Food & Drink in Gatesville

Picnic or Family Barbecue Meal at Dickey's Barbecue Pit (Up to 61% Off)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Belton

Temple

Families feast on meals of slow-smoked meats, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and homestyle sides and sandwiches

$24.95 $10

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Picnic in the Vines for Two or Four with, Snacks, and Wineglasses at Pilot Knob Vineyard (54% Off)

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

$98 $45

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Mesquite-Smoked Barbecue at The Green Mesquite BBQ & More (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

The Green Mesquite BBQ & More

Round Rock

Barbecue cooked over slow-burning mesquite wood, including smoked wings, brisket, and pork ribs, plus cheesesteak tacos and catfish plates

$16 $10

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Mexican Food for Two or Breakfast Buffet for One or Two at Morelia Mexican Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Morelia Mexican Grill

Round Rock

Traditional Mexican brunch buffet shines with dishes including menudo, pozole, mole, barbacoa, ribs, pastries, and handmade corn tortillas

$14.99 $9

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$16 for a Punch Card Good for Six $5 Cookie Orders at Eileen's Colossal Cookies - Cedar Park ($30 Value)

Eileen's Colossal Cookies - Cedar Park

Cedar Park

Giant, delicious cookies baked fresh and decorated for special occasions

$30 $16

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Pecan Candies, Baked Goods, and Gifts at Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Co. (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Co.

Cedar Creek

Pecan-centric sweet shop sells homemade pies, nut butters, and candies made with family-farmed nuts

$20 $10

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$10 for Punch Card for Frozen Yogurt and Drinks at Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt ($18 Value)

Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt

Cypress Creek

Fro-yo joint dishes out flavors such as cake batter and vanilla with variety of toppings; smoothies, snow fluff, and bubble tea available

$18 $10

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Casual American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Angel's Icehouse (Up to 43% Off)

Angel's Icehouse

Lakeway

Family-friendly grill serves classic fare such as bacon cheeseburgers, chicken-fried steak, and wedge salads

$30 $17

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4-Course Meal with Beef, Cornish Game Hen, or Beef and Lobster for 2 at The Emerald Restaurant (Up to 61% Off)

The Emerald Restaurant

West Austin

Chateaubriand beef, cornish game hen, or chateaubriand beef and lobster tail served in a cottage setting with soup, salad, and dessert

$175.50 $69

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$15 for $30 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Food at Bee Cave Coffee Company

Bee Cave Coffee Company

Hill Country Galleria

Spicewood Local Cuvee Coffee and Portland Original Stumptown Coffee match with breakfast tacos and lunchtime sandwiches

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue Fare at Opie's Barbecue in Spicewood

Opie's Barbecue

Opie's Barbeque

Cooks glaze tender baby back ribs with signature sweet & spicy sauce & scoop servings of golden tater tot casseroles

$20 $12

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Distillery Tour or Moonshine Making Class with Take-Home Bottles at Crystal Creek Moonshine (Up to 65% Off)

Crystal Creek Moonshine

Spicewood

Tour the distillery and take home a moonshine infusion kit, or distill your own batch of moonshine during a hands-on class

$60 $25

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$11, $20, or $27 for a Guided Winery Tour for 2, 4, or 6 at Lost Oak Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Lost Oak Winery

Burleson-Joshua

Tour the winery to sample wine before sipping five varietals during tastings

$20 $12

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Two or For Big Barbecue Pulled-Pork Sandwiches at Dickey's Barbecue Pit (50% Off)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Burleson

Meats seasoned and smoked onsite include chopped beef brisket, marinated chicken breast, pork ribs, and pulled pork

$11 $5.50

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Winery Tour Package for Two or Four with Snack and Individual Customized Wine Labels (Up to 68% Off)

Sunset Winery

Burleson

Winery tours explore winemaking and the bottling process while visitors enjoy pizza and sweets; take home souvenir labels

$60 $20

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Ice Cream and Mix-Ins, Ice-Cream Cakes, or Quarts at Marble Slab Creamery (Up to 40% Off)

Marble Slab Creamery

Burleson Commons

Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab; take home treats such as ice-cream cakes and quarts

$10 $6

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$6 for $12 Worth of Tex-Mex Food at Jalapeño's Taco Bar

Jalapeño's Taco Bar

Austin

Street-style tacos, sizzling fajitas, cheese-smothered nachos, and other Tex-Mex favorites washed down with margaritas and Mexican beers

$12 $6

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Asian Food at How Do You Roll? ($20 Value)

How Do You Roll?

