5900 Slaughter #400
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 4:30pm-9:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10:30pm; Sun., 10am-9:30pm
This Flipnotics descendant, a midcentury modern bistro near Circle C Ranch, provides an affordable, mainstream menu with something to appeal to everyone.
French-press coffee and jazz on Saturday nights up the cool factor, while bargain prices and delicious food keep you coming back.
9911 Brodie #750, 512/233-6000
At this welcome South Austin branch of the venerable neighborhood institution, the coziness of the original is replaced with a sleek sensibility. The menu is identical, however, including the legendary fries.
4521 Westgate Blvd., 512/899-2700
This elegantly casual interior, rich with reclaimed wood, earth tones, and natural light, has a separate lounge and bar area. Locally-sourced dishes make this a rare South Austin delight. Wheelchair accessible.
7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558