Jacoby’s is the kind of place that could convince anyone to move to Texas. Yes, there’s Southern food. But the space (part ranch, part country club) is also charming as hell, and there’s a picnic table-covered, wide open backyard overlooking the river that’s picturesque enough to make you feel like you’ve escaped town for the hill country. On the whole, the food won’t blow your mind - but it doesn’t need to. It’s highly satisfying and comforting, feelings that are increased exponentially by the setting. If you come here and skip the chicken fried steak or onion rings then you’ve done the whole thing wrong.
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Spicy Boys Fried Chicken
Fried chicken sandwiches and wings with a variety of Asian-inspired flavors.
Thai Thani is a food trailer tucked away behind a gas station on Manor Rd with a menu of classic Thai dishes.
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Royal Blue Grocery
Royal Blue is a grocery/bodega/deli with a few locations. We like the downtown location best for lunch.
Dirty Martin’s Place
Dirty Martin’s on campus has been open for over 90 years, and serves incredible burgers with thin patties (get the double) in an old-school space.
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Chuy’s is a dirt-cheap tex-mex staple that started in Barton Hills. Luckily for you, they’re now all over the city.
For a casual Thai lunch or dinner down south by Radio Coffee & Beer, try the Dee Dee food truck.
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