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Old 09-28-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park
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What a huge disappointment. I thought DS would love the playground (he's almost 6); he played for about 15 minutes and said the play equipment was too hot. The food wasn't very good. My Dad ordered the turkey meatloaf and it was tasteless.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Whenever we visit Austin, we go to the Waterloo on Escarpment in SW Austin. My children (one of whom is close to your son's age) LOVE the playground - they'll stay there for hours if we let them.

I always order the veggie burger or the black bean tacos...both are excellent.

And the SW Austin location has Austin Scoops next to it...that's a big plus.

(I haven't been to the location you mentioned so I don't know how they compare).
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Waterloo is one of those local Austin places that is mediocre but inexplicably popular like Kerbey Lane, El Patio, etc.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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Wow, that's surprising. My kids love the Waterloo at 360/2222, and we really like the burgers. I like the Texas lemonade.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Waterloo is one of those local Austin places that is mediocre but inexplicably popular like Kerbey Lane, El Patio, etc.
You think Kerbey Lane is mediocre? I moved away from Austin 12 years ago and I still miss Kerbey Lane!
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The original Kerbey Lane (on Kerbey Lane) was, at one time, anything but mediocre. Haven't been in years so I don't know if that's changed.

The rest of them, eh.

Likewise, Waterloo Ice House on Lamar and 6th has some very decent food. The others, hit or miss.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Try Phil's Icehouse with the Amy's Ice Cream on Northland and Burnet. I like the food better and the kids love the playground.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Try Phil's Icehouse with the Amy's Ice Cream on Northland and Burnet. I like the food better and the kids love the playground.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Waterloo is not really a 'foodie' place, it is more of an atmosphere place. I end up going to the one SW quite a bit, and based on my experience there, I would recommend:
- Burgers. Nothing spectacular, but definitely good.
- Chicken Ranch Tacos (think that is the name). Very good.
- Breakfast. Can't really mess it up, I guess, but good biscuits, usually.

The majority of the menu is a little too heavy for me, unless I am in the mood. Our 2 yo loves the playscape, although we do have to watch the temp. of the slide (she is too young to check it out first ). The rest is wood and lots of cover, so the sun is not too bad. Again, at breakfast, the sun hasn't heated it up that much, so I am sure late afternoon or lunch would be much worse. We are so looking forward to some fall weather .

We have always pretty much had friendly, attentive service, and that (along with it being in walking distance) is why we go there on a regular basis. Oh, the margaritas are pretty darn good, too.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park
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We were there at 12:45; got seated outside at 1:30. It was a bit warm and the sun was shining on the play equipment. I think DS would have reacted differently if he had one of his buddies with him.

If we go back, it'll be early evening and I'll stick to the burgers! I had the barbecue chicken sandwich which was blah.

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Try Phil's Icehouse with the Amy's Ice Cream on Northland and Burnet.
We'll have to go there!!! Thanks for the recommendation. What's good at Phil's Icehouse?
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