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About The Salty Sow

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.

1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Cross Street:
Poquito St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 391-2337

Website:
http://saltysow.com/

Executive Chef:
Harold Marmulstein

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Salty Sow

The Salty Sow Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (62)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Good for a Date (59)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (52)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Local Ingredients (44)
Special Occasion (43)
Fun (41)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Casual (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Comfort Food (31)
Cozy (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Authentic (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Romantic (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Business Meals (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (11)
Tapas (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
People Watching (9)
Organic (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Great Beer (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

Original menú and decoration.
Decent location. Good value for the food ( Price-Quality)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Vegan, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and the food was great. But the restaurant too loud for our group of five to talk.

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, the Blanche was a great start to our dinner. Pork Belly and Burger were well received. Service was excellent.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine's Day dinner

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·Dined 5 days ago

Just amazing!!!! We loved the desserts, the mini drink flight was perfection and the service made for a great anniversary!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food delicious.. loved the ambience. It’s a must go to dining experience in Austin

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Our favorite restaurant! So delicious and fun every time!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Tapas, Romantic, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Healthy, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely dinner and interesting cocktails. It is a bit loud, but food and service make it worth it.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great happy hour with amazing, unique cocktails and appetizers!! Very attentive service and pleasant atmosphere. They have a variety of great settings, from an outdoor patio, to enclosed and semi-open porches, to an informal lounge to a dressier dining room. A very unique and fun find with superb eats and drinks for happy hour or fine dining!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Was looking for a well prepared, simple meal and that is exactly what the Salty Sow delivered. Brussel Sprout Ceasar was very good, interesting flavor and the dressing was a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Crispy Chicken Thighs were perfectly prepared with skin nicely crisped on the outside and meat still moist on the inside.
Would highly recommend stopping here while in Austin.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Waiter was helpful and friendly. The tasting menu was flavorful and the portions and prices were perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall. Would definitely recommend! Cozy but unique interior with a sense of place and interesting, creative menu. And the service was really outstanding. The only negative was that I had specifically noted on the reservation to the restaurant that this was a special occasion as it was our anniversary and no mention was ever made of this to us by anyone at the restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service! Will come back!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Consistently awesome. With so many choices in Austin, Salty Sow is the only one we make it back to repeatedly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Organic, Fun, People Watching, Seasonal
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Consistently good quality. We love the appetizers, especially the deviled eggs and the oyster fritters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed the ambiance and decor. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Although they were extremely busy, the service was good and staff apologized for the wait. Food was fabulous and unique and creative. Especially enjoyed the deviled eggs, hot chicken skins, blackened redfish with the creativity of their Moscow Mule.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere. A very busy restaurant which was expected. However, the waitress seemed overwhelmed because we had to flag her down everytime we needed something. We are very patient people so this is saying something.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Not good for special occasions. They don’t take reservation notes consideration.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I had the Crispy Brussels Sprout leaves which are outstanding followed by the Blackened Redfish which was delicious. I was there with friends and we sat in the front area which was reasonably quiet. The waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. The meal was paced nicely so that we did not feel rushed. I recommend this place for it food, ambiance, and service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were blown away by The Salty Sow. We had heard good things and read the reviews, but the reviews were understate, in our view. Pork Belly, Pork Shoulder, Flash Fried Brussel Sprout Leaves, Oyster Boidin Fritters, Warm Olives, all of it was amazing. Good drinks and nice, concise Wine selection. The service was energetic and enthusiastic. The vibe is so very Austin; hip, young, trendy and just plain COOL. Try it!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Ate at the Salty Sow Saturday 2/3 for dinner. We had a terrific and interesting meal. My favorite part was the ambiance - we were visiting Austin, our conference was over and we were up for some fun, which is what this place was. We ate at an "outdoor" table which was awesome since we're from a cold place. Cocktails were terrific, especially the Charlotte's web. My friend accidentally knocked over his full cocktail glass and they gave us another one on the house, which was really nice. We had the bone marrow (tasty and good for people who need to add some cholesterol to their diet) and oyster fritters (perfect) to start, and then the slow-cooked beef shoulder (good, but not spectacular; it was basically like pot roast) and tenderloin (fantastic) and fried brussles sproud leaves (yes. have these). Sometimes I think gastropubs go overboard trying to make sure that all dishes have powerful sweet and salty and rich and spicy; but this place did not, happily, try to turn a dish into something it shouldn't be. Other than the fact that there are so many amazing places to try in Austin, I'd totally go back, especially with a group of friends who wanted a fun night out. Smart-casual captures the ambiance and the dress code.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a wonderful birthday celebration at Salty Sow. We all loved our meals- the pork butt, lightly fried chicken thighs, and the blackened redfish were all delicious. Bananas foster beignets with nutmeg ice cream was a delicious end to our meal too. Only disappointment was being seated in the outdoor area on metal bar stools on s cold 50 degree night. For the price of the meal, I would have expected a more comfortable environment. They do have indoor seating- guess I need to request that next time. Thought they might have given us a better table given I specified we were celebrating a birthday.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Jonathan and John were amazing waitress!!!

