Best Eats 2016 AFBA City Guide – Round Rock – Pflugerville

With just over 112,000 residents, Round Rock has been touted as one of the fastest growing suburbs in the nation. It is quickly becoming a popular choice for Austinites craving a little bit of country life just 15 miles away from Downtown.  And many restaurants are following.  See our Best Eats 2016 AFBA City Guide Round Rock Pflugerville for a favorite near you.

best eats 2016 AFBA City Guide Round Rock Pflugerville

We’re seeing Austin favorites take up shop in this growing suburban area giving Round Rock and Pflugerville something special to talk about!


2016 AFBA City Guide Round Rock Pflugerville

Here are a few of my picks of the Best of Round Rock and Pfllugerville 2016.

Round Rock Eats

Favorites that I’ve already tried, reviewed and recommend.


Green House Craft –  (Cafes, Diners, American New)
Greenhouse Craft Food

  • 1400 E Old Settlers Blvd
    Ste 110
    Round Rock, TX 78664 
  • Menu

Greenhouse Craft Food is a casual farm to table restaurant nestled in the suburbs of Round Rock, TX serving up comfort food with big Texas flavors open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and now serving brunch every weekend 9-3 pm.


Hopdoddy -one of Austin’s beloved burger bars (now in Round Rock).


Hopdoddy - Round Rock TX

BurgersCocktail Bars

“Dine With Shayda Reviews Hopdoddy, one of Austin’s beloved burger bars. They focus on the freshest all-natural ingredients and feature local craft brews.”

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The dinner spread


Mighty Fine -classic Texas burger joint founded in Austin.

Mighty Fine Burgers

Mighty Fine Burgers


“Dine with Shayda reviews Mighty Fine Burgers Fries and Shakes -a local favorite founded in Austin offers a classic Texas burger plus not so secret menu.”

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Mighty Fine Burgers - Arbor Walk Austin

Rudy -classic Texas burger joint founded in Austin.

Rudy Country Store & BBQ

Rudys BBQ


“Dine with Shayda Reviews Rudys BBQ – Best BBQ in town. BBQ was added to their  menu in ’89 with signature 100% oak wood smoked meats and the rest is history.”

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Rudies Barbecue


Svantes -grass fed beef straight from the family ranch.


Svantes Ranch Direct

BurgersAmerican (New)

“Dine With Shayda reviews Svantes, a new restaurant in Round Rock.They provide good awesome grass fed beef burgers, sourced directly from their family ranch.

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Tarka Indian Kitchen -fresh, quick, delicious Indian food.

Tarka Indian Kitchen

Tarka Indian Kitchen

Indian, Gluten-free

“Dine With Shayda Reviews Tarka Indian Kitchen.  A fresh, quick and delicious food that you can dine in or pick up to go.The food speaks for itself at Tarka.

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Tarka Indian Kitchen

Torchys Tacos -slinging some of the best tacos in town.

Torchys Tacos

Torchys Taco

MexicanTex-MexBreakfast & Brunch

“Dine with Shayda reviews Torchys Tacos – Austin’s home for Damn Good Taco’s since 2006. Qwner Mike Rypka has been spreading taco love through great quality.”

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Torchys Taco Round Rock


Verdes Mexican Parilla

Verdes Mexican Parilla –  (Mexican)
Verdes Mexican Grill

  • 2200 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
    Round Rock, TX 78681
  • Menu

Verde’s Mexican Parrilla is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in a variety of grilled specialties infused with the spices of Mexico. They only use the freshest of ingredients, prepared daily and grilled to order.


You can’t go to Round Rock without trying one of these favorites. (Shayda, right a little here)

Round Rock Donuts -a very large Texas sized treat.

Round Rock Donuts

Round Rock Donuts

Donuts, Bakeries

“Dine With Shayda Reviews Round Rock Donuts – Known for their famous orange colored donuts.  They are delicious warm and worth the wait.

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Round Rock Donuts


Kawaii Ice -the snow is so soft and the syrup perfectly balanced.

Kawaii Ice

Kawaii Ice

  • 113 N Mays St
    Round Rock, TX 78664
  • $
Shaved Ice

  • 5 stars

“Dine with Shayda reviews Kawaii Ice – My absolute favorite shaved ice. Their snow is so soft and they pour sweet syrup with the perfect balance of flavors.”

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Kawaii Ice Dine with Shayda


My Round Rock Bucket List 

Jack Allens Kitchen –  (American (New)

  • 2500 Hoppe Trl
    Round Rock, TX 78681
  • Menu

Every night they locally sourced, seasonal specials as an addition to their menu, which are always fresh and delicious.

Hoodys Sub Shop –  (Sandwiches)
Hoodys Sub Shop

  • 1205 Round Rock Ave
    Round Rock, TX 78681
  • Menu

“2014” voted best sandwich shop by Austin A List. Whether you’re craving a hot sandwich fresh off the grill, or a refreshing cold sub to beat the heat, Hoody’s is the place where you’ll find only the finest Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, with fresh veggies prepared daily.

