And when we went, the youngest patrons were taking full advantage it while their parents relaxed at nearby tables. But the charm of Freddie’s Place doesn’t stop with the small fry.
Pets are welcome to dine with their people in the spacious outdoor area, and big bowls of water are provided for the canines as soon as diner’s are seated. The backyard picnic feel of the space, complete with purple picnic tables and strings of big colorful lights made me feel at home and comfortable as soon as we arrived. And the witty sayings on signs and waitstaff shirts (one read “Freddie’s: Home of good-looking beer and ice-cold waitresses”) make it fun to look around. Live music adds the final Austin touch to the place. There’s even an open mic night on Wednesdays, in case you’re feeling like showing off your own talent.
And then there’s the food. Did I forget to mention the food? Frito Pie with layers of beefy chili, cheese, jalapenos and more. Hand-cut fries. And a veggie burger made in Freddie’s kitchen from hummus. (It was delicious!) The menu is as casual and comforting as the setting — no fancy fixings or complex dishes. Freddie’s keeps it simple — and from the crowd enjoying dinner on the night we went, simple is just right.