Neighborhood Eats: Austin Grill
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008

Austin Grill - Silver Spring
Address: 919 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Phone: 240-247-8969
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Tex-Mex, South American, Mexican, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 1 AM, Friday 11:30 AM to 2 AM, Saturday 10 AM to 2 AM, and Sunday 10 AM to Midnight.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Longhorn nachos; East Austin nachos; chili con queso; chicken wings; fajitas with shrimp or steak; pork carnitas; tacos al carbon; Cadillac margarita.
Price Details: Starters, $3.99 to $11.50; main courses, $7.50 to $18.99.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Everything’s bigger in Texas, so supersize portions reign at this rowdy chain. The bars might be packed with margarita drinkers, but the colorful dining rooms—and the shredded-cheese-laden fare—are as kid-friendly as it gets; little ones even eat free on Tuesday nights off a special menu.

What to get: Chili con queso punched up with dark beer; dry-rubbed chicken wings; generously topped Longhorn nachos; fajitas with shrimp or skirt steak; the Cadillac Margarita, a smooth version of the house cocktail.

-March, 2008 

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