There's nothing better than gathering around a table to eat with all of your friends and family. However, cooking and preparing a meal for a lot of people can be a challenge! Fortunately, Austin has many restaurants to take the gang, and we've narrowed down best places for group dining in Austin. Many of these restaurants specialize in barbeque, but if that's not your taste, these restaurants also offer other unique dishes to satisfy most cravings.

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

Rudy's care and attention to their food begins in their pits which are 100% wood-fired with oak and cooked to perfection with dry spices. From the jalapeno sausage to the spicy chop, this place would melt any meatlover's heart.

If you are more of a herbivore, Rudy's also offers cream corn, new potatoes, spicy beans, and cole slaw! Other than their delectable menu, people are drawn to Rudy's because of its casual dining environment and no-frills decor perfect for a family get-together.

Terry Black's Barbecue

Stemming down four generations, the Black twins have paid homage to their father by naming this tasty barbeque joint after him and his recipes. Terry Black's offers family packs which feeds five to six people for $90 and another which feeds between ten to 12 people for $180, which makes eating out in large groups incredibly affordable! From the mac and cheese to the sandwich combos, Terry's is tasty! The cafeteria ambiance also makes a perfect atmosphere for a casual outing.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

If you're looking for a more upscale restaurant for a large group dinner, take a trip over to the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro. Their private dining room can accommodate as many as 200 people and can be rented out for lunch as well as dinner.

From the rabbit-rattlesnake sausage to the elk foie-gras sliders and Montana bison ribeye, you can taste the time and care spent on this intricate menu. Moreover, the Lonesome Dove also offers happy hour everyday from 4-6:30 p.m. The Lonesome Dove is also one of Austin's best restaurants in general!

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

15 years ago, Moonshine Patio opened its doors and has been serving up delicious food ever since. From the pimento cheeseburger to the green chile cheddar grits, Moonshine Patio serves up traditional Texan food with modern flare.

The patio area at Moonshine offers plenty of room for large groups to dine and enjoy. Moonshine also offers a full drink menu with craft cocktails but what's even more outstanding, they offer nearly 40 different types of bourbon, whiskey, and rye! This place is truly-Texas and definitely shouldn't be missed.

Fonda San Miguel

Fonda San Miguel is considered among Austin's best restaurants, and it's no wonder why! Different from the other restaurants on the list, Fonda San Miguel serves up authentic Mexican and Latin-inspired dishes such as the Relleno De Picadillo which is a roasted poblano lightly battered and pan-fried, filled with shredded pork, almonds, and raisins and served with a jitomate sauce.

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If you're looking to dine with your large group early in the day, Fonda San Miguel also offers a full brunch menu! Their large dining room is also perfect for groups.

Whether your large party consists of five or 50, these restaurants are happy to cater for your specific needs, but it's highly recommended to contact them ahead of time.

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