26.09.2017 / by Sarah
April 23, 2016
This gastronomically growing German town boasts a diverse culinary scene with a fair share of family-friendly options among its 80-plus restaurants. One meal at Tubby’s Ice House (tubbysfbg.com) made me wish I could transport this little gem back to Austin and eat here daily with my children. Tubby’s shares the same ownership and chef as Otto’s German Bistro next door. But as the more casual neighbor, Tubby’s has a covered outdoor patio studded with brightly painted tables and flanked by a fenced-in garden, playscape and bocce ball court. While kids are busy playing, there’s plenty for parents to swoon over, like its delicious Caribbean-inspired street food, extensive draft beer and wine selection, clean bathrooms and green philosophy. Or fuel the whole family with German fare at the Ausländer Restaurant and Biergarten (theauslander.com), where we sat in the casual outdoor biergarten of this Main Street staple sharing schnitzel, sausage links and sauerkraut with our boys while we watched our 1-year-old polish off two servings of spätzle. Nearby, the casual Hondo’s on Main (hondosonmain.com) serves hearty plates like doughnut burgers (juicy angus beef formed into a doughnut and grilled on open-flame mesquite) and Terlingua chili (all beef, no beans) in addition to a varied children’s menu, nightly live music and a full bar. And pop into the oldest brewpub in Texas, Fredericksburg Brewing Company (yourbrewery.com), to sample a flight of six beers brewed on-site in gleaming copper and stainless tanks while kids select a dish from the children’s menu.
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