Looking for a restaurant to ring in the New Year here in Austin? Maybe you need to say good riddance to 2021 with black-eyed peas or some mimosas for a chill start to the New Year. Here are our top favorite places in the Austin area to eat that are open New Year’s Day.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking Round Rock

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If you are looking for filling seafood, this is the place to go. Start off the New Year with something warm and delicious. Takeout orders will be available at both locations and open for dine-in.


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Still want to party all day and give back to charity? This North Loop Bar is open on New Year’s Day and is also supporting the organization Barman’s Fund. Tips from the merchandise sales and pop-up drinks will also go toward Casa Marianella. DrinkWell will be open from noon until 6 p.m.


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The legendary brunch at this West Sixth restaurant will have you covered if you went too hard on New Year’s Eve. Along with Irene’s regular menu, they added loaded tator tots, fried chicken biscuits and self-indulgent bloody mary specials. Brunch on New Year’s Day here will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Counter Culture

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Maybe 2022 is your year to start eating vegan, then you may want to try out Counter Culture on New Year’s Day. They will be celebrating their ninth “All You Can Eat Good Luck Buffet.” This Eastside café will be serving local pumpkin grits, roasted cabbage and carrots and so many other specials along with their normal menu.

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