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danny_w Aug 6, 2012 10:34 AM

It seems this type of restaurant is getting very hard to find around here. There used to be Charlie's Steakhouse in Pflugerville, Grace's Home Cooking on N Lamar, Dot's Place, etc. Are there any similar restaurants still around? And I don't mean Threadgills (horrible the last time I tried it years ago).

  1. slowcoooked Aug 7, 2012 05:30 AM

    I can't find anything better than Southern Hospitality on Middle Fiskville Rd. On any given lunch day you can find piping hot all you can eat best fried catfish and chicken in town and pair that with mashers and gravy, mac n cheese, a few veggies (not much seasoning on those), black eye'd peas, chicken and dumplings and a couple soups, and lemon pound cake. It's a great lunch. I've not been for dinner.

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      danny_w Aug 7, 2012 05:55 AM

      Thanks, I've never been to their new location so I will have to try it out soon. Not quite what I had in mind but it will do.

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      shalom9 Aug 8, 2012 04:28 PM

      What about Hoovers?

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        Rptrane Aug 8, 2012 06:00 PM

        I'd like to love the place but honestly it's just okay. No slam dunks that I've had.

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        sighmesigh Aug 9, 2012 09:15 AM

        How about the Cafe 290 in Manor.

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          danny_w Aug 9, 2012 09:36 AM

          Good idea, I haven't ben there in years. But unfortunately it is just too far for lunch.

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            Alan Sudo Aug 9, 2012 11:26 AM

            At the other end of town, there's 620 Cafe in Round Rock. That place is a good lunch option.

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              danny_w Aug 9, 2012 02:36 PM

              I've never been to that one. I think it is in the same location as a former 620 Cafe some 20-30 years ago. Still probably a 25 minute drive for me, but doable occasionally if it is really good.

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