The Salty Sow

4.6
2661 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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4.6based on all time ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJennyB
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were spaced out appropriately for social distancing. The food was great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing with social distancing, felt very safe and comfortable the entire time

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crazybonito06666
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place . It never a disappoints . My brother drove from Dallas and he always wants to eat here . The staff was amazing especially Kyle on the resister .

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BarbinAustin
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE the vegetable plate, and thank you for putting two of them together for us. Awesome. Even though it wasn't on their 'revised' menu, they arranged it for us. Thank you SS!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salty Sow is always a perfect taste experience! They are also doing an excellent job of adapting to the socially distanced environment that we are now living in. Great job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salty sow has incredible food and very friendly servers!
They had great safety precautions, which was important to us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot!

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JEREMYT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please eat at this Restaraunt! The fried chicken was the best we have ever had and we are both professional chefs. Mic drop! Salty Sow Rules!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS AND EXCELLENT!!! As always.

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CynthiaL
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the drinks here and the staff is friendly and attentive. I really like that they are following health guidelines for preventing Covid 19- wearing masks, minimizing points of contact, etc.

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viphappygirl
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Even with masks on, the staff made us feel welcome and appreciated. Food and drinks were great! Daquon(sp?) Made sure we were taken care of and introduced us to the best chocolate cake ever!

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle deviled eggs!!!! Alongside the Blanche.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worst service I’ve probably ever had. They should not be open during Covid if they are going to act like complete spazzes and make us nervous by their actions. We were told to order from the front of the restaurant initially, then told that we could order from the table. They rushed us to the table, threw ketchup down, gave us paper plates, and were just generally unpleasant. Please tell them to not open up until this blows over because they’re clearly not ready. Burger was also extremely salty and overcooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty Sow is doing a great job with social distancing regulations. I really really appreciate how they make everyone wear a mask when entering the restaurant and when walking around. The menus are on your phone and you order at the counter which is all a great idea. All of the staff was attentive and the drinks and snacks were great as always. I’ve been to a few restaurants during reopening and none of them are trying at all to prevent the spread of COVID. Salty Sow obviously cares about its customers and employees

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! The delectable bone marrow grease managed to leak through the cracks in the table and onto my pants but the staff was super helpful and gave me great tips on how to get it out. I emerged from the restroom looking as though I had thoroughly peed my pants as I basically had to submerge the entire length of my pants into the sink but no one laughed and the staff was kind enough to check in and make sure my outfit wasn’t ruined. Their social distancing set up is super professional and I felt safe and still very spoiled by the great service and amazing food. Love them!

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Breent
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Their COVID precautions made our dining experience awkward and uncomfortable

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AnthonyM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The petite fillets were and always are amazing. Pair with the mashed potatoes!

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vipDana
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Wouldn’t recommend going until the covid restrictions are lifted. Service and quality of food/drinks are not the same

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AlexiaB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was original and very tasty. We loved everything!

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GADC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktail menu, great service, reasonable prices.

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vipBelmar
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was very good and the drinks. Food was okay, nothing great. To be fair we only had the appetizers. Even so, I took two friends who had never been there and they weren’t all that impressed. Sorry.

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vipFoodieGirl
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So so good.

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AustinAnnieD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service was subpar for what we normally have at salty sow. Although we had a reservation we got seated at a low top table, which isn’t ideal. Our waiter tried to up sale everything we ordered. Super annoying. The biggest thing is he couldn’t keep our drinks full. How easy is that? Either way I’ll go back but be more forceful on where I want to sit and make sure I enjoy the waiter we get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service; great food!

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BlakeM
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in town. Highly highly recommend it!

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JoshA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the bone marrow appetizer. You won't regret it.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

This was my second time at Salty Sow. The food was terrific, once again. But the ambiance was ruined by the party at an adjacent table, which included a very young boy who kept stomping on the floor. The staff seemed unaware and when I turned to see what was causing the noise the child’s father cursed me out for daring to say anything.

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vipBobP
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour with our adult children. One of their favorite places.

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CourtneyS
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!

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Sfbg
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We dine here every time we're in Austin.
Love their menu and daily specials. Consistently solid food, service, and imagination.
Reservations are honored with rarely any wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friends in from out of tosn

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vipMichaelW
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food, great vibe but insanely loud.

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vipBrowner56
Austin
80 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great creative food and lively atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints! If you're adventurous, definitely try the Liver Mousse - we get it every time we go! The drinks are unique and strong and the staff is always nice and helpful.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a half hour earlier than our reservation but we’re seated immediately. Although every seat was taken in the restaurant the noise wasn’t an issue. Our party of four was able to talk with no problem. The menu had many interesting options and the food was very good. Our waiter seemed to show up at the table just as we were about to look for him. Overall we had an excellent little birthday party for me and my wife.

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ScottU
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Value for money, this place punches way above what it charges. All the food was excellent, and presentation was fabulous.

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JessB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always love our special visits here. Our waitress was way overextended and a little short with us— if you didn’t call out what you wanted the moment she arrived she was gone by the time you blinked. I’m not exaggerating. Food was excellent as always, drinks were delicious and we had a great time celebrating.

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Delish
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrett was our sever, was amazing and had good recommendations.

Host was a gentleman, African American, so sorry missed his name. Very sweet, and funny, and took the time to greet guests coming in and leaving. That's great, people like you be appreciated for their patronage.

We'll be back during our next visit from Fort Worth!

FAQs

The Salty Sow is rated 4.6 stars by 2661 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.