- February 20, 2014

Giveaway: $50 for Jack Allen’s Kitchen


This giveaway is now closed.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary and, true to form, we waited until the last minute to figure out how to celebrate. We are not so good with the planning ahead. Or with the decision making. So, the morning of our anniversary, I asked on the Free Fun in Austin Facebook page where we should go for dinner, and got 138 recommendations!  

Lucky for me, Jack Allen’s Kitchen was the clear winner, so the decision was easy.  Unlucky for me, apparently everybody in town already knows how great Jack Allen’s is, so there were no reservations available until 9 p.m. that evening.  We decided to take our chances and went anyway.  The wait was about an hour, but we had no kids with us, so it didn’t matter.

Turns out, you guys were right and it was worth the wait. Yum-O. That is my official review. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients, pimento cheese, chicken-fried anything, and peanut butter cheesecake. It was heavenly and our bill was only around $30. 

After daydreaming about that cheesecake for the next week, I contacted Jack Allen’s Kitchen to see if they would be willing to give away a $50 gift card, so one lucky Free Fun in Austin reader could experience a tasty evening out.  They said something along the lines of, “You bet, but please wait until after Valentine’s Day because we are fully booked!” No surprise there. It’s a popular place.

As a thank you for helping me in a pinch, I have compiled a list of the date night restaurants that were recommended by multiple readers. Have a look and maybe bookmark the page for some future night when you are lucky enough to have a babysitter lined up. Then, be sure to enter below for your chance to win a $50 gift card for Jack Allen’s Kitchen!  The winner can choose from the Round Rock or South Austin location.

Date Night Restaurants in Austin (and Beyond)


Jack Allen’s Kitchen – 2500 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock.

Fonda San Miguel – 2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin.
Eddie V’s – The Arboretum, 9400 B Arboretum Blvd, Austin.
Gloria’s – The Domain, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Austin.
Truluck’s – The Arboretum, 10225 Research Blvd, Suite 4000, Austin.
El Monumento – 205 W 2nd St, Georgetown.

Siena Ristorante Toscana  6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin.

Blue Corn Harvest Bar and Grill – 700 E Whitestone Blvd #204, Cedar Park.
The Melting Pot – 13343 Research Blvd, Austin.
Olive & June – 3411 Glenview Ave (at 35th Street), Austin.
Siena Ristorante Toscana – 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin.
Sushi Zushi – The Domain, 3221 Feathergrass Ct, Austin.
Fleming’s Steakhouse – The Domain, 11600 Century Oaks, Austin.


Fogo de Chão Churrascaria – 309 E 3rd St, Austin.

Eddie V’s – 301 E 5th St, Austin.
Wink – 1014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Truluck’s – 400 Colorado St, Austin.
Gloria’s – 6th & Lavaca, Austin.
III Forks – 111 Lavaca St, Austin.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – 114 W 7th St, Austin.
La Traviata – 314 Congress Avenue, Austin.
Bob’s Steak & Chop House – 301 Lavaca St, Austin.
Salty Sow – 1917 Manor Rd, Austin.
Justine’s Brasserie – 4710 E 5th St, Austin.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill – 303 Red River St, Austin.
Lambert’s BBQ – 401 W 2nd St, Austin.
La Condesa – 400 W 2nd St, Austin.
Fleming’s Steakhouse – 320 E 2nd St, Austin.
Bess Bistro – 500 W 6th St, Austin.


Jack Allen’s Kitchen – 7720 Highway 71 West, Austin.
Lenoir – 1807 S 1st St, Austin.
Sway – 1417 S 1st St, Austin.
Uchi – 801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar – 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin.
Barley Swine – 2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Olivia – 2043 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Vespaio – 1610 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Enter to win a $50 gift card for Jack Allen’s Kitchen by filling out the form below! One (1) winner will selected using random.org on Thursday, February 27, 2014 and notified by email. The winner must pick up their prize from either the South Austin or Round Rock location of Jack Allen’s Kitchen.  The prize will not be mailed. 

All images are courtesy of Jack Allen’s Kitchen.