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The Salty Sow

4.7
2768 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.
What 2768 people are saying
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HHall
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to take out of town friends. Beef shoulder and chicken were out of this world.

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NathanielM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, just small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place with good food and well made cocktails. A must visit if you are in town.

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JeffG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We ordered the 3-steak filets, carnitas tacos and crispy chicken thighs. They were all cooked and seasoned perfectly. The cocktails were awesome as usual. We haven't been to The Salty Sow in a few years. It was a pleasure to be back.

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SZaney
Austin
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met the girls for happy hour! It was perfect! Amazing food at great prices!

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Ellie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food !

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time and loved our food. We haven’t been able to find better drinks in Austin! :) we love Salty sow and will keep coming back.

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puckgal
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, speedy service and great food!

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service every time we go. Great cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, great service

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Leaf
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The deviled eggs, candied pork belly and beignets were stand out dishes. Service was surprisingly quick even on a busy evening.

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vipFridayFoodie
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as ever.

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Catson
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciate the unique menu choices and top-notch service. Salty Sow is a great place to go for any event.......Happy Hour, a nice dinner date, or to celebrate a special occasion. We've never had a bad experience at Salty Sow!

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ZachS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Truffled deviled eggs were too strong on the truffle front. Food was good but for the price should've been great. Brussel Sprout leaves were good. Drinks were just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was my last dinner out in Austin before moving out of Texas so I chose this farm to table restaurant for my friend and I. I like the open air dining space and the cozy atmosphere. I always get the beef shoulder and for starters I recommend the duck fat fries (though I didn’t get it this time), for dessert I recommend the chocolate cake. Yum yum. And the waiting staff is always so lovely and attentive. Oh and they take great pics!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Rushed service despite being 30 min early to a half empty restaurant for a 915p reservation, clearly trying to close early. Server unhelpful with drink, entree or appetizer recommendations. While specials were marked as “limited”, only found out that two were sold out after ordering.

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LOLLI
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything was good. The server was slow to come check on us. I had to ask for check and to order dessert. This may be due to short staff and I totally understand. I will be back.

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Lisa
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Always delicious! Never disappointed

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Jamie
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great place. Quick service and very knowledgeable of the menu.

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KaneE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour snacks and drinks and a charcuterie board, all excellent, with good service in a charming setting, took dessert home and was blown away.

JW
JosephW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty Sow is a great happy hour or dinner spot. Plenty of room both inside and outside. Parking can be a little rough sometimes so if you have a reservation you might want to get there early. So many great food and drink choices. I like the deviled eggs and Brussel sprout leaves appetizers.

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JimH
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An eclectic place to eat and enjoy a drink with friends. This was our first time there but it won’t be the last.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing, atmosphere was equally charming. A must visit in Austin!

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EwaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salty Sow is fantastic dinner spot in East Austin. It is a laid back restaurant where the menu never disappoints. You've got to start your night off with their deviled eggs and if you can't decide on which entree, the beef shoulder is where it's at. Their wait staff is excellent and very kind. Definitely a great spot for any occasion.

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MichaelO
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Atmosphere was great. Worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and service! Not quiet but bustling and ok.

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AaronG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food great service. The chairs are not that comfortable.

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vipATXEATER
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had an excellent dining experience at Salty Sow. Our server was very thoughtful and sweet. I didn’t get her name, it was a little noisy after we moved inside because of the rain. We enjoyed the Porch swing cocktail with the chicken liver mousse and the special salad. My husband enjoyed his red fish very much and I loved the crispy chicken thighs. We just decided to go to SS at the last minute and couldn’t have been more pleased. Definitely will be returning👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best happy hour prices

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DiSo
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Salty Sow was pretty solid, but in agreement with a lot of 4/5 reviews I've seen. Food was great but nothing that will blow you away save for a couple gems like the Truffle Deviled Eggs. Cocktails were awesome though, they're generous with the alcohol.

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luncher22
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot. The happy hour deals are incredible, the drinks are always divine, and the staff and atmosphere are so warm and welcoming!

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JeffR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Service spotty

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ChristyF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was ok but our server was terrible. Totally didn’t want to be there

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Banana Fosters beignet were to die for. 10/10 for the food, drinks and service! Our waiter David was so nice and treated us good for our date night!!

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vipTito
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall, tHe food was excellent and the service was very good !Only comment Would be that it was somewhat loud and hard to have conversations across the table at least where we sat near the kitchen. Regardless, we will continue to sponsor the “Salty Sow”, it is a great venue!!

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Jacob
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the absolute best Happy Hour in the city and maybe the entire country. The food was absolutely perfect, the service was good, and the price is unbelievable.

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stuxhbery
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Salty Sow! The Happy Hour is great - honestly more for the food even than the cocktails. The chicken liver mousse is my idea of heaven, same with their truffled deviled eggs and those damn crispy brussel sprouts leaves. We also had the fried chicken with honey butter and I got a crispy catfish taco, which was incredibly good. Very happy to be back.

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vipJackieW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a 10/10! We loved the creative cocktails and the food was absolutely phenomenal. Our server was great at providing recommendations! I’d happily eat everything again but the absolute standouts were the deviled eggs, the crispy Brussels sprouts and the pork belly! Sooo good.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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The Salty Sow is rated 4.7 stars by 2768 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.