This seafood restaurant and sports bar in Northwest Austin boasts a sprawling, pet-friendly outdoor deck, more than 20 televisions, a kiddie playscape, and live music every week. Come crawfish season, this is the place to be.
They say the breading on the fried shrimp is perfect and crunchy, and the boudin sausage balls keep the line of regulars stretching to the parking lot.
When the gang's hungry, take a crowd to eat in or arrange to have them cater your next outdoor fish fry.
The menu here is simple: Gulf seafood is boiled, fried, or prepared in authentic versions of Creole and Cajun specialties. Try the soft-shell crab po'boy.
In far North Austin, a bright orange nautical-clad building hosts Deckhand Oyster Bar, a favorite spot of most anyone who's dined there. The menu is almost exclusively seafood, with a variety of oyster dishes, and a Thai element, including an outstanding Tom Yum soup.
Lobster roll nirvana.
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A Jarocho is a resident of Veracruz, so you'll find specialties from this Mexican state here. You'll also find tuna empanadas in your basket of chips.
Crazed traffic from the nearby flea market notwithstanding, this is a great place to sample ceviche tostadas or tilapia tacos with chile-accented mayonnaise while watching Mexican soap operas on the big TV.
Don't miss their freshly-made pasta and favorites like zucca chips.
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