Tag Archives: American

Jim’s – Anderson Mill/Jollyville

Jim's on UrbanspoonI ate at Jim’s this morning, and this is a weekend staple. There is usually not a long wait and the food is consistent.

Today I ventured out of the regular Rustlers Roundup as there was a table tent. No mind you I am not one to normally be moved by a frickin’ table tent, but today was different.

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Black Walnut Cafe

Black Walnut Cafe on UrbanspoonI been going to Black Walnut Cafe for quite some time and now is the time to let the secret out. GRILLED CHEESE SAMMICH!

This is one of the best Grilled Cheese in town, but I do not go for the Tomato Soup, as it is just not hearty enough.

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Foxhole Culinary Tavern

Foxhole Culinary Tavern on UrbanspoonThe name says it all. Foxhole *is* a Culinary Tavern. The folks that started this are awesome and really in tune to their restaurant. They get what it is to have a bar that serves amazing food in an contemporary upscale environment. I am glad the decided to bring this to North Austin and get out of Downtown.

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Seafood Gumbo

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Fireoak Grill

Fireoak Grill on UrbanspoonI was in a hurry, seems they were to.

I read some reviews online and that lead me to the Blackened Chicken Dinner. Well it was just marginal.

The food is much like the restaurant: sparse, cold, and plane. Nothing stands out much besides the huge TV on the wall….at least the have Wifi.

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The League Kitchen and Tavern

The League Kitchen and Tavern on UrbanspoonWell it is nice to actually find a place that I can’t say anything bad about. As readers know, that does not happen often. So it is nice to know that there are still a few get the Blueberry Muffin French Toast *and* the Chicken and Biscuit with Jalapeño Truffle Gravy. The Meatloaf is excellent as well. type of places still around.

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Charlie’s Steak House

Charlie's Steak House on UrbanspoonIt has been almost a year since I have been to Charlie’s Steak House. First off, you can still smoke while eating in this joint. I know that sounds strange to some of you, but there are people that still do that. So deal with it….or not. They have smoking in the bar area, but you can’t smoke in the dining room proper. I just wanted to say proper.

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1431 Cafe

1431 Cafe on UrbanspoonWell I not been to 1431 Cafe in quite some time. I am not sure why as it is just up the toll way and easy to get to. They serve breakfast all day for thar that want it and everything else is just straight up American.

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Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks on UrbanspoonIt seems guys like to go to Twin Peaks, I am not sure why. Maybe it’s the boobs, I am just not sure. Ok it’s the food.

I went to lunch with coworkers today as one of them had the frequent diner card thing and wanted his free sandwich.

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Jim’s

Jim's on UrbanspoonJim’s is always easy and good. It is nice to see that the continue to be a diner and cafe style place.

Mind you some of the wait staff are full on bat shit crazy.

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Ross’ Old Austin Cafe

Ross' Old Austin Cafe on UrbanspoonRoss’ has been up on Lamar before it was in town. Close to the scary Mickey’ Thirsty Lounge where they apparently have ‘set-ups’.

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Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe

Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe on UrbanspoonI have been back to Patsy’s twice in the last two weeks. I have not been in over 2 years, in part because I was not close to it, but mostly because it got to the point where it was horrid two years ago.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

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Amarillo, Texas

“Great place to watch the Game!”
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Stopped into catch the Cowboys and have a few drinks.BW3’s is corporate and you can expect the same, mostly everywhere.That being said, they are not the best wings, nor the worst, but the do get them done right every time. The atmosphere is always good and it is bumping during Games.Good for drinks, pub food, wings and such!

