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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Casual restaurant

Mon–Fri 11:00am–10:00pm
Sat 10:00am–3:00pm
Sat 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sun 10:00am–3:00pm

Features Outdoor dining, Wi-Fi
Bar Beer, wine
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Accepted


4800 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX
(512) 454-7827
Blue Star Cafeteria
A minimalist, modern diner redux that’s quite good—if you know what to get

Blue Star Cafeteria tries to evoke the retro-Americana food movement favored by the hip, but its pastel retro-Americana décor seems instead to attract those in danger of breaking one.

Nevertheless, we’re big fans of the diner-era burger, with its thin patty and phenomenal bun. We also love a grilled four-cheese sandwich…

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