Food & Drink in Gatesville

$10 or $20 Worth of Burgers and American Fare at Elite Café

Elite Café

University

Century-old restaurant once frequented by Elvis serves up American classics such as chili cheese burgers and Dr. Pepper BBQ wings

$20 $10

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$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

$20 $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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Bakery Carryout or Dine-In Lunch at Baked 'n Sconed (Up to 50% Off)

Baked 'n Sconed

Hutto

Savory scones and sandwiches dotted with bacon and cheddar or maple sausage as well as sweet scones with peanut butter and white chocolate

$24 $12

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Contemporary American Food for Dinner at Main Street Grill (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Main Street Grill

Round Rock

Texas-inspired contemporary dishes, such as a southwestern pork tenderloin and grilled fish, served among wood finishings and grand windows

$40 $23

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Japanese Dinner Cuisine at Origami Japanese Cuisine (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Origami Japanese Cuisine

Market At Round Rock

Sushi chef with more than 25 years of experience showcases more than 40 rolls alongside classic Japanese comfort-food dishes

$25 $13

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$9.50 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Campo Azul Bar & Grill

Campo Azul Bar & Grill

Round Rock's Four Corners

Seasonal and local ingredients transformed into Molcajetes El Ranchero, Cielo, Mar y Tierra, Alambres, Baja Tacos, Enchiladas and more

$20 $9.50

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Frozen Desserts at Berry Cool Frozen Desserts (Up to 50% Off)

Berry Cool Frozen Desserts

Cedar Park

More than 60 toppings sprinkle over rotating flavors of frozen yogurt; other dessert options include ice cream, custard, and gelato

$10 $5

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Baja-Style Mexican Food at Fuzzy's Taco Shop ($28 Total Value)

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Cedar Park

Menu at Fuzzy's Taco Shop includes fresh fish tacos and succulent pork-covered nachos paired with burritos and freshly prepared salsas

$14 $9

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Baked Goods at Texas Pound Cakes and More (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Texas Pound Cakes and More

Spring Hill Village

Bakers make a wide variety of pound cakes, cupcakes, and cookies from scratch

$30 $15

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American Food at The Cafe at Lake Bastrop Lodge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Cafe at Lake Bastrop Lodge

Bastrop

Café visitors dine on hearty dishes, such as frito pie and fried catfish with hush puppies, in a rustic lodge surrounded by pine forests

$20 $11

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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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Winery Tour for One or Two from Slowpokes Winery Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Slowpokes Winery Tours

Dripping Springs

Sample 3–4 wineries as you traverse the countryside in a Mercedes-Benz van

$120 $60

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Argentinean Dinner Cuisine at Buenos Aires Café (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Buenos Aires Café

Hills Country Galleria

Empanadas filled with spiced beef and raisins, housemade cinnamon-pumpkin gnocchi, and roasted pork tenderloin topped with chimichurri

$30 $18

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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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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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Vineyard Picnic for Two or Four with Wine Tasting at Lost Oak Winery (Up to 40% Off)

Lost Oak Winery

Burleson

Before heading out on the Lost Oak Nature Trail, sip Lost Oak Winery wines and grab a bottle of your favorite to put in your picnic backpack

$15 $10

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Winery Tour Package for Two or Four with Snack and Individual Customized Wine Labels (Up to 54% Off)

Sunset Winery

Burleson

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

$60 $29

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Gourmet Popcorn at Cornucopia Popcorn Creations (Up to 53% Off)

Cornucopia Popcorn Creations

Hancock

Bags, tins, and samples of popcorn in flavors such as cinnamon toast, birthday cake, and texas chili at new Red River Street location

$15 $7

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Cajun Pizza for Takeout or Dining In at Cajun Pizza Place (Up to 50% Off)

Cajun Pizza Place

Cajun Pizza Place

Thin-crust pizzas customized with a range of toppings, paired with Cajun favorites such as spicy Louisiana sausages and muffulettas

$20 $10

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Thai Food at Thai Passion (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Thai Passion

Multiple Locations

Artfully crafted, traditional Thai cuisine served in a dining room bedecked with the chef-owner’s original carved artwork

$20 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Royal India

Royal India

Multiple Locations

A tandoor oven roasts chicken and ground lamb; eight types of curry season meats; vegetarian options feature housemade cheese

$20 $10

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

Roll On Sushi Diner

Brentwood/Allendale/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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Contemporary American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Eleven Plates (Up to 45% Off)

Eleven Plates

Davenport Village

Large plates such as diver scallops with grilled corn and chorizo or cold-smoked pork steak join small plates such as wild boar wings

$20 $12

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Fondue Meal with Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 49% Off)

The Melting Pot

Northwest Austin

Couples dip entrees, such as filet mignon and ravioli, into smoldering fondue pots and signature dipping sauces

$60.55 $32

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$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Austin

Northern Indian specialties, including tandoori meats and seafood, curries, and biryani

$20 $11

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Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Cup Frozen Yogurt (Up to 50% Off)

Fresh Cup Frozen Yogurt

Five Oaks Park North

Machines pump out rotating flavors of low-fat and nonfat yogurt; top off your creation with fruit, nuts, candies, and baked goods

$10 $5

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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 40% 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 $12

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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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$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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$12 for $24 Worth of Mexican Cuisine from Hot Box Diner

The Hot Box Diner

Austin

The permanently-stationed food truck's team serves up tacos with a side of fried plantains, custom rice bowls, and other Mexican classics

$8 $4

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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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One-Dozen Cupcakes or $11 for $20 Toward Dessert Treats at Sweet (Up to 51% 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 $11

