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What are your current faves in the Round Rock area?

thymetobake May 22, 2012 07:41 AM

Hubby and I will be in the area in about a week. It's our 17th anniversary and guess what we're doing? Going to the outlet mall, lol. Anyway, just looking for some good food. Preferably a casual atmosphere - nothing too stuffy. Pricepoint is not an issue but quality of food is.

I see that there is a Verona's in RR. I could have sworn I read about them here on chow but I searched for verona and found nothing.

So, what are you liking over there at the moment?

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  1. thymetobake RE: thymetobake May 22, 2012 09:35 AM

    After reading for quite a while I stumbled across this post.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/804554

    Am considering:

    Main Street Grill
    French Quarter Grill
    Lousiana Longhorn Cafe
    Pacific Star
    Gumbos

    Was also considering European Bistro but read a post somewhere else that they had really gone down hill.

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      Rptrane RE: thymetobake May 22, 2012 10:54 AM

      I think Gumbo's is closed. I'm a fan of Chops and I've heard good things about the Greek restaurant next door. For cupcakes I like Be My Cupcake. French quarter has a good oyster Po boy.

    2. amykragan RE: thymetobake May 22, 2012 11:03 AM

      Gumbo's is clsoed to relocate. French Quarter Grill is great, HO HO Chinese is super and Main St. Grill is really good too. Louisiana Longhorn is much more casual but great food too!

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        LakeLBJ RE: thymetobake May 22, 2012 11:42 AM

        Salt Lick BBQ
        French Quarter Grille
        Hoody's Subs
        JT's BBQ

        1. thymetobake RE: thymetobake May 22, 2012 06:19 PM

          Thanks for letting me know that gumbo's is closed. I had almost decided on it!!

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            Rptrane RE: thymetobake May 22, 2012 06:51 PM

            I recommend the vegetarian family meal at Chola. I love meat but I dig all the dishes on that platter, esp the spinach.

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            Rene RE: thymetobake May 23, 2012 04:16 PM

            Had lunch today at Krave Wine Bar and Bistro. I love the ambiance and the service was top notch and entertaining without being intrusive.

            We had one good and one great sandwich. Their take on the philly cheesesteak was tasty but the rib-eye was chunky rather than thinly sliced, which is my preference, so I would pass next time. The Godfather, on the other hand, was great. Lucky for me that my friend shared. It's a warm sandwich with thin sliced roast beef, Havarti, fried onions, fried egg and a creamy horseradish... really good.

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              nytexan RE: thymetobake May 23, 2012 07:40 PM

              ill second the choice of krave and louisian longhorn grill ,main sreet grill is good too and jts bbq is pretty good.the new kublai khan has stir fry and sishi on a conveyor belt and chola is good indian.

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                MindyP679 RE: nytexan Sep 24, 2012 09:24 AM

                Kublai Kahn is closed :(

              2. DevoBevo RE: thymetobake May 24, 2012 06:07 AM

                I don't think thymetobake is going for your "ethnic" food here, the restaurant she selected after reading the link clear indicate that, IMO.

                1. thymetobake RE: thymetobake May 24, 2012 07:14 AM

                  Ethnic is ok. Any suggestion of quality food is alright by me. Truth be told, casual romantic would be the thing I would like most - but not necessary by any means. As long as the food is good. Sawdust on the floor is fine too - as long as the food is good, lol.

                  I'd still like to hear if anyone has tried Verona. Or Verona's.

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                    Longhorn13 RE: thymetobake May 24, 2012 02:01 PM

                    Teji's is one of my all-time favorite places to eat. It's where I go when I want Indian food. It's a small place across from Round Rock high school.

