Chefs are kicking up the creativity with their big and bold flavors at these hot spots across the Lone Star State, from an Austin beer garden serving up the best of the wurst to sizzling fajitas topped with garlic butter at a Houston Tex-Mex joint.
Forget the free pretzels and peanuts, these joints have upped the Happy Hour ante with outrageous, tummy-tantalizing appetizers, from a Bloody Mary topped with spaghetti and meatballs to lamb chop fondue and chicken wing confit.
From seriously saucy barbecue sandwiches to nachos on a pizza and the perfect burger for Dirty Dancing, these restaurants serve up some of the best dishes in America's heartland.
From monster sushi rolls and a five-layer pizza cake to Texas-sized cinnamon rolls and a towering pancake sundae, these dining hot spots are bursting at the seams with titanic treats.
From crispy, juicy fried chicken and hearty chili cheese fries to zesty taco burgers and deep-fried hot dogs, diners are pulling up for a taste of Americana and a sidecar of nostalgia at these drive-ins across the country.