301 W. Riverside
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10:30pm; Sun., 10am-9:30pm
Just a shout away from the former Armadillo World Headquarters, the menu here is packed with solid home-cooking options. Enjoy the live music, and don't forget the brunch buffet on Sundays.
This popular trailer near Zilker Park turns out Nak-i-dish (ground pork and beef mixed with onions and stuffed inside a puff pastry crust), red beans and rice with juicy chunks of andouille sausage, and terrific crawfish pie.
1604 E. Sixth, 512/573-5215
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.
2218 College Ave., 512/297-2423