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Jack Allen's Kitchen

#8 of 2,999 Restaurants in Austin
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7720 Highway 71 West, Austin, TX 78735
+1 512-852-8558
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff

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  • 294
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A rare gem

My wife and I met her sister for lunch at Jack Allen's Kitchen. I was really leaning towards a bbq joint down the road but was talked into trying JAK. I have to say that this was one of my best dining experiences in a long time. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Montyguitar
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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Special occasions
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I met her sister for lunch at Jack Allen's Kitchen. I was really leaning towards a bbq joint down the road but was talked into trying JAK. I have to say that this was one of my best dining experiences in a long time. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu. A manager stopped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love it here and if I still lived in Austin this would be a monthly treat for myself, but alas I live far away now and have to wait for quarterly visits. The brunch buffet is fabulous and the brunch drinks are reasonably priced and fairly potent. The food is prepared in house (they make their own bacon/sausage) and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We love coming to Jack Allen's for happy hour. The apps are all half off, and with two of those and a drink you can easily fill up on good food without breaking the bank. We love the tostadas and quesadillas and guacamole and catfish... it's all good! The only downside is the parking, so make sure to carpool!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was in town for work and met a group of local's at Jack Allen's. It was really busy but they had plenty of staff and service was very good. We only add appetizers but everything we tried was above average in taste. Of course they have great chips, salsa and guacamole. I can't wait to come back to town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Love coming to this restaurant while in Austin. Food is varied and upscale Texan fare. Service, drinks and location are great. Good for families, friends for happy hour and valet parking make this a great spot.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Jack Allens has perfected the farm to table concpet. This restaurant offers an eclectic menu with something for everyone's taste. Suitable for a couples evening. Drink menu offers a refreshing twists on standard drinks (a Hibiscus margaritas?) Worth the drive and one of my favorite local restaurants..

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food here is very good and the people here know it because it's almost always packed with no parking. However, they offer free valet to help you out with the limited parking. You can sit outside in covered patio or inside. Inside in the back is a great place to sit and stare out the wall sized window at... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I had the Mac n cheese on my first visit According to our server, they use fresh ingredients from local farmers markets and try to buy as much from local suppliers as they can. They even have seasonal menus that reflect that. I went to the Round Rock location last night and had the amazing chorizo stuffed pork tenderloin w.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is killing me softly. So good and sadly so close. My weight continues to climb and then I must eat little for several days. It is all good! You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Jack Allen's Kitchen never ceases to amaze me. Every meal we have had here is fantastic, the service is top notch with all the staff being friendly and attentive. I am a complete sucker for their Mac and Cheese but the Guacamole always reels me in too. Husband loves everything he has tried from the tacos to the last visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7720 Highway 71 West, Austin, TX 78735
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-852-8558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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