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious meal and love the appetizers. Very friendly wait staff.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Easy parking in the neighbourhood. Service was very attentive and anticipatory (6 on a scale of 1-5). Tasting menu a perfect choice and house wine so good we didn't order a different one for the meal. Table height to seat height was off making eating a little awkward. A bit noisier than we like.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

our 6th time @ Salty SOW and keeps on getting better
by the way as we were eating in Austin, a friend texted us he was eating with his daughter and her family in Scottsdale @ Salty SOW

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I love Salty Sow. The food is creative and never dIsappoints. I took two people who had not been and they are now hooked. Something about the creative but informal atmosphere makes this the place I want to take anyone new to or visiting Austin.
Service is always friendly, low key and welcoming.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Burger as good as Au Cheval. No need to travel to Chicago for a really good burger because Salty Sow has an amazing burger. Sunday night price fix deal is great too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was pretty good, nice relaxed, charming ambience, we did not like our cocktails, but hey, that can happen.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing dope sauce amaze balls

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our second visit to The Sow. We live in Houston and dinner at The Sow is worth the drive. The charcuterie plate is wonderful. All made in house too. Yum. Love this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Most delicious deviled eggs. You can't go wrong ordering the beef shoulder, either. The drinks were strong and delicious and the food was even better!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and attentive service. We always make reservations and try to be seated at the high top tables near the front entry. We enjoy viewing the kitchen from this location.

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were very excited to try the the Salty Sow. Looking at the menu, it was right up our ally: everyday fair with a gastro pub twist. Triple fried duck fat fries? Bring it on. Mason jar dessert? What a hipster palate pleaser. However, it fell flat. The Salty Sow is trying to be something it’s not. From the name to the menu, it wants to play along side Odd Duck, Swift Attic, or Oasthouse. Had it been simply a diner, the food would have meet expectations. But if you’re going to put on a plaid button down shirt, tie your hair in man bun, and grow out your beard to tree logger length and call yourself hipster, you better back it up with your vegan butter and chia seed smoothies. The Salty Sow falls short of delivery beyond the cool menu names. The triple fried duck fat fries were so heavy. The soft poached egg on top became a moisture trap instead of an excitement piece. Once poked, the yoke fell straight through the fries and coagulated at the bottom. The buttery, sunny yoke didn’t have an opportunity to be enjoy. The crispy chicken thighs were crispy, but that’s about it. There were no other flavors present. The pork chops feel flat. The sorbet was icy and too large of a serving instead of creamy and just enough. As stated before, had the Salty Sow been just a diner, the food would have been fine. But to tease as being quirky and evolved, and then play it safe and bland, leaves a lot to be desired.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was great as always and the service was even better!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful, but really loud inside.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food with fast and friendly service. We visited before a show at Bass Concert hall and the waitress was informed of the event, so she was really on top of getting our food/drinks quickly. We enjoyed our time and we will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The service is horribly slow, it took me 45 minutes to get to the food! The patio seats are unimaginably uncomfortable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was outstanding but the food could have been better. I ordered a pork dish (given the name of the restaurant) and it was just okay, and the white beans that came in it slightly undercooked. My friend got the beef and said it was oawesome. Overall, a good deal and nice ambiance.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Sooooeeee! The Salty Sow delivers on all fronts. Creative interpretations of good ol’ southern favorites, welcoming and comfortable setting, and staff who treat you like family all made this meal a hit with my work team. Appetizers of crispy Brussels sprout leaves with golden raisins and pecorino, deviled eggs, and triple-fried duck fat fries paired nicely with craft quality cocktails. My fried chicken thighs—deboned and seasoned simply—were crispy, tender, and juicy. The Brussels sprout Caesar salad was everything our server promised, lightly tossed with a genuine Caesar dressing. Entrees were very reasonably priced and sized so that my out-of-town colleagues could avoid the guilt we often feel by leaving food on our plates. Desserts did not disappoint, either. Anything with Amy’s ice cream is always a wonderful way to finish a meal. I’ve found a new favorite place to dine alone and to bring friends. The milk-braised pork butt demands another visit soon.

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