Multiple Locations

Build-your-own sushi rolls

$10 $6

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Dinner in the Dark Event for One or Two from The Austin Blind Cafe on January 27, 28, or 29 (Up to 37% Off)

The Austin Blind Cafe

West Austin

Vegetarian tasting dinner served in the dark to heighten the other senses while eating; proceeds benefit local charities for the blind

$125 $79

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Three-Course Chef's Tasting Menu for Two, Four, or Six at Hudson's on the Bend (49% Off)

Hudson's on the Bend

West Austin

Chefs add innovative sauces to smoked meat dishes lauded in an Austin Chronicle reader poll; served on a rustic garden patio

$120 $62

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Three, Six, or Nine TriActive Laser Cellulite Treatments at Aspasia Medical Solutions in Bee Cave (Up to 66% Off)

Aspasia Medical Solutions

Austin

Medical team helps reduce cellulite with noninvasive laser treatments that promote both circulation & collagen production

$345 $138

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$11 for $20 Worth of Persian Dinner Cuisine at Alborz Persian Cuisine

Alborz

North Shoal Creek

Kitchen staff crafts traditional platefuls of meaty kebabs, house stews, and vegetarian dishes

$20 $11

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$9 for $16 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Mangieri’s Pizza Café

Mangieri’s Pizza Café

Multiple Locations

Specialty pizzas made with hand-tossed dough, homemade sauces and gourmet cheeses; gluten-free options available

$16 $9

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Southwestern Cuisine at Chisos Grill (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Chisos Grill

Hill Country Galleria

Southwest-inspired cuisine includes steaks, burgers, fresh seafood, and a menu 80% naturally gluten free

$20 $11

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Flavored Hookah with Refill with Drinks or Cork Fee for Two or Four at Fusion Hookah Lounge (Up to 53% Off)

Fusion Hookah Lounge

Northwest Austin

Atop over-stuffed leather couches, smokers puff hookahs with some 45 flavors while sipping BYOB or house drinks like juice or arabic tea

$35 $17

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American Cuisine at Zack's American Bistro (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Zack's American Bistro

Steiner Ranch

Upscale American food like crab cakes, Cajun-seasoned burgers with blue cheese, shrimp fra diavolo, and white pizza, made from scratch daily

$20 $11

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Vietnamese and Thai Cuisine at Mekong River Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Mekong River Restaurant

Downtown

Vietnamese and Thai specialties abound, including pho, noodle soup, vermicelli bowls, and banh mi stuffed with shrimp, pork, or tofu

$20 $9

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Thai and Southeast Asian Food at Satay Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Satay Restaurant

North Shoal Creek

MSG-free Thai and Asian dishes such as pad thai, satay, and duck curry from the kitchen of a chef who sells her sauces nationwide

$30 $18

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Middle Eastern Food at Kebabtime (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Kebabtime

Austin

Pita sandwiches and wraps stuffed with rotisserie beef, lamb, or chicken

$20 $12

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$6 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food or Enchiladas for 2 at Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar

Sweetbriar

Orange-tinged walls and live music evoke a pastoral cantina as diners feast on dishes such as beef enchiladas, chicken mole, and carne asada

$12 $6

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One-Dozen Cupcakes or $11 for $20 Toward Dessert Treats at Sweet (Up to 66% Off)

Sweet

Lakeway/Austin Area

Cupcakes, cake pops, and cookies made with flavors such as red velvet and italian cream from a boutique bakery

$20 $8

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$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Buffet and Drinks at Indian Palace ($20 Value)

Indian Palace

Northwest Hills - Far West

Fresh dinner and lunch buffets lead culinary journeys through northern India with dishes tossed in rich curry or smoked in a tandoor oven

$10 $4

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$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Pub Food at RC Fowlers

RC Fowlers

Northwest Austin

Family-friendly sports bar features wings with more than 25 sauces such at atomic buffalo, as well as burgers, pizzas, and salads

$20 $10

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Dinner at Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

St. Edwards

Sumptuous portions of traditional stews and vegetarian dishes fill one of Texas Monthly’s Top 10 Places to Eat in Central Austin

$25 $12

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Deli Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks at G's Dynamite Deli (55% Off). Two Options Available.