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Stockyard Cafe

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Amarillo, Texas

“Excellent Truck Stop Food”
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Feldman’s Diner

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Canyon, Texas

“Wrong Way is the Right Way!”
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Wanted some Diner food, so we headed south from Amarillo.Excellent choice! Chicken Fried Steak was tender and cooked perfectly, with an excellent scald. The Pot Roast, which was a daily special, not on the menu, was excellent. Chicken Fried Steak was covered in white gravy and the Pot Roast in brown gravy.They also have sweet tea, which has not seemed to catch on in Amarillo as of yet.The salad was awesome (side salad) and the Ranch Dressing was PERFECT! Cold and thick and tasty!Also had the fried pickles, which were expensive, but had 10 total fried pickles on the plate (which is too much!!!)The only downside were the sides. The broccoli cheese casserole has some sweet red peppers in them, which gives it a strange taste. The Loaded Mashed Potatoes were not hot enough to melt the butter, cheese and sour cream.Our waitress, Robin was spot on and very, very courteous. Also a great place for the Kids as they model trains that run around over-head!
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Golden Light Cafe

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Amarillo, Texas

Still Great Burgers!
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Carrows

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Austin, Texas

“Sh*thole!”
Doesn’t like it

Ok, so not often do I try to make a splash with a title, but seriously this place sucks.
Let’s say you cross a Kettle with a IHOP, put it in the ghetto, invite anyone for a 5 o’clock free crack give away and you got Carrows.
Now, I have been to Carrows in other towns and it is your standard IHOP style breakfast joint…but here in Austin, stay away…unless your looking to buy crack with your waffles.

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Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill

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“Locally owned is best!”
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Monument Cafe

Monument Cafe on Urbanspoon Monument Cafe
Austin, Texas

“Just plane ordinary.”
Doesn’t like it

Many like Monument Cafe, but every time I go there I just expect more. The idea is great but the follow through is not so good.
They are building a new location, and that possibly brings hope of a new flux of recipes and maybe shake off the stale.

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Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke

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Austin, Texas

“BBQ not so good, Chicks …oh so good.”
Doesn’t like it

So this is not really a BBQ place, in fact I would rate Rudy’s above this place and Rudy’s sucks as Texas BBQ goes.
Never the less, it is a place that has scantly clad women, in little shorts and other things protruding.
That being said, get the sausage plate…they don’t ever screw that up. Also, you can get a bacon plate at the bar…only real men order bacon with whiskey!

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Cafe Java

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Austin, Texas

“Both locations are great..”
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Waterloo Ice House

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Austin, Texas

“South Location has live Music….”
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Pier on Lake Travis

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Lake Travis, Texas

“Boats and Burgers! Yeah!”
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South Congress Cafe

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Austin, Texas

“Upscale Cafe, hoddy toddy menu.”
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Angel’s Icehouse

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Spicewood, Texas

“Nice drive, nice burger…”
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Stopped by when I was driving back to Austin. The outdoor tables are nice if the weather is forgiving…but it was too hot when I was there so we moved inside and ate at the bar.
Burgers were great and the chicken fried steak can hold it’s own with most in town.
Good food if your in the area.

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Waterloo Ice House

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Austin, Texas

“Baked Potato Soup! Get some.”
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Arkie’s Grill

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Austin, Texas

“Chicken and Dumplings…Home Cooking, Truck Stop, Blue Plate…yeah like that!”   Likes it

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34th Street Cafe

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Austin, Texas

“Best Crab Cakes in Town!”
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The Chef at 34th street is amazing. For such a small place, the quality of food is just outstanding. I am not sure how they do it out of a kitchen that is so small. Lunch is always good, diner is upscale and the place is always quite. Always go for the Crab Cakes App, they are the best in town. Nice selection of Wine as well.

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Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe

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Austin, Texas

“Awesome at first, but after cook left…”
Doesn’t like it

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Sirloin Stockade

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Round Rock, Texas

“Buffet style low grade mush.”
Doesn’t like it
This place is a haven for the blue haired crowd on Church days. Most folks that would pass on this place but it still seems packed. It is a buffet much like Ryan’s and is just not that good.

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Dot’s Place

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Pflugerville, Texas

“Lost the vibe…”

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Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

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Pflugerville, Texas

“Inexpensive family dining…”
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Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

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Austin, Texas

“Inexpensive family dining…”
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Hoover’s Cooking

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Austin, Texas
“Old Austin Favorite”
Always a good standby. North location is not as good as East Austin. Sunday brunch is good.Always try one of the deserts!

