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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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary. And we found out my wife is pregnant! They were nice and very accommodating.

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TS
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Salty Sow is always a must go to when I am in Austin!

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KX
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Been here several times but this last time we had pretty awful service.. server not paying attention to what we were asking, tossing menus we didn’t ask for our way, and just generally not giving recommendations when asked. I usually have a great time but this time left a bad taste.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table, made it for happy hour, amazing! The food was great! Definitely be back!

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CH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great happy hour. Service was slow, but it was busy.

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DW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation because I know they fill up and we arrived a little late, which was made later due to the new Valet service, but we still walked in within 15 min of our reservation time. The hostess had given away our table and we had to sit outside in the heat.

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Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for happy hour & we were not disappointed!! The charcuterie was to die for - chicken liver mousse was outstanding. The tacos felt fun & familiar, but with a twist and the fried chicken in honey butter was the show stopper. The cocktails were well made, & the wine selections on point. Our server was helpful without being overbearing & it was easily the best meal we had on our visit to Austin.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu, drinks, apps, food!!

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N
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try Salty Sow for my Husbands birthday. It was a thursday night and definitely very popular. We got there a little early and had to wait but not for too long. We had a great table. The duck fat fries were awesome. Meal was good too. We had the crispy thighs and the pork chop. Often we split meals and didn't this time and had plenty to bring home with us. Great food.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time! Deviled eggs are amazing!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Made a reservation but still was sat outside in sweltering weather. All in all the the food was great as well as the service.

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EP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had bone marrow and the duck for dinner. The duck was kinda plain... not a memorable meal. Mixed drinks were good. There are better dining options downtown Austin.

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K
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The deviled eggs are delicious. I tried the cocktail flight, but didn't enjoy 2 of the 4 mini-cocktails.

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very skeptical when arriving to this spot. We went to entertain a client, and the clients actual words were "it changed his life" so... who wouldn't try it out.
Everything was exceptional! The Apps, the drinks, the meals... the ambience was awesome. Life Changing! LOL

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K
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Very nice server. First time for several in my group, including some les-than adventurous palates. They loved it. We had a good time!

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TW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Food was great and waiter was delightful.

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KS
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everybody in our group ordered something different and no one was disappointed with their choice, everything tasted great, even the desserts were spot on. We ordered the bananas foster beignets and they were good, but the ice cream that came with it was even better. Portion sizes were perfect as well.

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l
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, service was good. Although we did mention a birthday, but that was never acknowledged when dessert came. Oh! The cocktails are really creative and tasty!

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R
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Made reservations for 4 a week in advance and we were seated in the outdoors with metal stools next to busy bussing station (ice, water, trash). The flys were horrible. Try enjoying a nice chicken liver mousse with a swarm of flys. Next time, which will be a while, we’ll make sure to request inside, comfortable seating.

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LR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good food, good service!

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b
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Showed up during happy hour on Friday evening. We were seated on the patio, which was very pleasant.
Had a great waiter. When we were seated for dinner, it was VERY LOUD inside. That might be the general ambiance at this restaurant. But the food and the service were excellent so the noise would not keep me from going back!

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D
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo!!! Outstanding and never disappointing options for Happy Hour or dinner!!One of my favorite places I can go to every week!!!!

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r
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the energetic vibe of this restaurant. The flow of conversation was never interrupted by the ordering or delivery of food. It was a phenomenal experience that let me focus on my guests and topics du jour!
Now to the food and drink. Wow. Worth the 4.5+ stars that I gave them and am looking to bring more friends and family as well.

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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is unique and delicious. Service was good.

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BB
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had dinner at Salty Sow for the first time in quite awhile and I'm happy to report the food is still great! The redfish entree is one of the tastiest fish dishes I've ever had. Friendly service; good wine selection. We will not wait so long to come back next time.

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C
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed everything except the noisiness. The food is remarkable. Each of us had a different dish, and all of shared bites. Favorites include truffled deviled eggs, beef shoulder, fried chicken, pork stew, filet medallions, and Brussels sprouts. The drinks are inventive and delicious. I highly recommend The Salty Sow.

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DK
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was VERY slow. Waiter kept trying to upsell us instead of offering us the Happy Hour appetizers. Took forever to get our meals so we abandoned any plans for getting dessert. Waiter rarely came by. Wanted to box a meal, but they only took part of it away to be boxed and we had to ask again for the rest of it to be boxed. For a pretty pricey restaurant it wasn't worth it because of the poor service.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Daughter’s birthday. Meal was great but dropped the ball on it being for a 9 year olds birthday. That’s all.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to the Salty Sow prior to

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C
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was too loud and there were too many flies. It seems that there were too many people or that the restaurant was unusually overwhelmed.

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T
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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EE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. Our server, Christina, was excellent!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We made a reservation but were unaware that we’d need to specify our indoor preference. As a result, we waited past our reservation time to be seated indoors. It is worth noting that the dining experience on the back patio is significantly different than being sat indoors: significantly hotter and more humid, decor that has obviously not changed from the pizza place that occupied the building prior. Please inform those making reservations that they need to specify indoor seating in order to get a superior experience. Either that or don’t seat prior reservations on your back deck.

Our waiter was kind and timely, food was excellent, as always.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to the Salty Sow numerous times and the food and service are always excellent!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We got seated immediately, even though half the party was running late. I appreciate that, as we were able to order drinks while waiting for late friends. Our waiter was a little stressed and didn’t seem to want to engage us. I get it, it was happy hour and busy. Also we are a table of women who don’t know how to behave in public; too loud, too gregarious. What can I say, we all have kids and don’t get together often enough. The food and drinks were quite tasty. I had the happy hour deviled eggs and fried chicken. When we were ready to go I had to find our waiter to pay. I will definitely be back for that chicken though.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with so many fantastic options! Delicious food and cocktails...service was amazing.

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place....duck fat fries are killer. Super happy happy hour

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T
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Favorite place to eat in Austin. Go during happy hour for good deals. It can be loud.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Interesting menu. Friendly staff. Outdoor seats are hot and steamy...

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D
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely LOVE this place! I always pop-in or make reservations if I MUST have but whenever my B-day rolls around I know I'm going to TSS! I brought along a friend who had never been and she was so impressed! I think you just gained another regular!

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