5001 E. Ben White, Austin, 78741, 512/444-2020
We all know them: Locals who think anything outside of South Austin – including Downtown – is the suburbs. That’s where Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe comes in. Anyone who likes Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s approach to live music but wishes it were a just little more country should stop by. Try the burger and fries, and of course the chicken-fried steak, and enjoy the bluegrass backdrop. Local rockabilly contingent the Therapy Sisters are regulars. Seats 150.
When I heard that the founders of Esther's Follies were opening a restaurant/music venue, two questions immediately came to mind
Virginia B. Wood, August 16, 2007
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
Located inside the Garfield Public Library, this place is the unlikely source of the best chicken-fried steak and onion rings around. Check out the ethereal chicken-fried steak and the Angus hamburger steak in brown onion gravy. Don't forget to stop by for breakfast.
5121 Albert Brown, Del Valle, 512/470-2953