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13376 N Highway 183 Ste 400Austin, TX 78750
Every time we come here, they have amazing service. As soon as you enter the restaurant you can tell it's going to be a traditional heart warming experience filled with delicious food, a warm ambiance and savory dishes. We've been back here over and over and over again and I will continue to b…
4707 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756
The Pit is a low-ceiling smoky affair. Perfect for authentic barbeque --- excellent brisket and sausage. Great sauce. Good sides ? potato salad and beans. You are offered a choice of white bread or wheat bread. Even if you are a ?granola chomper? (I am), barbeque is best with out-of-the bag …
2401 Lake Austin BlvdAustin, TX 78703
I scheduled reservation; the parking was easy, 68 degrees located next to Deep Eddy Cabaret which I had not been to in years, so it was fun to walk by a familiar Austin establishment as we entered the restaurant. The food was excellent, I had the Grilled Trout, and my date had the chicken parmes…
4809 W Highway 290Austin, TX 78735
From Business: Enjoy one of LongHorn's Steeakhouse Cuts. Choose from our NEW Delmonico Ribeye, Flo’s Filet or New York Strip. At LongHorn Steakhouse, we pride ourselves on our fresh, boldly seasoned & expertly grilled steaks. We also serve up fresh seafood, juicy chicken & fall-off-the-bone ribs slow roasted in our homemade BBQ sauce. We…
5914 Lost Horizon DrAustin, TX 78759
GreatHills has always had a wonderful golf course. That has not changed. However, GHCC has undergone significant facility upgrades in the past few years - a new clubhouse entry, updated dining room, improved menu and dining options, complete exterior repairs and redecorating, renovated restroo…
2727 Exposition BlvdAustin, TX 78703
If you want decent, fresh food served by greasy, long-haired, stretched-lobed individuals with attitude problems, save yourself about 50 percent and head down the street to Thundercloud's. The food here is so-so for the most part, although stay away from the empanadas, they are incredibly dry a…
3940 S Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78704
Visited this restaurant and had an awesome waiter and delicious food. Very great place to eat @ for those who enjoy pasta !!!!!!!!! Food was so delicious my kids licked their fingers clean. Lol
3320 Troup Hwy Ste 300Tyler, TX 75701
Been eating at the Potpourri House for many, many years. Don't recall EVER eating bad food, not even mediocre. Their sandwiches are delicious and unique. Salad bars are never my first choice but they offer a wide array of foods on theirs and the soups offered are always delicious. My husband…
1196 Airport BlvdAustin, TX 78702
I was very impressed by the quick service and tasty meal. My kids enjoyed the hamburgers and fries. I ordered the wings and they were great. I've sent a few co-workers to them and I've gotten nothing but great responses. Awesome food!
2714 Kelly LnPflugerville, TX 78660
Great Value! The Staff is always friendly and helpful and the golf course has improved tremendously over the past couple of years. If you havent played out there in a while, I suggest you do so soon. Highly recommended!
401 W Louis Henna BlvdAustin, TX 78728
We tried to call for directions and the person who answered just said ""Hang On"". After a few minutes of holding I hung up and we eventually found it. We arrived with our son eagerly waiting to go play, but there was only one cashier with a line of about 10 waiting. Once we finally placed ou…
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So, let me just start by saying- I. LOVE. TACOS. And I have pretty high expectations for said tacos. AND I tend to get a craving for them when most places are shutting down. Well, lo and behold to find that Torchy's is open til 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends! When I got there, Queen was playing. The guy behind the counter asked me about my day like he genuinely cared. There's Maine Root in the soda fountain. And the food is also fantastic! Since this first experience, I've frequented Torchy's Tacos several times a month. I used to always get the Baja Shrimp and the Fried Avocado tacos. Baja Shrimp is generously filled with hand battered and fried (but not greasy) shrimp, pickled vegetables, queso fresco and lime. There is a great balance of spicy, acidic and cool flavors all wrapped up in the tortilla. The Fried Avocado is a hand battered and fried avocado with refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. I love the texture and creamy flavors of this taco! It is so good, and I never order vegetarian items. But in the past couple years I've rotated in other flavors. The Democrat is filled to bursting with barbacoa. I was really impressed with the quality of it considering that Torchy's isn't exactly Mexican food. It is very flavorful and not greasy at all. You gotta get the Trailer Park "trashy"- fried chicken smothered in green chile queso and pico de gallo. Creative and delicious- this one is a guilty pleasure! I actually got to Green Chile Pork by mistake one time. Although it's not what I ordered, it is pretty dang tasty. The pulled pork is juicy and flavorful and the green chiles- of which I'm not a huge fan- do not overpower anything. But, the customer service at Torchy's is outstanding. I called to let them know my order got mixed up- just to make sure someone else didn't get the taco I ordered and they put me down for a free taco. I really appreciated their customer care! There is a different taco of the month each month that coordinates with holidays or weather, and they are generally pretty great. And lastly, I always ALWAYS get extra Chipotle Sauce and Poblano Sauce no matter which tacos I order. I could drink that stuff!
