It’s rather uncommon for someone to say they preferred and loved a pharmacy turnip salad, but Austin is not common. The city always thinks it strange, and that includes finding delicious food in rather unexpected places. Here are nine unpredictable places in Austin for great food.
The drafthouse has permanently changed the way we watch films. Alamo’s varied menu goes beyond popcorn and is complemented by the drinks menu. What’s better than eating a cheeseburger and rinsing it off with an IPA while you see a new strip? Head to the weekend brunch menu, where the Bloody Mary wasabi ginger and French toast with caramel creme brulee are just some of the standout features.
This traditional Texas dance hall has been around since 1964, when a trip to the spoke was considered trekking. The Broken Spoke serves a Texas-sized menu with the famous chicken steak taking center stage. Don’t worry about the calories, just slide back on the dance floor and kick them off in two steps.
Bowling strokes and maybe a few gutter balls (hey, nobody is perfect) whet your appetite. For other bowling alleys, a bag of Fritos is probably the most extensive option, but not for Dart Bowl. The legendary Tex-Mex enchiladas are filled with cheese, poured with chili con carne and topped with chopped onions and jalapeño and two eggs with the sunny side up. From a Spanish omelette to chicken steak, there’s something for everyone at this old Austin favorite.
Nau’s Enfield Drug
This drugstore has been in operation since 1951 and has the original soda fountain to prove it. The breakfast tacos are real, the turkey clubs are full of meat, and the burgers are not to be missed. If you don’t order a milkshake with your meal, you’re doing it wrong. The pharmacy stays open until 8 p.m., but the grill closes at 4 p.m. Next time you’re in the hood of Clarksville, it’s a great place to have breakfast or lunch.
Waiting for a prescription to be filled out is boring, but not with Peoples. The deli offers fresh produce from local farms and high quality ingredients. From breakfast tacos to salads to desserts, finding a tasty bite isn’t hard to find.
There are plenty of pinball machines and other classic arcade games in this gamer’s paradise. And in Buda’s huge Pinballz Kingdom, you’ll also find a tavern and a stacked menu of pizza, sandwiches, and burgers. The daily specials range from chicken steak to blackened fish tacos.
The story of Texas Cafe
The cafe at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum has just been deliciously renovated. The new menu is filled with Texan favorites, including the state’s favorite comfort dishes like fried pickles and chicken wings for starters and hearty sandwiches for lunch, all made with local ingredients whenever possible.
Quite cow burger
Organic grass-fed burgers aren’t typically found in convenience stores, but this is Austin and we’re redefining what’s normal. This market on South Lamar Boulevard is considered one of the best places for craft beer, but it also has food to make you feel comfortable. Local grass-fed beef is a staple on breakfast and lunch menus, but it’s also vegetarian.
Wok ‘N Express
A Chinese buffet and takeaway menu are tucked away in this Guadalupe supermarket and on 45th Street. You can find large portions and affordable prices for Americanized Chinese food like lo my, fried rice, and sesame chicken for under $ 10 each.