Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer and a warm burger. Make every hour happy hour with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of pub fare and drinks at Austin’s Restaurant in Sanger or Austin's Grill and Sports Bar downtown.
For over 20 years, Austin’s Sanger menu has inspired mouths to stop talking about their screenplay and dive into a hearty waffle breakfast with bacon or sausage and an egg ($6.65), Austin’s classic half-pound burger ($7.45), or an ultra-tender pot-roast platter smothered in gravy and roasted iron cauldrons and served with carrots, onions, and mashed potatoes ($10.45). Hopelessly lost University of Texas students, meanwhile, can find solace in Austin’s Downtown Grill and Sports Bar's menu, starting with the black-bean chili cheese fries ($6.99) or the bacon-, cheese-, and spinach-stuffed mushroom caps ($7.99). After appetizers, carnivorous customers can try out a slow-roasted half chicken ($12.99) or a 12-ounce coffee-rubbed rib-eye steak ($17.99) while seated on a large coffee beanbag chair. In Sanger, slake a terrible thirst with domestic and imported beers along with wines from the local Fresno State, Gibson, and Cedar View wineries. The downtown pub, on the other tentacle, boasts 17 beers on tap and in gilded spittoons scattered throughout the spacious interior.
Austin’s Restaurant originally opened in Sanger in 1989 and recently decided to annex its own turf downtown, offering parking validations and live music. Sports-bar enthusiasts will appreciate the massive expanse of sky between them and the ceiling, while Sanger snackers can enjoy comfy booths surrounded by wood paneling, burgundy trimwork, and hanging light fixtures draped with plants smuggled in from the moon’s moon. Invite along your merriest Merry Men and enjoy a night of quality pub grub, pints of liquid bread, and surprisingly profound discussions of the Socratic Dialogues.
- I had the Italian Stallion calzone which was hands down great. Did not disappoint. – S. Ryan, downtown location
- If you live in Fresno you need to try this restaurant out. It's a great sports atmosphere and the food is really good. – Chris Fry, downtown location
- I have eaten at Austin's several times over the years. I have always found it to be a good value. – Buster, Sanger location