You'll feel like you're on vacation here, even if it's only a lunch hour. Regulars are addicted to the Banzai Bowl and keep coming back for tacos and Baja Rolls.
You'll find fine dining in a supper-club atmosphere, with live music almost every night. Eddie V's specializes in fresh seafood, oysters, and prime beef. Try the Lemon Drop during happy hour.
301 E. Fifth, 512/472-1860
This Portland, Ore.-based chain offers daily menus drawn from a fresh list of seafood flown in from around the globe. Check out the popular happy hour menu with sliders or mussels for less than $5.
401 Congress, 512/236-9600
Boasts simple surf and turf in a bistro setting with a full oyster and raw bar, amazing mac and cheese, local ingredients, as well as great desserts. Stop by for dinner and the late-night scene or a quick prowl through the half-price bar menu at happy hour.
301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898