Treat yourself to tasty, homemade barbecue at Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse in Elgin.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse — just right for large and merry gatherings.
Wifi here is on the house.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
For the tastes of Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
At Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You'll want to make sure you pay a visit to Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse's treasure trove of barbecue sooner rather than later.
If you relish flavorful marinades, spicy rubs, and oh-so-tender meat, make sure to check out Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse for the best in casual barbecue.
For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant for a Mexican-style menu in Elgin's Elgin neighborhood.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
A tad noisy, the restaurant is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant for their catering services.
Forget circling the block, Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant has plenty of nearby parking options.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant, too, where prices are generally under $15.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant, pay by major credit card.
Pay Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant a visit and enjoy a relaxing night filled with flavorful Mexican cuisine.
When you treat yourself to a flavorful Mexican dish from Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant, you will leave feeling satisfied and full.
Coupland Inn and Dance Hall in Taylor serves some of the best beef in town, and dedicated customers dish out star-studded reviews.
The large dining space at Coupland Inn and Dance Hall provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
The dress code is strictly casual at Coupland Inn and Dance Hall, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Coupland Inn and Dance Hall will ensure that it is delicious.
At Coupland Inn and Dance Hall, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
You don't have to be a meat-lover to enjoy this steakhouse (though it can't hurt). Come to Coupland Inn and Dance Hall and see what the highly-rated menu is all about.
So come to Coupland Inn and Dance Hall, where you'll discover the fine art of preparing and cooking the perfect steak.
Stop by Sonic Drive-In after work for a quick burger and fries.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, so come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Sonic Drive-In's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Sonic Drive-In's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Sonic Drive-In's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
If you need a quick and easy dinner solution for the whole family, pay Sonic Drive-In a visit and grab some burgers to go.
So stop by Sonic Drive-In and enjoy a quick and delicious meal before your next meeting.
Stop by Jack In The Box after work for a quick burger and fries.
The chefs at Jack In The Box know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Jack In The Box's low-key style is the perfect match.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Parking can be a pain in the neck, but it's as available as ever near the restaurant.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Jack In The Box offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Swing by the restaurant at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.
Jack In The Box serves up tasty burgers at a quick pace, so stop by today and enjoy a great meal.
When you live in the fast lane, your meals should keep up with you. Get the speedy service you deserve at Jack In The Box.
In the mood for a juicy burger and a pile of fries? You'll love Sonic Drive-In.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Sonic Drive-In's gorgeous patio.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Sonic Drive-In, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Three meals a day are served at Sonic Drive-In, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
Whether you layer on the works or prefer your burger plain, Sonic Drive-In is the spot to go for a delicious burger done in minutes.
So make your way over to Sonic Drive-In for a quick bite to eat and satisfy your hunger cravings.
Winter is officially over and we're now smack dab in the middle of prime patio season here in Austin. These are some of my favorite places to enjoy drinks outside.
Ables on the Lake | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
You can’t beat the location, right on Lake Austin. Is it just me or do cocktails taste better when you're looking at a body of water? It’s a great spot to go for lunch as they offer a legendary Bloody Mary served with their signature garnish. They do a Bevo Tea that's super refreshing, and they also have happy hour Monday-Friday, 4-6 pm.
Easy Tiger | 709 E. 6th Street
They have a great location on 6th Street right along Waller Creek that creates a perfectly relaxing atmosphere. It feels like a Sunday Funday seven days a week here, with everyone mingling at their picnic tables or playing ping-pong. They also make some of the best baked goods in town, so I highly recommend their sandwiches and pretzels.
El Alma | 1025 Barton Springs Road
Mexican food and a killer patio. The patio is actually located on a deck above the restaurant, and it overlooks downtown and Butler Park. It would be criminal to go to a Mexican restaurant and not order a margarita, so I’d start with that, and then follow it up with some of their addicting sangria. Enjoy their happy hour daily from 3-6 pm.
Hotel San Jose | 1316 South Congress Ave
This seems to be one of those hidden gems that people often forget about. Their patio is located in their courtyard, next to their pool, and it’s a very chill atmosphere. Be advised that there's a limited food menu, so it’s not the place to go if you're hungry. However, if a cheese plate is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. I always get one of their House Specialties as they're some of my favorite cocktails in Austin. The Tropical Sangria is light, refreshing and made for easy drinking, as is the Champassion and Tinto de Verano. I always feel as if I am on vacation when sipping cocktails in their courtyard.
Elizabeth Street Café | 1501 South First Street
Go for lunch and continue sipping cocktails into the afternoon. Everything I’ve had from here has been delicious, both food and drink. The Green Mango & Cucumber Salad may be one of my favorite salads in Austin, and no meal here is complete without at least one carafe of punch. The punches change seasonally, but are always unique and delicious.