G’s Dynamite Deli

Bouldin

Made using only the freshest ingredients deli sandwiches made on a panini press or with soft bread are served with your choice of side

$30 $14

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Southern Cuisine at New Awlins Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

New Awlins Cafe

High Vista

Authentic Cajun food & Southern pies, including savory ones stuffed with crawfish or crab meat and dessert options with pecans or fruit

$20 $11

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Wine-Education Class with Snack Pairings and Wineglasses for Two or Four at House Wine (Up to 51% Off)

House Wine

Zilker

Wine-education class bolsters vino fluency and includes snack pairings, reusable wine bags, and travel-ready stemless wineglasses

$45 $26

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$10 for $20 Worth of Thai Fare at Thai Cuisine

Thai Cuisine

Austin

Spring rolls, sesame beef, hot basil fried rice & pad see we adorn colorful tables inside eatery with free WiFi

$20 $10

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Barbecue for Two or Four at Bone Daddy's (Up to 45% Off)

Bone Daddy's

Northwest Austin

Barbecue joint offers food such as smoked chicken wings, beer can chicken, spare ribs, chicken fried steak, and hickory smoked meats

$20 $12

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$15 for $25 Worth of Stone-Baked Pizza, Hoagies, and Calzones at Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

Austin

Stone-baked pizzas, hoagies, and calzones served in a fun, creative environment; vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kids’ options available

$25 $15

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Café Meal for Two or $5 for $8 Worth of Coffee and Café Food with Expiration Protection at It's a Grind Coffee House

It's a Grind Coffee House

Northwest Austin

Baristas handcraft espresso-based beverages, healthy smoothies, and a range of loose leaf teas

$8 $5

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$10 for $20 Worth of Traditional and Austin-Inspired Sushi at Roll On Sushi Diner

Roll On Sushi Diner (CA)

Burnet Rd.

A variety of flavor-studded sushi bites, including traditional and Austin-inspired maki rolls; new booths and tables for larger parties

$20 $10

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$16 for a Punch Card, Each Punch Worth $5 Toward Lunch/Dinner at San Francisco Bakery & Cafe (47% Value)

San Francisco Bakery and Cafe

Northwood Plaza

Enjoy a custom or specialty sandwich baked on fresh bread or opt for a healthy salad or signature soup

$30 $16

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Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Habesha Restaurant & Bar

Windsor Park

Traditional Ethiopian vegetarian and meat dishes served with injera, a type of flatbread used to scoop up bites of food

$30 $12

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Pizza, Wings, and Salads at Pizza Fresh Italian Eatery (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Pizza Fresh Italian Eatery

Austin

Cooks assemble ready-made pizzas and slices, as well as take-and-bake pies to prepare at home

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at El Sol y La Luna Restaurant (45% Off)

El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

Downtown

Iconic Mexican restaurant serves traditional and modern takes on the classics; occasional live entertainment

$20 $11

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Up to 29% Off Milk Shake — Smoothie King Austin; Valid Sunday, Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

Smoothie King Austin

West University

Since 1989, smoothie savants have filled cups with freshly blended fruit concoctions, such as Organic Apple Acai & Blackberry Dream

$7 $5

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One or Two Flavored Hookahs with Snacks and Drinks at Ontario Hookah Lounge (Up to 64% Off)

Ontario Hookah Lounge

Riverside

Guests sip sodas and munch on snacks as they puff water-cooled clouds of flavored tobacco smoke

$25 $11

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Mini Donuts at Little Lucy's ($18 Total Value)

Little Lucy's

Rainey Street

Food-truck patrons can nosh on mini donuts dusted in cinnamon sugar

$6 $3.33

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Southern Comfort Food at TenOak (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

TenOak

Downtown

Crispy chicken and waffles, pulled-pork sliders, and small-batch bourbon served amid polished wood tables and sturdy metal chandeliers

$20 $11

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Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at Oishi Japanese Fusion (57% Off). Two Options Available.