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$10 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 $5

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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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$13 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Thai Cuisine

Thai Cuisine

Silver Creek Center

Spring rolls, sesame beef, hot basil fried rice, and pad see ewe adorn colorful tables inside an eatery with free Wi-Fi

$20 $13

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Southwestern Cuisine at Chisos Grill (Up to 50% Off)

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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Deli Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks at G's Dynamite Deli (50% 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 $15

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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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One or Two Dozen Fried Pies at Bob and Deb's Fried Pies (Up to 50% Off)

Bob and Deb's Fried Pies

North Austin

Family run shop bakes fried pies stuffed with fillings such as apricot, chocolate macadamia, and crab cake

$48 $26

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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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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizzeria Food at Salvation Pizza (50% Off)

Salvation Pizza

West University

Chefs churn out New Haven pizzas topped with unique ingredients, such as asparagus, shrimp, and feta cheese

$10 $5

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Cafe Meal for Two with Drinks, Cheese, and Dessert, or Espresso and Café Cuisine at Lavazza Espression (50% Off)

Lavazza Espression

Downtown

Espresso, gelato, ciabatta-bread sandwiches, & torta salata served alongside dessert coffee innovations; meals of cheese, desserts, & coffee

$5 $2.50

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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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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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Southern Comfort Food at TenOak (Up to 47% Off). Three 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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$7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Juan in a Million

Juan in a Million

Austin

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

$12 $7

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Two- or Five-Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $12 Worth of Fruit Cups at Mister FruitCup (Up to 52% Off)

Mister FruitCup

Riverside

Fruit cups provide a tasty alternative to sugary snacks by topping fruit with whipped cream or savory balsamic; vegan options available

$24 $13

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Mongolian Cuisine and Sushi at Kublai Khan (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Kublai Khan

Parmer Center

Restaurant revives ancient traditions with stir-fry creations cooked atop a mongolian grill, along with roti and noodles

$20 $12

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Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% 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 $16

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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 28% 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 Half Off)

Ontario Hookah Lounge

Riverside

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

$25 $15

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Sandwiches and Salads at Blimpie (Up to 50% Off)

Blimpie

Austin

National sub shop fills bellies with sandwiches and wraps that feature freshly sliced meats and quality toppings

$10 $5

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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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Brazilian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Rio's Brazilian Café (Up to 50% Off)

Rio's Brazilian Cafe

Govalle

Vibrant eatery that's been featured on the Cooking Channel serves Brazilian cheese bread, stews, and vegetarian or gluten-free dishes

$20 $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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Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at Oishi Japanese Fusion (40% 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 $12

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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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Persian Dinner for Two, or Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Persian Cuisine at Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Northwest Austin

Saffron-infused kebabs and stews accompany hookahs and live music

$47.25 $24

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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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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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Full-Day Winery Bus Tour for One, Two, or Four with Meal from Texas Winos (Up to 62% Off)

Texas Winos

Downtown

Take a luxury chartered bus on a themed tour to three or more Hill Country vineyards, stopping for brunch, Italian food, or barbecue

$106 $44

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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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50% 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 $12

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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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Italian Fare or Large Takeout Specialty Pizza at Roppolo's Pizza (Up to 52% 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 $11

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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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$15 for $28 Worth of Tacos, Wraps, and More at Mighty Bird

Mighty Bird

Multiple Locations

Menu of chicken dishes, including whole rotisserie chickens, street-style chicken tacos made with fresh tortillas and sauces, and wraps

$28 $15

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Mexican Food at Dos Batos for Two or Four (44% Off)

Dos Batos

Allandale

Nosh on Northern Mexican dishes featuring mesquite grilled Angus beef, chicken, or veggies, along with homemade tortillas and salsa

$18 $10

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$25 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food and Sushi for Dinner at Midori Sushi

Midori Sushi

Northwest Austin

Mint-hued walls and wood accents set the mood for hand-wrapped rolls, fresh-cut sashimi, chicken teriyaki, and stir-fried noodles

$40 $25

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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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Italian Dinner at La Gondola (Up to 35% Off). Two Options Available.

La Gondola

Mansfield

Chefs grill juicy filet mignon and toss steamed clams, mussels, and calamari in Italian herbs and linguine

$40 $26

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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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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. The similarly well-stocked Killeen location looks like a grounded spaceship from the outside, complete with a cylindrical metal cage, a Saturn-style ring, and two alien-like statues.

At each location, 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

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 Cir
Salado,
TX
US

Since it first flung open its double doors in 1900, The Beltonian's patchwork brick façade has housed a church, an antique store, and a billiard hall. But its theatrical pedigree proved too strong, and today, the venue has transformed back into a performance space. The Beltonian aims to bring top-notch comedy to the community by booking nationally touring rib-ticklers three nights a week. A menu keeps appetites and thirst at bay while showgoers lean back in plush seats, which are arranged stadium-style to facilitate easy viewing of every clever quip.

219 E Central Ave
Belton,
TX
US

Situated on the shores of placid Belton Lake, Dead Fish Grill stands tall over the water, encouraging diners to enjoy the beautiful view from either the covered outdoor patio or from inside, where large windows span from floor to ceiling. Here, the chefs send out plates of peel-and-eat shrimp, their specialty creole-whiskey steak, and fried oysters piled into baskets with hush puppies and cole slaw during dinner. Frequent live music enlivens the space on Friday and Saturday nights, and shows are always free.

2207 Lake Rd
Belton,
TX
US