We are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining in Austin. From local restaurants to grocery stores, there are countless delectable options. Even our eclectic collection of food trailers are dishing up gourmet eats at a reasonable price!But, taking kids out for a meal can sometimes seem like a chore. Will they behave? Is it easier to just stay home and eat cereal for dinner?Fortunately, there are plenty of places around town where you can grab a bite to eat and let the children run free! Here are a few of my family’s favorites:Midway Food Park | 1905 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy., AustinMidway is an outdoor park with seven food trucks, ranging from Dock & Roll Diner (seafood) to CoolHaus (ice cream sandwiches). The park has a festive carnival atmosphere, with carousel horses hanging from a tree, Christmas lights, a stage for live music, and brightly colored picnic tables with umbrellas. Kids love the colorful playscape (pictured above), rocks to climb, and the large fenced-in field strewn with balls. In fact, Midway is so entertaining for children, you may have a hard time getting yours to eat at all.Two things to note: 1. Go early, as food does sell out and lines get long. Parking also becomes scarce and visitors have to park on the grass. 2. Each food truck sets their own hours, so not all of the trucks are open at the same time. Check their individual Facebook pages for hours.The Salt Lick Round Rock | 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock | (512) 386-1044There is no disputing that the Driftwood location of The Salt Lick is worth the drive, but if you’re looking for quality barbecue a little further north, the Round Rock restaurant is a great alternative. Ribs and brisket and smoked turkey, oh my! Seating at picnic tables is casual and the outdoor playscape keeps antsy kids happy.Central Market | 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 206-1000It may seem odd that one of our go-to dining destinations is a grocery store, but when it comes to relaxed family atmosphere, Central Market is tops. The cafe serves up delicious meals and dining on the patio with free live music Thursday to Sunday is always a treat. As a bonus, kids eat free on Tuesdays after 5 p.m. Children have a blast on the massive playscape, and can burn off a little steam in the neighboring field. Family walks to the duck pond after dinner are the icing on the cake.Whole Foods | 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 542-2200My kids can’t get enough of the flagship Whole Foods Market downtown. The awe-inspiring array of soup, salad, cookies and other miscellaneous food bars are something that you have to see to believe. My kids love crafting their own meals, one fresh roll or spoonful of lo mein at a time. The options are endless. With to-go meals in hand, we head up to tables on the rooftop plaza and let the kids enjoy the small wooden playscape.Southpark Meadows | 9300 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, AustinThis shopping center in South Austin has a large playscape flanked by several restaurants, so you have your choice of where to eat. Mama Fu’s, Jason’s Deli, Waterloo Ice House, and Amy’s Ice Creams - you can’t go wrong. Dine, play, let the kids get wet in the seasonal water bubblers, and delight in the occasional band playing on the stage in The Grove. It’s a great place to hang out as a family.Photo of Midway sign courtesy of Midway Food Park, photo of Coolhaus courtesy of Coolhaus, photo of Amy's Ice Creams courtesy of Brandon Bergara
I don’t know if Austinites like spending time in coffee shops or actually drinking coffee more. Whatever the case, we’re always thinking about the next place to go for a cup of jo. In many cases coffee shops serve as ‘offices’ for local small businesses. Even in the 105 degree summer heat we don’t miss a beat.
Mozarts |3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
This is probably one of the more iconic coffee shops in town as it sits overlooking Lake Austin. Thus, the atmosphere is calming, relaxing and easy on the eyes. The abundant seating on the deck is shaded by large trees and is the perfect place to work if you’re looking for an outdoor office for the day. They offer traditional coffee drinks as well as pastries. Dogs are also welcome on the deck.
Jo’s Coffee | 1300 South Congress Avenue
Jo’s on South Congress is probably most famous for their ‘i love you so much’ street art on the side of the building. It has become a bucket list photo op for tourists and locals alike. Aside from cool graffiti, they also serve a great cup of coffee, imagine that. The ‘iced turbo’ is a menu favorite, and they also offer sandwiches and baked goods. Outdoor seating only, so keep that in mind on rainy days or those 100+ degree summer days.
Flat Track Coffee | 913 E. Cesar Chavez Street
This is a hidden gem hidden just east of I-35. No bells and whistles, just a focus on great coffee. This is the type of place you grab a cup of joe and are on your way. The menu is limited but executed perfectly, and the crown jewel is probably their espresso. Don’t plan your next meeting here as they have very limited seating and no wi-fi. But for coffee connoisseurs, this place is a must try.
Café Medici | Various Locations
Really really great coffee. I like the downtown location as it has plenty of seating (two stories). It’s also fairly quiet, and the type of place you can go to to get stuff done. The Clarksville location is also great, slightly smaller, but located in one of my favorite little neighborhoods; it really has an awesome old Austin feel to it.
Curra’s | 614 East Oltorf Street
Curra’s (A Mexican restaurant famous for its avocado margaritas) might be the most odd ball selection on this list. However, if you're a fan of drip coffee, they have their own brew that pairs perfectly with their breakfast tacos. They also sell their coffee beans by the pound.
Houndstooth Coffee | Various Locations
This is one of those Austin coffee shops that has a cult-like following, and you can’t make a list of places to grab a cup in Austin without including Houndstooth. Maybe it’s the sleek, simple design, their friendly and knowledgeable baristas, or the simple fact that they just make fantastic coffee. You be the judge.