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The Salty Sow

4.7
2867 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
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.

We are currently open at reduced hours and capacity.
Reservations available for tables inside, patio is first-come-first-serve
We are practicing social distancing & requiring masks for all of our patrons when not at their table.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 22nd wedding anniversary. We had great service and wonderful food and drinks. Love this place.

JG
vipJoeG
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good for the price point, the rosemary fried chicken on the happy hour menu should be illegal (bc of how good it is). No frills local spot with well prepared southern food. Comfy for everyday dining any night of the week

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty Sow arguably has one of the best happy hours in town. Ain't nobody sad at Salty Sow! They have excellent happy hour treats like deviled eggs, fried chicken, duck fat fries, chicken liver mousse and a few tacos to choose from. Their cocktails are all unique and tasty. And very strong! They don't mess around. Great prices, lovely atmosphere with a staff that prides themselves on their service and food. Great for a date or small group.

JM
JenM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Reddress13
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan, our server was amazing! I love the Salty Sow and as always, the food and service were fantastic! So may places have been hurting after the past couple of years and it was so amazing seeing them booked and taking care of their guests like they always have. Love, love, love this place. Could not recommend them more.

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Rudy
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Super awesome cocktails.

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Lcortx
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was wonderful, I wish I could say the same for the food. It just isn’t that good, and not everything needs something odd to enhance it. The chocolate cake was the star. I’d go back for the cake after I ate somewhere else for dinner.

LB
vipLeahB
Austin
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and food outstanding. Reservations at HH was a good call! Can’t beat their HH!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kids home from college

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LynnO
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour in town, great service too. It's our favorite restaurant in Austin!

MW
MarianW
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner and everything was excellent! The food was so good and the service was outstanding. Loved our evening there!

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TimW
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. We enjoyed it alot and will definitely come back.

HP
HailsPearl
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was extravagant and fun to order/eat. The restaurant itself is lovely.

JL
JessicaL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty Sow has the best food and staff! We love coming here and always appreciate the awesome service. The patio is also a great outdoor spot

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RenTaylor
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and attentive without being overwhelming. 10/10 would recommend the bananas fosters beignets.

DE
vipDiningExplorers
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened to dine during HH - everything was just amazing! One of the best cocktail presentation in town!

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AshleyK
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Salty Sow was an excellent experience! The charcuterie board was an adventure for your palate. We indulged in the Crisp Chicken Thighs and Candied Pork Belly- both excellent and tender. They have a unique take on Brussel sprouts, leaving them feeling light in your mouth with sweet, buttery flavors. We finished our dinner with the Banana Foster Beignets and were so happy we didn't skip dessert! We will surely visit again in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Overall, salty sow was good! Honestly, it was too cold. They sat us outside in the tent and we were too cold, even with jackets on. That is my reason for low score on ambiance.

Service was fine. Not super friendly and not super attentive.

Food was great! Drinks were good. One thing to skip - the Brussel sprouts. They were only leaves - no sprouts in site.

All in all, would come back - probably just on a warmer night!

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Kelsey
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was odd. Our waiter made it clear he was trying to get us in and out. Took food and drinks away before they were empty and didn’t ask. He pulled on one plate that my friend had her elbow next to while we were in the middle of conversation. Food was excellent, like always, but the service was unpleasant. Last time, a different waiter was loudly overheard exclaiming he couldn’t believe the hostess seated a bleeping walk-in in his section. Not ideal when I’m trying to eat out for a celebration or date night. :(

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ElisaR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious. To make it even better, cocktails and margaritas were exquisite and full of flavor! I love the Happy Hour menu and the restaurant has a nice ambiance!

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ErinK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration for our daughter’s 18th birthday was a hit with everyone! Delicious food, outstanding service and perfect atmosphere!

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vipAmanda
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

First time dining here but always heard good things. Everything was delicious. The only thing that could be done better was the salmon crudo, but we still enjoyed it. I loved how the bread was served warm with the meat and cheese platter. Service was good, we got all our items in a timely manner. Will be back!

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CandiceH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely NYE dinner. Everything was delicious. The bone marrow is always a favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good! A bit underwhelming. I do not recommend the fried oysters. Drinks were the best part of the meal. Oh, and the dessert too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great and friendly staff

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H20breathe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was fresh and timely, totally relaxing space.. go there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always amazing!

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DelanieL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Chris was our server and just the absolute best. We had the roast and the red fish and they were to die for! We also had the bananas foster and devoured it!

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vipkimc
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This evergreen of Austin dining is so good. Sat outside most recently, and the vibe, flavor, service, staff knowledge were all top notch.

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Eliza
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was really good. Loved the brussel sprout leaves. Carnitas excellent. Would have given the food a 5 instead of a 4 except for the pork belly was not crispy and carmelized enough. Still good and tasty but needed a bit more rendering.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

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SaraS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love salty sow. We go every year for Christmas Eve!

AW
AndreaW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family friendly, great food, super staff. Get the devil eggs! Fun drinks!

CE
CEL75
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was less than optimal. The server from the beginning seemed like he didn't want to be there, nor did he really want to answer any questions. He was grumpy and was trying to rush us to order. I finally had to tell him that we were going to be there awhile. They weren't crazy busy, or I would have understood his rush for everything. Honestly, he was so off-putting.

The food was really tasty. The brussels sprout Caesar was not over dressed. The chicken thigh dish was crunchy and moist. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great HH menu and excellent wine/beer/bourbon offerings. Food is always tasty and the service is always great.

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AustinTexan
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Interesting, imaginative menu, a thoroughly enjoyable meal. But bring an appetite!
Fairly noisy, but this was a 9:00 p.m. crowd, so maybe earlier … ?

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

AK
AustinK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Please do yourself a favor and get the duck fat fries. Sooooooo good!!!!

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New takes on familiar comfort-food meats, veggies, deserts, and drinks. We shared two salads and 4 all-veggie plates and found them wonderfully tasty and satisfying. Happy hour made the drinks quite affordable. Service was attentive and friendly.

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The Salty Sow is rated 4.7 stars by 2867 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.