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Restaurants

Not going back as far, but in the late 70s, early 80s you could find:

The Red Keg out 183 (almost to TI)
People's restaurant (on Anderson in the Village)
Hambergers by Gourmet (downstairs from the video game place on the drag)
Hilberts on Lamar (recently moved)
Mike and Charlie's (ok, really a bar, now a parking lot)
Chez Fred (couple of locations out north)
San Francisco Steakhouse (recently died, but lived for a very long time)
Nighthawk south I35
Tumbleweed Steakhouse/BBQ (on top of Tumbleweed hill on 2222)
Haufbrau Steak house (across from Katz's Deli)
La Tapatia Mexican food on 2nd
Jorge's Uptown Margarita Bar and Grill on Lavaca
Hut's of course (still going strong)

Some more old Austin (and near-Austin) greasy-spoons

The GM Steakhouse on the Drag had good sirloins;
The old Hills Cafe on South Congress (pre-Bob Cole, anyone remember the waitress Wanda?);
The Chicken Shack on Burnet Road (across from The Chief Drive-In);
El Matamoros (El Mat's) on East Avenue (later IH 35);
El Patio on Guadalupe Street;
The recently closed Jaime's Spanish Village;
Les Amis, just off the Drag;
The Barn, they had a girl on a swing too;
Lake Austin Inn;
The original Tamale House at 100 Congress Ave;
The Picadilly Cafeteria on Congress Ave;
Pee Wee's Ribs on Barton Springs
Sandy's on Barton Springs (still kicking);
Railroad BBQ in Manchaca (catfish on Friday's);
El Gallo on South Congress (still there);
Red Dawg and Beans, off the Drag;
The Broken Spoke, a honky-tonk that also served good chicken fried steaks, and they're still around too;
Washington's Catfish Hill out near Garfield;
The Country Kitchen Cafe near Sattler at Canyon Lake;
I don't know if this place had a name, but the bait stand at the low water crossing below Mansfield Dam had a nice little grill and served good catfish;
Herbert's Taco Hut in San Marcos;
Grins Burgers in San Marcos (before it became an upscale eatery).
Jorge's Downtown on 6th Street;
Dirty Martin's Kum-Bak Place on the Drag;
Top-Notch Burgers on Burnet Road;
Christie's Seafood on Town Lake (now Lady Bird Lake);
Pelican's Wharf, where Hooter's is at South 1st and Riverside;
Jalisco's Bar and Grill, used to be behind the Hooter's above; and
cannot leave out the Magic Time Machine on Riverside.

Restaurants

Hansel & Gretels and the Tavern on Lamar.

Old Austin Restaurants

What about all the Holiday Houses (Burnet Rd, Airport, Enfield for the Tarrytown people.
The Stallion (Best Chicken Fried steak in town)
The Frisco Nighthawk on Burnet and Koenig lane
Hamburger Haven on Airport.
Taste Freeze on Airport
All of these are were a teenager could take a date and still have fun with little money

Old Austin Restaurants

I still miss 2-J's and that little burger with the special sauce.
The original Nighthawk on South Congress and Riverside.
Johnson's Trading Post (great chicken fried steak) and the Branding Iron out on 71 West close to 620.
Arkie's Grill, it's still open
The Pig Stand
Youngblood's Fried Chicken on South Lamar, I might have the name wrong, but boy was that good chicken and the rolls were to die for.
The original Shady Grove BBQ owned by Mr. Canter.
The Time Machine on Riverside.