Restaurants in Hutto

Light French Meal with Soup and Salad for Two or Four People at La Patisserie by Oven Fresh Delights (50% Off)

La Patisserie by Oven Fresh Delights

Pflugerville

$30 $15

Desserts finish meals of hearty soups and organic salads

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

The Cafe at Lake Bastrop Lodge

Bastrop

$20 $11

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

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

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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

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

Origami Japanese Cuisine

Market At Round Rock

$25 $13

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Campo Azul Bar & Grill

Campo Azul Bar & Grill

Round Rock's Four Corners

$20 $11

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

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

$14 $9

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

Vietnamese Food for Two, or Take-Out at Pho What! (Up to 45% Off)

Pho What!

Cedar Park

$20 $11

Pho noodle soups, bahn mi sandwiches, and other traditional Vietnamese dishes

Caviar Tasting Menu or $17 for $30 Worth of Russian Cuisine at Russian House

Russian House

Downtown

$30 $17

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Classic Russian dishes, including beef stroganoff and stuffed cabbage; caviar tasting menu with red caviar and premium sturgeon black caviar

Breakfast or Lunch Food at Freddie's Place (Up to 45% Off)

Freddie's Place

Bouldin

$20 $11

Relax outdoors beneath a grove of oak trees or inside near a fireplace while filling up on pancakes and frittatas or burgers and sandwiches

$13 for $24 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Drinks at Austin Pizza Garden

Austin Pizza Garden

East Oak Hill

$24 $13

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Chefs create classic and unique pizzas from award-winning recipes and other Italian specialties from stromboli to eggplant-parm sandwiches

Cajun Cuisine at Cypress Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Cypress Grill

East Oak Hill

$20 $11

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Jambalaya and fried catfish served on shaded patio amid live Cajun and jazz music at restaurant voted one of Austin’s best

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dinner at Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

Highland

$20 $12

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Owners who trained to cook and host in New Dehli bring diners Northern Indian recipes, such as tandoor-roasted lamb and Indian rice pudding

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

Alborz Persian Cuisine

North Shoal Creek

$20 $11

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

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

Cajun Pizza Place

Cajun Pizza Place

$20 $10

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

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

Thai Passion

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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

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

Royal India

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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

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

Roll On Sushi Diner

Brentwood/Allendale/Burnet Rd

$20 $10

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

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

Eleven Plates

Davenport Village

$20 $12

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

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

The Melting Pot

Northwest Austin

$60.55 $32

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

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

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Austin

$20 $11

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

Home or Office Murder Mystery Party for Up to 80 People from Murder for Hire, Inc. (50% Off)

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

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

Zack's American Bistro

Steiner Ranch

$20 $11

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

Vietnamese and Thai Cuisine at Mekong River Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mekong River Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $12

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

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

Satay Restaurant

North Shoal Creek

$30 $18

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

50% Off All Coffee and Tea Drinks at Café Crème

Café Crème

Austin

$4 $2

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Baristas whip up steaming cups white chocolate mocha, lattes, and frozen specialties such as caramel frappé, while customers enjoy free wifi

$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

$12 $6

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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 for $24 Worth of Mexican Cuisine from Hot Box Diner

The Hot Box Diner

Austin

$8 $4

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

$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

$10 $5

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

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

RC Fowlers

Northwest Austin

$20 $10

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

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

Chisos Grill

Hill Country Galleria

$20 $11

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

Deli Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks at G's Dynamite Deli (50% Off). Two Options Available.

G’s Dynamite Deli

Bouldin

$30 $15

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

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

New Awlins Cafe

High Vista

$20 $11

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

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

Salvation Pizza

West University

$10 $5

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

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

Lavazza Espression

Downtown

$5 $2.50

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

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

Thai Cuisine

Austin

$20 $10

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

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

Bone Daddy's

Northwest Austin

$20 $12

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

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

$8 $5

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

Southern Comfort Food at TenOak (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

TenOak

Downtown

$20 $11

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

$7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Juan in a Million

Juan in a Million

Austin

$12 $7

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

Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Habesha Restaurant & Bar

Windsor Park

$30 $16

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

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

Pizza Fresh Italian Eatery

Austin

$10 $5.50

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

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

El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $11

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Chef Ian Kokkeler's Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Imperia

Imperia

Imperia Asian Kitchen + Sushi

$30 $15

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Acclaimed sushi chef rolls creative seafood in colorful combinations to go with Asian salads, edamame, pad thai, and more

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

Blimpie

Austin

$10 $5

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

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

Rio's Brazilian Cafe

Govalle

$20 $11

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

Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at Oishi Japanese Fusion (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Oishi Japanese Fusion

Dobie Mall, 1st Floor

$20 $12

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

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

Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Northwest Austin

$47.25 $24

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Saffron-infused kebabs and stews accompany hookahs and live music

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

Thai House

North Burnet

$10 $5

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

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

Rockadive Austin

Native South Food Park (Next to Moontower Saloon)

