Food & Drink in Austin


Southwestern Cuisine at Chisos Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Chisos Grill

Chisos Grill

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

$20 $11

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$12 for a Slider Meal for Two with Fried Sweet Potatoes and Drinks at Belly Up! ($20 Value)

Belly Up!

Austin

Beef, pork belly, and oyster po’ boy sliders from a trailer with a seasonal menu inspired by the owner’s travels

$20 $12

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Deli Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks at G's Dynamite Deli (47% Off). Two Options Available.

G’s Dynamite Deli

G’s Dynamite Deli

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 $16

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$14for $20Worth of Wings, Burgers, and Pizzas at RC Fowlers

RC Fowlers

RC Fowlers

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

$20 $14

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Persian Cuisine at Shandeez Grill Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Four Options Available.

Shandeez Grill

Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Saffron-infused kebabs and stews accompany hookahs and live music

$22 $14

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Southern Cuisine at New Awlins Cafe (40% Off). Two Options Available.

New Awlins Cafe

New Awlins Cafe

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

$20 $12

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American Cuisine at Zack's American Bistro (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Zack's American Bistro

Zack's American Bistro

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

$20 $12

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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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Middle Eastern Food at Kebabtime (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Kebabtime

Kebabtime

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

$20 $13

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One-Dozen Cupcakes or $13 for $20 Toward Dessert Treats at Sweet (Up to 43% 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 $13

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner for One, Two, or Four at The Emerald Restaurant (Up to 39%Off)

The Emerald Restaurant

The Emerald Restaurant

Restaurant serving classic Irish dishes crafts corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the trimmings, including soda bread

$42.50 $27

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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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$13 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine for Dinner at Royal India

Royal India

North

Indian specialties such as tandoori chicken and spicy vindaloo

$20 $13

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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

Fusion Hookah Lounge

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

$45 $23

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Pizza and Drinks at River Hills Pizza (Up to 30% Off). Three Options Available.

River Hills Pizza

River Hills Pizza Co

Regular and pan pizzas loaded with fresh meat and veggie toppings

$10 $7

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Cajun Pizza for Takeout or Dining In at Cajun Pizza Place (Up to 35% Off). Three Options Available.

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 $13

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Thai Lunch or Dinner for Two at Thai Cuisine (35% Off)

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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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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$20 for Two Dozen Cupcakes from Redshirt Bakery ($30 Value)

Redshirt Bakery

Redshirt Bakery

Diners snack on delicious cupcakes in flavors such as vanilla and almond buttercream, with fun Star Trek-themed designs