Scarlet Rabbit –  (American (New), Seafood)

  • Scarlet Rabbit410 W Main St
    Round Rock, TX 78664
  • Menu

THE SCARLET RABBIT is a whimsical Texas bistro serving creative, regionally-inspired cuisine. Helmed by co-executive chefs Rob Snow (Greenhouse Craft Food) and Rich Taylor (formerly of Quality Seafood), THE SCARLET RABBIT offers “an immersive trip down a culinary rabbit hole” and an adventurous experience unlike anything Central Texas has enjoyed to date.

Other Rock Rock Restaurant Recommendations:

Juarez Restaurant and Bakery – 1701 S Mays, Round Rock, TX 78664 – (Bakeries, Tex-Mex)

Miso – 2400 S I-35, Round Rock, TX 7868 – (Japanese, Korean, Sushi Bars)

Pho Dan – 2711 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681 – (Vietnamese, Ethnic)

The Blind Squirrel – 1105 S Mays, Round Rock, TX  78664 – (Sandwiches)


Pflugerville Eats

Pflugerville is closely tied to Round Rock being direct neighbors and therefore sharing similar dinner guests. I know this because I lived in Pflugerville for 3 years and would find myself bopping between the Round Rock and Pflugerville when looking for new food adventures.



Kasian Fusion 

Kasian Fusion  – (Asian Fusion)Asian Fusion

Lunch specials Monday to Friday from 11-3pm includes soup of the day, an egg roll and 2 cream cheese puffs plus favorites like Vermicelli Noodle, Padthai, Thai Curry and Fried Rice.  For dessert, milk balls, casava cake or fried ice cream.

Mr. Pfranks -a good ol’ hotdog, just the way you want it. 

Mr. Pfranks –  (Hot Dogs)

The concept is about simplicity and quality for our customer.  MrPfranks’ aim is to provide a great quality product, as easy as possible, The way YOU want it.

Thundercloud Subs -great sandwich in a casual environment.

Thundercloud Subs

Thundercloud Subs


“Dine with Shayda reviews Thundercloud Subs – founded in 1979 with more than 29 different locations. Great hot and cold sandwiches in a casual environment.”

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Dine with Shayda at Thundercloud


Pecan Street Station Deli & Grill

Pecan Street Station Deli & Grill – (Deli)

  • Pecan Street Station Deli & Grill1005 W. Pecan St

    Pflugerville, TX 78613
  • Menu

Whether you dine in, drive through, or call in your order for pick up, Pecan Street Station’s courteous staff prepares your orders as they are received. Their salad bar offers a wide selection of fresh and tasty vegetables, toppings and dressings. Spacious dining room and outside patio.  Featured in Community Impact.


Taste of Ethiopia

Taste of Ethiopia – (Ethiopian, African, Vegan)

  • Taste of Ethiopia1100 Grand Ave Pkwy

    Ste 100
    Pflugerville, TX 78613
  • Menu

Taste of Ethhiopa believes that they have a responsibility to the people of the Austin community to serve meals made with love and real ingredients, not grease and pre-packaged preservatives. Not a single dish leaves the kitchen without owner Woinee Mariam own seal of approval.


Bribery Bakery -modern, chic and delicious bakery.

Bribery Bakery

Bribery Bakery Mueller

  • 2013 W Wells Branch Pkwy
    Ste 109
    Austin, TX 78728

    Wells Branch

  • Menu
  • $$

Coffee & Tea, Bakeries

“Dine with Shayda Reviews Bribery Bakery – It’s a perfect place to pop in for a box of pastries, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a cupcake with a friend.”

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Bribery Bakery Austin Texas

*Okay the address says “Austin” but it is right across the highway from Pflugerville.


La Patisserie by Oven Fresh Delights

La Patisserie – (Bakeries, French)

  • La Patisserie2604 W Pecan St

    Ste C
    Pflugerville, TX 78660
  • Menu

At La Patisserie enjoy a little taste of France right here in Pflugerville. They offer delicious croissants, hand-crafted, authentic French pastries, cakes, savory tarts, crepes, quiches, soup & salad, breakfast, lunch and more.

Other Pflugerville Restaurants to Try:

El Maquey – 1700 Grand Ave Pkwy Ste 180, Pflugerville, TX 78660 (Tex Mex)

Mama Jacks Burgers –  800 Pecan St. W, Pflugerville, TX 78613
More Info (Burgers, Breakfast Tacos)

Ka-Prow Bistro – 1200 W Howard Ln, Austin, TX 78753


Close Enough Honorable Mentions

*Okay the address says “Austin” but it is right across the highway from Pflugerville.

Curry in a Hurry  –  (Indian, Vegetarian)Curry in a Hurry

Experience an Authentic, Healthy, Gourmet, Vegetarian Meal in Austin.  They have remodeled and expanded into a full dining restaurant.  Please visit us and experience the best Indian food in town.

Santorini Cafe  – FaceBook  (Greek, Wine Bar)Santorini Cafe

  • 11800 N Lamar Blvd
    Austin, TX 78753

    Gracy Woods

  • Order Online

Good food, gyros and happy hour.

You’ll be seeing me at some of these really soon.  And when you go, make sure to tell them Dine With Shayda sent you.  Then share with me your favorites @dinewithshayda

Until next time, eat on my friends!

— Shayda Torabi


Best Eats 2016 AFBA City Guide Round Rock – Pflugerville