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Oct 16, 2013 06:53 PM

Late Dinner Near Convention Center/Hyatt Place?

Hey, Austin Hounds!

Any tips on a late dinner within walking distance of the Hyatt Place Downtown (just west of Convention Center at E. 3rd St/Brazos St.)? I'm at the Convention Center in late October for a business trip that is likely to soak up the entire day, and bleed well into the evening on Sunday and Monday.

Our schedule probably won't work for reservations, and after a long day, my boss and I may be looking for something a bit more casual. Suggestions?

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  1. Max's Wine Dive comes to mind. The last meal I enjoyed there was champagne and fried chicken. I just like the place and the food is good, too.

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    1. re: Rene

      I hear the burger made of beef rib meat is good too, just haven't actually tried it yet. their brunch was fun-ish.

      1. re: Rene

        Actually, one of the receptions we're attending Monday night is at Max's, so that will probably rule it out for "dinner" after we wrap up. Sounds like food at the reception is likely to be good, though!

          1. re: WesTexas

            Not crazy late -- maybe between 9:00pm and 10:00pm. Mostly want to be sure that we won't be closing the place down on Sunday or Monday if we come in at 9:30pm.

      2. I'd just stroll down Rainey St. (SE of Convention Center - ask the front desk) and follow your nose (and gut).

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        1. re: rudeboy

          +1 on going to Rainey St. It's right there and plenty of options. I like Banger's fries, bockwurst, and a nice neat apple wheat beer (ephemere I think?) on tap. great meal, 11 bucks.

          1. re: slowcoooked

            Banger's looks like an EXCELLENT candidate for my criteria. Thanks, slowcooked!