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Looking for a "Meat and Three" around the Austin area.

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I'm looking for a southern style restaurant that serves one meat with 3 sides of vegetables, I know that sounds silly but "Meat and Three" restaurants are very common style found in Tennessee and I'm trying to impress a girl who's a little homesick. I want to surprise her by taking her too a place where she can get some comfort food. She has joked about how food around here always just come with 2 sides. Can anyone out there help me out?

It doesn't have to be in the Austin vicinity. I'm totally open to day trips to San Antonio, Houston and any small town in between.

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  1. I wish I could help you out because I love 'meat and three' - my inlaws live in macon, ga and I do not miss the opportunity whenever I'm there.

    I have tried 2 of the big soul food restaurants in San Antonio - Pappy G's and Mama Lee's. They both have good food but are not meat and three's and they don't provide that same kind of experience. They are more like regular restaurants serving soul food. It seems like a small distinction for a Yankee like me but don't get my wife started . .believe me.

    I will be watching this thread, too . .because a trip to as far as Houston would not be out of line for us, either, if such a place existed.

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    1. re: San Antonio Sam

      If in San Antonio, the place you're looking for is Mr & Mrs G's home cooking on WW White. Great fried chicken. Sides usually include black eyed peas, collard greens, mashed potato, corn, etc.

      1. re: saeyedoc

        Wow - Mr and Mrs G's has been on my list of places to check out for a while but I haven't been able to get there. I just assumed it was table service like the other places but I obviously should've checked more closely. It definitely seems like the real deal. Now I have to find a way to get there . . .thanks!