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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

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 & Richard Velazquez

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

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The Salty Sow

The Salty Sow Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (60)
Happy Hour (59)
Good for a Date (58)
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Neighborhood Gem (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Special Occasion (47)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Casual (42)
Fun (39)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Good for Groups (35)
Local Ingredients (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Cozy (27)
Authentic (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Hot Spot (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Business Meals (16)
Romantic (14)
Great Beer (12)
People Watching (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Tapas (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish.

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

We love The Salty Sow but have not been back in about 2 years. We went there in the past because the food was always very delicious, the drinks were always tasty, and this time around did not disappoint either! The service was superb as well and I will continually recommend this place to friends!

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

what fun. great food. really great. The Sow is now in the dine out rotation.

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Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Sat on the patio and noise level was low, food was fantastic. Love the Salty Sow.

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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place to meet up with friends or family for good food and conversation. Great ambiance, excellent service, and very reliable reservation system.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Happy Hour and left happy indeed! Great service and awesome HH specials - drinks and food! For munchies I had the pork belly and carnitas tacos, duck fat fries, and Brussel sprout leaves... in hindsight this was probably closer to 1st dinner than snackers. Definitely going to return for 2nd dinner another day!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Awesome! Old Fashioned was a bit sweet.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server was great, I think his name was Mason. Beautiful outdoor atmosphere. Cheap and tasty Happy Hour. Very yummy cocktails!

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

So delicious. Very impressed as was my date. We had an awesome time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It's a wonderful place but SO loud it's really hard to talk and relax.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Another great dinner! Was my sons birthday weekend so we decided to go to the my favorite restaurant in Austin! Great food great cocktails and great service. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Tapas, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed our meal, the service, the food was amazing, yum,yum.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious! Loved the cocktails and the charcuterie was amazing. We finished everything!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fun, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good. Loved the drink options. The outside seating was a bit warm but other then that, I loved it!

Tags: Tapas, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

5 stars. Loved it. The service was fantastic!
The fried cheese curds and pickles to start were amazing! The lamb two ways was great. My wife had fillets and she loved them. Dessert was bananas foster beignets with nutmeg ice cream.. can’t even describe how good EVERYTHING was. Will definitely come back when I’m in Austin. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

3 of our 4 dinners were fantastic. The lamb special was not cooked correctly. When brought to their attention, an excuse was made. They rectified the issue by bringing another plate of lamb to the table. Now instead of completely raw, it was jerky. (After initially bringing it to their attention, I ordered something else, but they brought lamb back.) I didn't want my dinner to be the focus of our dinner with out of town guests, so I stayed with it. I certainly did not offer anyone a bite. I have been here several times before, and everything was terrific, so I was a little saddened by the unwillingness of the manager(he came to the table) to just apologize and correct the issue even when it had been brought to his attention twice. I feel they should have realized the product they were putting on the table was not up to their standards.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and service. Attention to detail on presentation was great. Servers were knowledgeable on each menu. Flavorful, Colorful, and Seasonal foods made us very happy and satisfied!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

This place is loud af, the host was kind of rude. The HH was ok, I wouldn't go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was ok. The charcuterie plate was excellant and the rest of the food was mediocre.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was a relaxed spot with a great ambiance, excellent service, and delicious food! Our favorite dish, recommended by the waiter, was the redfish on a bed of quinoa and lentils and with a smoked whole tomato. It was delicious! The beets on whipped goat cheese was a refreshing side, and eggplant fries were tasty and crispy! Nice variety of vegetable and meat dishes to please all kinds of tastes. Reasonably priced wine was a bonus, and the mini cocktails were fun and tasty! All around a great experience. We would have liked espresso at the end of the meal, but coffee was the only choice, and went well with the interesting and fluffy creme brulee. A great evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful meal! Loved the boudin fritters!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of the best all around dinners we've ever had in Austin!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always have a great dinner here! One of my favorite go-to spots!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Dinner experience was absolutely phenomenal! Food and service stellar! Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and fantastic wine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love the salty sow, it is one of my favorite restaurants in town. Duck fat fries are a must, and so are the pastrami salmon, happy-hour candied porkbelly taco, and banana foster beignets.

The reason food got 3 stars this visit was because, well, food kind of failed me this time. My friend had the Slow cooked beef shoulder, which is normally fantastic. This time around, it was not as flavorful, meat was on the borderline of becoming dry, and the sauce was too thin as per usual. Veggies and mash were still on point.

