Opal Divine’s returns to South Austin

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A beloved name in the Austin hospitality world is returning to South Austin. Opal Divine’s Austin Grill is now open at 2200 S. I-35 (at Oltorf St.), in the Best Western Plus hotel. The space once housed the Blue Moon Bar & Grill. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. daily, closing at 10 .m. Sunday-Thursday and at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Opal Divine’s Austin Grill serves a menu of familiar American bar food and also features an extensive gluten-free menu.

Opal Divine’s at Penn Field closed on South Congress Avenue at the end of last year following 11 years in business, saying at the time that “Austin’s ‘Keep Austin Weird’ fascination is fading into a search for the latest and greatest new restaurant/bar/concept.”

The original Opal’s on Sixth Street closed in 2013 to make way for the outlandish Steampunk Saloon. Opal Divine’s at the Marina in North Austin (12709 N. Mopac) is also still in business.


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Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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