Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Places is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your odbvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Soco Mobile Detailing where they provide their mobile car wash and detailing services at home. From the state capitol to nail salons — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Places in Austin.
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Topping this year’s most photographed list is none other than Franklin Barbecue, a signature (albeit famous) bbq spot in town. Did y’all know you can place a bulk order ahead of time on their website?!
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- Franklin Barbeque (East Austin)
What they’re known for: Pulled pork, fatty brisket, bourbon banana pie
Yelpers say: “The brisket was by far the best thing I had here. Especially that hot, fresh, fatty piece that they cut for you to try while you order. There is nothing like fresh marbled warm fat. They ask if you want lean or moist. I had no idea so I opted for a bit of everything. I can safely say now, just get the fat. It’s so much better. “ –Yelp Elite Carl C.
2. Terry Black’s Barbecue (South Austin)
What they’re known for: Beef rib, pork ribs, jalapeno cheese sausage
Yelpers say: “If you’re in the Austin area and are looking for delicious BBQ & southern food, Terry Black’s is a must! Not only was it highly reviewed online but whenever I asked someone in town for a recommendation for the best BBQ in town, Terry Black’s was first on the list and it did not disappoint. I visited the restaurant on a Sunday evening and it was extremely busy but the line moved fast. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they even have a mini bar where you can order a drink while you wait in line. I have tried a couple of different BBQ spots in the southern states and I can truly say Terry Black’s is one of the best, I can’t wait to visit again!” – Yelp Elite Fabiola R.
3. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill (Downtown)
What they’re known for: Chicken and waffles, chicken fried steak, shrimp corn dogs
Yelpers say: “Moonshine Grill is a great spot in downtown Austin. It’s right around the corner from multiple hotels. It’s definitely walking distance, but you could probably park nearby too. We happened upon this place while walking and the wait was pretty short so we grabbed a bite!” – Yelp Elite Jackie L.
4. Uchiko (Rosedale)
What they’re known for: Hama chili, yokai berry, sweet corn sorbet
Yelpers say: “Ok so this is the best sushi I’ve had in all of Austin… maybe anywhere. They have high quality ingredients and really creative recipes that I haven’t seen elsewhere. My fiancé and I go here every time we want to celebrate something.” – Yelp Elite Aude L.
5. Odd Duck (South Austin)
What they’re known for: Pork belly, duck egg, braised goat pizza
Yelpers say: “Wow. This raised the bar for our Texas food trip. It’s almost sad that we started with Odd Duck first…. because I don’t know how the rest of the place will top this! We came in to celebrate a birthday and the tapas style allowed me to taste many dishes. I loved all of them– this is a rare occasion.” – Yelp Elite Kat B.
6. Salty Sow
What they’re known for: Truffle butter devil eggs, banana foster beignets, beef shoulder
Yelpers say: “Salty Sow is hands down one of the best happy hours in town! The prices are incredible for the quality and size of the dishes. I loved this restaurant and will definitely come back soon. Perfect place to take visitors for southern comfort food.” – Yelp Elite Allie R.
7. Gourdough’s Big Fat Donuts (South Austin)
What they’re known for: Nutty valentine donut, black out donut, funky monkey donut
Yelpers say: “WARNING: this review comes from someone who doesn’t have much a sweet tooth. I enjoy Gourdough’s every time I go, even though the donuts themselves often become too sweet for me. However, to counteract this, I always get a scoop of ice cream with my donuts which by some unexplained phenomenon, increases my ability to eat sweets.” – Yelp Elite Steven L.
8. Texas State Capitol (Downtown)
Yelpers say: “I’ve been here multiple times and it never disappoints. It’s a good touristy thing to do with out-of-towners, and I like the fact that you can do a tour or be your own guide (ah, sorta like the old choose your own adventure books…I wonder if they are still around) and still get something out of the visit.” – Yelp Elite Christa S.
9. la Barbecue (East Austin)
What they’re known for: Pulled pork sandwich, chopped brisket sandwich, pork ribs
Yelpers say: “Easily one the of the best BBQ spots in Austin no question. This place always has a line out the door so make sure you are prepared to wait, but it is definitely worth it. Honestly anything you get from here is amazing, from the ribs, the brisket, the shell Mac n cheese, sausage, beans, it’s seriously all amazing.” – Yelp Elite Michael E.
10. Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden (Rainey St.)
What they’re known for: Bacon and fig sausage, poutine, drink chicken sausage
Yelpers say: “I think it’s in the perfect location. It represents Rainey Street and the reason so many people come to Austin. Not being from there, I didn’t understand when people said to just get pretzels, sausages, and hot dogs… But I miss it. It’s just different here. It’s real food here. It’s worth getting here. You’ll miss it.” – Yelp Elite Han L.
11. Soto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Cedar Park)
12. Ramen Tatsu-Ya
13. Barley Swine (Allandale)
15. Ichi Umi Sushi
17. Kemuri Tatsu-ya (East Austin)
18. Home Slice Pizza (South Austin)
19. Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (Brentwood)
21. Modern Nails Lounge Spa (South Austin)
23. Sushi Bang Bang
24. Kim’s Nails
25. Launderette (East Austin)
Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Most Photographed Businesses in the greater Austin area according to Yelp. To come up with this list, we identified businesses on Yelp, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. This list looked at businesses in and around the greater Austin area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 23, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 23, 2022.