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Dog friendly patio - Sawyer & Co., Austin, TX

Sawyer & Co.

4.6
4.6
465 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Our traditional Southern Diner offers a full bar and breakfast, lunch & dinner menu choices inspired from the best kitchens between East Austin and New Orleans with a free side of Texas Hospitality.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Fri 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 531-9033
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alex Amaro
  • Catering
    Check out our family style catering options at www.sawyerand.co/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Call us at 512-531-9033 to book your Private Event today!
  • Neighborhood
    East Austin
  • Cross street
    Between Springdale and Shady Lane on East Cesar Chavez Stree
  • Parking details
    We have plenty of parking available at our restaurant. If super busy, there is also parking on the street behind us.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

465 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for 12:30pm and waited 20mins to get seated, we ended up sitting at the bar because we were very hungry! Food was good!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful! Loved the service and the atmosphere. I personally like sitting outside because it’s very loud inside

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  3. John

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food, NO atmosphere. The kids (young adults) in the booth next to us were very loud, discussed topics inappropriate for a public place, and threw out curse words frequently.

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  4. SimoneW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation, got told they didn’t have one… even after I confirmed the day before on OpenTable…. Brought out wrong food twice… I was celebrating my moms heavenly birthday so I was trying to make the best of it. I didn’t want to sit outside, and the bugs were bothering meeeee. That’s why I made a reservation!!!!! Anyways— I love the food but sheesh.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Easter this was the best food and our service was amazing!!! Unfortunately I do not have their name but they had a really sweet studded jacket vest, super funny and joked with my husband bc he could not finish his plate haha the salmon Benedict is a must!

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  6. AlfredoC

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jacob and Amy were great. Best service ever! Keep it up

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  7. AmolS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, they were pretty busy so service took awhile

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  8. JCFj

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Beats any of that faux-Texas tourist mess around 6th street

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  9. CindyP

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were in Austin for the weekend from the Dallas area and this place had some great reviews so we decided to check it out for brunch. We LOVED it and will most definitely be going back the next time we visit Austin. I had the Breakfast on a Biscuit with bacon and it was amazing. My husband had the Gaston Scramble with a biscuit and also loved it all. The biscuits were super light and fluffy and the potatoes were nice and crispy on the outside. The inside of the diner was such a neat place too. Next time we would love to sit outside, but just getting the opportunity to eat here was wonderful.

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  10. CindiG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and better value for the money than most. The creole hollandaise was the bomb. Will definitely go back. A hidden treasure.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun, cozy atmosphere with down to earth staff. A true austin gem

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  12. GabrielleM

    Amarillo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We did have to get on the wait list just to be seated which we were told they didn’t know wait time because they had to seat the reservation people first. So I joined the reservation list and still waited another 30 minutes on top of the 20 we were already waiting. As soon as we were sat, it took our waitress 15 minutes to get out drink order and then another 30 minutes to get our food order. It took about 40 minutes to get our food which was perfect but everything else could have been way better. They did comp my moms Bloody Mary but that didn’t do much for $150 tab.

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  13. AmyL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, reasonably priced food, and drinks. Nice retro ambiance and great, attentive service

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  14. Pinky

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff is always on point. The food is amazing and it’s my favorite brunch spot. The front could use some work. The same guy that always works the host stand can be very off putting to guests. I don’t think it’s intentional, but in my weekly visits I have heard a lot of other guests comment on how uncomfortable and unwelcoming he made them feel during the check in process. It would also be advised to have someone consistently check if those waiting in line are reservations, so they can be prioritized. I waited 30 min in line, making us 15 late for our reservation, just to check in and then continue to wait. There are lots of opportunities for improvement at the front door that would avoid some of the unsavory attitudes of people visiting for the first time.

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  15. staceym

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a line out the door (waiting for tables) but we walked right in with our reservation - no waiting. Food was great - tons of shrimp in the shrimp & grits. The patio was lovely, even though it was a bit chilly outside. The heaters were very warm!

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  16. RussS

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and staff, the reservation process when you arrive is horrible. 40+people crammed into one small area, no separate area for people with reservations. Basically whoever is brave enough to jump ahead gets seated. Please fix this, this is our favorite place to dine.

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  17. TrishC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food - the special was amazing. We got our table pretty quick and our food didn’t take long. Don’t forget, no mimosas or bloody Mary’s until 10am on Sunday.

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  18. NatalieM

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and delicious food! We really enjoyed the gumbo and the Bouldin balls especially. We’ll definitely be back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food - per usual! This place is so on fire all the time. Just go. It’s hard to get in but worth the wait.

