Ross' Old Austin Cafe
11800 N. Lamar #6, 512/835-2414
It's unusual to find both Southern comfort food and great steaks under the same roof, but these fourth-generation Austinites have got slinging three squares a day in their genes.
Relax after a day on the lake with a cold brew or a bottomless tankard of iced tea. The daily buffet always features fried catfish, vegetables, and a salad bar.
2505 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville, 512/251-0159