I had one of specials which was the Spanish octopus with olives, fennel, frisee, and a cauliflower and white bean puré. Nothing special about it. Given how delicious the specials have always been, this time.... meh. The octopus was a piece of tender but plain fried tentacle, no seasoning. The puré flavor was good, but only had about 4 tablespoons' worth on the plate. Not sure if stingy with the puré, or if they were running out of it by 6:30pm.

This evening, we decided that after like the 15th visit, to steer away from the banana foster beignets and give another dessert a try. Had the butterscotch budino, and the dessert special for the evening, chocolate chess pie. The budino was good, but very overwhelming with the caramel. Too much caramel. Half of the little jar was custard and the rest was caramel. Neither of us was a fan of that. We wanted to taste and feel the actual custard, not just taste the caramel as it coats our tongue.

The chess pie, hmmm I've had my share of chess pie in other places and the soft creaminess of the custard was what we were expecting..... We received a soft brownie on a tart shell, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a scoop of... sweetened cream gelatin????? ( Server didn't explain the dish).

Dissapointing, but it is one of my favorite spots still keeping in mind all my past visits. Hopefully this was just a bad night and not the decline in quality or creativity of this gem. Appetizers saved the night.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was terrific. Great food atmosphere and service. The bananas foster beignets are amazing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

MUY BUENA COMIDA, CON MUCHA CREATIVIDAD Y CON BUENOS PRECIOS, BUEN SERVICIO Y UN AMBIENTE MUY AGRADABLE.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service. You better make a reservation or you won’t get in!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Date with my wife

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We have eaten at Salty Sow many times but it’s been awhile. Our meal was amazing - service, ambience and food. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lived in Austin for 6 years- This was our best meal yet. Everything was delicious.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our date night experience was pretty disappointing. I had been here once previously and had a good experience. My husband had never been. We made a reservation and stated that it was for date night. When we arrived, they sat us outside at a table with metal bar stools, not really my idea of a date night since my husband and I only get to go out once every couple of months. We were hoping for a more romantic setting. The hostess accommodated our request to be moved inside. Our waitress, Christina, did not really seem to care that we were even there. We had to ask her for things, otherwise she just stopped by the table to pour some water and off she went. The waiter, Jonathan, at the table next to us was STELLAR! He explained everything to the guests, that is how we found out about most of the menu, but sadly it was already after we had ordered. We did order the bone in filets medium rare but the first cut into the meat was well done. We told Christina and she immediately took it back to the kitchen. Then a few minutes later she returned with the steaks completely cut up in bit size pieces and asked if that was the temp of the steak we were looking for. We said yes, so she left the cut up steak on our table and went to the kitchen to get a plate of mushrooms and sauce to go with it. It was very off-putting and pretty distasteful. We spoke to the manager Chadd who was surprised that Christina had behaved this way, and was apologetic. However, I don't think we will go back. We were left with a bitter taste in our mouths from the service. When spending over $100 for dinner for 2, I expect a better experience.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great time - food was outstanding. Really enjoyed bone-in filet.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife, her parents and myself went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. Without a doubt the food was outstanding! We shared deviled eggs and fried chicken for starters. The fried chicken with a honey sauce was super delicious! I had the duck and pork hash from the daily special menu! The duck was one of the best I'd ever had. My wife and her mom had the pork chop, also very delicious! We will definitely go there again! The kitchen puts a very unique touch to some well known dishes, like pork chops, or duck! Next time I'll have to try the candied pork belly.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything is top notch. Had drinks and deviled eggs and duck fat fries as appetizers. Both were delicious. not greasy at all as other reviews have stated. Hubby had pork chop special which was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Daughter had the bone in fillet. If you are a steak person you must get this. She said this was the best steak she ever had. I had the redfish. Very moist and flavorful. Want to go back for HH the next time we are in Austin. It is pricey. I think it is absolutely worth it. You could just get a bottle of wine and a few appetizers and be set for the evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The tables can be pretty incredibly uncomfortable. The service was good but a bit slow. The food though is outstanding, I've been a couple of times and will probably be back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Salty Sow is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin! Consistently quality food, great drinks and great happy hour! It's a must go!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Happy hour drinks and dishes were great, as always. And the fish and chips daily special was really well done. I'd like to see this become a regular menu item.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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