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                      texfood RE: thymetobake Jun 7, 2012 01:06 PM

                      these:
                      Salt Lick BBQ
                      French Quarter Grille ( get the cheesecake appetizer and for dessert the orange creme brulee - best in town)
                      The Indian place in HEB shopping center SE corner of 35 + Parmer cant remember the name they all sound alike :-)

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                        nytexan RE: thymetobake Jun 7, 2012 02:58 PM

                        gumbos will be reopening in july per facebook commemts made by the owners,the place will off of hwy 79 east of 35

                        1. popvulture RE: thymetobake Jun 8, 2012 03:36 PM

                          It's not quite Round Rock, more just far north Austin (nonetheless a quick drive for you), but Chinatown Center is a good place to check out for lunch. I'd suggest Baguette House for good Banh Mi, and there are several other good Asian spots in the shopping center.

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                            MindyP679 RE: popvulture Sep 24, 2012 09:26 AM

                            Hao Hao in RR also has great Pork Banh Mi without the drive... They make the bread there fresh and they're made to order.

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                            willastn RE: thymetobake Jun 9, 2012 05:48 AM

                            These are also not in Round Rock but are within 15 - 30 minutes and the food is good. They will certainly be better than the chains along I35. The Noble Pig in the Lakecreek area has great offerings for breakfast and lunch. Dahlia Cafe in Liberty Hill has good comfort food and live music on the weekends.You must try the barbecue and Louie Mueller's in Taylor ranks at the top. Driving time to the first two will be shorter if you take the toll roads.

                            1. slowcoooked RE: thymetobake Jun 10, 2012 05:58 AM

                              i too love Chola's as the second best Indian in town after Asiana.

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                                kannforbes RE: thymetobake Jun 10, 2012 07:50 AM

                                I love Main Street Grill! Also don't forget to have a donut at Round Rock Donuts; they are delicious! Tio Dan's Puffy Tacos have great breakfast tacos & their pico is awesome!!

                                Georgetown is just a short drive from RR, and they have a couple of good choices. The Monument Cafe has good food made with fresh local ingredients. They have also just opened a nice beer garden where they have live music. It is a really cute place to relax and take a break from shopping! Dai Thai is a fantastic thai choice in g-town! Everything on the menu is good, and again I have to say the ingredients are top notch. As a bonus, Galaxy Bakery is right across from Dai Thai, so you have a convenient dessert destination!

                                Have fun!!

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                                  ericthered RE: kannforbes Jun 11, 2012 06:46 AM

                                  I would agree with the Georgetown suggestion as I live there. You might want to consider La Playa on Williams and Booty's crossing, Plaka (Greek Cafe) on IH 35 and Williams. But yeah I gotta go with the Monument Cafe. Best chicken fried steak ever.

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                                    MindyP679 RE: kannforbes Sep 24, 2012 09:28 AM

                                    Another G-Town staple is Dos Salsas... for any California transplants it's the closest thing I've found to "California" Mexcian food with some Tex Mex staples sprinkled in.

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                                    MindyP679 RE: thymetobake Sep 24, 2012 09:15 AM

                                    Morelia Grill- On 79 and Georgetown in RR. Awesome selection of Fajitas at a great price. The fried avocados are also amazing. You must try the Fajitas Romanas which is mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, scallions and a jalapeno cream sauce slathered all over your choice of Steak, Chicken or Shrimp. YUM!

                                    Dos Salsas- On University and Austin in G-Town. This is the closest thing I can find to "California" Mexican food here in central Texas. The Barbacoa is out of this world good. Ask for Irais... he's an awesome waiter!

                                    Hao Hao- 620 right next to RR High School. I think it's advertised as a Chinese restaurant but I never go here for Chinese... they do, however, have the best Pho Tai Nam in the area in my opinion. I also love their Pork Banh Mi... super delicious!

                                    Beluga- Louis Henna and Greenlawn in RR. Great sushi place... they have awesome HH specials from 5-7 M-F and all day on Sunday. Saturdays they have all you can eat sushi all day for $35/person. It's made to order and most of the menu. AMAZING!!

                                    Pita Fusion- A few doors down from Beluga- Awesome pita using fresh pita picked up daily from a Lebanese bakery in Austin... so very yummy.

                                    Juarez Bakery- Mays and Gattis School in RR- The Pastor Tortas are INSANE... so delicious, cheap and HUGE... and you absolutely have to get a house made churro filled with Cajeta. YUM!

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