$20 $10

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

Eclectic, Locally-Sourced Cuisine at Crave

Crave

Austin

$30 $15

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

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

Roppolo's Pizza

Downtown

$20 $11

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

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

Trai Mai Thai

Austin

$12 $6

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

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

Mighty Bird

Multiple Locations

$28 $15

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

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

Dos Batos

Allandale

$18 $10

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

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

Los Reyes Mexican Gril - Anderson Mill

Northwest Austin

$15 $8

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

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

Kublai Khan

Parmer Center

$20 $12

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

Adult Night with Water-Park Rides and Live Music for Two or Four at Shore Club Restaurant & Bar (Up to 52% Off)

Shore Club Restaurant & Bar

Northwest Travis

$30 $15

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Club along Lake Travis offers special nights just for adults with water-park rides, live music, and a drink cozy

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

$175.50 $69

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

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

Buenos Aires Café

Hills Country Galleria

$30 $18

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

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Diner Food at Huddle House ($20 Value)

Huddle House

Lockhart

$10 $5.50

Southern smothered biscuits topped with cheese and sausage gravy; Triple Huddle burgers with three beef patties each; country-fried steak

Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill

San Marcos

$20 $11

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While games play on 25 flat-screen TVs, guests dine on wings, fried shrimp baskets, burgers, and regional hot dogs, including The Chicago

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican and American Cuisine at Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

San Marcos

$20 $12

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Eatery dishes out Mexican and American food such as nachos, wings, chicken fried steak, quesadillas, burritos, and jalapeño avocado burgers

$11 for $21 Worth of Casual American Cuisine and Drinks at Cypress Creek Cafe

Cypress Creek Cafe

Wimberley

$21 $11

A cozy restaurant by day and rocking concert venue by night, Cypress Creek Cafe pairs hearty casual American cuisine with local music

Upscale Global Cuisine Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at La Riviera Restaurant (Up to 46% Off)

La Riviera Restaurant

Bryan/ College Station

$38 $22

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Starters such as crab cakes and fondue; entrees such as Caribbean jerk tilapia, pork chop, and chicken crepes

$14 for Two Burgers with Fries and One Appetizer at The Guadalupe Grillhouse ($23.45 Value)

The Guadalupe Grillhouse

Seguin

$23.45 $14

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Enjoy appetizers such as nachos, paired with fries and freshly made burgers, with toppings such as American cheese and chili

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

Elite Café

University

$20 $10

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

Steakhouse Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Tejas Rodeo Company (Up to 42% Off)

Tejas Rodeo Company

Bulverde

$30 $18

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Cuts of Prime Akaushi beef and USDA Choice Angus from Beeman Family Ranch, seasoned with a signature rub and seared to order

Mexican Dinner at Encanto Mexican Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Encanto Mexican Cuisine

Schertz

$20 $11

Traditional Mexican cuisine prepared with modern cooking techniques; dishes range from mahi-mahi fish tacos to certified Angus beef fajitas

Burger Combo for Two, Breakfast Plate for Two, or Taco Plate for Two at Flaco's Burgers & Tacos (Up to 47% Off)

Flaco's Burgers & Tacos

Live Oak

$16.90 $9

Burgers topped with cheese, bacon, and grilled onions are served with fresh-cut fries; breakfast plate and two taco plate meals

$11 for $20 Worth of Seafood and Mediterranean Cuisine for Two at Gypsy Cafe

Gypsy Cafe

North Central Thousand Oaks

$20 $11

Pita bread and hummus dip warm up diners for a main entree of lamb, beef, or chicken kebabs prepared with a special blend of spices

$12 for $20 Worth of Sichuan Food at Yum Wok

Yum Wok

San Antonio

$20 $12

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Twice-cooked beef with leeks, kung pao chicken and shrimp, Sichuan tea-smoked duck, moo-shu pork, and lamb with spicy sauce and cumin

Mexican Cuisine at El Jarro de Arturo (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

El Jarro De Arturo

Northeast San Antonio

$25 $15

Cooks update Tex-Mex staples by creating dishes such as pasta with grilled shrimp and a cilantro-pesto cream sauce and portobello enchiladas

Cafe Food at Hearthstone Express (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Hearthstone Express

San Antonio

$12 $7

Fresh cafe choices include turbacca panini, turkey artichoke panini, tomato basil soup, and a signature caesar salad

$10 for a Large One-Topping Pizza with Two Fountain Drinks at Poppys Pizza ($17.65 Value)

Poppys Pizza

San Antonio

$17.65 $10

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Large New York style pizzas topped with ingredients such as pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, pineapple, mushrooms, spinach, etc

Mexican Food at Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available

Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria

Donaldson Terrace

$20 $11

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Highlights of the Mexican-inspired menu include crispy tacos, mini taquitos, tortas, and aguas frescas such as mango and horchata

$11 for a Four-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $5 at The Great Taste Cafe ($20 Value)

