Hit the Spot Cafe
5121 Albert Brown, Del Valle, 78617, 512/470-2953
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 6am-3pm; Fri.-Sat., 6am-9pm; Sun., 7:30am-3pm
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.
This local library’s diner serves up cheese, grease, and nostalgia
Emily Beyda, January 11, 2018
The Hit the Spot cafe does just that
Mick Vann, October 30, 2014
is a comfortable family restaurant with something on the menu to please everyone. Try the fried green tomatoes.
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The menu features appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers named for local celebrities, and blue-plate specials such as meat loaf and chicken-fried steak. Try a Lasso Lemonade or Southern Lady if you're looking for libations.
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