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Central Market

4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-3733
+1 512-206-1000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (3 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-3733
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11 - 20 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We got salad from the salad bar and gumbo from the soup bar. The gumbo is packed with a tantalizing mixture of yummy spices, flavor and so many good ingredients. It makes for a tasty and reasonable lunch.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 1 January 2017

When the store first opened I thought it was a snooty, pretentious store of overpriced hard-to-find foodstuffs. Turns out, that is the direction that Austin and food stores all took, so this place is perfect. Rare foods, snooty pretentious types who look down from their...More

Thank Orad O
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Large market with a great selection of bulk foods and a wide range of wine, and beer! They also hold Hands-on cooking classes taught by interesting chefs. The in-house cafe has a very large outdoor patio with a stage that has lots of shade for...More

Thank Hanger24
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our shopping experience at Central Market. Though we had made a list of all our monthly requirements we ended up buying other stuff too - as there is such a wide variety of items all so well laid out and the staff...More

Thank jolly370
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat prior to shopping but not much more. It is not a beautiful place and the food is only OK. We will use it again but solely because it makes our lives easier and saves time. This is not...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have been in Austin for most of August and had heard that Central Market was a "true Austin experience". We have been shopping at Trader Joe, Whole Foods, HEB and various liquor stores up to now, and were looking forward to an authentic market...More

Thank boatie_girl
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I just LOVE the Central Market! I remember when it opened, and I still love going there when I'm in town. We popped in last week for a few things and a quick snack, and the not much has changed— and that's a great thing....More

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Great supermarket. dinner for two for $14.. and a bottle of good aussie red for $20. I like this place more than whole foods.. as a foreigner its easier to navigate.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Always love the food at CM. And live music EARLY. Can't go wrong. Kids can play. Adults can visit. Everyone can eat and be entertained (and dance if you want to)

Thank SuzHuff1961
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I always feel ripped off but satisfied. So I should not complain. If coming for groceries it's heaven. If coming for pre-made food, focus on the salad bar and soup. The prepared meal are nice but over priced.

Thank Regis M
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Jennifer H
Do you allow dogs on outdoor patio?
24 July 2015|
Response from VegasHopper | Reviewed this property |
Jennifer, you may want to call them directly, but I think they do. Austin is such a dog friendly town. By the way, just got back from Vegas and was surprised to see several dogs in the casinos and hotels. Not sure if they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-3733
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-206-1000
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