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Jul 9, 2009 06:56 PM

Lunch btwn San Antonio and Austin

I'll be driving north on I-35 from San Antonio this weekend to Austin. Are there any suggestions for must-try lunch spots inbetween SA and Austin or should I just wait to get to Austin? I'm open to Mexican, Home Cooking, BBQ or a bakery. Thanks!

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  1. Neat old restaurant off the highway. Best Onion Rings and Catfish around.

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    1. Cooper's Old Time BBQ in New Braunfels is really good-at least the two times I went.

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      1. re: barleybob9

        Second on Coopers. It was worth the almost 2 hour drive to Llano. Now it's a regular weekend thing now that it's only 45 minutes to NB. Totally worth going and having some of that yummy bbq and if you have time go down to the river and have a beer in the biker bar at the tubing takeout and people watch/enjoy the cool water.

        1. re: amysuehere

          I'm a regular at Coopers LLano, so I guess I'll need to try out this new version. Not a fan of the Junction edition.

        2. Centerpoint Station in San Marcos has great burgers, malts and milkshakes

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          1. re: jwynne2000

            Second that too! Actually, you can't go wrong with any of these suggestions.

            1. re: jwynne2000

              I used to think its extreme closeness to the outlet mall meant it was just another tasteless run-of-the-mill themed diner, but it's the real deal. They serve darn good burgers and fried green tomatoes. Their onion rings could use some work though; they use the same batter as the tomatoes, which is just too floury for rings.

            2. If you're looking for a bakery between SA and Austin, I recommend Texas Pie Company in Kyle. It's on Kyle's main street (I don't know the name, maybe Main?), west of I35. The pies are incredible, as is the chicken pot pie (sometimes they offer hot dishes for lunch). If you love *sweet* fruit pies, this is a must-try place.

              1. I'm happy for any excuse to stop at the Tap Room in San Marcos and have some of their ribs. Everyone I know likes their wings, too, but I'm not an expert there. The ribs are amazing, though.