Austin >The Frisco Shop
New Location - service and food need much improvement. The Frisco was our favorite breakfast place for years. This was our first visit since the reopening and we were very dissappointed. Extremely slow service (took 10 full minutes to even get coffee and water and then we had to ask the hostess), they ran out of hashbrowns with a full hour of breakfast time left and the bisquits and pankakes were very overdone. The waitresses now have to take your payment which really slows things up as well. The waitress culdn't find the manager to make comments to so we opted for a review in lieu of face to face. We'd been there over an hour and really wanted to get out. We'll definitely wait another month before going back. Hopefully they'll have the kinks worked out by then. If this had been our first visit we wouldn't even think of coming back but it was such a great place before the move that we'll be back to try again.
Best Southern Food - historical landmark - and yummy. Highly recommend this restuarant. The food is terrific. It is also a history legend. The Nighthawk frozen dinners at stores was from this chain of restuarants' called Nighthawk. The special was the steak you see on the shelf in the store today. Nighthawk closed and Frisco's is the last one serving that southern comfort food. Go there with a friend, your wife, and eat good while saving money. I hope it never goes away. We need real authentic diners and this is it. Have never had their breakfast before at this place....The owner of Nighthawks cooked me up some biscuits homemade and they were fabulous - He is gone now, but his recipes live on.
David Lynch's Twin Peaks Cafe. Im not sure where to begin...I was mesmerized by the neon hawk outside. When I pulled up, the parking lot was full of Buicks, Caddies, Oldsmobile etc. When i walked in i could have been a canidate for someone 's grandchild. Nothing wrong with older people, we will all be there one day, right? This old sckool haunt is all about 1940 design and food. Ever wonder what people ate 50 years ago? Here is is. I just love that the staff .. missing teeth, wearing wigs and have gems on their nails., My favorite is the light fare chicken friend steak. If your on a budget, get some coffee and pie. Think Blue Velvet, Lost Highway and Wild at heart.
Food has gone downhill. I've been a loyal customer for over 40 years, but last night was the last straw. over 45 minutes to receive my order (and not many customers), the chopped steak was so over-cooked i couldn't eat it. all for $15.00. I heard they are not renewing the ground lease and and will be re-locating soon. Maybe thats why they are letting it go downhill.
Old School Charm, food done right!. Went for a friend's birthday. Tough to get seated as a big party but the staff was very friendly in seating us as two tables next to each other. Comfort food beyond compare. Had the Texan, chop't steak which was amazing, others has chicken fried chicken and steak and all were satisfied. I wish I had room for the chocolate icebox pie, next time for sure. I've heard breakfast is amazing too, got to get it before this place goes.
The last stronghold of the Night Hawk chain has been in business for more than 50 years..
The interior is well-worn and comfortable, inducing vinyl booths and Formica tabletops. A club breakfast will fuel you for the day with two eggs, bacon, hash browns and made-fresh biscuits. The popular Frisco Burger comes wrapped in white paper with cheese, relish, lettuce and Russian-style dressing on a toasted bun. Chicken fried steak has a delicate batter and a thick cream gravy. Much of the waitstaff here has been around for 10 or 20 years.
Best source for Traditional Austin Style. As any Austin native will attest, this is one of the few places that has kept its flavor and attitude despite the recent influx of non-differentiated corporate mess halls. The food is traditional Texan, the waitresses (they have always been female) are kind and helpful, and the ambiance is well suitede for small groups. I recommend the Chili-Chopt and a dinner salad served with blue cheese dressing. The meal is a chopped steak covered in Night Hawk chili and grated cheese and the salad is delicious. This place will certainly help you meet your weekly vitamin G quota.
Authentic Time Warp. Three really big standout qualities: 1. the service - humble, genuinely friendly, always attentive 2. you get this great nostalgic feeling, but not an overplayed nostalgic feel / kind of hard to explain - just go and experience it for yourself 3. the ice box pies are sooooo perfect - I truly wonder if Grandma could do it any better. I had the chocolate cream pie. The white fluff on top (is it meringue?) was perfect and tasted of vanilla. The choclate was rich. As far as the rest of the menu - I can only attest for the burgers - they are solid.
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