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Golden Light Cafe

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Amarillo, Texas

HOLY COW BURGER!
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Where do I start? I was here over Christmas. This place is the way you would expect: photos of the patrons on the walls, from every event in the last 20 years, Halloween, New Years, what-ever-day….The burgers are not just good, they are GOD LIKE! Some of the best you will find.Not to mention they are on the old Route 66. This is the way everyone should roll today!

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Calico County Restaurant

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Amarillo, Texas

“Good Home Cooking! Free Sweet Rolls!!!”
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Went for lunch. First off, let me say the bread basket has sweet rolls in it….yes FREE SWEET ROLLS!So I had the Chicken Fried Steak (light portion). It was very good. Good meat, cooked correctly, fresh taste.All of the sides looked good, but I had the Broccoli & Rice Casserole. The Chicken n’ Dumplings were not all that good, as it was more of a soup than gravy sauce.All in all, good joint.

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CLOSED: T.G.I. Friday’s

T.G.I. Friday's on UrbanspoonT. G. I. Friday’s
Austin, Texas

“How can they get worse….they can.”
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Roxy’s

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Las Vegas, Nevada

“Word’s can’t express my hatred for this place!”
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Threadgill’s

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Austin, Texas

“why do Austinites like this bland crappy food?”
Doesn’t like it

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Country Junction

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Sachse, Texas

“Good home cooking…”
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I have been to this place a few times when staying with friends.They always have good lunch specials and the standard menu fare is great.Just good southern cooking! Chicken Fried Steak, Fried Chicken, Meat Loaf and the likes.Worth a stop if your up in Sachse.

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Blue Star Cafeteria

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Austin, Texas

“Good, but no cafeteria”
Doesn’t like it

The place has good food, but how about some truth in advertising?

caf·e·te·ri·a [kaf-i-teer-ee-uh] -noun
1. a restaurant in which patrons wait on themselves, carrying their food to tables from counters where it is displayed and served.
2. a lunchroom or dining hall, as in a factory, office, or school, where food is served from counters or dispensed from vending machines or where food brought from home may be eaten.

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T.G.I Friday’s

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Austin, Texas

“good bar, bad food”
Doesn’t like it

You always want their food to be good, it just aint.I had the sliders the last time I was in there. Vomit.

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Mimis Cafe

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Austin, Texas

“well it was new when I went”
Doesn’t like it

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Marie Callender’s

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Austin, Texas

“good billboards, food not so much”
Doesn’t like it

I have been to Marie’s more than a few times. Each time I arrive with high hopes that it will be good american food. It just is not.It is corporate, which is against my roll, but you think they could make even turkey right. The gravy is spiced like folks would on the east coast…and everything is over priced.I mean the chicken pot pie is like 13 bucks.At least they went down on the prices of whole pies…guess that whole American obesity problem is catching up with them.
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CLOSED: Grady’s American Grill

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Austin, Texas

closed, now Tru-Lucks
by iEatAtTheBar (377 reviews)
January 17, 2008 – Doesn’t like it

closed, was over prices american, now over priced sub-par steaks.

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Cheesecake Factory

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Austin, Texas

“it’s corporate…what can you say.”
Doesn’t like it

It’s a corporate shop and I like local or ones that have less than around 10 restaurants in the chain.Standard food, menu is HUGE, but the advertisements inside the menu is just in bad taste.The cheesecake, well I don’t care much for that as a desert, so just not my bag.

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Dart Bowl Steak House

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Austin, Texas

“Truckstop enchiladas and burgers are bad ass”
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This place is great! The enchiladas are old skool truck stop style in a sizzle plate.The hamburgers are some of the best in town, since they are made on a griddle that has been seasoned for the last 30 years.Beer, Burgers, Bowling, what else can you want besides the Dude and some Jesus.

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Water Tank

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Austin, Texas

“Damn good burger!”
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So I ate at the bar last week for lunch. I have to say the burgers at Water Tank hold their own with any in town. Mind you these are not your gourmet burger, just more of a diner style.
The flavor is awesome, so much so I have had a burger three times this week.
They do take-out as well as eat in, so sometimes I just don’t eat at the bar.

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