Oishi Japanese Fusion

Dobie Mall, 1st Floor

Sushi rolls with prawn, spicy crab, mango sauce, and shrimp tempura alongside dishes of spicy chicken and teriyaki beef

$20 $9

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Persian Cuisine at Shandeez Grill Restaurant (Up to 43% Off). Four Options Available.

Shandeez Grill

Northwest Austin

Saffron-infused kebabs and stews accompany hookahs and live music

$22 $13

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Rotisserie Chicken Combo Meal for Four at Mighty Bird (53% Off)

Mighty Bird

Multiple Locations

The whole-bird combo meal comes with an entire rotisserie chicken, rice and beans, and six tortillas

$18.99 $9

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Prix Fixe Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at 219 West (Up to 33% Off)

219 West

Downtown

Appetizers such as fried calamari or tilapia nachos, entrees such as peppercorn steak, and desserts such as peanut-butter-and-banana pie

$83.75 $59

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Thai House ($20 Total Value)

Thai House

North Burnet

Popular dishes such as red curry and pad thai join unique house specialties such as whole fried fish and mussels in pancake batter

$10 $5

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$13 for a Three-Punch Card for Breakfast or Lunch at Murphy's Deli on Congress Avenue ($21 Value)

Murphy's Deli on Congress Avenue

Downtown

Breakfast tacos and freshly baked pastries; housemade gyros, salads, and panini

$21 $13

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Growler with 50-Ounce Kava Fill or $20 Worth of Cafe Fare at SquareRüt Kava Bar (Up to 48% Off)

SquareRüt Kava Bar

Multiple Locations

Fill a growler with Kava, a South Pacific root drink with anit-anxiety properties; tea and cafe fare also available

$20 $12

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$6 for $10 Worth of Deli Food — The Market on Collier

The Market On Collier

Austin

Roast beef, turkey, or avocado sandwich on wheat with mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and bottled water and chips

$10 $6

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Barbecue for Dine-In or Take-Out at BBQ 512 (35% Off)

BBQ 512

Northwest Austin

Recently redone barbecue joint features plates and sandwiches packed with brisket and pork ribs along with sides of potato salad

$20 $13

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Asian-Polynesian Fusion Food at Rockadive Austin (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rockadive Austin

Native South Food Park (Next to Moontower Saloon)

Food truck blends Asian, Polynesian, Filipino, and Latin flavors into dishes such sweet pulled pork, fish tacos, Spam sandwiches, and lumpia

$20 $10

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70% off Cuban Food and Drinks at Habana. Two Options Available.

Habana

Dawson

Kitchen draws on trove of family recipes to craft classic sandwiches, spice-rubbed meat, seafood, plantain dishes, and authentic mojitos

$20 $8

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Sushi Rolls, and Dessert at Umi Sushi Bar & Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Umi Sushi Bar & Grill

South Austin

Sushi chefs craft House Signature Rolls and Classic Rolls, which can be accompanied by Umi Teriyaki Plates or Bento Box Dinners

$57 $32

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Demo Cooking Class with Meal for Two or Four at Artisan Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Artisan Bistro

The Galleria

Enjoy a three-course French meal prepared by a professional chef as you watch

$170 $85

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$15 for $30 Worth of Nutritional Supplements at Nutrishop

Nutrishop

South-Central Austin

Nutritional supplements from top-name brands such as Cellucor, Dymatize, and Vitasport

$30 $15

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Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches at The Silo on 7th (Up to 40% Off)

The Silo on 7th

Central East Austin

Eight specialty burgers made with grilled pineapple, crispy onion strings, and ground-bison patties, served indoors or on a rooftop bar

$25 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Asian Buffet Fare at Buffet Palace in Austin

Buffet Palace

Westgate

Voted best buffet 12 times and has 90 items, including 30-plus hot entrees, 15-plus sushi rolls, and a charbroiler station

$20 $11

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Eight-Visit Punch Card or Two Pounds of Coffee at Trianon the Coffee Place (Up to 44% Off)

Trianon the Coffee Place

Westlake

Over 25 single-origin coffees along with an espresso bar and a wide variety of food options