If I had been allowed to do so, I would have moved into Kerbey Lane Cafe, like a stowaway on an 18th-century ocean voyage, hiding under tables and venturing forth whenever safe to steal whatever I could. As this did not seem a realistic option, what with my job expecting my return on Monday, I did the next best thing...I came to Kerbey Lane for BOTH days of my two-day Austin trip. Why bother going somewhere else when you have already discovered a place that sells $2 mimosas, migas (eggs with many Mexican-y things over tortilla chips), and gluten-free pumpkin French toast? If you answered, "There is absolutely no reason to go anywhere else," then you are absolutely correct. To begin, the mimosas. These were mimosas in only the loosest sense of the word, as they were really full glasses of champagne with a drop of orange food coloring poured on top. I feel I got my $2 worth. Moving onward, the migas. I had never experienced or even heard of migas before Kerbey Lane, but I am confused as to why more places have not yet discovered the brilliance of mixing all the delicious Mexican things with eggs and tortilla chips. Highly recommended. Next, the gluten-free pumpkin French toast. Yum? I can't really say anything else. Worth ordering. A lot. As I went back the next day, I can also speak to the pork tacos, which were as delicious as everything else. The prices were fantastic, the servers were friendly, and if you can somehow get out of doing your job or area already career-less, I highly recommend considering this as your new place of residence.
Even though I really love Gene's, I'm only giving them 3 stars because there's definitely room for improvement in other things besides the food. But first, the important stuff! Their food is really great down home cooking. I especially love their oyster poboys which aren't easily available everywhere. I always order that so my palate there is really limited, but I know my friends have really enjoyed other dishes from there. One caveat, they have the space to hold a party and try to be very accommodating, but they're really not experienced doing any kind of catering. As for the joint, I love it for what it is---it's a great dive, but it still doesn't warrant more than 3 stars. The parking lot is completely unpaid, the inside has character yet lacks ambiance. However, the warm and friendly service from Gene and his staff makes everything alright. :)
We decided to get out of the Dallas area for the weekend, and what better place to go than Austin. This place is by far one of my all time favorite places to eat. Most fine dining restaurants have a very snooty or stuck up atmosphere where everyone dining pretends to be somene they are not. Jeffrey's is the complete opposite. The place is very inviting, the staff is excellent and always smiling, and the overall vibe and atmosphere is no otehr word but "cool". The food was incredible and our waitress, Metilda, was very knowledgible about each wine pairing and course. We decided to do the 5 course tasting with the wine pairings. The meal was wonderful from start to finish! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience fine dining in an awesome city and an awesome place.
I've been to Wink several times in the past few years and have always had a flawless dining experience. I've been there on dates and with large parties and the wait staff have always provided impeccable service. The food portions are small, but this is a fine dining experience. It's not about volume but about the quality of the food and the care and skill that goes into making it. I love cooking and can completely appreciate what it takes to produce a beautiful yet simple looking dish. The portions aren't huge, but they're perfect. You leave feeling full but not overstuffed. Also, if you're there on a special occasion for someone, you can call the restaurant ahead of time and they'll print out a special commemorative menu for your guest with their name and date on the menu. Very nice touch! :)
This will be the next Amy's ice cream. The food is so good, and it is a bargain. You can get a lot or a little, and you only pay per ounce. They have many flavors that you serve yourself and then go to a toppings bar. It has candy, fruit, nuts, etc. There is a gluten free flavor and sugar free too. The calories are listed so if you are watching your weight, this is the place to go. Best of all is the decor! The place is one big I Spy game. The owner is an artist and has decorated the walls and tables with an incredible array of objects. It is lots of fun for the kids. Best of all, you are eating a lowfat, lowered calorie dessert. This is a special place, go today and you will be able to tell your kids and grandkids that you went to an Austin tradition when it was brand new.
Who would have thought that standing in line, peering through floor to ceiling windows, watching others eat what appear to be delicious burgers and fries, would be so fun? Hopdoddy is putting out the best burger in Austin currently, the local craft beer selection is not expansive, but, of high quality (enjoyed in line or sitting down), and the staff is consistently upbeat and positive - a great combination. For those who love a good cheeseburger, Hopdoddy sets the Austin baseline - it's a great bun made onsite, thick juicy patty, and a creatively satisfying, but not overwhelming, taste. The burger can be, at times, too juicy, making the bottom half of your bun turn slightly soggy - yep, it's getting that particular.
The owner of Hoover's is actually a trained chef who was born and raised in East Austin, left home to pursue his culinary career, and came back to his stomping grounds to open his own restaurant. I wouldn't say that the food is spectacular, but it's good solid home cooking and the ambiance is very casual and family friendly. It's been so long since I've been there so I can't remember any specific dishes I've had, but I do remember liking everything I've ever had there. The main dining room is a large room so they can accommodate large parties pretty easily. It's my understanding that the smothered pork chops are supposed to be the bomb with the recipe being passed down from the owner's mother.
In my opinion, it is hard to have a bad BBQ experience so the "feel" for a good BBQ restaruant usually comes from the atmosphere. That can make or break a BBQ restaurant. The County Line lived up to the hype. A well-worn but expansive dining room full of character with a cozy bar area and a fabulous patio to enjoy the beautiful Texas sunsets. The BBQ passed the test to - well-cooked beef brisket and ribs and admirable pork BBQ (I'm from the South so I just had to test it). go for the marbled 2nd cut brisket - it just about melts in your mouth. Wash it all down with a Shiner and I'm in heaven. The only thing they are missing is mac & cheese. Is that a Southern thing too?
I don't go here as often as it deserves, but this is a really good, high quality restaurant. The service is always very nice and the food is always prepared very well. I tend to like their fish dishes here because the fish is always prepared just perfectly, tender and moist. They also have a lot of space so you can have large parties there if you want. I love the ambiance of the place too. They have their garden in the back where you can take a short stroll while waiting or for a little after-meal walk. They're also located in another typically charming Austin cottage home-turned restaurant. This place is great for a casual date or a family meal.