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maripepa May 8, 2008 09:34 AM

Does anyone have tips for some econo-dining in Austin? For example, the 2-for-1 burgers on Wednesday nights at Huts ~ you can't beat it!

Which other restaurants offer special daily deals for the budget conscious consumer?

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  1. amykragan RE: maripepa May 8, 2008 10:26 AM

    RC Fowlers does wings for 25cents on Monday & Tuesdays

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      wrenfern RE: maripepa May 8, 2008 11:12 AM

      I think on Mondays, Habana does either buy-one-get-one-free or half price Cubans. I can easily make one of those sandwiches last me two meals.

      Also, Quality Seafood's $2 Tuesdays... $2 seafood tacos and $2 drafts. Good stuff.

      1. RobinAustin RE: maripepa Oct 25, 2011 08:48 AM

        Schlotzsky's has $3.99 regular sandwiches and pizza on Mondays (Bun Day)
        Domino's Pizza has $7.99 pick up special for a large 3 topping on Mon, Tue and Wed.
        Domino's also has their new Artisan pizzas for $7.99 pick up if you are into that kind.
        Pizza Hut continues to offer a large pizza for $10 - pickup only (more toppings if you order online)
        Pizza Hut also has Tuscani Tuesday - for $10 you get 2 pastas and 5 breadsticks (Tue Only)

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          topodrinko RE: maripepa Oct 25, 2011 10:24 AM

          Santa Rita on 38th offers two for one fajitas on Tuesdays.

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            ghastlyfop RE: topodrinko Oct 26, 2011 05:57 PM

            The Santa Rita Fajita deal is Monday nights. Tuesday is cheap taco, I think. Fino has a half price Paella deal on Tuesdays before 7. Combine that with their $1 Happy Hour sherry selection and cheap apps and you can't go wrong. Otherwise, check the Frugal Feaster website for daily deals and happy hours in Austin, although much of it is distinctly non-chowhound stuff....

          2. sqwertz RE: maripepa Oct 27, 2011 08:53 PM

            There was a website for this that showed all the daily specials from all the restaurants, but it's been a year or two since I've seen it. Ring a bell with anyone? IIRC, it was user-maintained.

            For cheap any day of the week I go for the Chicken Basket at Dan's Manchaca. It's under $5, includes 4 or 5 big chicken strips, fries, and gravy.

            -sw

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              chrisdds98 RE: maripepa Oct 28, 2011 08:43 AM

              el pollo rico is a great value

              1. bubbleboy79 RE: maripepa Oct 28, 2011 10:02 AM

                Parkside has half-price oysters and bubbles all night Wednesday.

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