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Just wanted to say that I recommend both Greenhouse Craft Foods and High Country Market. Greenhouse has salads, sandwiches and then a daily lunch special. The food is all locally sourced and made in house. My friends and I really enjoyed our salads which weren't over dressed and very fresh tasting.
High Country has a great staff who will accommodate almost any request. They have good burgers, sandwiches, breakfast tacos,and salad with a wine bar and beer on tap. We usually go their for a glass of wine and an appetizer at night but I have recently discovered that they make a nice cappuccino!

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  1. Agreed on Greenhouse. Very fresh, straightforward food, with some decent beers and wines. A must-try if you're in the area (going to Ikea or something).

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    1. re: jwynne2000

      haven't tried greenhouse or high country market yet, but finally went to 620 cafe yesterday. good, solid "diner type" food, with breakfast all day fare. got one of the cast iron skillet breakfasts, and couldn't finish 1/3 of it, and i didn't even touch the tasty looking tea breads they brought out with butter.

      curly's bbq is opening on main street in a few days. can't wait to try it.

      we ate at zorba's last night. i can never get enough of their saganaki.

      french quarter grille was pretty good, but rather pricey for a casual dinner. we had a deal that alleviated some of that sting.

      origami is pretty good if you want to stay local for sushi or japanese fare.

      was also kinda disappointed in annapurna when we went for dinner the other day, especially considering the raves on this board. the service was bad but forgivable (african american teenager who was new, and therefore was unfamiliar with the dishes when we asked questions). the saag paneer wasn't very flavorful, and we got something that wasn't saag paneer as take out for a friend. the entire underside of the masala dosa was mushy, like it had been reheated after a while. they also didn't give us any chutneys for the samosa etc.

      any other RR places you're frequenting these days, or not?

      1. re: dinaofdoom

        THese are my favourite go tos here

        Tio Dans is my favourite for puffy tacos... it is a bit divey but has been around forever and is awesome.....

        Jack Allen's- is on our regular rotation

        Redwagon burgers ( also divey but awesomeflat fried greeeeeessssy burgers)

        pacific star oyster bar

        Hoodys sub shop
        Johnny Ts bbq
        The orginal Brooklyn Pie pizza co
        buluga
        Los Dos Hermanos

        1. re: girloftheworld

          I could agree with you completely except I thought Tio Dans was just bad. I'd wanted to try it for years but was never in the area at an opportune moment so I just went one day. What is it you like there GOTW?

          1. re: Rene

            i like the pufffy tacos..i dont get anything else..it is just something about the greasy puffy taco with that finelyground meat and cool guacmole that combines into the most satisfying bite.

            1. re: girloftheworld

              That's what I ordered... guess it's just not my thing because I would describe it the same way. I know they've been there forever and are often very busy so I'm gonna say... it's just me. Glad others can enjoy it.

          2. re: girloftheworld

            Johnny T's does some pretty good brisket. Easily beats the other options nearby: Smokey Mo's and J&Js. Though if you're in RR, might as well just drive to Taylor.

          3. re: dinaofdoom

            I also want to give some love to:
            Torchy's Salmon Tacos, Teji's Indian Market, and of course Jack Allen's and the Noble Pig.

            1. re: raisncains

              Noble Pig is in Austin where it meets the far SW corner of Cedar Park. Not RR at all.

        2. Via 313, Gordough's, Noble Pig,

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          1. re: Rptrane

            those places have round rock locations?

            1. re: dinaofdoom

              noble pig is really too far to be round rock... it is sort of what we call rounaustin it is that wasteland between Austin and round rock.. Stuffed is there too...

                1. re: amykragan

                  they are by lake line mall by my school which is in the rr school district but hasaAustin adress not cedar park school school district..

              1. re: dinaofdoom

                My apologies. I thought I was in another thread. For Round Rock I second Jack Allen's and the Blind Squirrel. I also like Juarez Bakery ( they serve great breakfast tacos). For cupcakes and cookies I love Be My Cupcake. I wish they would go back to serving brownies. Best I've ever had!

            2. New Curley's Carolina BBQ, Texas is coming to downtown Round Rock. Famous for their pulled pork:

              http://www.curlyscarolinatx.com

              1. I think the breakfast tacos at Taquerias Arandinas (on 620, in the same shopping center as Tejis) are pretty good, and the rest of the food is standard Tex Mex. Service can be hit and miss though; incredibly charming and friendly on most days, but try to hail down anyone at all on some days.

                I really like Pho Viet (same shopping center as Buluga, which I don't really care for).The calamari at Pho Viet is good; I also like the garlic shrimp. Pita Fusion, same shopping center, is really good.

                In town, the burgers at Junior's are good, but I love the potato chips (fried there, not packaged). Good beer selection, so it's a great place to hangout.

                Curly's is supposed to open later this week (14th I think the sign said). Also in town center.

                1. For breakfast, I really like La Silla (in the old Michael's Tacos location) off I-35. Excellent huevos rancheros and breakfast tacos. Homemade tortillas.

                  Also, Round Rock Cafe in old downtown is very good for all three meals, but especially breakfast and lunch. I have enjoyed all of the breakfast items I've tried, particularly the build your own omelet and breakfast potatoes. The chicken salad at lunch is my go to order.

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                  1. re: missmitzi

                    While not Round Rock depending upon your location and time available it might be worth a trip to Georgetown to Monument Cafe. The food can be pretty good there and service is always on point.

                    1. re: Rptrane

                      The Monument for breakfast is probably top five in our book in the entire Austin metro area and its suburban haunts. I love the chicken fried steak breakfast, the burnt orange free range egg yolks, the extra crispy browns on request, the biscuits and gravy with most every plate, the sprinting servers. great stuff. do it right and it's not expensive, do it wrong and have a 50$ breakfast.

                      1. re: slowcoooked

                        totally forgot to add to the list..you are right..

                        the oatmeal is sublime here..weird i know but good oatmeal is really good