Build your own burger at this longtime no-frills restaurant. Try the chicken-fried steak.
Pick up freshly prepared burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and tortas, as well as reasonably priced plate specials.
2025 Guadalupe (Dobie Mall, second floor) 512/480-8680
1221 S. Congress Ave. 512/565-1963
Buster's meats are smoked over green pecan wood in a custom-made smoker, East Texas style. Try the Garlic Bomb: a pork shoulder studded throughout with garlic cloves prior to smoking.
2125 Lohmans Crossing Rd. 512/263-2340
Their Sunday All-You-Can-Eat Flapjacks are Babe the Blue Ox legendary. Beyond the weekend, this hipster Fort Wilderness holds the perfect cabin fever for hot coffee, stiff drinks, and cool company, 24/7.
1505 Town Creek 512/912-9221
The most elegant food at the mall, with a menu strong on ladies-who-lunch fare. Salads and sandwiches are exceptional, but more substantial offerings are there for the asking.
Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S. 512/691-3500
The best meal to have here is Sunday brunch. The steak and eggs are just that, a decent-sized rib eye and a couple of eggs, all cooked precisely to order. All seats are alfresco. Read our review.
12921 Hill Country Blvd., #120, Bee Cave 512/366-5230
3736 Bee Caves Rd. #8 512/732-2505
The eclectic menu includes everything from Russian-style beef stroganoff to jambalaya. Before you end the evening, stop by the Casbah for a cigar.
900 RR 620 S. Ste. C-104, Lakeway 512/263-3322
12636 Research Blvd. A-110 512/335-8888
301 E. Eighth (at St. David's Episcopal Church) 512/610-3500
Has many loyal fans who stop in for excellent fare. The pork tenderloin is amazing, and so is the beef, but you have to try the daily special, too. Read our review.
1201 E. Sixth 512/382-1189
3418 N. Lamar
With new ownership and a new, modern American menu, this place marches on with new items such as masa-crusted cauliflower, balsamic-glazed goat ribs, and grilled octopus. Read our review.
1200 W. Sixth 512/322-9226
This dining room at the newly refurbished Stephen F. has all the ambience of a nice hotel coffee shop. Breakfast only.
701 Congress 512/457-8800
You'll be rewarded with fresh, delicious breakfast food, plus a healthy and inviting selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches.
1200 Lakeway Dr. #1, Lakeway 512/261-8141
This cafe's menu of salads and sandwiches is provided by Eddie Bernal’s 34th Street Catering operation. Read our review.
3809 W. 35th 512/458-8191
15200 FM 1825, Pflugerville 512/990-3121
2222-B Guadalupe 512/474-5730