The Great Taste Cafe

San Antonio

$20 $11

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Sweet and savory crepes, spicy tamales, organic coffee, bagels, and salads

Sushi and Teppanyaki Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki (40% Off)

Honmachi Sushi & Teppanyaki

Stone Oak

$14 $8.50

Specialty sushi rolls and seafood, shrimp, and chicken teppanyaki meals for lunch or dinner

Sushi-Making Class and Dinner for One, Two, or Four at Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine (Up to 67% Off)

Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine

Northwest Side

$99 $39

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Students enjoy edamame and green tea while preparing two sushi rolls before eating them; 90-minute classes offered Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Seafood at Mariscos Del Puerto ($30 Total Value)

Mariscos Del Puerto

Northwest San Antonio

$15 $9

Central American–style seafood dishes include poached tilapia, ceviche, and pasta de camarones

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With summer barbecue season bearing down like an angry bull, this meatberg ensures July evenings scented with charcoal and satisfaction, no matter the size of your crowd. The imminent meat-ark of USDA-graded steaks includes four bacon-wrapped 7-ounce filets, four 7-ounce filet strips, four 8-ounce Black Angus New York strips, four 7-ounce flat-iron tenders, six half-pound pure chopped-beef steaks (81/19 lean), and two 17-ounce porterhouse T-bones. Kick back with a bottle of hickory barbecue sauce and brush up on steak facts while you wait for the two-week processing and delivery.

1311 W 2nd St
Taylor,
TX
US

Founded by sisters Anni Zovek and Piroska Althauser, the two-story European Bistro houses a fleet of linen-topped tables and booths adorned with Hungarian, German, French, and Eastern European cuisines. Red-brick and wood-paneled walls serve as the base layer for the restaurant's rustic, Old-World character, enhanced by antiqued paintings, chairs reminiscent of 19th-century Europe, and a special table reserved for members of the Grimm brethren.

On weekends, an accordionist charms ears with German, French, and Hungarian tunes while patrons savor such entrees as wiener schnitzel, hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls, and duck liver. Meat-free fare includes tofu steak and vegetarian paneer cheese goulash. For larger groups, the eatery also boasts a banquet room that can host up to 175 diners.

111 E Main St
Pflugerville,
TX
US

Twenty catfish fillets, fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, lemon, and tartar sauce sail to tables, ready for families to feast upon. Shrimp, catfish, and oyster po' boys. A 10-acre pasture equipped with washer-pitching pits. All these elements combine to form the Good Luck Grill, owned and operated by a native Texan. The Grill welcomes patrons with a mix of comfort food and country charm: seafood hand-breaded with seasoned flour and cornmeal, an outdoor patio filled with live music on weekends, and burgers made from 100% Angus beef. Meanwhile, the restaurant's spacious wooden front porch and open interior beckon the famished masses like a Statue of Liberty that is constructed entirely of chicken-fried steak and holding a chili-cheese torch.

14605 Fm 973 N
Manor,
TX
US

White rice and bright slices of vegetables add a colorful counterpoint to the traditional dishes served at Yazmyne'z Restaurant and Mediterranean Cuisine. Delicately spiced pieces of kofta get wrapped in pita sandwiches and savory slices of gyros meat get scattered alongside pepperoni and vegetables atop crispy pizzas. Patrons can inhale sweet puffs of smoke from hookahs packed with specialty flavor combinations, such as peach and mint, melon and kiwi, or Earth, Wind, and Fire.

1100 Grand Avenue Parkway
Pflugerville,
TX
US

At Morelia Mexican Grill, generations of the Arreola Family cook up recipes from their ancestral home in Morelia, Mexico, captivating diners with savory dishes of chicken, seafood, steak, and pork. The restaurants immerse guests in an atmosphere of Mexican art and culture, with stone pillars and friezes decorated in Mesoamrican-style carvings and colorful wall-sized Diego Rivera–style murals. The dishes that sparkle against that backdrop included the shrimp-stuffed avocado, Fajitas Romanas, and mixed grill plates of quail and steak.

18900 Limestone Commercial Drive
Pflugerville,
TX
US

What's in a name? When it comes to The Green Mesquite BBQ & More, pretty much everything. As one of its gift-shop T-shirts will tell you, the restaurant has been "horrifying vegetarians since 1988," and that enduring success can largely be attributed to what's inside the barbecue pit: log after log of green mesquite wood.

Owner Tom Davis opts for that particular fresh-cut variety because of its slow-burning property, and because it gives meat a bold and smoky flavor. Davis and his team cook everything from beef and pork to chicken and turkey over the wood. They also make their own barbecue sauce and a signature rub for their baby back ribs, which Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host Guy Fieri called "awesome."

It's not just the smoked meats that distinguish Green Mesquite's three Austin-area locations. It's also that the restaurants double as venues for live music?specifically of the bluegrass and country variety?and that the restaurants welcome dogs, provided they bring along a well-behaved owner.

2601 S Interstate 35
Round Rock,
TX
US

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