There are lots of lunch spots, tons of tasty places for dinner, and countless friendly places for a casual date night or get-together with friends here in Austin. But there are few places that score on all three counts. The Flying Saucer in the Triangle is one of those few.
I discovered the Flyer Saucer when one of the Social Marketing groups I belong to had a lunch meeting there. The pub setting was cozy, and there were more beer taps than I had ever seen in one place, but I didn’t expect the menu to be much more than snacks and appetizers. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Their large menu includes generous burgers and sandwiches, plus soups, salads, and lots of share-able snacks. I’ve tried something new each time I visited. So far, I’ve sampled their HUGE hot pretzels (as good as anything in Philly!), the Garden Salad with Kalamata olives and Italian cheeses, and the Hippie Burger. All three were delicious! Daily lunch specials get customers in and out on tight work schedules — another plus.
The Flying Saucer is also a great place for a casual dinner or an evening with friends or a date. For those who enjoy a wide selection of beers, (we don’t drink, so please forgive my ignorance on this!), this pub is a great place to sample some of their 240+ varieties.
Trivia Nights are a great way to spend a low-key evening, or take your turn at the dart boards in true pub fashion. The restaurant and patio are family-friendly during the daytime and dinner time, and the full-service patio makes it a dog-friendly choice, too.