2222 and 360 Cheap quick good lunch food
I work at 7600 N Capital of Texas Highway (Lakewood and 360), and been trying to find good inexpensive lunch foods in the area. We do Maudies in westlake or drive over to anderson area, but in the need of something new. Any ideas? Preferably to go or order upfront, sit down takes too long for the hour alloted from lunch.
The Hub has pretty good hamburgers, and the folks there are friendly. That is on 2222 just east of Mesa where the gas station is. Gumbos has set up shop in the old chilis near Davenport Village. Just south of the bridge on 360. They have a sandwich and side lunch special for about $10 bucks. shrimp or oyster po-boy or muffeletta. If you sit at the bar you can definitely be out in less than an hour. Even sitting down in a booth I have made it in an hour when I used to work at Riverplace. (2222/620)
Thai Spice has the best appetizer - cheese rolls! Skinny egg rolls filled w/ cream cheese and chives. I can eat my weight in them and their cashew chicken and seasame chicken is good. I have not been there in a while but it was amazing from what I remember.
1310 Ranch Road 620 S Ste A7, Lakeway, TX 78734
we're in the same set of building and i also live in the area. What have you eaten in the areas? Few places you can try:
Triumph Cafe on Spicewood (early/late, they get busy. also great breakfast tacos)
Several at Arbor Walk (not a great fan of any of them but Mighty Fine, Potbelly, How do you Roll?)
Whole Foods for take in/out
Waterloo and 2222 and 360
Bamboo Grill at Jester
obviously up on 183 you can grab a bunch like Tan My on Ohlen Sunflower in the Target plaza. I can do all of these in about 60 min. More guidance, more suggestions.
Tan My Restaurant
1601 Ohlen Rd, Austin, TX 78758
6507 Jester Blvd Ste 501, Austin, TX 78750
(live at 2222/360 so I feel your pain - ah to live in the land of the bland). Well, you've got County Line of course and Siena does a really nice lunch, but isn't cheap or quick. We tried Suzy Q's and while it's cheap, it's really just a little bit better than the Quizno's it replaced (haven't tried the pizza, but the Italian sub is at least better than the Subway). I will not set foot into the living hell that is Waterloo Icehouse.
Uni on Westlake is totally doable in an hour and I really like their pizzas and salads. Haven't tried any of the nicer items.
Rice is horrible with a capital H.
Bamboo is standard Americanized Chinese, and really not great but better than Dragon Gate (but the chili-pepper wings @ CG are good for a take-out change).
Brooklyn Pies delivers to our area and the pizzas are one of my favorites; Greek salad is quite good too.
You can go up 360 to Z Tejas - good food and we always make our under hour mark.
Boulevard Grill on Mesa has one of my favorite Hawaiian chicken samiches and they have a lot of 2 for 1 deals. Torchy's Tacos is there, but I'd oder takeout and call ahead.
Mesa Ranch used to be a favorite but they've slipped as of late.
9600 Escarpment Blvd, Austin, TX 78749
2809 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Mesa Ranch Restaurant
2200 S Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78704