Comfort Suites I-35 North
609 Chisholm Trail
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-2700
Fax: (512) 244-2246
The Blind Squirrel is a local eatery and restaurant specializing in one thing, and one thing only- sandwiches. These gourmet treats are a result of creativity, quality ingredients and a passion for food. With a nice selection of unusual combinations, The Blind Squirrel is an extremely popular lunch spot in the neighborhood. Each sandwich is freshly prepared with bread baked in-house and the choicest ingredients, like the house-smoked duck meat. You can travel around the world in a mouthful with dishes like the Tsunami Wrap, Venus D'Milo and the Quacker, combining elements from world cuisine. Kids will enjoy their special menu as well and the eatery is a good place to check out if you're craving a good sandwich.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for an indulgent dessert. Gift Cards are available which make a great gift idea for the seafood lover.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature bread sticks and one-of-a-kind menu makes them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie conscious Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu, cakes, custards, and ice creams.
Buffets usually are hit-or-miss; most of the time, the food gets stale in the warmers on the serving tables. However, the lunch buffet of Chola in the south side of Round Rock, is a step above the rest: most of the dishes are rice concoctions (such as biryani) and spiced stews (such as curry). Chola stays true to the Hindu roots of India by burning votive incense near the restaurant's entryway, as well as by offering a palate-cleansing mixture of anise seeds (some candy-coated, some not) after the meal. Those new to Indian cuisine can ease into this type of cooking by sampling the chicken tikka masala, tandoori fish, and naan (Indian flatbread). Chase everything down with sweet and sour lassi.
There are three Salt Lick locations in the Austin area and one north of Texas. Customers at the two stand-alone locations are allowed to go into the kitchen and view the pit where the brisket, sausage, pork ribs, turkey, and chicken are cooked. Can't decide which meat to enjoy? No worries! Combination plates and "add-ons" are at the ready. Customers please take note, the Driftwood location only accepts cash, the Round Rock location has a lunch menu, and at the two independent stores guests are required to limit their dining experience to 1 and 1/2 hours, so others can enjoy some of the most famous BBQ in the region.
For Austinites, the drive to Pflugerville is worth it to dine at Taste of Ethiopia. Family-run, the restaurant serves lovingly cooked Ethiopian specialties, pleasing both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Like most Ethiopian restaurants, meals are served family-style at Taste of Ethiopia. Stews are ladled onto a thin round of injera, or Ethiopian sourdough flatbread, on a platter placed in the center of the table along with rolled up injera. Diners pick up morsels of stew with the bread. Delicately spiced, stews range from mild to spicy and include beef, chicken and lentils, along with lots of vegetables. To try a wide selection, opt for a sampler platter or try the lunch buffet, 11a-2p on weekdays.
Inka Chicken is a locally loved, straightforward Peruvian restaurant offering mouth watering rotisserie chicken and sides. After the spice rubbed chickens take their turn in the rotisserie, you can choose from several combo meals, family platters, or just a whole rotisserie chicken a la carte.
Tucked away in a shopping center, Bombay Express is not your typical strip-mall fare. With a menu of tasty bites from North and South India, Bombay Express offers a spicy respite from the burgers and fries. South Indian specialties include the aloo paratha, a homemade bread stuffed with seasoned potatoes, while North Indian choices include a variety of dosas, big-as-your-head fresh crepes made from rice and stuffed with spices and fillings. Bombay Express is also one of the few restaurants in Austin to offer chaat, or Indian street snacks. Choose from samosas, fried dumplings and several types of puri, crisp bread with veggies and sauce. Can't make up your mind? On weekends, the thali provides a mind-boggling amount of small dishes for a steal.
This restaurant offers cuisine that is influenced more by interior Mexico than the locally common Tex-Mex food. The dining space is casual, with a pleasant atmosphere and includes a small outdoor patio area. A good number of appetizers are served, including fully loaded nachos. Reasonably priced specialties include Mole Poblano, chicken simmered in a rich mole sauce and Tamales Veracruzanos, your choice of chicken, beef, pork, raisin, or pineapple tamales wrapped in banana leaves. You will also find burritos and a range of enchilada plates. Breakfast plates and breakfast tacos are served mornings. A full bar is available with daily happy hour.
A chain of restaurants, Texas Land & Cattle specializes in serving traditional Texan cuisine. This particular outlet located at North US Highway 183 has a nice and cozy ambiance, which seems perfect for a casual dinner with family or friends. The food served is simply delicious, with dishes like grilled salmon fillet, smoked sirloin cheesesteak and Spicy White Queso being the stand-outs. A good range of drinks are also served to accompany the wide menu on offer. All this and more, is offered with a smiling service, at a fairly moderate prices.
BB Rover's Cafe & Pub is a wonderful place to be at, anytime. It's not just because of the timings, but also the atmosphere that is ever so friendly and relaxed. With a fine decor, this place possesses comfy seats and fairly big tables. Now the menu has a lot on it to choose from. With lip-smacking appetizers, soup of the day and lunch specials are served too. Half-pound burgers and refreshing beverages, if you're up only for a small meal. Besides that, one can choose from almost 300 beers and ales. This bar also has a dog-friendly patio. Another USP is the wireless internet available, for free. Live music to set the mood, at this bar.