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“Quaint, Great Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cypress Grill

Cypress Grill
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Ranked #262 of 3,560 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mopac Expressway
Description: Every now and then you find a place to eat that is truly special, where the food is great, the staff cares about you, a local funky joint with that true Austin neighborhood feel. Where you can bring the kids or or come out for date night with that special someone, catch some great live music or watch the game. It's a relaxing, casual atmosphere with seriously good food. Whether you're in the mood for something healthy, something naughty or you just want to fulfill your Louisiana cravings - we've got you covered - a Kid's Menu, a Full bar and Happy Hour 7 days a week! All of our food is made from scratch from our famous Crawfish Etouffée to our salad dressings to our sumptuous Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. We are a Zero Trans Fat establishment so even when you're eating bad, it's still good! We offer fresh fish, flown in daily, our chicken is raised with no hormones or antibiotics ("never-ever"), delicious loacally-grown, organic veggies, and if you come to our New Orleans brunch, you'll enjoy organic, locally-sourced eggs plucked from pasture-raised chickens!
Austin, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quaint, Great Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Wonderful cajun food in a quaint, friendly atmosphere. The staff really know the menu and specials..professional wait staff. We frequent the restaurant. Highly recommend!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Lisa C
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Austin, Texas
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79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cozy Cajun Catch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Best Cajun food I've had in a long time. The Gumbo was dark, rich, smokey and filled with sweet and peppery andouille sausage. We were on the way to heaven. Then came the crawfish etouffee. Wowie zowie! It came with fried crawfish that had a great cocktail sauce but the batter was a bit too thick for my taste. My wife loved it though. She had the barbeque shrimp in a delicious sauce. Her vegatable was perfectly grilled asparagus finished with "this chef understands salt"sea salt. Outstanding. Finally the desserts were worth leaving some of the main course (there was so much food!). I had the black raspberry cobbler topped with local vanilla ice cream and my wife had the chocolate (the definition of the word) brownie with the same ice cream. We will be back again and again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Blueshadow31
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Austin, Texas
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Unassuming surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A nondescript strip center restaurant packed a surprise taste wallop. Specials almost every night on food and drinks. Tuesday is shrimp night: boiled, grilled, po' boys. The po' boys are especially good because of the light and crusty bread that is imported from New Orleans. We also like the Greek salad with grilled salmon. The full portion is enough for two people. Menu items included non-seafood and non-Cajun dishes, although we haven't tried any because we love us some seafood.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank wgcash
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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Surprising find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had the spinach and artichoke dip to begin. The flavor was good, but you could tell there was a heavy amount of butter due to the oil on top. My wife had the pot roast since she isn't a Cajun lover. We didn't expect a Cajun restaurant to have good pot roast, but it was very moist, tender, and had great flavor. I had the crawfish etouffee on white rice. The dish had a healthy amount of crawfish in it thought it would have been nice if there were bigger chunks of meat. The sauce was a more balanced etouffee and I tend to like them a bit spicier. I also would have ordered it on dirty rice next time. Our waiter was friendly, fun, and was full of colorful descriptions of the dishes and recommendations. Overall a good place.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank brs0173
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“FABOULOUS!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

BEST Cajun food in town. Made it there last Tuesday for the crawfish boil. Fabulous eating. Almost as good cooking as my Papa's. They come real close. Had to go again on thurs with hubby. Had the catfish over dirty rice topped with crawfish ettoufee over it all. Heaven on a plate. I LOVE the food and the service. Wish I could go out more often. Will forever be a loyal customer. Bev

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Thank Beverly G
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