$32 $18

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Juan in a Million

Juan in a Million

Holly

Owner Juan greets customers with a smile as they order huge breakfast tacos, sizzling fajitas & migas before eating on covered outdoor patio

$20 $12

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Fro-Yo with One Chocolate Square or Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Froyoyo (Up to 45% Off)

Froyoyo

West Lake Hills

Create your own self-serve frozen yogurt, with an optional pairing of a tasting square of the shop's bean-to-bar artisan chocolate

$12.50 $7

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Dine-In Australian Meat Pies at Boomerang's Pies (45% Off)

Boomerang's Pies

University of Texas

Traditional Australian meat pies made with a preservative-free crust and hearty fillings such as Guinness steak or curry vegetables

$40 $22

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Sushi and Pan-Asian Fare or Date Night Dinner for Two at Imperia (47% Off)

Imperia

Warehouse District

Acclaimed sushi chef rolls creative seafood in colorful combinations and assembles Pan-Asian dim sum inside an upscale restaurant

$30 $16

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$11 for Two Buffets and Two Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Souper Salad (Up to $19 Value)

Souper Salad

The Shops at Tech Ridge

Buffet feasts satisfy cravings for fresh salads, hearty made from scratch soups, freshly baked cornbread and gingerbread, and pizza

$19 $11

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Eclectic, Locally-Sourced Cuisine at Crave

Crave

Austin

Diverse menus offer diners a plethora of dining options, from tacos to sushi and weekend brunch; 20+ gluten-free options available

$30 $15

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Homestyle Breakfast, Valid Tuesday–Friday or Any Day at Gravy (Up to 40% Off)

Gravy

Austin

Food truck specializes in hearty, Southern-style dishes such as biscuits smothered in sausage gravy and deep-fried turkey sliders

$10 $6

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Italian Fare or Large Takeout Specialty Pizza at Roppolo's Pizza (Up to 68% Off)

Roppolo's Pizza

Downtown

In honor of his Sicilian mother, Marc Hill serves up pastas & 6-pound, 22-inch pizzas at eatery with second-story Mediterranean patio.

$20 $8

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Trai Mai Thai ($24 Total Value)

Trai Mai Thai

Austin

Food trailer slings crab rangoon, pad thai, curries, and other Thai-style cuisine that “reeks of authenticity” according to Austin Monthly

$12 $6

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Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner at Los Reyes Mexican Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Los Reyes Mexican Gril - Anderson Mill

Northwest Austin

Traditional mexican cuisine melds with American and Tex-Mex specialties in such dishes as ranchero pork chops and jalapeño cheeseburgers

$15 $8

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$17 for $30 Worth of Pub Food at Fat Daddy's Sports & Spirits Cafe

Fat Daddy's Sports & Spirits Cafe

Mansfield

Inventive pub dishes including jalapeños stuffed with smoked chicken and Frito pie made with secret-recipe chili

$30 $17

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$8 for $15 Worth of Deli Food at Uncle Bo's Hamburgers & Deli

Uncle Bo's Hamburgers & Deli

Mansfield

Hoagies, wraps, and croissants layered with neatly sliced meats, slathered with house sauces, and served with chips and pickles

$15 $8

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When Popeyes first opened in a New Orleans suburb in 1972, it wasn't exactly an instant hit. Known back then as Chicken on the Run, it experienced several months of lackluster sales. Not ready to give up, founder Alvin Copeland Sr. changed his recipe from traditional southern fried chicken to the native spicy New Orleans?style chicken. He then gave his eatery a similarly spicy new moniker: Popeyes, named after "Popeye" Doyle, the hardboiled detective in the hit movie The French Connection.

A little more than a decade later, the popular chain had opened its 500th restaurant, expanded to Canada, and added its fluffy buttermilk biscuits to the menu. It also introduced the country to crawfish, which?much like draping beads over everything from trees to the local alligator population?had been beloved by Louisianans for decades.

Nowadays, patrons can dig into the Louisiana favorites that made Popeyes famous, including breaded seafood, po' boys, and sides like mashed potatoes and red beans and rice. Of course, the main event is still spicy or mild chicken that marinates for 12 hours before being hand-battered, hand-breaded, and fried.

