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The Salty Sow

4.8
2809 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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AmyP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner! We were sat outside, under the tent, and although it was cold and rainy out, we were warm and toasty by the heater. Having made a reservation a few weeks in advance, I would've hoped we'd been prioritized inside rather than out, but it didn't taint the experience.

The food was delicious. We wanted a little bit of everything, so we got a small plate of fries, deviled eggs, and crispy Brussels sprouts leaves. The fries were fresh, crispy, and salty, and you can't go wrong with bernaise to dip! The deviled eggs were fresh and funky with lovely mustard and truffle notes. The Brussels sprouts leaves had just a little hint of sweetness from the golden raisins and were really pleasant.

For drinks throughout, we ordered a maple bourbon old fashioned (which was nice and strong, but I tasted no maple at all. Not a huge deal - I still loved it), a porch swing (not too heavy on the gin, nice and spicy from the ginger), raspberry mule (tart and spicy, refreshing), and a Blanche (blood orange frozen margarita - didn't taste much blood orange particularly, but it like all the other drinks was STRONG, and not unpleasantly so). We don't get out much, so it's nice when we get our money's worth from booze.

For entrees, my partner got the burger (well seasoned, a bit wet overall, but cooked perfectly. He was asked if he wanted it pink, said no, and it was indeed not pink. Surprising how hard that can be at some places, but not here!). I had the chicken thighs with smashed potatoes and gravy. It was very tasty, well seasoned, and crispy. My only note on it is that I wish the presentation had been better, but that's by no means a dealbreaker. It was just overall a very beige dish and had no garnish or any kind of color contrast to entice the palate.

The service was fantastic, quick, and attentive. Overall, a fantastic dinner, and we'd love to come back again!

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KellyS
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for the birthday treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, the service was great. You won’t be disappointed

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CindyG
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious, great value, and a heated patio. What more can I say?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is always good but took 20 minutes for someone to come over to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salty Sow is warm, friendly and comfortable! My party of 6 had a great time. Our server was friendly and informative, and all the food was delicious. The atmosphere is relaxing and intimate.

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Shrinkgirl
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour, delicious food. Overall a great place

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williamk
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Salty Sow. And we were very impressed! We were givin a private table for my wife's birthday. The food was so good, the wait staff was very friendly and helpful. I am %100 recomending this place to all my friends. I would give this restraunt the highest rating possible. Higher if I could. We will be back.

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worlddiner
Ottawa
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A terrific discovery for us. The food was great, as were the creative cocktails. The wine list was relatively compact, but well selected. Our server was terrific and the value was great.

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vipLaurenH
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck fat fries, deviled eggs and bone marrow were sublime! We also loved the chicken thighs and beef shoulder entrees. Our cocktails were creative and delicious! Will definitely be back next time we are in Austin!

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BethC
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great outdoor patio and best happy hours in Austin. Food was delivered quickly and everything tasted great. Glad to be back eating out in Austin after 20+ months of Covid.

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vipCourtneyW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wholy SOW!! Sitting at a table by myself, I ordered a bit of everything. I’m sure I looked like a pig with 5 plates at once, but not much went in the slop bucket... I cried “wee wee wee” all the way to my pen, where I enjoyed dessert. My server was excellent!

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ShainaS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was awesome. The food was delicious overall. Spacing between guests was great and our table next to the kitchen was cool. Drinks were fabulous with perfect taste and presentation. The beignets were incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It seemed like a long time to get our food but it’s kind of expected these days of high demand for workers. Food was awesome and we were able to have the conversations needed during our stay. I did appreciate that no one bothered us about being there for almost 3 hours when on the website it specifically says 1 hour and 30 minutes reservation.

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vipNadineR
Austin
62 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was yummy. Ate dinner from the Happy Hour menu and loved the fried chicken, deviled eggs and catfish tacos. Great service. One of our favorites.

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ceceliar
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and drunk here never miss!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was phenomenal! All the way from the food to the amazing service we received! I will be back!

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Melfly
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and our server, Savannah, was super helpful both with our food and tips about Austin. The salad, deviled eggs, and carnitas were so delicious. Definitely recommend!

MB
vipMaryB
Jackson Hole
45 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful patio happy hour respite (with much needed for us outdoor stroller space); outsanding service & small plates to share --
truly a neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

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RinaU
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated the experience: interesting menu, food cooked to perfection, attentive service. Nicely balanced cheese board was fun to explore. A bit too noisy for a romantic evening ;) highly recommend the place

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MarinaZ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We celebrated my birthday and loved everything about this restaurant! Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

The Salty Sow is one of my go-to restaurants to take people to in Austin. The service is always spot on, the drinks are strong and the food is stellar. Tonight was no different. Our server was kind and made some great small talk. My friend and I shared a charcuterie board to start as we enjoyed our first cocktails. I had the carnitas and my friend had the braised beef for our entrees. Seriously perfect meal.

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PattyH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Group had chicken, beef shoulder, filets, and Idaho trout. All outstanding dishes! Apps were very good. Strongly suggest leveraging happy hour:). Little noisy but high energy level.

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vipOGCarbajal
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always, best cocktails in town!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food and inviting/ cozy ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the covered patio area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Thank you!!!

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BentonB
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Took 45 minutes to receive dessert.

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vipKyleM
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food period. (I was the winner with the burger w candied pork). Good service and outstanding bar. Would go again and again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best happy hour menu. Fantastic values!

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MeganD
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service were outstanding! The deviled eggs and brussels sprout caesar salad were the best I've ever had.

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vipTyler
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance is great and so were the drinks. Food was alright

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The highest level of kitchen with the most reasonable prices and amazing service! Greatest and tastiest place ever. Thank you!

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MisterBrown
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Favorite place to eat as EVERYTHING is well prepared and delicious while keeping flavors authentic and uniquely soulful.

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Irene
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Salty Sow never disappoints - even the vegetarians in the group loved the meal! The host staff was friendly and accommodating and the server was knowledgeable and very attentive.

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RNinTN
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- service was outstanding. Get the bananas foster beignets for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Decent service with pretty good food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday it was great had the special spare ribs so yummy

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The Salty Sow is rated 4.8 stars by 2809 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.