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  20. JonathanM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This Place was Amazing the food was Excellent and the people were so friendly and Nice the next time we are in Austin we will make sure we come back to eat here

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  21. RussellS

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    There were only two waitresses for the whole place.

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  22. NelliN

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food has always been sensational over the last several years and I worried whether they would make it through the pandemic, but they made it and they're just as good as before!

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  23. JeremyEllis10

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time a Sawyer and Co. I made a reservation for 3 the day before, arrived on time, and was quickly seated. Service was great and food was timely to our table. Two of us ordered the Sawyer Club Sandwich. Definitely get the Gumbo instead of or with the fries. I may go back for just the Gumbo next time. So good! Will definitely be back.

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  24. KatieJ

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, one of my favorites for weekend brunch!

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  25. JROW

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The space was quiet and perfect for the meeting. Good as always was comforting and delicious.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait time was excessive. Waitress was kind and did her best. Staff appeared overwhelmed. Food was delicious but portions were really small for price.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I will not be returning due to the upsetting hospitality experience I had this weekend. I made a reservation a week ago for 11:45 on Saturday. I arrived with my full party at 11:47 and was told to wait before checking in because they were dealing with getting seating for some larger parties. After the hostess came back, a group of people entered from the patio and skipped line checking in with their reservations. My party still waited in line as we were asked. The person I front of me was helped and when it came to my turn I was told that I was 10 minutes late and my reservation was cancelled. I made the case that I had been in line well before the 10 minutes and was told it didn't matter. The tables inside and outside were full so we would have to sit at the bar. Even though it wasn't my first choice my party went to find a seat at the bar. However, as we sat down we saw two tables open up inside. We asked the waiter who seated us if we could be moved to the table that opened behind us and he said he would check. He walked to the hostess who rudely replied, " NO! They were 10 minutes late." At that time my party decided we would not eat there that day and we promptly left. I understand reservations and grace periods. My issue is with the rudeness of the hostess and the fact that we stood in line and waited as we were told to do upon entering, and were then told our reservation wouldn't be fulfilled. Long story short I will not be returning.

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  28. Babs

    Austin

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I got the vegetable hash and ordered over easy eggs where one was and one wasn’t It was hearty and loaded with peppers and delicious butternut squash

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  29. MelodyM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We tried everything on the happy hour menu and loved every dish. The Sensation salad is fantastic too. Super fun retro decor.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We love Cajun food so were excited about going. Food was good but likely won’t rush to go back. Our service was “meh”. I don’t think she cracked one smile or the person that dropped the food off. They mentioned southern hospitality but we didn’t get much of that.

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  31. DavidS

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow (45 min to get food) but it was worth the wait (at least for my dish). I couldn’t really praise chicken Fried chicken anymore. The inside of the restaurant is kind of fun because it is reminiscent of an old diner/truckstop but it could be spruced up a bit.

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  32. HelenB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfectly delightful, food amazing, first timer and had a great experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! Food was extremely tasty with enough options for everyone.

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  34. EugenieL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food served in an awesome atmosphere. Its a win-win experience.

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  35. MarcelleH

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Due to a last minute emergency we had, the restaurant very graciously accommodated our late seating on a Saturday night. As a result, they were out of a few items, but they generously offered substitutes and an adjustment on the bill. The service was friendly and responsive but not intrusive, and the gumbo and red beans were good and authentic. (I'm originally from Southwest LA--Cajun country.) The salads were also fresh.

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  36. AnnieT

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sawyer eggs benedict. Requested egg poached medium-medium well. It was hard boiled. Potatoes were greasy. Hollandaise sauce was yummy, as were the biscuit and the cheese grits. Service was outstanding.

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  37. Txbulldog

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday brunch and the service and food were excellent.

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  38. gbrown

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool place with a great history of early Austin. Our servers were excellent. Food was great. Will definitely go back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was lovely. Even the little details of the food were on point and the host that night was very accommodating, sitting us at the table closest to the door since my uncle has trouble getting around these days. Our server was also fantastic and very patient with us. I appreciate the both of them for that.

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  40. Chris

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space, quiet enough for a mid-week work meeting, lovely staff. I just wish there were vegan options. I can't rate the food but my co-workers seemed satisfied.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sawyer & Co. using the Order Online button. Sawyer & Co. also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sawyer & Co. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 531-9033.

Sawyer & Co. is rated 4.6 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sawyer & Co.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Springdale and Shady Lane on East Cesar Chavez Stree
  • Neighborhood
    East Austin
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Fri 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have plenty of parking available at our restaurant. If super busy, there is also parking on the street behind us.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alex Amaro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 531-9033
  • Catering
    Check out our family style catering options at www.sawyerand.co/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Call us at 512-531-9033 to book your Private Event today!
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