73RD & Battalion
Fort Hood,
TX
US

With more than 90 buffet dishes including 30?35 hot entrees and more than 10 varieties of sushi, it?s no surprise that Buffet Palace's Austin location has been voted best buffet 12 times by Austin Chronicle readers.

At each Buffet Palace, a modern 350-seat dining room vaunts sleek countertops and high ceilings as well as a buffet so long visiting Lilliputians regularly land planes on it. Items range from Korean-style salads and Japanese sushi to more than 30 primarily Chinese hot dishes such as sesame chicken and pan-fried dumplings.

In addition to these made-from-scratch items, a chef cooks Asian pancakes and dumplings. Before departure, diners can also stock a plate full of the buffet?s housemade desserts, which include cakes, cookies, and fruit so fresh it often gets smacked by older, wiser side dishes.

800 W Central Texas Expy
Killeen,
TX
US

When Popeyes first opened in a New Orleans suburb in 1972, it wasn't exactly an instant hit. Known back then as Chicken on the Run, it experienced several months of lackluster sales. Not ready to give up, founder Alvin Copeland Sr. changed his recipe from traditional southern fried chicken to the native spicy New Orleans?style chicken. He then gave his eatery a similarly spicy new moniker: Popeyes, named after "Popeye" Doyle, the hardboiled detective in the hit movie The French Connection.

A little more than a decade later, the popular chain had opened its 500th restaurant, expanded to Canada, and added its fluffy buttermilk biscuits to the menu. It also introduced the country to crawfish, which?much like draping beads over everything from trees to the local alligator population?had been beloved by Louisianans for decades.

Nowadays, patrons can dig into the Louisiana favorites that made Popeyes famous, including breaded seafood, po' boys, and sides like mashed potatoes and red beans and rice. Of course, the main event is still spicy or mild chicken that marinates for 12 hours before being hand-battered, hand-breaded, and fried.

1001 W. Central Tx Exp
Killeen,
TX
US

As visitors walk toward Petty's BBQ's storefront, they're surrounded in the aromas of slow-cooking meats and classic southern-style barbecue. At the origin of these scents stands the restaurant's grill master, who wields a pair of tongues and watchfully controls the outdoor smoker’s flame using only his mind. The experienced cook works culinary magic on beef, pork, and chicken, bathing the meat in custom blends of sauces.

Inside the eatery's casual dining space, servers load the slow-smoked meats onto plates or follow architectural blueprints to construct them into sandwiches. They also serve up classic sides such as corn bread and green beans.

1104 Kathey Dr
Killeen,
TX
US

When Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas in 1941, he kept his menu small and simple, only cooking up beef brisket, pit hams, and barbecue beans, which he sold alongside potato chips, beer, bottled milk, and sodas. Dickey smoked all of his meat in-house, a practice that put his eatery on the map and one that his sons, Roland and T.D. Dickey, still rely on today.

The menu has expanded since Travis?s time behind the grill, offering plates and sandwiches that brim with nine kinds of barbecued meats, including spicy cheddar sausages, pork ribs, polish sausage, and Texas-style beef brisket that?s chopped to order. Several types of baked potatoes are piled high with meats and cheeses, which diners can wash down with a gallon of tea or Dickey's signature 32-ounce big yellow cup of soda. Staying true to the same spirit of hospitality, cooks always include a buttery roll; a homestyle side such as jalape?o beans and fried okra; dill pickles; and free ice cream with every meat plate.

11824 FM 2305
Belton,
TX
US

A historic marker may be all that's left of the original Alexander's Distillery, which washed away in a flood in 1865, but that's not to say that the current reincarnation doesn't aim to recreate its predecessor's ambiance. Amid traditional decor elements such as dark, rich woods and scrolled silver platters, guests dine on elegant dishes from a seasonally rotating menu. Entrees have included everything from coq au vin to Black Angus tenderloin filet, which pair perfectly with desserts such as crème brûlée. Alexander's also offers prix-fixe chef's choice menus that include an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert for each guest, with optional wine pairings available for those who know the proper way to pull out a wine cork using their teeth.

602 Center Circle
Salado,
TX
US