Austin Winter Storm: List of Restaurants and Food Truck Closures and Openings

Travis County is still facing a severe winter storm warning, with freezing temperatures coupled with ice and upcoming predictions of snow and rain during the week. Given these perilous circumstances, coupled with dangerous driving conditions and forced power outages, many restaurants and food trucks in the Austin area decided to remain closed during the storm. And others remain open to serve the neighborhoods while many businesses are closed or have modified services.

Eater tracks the openings, closings, and serving changes associated with cold weather. Do you know of other restaurants / food trucks / bars / breweries / wineries in the Austin area that are open during the storm or closed because of the storm? Let Eater Austin know at [email protected]

Note: This list was not updated from Saturday February 13th to Monday February 15th.

Companies that are open

  • Wooten Salat Drive-Through Baby Greens closed on Thursday February 11th. It reopened on Friday, February 12th.
  • The Crestview Brewpub Black Star Co-op is open Tuesday, February 16, with a limited menu starting at noon.
  • Central East Austin’s Cuantos Tacos truck closed on Thursday, February 11th and reopened on Friday, February 12th.
  • The Highland Taco Truck Paprika is closed on Thursday February 11th and is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday February 15th.
  • South Austin Bar The on-site Far Out and Fowl Mouth food truck will be closed starting Sunday February 14th. The reopening is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16.
  • The Texas French Bread Heritage Restaurant is open Tuesday, February 16 with coffee and baked goods through the walk-in window.
  • The Veracruz All Natural taco spot will be open for walk-up service in downtown Austin at the Line Hotel starting Saturday, February 13th. (The food trucks will be closed until Tuesday, February 16.)

