The Salty Sow

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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were impeccable. If you are looking to try a new restaurant this place should be on your list!

CS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Deviled eggs were delicious. We also loved the brussel sprout leaves and the sauce on the redfish was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good experience. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. We came in from out of town. The food was delicious and the service was great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic dinner with a group of friends. We ordered three appetizers, two salads to share and cocktails. Each person (5 people total- no one ordered the same entree) ordered an entree. The food was wonderful, our server was very knowledgeable and made good recommendations.

A
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for happy hour! We loved everything that we tried including the deviled eggs, the fried chicken, the eggplant fries, and the brussels sprouts.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Service was good and fast! The only negative: made a reservation for two for a special occasion and they put us in the smallest table by one of the doors. Would have preferred a quieter, nicer location.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. Our waiter was friendly, but a little too chill/laid-back.

EP
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was good. The noise made it difficult to hear our tablemates.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bone marrow. Pork cheeks melt in your mouth

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was phenomenal! Great atmosphere. Form to table concept, so basically everything is locally sourced. Two reasons for 4 stars. First, while our waitress was lovely, it took a long time between ordering our appetizer and our entrées, so the wait was a little long. Second, we were seated right next to the window which was pretty, however the window was very drafty. It made it quite cold at our table even though you could tell the room was warm. Made it hard to decide if I should wear a jacket or not!

Would still love to go back! Maybe just a different table. 😊

PA
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Did not like the server. Wasn’t too courteous

SS
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Came here on a date. We were seated outside on uncomfortable stools when there were plenty of open tables inside with more comfortable seating. I guess they were trying to fill up the outside as nothing was done for us even after we stated our discomfort. The service was fine - neither good nor great. The food had good flavor, but was very over-salted. At least the restaurant lived up to it's name!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was amazing! They have great options and reasonable prices. We went during happy hour and were pleased with the options and prices. We will definitely be back for another date night!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to the salty sow for happy hour and we again enjoyed it. All the appetizers were delicious- we shared four items among the three of us. All drinks were delicious and service excellent!

AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Went with a party of 8 all from out of town and we all loved it. Especially desserts! Great waiter!

JU
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salty Sow is one of our favorite places to eat in Austin — if not THE favorite. The food and drinks are always good, and we like to try the specials because the kitchen really comes up with some great surprises. The service is impeccable. Our favorite Friday “date night” but also a place we like to bring friends and family.

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos and chicken. The banana beignets are very near r finish

OT
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience at salty Sow. This is the third year we went there for our anniversary. However, this time it was disappointing my husband’s food was not hot and the pork chop I got was tough and was cold. I was offered a replacement meal and repicked a pork belly. Sadly it was hot, fresh and a good cut, which made my husband feel even less good about the cold pork belly he received that was small and had too much fat on it. By the time my replacement mail came, my husband was finished so I asked for mine to be packed up to go. I ordered dessert and coffee. It took 15 minutes for me to receive my coffee. I did love the desert, but it was not the anniversary we planned on. We will try them again since we have many good memories there, but if it is the same we will never go back.

l
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great farm to table experience. All of us got something different and it was all so good.

BM
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, got a ton of food for the price which was awesome! Prices were reasonable and the servers and the person who sat us was incredibly knowledgeable! Great spot!

OT
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Christmas Eve dinner. Our table was ready on time. Great menu. Quick service. Everyone was happy with the menu choices. Beef shoulder and blackened redfish were favorites. Also the grits, mushrooms and Brussel sprouts were good sides. Also liked the happy hour menu.

C
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best deviled eggs in the city!

NG
Austin
61 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful place to have dinner or just drinks and happy hour. Even with the cold weather, they have made the patios cozy...and The Blanche is worth the drive.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food choices are original and extremely tasty. Service was excellent.

v
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great vibe, excellent accommodating server. Mark my words: I will return.

p
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was the service

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always grear

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place came highly recommended by a friend and I'm so glad I chose it for my birthday. They accommodated my party and all of the food was amazing. The ambience was very nice and I would definitely visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience! Will be back

GV
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A fun place to have dinner in Austin. The food and service were both great.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. The salmon pastrami is amazing and the choices are plentiful go go with it.

SK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks, and food is always tasty. The charcuterie board is perfect to share and you can’t go wrong with the duck fat fries.

BS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals: Chicken/biscuit/honey sauce and a coffee was only $9. 3 different tacos were all delicious.

J
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have visited the Sow often and enjoy it every time. I did not like the caesar salad this time - much too much garlic.

KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Kid friendly for patient kids- all food amazing but the ‘ simply prepared’ vegetable platter was not Simple but still delish.

J
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Salty Sow is really good food at a very good value. Quality is excellent, variety is excellent. Cocktails are freshly made and fun. Charcuterie board is a really nice starter for the table with some unique offerings and toasty bread. Fun and worth a trip

J
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food. Pork and fried chicken tops the list!

DW
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food as always, service was outstanding as usual and the Butterscotch Budino topped it all off!! One of our favorite places, always SO good!
Thank you!!