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Recs Near Hyde Park Area?

donnaaries Aug 31, 2007 07:34 AM

Visiting a friend in Austin this weekend who lives in the Hyde Park historic district. Any recommendations in/near the area? Looking for a good breakfast spot, a couple of casual lunch spots, and not too expensive (under $20/plate) dinner places with nice atmosphere. Places with good margaritas a plus.

Thanks in advance!

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    scoutaustin Aug 31, 2007 07:52 AM

    Asti........better to make reservations. The white pizza is delish.
    It has truffle oil on it! Yummy!!!

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      sanmiguel Aug 31, 2007 08:22 AM

      No place good for breakfast but a drive up Burnet will find Austin Diner, Frisco Shop and Omelletry. All good in that order. Hyde Park Bar and Grill is still a good choice for lunch.

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        maripepa Aug 31, 2007 09:28 AM

        for breakfast, Quacks Bakery is wonderful! lots of fresh baked goodies every morning. try the chocolate ginger cookie sometime... mmmm. i have never tried their sandwiches, but they do have a menu beyond bakery items (for lunch/ dinner). friendly folks too!

        1. TroyTempest Aug 31, 2007 10:34 AM

          Julio's has excellent margaritas. (the mexican martinis are also real good, and strong). They are right across the street from mother's. right around the corner from quack's. This is a nice lunch spot as well. The menu is kind of limited, and they only take cash. The avenue B. grocery makes good sandwiches for a lunch takeout.

          1. shanntastic Sep 1, 2007 02:07 PM

            NeWorlDeli has wonderful soup and sandwiches over towards campus a bit from Hyde Park. I agree with the Quack's and the Asti suggestions. Hyde Park Bar and Grill is just kind of middling to average to me, but fills a gap if you're in the mood for comfort mom's house types of food. They do usually have a couple good beers on draft, which earns them extra bonus points with me. Dolce Vita has great after dinner desserts and cordials. I love a good Pimm's Cup.

            1. hooliganyouth Oct 10, 2007 01:08 PM

              Ave B grocery for sandwiches...if he's open. He keeps his own hours.

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