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Recommendations along I-35?

twosheds Sep 23, 2011 09:25 AM

I am going to be passing through Austin on my way from Fort Worth to San Antonio. I will pass through around lunch time while going, and then around dinner time when returning the next day. I would not like to venture too far off of I-35, as I would not like to prolong my trip by TOO much time. Any suggestions for good restaurants to stop at for either lunch or dinner? My budget will be roughly $20. I eat seafood and fish but not other meat, and I like all kinds of food.

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    chrisdds98 RE: twosheds Sep 23, 2011 10:38 AM

    pho viet in round rock is very good.

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      singlemalt RE: chrisdds98 Sep 23, 2011 11:42 AM

      Ho Ho Chinese in north Austin, ez off ,ez on and good Chinese food and BBQ.If you are into CFS and catfish,Monument Cafe in Georgetown, downtown Austin is very near I35 with a multitude of restuarants. I suggest Traviata on Congress for Italian, a sit down place and not fast as per your time requirements. Franklins is close by but it will take you an hour to get food, plenty of Mexican to be had close to I35. And the beat goes on.

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      missmitzi RE: twosheds Sep 23, 2011 11:48 AM

      Eastside Cafe is just off I-35 on Manor Road and is good for lunch or dinner. Lunch may be faster and more in your budget. Very good food.

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        bobcarltonatx RE: twosheds Sep 23, 2011 12:51 PM

        monument cafe in georgetown - sensational food

        Monument Cafe
        1953 S Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

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          sweetbasil RE: twosheds Sep 23, 2011 01:46 PM

          Aster's Ethiopian

          1. Lambowner RE: twosheds Sep 24, 2011 05:10 AM

            How about Belton?


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              Rene RE: twosheds Sep 24, 2011 06:51 AM

              Captain Benny's for some good oysters and fried seafood. Fun atmosphere, too. I love the oyster bar.

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                twosheds RE: twosheds Sep 24, 2011 04:38 PM

                Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone! I think I have decided on Aster's Ethiopian for lunch, and the Monument Cafe for dinner (with other stops at Gerik's and/or Czech Stop for kolaches). But perhaps I should just cancel my conference and eat my way up and down I-35 all weekend.

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