Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 24,718 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mower County. The town was originally settled along the Cedar River and it has two artificial lakes called East Side Lake and Mill Pond. The town was named for Austin R. Nichols, the first settler in the area.
Things to do in Austin
4.5 based on 158 reviews
Had lunch there today with my wife and it was great. I hadn't been there for many years but as I remember they had some great BBQ, they didn't disappoint today for sure. We had the brisket and pulled pork sandwiches and they were fantastic. With sides of cornbread, baked beans and fried okra we couldn't go wrong. Will definitely be back.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
We stopped in for coffee and were delighted to have great coffee at this independent coffee shop. The person working was very knowledgeable about the town and made a great latte. The location is awesome, right on the main street in town. We will definitely stop the next time we are in Austin!
4 based on 10 reviews
There is all way's yummy ice cream treat's but if you like fish there is a good tasting 3 piece fish meal. Also the burger's are tasty.
4.5 based on 106 reviews
1950'S style malt & burger shop, featuring loose meat burgers and delicious hand dipped malts & shakes.
We really enjoyed our lunch here. We like the smaller local restaurants and were so happy to find this, based on reviews from Tripadvisor. We were welcomes by sara so wonderfully - thanks so much for a great visit and a great hamburger, We want...Morethank you so very much for your wonderful words! We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Sara
4.5 based on 5 reviews
What a delightful place in which to share lunch with a friend! Warning: You MUST have time for a very, long lunch. The place is small--cozy-small; the pace is slow--relaxing-slow. The salads we ate were works of art with almost each strawberry placed in just the perfect position. They were delicious with fresh ingredients. People have lots of time for good conversations and no one is rushed. Table space is limited, but once you're seated, stop the hurrying around and just enjoy a peaceful, tasty "live-to-eat, not eat-to-live" meal.
4.5 based on 138 reviews
We offer an excellent selection of breakfast entrees, lunch and dinner entrees, as well as a variety of fresh-baked cookies, muffins and pies from our own in-store bakery. Be sure to check out our fun Kids Menu which is available all day, every day. And on Tuesdays, kids eat FREE off the Kids Menu with each adult entrée purchased!
We like Perkins but this one one the food was ok the service was great. I through the price was a little high as you can go to Bob Evans and get the same type food for less.
4.5 based on 105 reviews
Well we wanted to go somewhere special for dinner for a birthday. We got seated right away but waited 30 min. before we got served. I ordered prime rib and the others ordered a small steak and a hamburger. The food was not very tasty and it came for the most part all at once. The salad, soup and the steak. I ordered a glass of wine and first came a empty glass and no wine. Asked if I had asked for a empty glass? Then about 10 min. later the wine came in a small container. At the end of the meal the server came over and said they were sorry but it was a busy nite. She was about 70 years old. The food was not that great and the price was very high for what we got. Won't come back!
5 based on 44 reviews
Grinders has amazing sandwiches either on homemade bread or homemade sub buns. Their caramel bars are the best around and the staff who work their are friendly and polite. The hours are 11-3 Monday through Friday.
4 based on 130 reviews
Torge's has the best in regional entertainment and the coldest beer in Austin, MN! For great food and drink specials, 20 flat screen HD TV's, a large outdoor patio with heaters and fire pit, and live music, Torge's Live Sports Bar and Grill is the choice for you. Stop in and see Austin's best nightclub!
I had a party melt with fries, everyone else has the pulled pork special. The good was satisfying, with amounts that you will not go away hungry. The beers are so cold, there is ice chunks! That is a big plus in my book. This...MoreWonderful! Thank you for taking the time to share. I look forward to sharing your kind experience with our entire team. We hope to see you again soon.
4.5 based on 62 reviews
I try to eat healthy so I'm typically wary of the classic diner, but Kenny's had a huge menu with a handful of lite options. The chicken breast was tasty, and the breadsticks that came with it weren't the fresh-bread-drenched-in-butter style of breadsticks, but instead the cracker sticks (which were delicious). I can definitely see why it's a popular spot with the locals.
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