301 W. Riverside
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10:30pm; Sun., 10am-9:30pm
is just a shout away from the former Armadillo World Headquarters. The menu is packed with solid home-cooking options, and there's a brunch buffet on Sundays.
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
is a comfortable family restaurant with something on the menu to please everyone. Try the fried green tomatoes.
5712 Manchaca Rd., 512/440-8810
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