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Chez Zee

5406 Balcones
Austin, 78731
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-12mid; Sat., 9am-12mid; Sun., 9am-10pm
Regulars and novices alike have been flocking to this bistro for 25 years running thanks to its wicked dessert options. Multiple gluten-free menu items mean everyone can go out for dinner.

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