beer. We make bar food utilizing the freshest ingredients we can find.

We have been entertaining people at Contigo Ranch for over 30 years. It is the countless hunting trips, weekend retreats, cattle roundups, barbecues, parties, and pachangas that serve as inspiration for this restaurant. Our goal is to offer the community a place to relax, commune, and enjoy great food.

We hope you will join us.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation


Full Service Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Counter Service Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(512) 614-2260
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Wiseheart
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Airport Blvd
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.4

A big, open indoor/outdoor space great for cocktails and Southern food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Contigo did not have my reservation through OpenTable because they no longer use the service.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

We had an excellent meal. Three of us shared small plates and an order of the rabbit dumplings. The drinks were delicious, the atmosphere was friendly, and our server was great!

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was okay, but limited food options. Great patio!

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was great, drinks were great, but our waiter was horrible. Our guys that were bringing us water and our food were fantastic. I wished I could have only tipped those humans.

I would have liked to have ordered more drinks, but after taking our order for food, our waiter failed to stop by our table again, and generally looked the other way when he walked by the table.

We tried to make ourselves feel better by making up a story that his boyfriend just broke up with him and that is why we saw him on his phone all of the the time. He had to be so distraught that all of his things would be left at the curb at their apartment. I know I would. Although making up his story helped, it was still really frustrating coming to a place with the expectation of having drinks with friends, and getting served drinks one time. In retrospect, I should have just gone up to the bar and ordered our drinks for the table. At least then the bartenders would have been tipped instead of our horrible waiter.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a great time. The food was good. There were several vegetarian sides and salads but nothing on the entree menu except a slightly boring grilled cheese sandwich. The staff was very friendly and both my kids and my parents were happy with everything.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

One of our favorite places...great food, drinks and atmosphere!

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Food was good but the service was slow and inattentive at best.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Cool place. All open air. Appetizers and burgers were great. Drinks also hit the spot, and they had a nice $2 drafts happy hour. I'd go again.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Very nice place for brunch tasty food. Rabbit and dumplings, beef tongue hash and good bloody marys..wish the rabbit dish was more plentiful. .small portion especially if you exclude the bisquits

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

One of the best burgers in Austin. Fried green beans are pretty good, too.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

I waited too long to come here. Won't wait so long to return. It was all incredibly good and the service was stellar.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Party of 8, including two elderly guests, seated in the sun outside. Reservations were made 3+ weeks in advance. While we were sweating it out in the sun...under umbrellas that covered maybe 1/3 of our table...there was an unused table for 8 in the covered area with ceiling fans, etc.

We had to ask repeatedly for more water and the staff seemed irked that we would bother them with such a request.

Food was very good, but not enough to overcome the overall bad experience.

Too bad...I thought I had found a cool, new spot, but they have a lot of work to do to learn how to take care of their customers.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Sat down for mothers day. Server told me twice she would take our drinks. Table next to me arrived after me and got their drinks before me.

My daughters orange juice didn't come with our drinks. Had to ask again.

Eggs Benedict was blah. Nothing special.

Maybe it's good for a beer but not for a meal.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Terrible service. Ruined mother's day. Never again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2017

Enjoyed our meal very much. A bit loud and a windy evening in an covered outdoor venue, so kind of hard to hear dinner conversation. Food is very good though and overall we had a nice time and an enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2017

I have wanted to try Contigo for a while but just kept forgetting about it. So glad I remembered this time and made my way there. Food and service were fantastic, and by the time we left at 7 it was packed. On a Tuesday. Guessing it attracts a lot of Mueller residents, who are lucky to have such a cool place so close by...we will definitely go back soon and often!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

So great. Our server was awesome and honest giving us her opinion of what she thought was good and what she wasn't a fan of. Awesome vibe and a great deal

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2017

We arrived at 11am. 40 minutes later we still didn't have our drinks. Bottom line opinion on this place is that the food is good but service is awful. We had a party of 8 (6 adults and 2 kids). The server added 20% automatically which I also found a little presumptuous based on our experience. We won't likely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Everything was great. Food and staff...

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

I would not recommend it for an Easter brunch. The eggs benedict were far from the quaility I would make at home. the tongue hash was good although

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Atmosphere here is fantastic. Outdoor dining with nice weather was perfect. Excellent food, interesting choices, great, friendly, service. A+!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2017

Though an open venue noise level was moderate. Food was OK - rabbit was nothing special. Staff was very busy covering multiple tables.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Due to SXSW craziness, I had to change my reservation at Contigo 3 times. Each time, and when I finally arrived, the host couldn't have been more understanding and friendly about the whole situation. I've been to Contigo just twice but it's marching up my lust of favorites, due to the great patio seating, the tasty food and drink - and now, the fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

This place never disappoints . The host was super friendly and accommodating even when we where 3 minutes late . Food is delish in the whole menu , drinks are amazing . Can't wait to try their sister restaurant Chicon

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Awesome! Our table was ready when we arrived, service was good & pleasant. Food & drinks awesome as always!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Always love the Austin casual vibe, smart servers and great food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

Great place on a beautiful day. Dogs allowed so that's a plus for us. Service was slow but they were packed on a Friday evening. Food was really yummy and a nice selection of cocktails. We will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2017

As always, the food and ambiance were great. My only complaint was that the server brought the wrong beer, but charged for it, and double-charged another item. Both errors were quickly fixed.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2017

We had 8 people in town for a conference. It was loud even though it wasn't full. The food was good but not terribly special or memorable. The rabbit with biscuits was boney but otherwise all were happy with entrees.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Great energy, creative menu, good food, decent wine, too loud.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2017

Great hangout spot with fun relaxed ambience. But the food ranged from average to excellent and was not as standout as I was expecting. Green beans were a nice start but the crispy brussels were soft and a very small portion for $12 as was the cauliflower and both were just ok. Tartare was accompanied by a strange hardened egg yolk spread and some limp pieces of arugula. Dessert, especially the lavender ice cream, was incredible. But any inconsistencies in the food were made up for by an incredible server who made the night and absolute pleasure. I'd go back for drinks and snacks but not for dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We had a fun early evening meal. We tried a sampler of several items and we were impressed with great suggestions from Andrew and good service. We will definitely return to try more and just hangout and enjoy1

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Great food and environment. Server wasn't very friendly or talkative, other servers around seemed to be a lot more friendly than ours.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

We were able to secure a reservation for brunch. We each ordered a different dish and everyone enjoyed their meal. I was particularly pleased with the beef tongue hash. Our table had been inside but since the day was beautiful we traded if for an outside table. There was ample parking and the hostess greeted us from her station just off the parking lot. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Great belated Valentine's Dinner. Good vegetarian options for me and carnivore choices for husband. Tasty cocktails and great service and loved sitting outside at sunset. Little touches like fresh flowers in bathroom make this place first rate, but relaxed and casual at same time.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was awesome! Food just okay. We ordered 7 things off the menu and nothing was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Really enjoyed the outdoor atmosphere, quality of the drinks, and service. Wished there were more vegetarian friendly options for brunch so we could accommodate the whole friend group!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Great atmosphere, well executed plates - we shared appetizers, small plates, and charcuterie and never made it to the entrées.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Contigo is my favorite place to bring out of town guests. It's authentically Austin.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

I've been to Contigo for both brunch and dinner, both were fantastic. I love the indoor/outdoor dining experience with the twinkle lights and trees. It has a great ambiance and great food. The service is always wonderful. Craft cocktails are good, as is their wine list.

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