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Cuisine: Southern/Down-Home
When you need your Lone Star cold, your chicken-fried steak hot, and the ghost of Ernest Tubb on your shoulder, the Spoke is it.
3201 S. Lamar + 512/442-6189
This Manor stalwart has taken traditional roadhouse food to a delicious new level. Try the green eggs and ham, but don't miss the comfort food for lunch and dinner. This place is worth the drive.
11011 Hwy. 290 E., Manor + 512/278-8780
Is a comfortable family restaurant with something on the menu to please everyone. Try the fried green tomatoes.
5712 Manchaca Rd. + 512/440-8810
Billed as "the eatinest, drinkinest, dancinest place in Texas," the menu here features barbecue, steaks, and Texas home cooking.
101-103 Hoxie, Coupland + 512/856-2777
It's been around for a few years, but still feels like a discovery. Look for menu items influenced heavily by locally-sourced ingredients. The fresh juice cocktails go down nicely in an atmosphere described as "silent movie house meets Speakeasy". Read our review.
1100 E. Sixth + 512/467-4280
Southern food’s humble building blocks – buttermilk, black-eyed peas, grits, and salt pork – are refreshed through a combination of molecular gastronomy and just plain ingenuity. Read our review.
500 W. Fifth + 512/888-9133
This Lakeway spot is serving up contemporary comfort food seven days a week. The spacious open-air patio fills up fast, so get there early on a pretty day. Read our review.
900 RR 620 S., Ste. B108, Lakewaay + 512/263-3673
As the first Texas outlet of a famous Memphis fried-chicken chain, this newcomer comes in strong. The simple menu includes chicken by the plate or individual piece. Plates come with a choice of two or three pieces: white, dark, or the "half chicken" option – one piece of each. Plates come with baked beans and slaw, but substitutions are allowed for 50 cents extra. Start with a couple of cans of Austin Beer Works brew and a plate of the best fried green tomatoes ever. Read our review.
117 San Jacinto Blvd. + 512/474-4877
Hill's Cafe has been around (off and on) since 1947 and is well-known not just for its chicken-fried steak and barbecue but for some big music in a small space.
4700 S. Congress + 512/851-9300
Located inside the Garfield Public Library, this place is the unlikely source of the best chicken-fried steak and onion rings around. Check out the ethereal chicken-fried steak and the Angus hamburger steak in brown onion gravy. Don't forget to stop by for breakfast. Read our review.
5121 Albert Brown, Del Valle + 512/470-2953
Chicken, biscuits, and sides.
2021 Manor Rd. + 512/800-3804
Dishing out huge portions of Southern-style home cooking including jerk pork ribs, pork chops, and amazing sides, this place draws crowds. Try sweet-potato pancakes and fried chicken at breakfast.
2002 Manor Rd. + 512/479-5006
This legendary spot rests not on its laurels but atop beef-eaters' picks for Best Burger. It's justifiably famous for their hamburger happy hour two-for-one specials.
807 W. Sixth + 512/472-0693
This latest Eastside foodery has freshened up an old concept – the ranch restaurant. Cocktails are served at the glam ranch bar. The chicken-fried steak is tender and well-flavored, the breading is light and crisp, and most importantly, the cream gravy is made from real pan drippings and not from a mix. Read our review.
3235 E. Cesar Chavez + 512/366-5808
Surrounded by panoramic windows and a superb view of Lake Travis, the bar and dining room offer a bright, unwittingly retro atmosphere for gussied-up comfort food with a Southern accent, including a fried-green-tomato BLT, crab-cake sliders, and a variety of down-home sides. Don't miss farm-to-table Wednesdays: Three local, seasonal, chef-prepared courses for $25.
101 Lakeway Dr., Lakeway + 512/261-7323
This enterprise features mashups of Southern comfort food and classic Thai dishes. Try the panang mac and cheese, with beef curry on white-cheddar shells. Read our review.
1700 West Parmer #100 + 512/832-7870
Imagine a piece of fried chicken sealed in a thick, brown crust seasoned with a combination of 17 spices, on top of a buttery, light-as-air homemade waffle.
5035 Burnet Rd. + 512/524-2917
The chicken is tender and juicy, the breading perfectly crisp, and it washes down well with a Juicy Lucy frozen watermelon margarita or the spicy Bee Sting. Like being at an impeccably curated picnic. Read our review.
2218 College Ave. + 512/297-2423
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