$30 $20

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  • Texas French Bread
    Aromas of baking sourdough, amber rye, and brioche bread waft from the ovens of Texas French Bread, winner of the Austin Chronicle's Restaurant Poll Readers award for Best Bread in 2009, 2010, and 2011. For the past three decades, these ovens have been churning out artisan breads, pastries, and desserts made from scratch, and under the helm of brothers Ben and Murphy Willcott, the ovens now cook a dinner menu of local and sustainable rustic French fare, earning a place in the top five on the Growers Alliance of Central Texas's Truly Local 2011 restaurants survey. Yet neither of the brothers set out to be bakers. Murph, a Harvard law-school graduate and lawyer, and Ben, a student of English literature, both enjoyed staying up late, cooking, and coordinating aprons with spatulas so they decided to take over Texas French Bread with the goal of turning it from bakery into bistro because, as Murph claims, "rock star and/or Hollywood movie mogul seemed like a stretch." In the kitchen, Ben crafts a weekly rotating menu hewn under the guidelines of famed chef Alice Waters, with local, fresh, and simple ingredients from the urban farms of Boggy Creek and Angel Valley, served in season at their peak. Meanwhile, the pastry chef sculpts key-lime tartlets, cupcakes, and cream puffs to accompany cups of coffee or espresso drinks made with locally roasted beans from Anderson's Coffee Company. The house blend combines premium East African beans with a Costa Rican hard bean, barrel-cooked to a medium-brown, full-city roast to jump-start mornings without licking a car battery.
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    2900 Rio Grande St
    Austin, TX US
  • VERTS Kebap
    “We hold the record for world’s smallest food truck,” Verts Kebap owner Michael declares in a prominent German accent. “They are Smart cars, all three of them. They took a year to develop.” German engineers spent those 12 months retrofitting sinks, refrigeration units, and food warmers into the backs of cars each roughly the size of two stacked bathtubs. But the record-setting vehicles—which each hold 50 sandwiches or one competitive eater who just ate 50 sandwiches—have a greater function. “They are for learning about the city, and teaching the city about our food. That’s how we hope to bring our food to the U.S.” Verts is a casual-dining concept built around the döner kebap sandwich, which over the last 40 years has became the most popular fast food in Germany. “It doesn’t exist in the U.S.,” Michael explains. “We are wanting to share that.” While pursuing their MBAs, Verts founders Michael and Dominik craved the street food from their native country, inspiring their business concept. Their tasty pita-stuffed sandwiches employ Texas-raised meat, locally made bread, and house-made sauces––all the same composition as those found in Germany. That’s not to mention Turkish-style seasonings of pepper spices, basil, cayenne, and paprika. The mobile food trucks, while conceptually innovative, are meant to bring people into their stubbornly immobile restaurants. They believe this is their true calling. “We get many people coming from Germany. People who have been in the military or traveled across Europe. Students. They are all happy to have those tastes again. And we are pleased to bring them."
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    406 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX US
  • Alamo Drafthouse Austin
    Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. Alamo?s ninja servers pick up written food and drink orders throughout the movie and serve moviegoers directly at their seat. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook. Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."
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    13729 N Highway 183
    Austin, TX US
  • Lucky J's
    The story of Lucky J’s Chicken & Waffles begins with transformation. The eatery started as a food truck before rolling into its culinary cocoon, soon emerging as a brick-and-mortar location propelled by wings of fried, fluffy batter. Today, homestyle sides such as collard greens and fried pickle chips accompany a menu that mostly proceeds as follows: fried chicken, waffles, fried chicken with waffles, and waffles folded into tacos stuffed with fried chicken. It’s a simple concept, but it has earned the spot attention from the Atlantic, CBS News, and FOXBusiness. The Austin Chronicle called the chicken “both greasy and salty; this is not a criticism,” adding that, combined with waffles, which “have a luscious buttery flavor with a hint of sugar to them … the whole ensemble is sinfully delicious.” In addition to classic, bone-in fried chicken served with waffles, waffle tacos come in combinations that are more surprising than a jack-in-the-box filled with firecrackers. The Brady’s bacon waffle conceals swiss cheese, hot sauce, and honey, whereas the Grandma Andy is stuffed with banana, Nutella, peanut butter, and honey. Surrounding feasters, the shop’s bright murals all originate from the hand of local artist Federico Archuleta, and include dueling guitars played by chickens and a woman eating chicken next to a chicken eating a waffle.
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    1112 East 6th Street
    Austin, TX US
  • Corazon at Castle Hill
    In 2002, when asked about his role as sous-chef at the wildly successful Castle Hill Cafe, Michael Taddeo told the Austin Chronicle, ?We have lots of fun doing what we do?. Yet, following executive chef David Dailey?s retirement, Caste Hill?s co-owner, Cathe Dailey, decided to temporarily close the caf??s doors and focus on a rebirth of sorts, refurbishing everything from the eatery?s menu and 110-year-old home to its very name. Today, Chef Taddeo has taken the reins in the kitchen at the resurrected caf??Corazon at Castle Hill?where he and much of the old staff continue to churn out upscale Mexican cuisine tweaked with a few changes. Today?s menu adapts to the seasons, with the chef using products that are fresh and locally available; when the Austin Chronicle's Mick Vann visited during the winter months, he sampled warm comforting plates of flautas carnitas and arrachera beef, calling them a ?huge winner? and ?wonderful.? Yet, in the summer, the chef?s menu consists of lighter tastes, including shrimp enchiladas, potato-corn sope, and pork tenderloin roasted over a boy scout?s campfire. Red-clothed tables set with white napkins and small vases of fresh flowers give diners a visual clue to the eatery?s elegant-yet-comfortable vibe. Customers? eyes also wander to the dining room?s vibrant orange walls, which house Cathe?s personal touches including Mexican folk art culled from her personal collection.
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    1101 W 5th St
    Austin, TX US
  • El Arroyo
    BLT, club, veggie, and more...El Arroyo serves sandwiches too tasty to pass up. Dieters beware — El Arroyo does not offer low-fat cuisine. Round out your meal with a little tipple — El Arroyo has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at El Arroyo. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — El Arroyo is great for large groups. Wifi access is totally free at El Arroyo, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. On warmer days, take advantage of El Arroyo's outdoor seating. Your pet pup can accompany you to El Arroyo, which has a dog-friendly policy. Casual dining at its best, El Arroyo customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Throwing a big party? Count on El Arroyo to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well. With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to El Arroyo. Head on over to El Arroyo first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — El Arroyo is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    1624 West 5th Street
    Austin, TX US

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