Companies that are closed

  • The Austin Eastciders Embroidery and Restaurant will keep their Barton Springs location closed on Tuesday, February 16.
  • Dripping Springs Brewpub Beerburg Brewing will be closed on Thursday February 11th until the end of the weekend and plans to reopen the following weekend.
  • The Better Half restaurant adjacent to Clarkville, the Hold Out Brewing sibling brewery next door, both locations of the Little Brother bar, and the Bummer Burrito food truck are closed on Tuesday, February 16. The Wright Bros. Brew & Brew sibling café will also remain closed due to power outages.
  • Northwest Austin Biderman deli will be closed Sunday February 14th through Tuesday February 16th.
  • The Big Mex BBQ grill cart on Hamilton Pool Road will be closed on Thursday February 11th through at least Friday February 19th.
  • Black’s Barbecue Austin location closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, reopened on Friday, February 12, closed at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, and will remain closed.
  • The first vegetarian restaurant in South First, the Bouldin Creek Cafe, closed earlier on Thursday, February 11th at 3pm, reopened with changed hours on Saturday and Sunday, February 12th and 13th, and is now closed .
  • The Brentwood Social House bakery and restaurant have been closed since Sunday February 14th.
  • All Caffe Medici locations will be closed on Tuesday February 16.
  • The Carabao Express Filipino restaurant on Parmer Lane closed at 4pm on Thursday, February 11th and will continue to be closed.
  • The South Austin Bar and Cosmic Coffee are closed Monday through Tuesday February 15-16.
  • The Craft Pride beer bar on Rainey Street will be closed and will remain closed on Thursday, February 11th.
  • The South Austin Cajun Truck Da Boot Po-Boys has been closed since Friday February 12th.
  • South Austin’s Thai truck Dee Dee closed on Thursday, February 11th and will continue to do so.
  • All Dolce Neve ice cream parlor locations closed at 5pm on Friday, February 12th and remained closed on Monday, February 15th.
  • The East Austin Bar Drinks Lounge will be closed on Thursday February 11th and will continue to be closed on Sunday February 14th.
  • North Loop Bar Drink.Well is closed from Monday February 15 through at least Wednesday February 17.
  • The Tex-Mex restaurant Eldorado Cafe is closed Monday through Tuesday from February 15th to 16th.
  • The South Lamar Restaurant El Naranjo will be closed Tuesday through Wednesday, February 16-17. The reopening is scheduled for Thursday, February 18.
  • The MLK Morris Williams Golf Course Restaurant Fairways Cantina has been closed from Thursday, February 11th until probably Tuesday, February 16th.
  • The soul food restaurant Fowler’s Smokin in Pecan Springs-Springdale closed on Thursday February 11th and is scheduled to reopen on Thursday February 18th.
  • The Dripping Springs Brewery Family Business Brewing Company is closed on Thursday, February 11th and will remain so until at least next weekend.
  • The North Loop Restaurant Foreign & Domestic will be closed on Tuesday February 16.
  • The Franklin Barbecue Smoked Meat Restaurant will be closed from Monday February 15 through Thursday February 18. The reopening is scheduled for Friday, February 19th.
  • Heaven’s Bistro Bakery in North Austin will be closed on Tuesday, February 16.
  • Both Pizzeria Home Slices locations will be closed on Tuesday, February 16.
  • The Hotel Vegas in the East Austin Bar will keep its terrace closed from Thursday, February 11th through the weekend.
  • The Italian restaurant Il Brutto in East Austin will be closed on Tuesday, February 16.
  • All Jack Allens Kitchen and Salt Traders Coastal Cooking locations are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16 and 17.
  • The Jester King Brewery and Restaurant in Dripping Springs will be and continue to be closed on Thursday, February 11th.
  • All Jo’s Coffee locations will be closed on Tuesday February 16.
  • Joe’s Bakery restaurant in East Austin will be closed on Tuesday, February 16 due to weather and power outages.
  • The French bakery Julie Myrtille is closed Tuesday through Wednesday, February 16 and 17.
  • All Kerbey Lane locations are closed at least Monday through Tuesday, February 15-16.
  • Lake Austin Cafe Mozart’s has been closed since Monday, February 15th.
  • All Merit Coffee locations will be closed on Tuesday February 16 and possibly Wednesday February 17.
  • Both Picnik locations are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from February 16-17.
  • Hill Country Restaurant Proof & Cooper will be and will be closed on Monday February 15th.
  • The Quack’s bakery has been closed since Monday, February 15, as have the sibling spots Captain Quack’s and Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery. The latter are planning to reopen on Wednesday February 17th.
  • The North Loop fish market and Quality Seafood restaurant will be closed on Tuesday, February 16.
  • Mueller vegan deli Rebel Cheese is closed on Tuesday, February 16.
  • Cedar Park Café and the Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, shorten their opening hours from Friday to Sunday, February 12-14, and will continue to be closed .
  • Downtown Roosevelt Room bar is closed on Tuesday February 16 and is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday February 17.
  • Signor Vineyards in Fredericksburg closed on Thursday, February 12th and is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, February 18th.
  • The Vietnamese grill restaurant Smokin Beauty in North Austin closed at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11 and will continue to be closed.
  • The Southold Farm & Cellar winery in Fredericksburg has been closed since Friday February 12th and closed until at least Thursday February 18th.
  • All Spokesman Coffee locations will be closed Tuesday through Wednesday February 16-17.
  • St. Elmo Brewery in South Austin will be closed Tuesday through Wednesday February 16-17.
  • Both Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew grill restaurant locations in North Lamar and Cedar Park closed on Thursday, February 11th at 3pm and both on Friday, February 12th until at least Tuesday, February 16th. The Switch sibling restaurant also closed early on Thursday at 2.15 p.m. and remains closed for the same period for the same reasons.
  • Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop South First bakery will be closed on Tuesday February 16.
  • North Austin food truck SXSE Food Co. has postponed its opening hours on Friday February 12th and will now be closed for Tuesday February 16th.
  • Terry Black’s Barbecue Grill in South Austin will be closed Sunday February 14 through Tuesday February 16.
  • The East Austin Bar The Cavalier will be closed Monday February 15 through Tuesday February 16. The reopening is scheduled for Thursday, February 18.
  • The East Sixth Bar The Liberty has been and will be closed since Sunday, February 14th.
  • East Austin’s Vegan Nom food truck is closed on Thursday, February 11th and will continue to be closed.
  • All Waterloo Ice House locations will be closed on Tuesday February 16.
  • Dog park and bar Yard Bar is closed Monday through Tuesday from February 15th to 16th.

Service changes / reopenings

  • Due to the weather, the Kerlin BBQ grill cart from East Austin only sold Kolaches (read: no grill) on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, but otherwise remained open for business.

Closed businesses that have not announced reopening or continued closings

Update, Tuesday, February 16, 11:02 a.m .: This article, which was originally published on Thursday, February 11, 12:43 p.m., has been updated to include additional restaurant closings, openings and changed services.

Comments are closed.