Good Eats within 15 min from Airport
Any recommendations? Don't want to drive too far.
Any good eats for lunch and dinner would be appreciated. Pls suggest place and what dishes you would recommend.
"Good eats" within 15 minutes of the airport covers a lot of territory, including the east and southeast sides as well as parts of downtown and south Austin, depending on the traffic. You could even make it to Lockhart.
Can you give us more specifics about what kind of food you are hoping to find? Do you care about "ambience"? How do you feel about take-out counters and taco trucks? In the meantime, these threads will get you started:
Restaurants on the South-East Side
Personally, I would recommend that you skip Chuy's completely. I think their chow is incredibly mediocre.
Wow, I have been to Chuys and did not realize it was 5 minutes from airport. In that case, to narrow things donw, anywhere near south austin.
El Meson - i will definitely try since I drive by it each time I am in austin. Not looking for something expensive. Just anything that is tasty so I do not always have to eat at the hotel (Airport Hilton or Omni).
for example, next time when i get off the plane, i will definitely try Amy's ice cream at the airport. And takeout from county line (I think).
There also is a sandwich place that starts with S that I have seen mentioned on the board a few times. Sometimes, I wonder off to Barton Creek for Rudy's.
Any other new suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks.
While your mileage may vary, I would suggest against the melting pot. The quality of the food just doesn't justify the price. Granted, I have been to the Melting Pot on 183 and not the one downtown, but my guess is that as a chain, they are fairly consistent. If that is the case, that doesn't bode well for them. Then again, I could be wrong.